Antigua to modernize its civil registry system


HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that Antigua and Barbuda has deployed HID® Integrale™ for CRVS to modernize the country’s civil registry system.


The solution helps the country embark on a digital transformation by enabling the secure registration and reporting of life events of residents and visitors, and offers a single, true source of verifiable identity information.


The Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB), the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Information Technology (MIBTIT), the Office of the Attorney General, the Ministry of Legal Affairs, Public Safety and Labour, and local integrator Antigua Computer Technology (ACT) partnered with HID Global to deliver a complete civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) solution for all life events, such as births and marriages.


The solution integrates data from legacy systems, links identities among families for stronger authentication, and features a web portal that triggers procedures for in-person follow-up when additional registration data is needed.


The solution was also configured to enable 26 stakeholder organizations, such as the High Court, church councils, and Banking Association, to securely verify identities for a host of use-case applications.


“This solution will make it easier for our many public and private sector stakeholders to conduct varied and numerous transactions, from approving mortgages to creating legal certificate documents,” said Hon. Melford Nicholas, Minister of Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunications & Information Technology at the Government of Antigua and Barbuda. “Its successful deployment is a positive step in securing our citizen’s identities and a critical precursor to transforming us to a digital society.”


HID Integrale for CRVS also provides Antigua and Barbuda with a solid and secure identity foundation that offers benefits beyond accurate citizen identity data.


The solution can be leveraged to generate reports and vital statistics that will enable participation in programs and assistance provided by the United Nations and other international organizations.


“Antigua and Barbuda’s transformative civil registry deployment is a significant first step in its journey to become a digital society,” said Craig Sandness, Senior Vice President and Head of Secure Issuance and Citizen ID Solutions, HID Global. “Government officials and stakeholders are now strongly positioned to meet future identity challenges and expand their innovative civil registry ecosystem with our HID Integrale for CRVS solution.”



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  1. So, if I understand this, every person’s identifiable data will be available on a central information system (cloud?) that all manner of organizations & businesses (banks are a business) can pay to access?
    What security is built-in?
    Data is power…and can be misused and misappropriated.
    Personal Data usually requires the individuals consent to be ‘held/stored’ and individuals are protected under GDPR & similar International data security protocols. To which global standard will this government system & it’s use, be compliant?
    When will individuals be approached to review the data held on them and to give adjustment or approval?
    Are there plans to include health histories, financial histories in addition to the stated ‘family interconnections’?

  2. Globalisation will lead to the establishment of a global identification system that will give citizens a social credit score based on a model similar to the one in China. Not only will our data be used to determine this score, but it will also incorporate artificial intelligence to determine low risk to high risk individuals in an attempt to reduce or even prevent crime. the problem is that most of our freedoms will be taken away as a result. George Orwell’s 1984 is in full effect. Although this is disguised as something we will make Antigua’s economy more productive, i can’t help but speculate that there is a more nefarious plan being implemented.

  3. Ex-Antiguan Olympian pleads not guilty to molesting boys at camp
    Former Olympian and longtime track coach Conrad Mainwaring is arraigned Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at the Berkshire County Superior Court in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
    A former Olympian and longtime track coach has pleaded not guilty and been ordered held on US$200,000 bail on charges that he sexually molested boys while working at a sports camp in western Massachusetts in the 1970s.

    Conrad Mainwaring, who was a hurdler for Antigua and Barbuda in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, was arraigned Tuesday in Berkshire Superior Court on nine counts of indecent assault and battery on a child over 14 and three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, according to a statement from the office of District Attorney Andrea Harrington.

    Mainwaring, a 69-year-old Los Angeles resident and United Kingdom national, molested campers from 1975 to 1979 while working as a counselor at Camp Greylock in Becket, prosecutors alleged.

    Harrington believes there are “many other victims” and asked them to contact law enforcement.
    A grand jury returned the indictments January 27, and Mainwaring was arrested last month on a fugitive warrant as he left a Los Angeles County courthouse after a plea in a separate case from 2019.
    Massachusetts authorities started investigating after an ESPN report in 2019 in which more than 50 men alleged they were abused by Mainwaring, some of them at Camp Greylock.

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