BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – A Government delegation from the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago are currently in the Federation on what is being described as a “fact finding mission”.
The four-member delegation, which arrived in St. Kitts yesterday afternoon (Jun. 22), will undertake several meetings with government and private sector agencies to be able to see what models it can take away from the Federation and replicate in the oil-producing nation.
According to Abdon Mason, Personal Assistant to the Minister of National Security in Trinidad and Tobago, the delegation is in St. Kitts and Nevis to hold discussions with OPEN Interactive to see what best could be done to foster a working relationship between his Government and the local private entity.
“One of the reasons why I am here is to get a bit more up to date information on OPEN Interactive on what they offer and see how best it can benefit both the organization and Trinidad and Tobago.
“Once everything is presented and we are able to view with an open mind and see what aspect can work in Trinidad and Tobago, we would see what can and cannot work in Trinidad and Tobago. But we need to see the presentations! As it stands, I am tremendously encouraged.”
Mason told SKNVibes that based on the discussions, they would be better able to understand what could be taken away and used to develop Trinidad and Tobago and also what may not be best suited for the island.
OPEN Interactive is a full-service government support agency with core service in marketing, technology and media. This private sector entity has recently developed the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis E-Government portal.
That portal links all Government’s business and information of the Federation to a centralized location online, which were previously spread across various departments.
Since their arrival, the visitors have been touring a number of locations on St. Kitts. They are scheduled to visit some of the historical sites on both islands as well as attending several functions and events.
“So far, I am enjoying the journey. I am feeling the warmness and I am encouraged by what I have seen thus far,” Mason disclosed to SKNVibes.