CARICOM heads applauds Grenada’s PM Mitchell for action towards reduction of roaming rates

At the recently held thirty-third Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government, born in San Pedro, the Prime Minister updated regional leaders on the Declaration of St. George's Towards the Reduction of Intra CARICOM Roaming Charges, which he signed on February 23

CARICOM heads applauds Grenada's PM Mitchell for action towards reduction of roaming rates
CARICOM heads applauds Grenada's PM Mitchell for action towards reduction of roaming rates

Grenada: Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr Keith Mitchell, has been lauded by his CARICOM colleagues on March 9, 20222. He was being applauded by the CARICOM leaders for leading the effort towards the reduction of roaming rates in the country.

At the recently held thirty-third Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government, born in San Pedro, the Prime Minister updated regional leaders on the Declaration of St. George’s Towards the Reduction of Intra CARICOM Roaming Charges, which he signed on February 23.

Dr Mitchell, joined by Secretary-General of the Telecommunications Union Caribbean, Rodney Taylor. 

Taylor also asserted the complete elimination of the roaming charge and stated that while total termination of roaming charges is yet to be achieved. 

He further stated that the agreement which is collaborative with telecommunications providers, Digicel and Cable and Wireless Communications. The agreement would also bring important savings of between 70 and 98% to customers as they travel between islands. 

The Heads of the Caribbean Community-CARICOM have recognised the declaration as “an interim and declared it the significant milestone. It is significant milestone with respect to the Single ICT Space Roadmap. 

Moreover, In addition, the negotiations have provided a platform for further collaboration between the private and public sectors at the international and the regional level. 

Further, as such, leaders at the regional level have agreed to work with and towards the establishment of a single regulatory space. It is for the telecommunications in the Caribbean Community-CARICOM. 

The CTU would also spearhead that effort of the CARICOM, with the expectation to achieve goal of the complete elimination of the roaming charges and within 12 months.

 The CTU has also outlined the various aspects and it is a technical conference that will focus on the requirements for the establishment of a single ICT regulatory framework to improve the ease of doing business and to increase investment in the sector regionally.