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Barbados among leaders in ICT

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Barbados among leaders in ICT

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Barbados is leading the rest of the region when it comes to information and communications technology (ICT) development for the period 2012 to 2013.
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) released the latest figures which showed Barbados ranked at No. 3 in the Americas and 29th globally out of 157 countries assessed for the period. Barbados was ranked 36th globally for the period 2011 to 2012.
In the Americas region, the United States is ranked No.1, Canada No. 2, Antigua and Barbuda No. 5, St Vincent and the Grenadines No. 10 and Trinidad and Tobago No. 11, rounding off the top six countries in that region.
Sharing in the presentation of the 2013 Measuring the Information Society findings yesterday at United Nations House, Sylvester Cadette, ITU programme officer for the Caribbean, said the ranking was “significant” for the region at this time as it made progress in its overall development. (MM)