Tuesday 9th April 2019 – Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands: Digicel is offering an opportunity of a lifetime for sports fans throughout the Turks & Caicos Islands. Residents are getting the chance to meet the fastest man in the world, Digicel’s Chief Speed Officer Usain Bolt.
Usain Bolt is visiting the TCI to assist in the launch of the first ever Turks and Caicos Islands Film Festival which will take place November 15-17, 2019. Bolt will be an advocate for telling meaningful stories through film and preserving our ocean and environment which is the theme of the film festival.
Digicel TCI’s CEO Addison Stoddard comments “We are very excited for Usain Bolt, our Chief Speed Officer to visit TCI. We’ve made special plans for him to sign autographs at the Digicel Graceway House Store on May 1st and we believe the community will come out in great numbers”.
“For our loyal customers, we’ve created a special offer just for them. Customers can enter for a chance to win a private meet and greet with Bolt himself on May 1st by activating a 7 or 30 day Quick Pick Bundle between now and April 29th. Not a Digicel customer? No problem. Just head over to one of our stores and get yourself a SIM card and a 7 or 30 day Quick Pick Bundle and you’ll join the circle of trust too.”
Digicel will announce the winner to the public on April 30th and keep everyone updated on the visit through their Facebook and Instagram pages.
The track and field superstar’s trip will also see him visit a local school in Providenciales, and attend the launch event for the TCIFF. Festival Director and film producer Collin Burrows expressed his excitement with having Usain Bolt visit for such a momentous occasion “It’s fantastic that Digicel, who were the first partners to sign up to the idea of our festival, are bringing Usain to the islands. There’s no better person to fire the starting pistol on our plans than this great Caribbean icon.
In the lead up to the TCIFF, Digicel will be encouraging the development of young filmmakers across the Caribbean region through a special competition which will be announced in the coming months.
On Digicel’s partnership with the TCIFF Mr. Burrows added “Given their network in the TCI and across the wider Caribbean region, Digicel are well placed to share our message about oceans and conservation so we hope their subscribers will use this opportunity to get involved in the film festival. I look forward to seeing what they produce.”
Digicel will be providing updates on Usain Bolt’s visit and the TCIFF. Follow the Digicel Instagram and Facebook page for updates.