In an era where digital connectivity and technology play a paramount role in shaping the world’s future, the Caribbean Youth Internet Governance Forum (CYIGF) has
On August 3-11, 2023, a delegation of officials from the Ministry of Digital Transformation (MDT), inclusive of Senator the Honourable Hassel Bacchus, Minister of Digital Transformation who joined the delegation on August 6th, undertook a strategic visit to India with the purpose of advancing bilateral cooperation in the areas of Digital Transformation and Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
The Ministry of Digital Transformation wishes to thank its AccessTT staff, partners, and ICT campers who contributed to making this year’s ICT Vacation Camp a success. Over 220 persons, inclusive of pre-teenagers, teenagers, and senior citizens completed the camp at the Guayaguayare, Penal, Belmont, Marac, Carenage, Cumana, Lisas Gardens, and Todd’s Road ICT Access Centres.
Monday 21st August 2023 marked the official opening of the ICT Access Centre for the St. Anns, Hololo, Cascade community. This newest Centre forms part of an ongoing partnership between the Ministry of Sport and Community Development and the Ministry of Digital Transformation. The Cascade ICT Access Centre, which is located inside the Community Centre, is the 15th ICT Access Centre to open in an ICT-underserved area in Trinidad.
Close to 80 preteens in various communities in Trinidad benefitted from a digital empowerment ICT Vacation Camp at ICT Access Centres during August 7-11, 2023! The camps, hosted by the Ministry of Digital Transformation in partnership with RSC (Restore a Sense of I Can) and NIHERST, took place in Carenage, Guayaguayare, Penal, Lisas Gardens, Cumana, Marac, Todd’s Road, and Belmont.
We’re thrilled to share some exciting news with you that underscores our commitment to fostering innovation and growth within our vibrant community.
Our commitment to continuous growth and innovation knows no bounds! As we celebrate surpassing 400 members in the D’Hub community, we’re more determined than ever to keep pushing the boundaries of digital excellence in Trinidad and Tobago.
Today marks the anniversary of the Ministry of Digital Transformation and we want to take this moment to highlight some of the steps that we
On June 20th, 2023, Developers were invited to attend both in-person and virtually to discuss the updates on the Developers’ Hub. Developers engaged in fruitful discussions as well as Q&A sessions with Minister Hassel Bacchus, the D’Hub Project Team and our Lithuanian consultants.
The Ministry of Digital Transformation is thrilled to announce the launch of the Developers’ Hub Initiative, also known as D’Hub, which took place on Tuesday, June 20th, 2023.
On Tuesday, June 13th 2023, the Minister of Digital Transformation, Senator the Honourable Hassel Bacchus, delivered greetings to the Senate in honour of Labour Day which will be celebrated on Monday June 19th 2023 in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Ministry of Digital Transformation had an incredible time at the Youth Tech Initiative on Friday, May 26, 2023. The ground-breaking event organized by the Office of the Prime Minister’s Gender and Child Affairs division aimed to empower T&T’s youth to practice online safety and foster more inclusive digital spaces.
The Staff of the Ministry of Digital Transformation was thrilled to participate in the Diego Martin North Secondary School 2023 Career Day on Monday 12th June 2023. At the event, T&T’s youth listened keenly as Ministry representatives highlighted the ever-expanding career possibilities in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
Diego Martin is the latest community to benefit from a state-of-the-art ICT Access Centre. The Centre is part of an ongoing partnership between the Ministry of Digital Transformation and the Ministry of Sport and Community Development to provide ICT-underserved communities with access to the internet, desktop computers, laptops and printing facilities
On February 14th, 2023, Her Excellency Candace Bond Mckeever, US Ambassador to T&T, paid a courtesy call to the Minister of Digital Transformation, Senator the Honourable Hassel Bacchus! Today marked their first meeting in which they discussed potential areas of mutual interest between our two nations!
Over 100 real estate agents benefitted from a Property and Real Estate Services Division (PRESD) Portal workshop hosted by the Ministry of Public Administration
Pensioners now have the opportunity to submit their completed Life and Residential Declaration form via ttconnect.
The Ministry of Public Administration launched their Property & Real Estate Services Division (PRESD) online portal that allows property owners and real estate agents to register properties for government ministries, divisions & agencies to select for rental, lease or purchase.
The Housing Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (HDC) has become the first officially recognised government corporation to provide customers with cashless payment options for both the banked and unbanked, under an initiative instituted by the Trinidad & Tobago International Financial Centre (TTIFC).
MIC Institute of Technology (MIC-IT) since, for the first time in the history of President’s Awards for Innovation and Service Excellence [Pr.A.I.S.E], one company has emerged the winner for both the People’s Choice and the Service Excellence Award.
The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services continues to advance towards fulfilment of the Government’s drive for further digitalization and utilization of e-Government services.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
ALTA is partnering with the Ministry of Digital Transformation to bring its online instruction to more communities across Trinidad and Tobago.
Digital Transformation Minister: $281m an investment to turn Trinidad and Tobago into a digital society
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…