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Telecommunications Act

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SAINT LUCIA
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No. 27 of 2000
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
PART I
PRELIMINARY

Sections
1. Short title
2. Commencement
3. Principal object of Act
4. Interpretation
5. Act to bind State
6. Non-application of Act
7. Powers of Minister

PART II
THE NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATORY COMMISSION,
ITS FUNCTIONS AND POWERS
8. Establishment of Commission
9. Qualifications and tenure of commissioners
10. Resignation of commissioners
11. Termination of office
12. Functions of Commission
13. Powers of Commission
14. Records
15. Commission to provide guidelines
16. Commission to investigate complaints
17. Dispute between licensees
18. Dispute resolution
19. Hearing of matter by Commission
20. Appearance
21. Powers of Commission when sitting as a tribunal
22. Awards
23. Review by Commission
24. Directions by the Minister
25. Meetings of Commission
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26. Remuneration of commissioners
27. Staff of Commission
28. Annual Report

PART III
LICENSING OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROVIDERS
29. Prohibition on engaging in services without a licence
30. Procedure for grant of individual licence
31. Content of individual licence
32. Grant of individual licence
33. Procedure for grant of a class licence
34. Content of class licence
35. Grant of special licence
36. Grant of frequency authorisation
37. Content of frequency authorisation
38. Amendment of Second Schedule
39. Licence and authorisation fee
40. Modification of licences and authorisations
41. Suspension and revocation of licences and authorisation
42. Surrender of licences and authorisations

PART IV
UNIVERSAL SERVICE, INTERCONNECTION, INFRASTRUCTURE SHARING, NUMBERING
43. Provision of universal service
44. Universal Service Fund
45. Purpose of Fund
46. Interconnection and infrastructure sharing
47. Interconnection agreements
48. Cost of interconnection
49. Infrastructure sharing
50. Access to tower sites and underground facilities
51. Private networks
52. Numbering
53. Domain name registration

PART V
COMPLIANCE AND MANAGEMENT
54. Appointment of inspectors
55. Right of entry
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56. Search and seizure
57. Inspection
58. Parties eligible to seek orders for forfeiture or injunctive relief

PART VI
OFFENCES
59. Connection of terminal equipment
60. Reduction of electrical interference
61. Unlawful interception
62. Secrecy of personal information
63. Malicious damage to apparatus
64. Unlawful interception and disclosure of personal information
65. Obstruction of investigation
66. Refusal
67. Giving false information
68. Failure to attend to give evidence to Commission

PART VII
MISCELLANEOUS
69. Stoppage of telecommunications
70. Access to lands and road works
71. Copyright
72. Liability of public and private officials
73. Installation and operation of telecommunications by diplomatic missions
74. Regulations
75. Repeal and savings
First Schedule
Second Schedule
Third Schedule