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Agreement reached on 2016 Telecommunications Bill

An agreement has been met following two days of discussions on the proposed Telecommunications Bill 2016.

This is according to a statement from the Ministry of Legal Affairs on Friday.

The statement said that in keeping with agreement, recent discussions held by the Parliamentary Committee to review the Telecommunications Bill 2016 have been adjourned to a fixed date that will be notified by the Clerk of Parliament to all represented parties involved.

“Chairman of the parliamentary Committee, the Hon. Attorney General Steadroy Cutie Benjamin along with other members and the various stakeholders present, came to the agreement, following two days of discussions,” the statement said.

It went on to note, “Benjamin noted that based on the importance of the bill being addressed, all parties within the telecommunication industry will be given time to seek further legal advice on the matter.”

The Telecommunications Bill 2016 seeks to establish a legislative framework for the provision of the Telecommunications services in Antigua and Barbuda, for the purpose of encouraging and facilitating competition in the sector.



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