St. John’s, Antigua, 20th August, 2010 –Thursday, 19th August, 2010, marked the official launch of the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunications, Science & Technology’s annual ICTFEST entitled ICTFEST Reloaded. The 6th annual FEST will be held on Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 from 9:00am to 9:00pm at the Multipurpose Cultural & Exhibition Center, Perry Bay, St. John’s.

The Antigua & Barbuda ICTFEST is the largest event of its kind both locally and regionally and has been tagged the premier technology festival in the OECS. Moreover, this year’s FEST promises to be a success as it attracts audiences young and old with an interest in Information Communication Technologies (ICTs).

Highlights of the FEST will include interactive exhibitions, interactive seminars, competitions, and the cyber café. ICTFEST 2010 Committee Member, Asha Christian, says,” In addition to the traditional, but ever popular Computer Assembly Race, we will be bringing back the DMS Speed Typing Competition and introducing a Graphic Design competition and an Amateur Photography competition.” “The Graphic Design and Amateur Photography competitions bring something new to the table this year. They bring to the fore the fusion between Information Technology, imagination, innovation and the visual arts. The Ministry is committed to empowering members of the general public through IT, and these competitions allow them to showcase their talents through IT.”

Businesses that utilize ICTs are encouraged to exhibit during the FEST as many have reported receiving important and valuable feedback from visitors as well as necessary exposure. Registration is open and potential exhibitors and sponsors are asked to contact any member of the ICTFEST organizing committee at (268) 468-4610 or to discuss how they can become involved in ICTFEST 2010.

Registration forms for the competitions, exhibitors and sponsors will be made available on the Government’s website,, and all are encouraged to participate and show support for ICTFEST 2010 – ICT Solutions for Antigua and Barbuda’s Development.