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:
HON. GUY EARDLEY JOSEPH
Ministry of Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transport and Civil Aviation
Permanent Secretary (Ag): MS. ESTHER BOUSQUET
Telecommunications Officer:
MR. MICHAEL FLOOD
Contact Information:
Public Utilities Officer (Telecomm. Officer)
2nd Floor, Greaham Louisy Building
The Waterfront
Castries

Population: 168,458 (July 2006 est.)

Economy Overview

Changes in the EU import preference regime and the increased competition from Latin American bananas have made economic diversification increasingly important in Saint Lucia. The island nation has been able to attract foreign business and investment, especially in its offshore banking and tourism industries. The manufacturing sector is the most diverse in the Eastern Caribbean area, and the government is trying to revitalize the banana industry. Economic fundamentals remain solid, even though unemployment needs to be cut.

GDP Per Capita $4,800 (2005 est.)

Communications

Telephone Main Lines In Use: 51,100 (2002)

Telephone Mobile Cellular: 93,000 (2004)

Telephone System: general assessment: adequate system
domestic: system is automatically switched
international: country code – 1-758; direct microwave radio relay link with Martinique and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; tropospheric scatter to Barbados; international calls beyond these countries are carried by Intelsat from Martinique

Radio Broadcast System: AM 2, FM 7, shortwave 0 (2004)

Television Broadcast System: 2 (of which one is a commercial broadcast station and one is a community antenna television or CATV channel) (2004)

Internet Country Code: .lc

Internet Hosts: 21 (2006)

Internet Users: 55,000 (2005)