Got TIPS or BREAKING NEWS? Please call + 1 284 346-6397 or 393-6397 or 1-284-494-1338-office; ads call 440-6666                               Tune into CBN-Telv chan 51 @ 6:00am; 12:00noon; 6:30pm & 10:00pm for Daily Caribbean News updates from Nevis; St. kitts; Dominica; St. Maarten & Barbados: CBN- keeps you connected to the rest of the World

Digicel donates generator to Mighty Scatliffe

- relief items donated to Digicel staff & Rotary Club of Tortola
Kevin R. Gordon, CEO of Digicel donating a generator to the Althea Scatliffe Primary School. Photo: Provided
Third from left Kevin R. Gordon, CEO of Digicel and Principal of Althea Scatliffe Primary School, Marieta Headley after receiving a new generator from Digicel on October 3, 2017. Photo: Provided
Third from left Kevin R. Gordon, CEO of Digicel and Principal of Althea Scatliffe Primary School, Marieta Headley after receiving a new generator from Digicel on October 3, 2017. Photo: Provided
Kevin R. Gordon, CEO of Digicel VI (third from left) donating relief items to Rotary Club of Tortola yesterday, Friday October 6, 2017 in Fish Bay. Photo: Provided
Kevin R. Gordon, CEO of Digicel VI (third from left) donating relief items to Rotary Club of Tortola yesterday, Friday October 6, 2017 in Fish Bay. Photo: Provided
Relief items that were donated to Rotary Club of Tortola and Digicel staff, courtesy of Digicel VI, Facey Commodity and Wisynco Distributors. Photo: Provided
Relief items that were donated to Rotary Club of Tortola and Digicel staff, courtesy of Digicel VI, Facey Commodity and Wisynco Distributors. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the passing of hurricane Irma, Althea Scatliffe Primary School (ASPS) was one among many schools damaged. As a result, this delayed the new semester and many parents were left with unanswered questions.

"ASPS has a special place in my heart" - Kevin R. Gordon

Digicel who adopted the school in September 2016, donated a FG Wilson generator within less than 24 hours following the visit from Chairman and Owner of Digicel, Mr Dennis O'Brien on October 3, 2017.

In an exclusive interview with Kevin R. Gordon, CEO of Digicel BVI, he expressed that it is important to serve the community and especially Althea Scatliffe Primary School.

He said, "It gives us great privilege to serve the community and to serve Althea Scatliffe Primary School. They have a special place in my heart," adding that there are 465 students that were displaced following hurricane Irma.

According to Mr Gordon, his team is working quickly to get back ASPS to normalcy for the benefit of the students, the economy and the territory.

"We will do whatever is required to get back ASPS back to its original pride that it once had before," emphasised Digicel's CEO.

Mr Kevin Gordon disclosed to our news reporter that at the moment a contractor is sorting through the electrical issues due to hurricane Irma, noting that an estimate has already been provided.

He further informed this news site that he is working with the ministry of education to go through the estimate and to prioritise to ensure that they are focusing on what is important.

"Once we have signed off on the approval to go ahead, we will start working," Mr Gordon explained.

Digicel taking care of staff and the community

Digicel BVI, along with Facey Commodity and Wisynco Distributors, donated relief items such as water and food supplies to Digicel staff and Rotary Club of Tortola Friday October 6, 2017 in the area of Fish Bay.

Digicel continues to assist with the rebuilding and recovery efforts throughout the territory.

More coverage to areas in the territory

Digicel has expanded coverage to the following areas: Belmont, Smugglers Cove, Sebastians, Pockwood Pond, Sopers Hole, Frenchman's Cay, Havers, Boway, Cox Heath, Fish Bay, Kingston, Gorda Peak, North Sound, Jost Van Dyke, East End, Anegada Ferry Dock and parts of the main town.

Tortola Population Coverage: 80 percent, Virgin Gorda: 70 percent; Jost Van Dyke: 30 percent and Anegada: 30 percent.

4 Responses to “Digicel donates generator to Mighty Scatliffe”

  • the real deal (08/10/2017, 10:17) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    Keep doing good. U will be rewarded. They are some reluctants in high places to praise u for your good because u r not local but ignore that and continue doing good. U have made me a believer and im sure im not alone.....Lots of companies only come here to make money and use their workers as slaves and paper towels....The #1 is that big Super market just sold to foreigners...Bad decision..
  • teacher john (08/10/2017, 11:55) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    and remember the same wicked NDP and their investment club buddies tried to block Digicel from coming to the BVI.

    Now where is CCT and the investment club gang??? Just a set of Oppressors, we need a new government like yesterday

    KEEP THE GOOD WORKS UP and I thank the VIP for helping to get you all here BAM
    • True (08/10/2017, 15:44) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      You are right. Havent heard about any of the club businesses donating anything major to relief efforts which says a lot! Irma showing everybody true colors and its a great thing.
  • switch (08/10/2017, 12:39) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    We were with flow. We already switch to Digicel. We love the Caring attitude of Digicel....Keep it up..


Create a comment


Create a comment

Disclaimer: Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) welcomes your thoughts, feedback, views, bloggs and opinions. However, by posting a blogg you are agreeing to post comments or bloggs that are relevant to the topic, and that are not defamatory, liable, obscene, racist, abusive, sexist, anti-Semitic, threatening, hateful or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be excluded permanently from making contributions. Please view our declaimer above this article. We thank you in advance for complying with VINO's policy.


Follow Us On

Disclaimer: All comments posted on Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) are the sole views and opinions of the commentators and or bloggers and do not in anyway represent the views and opinions of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online and its parent company.