Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin recently visited the Dutch city of Eindhoven and the country of Estonia to research and observe how e-Government processes can improve services delivered by government to the St. Maarten public.
The strategic objective to improve public services is one of the key priorities of the current governing coalition’s Governing Programme 2018-2022 “Building a sustainable St. Maarten.” Key points addressed included how residents can speedily access online government services through the digitising of manual processes now offered at physical locations.
Presentations also highlighted how a shift to online services can significantly reduce long lines and how residents and visitors can make use of smart phones to securely access government services online. To achieve these goals, the Estonia visit was “significant,” as public services there are known as the world’s forerunner in e-Government online services for the past 18 years.
In photo: Olufemi Badejo and Michael Dijkhoffz of the Information and Communication Technology Department, Romeo-Marlin, Marlin’s cabinet staffer Ernest Sams, Karli Suvisild of e-Showroom and Michael van Wier of Inspir8ion.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/81963-e-government