ICT Week Quiz Winners Awarded
The Ministry of Communications, Works and LabourÂ presented gifts to winners of the radio quizzes, which were held during Information andÂ Communication Technology (ICT) Week 2017.
The ten winners awarded were: Kaymar Martin, Shary Barzey, Liana Green, ShaneshaÂ Weekes, ShawnÃ© Williams, Inez Thompson, Dekel Hamilton, Deidre Allen, DeneltaÂ Weekes and Easton Edwards.
The Ministry held a brief prize giving ceremony today to recognise the winners and to thankÂ them for participating in the quiz competitions, which were conducted to raise awarenessÂ about the use and importance of ICTâ€™s.
In his remarks to the winners, the Honourable Acting Minister of Communications, Works,Â and Labour, Gregory Willock highlighted the level of work that has gone into theÂ development of the ICT strategy, and the Ministryâ€™s ongoing efforts to ensure that allÂ individuals throughout the community are aware of the importance of ICTs. He noted thatÂ the winners represented various age categories, which he said meant that â€œeveryone isÂ getting involved and are working together to develop Montserrat through information andÂ communication technology.â€
He further stated that there is a lot more work to be done on the infrastructure side of ICTÂ development, which will also lead to greater public involvement. Mr. Willock said, â€œThereÂ will be greater need for you to be involved, not just to receive prizes but also to utiliseÂ ICTâ€™s.â€
The prizes presented to the winners included smart watches, Amazon fire tablets, AcerÂ tablets, a Sony digital media player, Vertex Stereo headphones and $50 gift vouchers.Â These prizes were sponsored by private businesses, such as, MNI Networks, TheÂ Stationery Office (TSO), Infotech Systems and Services, Rovika Inc and InVision Ltd.
The ICT Week of Activities was held from November 19 to 24, under the theme, â€˜Green,Â Connected and Thriving-Automation and Cyber Security.