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E-government in Caribbean States: From Rhetoric to Reality

E-government in Caribbean States: From Rhetoric to Reality
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Author(s): Stewart Bishop (University of the West Indies, Barbados)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 2
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch385
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378


Caribbean States have undertaken E-Government initiatives to streamline administrative processes and to improve customer service. Meanwhile there has predictably been much hype surrounding such moves with lofty promises being made about the “leveling of the playing field”. As with current E-Commerce efforts in this region there has not been the ready acceptance and support that might have been expected. This contribution focuses on the E-Government initiatives made by Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados, perhaps the most developed of the English speaking Caribbean States and represents the initial phase of a larger project aimed at determining the Caribbean reality with respect to E-Government.

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