Barbados number one in ICT in Caribbean

(Barbados nation) –  Barbados is ranked No 1 in the Caribbean when it comes to information and communication technology (ICT) development for 2012 to 2013.

The country is ranked 29th out of 157 globally, and No 3 in the Americas.

Presenting the findings yesterday at United Nations House, Cleveland Thomas, International Telecommunica-tion Union representative for the Caribbean, said Barbados was moving in the right direction. He said, however, there was still room for improvement. Barbados was ranked 36th for the 2011 to 2012 measurement period.

The system looks at a number of areas including use, access and penetration of broadband, wireless, and other forms of ICT technologies.

For the 2012 to 2013 period, other countries with good ranking in the Americas were United States, No 1; Canada, No 2; Antigua and Barbuda, No 5 and Trinidad and Tobago No 11. The three countries at the bottom of the standings for the Americas region were the Dominican Republic in 94th position, Guyana 105th and Cuba 111th.

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