Government Notice

Notice to all ship stations owners of fishing boats and ships under 150 tonnes.

The relevant application form is TU 015 and the Telecommunications (Radio-Communication Ship Station) Regulations, 2003 S.I. 2003 No. 132.
All vessels operating in Barbados are required to have a Ship Station Licence.

The costs are as follows:

Ships over 16 metres -$180.00 annual operating fees

Fishing vessels up to 16 metres -$20.00 annual operating fees

Non Fishing vessels -$60.00 annual operating fees

Coast Fixed Stations -$200.00 annual operating fees

Licences are from January of each year and expire on the 31st December of the same year.

All fishing vessel owners are to obtain a licence from the Telecommunications Unit, Upton, St. Michael or else they are in breach of Section 64A of the Telecommunications Act 2001-36

Issued by the Minister responsible for Telecommunications

Dated: December 3, 2016

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