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The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (The Commission) was established under the Telecommunications Act of 2000 to oversee the development of the telecommunications sector in Saint Lucia. It comprises not less than three (3) and not more than five (5) Commissioners, who are appointed by the Minister responsible for Telecommunications.

 
 
 
The Minister Responsible for Telecommunications
 
Hon. Guy Joseph
Minister
Mnistry of Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal,
Transport & Civil Aviation
7th Floor Conway Business Center
Waterfront 
Castries 
St. Lucia

 

THE COMMISSIONERS

The Commission has been appointed by the Minister, as required by Section 8(2) of the Telecommunications Act of 2000. Currently there are three (3) Commissioners.

Mr. Gerry George (Acting Chairman)
Mr. Jason Edgar
Mr. Alvin Malaykhan
 

THE SECRETARIAT
 

The office of the Commission is located in the Rajana Group of Companies Building at Bois D'Orange, Gros-Islet.

The mailing address is as follows:

P.O. Box GM 690

Castries Saint Lucia (West Indies)
 
 

 

 

The Secretariat consists of the following staff members:

 

Mrs. Shana Willie-Matoorah- Director/Secretary

Ms. Sandra Jones- Universal Service Fund Adminstrator

Ms. Natoya Cassius- Universal Service Fund Administrative Assistant
 
Mr. Alden St. Clair- Senior Technical Officer
 
Mr. Shaun M. W. Julien - Technical Officer
 
Mr. Bronte Bess - Technical Assistant
 
Ms. Joanita Alexander- Administrative Assistant
 
Mrs Wilma Burton-Samuel- Office/ Information Clerk
 
Ms. Julina Henry-Office Assistant/Attendant

 
Main Email Address:
 
FUNCTIONS OF THE COMMISSION



(a) Advise the Minister on the formulation of national policy on telecommunications matters with a view to ensuring the efficient, economic and harmonised development of the telecommunications, broadcasting services and radio communications of St. Lucia;

(b) Ensure compliance with the Government’s international obligations on telecommunications;

(c) Be responsible for technical regulation and the setting of technical standards of telecommunications and ensure the compatibility with international standards;

(d) Plan, supervise, regulate and manage the use of the radio frequency spectrum in conjunction with ECTEL, including the assignment and registration of radio frequency to be used by all stations operating in St. Lucia or on any ship, aircraft, vessel, or other floating or airborne contrivance or spacecraft registered in St. Lucia;

(e) Regulate prices for telecommunications services;

(f) Advise the Minister on all matters related to tariffs for telecommunications services;

(g) Collect all fees prescribed and any other tariffs levied under this Act or Regulations;

(h) Receive and review applications for licences and advise the Minister accordingly;

(i) Monitor and ensure that licensees comply with the conditions attached to their licenses;

(j) Review proposed interconnection agreements by telecommunications providers and recommend to the Minister whether or not he should approve such agreements;

(k) Investigate and resolve any dispute relating to interconnections or sharing of infrastructure between telecommunications providers;

(l) Investigate and resolve complaints related to harmful interference;

(m) Monitor anti-competitive practices in the telecommunications sector and advise the national body responsible for the regulation of anti-competitive practices accordingly;

(n) Maintain a register of licensees and frequency authorization holders;

(o) Provide the Minister with such information as he may require from time to time;

(p) Undertake in conjunction with other institutions and entities where practicable, training, manpower planning, seminars and conferences in the areas of national and regional importance in telecommunications;

(q) Report to and advise the Minister on the legal, technical, financial, economic aspects of telecommunications, and the social impact of telecommunications;

(r) Manage the universal service fund;

(s) Perform such other functions as prescribed.

 
 

POWERS OF THE COMMISSION

s13 – (1) The Commission shall have the power to do all things necessary or convenient to be done for or in connection with the performance of its functions.

         (2) Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), the Commission has the power to –

 

(a) acquire information relevant to performance of its functions including whether or not a person is in breach of a licence, frequency authorisation or this Act;

(b) require payment of fees;

(c) initiate legal proceedings against a licensee or authorised frequency holder for the purposes of compliance;

(d) hold public hearings pertaining to its functions;

(e) sit as a tribunal;

(f) do anything incidental to its powers

 

 

 

 
Mission Statement of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission
 
To oversee the liberalisation and continued growth of the telecommunications sector in Saint Lucia, by relying on law and policy to provide the public with clear and transparent processes, timely redress and well-reasoned judgments.
 
 
Vision Statement of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission
 
To be a premier regulator that ensures optimal standards through effective regulation
 
 
 

 

NEWS & EVENTS
July 2017