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OUR gets second term as head of regional regulatory body

Published:Friday | November 11, 2016 | 12:00 AM
David Geddes

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) was on October 27 returned as the chair of the Organization of Caribbean Utility Regulators (OOCUR), the association of regional regulatory organisations.

The Regulated Industries Commission (RIC), Trinidad & Tobago, was elected the deputy chair.

The election was held at the 14th General Assembly and General Conference of the OOCUR in Montego Bay, St James, from October 26-28.

Other members of the executive council are: the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, British Virgin Islands; the Independent Regulatory Commission, Dominica, and the Fair Trading Commission, Barbados.

OOCUR's executive director is David Geddes and the corporate secretary is Justice Prem Persaud.

Trinidad & Tobago is to host OOCUR's next annual conference, which will be held in 2017.

OOCUR is a non-profit organisation established in July 2002 in Ocho Rios, St Ann, with the specific objectives to assist in the improvement of utility regulation; to foster transparent and stable utility regulation through autonomous and independent regulators in the region, as well as to facilitate understanding of regulation issues and sharing of information and experience.




The General Assembly is the OOCUR's governing body and is made up of the following member regulators: Fair Trading Commission, Barbados; Independent Regulatory Commission, Dominica; the OUR, Jamaica; Public Utilities Commissions of Anguilla, Belize and Guyana; the Regulated Industries Commission, Trinidad and Tobago; URCA, the Bahamas; the Telecommunications Commission, Turks and Caicos Islands; Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, British Virgin Islands and the Virgin Islands Public Services Commission, US Virgin Islands.