L to R: Stephen Spence, Consultant, Arkitechs; Junior Mc Intyre, CTU CARCIP Programme Coordinator; Bernadette Lewis, Secretary General, CTU; Selby Wilson, Telecommunications Strategist, CTU; Mauro Miyake, OCP/SMC Lead Caribbean, Microsoft; Rafael Suarez- Cloud Specialist, Microsoft; and Lisette Hernandez, Territory Channel Manager, Microsoft.
Front row, l-r: Nigel Cassimire, CTU Secretariat; Diana Francis, St. Kitts and Nevis; Hon. Vincent Byron Jr.; St. Kitts and Nevis; Bernadette Lewis, CTU Secretariat; Hon. Melford Nicholas, Antigua and Barbuda; Anthony McMaster, British Virgin Islands. Second row, l-r: Bevil Wooding, ARIN; Michelle Garcia, CTU Secretariat; Roxanne John, St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Decima Corea, St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Wendy Jap a Joe, Suriname; Amicia Mussenden, St. Kitts and Nevis; Valeenee Wasimin, Suriname; Sonia Culmer, The Bahamas; Darryl Jackson, Antigua and Barbuda; Imi Chitterman, Grenada. Third row, l-r: Trevor Prevatt, CTU Secretariat; Selby Wilson, CTU Secretariat; Stephen Bereaux, The Bahamas; Ophelia Blanchard, St. Kitts and Nevis; Vaughn Hazell, Anguilla; Vance Lewis, British Virgin Islands; Clifford Bostic, Barbados; Jeremy Hodge, British Virgin Islands; Bennette Thomas, Dominica; Williams Ijeh, ITU.

Minister Responsible for Telecommunications: 
Ministry of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology

Permanent Secretary: MR. CHARLEY BROWNE

Telecommunications Officer:
Deputy Chief Telecommunications Officer

Contact Information:
Trinity Business Centre
Country Road
St. Michael

Economic Overview

Historically, the Barbadian economy had been dependent on sugarcane cultivation and related activities, but production in recent years has diversified into light industry and tourism. Offshore finance and information services are important foreign exchange earners. The government continues its efforts to reduce unemployment, to encourage direct foreign investment, and to privatize remaining state-owned enterprises. The economy contracted in 2002-03 mainly due to a decline in tourism. Growth was positive in 2005, as economic conditions in the US and Europe moderately improved.

ICT Statistics for Barbados

Statistical Data on Telecommunications as of April 27, 2007

Population of Barbados: 274,000

Gross Domestic Product at 2006-12-31: ($M)

  • Provisional GDP at Market prices 2006 – 6,501.1 $M

No: of Cell Phones

  • Prepaid – 205,613
  • Post Paid – 51,983
  • Total – 257,596

No: of Fixed Lines

  • Residential – 92,846
  • Business – 41,151
  • Total – 134,26

No. of Broadcast Stations

  • AM – 2
  • FM – 10
  • Total -12

No. of ISPs: 6

No. of Cyber Cafes: 26

No. of Internet users: 47,133

No. of Households with computers: 57,133

No.of Public Call Boxes: 761

No. of WiFi Hotspots: 16

No. of Dialup Internet Users: 19,084

No. of ADSL Internet Users: 28,049

No. of VSATs: 7

No. of Undersea Cable Landing sites: 2