The search is on for applicants to fill the role of regulators of key business sectors that are to fall under the purview of the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda (RA).

A spokesperson said applicants “seeking to be members of the Board of Commissioners, to whom the RA will report, are expected to have their applications submitted by Friday, February 23 to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Regulatory Affairs”.

“The Board of Commissioners is currently responsible for regulating the energy sector and electronic communications sector, apart from broadcasting.

“The posts have already been advertised as a public request for applications from persons who seek to be considered for the position of Commissioner of the RA.

“The principal functions and general powers of the RA include establishing technical industry standards, regulating tariffs by the providers and establishing and enforcing service quality standards in the energy sector, the electronic communications sector and, in due course, in broadcasting.”

The RA is a “watchdog on market behaviour” that monitors and regulates “many aspects of the markets and their covered services”.

Based on the governing legislation enacted in 2011, “the Commissioners are responsible for the actions of the Authority and the general administration of its affairs and business”.

Particulars for candidacy can be found on the web page of the Ministry of Transport and Regulatory Affairs on the Government portal.