Util­ity sec­tor lead­ers across the Caribbean to probe for op­por­tu­ni­ties

Jamaica Gleaner - - SOCIAL SOMETHING EXTRA -

AS THE util­i­ties sec­tor con­tin­ues to ex­pand across hori­zons in the Caribbean, the ex­perts will later this month be head­ing to the Se­crets Re­sorts and Spa in Mon­tego Bay, St James, to dis­cuss some of the is­sues cur­rently plagu­ing the sec­tor and brain­storm fea­si­ble op­por­tu­ni­ties for growth through reg­u­la­tion.

This will hap­pen at the 14th an­nual con­fer­ence of the Or­gan­i­sa­tion of Caribbean Util­ity Reg­u­la­tors be­ing held un­der the theme, ‘Reg­u­la­tion: Cre­at­ing a Spec­trum of Op­por­tu­ni­ties in the Caribbean’ be­tween Oc­to­ber 26 and 28.

Man­ag­ing part­ner at En­ergy Nar­ra­tive, Jed Bai­ley, will be among those kick­ing off pro­ceed­ings for the first day. He will speak on is­sues of gover­nance.

Direc­tor of lead­er­ship stud­ies and busi­ness de­vel­op­ment at War­ring­ton Col­lege of Busi­ness, Araceli Cas­taneda, will be an­other. On day two of the con­fer­ence, Prof Hopeton Dunn, the chair­man of the Broad­cast­ing Com­mis­sion, will mod­er­ate a panel dis­cus­sion on the topic, ‘Reg­u­lat­ing me­dia and com­mu­ni­ca­tion: lo­cal op­por­tu­ni­ties and global chal­lenges’.

Af­ter that dis­cus­sion, Paul Gold­ing, dean of the Col­lege of Busi­ness and Man­age­ment at the Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy, will present on emerg­ing trends in the telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions in­dus­try. On the fi­nal day, se­nior spe­cial­ist in wa­ter and san­i­ta­tion at the In­ter-De­vel­op­ment Bank, Evan Cayetano, will present on in­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties in the wa­ter and sewage sec­tor. He will also broaden the dis­cus­sion on the vi­a­bil­ity of pub­lic and pri­vate part­ner­ships.

Mean­while, Kwylan Jag­gas­sar, a tar­iff an­a­lyst from the Reg­u­lated In­dus­tries Com­mis­sion in Trinidad and Tobago, will speak on wa­ter de­mand fore­cast­ing in the coun­try from a reg­u­lar’s per­spec­tive.

DUNN

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