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About Us

The Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) was established on 04 May, 2000, by Treaty signed in St. George’s, Grenada, by the Governments of five Eastern Caribbean States – Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

ECTEL is the regulatory body for telecommunications in its Member States. It is made up of three components – A Council of Ministers, a regional Directorate and a National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC) in each Member State.

The Council of Ministers comprises the Ministers responsible for Telecommunications in the ECTEL States. The Director General of the OECS as an ex-officio member. Responsibilities include giving directives to the Board of Directors on matters arising out of the Treaty, and ensuring that the Board is responsive to the needs of the Member States in the implementation of telecommunications policy.

The Board of Directors comprises one member and an alternate from each Member State and the Managing Director of ECTEL as an ex-officio member. Responsibilities include making recommendations to the Council on any matter relating to telecommunications, and establishing rules and procedures consistent with the Treaty for the management and operation of the ECTEL Directorate.

The NTRCs – National Telecommunications Regulatory Commissions – are the Telecommunications regulators at the national level in each Member State. They are responsible for the processing of applications and advising the Minister on the award of licences.

  • 19.2%

    Broadband Penetration

  • 24.5%

    Fixed Line Penetration

  • 112.7%

    Mobile Voice Penetration

  • 50

    Active Individual Licensees

Council of Ministers
Senator the Honourable Oscar George
Minister of State in the Ministry of Telecommunications and Broadcasting

3rd Floor, Government Headquarters
Kennedy Avenue, Roseau
Commonwealth of Dominica
Tel: (767) 266 3294

Honourable Gregory Bowen
Minister of Communications, Works, Physical Development, Public Utilities and ICT

Current Chairman

Botanical Gardens, St. George’s
Tel: (473) 440 2410/440 2271
Fax: (473) 440 4122

Honourable Vincent Byron Jr.
Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Legal Affairs and Communications

Church Street, P.O. Box 186 Basseterre
St. Kitts and Nevis
Tel: (869) 467 2812
Fax: (869) 465 0198

Honourable Guy Joseph
Minister for Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transport and Civil Aviation

7th Level,
Castries Car Park,
Castries, Saint Lucia

Honourable Camillo M. Gonsalves
Minister of Finance, Economic Planning, Sustainable Development, and Information Technology

1st Floor, Administrative Bldg Bay Street, Kingstown
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Tel: (784) 457 1746

Dr. Didacus Jules
Director General, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States

OECS Commission Morne Fortune
P.O. Box 179, Castries
Saint Lucia
Tel: (758) 455 6301
Fax: (758) 453 1628

Board of Directors
Mr. Julius Timothy

c/o  A. C. Shillingford & Co. Ltd.
24 King George V Street,
Commonwealth of Dominica

Mr. Duane Noel

C/o National Insurance Scheme
Melville Street, St. George’s

Mr. Quincy Prentice

C/o Nevis Island Administration Information Technology Dept.
Merle Wattley Bldg, Happy Hill Drive
Tel: (869) 469 5521
Fax (869) 469 0340

Mr. Cyrus Reynolds

P.O. Box 896
Saint Lucia

Mr. Isaac Solomon
Director (Current Chairperson)

C/o RBTT Bank Caribbean Ltd
81 South River Road
P O Box 118, Kingstown
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Tel: (784) 456 1501
Fax (784) 456 2141

Mr. Andrew Millet
Managing Director, ECTEL

Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority
Level 5, Baywalk
P.O. Box BW395, Gros Islet, LC01 601
Saint Lucia
Phone: 1 (758) 458-1702
Fax: 1 (758) 458-1698