Former Health Minister in the DLP Administration, Julius Timothy, has replaced Ian Munroe as Dominica’s new Director, on the board of the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL). Munroe had served on the ECTEL board for the last three years. Minister for Information, Science, Telecommunications and Technology Kelver Darroux said he is confident Timothy will bring a wealth of knowledge to the board of ECTEL.
“Mr Timothy will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in governance to the board as well as in decision-making of the board and provide valid and necessary advice to the minister of telecoms,” he said. Darroux commended Munroe’s service over the years saying he provided very decisive advice to the Minister of Telecoms as well as making very effective and proper representation on behalf of Dominica.
The Board of Directors of ECTEL will meet in Dominica on Friday, January 22nd to host its 73rd meeting where they will review the electronic communications sector during 2015 and update the board on the progress of discussions relating to a proposed agreement between Cable and Wireless, Flow and ECTEL, among other agenda items.
The meeting will take place at Fort Young Hotel Conference Room in Roseau. Prior to Friday’s Board Meeting, ECTEL will also launch the souvenir edition of its 15th Anniversary Magazine and its 2014 annual report. ECTEL celebrated its 15th anniversary on May 4, 2015, and initiated year- long celebrations to observe the milestone. Next Thursday’s launch of the Anniversary Magazine will be another such event. The launch will also take place at the Fort Young Hotel. Dominica has been a member of ECTEL for the past 15 years.