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Internet usage, broadband and telecommunications reports

Internet Usage Statistics:
55,000 Internet users as of September, 2005;
32.8% of the population, according to ITU.

Saint Lucia is an island nation in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the Lesser Antilles, it is located north of the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and south of Martinique. It is also known as the "Helen of the West".

Latest Population Estimate:

167,642 population for 2006, according to world-gazetteer.

Latest GNI Estimate:
GNI per capita (PPP) was US$ 12,900 for 2005, according to the World Bank.

Country Size (Area):
Saint Lucia has 616 sq km - Population Density is 273 persons per sq km.

Weather in Santa Lucia:
Know the current weather at Saint Lucia.

Travel to Saint Lucia:
See the natural beauty and historical sites at Saint Lucia.

Internet Usage and Population Statistics:




% Pen.

GDP p.c.*

Usage Source




1.8 %

US$ 8,960





32.8 %

US$ 12,900


Note: Per Capita GDP in US dollars, source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Official Saint Lucia Statistics
Statistical Office of Saint Lucia

Search Engines and Directories:
Santa Lucia Search Engines

Santa Lucia Open Directory


Saint Lucia Profile

Saint Lucia in the Wikipedia
Country history, politics, map, geography, economy,
demography, full information and links.

Santa Lucia in the CIA Factbook
Information about the economy, geography, government,
population, communications, military and transnational issues.

BBC Saint Lucia Profile
Up to date resume about local leaders, history, main events,
map, flag, geography, news, politics and media links.

Saint Lucia e-Government Page
The Office portal, with many useful links.

Saint Lucia Globalis Page
Trinidad and Tobago statistics for agriculture, climate, economy, education, environment,
gender equality, health, human development, population, technology, and water.

Telecommunications Reports for The Caribbean Region

Caribbean Telecommunications Market - Anguilla to Bermuda Report
This report provides an overview of the telecom markets in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados and Bermuda. It includes information about fixed-line and mobile operators, Internet providers, regulatory background and state of liberalisation.
See summary and table of contents

Caribbean Telecommunications Market - British Virgin Islands to Monserrat Report
This report provides an overview of the telecom markets in British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Montserrat. It includes information about fixed-line and mobile operators, Internet providers, regulatory background and state of liberalisation.
See summary and table of contents

Caribbean Telecommunications Market - Netherlands Antilles to US Virgin Islands
This report provides an overview of the telecom markets in Netherlands Antilles, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, and the US Virgin Islands. Covers fixed-line and mobile operators, Internet providers, regulatory background and state of liberalisation.
See summary and table of contents

Caribbean Telecoms Market Overview and Statistics
Almost all Caribbean countries offer a full range of telecom services, despite being characterised by small markets in terms of population. Liberalisation agreements have been reached in most countries. The major mobile players are the incumbent Cable & Wireless and Digicel which, in June 2005, agreed to acquire all the Caribbean operations of Cingular Wireless. The region’s mobile subscriber base is concentrated in the hands of these two major players, with only a few smaller companies edging their way into the newly liberalised markets. This Paul Budde report provides an overview of the Caribbean’s telecom sector accompanied by relevant statistics and a brief profile of the major players.
See report table of contents

Broadband, ICT and Consumer E-Commerce in
Saint Lucia

September 2006 Review

Jamaica's Minister of Industry, Commerce, Science and Technology (with Energy), Phillip Paulwell, emphasized the need for Jamaica and the rest of the region to continue on a path of progress in information communication technology (ICT) development. The Minister, who was speaking at the May 17 opening ceremony of the World Telecommunication Day Symposium at the Hilton Kingston, noting that with the developments taking place across the globe, "it is imperative that we take stock of where we are, and where we need to be in terms of ICT development."

"International Telecommunications Union (ITU) statistics," he added, "show that over the last 10 years, the digital divide between the developing and the developed countries has been narrowing in terms of fixed telephone lines, mobile subscribers and Internet users."

Locally, he said, there has been tremendous growth in cellular subscription since the liberalization process started in 2000, moving from about 70,000 subscribers to over two million at present. "Mobile penetration in Jamaica exceeds that of the rest of the Caribbean and indeed the rest of the western hemisphere," Minister Paulwell noted.

In terms of E-readiness, the Minister informed that Jamaica has made tremendous progress and was now "behind the United States, Canada, Brazil and Chile in terms of our E-readiness for this region", and was "looking forward to overtaking them as the first developing country to do so in the region."

Speaking of Internet use in Jamaica, Minister Paulwell stated that, "Internet penetration rates in Jamaica have remained behind those found in more dynamic markets, especially Asia, presenting a serious obstacle to the realization of the government's objectives to develop a strong and effective ICT sector."

He said that the mission now, "is to move away from the focus on voice and instead to try in greater earnest to ensure that we have the infrastructure for supporting a knowledge-based society."

Fibre optic and wireless broadband technology were recently introduced to the island, and since the liberalisation process in 2000, growth in cellular mobile subscribers increased from approximately 300,000 subscribers to nearly two million today. Mobile penetration in Jamaica exceeds that of the rest of the Caribbean and even North America, with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) world telecommunications index for 2005 indicating a mobile penetration rate of 82.2 per cent, according to the technology minister.

The three-day symposium, which was hosted by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) in association with Mona School of Business, concluded May 19, 2006.

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