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February 27th, 2020
'The TRC needs a shot in the arm’– Hon Marlon A. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Arriving late at the continuation of the Fifth Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) today, Thursday, February 27, 2020, Opposition Leader Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) publicly threw his full support behind Mr Vance M. Lewis, as the Chair of the local Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC).

February 19th, 2020
Vance M. Lewis & Vincent Wattley In! as top brass of TRC Board

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Current Chief Executive Officer of the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park (TPP), Mr Vance M. Lewis, will now sit as Chairman of the Board at the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission for a period of three years with effect from February 1, 2020.

March 21st, 2017
C. Michael Thomas reappointed as TRC Chairman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Today March 21, 2017 at the continuation of the 5th Sitting of the 2nd Session of the 3rd House of Assembly, Members voted unanimously for Sea Cows Bay businessman C. Michael Thomas to serve another two and a half years as the Chairman of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Board of Directors.

September 23rd, 2016
FLOW is raping the VI- Hon Julian Fraser RA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Calling it a problem that was “personal,” Leader of the Opposition Hon Julian Fraser RA has slammed telecommunications company FLOW, saying it is offering shoddy service to the people and don’t seem to want to fix the issues, especially relating to internet service.

January 13th, 2016
UPDATE: Court quashes TRC's decision to omit CCT from Spectrum Award Process

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Caribbean Cellular Telephone (CCT) was successful in its Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Judicial Review which challenged, among other things, its exclusion from the 2015 Spectrum Award Process, according to a statement from CCT today January 13, 2016.

December 9th, 2015
CCT cautions TRC on allocating more spectrum until court matter is over

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While assuring customers already using its LTE services that it will continue to do so uninterrupted since there were fears that they would lose it with the recent court ruling that overturned a stay on the 2015 Spectrum Award Process, CCT Global Communications says it trusts also that the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) will not go ahead with allocating any additional spectrum to other carriers until its Judicial Review matter is heard.

October 14th, 2015
WhatsApp & Skype blocking a matter for TRC to address- Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) has said he will not be getting involved in the contentious issue of Over the Top (OTT) blocking by some telecommunications carriers in the Virgin Islands.

October 1st, 2015
CCT taking TRC to court!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – CCT Global Communications has initiated legal action against the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) and the two parties will be appearing in the Supreme Court tomorrow October 2, 2015.

October 1st, 2015
Hon Vanterpool against ‘prohibitive prices’ for broadband service

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With improved broadband service on the horizon for the Virgin Islands, Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) has made it clear that the phone companies in the VI should not charge customers dastardly exorbitant prices for the service.

July 2nd, 2015
VI may benefit from LTE spectrum until next year

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – CEO of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Guy L. Malone said operators will need about six months from the time they receive their licence to deliver LTE services to customers but there needs to be consultation with industry players to determine when those services can be delivered.


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