28th Annual General Meeting


29th January – 31st January, 2012


VENUE: Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino, St. Maarten  

Provisional Instructions to Participants  




Registration Hours:

Saturday 28th 1:00pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday 29th  9:00am - 12:00pm

All participants are required to register to attend the Meeting at the following link:

Registration Area:

Location:  Open area outside of Royal Pavilion

 CANTO Secretariaat:  Location: Saba Room
Dress Code:  Business Attire
Opening Ceremony:

Sunday 29th  January 2012 

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Maho room

Cocktail Reception:


Sponsored by CANTO

Location: Maho room

Monday Night Cocktails:

Monday 30th January, 2012

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Location: Sky Beach Bar -  Sponsored by  TELEM

Dress Code: (Casual) Use flip flop/slipper and t-shirt in bag

Committee Meetings:

Sunday 29th January, 2012




Bonaire Rm.

Regulations and Emerging                 Technologies Committee Meeting


Royal Pavilion

Financial Advisory Committee Meeting


Rainbow Room A         - Sky Towers

Board of Directors Meeting


Bonaire         Rm.

Disaster Preparedness Committee Meeting


Rainbow Rm B

Human Resource Committee Meeting



Bonaire         Rm.

Marketing and Communications Committee Meeting

AGM Proceedings:

1:00 pm  – 6:00pm

Monday 30th January, 2012.

Maho Conference Room

CANTO/ IDB Broadband Development Forum:

9:00am - 12:00pm

Tuesday 31st January, 2012

Maho Conference Room

AGM Evaluation Forms:

Please complete the CANTO AGM Evaluation Form and return to CANTO staff on the 31st January, 2012

CANTO/IDB Forum Evaluation:

Please complete the CANTO/IDB Forum evaluation form and return to the staff of the Secretariat at the end of the session

VISA Requirements:

Please check for visa requirements for entry into St. Maarten via

Or contact the nearest Dutch Mission via the link 

for more information.

St. Maarten is a duty-free island

Hotel Arrangements:

Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino, St Maarten (Preferred Choice)

Participants are required to make their reservation via the link: Code : CANTOS

Hotel Rate:

Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino, St. Maarten (Preferred Choice)

All rates are in AP (ROOM AND FULL BREAKFAST) ($USD), per room, per night,

* HOTEL RATES: Room rates inclusive of breakfast are as follows: Single $125.00US / Double $135.00US: 21% service and tax to be added to these rates.(Rates valid before January 20th ,  2012)

Taxi Information:

Taxis can be found outside airport customs arrivals, where there is a taxi desk. You may be required to share a taxi. Airport Taxi Stand: Tel +721 545 4317


The United States Dollar (US$) is widely accepted throughout Dutch St. Maarten.  Major credit cards, MasterCard, VISA, and US Dollar traveler's checks are accepted almost everywhere with photo ID


Dutch Sint Maarten is blessed with sun almost year round. The winds blow a fairly regular 15 knots from mid-November to mid-April. In the summer, thermal effects and tropical waves can bring a bit stronger drafts, and rain showers are to be expected. They are usually brief, but intense

Emergency Contact Numbers:


Police- 911/120

Fire- 911/721-542-2111


St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC, Dutch St. Maarten) is located in the district of Cay Hill, on the Welgelegen Road next to the Raoul Illidge Sports complex. It is located five minutes away from the Dutch capital Philipsburg

Banking Information:


Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) are located throughout the island at the Bank of Nova Scotia, RBTT bank, and Windward Islands Bank branches as well as BDAF Bank in Marigot. Also, at Princess Juliana International Airport, Sonesta Maho Resort and Pelican Resort Shopping Plazas.  Island banks are open from 8:30 AM - 3 PM, Monday through Friday. The bank at Princess Juliana International Airport is open from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM



St. Maarten - VISA Requirements


Nationals of Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica & Guyana would require a visa for entry into St. Maarten.


For more information on VISA requirements  please go to :


Ref: SG 689
2nd December, 2011  
NOTICE OF28th Annual General Meeting
th January – 31st January, 2012
Co-hosted by: TelEm Group of Companies

At the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino, St. Maarten,

Theme: “
Accelerating Broadband Experience in the Caribbean- Transforming the way we live”

Dear Member,
Notice is hereby given of CANTO’s 28th Annual General Meeting of Members scheduled to be held from Sunday 29th January to Tuesday 31st January, 2012.  

The following table shows the status of Directors’ terms in office: 






Dirk Currie



2011 - 2013

Will complete 1st term in Jan 2013

Karen Bevans

BTL - Belize


2010 - 2012

Will complete 1st term in Jan 2013

*Davidson Charles

C&W Antigua Ltd.


2011 - 2013

Completes 2nd term in Jan 2012. Not eligible for 3rd term as Treasurer

Helma Etnel

TelEm, St. Maarten


2010 - 2012

Will complete 1st term in Jan 2013

*Julian Wilkins

Digicel Trinidad & Tobago


2010 - 2012

Will complete 2nd term in Jan 2012

*Tellis Symonette



2010 - 2012

Will complete 2nd term in Jan 2012

*Lyrio Gomez



2010 - 2012

Will complete 1st term in Jan 2012

*Linus Rogers



2010 - 2012

Will complete 3rd term in Jan 2012

*Lawrence Mc Naughton

Cable & Wireless Grenada




2010 - 2012


Will complete 3rd term in Jan 2012

*Eligible for re-election



Read more: NOTICE OF 2nd December, 2011





Download word version: 2012 PROXY FORM


The undersigned member of the Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organizations hereby appoints­­­­­­­­­­­­­;






as the nominee of the undersigned to attend and act for the undersigned and on behalf of the undersigned at the meeting of the members of the said Company to be held on the 30th January 2012 and at any adjournment or adjournments thereof in the same manner, to the same extent and with the same powers as if the undersigned were present at the said meeting or such adjournment or adjournments thereof. 



Dated this                               day of                                                  2011                                               


Signature/Seal of member                                                                                                                        


Name/Title      ____________________________________________________________ 

Company:        __________________________________________________

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