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Connect-World’s Digest – 12th March 2012

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Connect-World’s Digest
12th March 2012
Editorial Manager’s Eye, By Anthony Weaver, Editorial Manager Connect-World publications

Welcome to the Connect-World Digest, which provides a summary of the news items that have caught my eye as Editorial Manager recently.

For more information on the news items, please visit our press releases webpage detailed below.



Phillip Paulwell, Minister for Mining, Energy & ICT, Jamaica on your recent re-appointment. Due to the recent success of the People’s National Party – PNP, in the country’s national elections held December 2011, the Minister who held portfolio responsibility for Telecommunications between 1998-2007 was reappointed as Minster for Science, Technology, Energy and Mining – STEM. In a recent interview with David Nunes, Publisher for Connect-World, the Minister proudly confirmed the improvement in Jamaica’s e-Readiness – the ability to use ICT to develop ones economy, from 80th to 44th in EIU Digital Economy Rankings 2010 –

This improvement Minister Paulwell highlighted, was important because of ICTs role as an Economic enabler for job creation. The Minister, a previous editorial contributor to Connect-World, explained that he was determined to capitalise and reinforce Jamaica’s favourable image as a regional hub for ICT expansion by International organisations. He described his vision to modernise, strengthen and update the regulatory framework with the forthcoming appointment of an ICT Czar. He concluded, that the continued development of the ICT infrastructure Islandwide was essential as it will accelerate the delivery of eGovernment services.

Jamaica Minister for ICT, Phillip Paulwell (front right) with Julian Robinson, State Minister
Jamaica Minister for ICT, Phillip Paulwell (front right) with Julian Robinson, State Minister.

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Anthony Weaver
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United Kingdom
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