June 15th 2016 - Digicel announces continued sponsorship of Carnival
Digicel renews sponsorship for fifth successive year for crime prevention motive as a partner sponsor for Duavata Carnival
Wednesday June 15, 2016 – Digicel Fiji today announced its sponsorship for the 2016 Duavata Northern Crime Prevention Carnival with a cash and kind value of up to $13,000. This is the fifth successive year for Digicel to be the partner sponsor of this carnival.
Included in the sponsorship, apart from cash, are various prizes which will be on offer for contestants as well as to the members of the organising committee of the week-long carnival.
Digicel Fiji’s Public Relations and Sponsorship Manager, Satish Narain confirmed the new two-year sponsorship support at the launch of the carnival in Labasa, adding that this is Digicel’s support for projects up in the North.
“We are happy to sponsor the Duavata Northern Crime Prevention Carnival for the fourth successive year. I would also like to thank the organisers of the carnival for giving this opportunity and willing to extend our partnership for this great initiative. We support the community in the North as they join hands with Police and other stakeholders to promote crime prevention,” said Narain.
In recent times, we have seen an increase in crime in the country and we are confident that this is the kind of initiative that’s needed to educate the community at large.
Narain added that Digicel introduced the great ‘Smile’ offer for the North in March this year after the devastation of Tropical Cyclone Winston. Smile offers customers to top up by $3 and get Double Up free credit any network calls with unlimited Digicel calls and texts. Digicel also went around affected villages in Savusavu, Taveuni and Bua and handed out farming tools and school bags to children.
Carnival chief organizer, Mr. Satish Kumar thanked Digicel for their continued support towards the event.
The Duavata Northern Crime Prevention Carnival will be held at Subrail Park, Labasa from 25th June to 2nd July.
Digicel Group Limited (Digicel) is a leading provider of communications services in 31 markets in the Caribbean and South Pacific regions, where the company provides a comprehensive range of Mobile Communications, Business Solutions, Cable TV & Broadband and other related products and services to retail, corporate (including small- and medium-sized enterprises) and government customers.
Digicel offers HSPA+ or long-term evolution (LTE) mobile technology (4G) in 30 markets and holds the number one mobile market position in 21 markets, with a mobile subscriber market share of more than 50% in 20 markets, as determined by internal company data.
Digicel launched mobile services in Jamaica, its first market, in 2001 and became the market leader there within 15 months of launch, based on a strategy that Digicel has since replicated successfully in several other markets. Digicel’s mobile subscriber base has grown from 0.4 million as of March 31, 2002 to 13.6 million subscribers as of March 31, 2015, representing a compound annual growth rate of 32.3%.
Digicel runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Jamaica, Haiti, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programs. Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams and individuals including the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, and Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel also sponsors the West Indies cricket team.
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