International Telecommunication Union   ITU
عربي  |  中文  |  Espa˝ol  |  Franšais  |  Русский
 Advanced Search Advanced Search Site Map Contact us Print Version
Home : ITU-D : Emergency Telecoms


The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) are holding a regional international event titled “Using ICT for Effective Disaster Management Caribbean Forum”. The Conference will take place in Ocho Rios, Jamaica from 26th to 28th September 2006. Please see below general logistical information for your attention.

Conference Location
The Conference will be held at Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort, Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Registration will take place on 26th September, from 8:15 am to 8:45 am.
Address details:
Main Street, P.O. Box 100, Ocho Rios
St. Ann, Jamaica, West Indies
Tel: 1-876-974-2200
Fax: 1-876-974-2289

Participants are encouraged to stay at the Sunset Jamaica Grande Hotel. Special rates are given to participants of the event. Please, see hotel registration form attached.
Resort phone: 1-876-974-2200
Resort fax: 1-876-974-2289

Download the hotel registration form here.

Airport transport
Please contact:
Carolyn Young Scott
Telephone: (876) 968-6053 0r 57
Fax: (876) 929-3635

Entry Visas into Jamaica
Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after period of intended stay and all visitors must hold onward/return tickets to country of permanent residence, documents required for next destination & sufficient funds for length of stay.

Citizens from the following countries DO NOT require an entry visa for Jamaica:

1) Nationals of Jamaica.

2) Citizens & legal residents of Canada and the United States of America.

3) For tourist visits up to 6 months by citizens of:

a) United Kingdom

b) Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Darusalam, Cameroon, Cyprus, Dominica, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namimbia, Naurum New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, St. Kitts & Nevis, st. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu & Zambia.


4) For tourist visits up to 3 months by Nationals of:
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, fiji, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Korea (South), Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, San Marino, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland & Turkey.

5) For stays of up to 30 days by nationals of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Greece, Hong Kong (S.A.R passports only), Japan, Portugal, Spain and Uruguay.

6) For stays of up to 14 days by nationals of Venezuela.

Notes: Visas are issued on arrival to the following nationals for a stay to be determined by Immigration Control:
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Rewpub, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia & Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine & Uzbekistan.

Attendees must check locally with High Commission/Embassies to confirm whether a visa is required in order to enter Jamaica. All visa arrangements and costs are to be borne by the attendees and/or their administration. CTO will be happy to assist with an Invitation Letter on request.



Compulsory vaccinations:

a) Yellow fever certificate if arriving from an infected areas. The following countries and areas are regarded as infected:
Africa: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Congo, Congo Dem Rep, Cote d`Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda & Zambia.
Americas: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago & Venezuela.

b) Exempt infants under 1 year.

Recommended immunisations:
diphtheria, hepatitis A, *hepatitis B, polio, *TB, tetanus, typhoid, yellow fever
* recommended in some circumstances, travellers making 3 or more visits per year, stays of more than 3 months in a rural area, high-risk occupational groups & backpackers staying more than 1 month.


Country Information
Location: Carribean
Capital: Kingston
Int. dialling code: +1 876


The time zone in Jamaica is Universal Time, or Greenwich Mean Time (GMT/UTC) minus 5 hours.


English is the official language in Jamaica.


Jamaica has a hot tropical climate with warm temperatures throughout the year although evenings are cooler as
are the more hilly regions. Rainy months are May and October but showers may occur at any time. Hurricanes
are sometimes experienced between Jun-Nov.


Electricity supply is 110V single-phase AC, 50Hz


Driving is on the left. National licence or International Driving Permit required.


Local Currency
Jamaician Dollar (JMD 1 = 100 Cents)
Notes: JMD: 50, 100, 500, and 1000
Coins: JMD: 1 5, 10, 20 Cents: 10, 25


Credit cards
Wide acceptance of all major credit cards and travellers cheques preferably in US Dollar denominations. Foreign currency may be exchanged at airport bureaux, banks or cambios.


Business hours
Banks: 0900-1400 Mon-Fri
Offices: 0830-1700 Mon-Fri
Shops: 0900-1700 Mon-Sat


A suit is appropriate business attire for men. Women should dress conventionally with a suit or blouse and skirt but note that it is a tropical hot and humid climate so lightweights all year round with light woollens and sweaters for evenings. Light rainwear is also useful.


For Business Development Opportunities please contact Mark Brodie on +44 20 7024 7615 or email 


For sponsorship opportunities please contact Mark Brodie at +44 207 024 7615 or email


Logistics Co-ordinator
Mrs Jane Plant
Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Tel: +44 (0)207 930 5512
Clareville House, 26-27 Oxendon Street Fax: +44 (0)207 930 4248
London SW1Y 4EL Email:
United Kingdom


Local Contact
Carolyn Young Scott
Director Administration/HR
Office of Utilities Regulation,
PCJ Resource Centre, 36 Trafalgar Road,
Kingston 10, Jamaica W.I.
Telephone: (876) 968-6053 0r 57
Fax: (876) 929-3635


Event Home Draft agenda Letter of invitation Registration Form Call for papers Contact


Top - Feedback - Contact Us -  Copyright ę ITU 2009 All Rights Reserved
Contact for this page : BDT Web Support
Updated : 2006-08-24