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Prime Minister Hon Allen Chastanet with President Kersti Kaljulaid

PM Chastanet held e-Governance talks with Estonia President

[Press Release] Digital interactions between governments and citizens formed part of the discussion when Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet met with President of the Republic of Estonia, Her Excellency Kersti Kaljulaid, on Tuesday May 29th 2018.

Estonia has long been a digital Global leader and is seen as a prototype country when it comes to implementing successful e-Government.

The Honourable Prime Minister, who is currently in Estonia for the Tallinn e-Governance Conference 2018, was able to share with the President some of the challenges that Small Island Developing States such as Saint Lucia face, as well as some of the ways in which these hurdles can be overcome.

The Prime Minister was especially interested in Estonia’s transformation into becoming a leader in e-Government and in implementing digital Governance.

In his Budget presentation this year, Prime Minister Chastanet spoke about improving efficiency in Government and transitioning Saint Lucia to an e-society with the goal of transforming the way that government provides services to Saint Lucians.

“The expansion of the e-Government platform will result in time and cost benefits both to government and the average citizen, as well as business and investors,” stated the Prime Minister.

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