ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunications, Science & Technology is increasing the human resource capacity in its Telecommunications Division with the appointment of Daryl Jackson as Telecommunications Consultant.
Jackson, who was once Chief Operating Officer at Cable & Wireless’ Eastern Caribbean Operations and who also holds a Master of Science Degree in Sustainable Energy Systems, will assist the Telecommunications Division in ensuring a successful transition from a monopolistic international direct dial regime to an open and competitive one.
Minister with responsibility for Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunications, Science & Technology Dr Edmond Mansoor, says that he is very pleased that Mr. Jackson has come on board.
Mansoor says “with the impending conclusion of LIME’s monopoly on international direct dial calls, it is very important that an effective and competitive market place is ensured. Safe-guarding customer interests and fostering the long term development of the telecommunications sector is also very important. In this regard, Mr. Jackson will be complementing and supporting the work of the Telecommunications Officer.”
The Ministry of Telecommunications has already begun a series of consultations with telecommunications companies that are going to be providing international direct dial telephone services after LIME’s monopoly on this segment of the sector comes to an end on July 1, 2012.
Mansoor says that the Government fully recognizes the transformative potential of ICTs, and that there have been major advances in the Nation’s telecommunications infrastructure.
“We are collaborating closely with the telecommunications providers to ensure that Antiguans and Barbudans can benefit from a totally competitive sector,” Mansoor declared.