Sunday 21 October, 2018

Digicel BVI sites offline to ensure fast recovery after Maria

Communications leader Digicel advised customers, ahead of the passage of Hurricane Maria in the British Virgin Islands, that all its BVI sites would be going offline at 10:00 am on Tuesday, September 19, with the exception of sites in Road Town.

"This will ensure a fast recovery after the storm. Please take this time to prepare and stay safe," the company said.

Against that background, Digicel noted that a number of areas in the BVI would remain connected. Those areas are Baughers Bay; Purcell; Prospect Reefe; McNamara; Meyers; Pasea; Free Bottom; Lower Fort Hill; Lower Fish Bay; Long Bush; Georges Hollow; Lower Estate; Huntums Ghut; Steep Hill; Road Reef Marina; and Ridge Road.

The potentially catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane Maria is currently lashing the BVI with rain, after leaving a trail of devastation in Dominica and Guadeloupe.