Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands — November 5, 2014 — LIME, the only authorised carrier in the English-speaking Caribbean of the Apple® iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, has announced their expected arrival just in time for the holiday season.
Considered globally as the most sought-after smartphones to hit the market, the arrival of this latest innovation in the line of iPhones to LIME Caribbean markets is eagerly awaited.
The roll out of iPhones within the region, courtesy of LIME, starts from mid-November and will be available in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Lucia, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and the Turks & Caicos Islands.
Martin Roos, CEO LIME Caribbean said, “It’s time to upgrade to the biggest advancement in iPhone history – iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus. Once again LIME is pleased to be the carrier of choice to deliver the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to the region. Our aim is to deliver the best handset range, value-packed data propositions and ultimately great customer experience where the customer defines excellence.”
The LIME Caribbean CEO also added, “This collaboration with Apple to provide the world’s most in-demand smartphones for the people of the Caribbean is further evidence of our commitment. We are in an exciting phase of our upgrade journey and the coming of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus also reinforces that.”
iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feature stunning 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina® HD displays and are packed with innovative technologies in an all-new dramatically thin and seamless design that is still comfortable to hold and easy to use. Both models are better in every way, and include: the Apple-designed A8 chip with second generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture for blazing fast performance and power efficiency; advanced iSight® and FaceTime® HD cameras; and ultrafast wireless technologies.
The new iPhones come with iOS 8, the biggest release since the App Store℠, featuring a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience with new Messages and Photos features, predictive typing for Apple’s QuickType™ keyboard and Family Sharing. iOS 8 also includes iCloud Drive℠, so you can store your documents and access them from anywhere.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users also have access to the revolutionary App Store, which offers more than 1.3 million apps to iPhone, iPad® and iPod touch® users in 155 countries around the world.
About LIME Upgrade
LIME’s recently upgraded data network coupled with Apple iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus is a winning combination which will delight consumers. Since the start of the year:
- LIME mobilised ‘Project Marlin,’ a US$1.05b investment-led strategy to upgrade its networks and deliver nationwide Superfast 4G / 4G LTE and Superfast Broadband across all its markets.
- With the roll out of its fibre beach-heads programme, LIME can now offer broadband speeds of up to 20/ 50 / 90 megs across all but two markets – Montserrat and Dominica – which are to come on stream by year end.
- By combining a wide range of smartphones to suit every pocket with affordable prepaid mobile data ‘MyPlan’, LIME has experienced significant data growth.
LIME is the Caribbean’s leading full-service telecommunications provider. A member of the New Cable & Wireless Communications group, the company has been the ‘technology backbone’ of the Caribbean for over 140 years. LIME’s state of the art network keeps families connected and the wheels of business and industry turning. LIME has the largest on-island and sub-sea cable networks in the region spanning 42 countries carrying voice and data traffic for its customers and also for other telecoms operators.
Recognised as one of the Caribbean’s largest investors and biggest employers, LIME has undertaken a Billion dollar investment-led strategy over the next three years to increase Superfast mobile and Superfast Broadband penetration. A strong contributor to local economies, LIME has a proud history of connecting with the people in every market it serves. LIME’s contribution encompasses a broad spectrum of nation building initiatives spanning education, health, community development, culture, music, sport and a range of other activities. LIME provides premium Data, Telecoms and IT Services Solutions to Businesses and Governments through its new unit, Cable & Wireless Business. For more information you may visit www.lime.com.
LIME is the Caribbean’s leading full service telecommunications provider. A member of the New Cable & Wireless Communications group, the company has been the ‘technology backbone’ of the Caribbean for over 140 years. LIME’s state of the art network keeps families connected and the wheels of business and industry turning. LIME’s extensive on island network is complemented by a network of 42,000 km of sub-sea cable spanning 42 countries carrying voice and data traffic for its customers and also other telecoms operators.
Recognized as one of the Caribbean’s largest investors and biggest employers, CWC has embarked on a US$1.05b major investment led strategy across the Caribbean and Latin America, increasing superfast mobile and broadband penetration throughout the region. A strong contributor to local economies, LIME has a proud history of connecting with the people in every market it serves. LIME’s contribution encompasses a broad spectrum of nation building initiatives spanning education, health, community development, culture, music, sport and a range of other activities. LIME provides premium Data, Telecoms and IT Services Solutions to Businesses and Governments through its new unit, Cable & Wireless Business. For more information you may visit www.lime.com.
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Shocking changes in UK COVID strategy as demands intensify for PM Johnson’s resignation
By Dana Malcolm
#UnitedKingdom, January 20, 2022 – In a shocking twist Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that come Thursday January 20, the United Kingdom will no longer mandate the National Health Services pass for use in public spaces and offices.
Residents will no longer be mandated to work from home which could see hundreds of thousands of workers returning to shared office spaces. Face masks will no longer be government mandated for residents or in classrooms, the announcement was met with screams of joy from gathered politicians in the House of Commons.
Meanwhile omicron still manages to evade vaccines and boosters and Pfizer is scrambling to create a vaccine to temper the variant, which reportedly presents as milder in vaccinated individuals.
The news comes as trouble is brewing in the United Kingdom for Prime Minister Boris Johnson even after his shock announcement ending several COVID-19 protocols early this week. Calls for the Prime Minister to leave office have grown louder and louder with even senior conservatives turning their backs on Johnson.
It was said the softening of restrictions were to distract from the Prime Minister ‘bring your own booze’ staff party held at #10 Downing Street during the lockdown of 2020.
One Senator publicly switched sides and a former Minister told Johnson “in the name of God go.”
Johnson is accused of flagrantly touting the rules he himself out into place while fellow Britons were suffering during lockdown.
The BBC reports that so far six Conservative MPs have publicly declared no confidence in the PM, but more are thought to have submitted letters to that effect.
If Johnson does not step down or regain his party’s faith, a leadership election in the Conservative party could be looming on the horizon.
Unbossed, unbought Mia Mottley leads BLP to historic back to back, full sweep Election Victory
By Dana Malcolm
#Barbados, January 20, 2022 – “They who helped raise me carried me on this occasion…The working class, the workers of this country will remain at the centre of what we do.”
The words of Prime Minister Mia Mottley at her swearing in ceremony early Thursday morning.
Mottley was sworn in for a second term as Prime Minister alongside Attorney General Dale Marshall after a whirlwind of a year in 2021 where she reached international acclaim as one of the strongest and most respected Caribbean voices in the fight against climate change and being named a United Nations 2021 Champion of the Earth.
Mottley who also transformed her country into a Republic was voted in along with all General Election candidates of the Barbados Labor Party (BLP) managing to successfully sweep all 30 seats for the second consecutive time in history. Local media have dubbed the feat, “Red Wash Number 2.”
The elections which were called 18 months early faced foul cries and injunctions from opponents of the BLP but Bajan voters put the matter to rest with an overwhelming victory for the party.
A hoarse Mottley had much to say to the Bajan People
“Barbadians are far more perceptive than we give them credit for, we are buoyed by [the win], we are humbled by the confidence, I have given the commitment that I have to be the opposition to the government because I must not in any way break the oath that I just took.”
She announced that a revised Cabinet would be announced to the public on Monday after a weekend of careful reflection and rest. She made it clear that Barbados would be continuing on its track as a regional leader.
“We shall endeavor to continue the process of transformation so our country will be able to face [future] challenges, there is still the aspirations of development that we set as a nation when we became independent in 1966, closing the development gap, eliminating poverty from our landscape, ensuring that our children can be educated to the maximum and above all else that our people shall remain owners in their land and not tenants.”
The general election was contested on January 19th by representatives from seven parties and several independents. No official data has been released in terms of voter turnout yet but 266,330 Barbadians were eligible to vote.
TCI Ministry of Health slow on Quarantine Orders, blocking NIB payments
By Dana Malcolm
#TurksandCaicos, January 20, 2022 – It is unclear how many hundreds of workers registered with the National Insurance Board are impacted, but the slow issuance of Covid-19 Quarantine Orders by the TCI Ministry of Health is hampering distribution and payment of sickness benefits to quarantined residents who are missing work.
Islanders are finding the process for receiving their money obstructed because the National Insurance Board required the government document in order to verifying their quarantine status.
The Ministry has not yet gone digital with the bookkeeping for COVID-19 records and residents have reported that the contact numbers listed by the Ministry of Health do not work.
The NIB has been offering financial remuneration to its beneficiaries since 2020 for days off work due to quarantine amidst the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
An unemployment benefit was also instituted by the NIB to support workers adversely affected in the pandemic.
Ministry of Health has admitted to manpower shortages, but have issued no comment on how it will speed up the process of qualified residents receiving the essential Quarantine Order.
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