Saturday 20 January 2018

Work starts on recovery

View of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on the Sint Maarten Dutch part of Saint Martin island in the Carribean Photo: Netherlands Ministry of Defence/Handout via REUTERS
View of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on the Sint Maarten Dutch part of Saint Martin island in the Carribean Photo: Netherlands Ministry of Defence/Handout via REUTERS
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Digicel Engineers in the Caribbean are working to restore and repair communications services destroyed by Hurricane Irma last week.

Digicel, the biggest mobile telephone service provider in the region, said it is "working assiduously" to get services back up in the islands it operates in.

Technicians and riggers have been at work on several islands to restore vital infrastructure.

Digicel CEO for the Caribbean and Central America Vanessa Slowey said the damage caused by Irma was unprecedented and it would take weeks if not months for some islands to fully recover.

"Everything possible was done to prepare for these storms by the respective governments and the public," she said.

However, she warned that the incoming Hurricane Jose would complicate matters further. Jose has been upgraded to a Category 4.

Sunday Independent

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