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IDB partners with T&T to aid Digital Transformation

MINISTER of Planning and Development Pennelope Beckles has signed a US$90 million conditional credit line for investment projects with the board of governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and IDB Invest in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Empowering Futures! 

Recently, Mrs. Cynthia Reddock-Downes, CEO of the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT), made a significant move by signing bursary agreements with four organizations.

MDT Minister Meets with India’s Tech Leaders

In an enlightening meeting on January 22nd, Senator the Honourable Minister Hassel Bacchus, accompanied by a skilled delegation, engaged with the Senior Director & Centre Head, Naveen Kumar Jain and the vibrant team at the Centre for the Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), a Scientific Society of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India.

P.r.A.I.S.E Awards

Exciting News! The Ministry of Digital Transformation’s Developers’ Hub (D’Hub) project was not only been selected as a finalist but subsequently won the Interamerican Development Bank’s President’s Awards for Innovation and Service Excellence (Pr.A.I.S.E) in the Public Sector!

Caribbean Youth Internet Governance Forum

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

Minister Bacchus’ Leads Technical Mission on Strategic Visit to India

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).

Thank you to our ICT Campers!

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.

15th ICT Access Centre opens in Cascade

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.

Preteens enjoy Augmented Reality at ICT Vacation Camp

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.

MDT turns TWO!

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

Developer Discussions

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.

Minister Bacchus’ Labour Day Greetings

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.

Empowering Youth to Use the Digital World Safely

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.

Students Learn about ICT Careers!

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).

ICT Access Centre opens in Diego Martin

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

Courtesy Call from the US Ambassador to T&T

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!

Real Estate Agents Welcome PRESD Portal

Over 100 real estate agents benefitted from a Property and Real Estate Services Division (PRESD) Portal workshop hosted by the Ministry of Public Administration

Ministry of Public Administration Launches Online Real Estate Platform

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.

HDC is the First Government Organization to go Cashless

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).

A Digital Future for Belle Vue

“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!”.

MP; Mayor of Arima and MDT excited to create a #ConnectedArima

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.

More Digital Literacy Training to Come

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.

New ICT Access Centre opens in Lisas Gardens, Couva

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.

New ICT Access Centre opens in Belmont

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.

Bacchus: T&T closer to Digital Transformation

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”.

Connecting Arima: Towards a smart city

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.

Ideahubs to help Advance Collaboration

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.

Connected Arima to Connect all Aspects of Digital Agenda

“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.

EU Delegation meets with MDT

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.

Book publisher pivots to e-books

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

The Digital Transformation Plan

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

Bringing ICT in Focus with ALTA Online

ALTA is partnering with the Ministry of Digital Transformation to bring its online instruction to more communities across Trinidad and Tobago.

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