Tuesday 23rd October, 2012 – Kingston, Jamaica. With the potential threat of Tropical Storm Sandy 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 over 1,000 cell sites across the island have plenty of fuel and that back-up generators are in good order and ready to go in the event of a failure of the power grid. 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, Sandy passes without incident. Our cell sites are checked, stocked and ready and our technical teams and field engineers have been mobilised across the island.
"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."
Digicel would like to advise members of the media that for any comments, queries or interviews that may be needed during the potential passing of Tropical Storm Sandy, they are welcome to contact the following people at any time 24/7 via phone or email:
Jacqueline Burrell Clarke, Public Relations Manager on
876 470 9131 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamiann Young, Public Relations Executive on
876 470 9105 or Tamiann.email@example.com
Shelly-Ann Harris, Snr. Communications Manager on
876 470-9147 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Digicel would like to urge all Jamaicans to stay safe and to ensure that their phones are charged and topped up at all times in case they need to make that all-important call.
Take good care.
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