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CKLN Legal Status, Council & Board of Directors


It is headquartered in St. George's, Grenada, West Indies.


The governing CKLN COUNCIL comprises the CARICOM Ministers of Education
The CKLN BOARD OF DIRECTORS comprises the following individuals as government nominated representatives of emerging national research and education networks (NRENs) and of other institutions (See below).



Professor McDonald was formally inducted as the 13th Principal of University of the West Indies, Mona campus, in 2013.

While Vice-Principal at Mona, he also served as head of the Department of Surgery, and Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences.

Prof. McDonald is the head of the Task Force for the Jamaica Research and Education Network, JREN

 Ms. Britton is the Deputy Programme Manager, ICT for Development (ICT4D) at the CARICOM Secretariat, Guyana

With over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology field, Ms. Britton has been responsible for Integrated Information Systems at the CARICOM Secretariat with responsibility for CARICOM ICT Strategy. Her responsibilities inlcude:
  • ·       Regional Policy formulation and oversight of implementation, technical assistance – related to ICT4D and the Information Society;
  • ·       Initiating programmes for strengthened coordination and interaction among Member States and associated members,   Regional and International Agencies with respect to ICT/ Information Society;
Ms. Britton is the representative of the Secretary General of CARICOM the on the CKLN Board.
Chairman of the National Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Grenada 2000 to present.
Member of the Advisory Board of the Climate Technology Center and Network of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 2012 to present.

Dr. Spencer is the Board’s representative of the host country, Grenada.

Head of the Education Development Management Unit of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) where he has primary responsibility for managing the planning, implementing and monitoring of regional education reform initiatives in the sub-region. 

Mr. Albertin heads the Task Force for the OECS Research and Education Network and represents the Director General of the OECS


Secretary General for The Bahamas National Commission for UNESCO at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. 
Prior to UNESCO, Dr. Higgs was Director of Higher Education and Lifelong Learning, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in The Bahamas and was also President of The College of The Bahamas. 

Director of the Higher Education Development Unit (HEDU) within the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation in Barbados.
He has responsibility for shared technology services and developmental advocacy across the Government tertiary institutions. He was formerly Assistant Registrar for Student Affairs with the Barbados Community College. 
Dr. Rowe heads the Task Force of the Barbados Research and Education Network, B@rNET.

Dr. Morton-Anthony is Permanent Secretary in the Federal Government of St. Kitts and Nevis and President of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College.
She also served as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Housing, Agriculture, Fisheries and Cooperatives.
She is currently Chair of the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation (SIDF), and is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Institute for Higher Education in Latin America & the Caribbean (IESALC) 

Managing Director of the ICT Department of the Anton de Kom University of Suriname (AdeKUS) since 1999. 
He is a member of the e-Government Committee of Suriname and of the National Accreditation Council of Suriname, and has served as a member of the Caribbean University Project for Integrated Distance Education (CUPIDE, 2005-2008) and the Caribbean Regional ICT Steering Committee (CRISC, 2006-2009).

Mr. Teixeira heads the Task Force for the Suriname Research and Education Network, SURREN.

Updated March 2015