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National ICT strategic action plan of Jamaica to be unveiled soon

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The national Information and Communication Technology (ICT) strategic action plan of Jamaica, which has been under rigorous revision over the past year, is to be unveiled within the next three weeks as stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Technology, Energy and Commerce, Kern Spencer.

This plan seeks to use ICT to enhance Jamaica's social and economic development. It is geared at ensuring that the country continues to benefit from emerging technologies over the five year period, 2007-2012, and beyond. The team of ICT specialists is led by Dr. Hopeton Dunn, Director of the Telecommunications Policy and Management at the Mona School of Business and Dr. Evan Duggan, Professor of Management Information Systems at the Mona School of Businesswho. The team is currently updating the plan. The project is co-ordinated by the Central Information Technology Office (CITO), of the Ministry of Industry, Technology, Energy and Commerce. It is expected that when the plan is completed, all sectors in the country will have participated fully in its development. The stakeholders and members of the public are being invited to contribute written recommendations on the ICT plan. These may be delivered to CITO at the Ministry, or to the Telecommunications Policy and Management Programme at the Mona School of Business.

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