Trinidad & Tobago, September 11, 2017 – Port of Spain – Digicel Trinidad & Tobago says it has donated crucial supplies to Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands, which were severely affected by Hurricane Irma last week.
In a release today, the telecoms company said that a barge scheduled to go to the islands on Sunday night was filled with network equipment, basic food and household item as well first aid kits, and is expected to reach the islands in three to four days.
“With Digicel’s response teams on the ground in the affected markets within a couple of hours of the all-clear being given, we have a fleet of engineers working round the clock to restore service. Steady progress is being made,” Digicel CEO Caribbean and Central America, Vanessa Slowey said.
“Of equal importance is ensuring that the people of the islands get the humanitarian assistance they need. We are committed to helping and this is just the first shipment of many we will be bringing in. The message here is we are on the ground, we are working tirelessly and we are doing everything humanly possible to restore services and help people,” she added.