Striving for effective utility regulation throughout the Caribbean
The Organisation of Caribbean Utility Regulators (OOCUR) is a non-profit organization incorporated in Guyana. It was established by Agreement dated July 26, 2002 which was signed by six representatives of Caribbean utility regulators in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. OOCUR has 13 members whose responsibilities for regulation include telecommunications, energy, electricity, water, sewerage and wastewater, natural gas and transportation sectors.
OOCUR is governed by the General Assembly which comprises of the members. Each member has one vote. The General Assembly elects an Executive Council each year to manage OOCUR’s affairs.
The current Executive Council is:
Chair – Regulated Industries Commission (RIC), Trinidad & Tobago – Dr. James Lee Young
Deputy Chair – Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), Jamaica – Mr. Ansord Hewitt
Member – Fair Trading Commission (FTC), Barbados – Mrs. Sandra Sealy
Member - Independent Regulatory Commission (IRC), Dominica – Mr. Justinn Kase
Member – Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA), Bahamas – Mr. Shevonn Cambridge