The new Minister of Industry, Innovation, Science and Technology, Davidson Ishmael, has announced that the government will soon launch the technologically advanced National Trident identification cards in Barbados. On Monday, February 21, 2022, the ministry for Industry and Innovation has declared that the new cards will be rolled out in the upcoming months.
As per the information, a new digital card will be replacing two existing cards such as laminated identification and drivers’ licence, and all the citizens of Barbados will have the new identity card for their respective recognition or something else.
Further, the digital cards would consist of the fingerprints of their respective citizens, and the medical information will also be embedded in the digital cards.
While emphasising the significance of the new digital card, the Minister of Industry and innovation cited that the new step would be the most incredible and important move for the development of the country and their citizen. The country would move for the way in which digitisation is a part of our life, and it will also boost the innovation sector of the country.
He further marked that the government would launch the new trident card in the first quarter of 2022, and he further claimed that the project would be a great initiative in the way of the advanced technology and extremely advanced stage of its development.
He also cited that he is confident that without any obstacles, the Barbados administration will be able to launch this inspiring new Trident ID card in the coming months in Barbados, and citizens could get the benefits from it.
This announcement jas been made during the time when debate on the Road Traffic Amendment Bill, 2022 was going on in Parliament on Monday.
He further outlined that most of the technical work has been completed by the technical team, and the step has met all the security standards at the international level. “I could ensure this step is started to boost the security guarantees to the country as through this we will be connected with every citizen of Barbados”, Innovation Ministry.