|Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (right), in conversation with (left to right) CEO of Digicel Barbados,??Barry O’Brien; Chairperson of the Digicel Foundation, Lisa Lewis; and Digicel Board Director, P.J. Mara, at the courtesy call. (C. Pitt/BGIS)|
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart received an update on Digicel’s business activities as well as its humanitarian outreach across the Caribbean during a recent meeting with company officials at Government Headquarters.
Digicel’s Board Director, P.J. Mara, said the company’s business portfolio had moved from cellular to a full service telecommunications company and thanked the Prime Minister for expressing confidence in the company to deliver quality service to Barbadians.
Mr. Mara also said the telecommunications company was willing to partner with government on any of its corporate social projects in the future. "We cannot replace a department of health or education, but we [Digicel] can support projects that have a social need and we are anxious to do that," he added
In turn, Mr. Stuart said he was pleased that government had met the needs of Digicel and remarked: "We try to aim to meet the highest possible standards and to create the kind of environment that fosters confidence and if we [government] are achieving that from your point of view, we are very happy."