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Holness moving in the right direction with technology

Published:Friday | November 29, 2019 | 12:15 AM


Prime Minister Andrew Holness has certainly taken a keen interest in science and information technology. His recent revelation that he plans to develop schools centred on STEM, coupled with his recent working visit to the technology capital, China, is indicative of this.

It’s so refreshing to see our prime minister acknowledging and hoping to advance the connection between technology and development. With the ever-evolving pace of technology, I’m pleased that our Government is taking heed.

His recent visit to Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen, China, was an even more pleasing sign. As global leaders in information and communications technology (ICT), the company’s strong links with Jamaica’s Government could spell positive change. The company not only has technology that could improve our country’s efficiency, crime mitigation and security, but it has also contributed to the development of our youth through their global outreach initiative, Seeds for the Future.

I hope in the near future, the PM and his government will be able to apply some of the technologies he observed in a way that will benefit Jamaica greatly, supporting the growth and development of the ICT industry, our future ICT leaders and certainly the wider Jamaica.


Pembroke Hall