July 29, 2022 | By Colin O. Jarrett |
A newly elected Caribbean Community CARICOM leader is emphasizing education and ICT and intends to champion those causes to ensure the next generation is equipped to drive the development of the Region.
Prime Minister of Grenada Dickon Mitchell takes his place in CARICOM as the lead Head with responsibility for Science and Technology as he addressed the opening ceremony of his first CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting in Suriname early July.
The 43 year-old Prime Minister said the use of technology and how the youthful population of the Region is educated are important pivots for the Region.
He says an education policy that drives ICTs is a major factor in the Region’s march towards development and insists that a knowledge-based society will help to solve some of the challenges of the integration movement.