Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has announced that discussions with telecommunications company FLOW have yielded approval to initiate the ‘home communications relief bundle’ for 5,000 local households.
Pierre explained that 5,000 households would pay $20 a month with no installation costs under the communications relief initiative.
“They will receive the following package from FLOW – broadband, one modem, a fixed-line to include 100 local FLOW fixed minutes and ten TV programmes – religious and other channels and they will get a box,” the PM explained.
The announcement during the launch on Wednesday of the Taiwanese-funded $10 million National Housing Assistance Programme (NHAP) drew applause from the gathering.
Pierre explained that both the NHAP and the home communications relief initiative were evidence of his administration’s commitment to fulfilling its promise of putting people first, which he declared was not merely an election campaign slogan.
He indicated that life must continue as the world seeks solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic and people do the basics of keeping the protocols, following the science, and ‘most importantly’ getting vaccinated.
“With this bundle from FLOW, the people or the children who are at their homes will get internet access at their homes so that they can follow their classes and continue to live a life of normality in this crisis,” Pierre stated as he thanked FLOW for supporting the initiative.