By the end of the year, Antigua and Barbuda will be the first country to implement the Caribbean Community (Caricom) online company registration system across members of the Caribbean Single Market Economy (CSME), the government announced on its website.
According to legal affairs minister Joanne Massiah, the new platform will make it easier for people and companies within the region to set up business in the country.
The application will enable registered companies to access information on enterprises and other legal entities exercising the right of establishment in the CSME. The project will also provide a web interface to allow public access to the online system.
The project is expected to contribute to the building of a secure IT infrastructure in member CSME states and in the community, and to enable companies to network throughout the region, said Caricom general secretary Irwin LaRocque.