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Friday 3 August 2012 – Kingston, Jamaica. With the potential threat of Tropical Storm Ernesto bearing down on Jamaica over the next couple of days, Digicel would like to inform its customers, its staff and Jamaica as a whole that its hurricane contingency plan is in high gear and it has everything in place to best manage the events of the coming days.

Digicel’s Crisis Management Team, headed by Donovan Betancourt, Head of Facilities and Emergency Management, will continue to monitor and track the tropical storm as it forms and gathers strength over the Caribbean Sea.

Specifically, Digicel has ensured that all of its 1,000 cell sites across the island are in good order and ready to go. Digicel has also made available into the market a significant amount of extra credit in order to ensure that customers can stay connected.

Commenting on Digicel’s readiness for the storm, Donovan Betancourt, comments; “We have done everything possible to ensure that we are ready and able to ensure that from our point of view, Ernesto passes without incident. Our cell sites are checked and ready and our technical teams and field engineers have been mobilized across the island.

He continues; “Our primary concern is the safety of our customers and our staff and that we keep people connected to friends and family no matter what. We would like to take this opportunity to remind people to stay safe, keep their phones charged and ensure they have credit on their phones so that they can communicate with their loved ones.”


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