Providenciales, 28 Oct 2015 – The Organization of Caribbean Utility Regulators says the Caribbean needs to modernize its telecommunications, water and utility laws. Talk on legislative reform as advances in the three sectors is the main focus of a three day conference being hosted in the Turks and Caicos for the first time.
At the opening ceremony of the 13th annual conference this morning, industry stakeholders highlighted the challenges facing the region in updating laws to regulate telecommunications privacy, social media, renewable energy and climate change.
Bringing remarks were Minister of Home Affairs, Hon. George Lightbourne with the featured address; Governor His Excellency Peter Beckingham; Minister for Tourism Hon. Porsha Stubbs Smith; John Avery Chairman for the OOCUR and John Williams Director General for the TCI Telecommunications Commission.
Nine Caribbean nations are taking part in the conference under the theme “Facilitating a Dynamic Regulatory Environment,”; it’s being held at the Key West Village, Beaches Resort.