The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of the Commonwealth of Dominica has been established to coordinate an effective regulatory regime to enhance the operation of telecommunications in the interest of the sustainable development of Dominica. Dominica is a signatory to the Treaty establishing the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) which was signed in St. George's, Grenada on May 4th. 2000 to promote open competition in telecommunications, harmonize policies on a regional level for telecommunications, and to provide for a universal service, fair pricing and the use of cost-based pricing methods by telecommunications providers.
The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC)
The NTRC Board is made up of five members appointed by the Minister for Telecommunications under section (8) of the Telecommunications Act 8 of 2000.
- Mr. Curtiss Winston – Chairman
- Mr. Willie Fevrier
- Ms. Careen Prevost
- Ms. Colleen Felix
- Mr. Valentine Joseph
Functions of the Commission
Section (12) of the Telecommunications Act 8 of 2000
The Functions of the Commission are to:
To work within the ECTEL framework to effectively regulate the telecommunications sector, in harmony with other member states, while balancing the interests of consumers and telecommunications providers and providing advice to the Minister on telecommunications matters, with a view to ensuring the efficient, economic and harmonized development of telecommunications in the Commonwealth of Dominica.
What is the role of the NTRC
The role of the NTRC is to effectively regulate the telecommunications industry, to balance the interest of consumers and telecommunications providers.