Federal Minister of ICT first Woman to Chair the ECTEL Council of Ministers

Federal Minister of ICT first Woman to Chair the ECTEL Council of Ministers

Federal Minister of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) et. al, the Hon. Akilah Byron-Nisbett, is the first woman to sit on the Council of Ministers for the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL). 

 

ECTEL is the regulatory body for telecommunications in its Member States.

They are: the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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.  

 

Her tenure runs from October 2020 to September 30th 2021.

Mrs. Byron-Nisbett relayed her elation of the appointment to the VONNEWSLINE:  

 

 The Hon. Akilah Byron-Nisbett. 

 

ECTEL was established on May 4th, 2000 by a Treaty signed in St. George’s, Grenada by the Governments of five Eastern Caribbean States – Commonwealths of Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.