Transforming To Serve You Better

 Citizens of St. Vincent and the Grenadines can expect to hear more about the Caribbean Digital Transformation Project (CARDTP), as it gets ready to swing into full implementation.

The project which is ongoing in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since 2020 seeks to bring this country’s public sector into the digital age by transforming the way government services are delivered to the people of this country. It is designed to integrate modern technology across all government sectors and services, enhancing efficiency, transparency, and engagement between the public and private sectors, and local and regional communities.

Key objectives include:

  • The digitization and streamlining of government operations to improve transparency and effectiveness.
  • Improve public access to government services through digitization.
  • 24/7 online access to government services.
  • National digital skills development.
  • Online infrastructural development.

The benefits that Vincentians will see under the CARDTP include among other things the implementation of a new trade system referred to as VSWIFT (Vincy Single Window for Trade Facilitation) which would allow traders to go to a single electronic window to complete and upload documents, a new Tax Management and Information System and a Single Window for Land & Property Transactions, among others.

The launch of CARDTP takes place on Tuesday May 14th at the Methodist Church Hall beginning at 9:00 a.m. It will coincide with St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ hosting of the World Bank Supervisory Mission on the CARDTP which will take place from May 13th to 17th, 2024. The Mission will bring together representatives from the World Bank and CARDTP Project Implementation Units in Dominica, Grenada and Saint Lucia as well as the Regional PIU's at the OECS Commission.

Prime Minister Dr. The Hon. Ralph Gonsalves will deliver the feature address at the project launch while an address will also come from the Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Information Technology, Hon. Camillo Gonsalves. Other remarks will come from the Director General of Finance and Planning and Project Director, Edmond Jackson, Project Coordinator, Winston George and a representative from the consultancy firm Ernst & Young.

The Caribbean Digital Transformation Project, CARDTP, is expected to be completed in June 2026.