12. Investigate options available on a global basis that could be used in Curaçao to protect the health of our citizens.
Develop a do-it-yourself plan to build houses.
Maintain accessibility for the elderly and physically challenged.
Pursue the possibility of Curaçao becoming a center for sea technology and education.
Improve the governments service quality as they enforce infrastructure laws.
VII. Information & Communication Technology
Curaçao will have globally competitive Information and Communication Technology that is accessible and safe for every citizen, business, government and non-profit organization.
Ensure that information and communication technology (ICT) is accessible at low cost to one and all for sound economic development, training and education, including all schools and neighborhoods.
Create clean and safe ICT infrastructure for Curaçao to be an ICT and logistics hub connecting North America, Central and South America and Europe.
Provide training and education to ensure that our citizens can quickly enter this high productivity area and promote ICT use by all sectors.
Privatize and deregulate our telecommunications system as soon as possible to lower cost, provide large bandwidth and high speed access. The deregulation plan will ensure low cost service; allow open access to competing local and long distance service providers; protect consumers;define timing; set minimum standards while leaving the private sector abundant room for creativity; and ensure 24 hour highly reliable service.
Recognize the accelerating speed of the global ICT transformation and the absolute requirement for Curaçao to move quickly. We must already begin to think how we should conduct our business, when bandwidth in most of the developed world becomes virtually free.
Increase awareness of the importance of ICT for commercial activities with regard to small and middle sized business.
Diligently implement and monitor the success of this strategic masterplan; maintain active advisory groups who establish direction and policy; research and study emerging technologies such as: imaging, multimedia, desktop video, electronic commerce and trade, mobile computing, wireless technologies and Inter-Intranet.
Promote the use of the ICT system for call centers and other technology users by the “one stop” investment and job creation center.
Create new laws that encourages prosecution of hackers and fraudulent users of the ICT system to the fullest extent.
Create a core of local and qualified ICT professionals capable of building momentum for the development of ICT.
Strive to ensure that ICT does not result in a deterioration of our norms and values.