The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

In the spirit of na­tional de­vel­op­ment, Dig­i­cel con­tin­ues to sup­port ini­tia­tives geared to­wards fos­ter­ing greater na­tional in­volve­ment, aware­ness and pride among cit­i­zens. As part of Saint Lu­cia’s 37th In­de­pen­dence an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions, Dig­i­cel col­lab­o­rated with the Min­istry of Pub­lic Ser­vice, In­for­ma­tion and Broad­cast­ing in host­ing the first ever ma­p­athon “Map4Sain­tLu­cia” at the Derek Wal­cott Square on Sun­day Fe­bru­ary 28th.

Map4Sain­tLu­cia seeks to pro­vide a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing about Saint Lu­cia’s land­scape while im­prov­ing the dis­cov­er­abil­ity of places and com­mu­ni­ties around the is­land. Par­tic­i­pants were en­gaged in map­ping projects of so­cial and eco­nomic value to Saint Lu­cia. The pro­ject also demon­strated how tech­ni­cal in­no­va­tors and en­trepreneurs can use map­ping data for na­tional de­vel­op­ment. Through Dig­i­cel’s cut­ting edge tech­nol­ogy and in­fra­struc­ture, the min­istry and par­tic­i­pants re­ceived the nec­es­sary tech­no­log­i­cal sup­port to en­able them to use their map­ping apps ef­fec­tively.

Mar­ket­ing and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Ex­ec­u­tive at Dig­i­cel, Miss Louise Vic­tor, com­ment­ing on Dig­i­cel’s in­volve­ment for Map4Sain­tLu­cia said, “Dig­i­cel, be­ing the leader in cut­ting edge tech­nol­ogy, al­ways seeks in­no­va­tive ways to get our cus­tomers to op­ti­mize the use of their smart­phones, gad­gets and apps, specif­i­cally map­ping apps. Given the heavy fo­cus on tech­nol­ogy in this ini­tia­tive, it was only nat­u­ral that as the lead­ing telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pany in the re­gion we pi­o­neer some­thing as revo­lu­tion­ary as this.

“We are grate­ful to the Min­istry of Pub­lic Ser­vice, In­for­ma­tion and Broad­cast­ing for the op­por­tu­nity to part­ner and con­trib­ute to their quest of in­creas­ing ac­cess to in­for­ma­tion for all St. Lu­cians.”

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