Phone rates lowered for Ja

The two largest telecoms in the Cayman Islands have lowered rates to Jamaica in the wake of the passage of Hurricane Dean.

Cable and Wireless and Digicel are both offering five cents per minutes rates for customers in the Cayman Islands to call friends and family in Jamaica.

The Cable and Wireless rate applies to fixed line, bmobile prepaid and postpaid customers.

Both companies are offering the rate through Sunday.

‘Following the impact of hurricane Dean we understand the need to be able to keep in touch, therefore we decided this would be the best way for Cable & Wireless to help the Jamaican community during this difficult time. We wanted to make it easier for our customers to communicate with their friends and family in Jamaica.’ commented Tim Adam Cable & Wireless Chief Executive.

JD Buckley, Digicel Cayman CEO commented on the reasons for the rate reduction: ‘Many of our loyal customers in the Cayman Islands have family and friends in Jamaica affected by Hurricane Dean. We understand how important it is to stay in touch during this difficult time of recovery. We hope that this rate reduction will help the Jamaican community in the Cayman Islands stay in touch with loved ones in Jamaica. All of us at Digicel Cayman wish all those in Jamaica affected by Hurricane Dean a speedy recovery. Our thoughts are with you and with our colleagues and friends at Digicel Jamaica.’

There are long-standing historical ties between the Cayman Islands and Jamaica, and Cayman is home to a significant number of Jamaican expatriates.

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