Finally received the licence.
After about two months I finally received my amateur radio licence. It is a lengthy process here in paradise and it requires patience and attention to details required for an application.
This licence will permit me to transmit on the amateur radio frequencies authorised in this country. This hobby is strictly non-commercial exchange of messages and is for self-training, radio sport contesting and can be mobilised for emergency communications. Wikepedia has a lengthy description of this hobby, click this link.
I am not a complete stranger to the amateur radio activity, I held licences in two other countries. I was active with callsign MP4TDB from the Trucial Oman States, (today the UAE), in the sixties and also as ON8KP in Belgium in the eighties. I was also educated and trained on radio communications techniques and operations in my early youth hence my interests in this field. After some years away from this hobby I once again decided that it would keep me occupied in my retirement years.
However, I will not be able to get on the air just yet. Now awaiting the type-approval for the radio equipment from the authorities. After which I will be able to buy, import, install and operate the designated radio gear. So still some patience required. You guessed it, paradise is still using an old bureaucratic procedure with a lack of co-ordination but we get there in the end.