Press Release

Premier's Office
Release Date:
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 10:38am

Digicel’s Chief Executive Officer for the Caribbean and Central America, Ms. Vannesa Slowey, has expressed her company’s commitment to the BVI over the long-term and plans to overhaul its Information and Communications Technology (ICT) network in the Territory.

Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. Hon. D. Orlando Smith, OBE, met with Ms. Slowey and senior members of her management team at the recently held CARICOM-UN High-Level Pledging Conference in New York.

Premier Smith stated that discussions were also held on the telecommunication’s support for the BVI’s recovery and reconstruction. He said, “I had very positive discussions with our friends at Digicel and welcome their support for the BVI’s recovery and the investment they will make in the ICT network as we rebuild after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Digicel shares our vision of building a more resilient BVI.”

The Premier was joined by Chairman of the Recovery Task Force, Mr. Brodrick Penn, BVI London Office Director, Mr. Benito Wheatley and Deputy Director of the International Affairs Secretariat, Ms. Najan Christopher.


Ms. Natalie Hodge

Deputy Chief Information Officer
Telephone:  468-3701 ext. 2731 (desk)