The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Ca­ble & Wire­less Com­mu­ni­ca­tions has es­tab­lished a re­gional re­lief sup­port cam­paign for Do­minica, fol­low­ing the dev­as­ta­tion caused by the pas­sage of Trop­i­cal Storm Erika.

Across the Caribbean and the Ba­hamas, cus­tomers can now sim­ply text the word “HELP” to the fol­low­ing des­ig­nated num­ber depend­ing on the place of ori­gin, to do­nate funds to the Do­minica Re­lief Ini­tia­tive: text 4357 to do­nate EC$2.70 per text mes­sage - for all mar­kets across the re­gion ex­cept The Ba­hamas and Ja­maica

All pro­ceeds gen­er­ated from this C&W ini­tia­tive will be do­nated to the Gov­ern­ment of Do­minica Dis­as­ter re­lief ef­forts.

In a let­ter to Prime Min­is­ter Roo­sevelt Sk­er­ritt, John Reid, Pres­i­dent, C&W Con­sumer Group ex­tended heart­felt sym­pa­thies on be­half of the en­tire Ca­ble & Wire­less team across the re­gion, and reaf­firmed sup­port for the peo­ple of Do­minica in the re­cov­ery ef­fort.

In Do­minica, the com­pany also of­fered $5 free credit to all pre­paid cus­tomers on the net­work to fa­cil­i­tate con­tact with fam­ily mem­bers and friends. This was echoed across the Caribbean, where both Flow and LIME teams have ini­ti­ated other ‘Do­minica re­lief ef­forts’ to sup­port the storm-af­fected is­land.

Jeffrey Bap­tiste, Gen­eral Man­ager of the Ca­ble & Wire­less busi­ness in Do­minica mo­bilised re­sources from Do­minica and other mar­kets as soon as the storm abated. Since then, the com­pany’s tech­ni­cians have been work­ing around the clock to ex­pe­dite the restora­tion of full com­mu­ni­ca­tions ser­vice in­clud­ing mo­bile, fixed and In­ter­net.

Ac­cord­ing to John Reid, “We stand as part­ners in the re­cov­ery process and re­main com­mit­ted to work­ing with the Gov­ern­ment of Do­minica to re­store the is­land to a state of nor­malcy within the short­est pos­si­ble time­frame.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Saint Lucia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.