Harmonization of ICT Policies, Legislation and Regulatory Procedures in the Caribbean (HIPCAR)





"Enhancing Competitiveness in the Caribbean through the Harmonization of ICT Policies, Legislation and Regulatory Procedures"





These documents have been prepared within the framework of the ITU-EU HIPCAR project - implemented by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in collaboration with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU).

They are based on the policy guidelines discussed and endorsed by the HIPCAR’s Working Group on Information Society Issues –which includes as members, key national and regional stakeholder organizations from throughout the region.


Information Society Issues

HIPCAR Draft Model Legislative Text:                e-Commerce-Electronic Transactions

HIPCAR Draft Model Legislative Text :               Cybercrime

HIPCAR Draft Model Legislative Text :               e-Evidence

HIPCAR Draft Model Legislative Text:                Privacy and Data Protection

HIPCAR Draft Model Legislative Text:                Interception of Communications

HIPCAR Draft Model Legislative Text:                Access to Public Information (Freedom of Information)


Telecommunications Issues

HIPCAR Draft Model Legislative Text:               Interconnection Regulation

HIPCAR Draft Model Legislative Text:               Licensing Regulation

HIPCAR Draft Model Legislative Text:               Universal Access/Service Regulation

For further information on HIPCAR Project visit




or contact The Chief Telecommunications Officer of Barbados.


Updated: 30 November 2012


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


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