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Bridging the Digital Divide

Image of Officials at the launch

WITH the commencement of the Government Island-wide Network (GiNet) on 5 December 2018, over 16,000 people in Vieux Fort can now enjoy instant Wi-Fi service. It raises the internet penetration rate of the largest community in South Saint Lucia from 30% to 100%. Best of all, it is free!

Image of Officials at the launch
Officials at the launch

This is the latest example of Taiwan and Saint Lucia working together to bridge the digital divide in the beautiful Caribbean country. Same service has been provided to the communities of Dennery North, Canaries and Micoud earlier this year.

The launch of the GiNet service in the Capital City of Castries is scheduled for 19 December 2018.

GiNet opens up various opportunities for the students, entrepreneurs, employees, farmers and even housewives of Saint Lucia. For them, the world is now really their oyster.

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