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 and ICT:

Minister of Public Administration and Communications
Deputy Permanent Secretary:  Ms. Denise Duncan
Point of Contact: Mrs. Shelley-Ann Clarke-Hinds, External ICT Relations Coordinator, Executive Manager
Contact Information:
National Information Communication Technology Division
Ministry of Public Administration and Communications
Level 19, Tower D
International Waterfront Centre
1A Wrightson Road
Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago

Tel: (868) 625-9077
Email: External.relations@mpa.gov.tt

Population: 1,353,895 (June 2016)

Economy Overview

Trinidad and Tobago attracts considerable foreign direct investment from international businesses, particularly in energy, and has one of the highest per capita incomes in Latin America. Economic growth between 2000 and 2007 averaged slightly over 8% per year, significantly above the regional average of about 3.7% for that same period; however, GDP has slowed down since then, contracting during 2009-2012, making small gains in 2013 and contracting again in 2014-2016.

Energy production and downstream industrial use dominate the economy. Trinidad and Tobago produces about nine times more natural gas than crude oil on an energy equivalent basis with gas contributing about two-thirds of energy sector government revenue.  The country is also a regional financial center with a well-regulated and stable financial system. In pursuit of further economic diversification, Government of Trinidad and Tobago has targeted other sectors for increased investment and projected growth namely: tourism, agriculture, information and communications technology, and shipping.  

GDP constant prices (TT$ Millions): 94,073.1 9 (2015)

Communications (2015 Statistics)
Fixed Voice Telephony Subscriptions: 269,800
Fixed Voice Penetration: 20 per 100 persons
Mobile Voice Subscriptions: 2,120,000
Mobile Voice Penetration: 157.3 per 100 persons
Fixed Internet Subscriptions:  279,800
Fixed Internet Penetration: 21 per 100 persons
Mobile Internet Subscriptions: 645,400
Mobile Internet Penetration: 48 per 100 persons
Free to Air Television Concessions: 7
Subscription Television Concessions: 14
TV Broadcasting via Cable Concessions: 10
Free to Air Radio Concessions: 38
Internet Country Code: .tt