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Digicel treats media to a good time

Digicel treats media to a good time


by Sheron Garraway

Media personnel from Barbados, St.Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada were whisked away by mobile telephone company Digicel, on Caribbean Star airline on Friday June 3 for a day of appreciation in neighbouring St.Lucia. After the flight touched down at about 9:30 a.m., the media personnel were joined by their counterparts from St. Lucia and were taken to the Auberge Seraphine Hotel for a Caribbean style breakfast, which included salt fish and bakes. {{more}}

The team then sailed off on the “Carnival Two” catamaran to the Pitons for a “Digi-Swell” time. The heavy rains could do nothing to dampen the spirits of the persons on board who danced to the best of Caribbean music played by the DJ crew “Electrifying Sounds.” The lively man on the microphone, St.Lucian Dramatist, Shane also made sure that all aboard had a rocking good time by giving out prizes to those who were brave enough to show off their “motion on the ocean” dance moves. On arriving for lunch at the luxurious “Jalousie Plantation” (formally the Hilton resort) which is nestled between the two peaks, the media members were greeted with gift bags and engaged in a quiz to test their knowledge of the Caribbean. They were rewarded with the sleek $2-thousand dollar Motorola V3 Razor mobile phone. Veteran newsman Leslie Pierre of Grenada was also given a free hand set for his long standing contribution to the media. For lunch, media members were treated to tasty dishes from around the world as well as mind boggling desserts. Digicel Chief Executive Officer for the Eastern Caribbean, Kevin White said he was pleased with the networking that has been established among the islands and expressed gratitude to the many customers that made Digicel their choice. OECS Marketing Manager Jerry George, who coordinated the event, said that the appreciation day was totally spontaneous and Digicel achieved the objective of expressing gratitude to the media people around the Caribbean who also use the mobile phone company.

But then it was time to head back to the dock, and after being told of the fantastic boat ride to the Pitons, most of the few persons who had earlier opted to take the less wet trip by bus, joined the ship ahoy and danced back inland while a few passing whales waved their fins to those on board.