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ernment and the business sector and also by the absence of proper legal and regulatory frameworks regarding ICT goods and services. Our educa- tion system produces graduates with science and technology skills, but there is insufficient research centres and systems in place for graduates to con- tinue working within the sector and keep up with the rapid advances in technology. Our challenge is amplified by the rapid advances in technology as Trinidad and Tobago is continuous ‘playing catch-up’ to the new and changing technologies which are increasingly driving international trade and development, and ultimately making it more difficult to be globally competitive. MANAGING A DIVERSE SOCIETY Another significant challenge is how we manage a country that is so diverse in terms of class, religion, culture and ethnicity with regional dimensions. In this multi-ethnic society, development policy and other actions can have political and social conse- quences beyond those intended by the policy for- mulators. This leads to the perception of intended bias and allegations of unfairness, as everyone may not have access to opportunities and can have their issues and challenges addressed. Therefore, many citizens may feel that they do not have a stake in the country’s resources and its future. Resolving this challenge involves amongst other things, develop- ing mechanisms that allocate resources based on clearly accepted specified criteria and actions that allow political differences to be moderated by over- riding national purposes. These National Challenges, which are depicted in Figure 2.3 below, provide the basis on which our development plan and strategies are shaped towards significantly improving the quality of life for all citizens by 2030. The main strategies for developing Trinidad and Tobago are presented in Chapter 5. IN ORDER FOR for Trinidad and Tobago to advance and achieve the goals of Vision 2030, fundamen- tal transformation in our Values, Attitudes and P H O T O C O U R T E S Y T H E M I N I S T R Y O F P L A N N I N G A N D D E V E L O P M E N T P H O T O : K E E G A N C A L L E N D E R
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FIGURE 2.3 SUMMARY OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO’S MAIN CHALLENGES 37-38 V I S I O N 2 0 3 0 N AT I O N A L D E V E L O P M E N T S T R AT E GY 2 0 1 6 - 2 0 3 0 Reviewing Performance and Looking to the Future
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P H O T O : K E E G A N C A L L E N D E R , C H R I S T E L M O H A M M E D O V E R V I E W Introduction National Vision Statement Understanding the Vision Development Themes to 2030 Guiding Principles National Development Goals and the Sustainable Development Goals C H A P T E R 3 Envisioning the Future
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The new Vision 2030 Statement builds upon what was previously voiced and also reflects current issues which have gained traction.
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