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Digicel donates smartphones to assist CDEMA’s relief efforts in SVG

Digicel donates smartphones to assist CDEMA’s relief efforts in SVG
NGO COORDINATOR of Digicel St Vincent Justin John (center) with NEMO,CDEMA representatives.

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IN A further move to support the urgent relief and recovery activities in St.Vincent & the Grenadines in light of the Soufriere volcanic activity, Digicel has ensured that the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Authority (CDEMA) was equipped and mobilised with a donation of 30 smartphones.

Digicel donates smartphones to assist CDEMA’s relief efforts in SVG
FANTA WILLIAMS, CEO of Digicel St Vincent (center) with CDEMA representatives.

The smartphones come fully loaded with Digicel Prime Bundles featuring 222 GB of data – 12 GB any use data, dedicated data for each of Digicel’s eight apps – plus 1000 Digicel minutes and 400 cross-network minutes.

CDEMA Acting Executive Director, Elizabeth Riley, said: “CDEMA thanks Digicel for its generous contribution of mobile devices, which will enhance the work of the response teams on the ground. This kind of real-time partner support is critical during this crisis situation in coordinating humanitarian efforts for the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.”

Commenting on the donation, Digicel St. Vincent & the Grenadines CEO, Fanta Williams said: “It’s our job to help keep people safe and to keep them connected; and of course, at times like these, being connected is of fundamental importance – so we’re happy to be equipping CDEMA with smartphones and data-packed plans so that they can get on with the important work of helping people in need.”

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