Barbados pushing to get digital ID cards rolled out

The Barbados’ Government signed an agreement with Productive Business Solutions (PBS) Barbados last September, signalling the start of the Barbados Digital ID and National ID Card Replacement Project. PBS is the supplier of software, ID cards, printers, and professional services for this project. The digital identity system will facilitate the secure transfer of information for internet banking, e-commerce and e-communications, user authentication in online transactions, and electronic signing of documents.

This month, Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced that her administration would be fast tracking the introduction of the multipurpose national identification cards. However, she did not give a timeline for the rollout of the project.