About the Office of the Prime Minister - Communications

To promote open government, through centralized, timely and accurate communication to engage and empower citizens.

To be the leader in, credible government and public information.

Core Values

  • Professionalism- We are knowledgeable and competent.
  • Respect- We express ourselves in an atmosphere of trust and safety.
  • Innovative-We are creative in the delivery of services.
  • Integrity- We act on the principles of trust, honesty, fairness and ethical standards.
  • Dependability- We are a consistent source of timely information.
  • Excellence- We ignite the passion of employees to achieve.

Communications Portfolio

The Communications Portfolio remains an essential part of any governance arrangement in a democratic society.
The Ministry of Communications, in its current construct, is tasked with:

  • Leading government communications and information.
  • Facilitating public access to information.
  • Providing archival research services.
  • Providing government printing services.
  • Ensuring the security of private data collected by public institutions.

Brief History

The Ministry of Communications has experienced many incarnations with both changes of name and of state entities under its purview. The Ministry which was established in September 2015, was later joined to the Ministry of Public Administration in 2016, but in June 2018 was separated and is now known as the Ministry of Communications.

Statutory Boards and Other Bodies

  • Office of the Information Commissioner
  • National Library and Information Services Authority (NALIS)
  • Board of Film Censors (BOFC)

State Enterprises

  • Trinidad and Tobago Television Limited (TTT)