Digicel St. Vincent Ltd. celebrated its 11th anniversary on Monday, saying it has revolutionised the telecommunications market in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Marketing Manager at Digicel Juno DeRoche, who thanked the Vincentian public for their support over the years, said that during the last year, the Digicel team has cemented the company’s position as a full service telecommunications company having successfully won big name business solutions contracts, including providing services for Canouan Resort Development, the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Electricity Services and Unicomer (COURTS) Ltd.

“On the consumer side, Digicel has also taken the market-leading position with consistent growth in its customer base. Today, more customers than ever before are enjoying Digicel’s best value through offers such as International Bundle …” DeRoche said.

DeRoche added that the Digicel team also continued its commitment to developing its communities through its “In Five Hours Flat” programme, which sees Digicel staff members and residents coming together to help those in need by building homes and donating supplies to the needy.

The Primus family of Rillan Hill, Bartley Lorraine (now deceased) of Owia and the community of Canoaun are among those benefitted from the “In Five Hours Flat” programme, while staff members took to the streets after the Christmas Eve floods of 2013 to distribute food and other supplies to needy persons.

Digicel’s scholarship programme also helps students to further their education and achieve their academic goals.

“On the sponsorship side, the Digicel Kick Start programme came to St. Vincent and the Grenadines for the first time and gave the best and most talented youth footballers a chance to train with coaches from the Chelsea FC Foundation,” DeRoche said.

Deno John is testament to the importance of this programme in developing grassroots football. John is one of three local Under-17 footballers who received training at the Digicel Chelsea Academy in Barbados last year and is now being eyed by the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill, Barbados soccer staff.

“He is being groomed for a university scholarship thanks to his footballing skills, setting him on the path to a bright future,” DeRoche said.

In addition, Digicel also supports grassroots cricket and tennis and the SVG Football Federation inter-league tournament.

“As we move forward we will continue to do our part to bring the best service possible to our customers … we will continue to do promotions with our customers at heart,” said DeRoche, who added that the company will soon launch its 4G service.