The Caribbean Regulator

             Issue 2, Volume 6  March 2017

Elizabeth Bennett Marsh – Public Education Specialist, Office of Utilities Regulation, Kingston, Jamaica

As Regulators, we are often challenged to find new and innovative ways to communicate with our varied stakeholders.
There are differing views on the appropriate communication channels and Mrs. Elizabeth Bennett Marsh, Public Education Specialist at the Office of Utilities Regulation, Jamaica weighed in on the topic “Social Media is this the Right Place for Regulators” at the recent CARILEC Human Resources, Corporate Communications and Customer Service conference in St. Martin.....See presentation


David Cooke is a UWI-trained electrical engineer. He has run enterprises in Jamaica that use large amounts of electricity, not least his own food-processing business. He is now a budding clean-energy developer and advisor. Contact him at:

As OCCUR prepares to celebrate its 15th anniversary with a gigantic annual conference in Trinidad and Tobago (October/November) , hosted by the Regulated Industries Commission, we take this opportunity to highlight some of our past presenters with featured articles.
This month we have the pleasure of sharing with you an article by David Cooke
In another major cost-saving venture, the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has said that by next year, it will come off the grid of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS), the island's sole power more
JPS has now signed a Power Purchase Agreement, with Eight Rivers Energy Company, which will be constructing a 37MW Solar Power Plant in Paradise Park Westmoreland later this year.  Under the agreement, JPS will be purchasing electricity from the new solar facility for twenty years, to the year 2038...Learn More
Altice sees 6% revenue rise in Dominican Republic in Q4 - Dominican Republic....See more
ICT tender: Jamaica needs platform to manage public capex - Jamaica...Read more

Meet the Newest CANTO Board Director

Delreo Newman representing  Guyana Telephone and Telegraph is the newest addition to the CANTO  Board of Directors.  Mr.  Newman was elected at the 33rd AGM held in Curacao in  January, 2017.  He is the Director International Regulatory & Government Affairs of ATNI 

Director Newman shared some insight into his goals and objectives in regards to CANTO.
What  is your personal vision/goal  for CANTO?
I would like to see CANTO become as well known and accepted as UWI or CARICOM

What do you like about the CANTO organization?
I like the camaraderie that exists, but more importantly l like the natural network that exists (to play on words) between the operators in order to do my job better.

Why did you become involved in the organization on the board level ?
My organization is a relatively smaller organization as compared with the "big boys" i.e. Digicel and C&W/Flow/Liberty and I wanted therefore to bring some additional perspective to CANTO.

What would you tell a company/organization who is thinking of joining CANTO?
"Hurry-up" and so do, you will find it a rewarding experience.
Businessman Denis O'Brien's telecoms group Digicel will cut up to a quarter of its workforce over the next 18 months as part of a "transformation programme" announced by the company. See more
Are we really making an impact?
There have been over 1,300 projects completed to date in the IDB’s English-speaking Caribbean member countries. Find out more
What are the benefits being an OOCUR member?

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