Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Digicel Barbados staff give to hurricane-ravaged neighbours

Digicel Barbados employees are joined by CEO Alex Tasker (left at the front) in preparing staff donations for transport to Irma-affected countries.

Digicel Barbados employees are joined by CEO Alex Tasker (left at the front) in preparing staff donations for transport to Irma-affected countries.

The staff of Digicel Barbados Limited have been touched by the impact of severe weather systems on their Caribbean neighbours and have mobilised to help in whatever way they can.

In the days since Hurricane Irma devastated several islands in the northern Caribbean, Digicel employees have been collecting relief items and today sent off the barrels which will be delivered to affected communities. 

The items will help to address the urgent needs of those affected by destructive weather system and include water, sanitary items and canned foods.

CEO of Digicel Barbados, Alex Tasker, lauded the staff for taking the initiative to organise the collection.

"These items will be carried to our Caribbean neighbours in the northern Leeward Islands who were recently devasted by hurricanes and I want to commend the staff for their effort," he said.

Their effort is reflective of an outpouring of generosity seen throughout Barbados.

The Barbados Chamber of Commerce (BBCI) coordinated relief efforts to the northern Leeward Islands, as the Government of Antigua and Barbuda reached out to them requesting immediate humanitarian assistance.

Meanwhile the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) has also organised a contingency which will be heading to Dominica on Wednesday, to offer humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

While these are some of the more prominent efforts to assist our Caribbean neighbours, the team at Digicel Barbados are some of a wide cross-section of persons who have answered the call to help. 

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