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Digicel sends supplies to hurricane-ravaged Dominica

Saturday, September 23, 2017

FOLLOWING the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, Digicel says it has intensified its humanitarian and restoration efforts to get much-needed supplies and technical equipment to Dominica, which was hit by the monster Category Five storm.

Loaded with food items, first aid and hygiene supplies, mattresses, bedlinen, water, as well as technical equipment, Digicel said it shipped off two large vessels from St Lucia yesterday.

In addition, Digicel said it has dispatched a large team of technical and operational personnel who are currently on the ground supporting the existing local Digicel technical teams to ensure that communications is restored across the island in the shortest possible time.

Commenting on the efforts and the devastation caused by the two major storms — hurricanes Irma and Maria — over the past few weeks, CEO for Digicel Caribbean and Central America, Vanessa Slowey said: “As soon as we had clearance, we immediately dispatched additional technical, engineering and rigging teams to Dominica, and they are currently working around the clock to restore coverage.”

“It has been a very unfortunate period for our brothers and sisters in the islands that have been affected by both Irma and now Maria. We will continue our humanitarian efforts to help them pick up the pieces to rebuild as best they can, as soon as possible,” Slowey added.