Here's a snapshot from the Guayaguayare Access Centre, where members of the community are learning how to use computers, applications, the internet and more. The ongoing workshop is being held in collaboration with AccessTT, Stork, the Guayaguayare Village Council and members of Business and Technology Development Centre Ltd.
“This Centre is not a young people thing, it is there for everyone”. Minister of Digital Transformation, Senator the Honourable Hassel Bacchus, speaking at the official opening ceremony of the thirteenth ICT Access Centre, located inside the Belle Vue/Dibe/Dundonald Hill Community Centre, said to all in attendance to “make use of the Centre, it is there for you!”.
On Thursday October 13, 2022, some of the new AccessTT staff hires got an opportunity to see the management of an ICT centre first-hand, with a visit to the Todd’s Road and Marac Access Centres.
Senator the Honourable Hassel Bacchus outlined the ICT Policy for Trinidad and Tobago in Bucharest Romania, where the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference is currently taking place from 26 September - 14 October, 2022.
Maitagual, Maraval, and Tacarigua are the three latest communities to benefit from state-of-the-art ICT Access Centres, which have been formally opened in September 2022.
MP for Arima and Minister of Planning and Development, the Honourable Pennelope Beckles, Minister of Digital Transformation, Senator the Honourable Hassel Bacchus, and His Worship Cagney Casimire, Mayor of Arima, met today to discuss the progress of the Connected Arima initiative.
The ICT Summer Camp facilitated by the Carenage Access Centre of the Ministry of Digital Transformation was a resounding success.
On Friday August 19, 2022, the Ministry of Digital Transformation, in collaboration with the Youth Training and Employment Partnership Programme (YTEPP), launched a functional Digital Literacy Programme.
Four (4) Technical Working Groups (TWGs) comprising skilled nationals and members of our diaspora met on Wednesday 27th July, 2022, to officially begin the preparatory work towards our new National Digital Transformation Strategy for the period 2023 – 2026.
His Excellency Dong-il Oh, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, paid a courtesy call to the Minister of Digital Transformation, Senator the Honourable Hassel Bacchus, on Friday July 22, 2022.
The Ministry of Digital Transformation has opened its eighth ICT Access Centre at Lisas Gardens, Couva on Tuesday June 28, 2022. The Centre, with a fully furnished and Training Room, is located inside the newly-built Lisas Gardens Community Centre, which was officially opened on Tuesday by the Minister of Sport and Community Development, the Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe, alongside the Minister of Digital Transformation, Senator the Honourable Hassel Bacchus.
The Ministry of Digital Transformation opened its seventh ICT Access Centre in Belmont, North Trinidad. The centre is located inside the newly re-constructed Belmont Community Centre, which was officially re-opened on Friday May 27, 2022.
The Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) received an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), from the Ministry of Digital Transformation and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), at a ceremony on Friday 13 May, 2022.
Business Guardian, May 5, 2022. Since T&T launched an exclusive Ministry for Digital Transformation, arming it with $280 million (US$41 million) in October 2021, what has it achieved? The Business Guardian reached out to Minister Hassel Bacchus who said his ministry has been engaged in different types of activities including continuing to advance on Government's commitment to provide universal access to broadband as a "public good".
The Minister of Digital Transformation and members of the National ICT Division benefitted from three days of insightful training at the Emerging Technologies and Next Generation Networks Training Program held in Miami on Florida April 25 – April 27.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a new country strategy with Trinidad and Tobago for 2021-2025. It said the strategy aims to help the country implement its digital transformation agenda to achieve more sustainable and inclusive growth, which is the first pillar of its medium and long-term post-pandemic development plan.
There is a project that could see the town of Arima being turned into a smart city with the use of 5G technology, urban renewal and improved opportunity for burgesses of the borough.
To build a Digital T&T, it takes many hands and many partners. On Thursday 17 March, 2022, at a ceremony at the Auditorium, Government Campus Plaza, leading global ICT company, Huawei Technologies, donated twenty-two (22) Ideahub devices to the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GoRTT) for use in the Public Service of Trinidad and Tobago.
"All elements of the Digital Transformation agenda for TT are part of Connected Arima." Minister of Digital Transformation, Senator the Honourable Hassel Bacchus, in his remarks at the Connected Arima event held on Wednesday 9 March, 2022, at the Arima Community Centre, outlined how the Connected Arima initiative will provide the community with end-to-end digital solutions across a wide range of sectors.
A full delegation from the European Union in Port of Spain (EU-POS), including Mr. Brian Glynn, Managing Director of the Americas, European External Action Service (EEAS) met with the Minister of Digital Transformation, furthering ties between the government of Trinidad and Tobago and the European Union.
On Wednesday February 9, 2022 we were happy to be part of the launch and demo of the FarmVue app.
The Prime Minister is urging top public servants to embrace technology to improve people's lives, the public service, and the economy. He was addressing a Public Sector Leadership for Digital Transformation workshop at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Port of Spain, on Monday.
Sen. the Hon. Hassel Bacchus, Minister of Digital Transformation met with His Excellency Fernando Nogales Álvarez, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain to Trinidad and Tobago on January 28, 2022.
Royards Publishing Company, the education-book publisher, last Friday launched a new digital platform Digital Canopi that aims to promote and market Caribbean educational and literary content globally.
In a country where several businesses still do not allow for LINX transactions, Finance Minister Colm Imbert raised a few eyebrows recently when he gave a target for Trinidad and Tobago to become a cashless society.
His Excellency Peter Cavendish, Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union to Trinidad and Tobago, met with Sen. the Hon. Hassel Bacchus, Minister of Digital Transformation on Wednesday 1 December 2021.
ALTA is partnering with the Ministry of Digital Transformation to bring its online instruction to more communities across Trinidad and Tobago.
The Government is seeking to treble the number of community information and communications technology (ICT) centres by the end of 2022 as part of its efforts to transform society and the economy into a digital one, says Wayne Nakhid, deputy chief digital officer at the Ministry of Digital Transformation.
Ms Randi Davis, Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme, Trinidad and Tobago (UNDP TT) met with Senator the Hon. Hassel Bacchus, Minister of Digital Transformation on November 12, 2021.
The $200 million-plus allocation to the Ministry of Digital Transformation would be used to make Trinidad and Tobago globally competitive and increase its gross domestic product (GDP), line minister Hassel Bacchus has assured.