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Telecommunications Ministers to consider new and improved Legislation

POSTED ON April 11, 2016 | Latest News

Castries, Saint Lucia. April 8, 2016- The Ministers with responsibility for
Telecommunications in the OECS region will meet in Saint Lucia on Wednesday April
13th. The Ministers will consider new legislation, which is designed among other
purposes, to strengthen the rules on consumer rights and also ensure that the climate for
investment remains open and competitive.

The main agenda item for the 33rd meeting of the ECTEL Council of Ministers is the
consideration of the new draft Electronic Communications Bill (EC Bill). The EC Bill
contains provisions on changes to the licensing process to facilitate investment in all the
ECTEL Member States, new rules to address some of the competition issues facing the
sector and recommendations on the strengthening of the National Telecommunications
Regulatory Commissions (NTRCS) to make them more efficient and effective. The EC
Bill also outlines improved rules for the resolution of quality of service issues faced by
consumers. Read full release