Date: July 21 - 2019

Articles

Exemption on the Extension of the Ban on the Importation and Licensing of Drones entering Barbados

 

The Cabinet of Barbados has approved the recommendation by The Civil Aviation Authority (CAD) to allow persons entering Barbados who are the owners and operators of Drones  to operate them while on a visit to Barbados in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Telecommunication Model Licence (TUL133).

 

Each application will be considered on a case by case basis, and if approved, a licence would be granted.

 

Please note that each Drone must be declared to Customs at the Port of Entry. Failure to declare the device may lead to confiscation. Also note that the Customs is the sole agency responsible for importation of the Drones into Barbados.

 

Procedure for Obtaining a Licence

 

A person desirous of obtaining a licence MUST DECLARE THE DRONE TO THE CUSTOMS OFFICER AT THE PORT OF ENTRY.

If the Customs Officer is satisfied that the device could be allowed entry into Barbados, the Officer would issue a "withheld certificate” and advise the operator to apply to the Telecommunications Unit for a licence.

 

The applicant must  present the "withheld certificate" and a completed Application  Form TU033, available under  Application Forms from the Telecommunications Unit website www.telecoms.gov.bb to the Clerical Officer at the Telecommunications Unit Headquarters at Country Road, St. Michael between the normal working hours 8.30 A.M. - 4.00 P.M. Monday to Friday for the application to be processed.

 

Once the application is approved by the Telecommunications Officer, a licence will be granted on payment of the fee of $30 BDS or 16 USD in cash..

 

The applicant should produce the licence to the Customs Officer at the Port of Entry and collect the device.

 

Please note that the drone must accompany the applicant on his or her departure from Barbados.

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Further information can be obtained from the Senior Clerical Officer Ms Esther Roach at (246) 535 2577.email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

When completing the form TU133,

Please indicate your entry and departure dates in the section "Class of Service Desired".

 

CLASS OF SERVICE DESIRED 

USE TO WHICH STATION WILL BE PUT

 

Example:  Aerial Photography........... ....

Date of Entry:

Date of Departure:

 
 
 

 

  

The Telecommunication Unit Headquarters

Trinity Business Centre

Country Road

Bridgetown

Barbados BB11081 

 

Tel: (246) 535 2580

 

Please note that only cash or cheques could be accepted at this time as there is no facility for credit card or bank transfer payments.

 

 

Update 1 May 2019

 

Barbados signs Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) Agreement with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) at a meeting held at the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Chief Telecommunications Officer of Barbados, Mr Reginald Bourne (left) and the Director of ITU's Telecommunications Development Bureau, Mr Brahima Sanou (right), are congratulated by the Secretary General of the CTU, Ms Bernadette Lewis after the signing of the CIRT Agrreement.

Government Notices

Government Notice - 2019 Licences

The following types of licences are renewable in January 2019 as they will expire on December 31, 2018

Licensees have until January 30, 2019 to renew their licences.

From January 31, 2019 to March 31, 2019 these licences may be renewed but a 25% late payment fee will be payable.

 From April 01, 2019, unpaid licences may be revoked by the Minister responsible for Telecommunications:

 

1. Sellers and Dealers;
2. Citizen Band Operators;
3. Amateur Radio Operators;
4. Model Equipment Owners;
5. General Radio Communications;
6. Fishing Vessels and all other Ship Stations;
7. Coast Stations;
 

 Date: 16 November 2018

Legislation

Link - Legislation Tab  at left - Computer Misuse Act, Fair Trading Act, Electronic Transaction Act, General Orders, Financial Management and Audit Rules 2011, etc.

 

HIPCAR Tab added at left - Model Text  for Cybercrime, e-Commerce, Freedom of Information, Licensing Regulations etc.

Update: 30 November 2012