PRESS RELEASE – DIGICEL and government officials from the British Virgin Islands travelled to Virgin Gorda last week Monday to kickstart restoration efforts and conduct a thorough assessment of the damage from Category Five superstorm, Irma, which ravaged the group of islands just a few days earlier.
The team consisted of Kevin Gordon, CEO of Digicel BVI, along with Governor Augustus Jaspert and Premier, Hon. D. Orlando Smith.
With communications central to rebuilding the islands, the Digicel team has since been working around the clock, with several sites already back up and running.
“The technical teams continue to work very hard to ensure that communication services are fully restored as soon as possible,” said Gordon. “Connectivity in Virgin Gorda is also expected to be fully restored by the end of the week as a team of over 30 Digicel technicians have been deployed across the most severely hit parts of the islands.”
As part of its recovery efforts, Digicel also recently dispatched a 210-ft. barge loaded with critical items such as network equipment, basic food, household items and first aid kits from Trinidad and Tobago. This was expected to arrive in the BVI before the end of last week.