Antigua And Barbuda Re-Elected To Head Regional Telecoms Body
29 SEPTEMBER 2020 (Loop Cayman News) Antigua and Barbuda was re-elected to the position of President of the General Conference of Ministers of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) for a further two-year term. The country is represented by Melford Nicholas, Minister for Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Information Technology.
Trinidad and Tobago, represented by Senator Allyson West, Minister of Public Administration and Digital Transformation, was elected Vice-President.
These appointments took place as the General Conference of Ministers, the highest decision-making body of the CTU, held its 23rd meeting via online videoconferencing as part of the activities of ICT week 2020 which ran from September 21 to 23.
In his acceptance speech, Minister Nicholas thanked members for the re-election of Antigua and Barbuda and spoke of the urgent need for the region to collaborate to accelerate digital transformation in the region. He stated, “Owing to the opportunity that COVID-19 has presented, the region recognises that digital transformation is no longer a luxury but a necessity.”
Minister Nicholas took the opportunity to welcome Trinidad and Tobago as Vice-President.