Nevis observes ICT Week

Embert Charles, Managing Director of the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL), was the feature speaker at the Delta Awards Dinner and Ceremony last Saturday, in Nevis.

Mr. Charles spoke on the topic “Telecommunications, a Regional Perspective – Establishing the Framework for Positive Social and Economic Development.”

The Delta Awards Dinner and Ceremony is part of a series of activities held to observe ICT Week, hosted by the Nevis Island Administration’s Information Technology Department.

This is the IT Department’s first Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Week. It was held under the theme “An Introduction to ICT for Positive Social and Economic Development,” from Feb. 12 -18.

During the week, several events geared toward increasing knowledge and heightening awareness of ICT were held, with the aim to connect ICT solutions providers with solution seekers; promote the growth and development of the local ICT sector; raise awareness about critical ICT issues such as cyber-security, cyber-bullying and artificial intelligence and; generate interest in ICT as a career for young people.

While in St. Kitts and Nevis, Mr. Charles will also meet with the Minister responsible for Telecommunications, Vincent Byron, as well as the NTRC, and will finalize plans for a road show on the new EC Bill.

The Nevis Island Administration’s ICT Week culminated on Saturday, Feb. 18 with the Delta Awards Dinner and Ceremony.