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Cable & Wireless Communications Stands with The People of St. Vincent and The Grenadines in The Aftermath of La Soufriere Eruption



Miami, Florida – April 15, 2021: In the immediate aftermath of the first major eruption of La Soufrière, Cable & Wireless Communications activated its emergency teams on the ground in St. Vincent and across the region to quickly respond to the needs of employees, their families, customers, and the broader community.

“Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W), parent company of Flow St. Vincent, stands in solidarity with the Government and the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (“SVG”) during this most difficult time in the islands’ history. We have been heartbroken to see the images of the disruption of the lives of the people caused by the volcanic eruption. We are committed to doing everything we can to provide support for the relief and recovery of the people of SVG,” said, Inge Smidts, CEO of C&W.

C&W has been a longstanding partner with the Government and the people of SVG for more than a hundred years providing cutting edge telecommunications services and having facilitated the development of advanced technologies that have made SVG a formidable destination for doing business in the Caribbean.

Smidts continued, “We see the challenges of the people of SVG as our challenges, and we stand ready to do our part to help them through this terrible catastrophe.

As a first matter of safety, the company evacuated 55 persons including 11 employees and their families into the green zone. Further, employees are being provided with water, food, masks, safety glasses, medical needs and beds, as well as additional relief supplies.

Given the impact of the crisis and the critical need for individuals to stay connected with friends and loved ones, the company provided the following:

  • We issued a $5 Mobile Top Up emergency credit to all our mobile prepaid customers on Thursday 8, April 2021 so that they could have the credit needed to stay connected to family and friends.
  • Allocated 1 gigabit (GB) of data free of cost to each account for the period April 9 to 11.
  • Allowed customers topping up online to get an additional 3GBs of data and 90 minutes for local on network calls and international calls.
  • Suspended late fees for all customers – this was done across the board no matter the location of the customer.
  • Suspended billing where customers have evacuated their homes or businesses.

Consistent with the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation’s (CWCF) support to the impacted islands after Hurricanes Irma and Maria; The Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian; and Nicaragua and Honduras after Hurricanes Eta and Iota; the CWCF continues to be there for the communities and supporting them in their time of need. As such, the CWCF moved quickly to provide relief to the community in support of the National Emergency Management Organisation’s (NEMO) requests. So far, the CWCF has shippedalmost 20,000 litres of water, which will help support 750 families, as well as 400 beds and linens to the island to meet the need in local shelters. Several NGOs are also arriving on the island to assist with relief efforts and the company has provided free devices and data connectivity to support them. Individuals or organizations wishing to provide assistance please consider making a donation at:

“Both C&W and the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation are committed to assisting the people of SVG. We extend our thoughts and best wishes to the Government and the people of SVG and pray that they will be safe and will emerge stronger from this crisis,” ended Smidts.

About C&W Communications

C&W, part of the Liberty Latin America group of companies, is a full-service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in more than 20 markets. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers. C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.

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Media Relations: Wendy McDonald

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Darron Hilaire Jr

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About Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation

Cable & Wireless Communications’ commitment to doing business in a responsible and sustainable way is why we launched the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation (CWCF). The Foundation is a powerful platform to raise and distribute funds to those in need across our markets.

Since its launch, the Foundation has raised US$2.5 million, and committed over US$2 million to recognized local, regional and international agencies to execute relief and recovery projects in eight countries. These projects help communities across Latin America and the Caribbean to not only recover from crises but support them in becoming more resilient when facing similar challenges in the future. In addition to the recovery and resiliency work, the CWCF also supports activities that enable progress in communities, as part of our efforts to build stronger communities and nations.

Media Relations: Noelle Smikle

Contact: +1 786-390-0249 

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South Caicos Development Plans shared with Washington-Misick led Administration



On Monday, 12 February 2024, the Premier led a delegation to tour the island of South Caicos to view the ongoing public and private sector projects, involving the remodelling and rebranding of the airport terminals, historical districts, and the East Bay Hotel.

The tour of the various developments reinforced the Government’s commitment to collaborating with stakeholders to boost the island’s activity and economy.

Photos courtesy of the TCI Office of the Premier

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Ministry of Tourism continues to get rid of dilapidated structures




Bahamas Information Services

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Ministry of Tourism, Investments and Aviation is continuing to rid areas of derelict and dilapidated structures posing safety problems, and a threat to the overall tourism product.

In this vein the recent structure to be demolished was the Gaming Board building owned by the Hotel Corporation.  Located adjacent to Goodman’s Bay Beach on West Bay Street, it was formerly the Sir Harry Oakes property; the northern portion once housed Bahamas Information Services for several years.


On hand to witness the demolition were Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper, and Senator Randy Rolle, Global Consultant, MOTIA.

The demolition started on Monday, February 5, 2024 by Virgo Construction headed by the contractor Terry Delancy.  

DPM Cooper explained that the government felt the Gaming Board building should no longer sit there in a derelict manner, and continue to be an eyesore and pose safety concerns.

“Goodman’s Bay will be enhanced as a result of getting rid of this building. It will be more aesthetically pleasing for residents who traverse this area. Women who walk in the mornings in particular through these areas will be pleased to see that this has become a green space, rather than a derelict structure,” he said.

DPM Cooper also noted that his ministry consulted broadly with the Antiquities, Monuments & Museums Corporation (AMMC), and other historians before proceeding with demolition.

“We are sure not to take any actions as it relates to buildings, without consultation. So they were very comfortable with the process and we continue to work closely with them on all of the buildings that we have demolished in the downtown area,” he said.

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Ms. Camilla Lightbourne joins Experience Turks and Caicos team



Experience Turks and Caicos is pleased to welcome Ms. Camilla Lightbourne to the post of Executive Assistant to the CEO effective February 06th, 2024.

Ms. Lightbourne is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree a DeVry University in Florida and previously worked as an Import Logistics Associate at Graceway Trading Ltd. and a Business Account Executive at Digicel.

In welcoming Ms. Lightbourne to the team, Ms. Racquel Brown, Change Manager and Interim CEO of Experience Turks and Caicos said Ms. Lightbourne’s appointment underscores the growth of the organisation.

“Experience Turks and Caicos is growing as we fill out key positions and responsibilities in the organization. As such, it has become necessary to bolster the CEO’s office by adding an Executive Assistant to work with the CEO on the effective administration of the day-to-day tasks. I look forward to working with Ms. Lightbourne in this regard,” she said.

Ms. Lightbourne said she is pleased to be part of the Experience Turks and Caicos team.

“I am elated to join such a dynamic organisation. I am looking forward to making my mark in the future development of our country’s tourism product,” she said.

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