Rose Marie Harris
Monday, March 24, 2003 - Digicel a new telecommunication company has
began operation here. On Friday, the company presented Prime Minister,
Honourable Dr. Kenny Anthony, with its first cellular phone. Dr. Anthony made
his first call to St. Vincent where he spoke with his counterpart, Prime
Minister, Honourable Ralph Consalves.
Dr. Anthony has described the introduction of a new telecommunications company
as historical. According to Dr. Anthony, Saint Lucians can now make choices as
to which company offers the preferred product.
“In it are other messages for us that yes competition sometimes bring pain but
on another occasions competition also bring benefit this is one such occasion. I
am really looking forward to the next few days, particularly as I indicated to
observe how Digicel will now begin to impact on the market and how they are
going to persuade young Saint Lucians to utilise their telephones and there are
some persons who believe that Digicel has won the hearts and minds of young
Saint Lucians that view may well be correct,” Dr. Anthony said.
Dr. Anthony wished Digicel well in its operations, describing the company as
committed. “They have always known what they wanted. They have been singular
about it, very committed, they have worked hard every step of the way and I
think a lot of credit has to be given to their management and to their
understanding as well of the peculiarities of the Caribbean environment.”