Information Officer II
Department of Information & Public Relations
Five persons have won prizes in this year’s World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) Video Competition.
The competition was spearheaded by the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) in celebration of ten years of service in the Territory this year.
Chief Executive Officer at the commission, Mr. Guy L. Malone, said the purpose of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies as well as ways to bridge the digital divide.
Mr. Malone added, “An advantage of celebrating World Telecommunication and Information Society Day on our very own theme allowed submitters [for the video competition] to showcase their views on the BVI’s recently introduced LTE. With the involvement of the service providers, we seek to encourage the public to participate in various activities for raising awareness in relation to technological possibilities that exist such as broadband, LTE and fourth generation technologies.”
Entrants for the competition were expected to create a three minute video about this year’s theme “LTE: Taking Broadband in the BVI to Another Level".
The five winners are:
- 1st Prize - Anthony Cheltenham Jr.
- 2nd Prize - Jordan Lewis
- 3rd Prize - Keaun Adolphus
- 1st Prize - Earl Hazel, Jr.
- 2nd Prize - Hakeem Gravesande
Prizes included trips, accommodations, an iPad Pro, an iPad Air 2, an Apple Watch, a Smart Phone and US$500 cash. The competition was open to everyone under the two categories: Young adults, ages 12 -18 and adults, ages 19 and above. To view the winning videos visit the TRC Facebook page with username TRC BVI or website, www.trc.vg.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the board, Mr. C. Michael Thomas said that the commission has been serving the British Virgin Islands since April 23, 2007.
Mr. Thomas said, “On April 23 (2017), the organisation celebrated ten years of existence under the theme ‘A Stellar Past; A Committed Future’. Even though there were some challenges during this time, we can all say that the theme is fitting as we have seen marked improvements in telecommunications.”
The TRC recognised four individuals at the awards ceremony, for their ten-year contribution and commitment to the commission. They are Chief Executive Officer, Guy Lester Malone; Chief Spectrum Officer, Gregory Nelson; Senior Technical and Operations Officer, Denisia Carey; and Spectrum and Standards Officer, Darren Woodley.
The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission is a statutory body responsible for regulating the telecommunications sector of the British Virgin Islands. The Commission is also responsible for promoting the development of telecommunications throughout the Territory.
- Audio clip, Chief Executive Officer at the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, Mr. Guy L. Malone
- Audio clip, Chief Executive Officer at the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, Chairman of the TRC Board, Mr. C. Michael Thomas