Government of Saint Lucia
Go to Homepage


[Site Map]

[Contact Us]

Search this Site

Legislative excercise seeks to strengthen e-laws in Saint Lucia

Governor General
Prime Minister
The Cabinet
The Senate
House of Assembly
Overseas Missions
The Constitution
The Staff Orders
Collective Agreement
Photo Gallery

National Television Network
Watch NTN Live

Saint Lucia Gazette
Press Releases
About Saint Lucia
Frequently Asked Questions
Web Links
Government Directory
Browse by Agency
Site Help


Contact: Kerwin Xavier


Tuesday 22 March 2011  Saint Lucia's e-laws are being reviewed and strengthened as part of the “Enhancing Competitiveness Through The Harmonization of ICT Polices, Legislation Project” (HIPCAR) phase II.


Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communication and Works,  Allison Jean, explains that Saint Lucia is receiving technical assistance in Interception of Communication, Freedom of Information, Universal Service, Interconnection and Licensing from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) through HIPCAR


“These areas have been purposely chosen so as to compliment the existing legislative review being undertaken by the e-Government for regional integration project (EGRIP).  The finalization of these two projects will produce a complete review of Saint Lucia's current e-laws.  As our first area of priority, we have commenced work on the Interception of Communications Act 2006.”  


Chief Public Utilities Officer in the Ministry of Communications and Works, Barrymore Felicien, explains that the  Interception of Communications Act will place Saint Lucia on a level playing field in the area of information technology. 


“Interception of communication affects  our daily lives whether we realize it or not.  We all own, use or operate networks; we have devices that can scan or lock into networks.  So this piece of legislation actually governs what is lawful or unlawful intercept. During the exercise under HIPCAR phase I,  we also considered legislative text from other continents and international best practice.

“We are trying to work into our legislation the modern practices  taking place so that we in Saint Lucia would be better prepared to  face the technological challenges facing us,”   said Chief Public utilities Officer at the Ministry of Communications and Works Barrymore Felicien.



 [Site Help]

© 2011 Government Information Service. All rights reserved.

Read our privacy guidelines.