Minister Responsible for Telecommunications:
SEN. THE HON DR. LENNY K. SAITH
Minister for Public Administration & Information
Permanent Secretary:MS. GILLIAN Mc INTYRE
Telecommunications Officer:
MR. KWESI PRESCOD
Telecommunications Advisor
Contact Information:
Technology Division
Ministry of Public Administration & Information
Level 5, National Library Building
Cor. Hart & Abercromby Streets
Port-of-Spain

Population: 1,065,842 (July 2006 est.)

Economy Overview

Trinidad and Tobago, the leading Caribbean producer of oil and gas, has earned a reputation as an excellent investment site for international businesses. Tourism is a growing sector, although not proportionately as important as in many other Caribbean islands. The economy benefits from low inflation and a growing trade surplus. Prospects for growth in 2006 are good as prices for oil, petrochemicals, and liquefied natural gas are expected to remain high, and foreign direct investment continues to grow to support expanded capacity in the energy sector. The government is coping with a rise in violent crime.

GDP Per Capita: $16,800 (2005 est.)

Communications

Telephone Main Lines In use: 323,500 (2005)

Telephone Mobile Cellular: 800,000 (2005)

Telephone System: general assessment: excellent international service; good local service; domestic: NA
international: country code – 1-868; satellite earth station – 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean); tropospheric scatter to Barbados and Guyana

Radio Broadcast Stations: AM 4, FM 18, shortwave 0 (2004)

Television Broadcast Stations: 6 (2005)

Internet Country Code: .tt

Internet Hosts: 30,732 (2006)

Internet Users: 160,000 (2005)