Minister Responsible for Telecommunications:
HON. JEFFREY HALL
Minister for Communications, Works, Utilities, Housing & Agriculture
Permanent Secretary: MS. MAUREEN WILLIAMS
Telecommunications Officer:
MR. JOHN WILLIAMS
Contact Information:
TCI Telecommunications Commission
Government Compound
Grand Turks

Population: 21,152 (July 2006 est.)

Economy Overview

The Turks and Caicos economy is based on tourism, fishing, and offshore financial services. Most capital goods and food for domestic consumption are imported. The US is the leading source of tourists, accounting for more than half of the annual 93,000 visitors in the late 1990s. Major sources of government revenue also include fees from offshore financial activities and customs receipts.

GDP Per Capita: $11,500 (2002 est.)

Communications

Telephone Main Lines In Use: 5,700 (2002)

Telephone Mobile Cellular: 1,700 (1999)

Telephone System: general assessment: fully digital system with international direct dialing;  domestic: full range of services available; GSM wireless service available
international: country code – 1-649; 2 submarine cables; satellite earth station – 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)

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

Television Broadcast Stations: 0 (broadcasts from The Bahamas are received; 2 cable television networks) (2004)

Internet Country Code: .tc

Internet Hosts: 2,735 (2006)

Internet Users: NA