NIA Makes Strides in Information and Communications Technology

Minister of Telecommunications and Information the Hon. Hensley Daniel

NEVIS (September 11, 2010) — The Nevis Island Administration [NIA] has been focused on building an information, communication and technological environment for the youth.

So said Minister with responsibility for Telecommunications and Information Technology in the NIA, the Honourable Hensley Daniel, at Tuesday’s youth forum on Information and Communications Technology [ICT]. The forum, held at the Nevis Cooperative Credit Union Conference Room in Charlestown formed part of the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority’s [ECTEL] tenth anniversary celebrations.

Minister Daniel, in his address, said that his administration recognized the need to be part of an ICT approach to development and [he] seized the opportunity to mention some of the NIA’s initiatives, including building a culture of reading, in that regard.

“In building this culture of reading, we have recently completed a series of programmes under a project called “Reading Starts With Us” where we got the parents of the preschool children to read with their preschoolers. That way, we are nurturing a culture of reading and if at age three and four and five they can read then you can throw them the computer,” Daniel said.

The forum encouraged young persons to make use of information and communications technology for their personal development.

Following the May 4th 2000 signing of the regulatory treaty, ECTEL has been regulating the telecommunications sector in the member states of Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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