Communication to Parliament on the privatisation of the Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation
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Published by s.n. in [Bahamas .
Written in English


  • Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation.

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Statementby the Hon. Frank H. Watson, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister Responsible for Public Enterprises.
ContributionsWatson, Frank H., Bahamas.
LC ClassificationsMLCM 2002/00923 (H)
The Physical Object
Pagination36 p. ;
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4010113M
LC Control Number2001371350

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Privatization. On April 6, , the Government of The Bahamas and Cable & Wireless Communications signed a document, privatizing The Bahamas Telecommunications Company - BTC and transferred 51% of the public corporation to the London-based company for a purchase price of $ million. New payment methods including online minute-loading were.   That department dates back to It was on June 9, that Parliament passed the Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation Act, transforming the department to a corporation. While the players and the approach to privatization are somewhat changed since the late s when the buzzword was on everyone’s tongue, much of the language is the same. Phone and Internet Service in the Bahamas: Improving Thanks to Partial Deregulation and Cable Bahamas For the past few decades, the telecommunications services in The Bahamas have been typically a few steps behind, and one hundred steps more expensive, compared to similar services in the U.S. and Canada. This is. of “fish”—the privatization of Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) through the sale of majority shares to an international telecommunications company. Politicians, unionists, the media and various experts have been filling the airwaves with a lot of talk. Unfortunately, the talk has often been about tak-ing sides in a fight.

the bahamas telecommunications corporation [ch – 1 lro 1/ statute law of the bahamas the bahamas telecommunicationscorporation chapter the bahamas telecommunications corporation list of authorised pages 1 - 4 lro 1/ 5 - 10 original 11 - 12 lro 1/ 13 - 16 original arrangement of sections part i preliminary section 1. THE BAHAMAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION AND TO ESTABLISH A LICENSING REGIME FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS. [Date of Assent:— 28th January, ] Enacted by the Parliament of The Bahamas Short title and com- mencernent. Interpretation “class licence” means Act No. 20 of 1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Telecommunications Act, THE PRESENT POSITION OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS IN THE BAHAMAS Present Unsatisfactory Structure for Regulation and Competition The Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation Act, , was enacted over 30 years ago and is now inappropriate as a framework for a modern, liberalized telecommunications sector. telecommunications in The Bahamas to remove monopoly rights of The Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation and to establish a licensing regime for telecommunications. [Assent 28th January, ] [Commencement 25th March, ] PART I PRELIMINARY 1. This Act may be cited as the Telecommunications Act. 2. In this Act —.

In , the Government of The Bahamas, by an Act of Parliament, incorporated The Telecommunications Department and named it The Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation, a quasi-governmental corporation, known as BaTelCo to which the assets and the functions of the Telecommunications Department and Board were transferred.   The Bahamas Government will launch the sale of the Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation (BaTelCo) within the next two months. During Parliamentary Debate on the privatisation of the corporation, Minister of Financial Services and Investments, Allyson Maynard-Gibson, pointed to the private sector as the best choice in providing leadership for the development of the Bahamian . BTC is the primary telecommunications provider for the Bahamas, headquartered in Nassau, New Providence. It is partly government owned and offers telephone, internet and wireless services. BTC is an acronym for the Bahamas Telecommunications Company and offers telephone, internet and wireless services. In New Providence and Grand Bahama, it operates a GSM based EDGE, HSPA, HSPA+ . Fifty-two (52) years ago (), The Bahamas Telecoms Department was incorporated as The Bahamas Telecommunication Corporation trading as BaTelCo. Fifty (50) years ago (), the PLP Government cancelled the Management Contract of Page Communications and placed an all Bahamian Management Team headed by Mr. R. E. Knowles as the first Bahamian.