Wednesday 4th October 2017 – Road Town, British Virgin Islands: Digicel’s Chairman, Denis O’Brien, visited the British Virgin Islands on Monday 2nd October to get a first-hand look at the Territory – which is just one of the Digicel markets affected by the recent powerful hurricanes. He was keen to get a comprehensive tour, which was led by Kevin Gordon, CEO of Digicel BVI and Rob Mayo-Smith, Regional CEO, from the residential sections of the East End through to the business communities of Road Town, plus an aerial tour of the north coast and West End.
The Chairman’s intensive agenda covered a meeting with Premier Dr. The Hon. D. Orlando Smith, OBE and Minister of Finance, as well as Broderick Penn, the Permanent Secretary. The meeting centered around Digicel and the Government’s alignment on key needs to be met to the benefit of the BVI economy.
A necessary intervention in the financial services sector was highlighted as the number one concern. To this end, Digicel will partner with the Government to prioritise a list of the key financial services industry leaders to be equipped with full communications solutions in the shortest possible time. Providing these front-runners with fast and reliable communications is crucial to them being able to return to the BVI and support the stabilising of the economy.