NGO COORDINATOR of Digicel St Vincent Justin John (center) with NEMO,CDEMA representatives.
Press Release
April 27, 2021
Digicel donates smartphones to assist CDEMA’s relief efforts in SVG

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.

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.”