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.
OFFICIAL PHOTO OF THE 37TH EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
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:
THE HON. VINCENT BYRON
Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Legal Affairs and Communications

Permanent Secretary:MS. JENIFER ARCHIBALD

Telecommunications Officer:
MRS. PATRICIA MOURILLON
Coordinator, National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission

Contact Information:
Government Headquarters,
Church Street
Basseterre

Telephone: (869) 465 2521

Population: 39,129 (July 2006 est.)

Economy Overview

Sugar was the traditional mainstay of the Saint Kitts economy until the 1970s. Although the crop still dominates the agricultural sector, activities such as tourism, export-oriented manufacturing, and offshore banking have assumed larger roles in the economy. Tourism revenues are now the chief source of the islands’ foreign exchange; about 40,000 tourist visited Nevis during the 2003-2004 season. Additional tourist facilities, including a second cruise ship pier, hotels, and golf courses are under construction.

GDP Per Capita: $8,200 (2005 est.)

Communications

Telephone Main Lines In Use: 25,000 (2004)

Telephone Mobile Cellular: 10,000 (2004)

Telephone System: general assessment: good inter-island and international connections
domestic: inter-island links via Eastern Caribbean Fiber Optic cable; construction of enhanced wireless infrastructure launched in November 2004
international: country code – 1-869; international calls are carried by submarine cable or Intelsat

Radio Broadcast Stations: AM 3, FM 3, shortwave 0 (2004)

Television Broadcast Stations: 1 (plus three repeaters) (2004)

Internet Country Code: .kn

Internet Hosts: 50 (2006)

Internet Users: 10,000 (2002)