Belize’s new online business registry gets international recognition
Belize’s Online Business Registry System (OBRS) has received international accolades. ) During the 8th edition of the World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS), the OBRS was selected as a prize-winning champion in the category of E-Business- ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life. The annual awards are organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and its 193 Member States and yesterday were held at the Geneva International Congress Center in Geneva, Switzerland. A release from the Press Office says that OBRS was created with the vision to digitally transform business registration thereby enhancing the accessibility of business registration services, modernizing business registration products, improving data integrity, and raising the awareness of the value of business creation to the economy. OBRS which is based on NRD Companies’ Unified Registry Platform URP© is the first digital registry service of its kind in Belize and was one of 900 submitted projects of which 360 were nominated for online voting following a comprehensive review by a panel of experts. More than 1.5 million votes were then cast and OBRS was among the top contenders voted in its category. and communication technologies (ICTs) to advance sustainable development.