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Prime Minister Philip J Pierre on Wednesday announced an initiative, soon to be rolled out to provide telecommunications assistance to a number of households.
The initiative will be executed through a partnership with local telecommunications company Flow and will target at least five thousand households.
“We have discussed and got the approval of Flow to initiate what is called the Home Communications Relief Bundle, which will provide relief to 5000 households that will pay $20 a month with no installation costs,” Prime Minister Pierre said.
“They will receive the following package from Flow: Broadband, one modem, a fixed-line to include 100 local flow fixed minutes and ten TV programs,” Pierre revealed.
The initiative, he says, is timely especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the reopening of schools where the education sector has been forced online.
“With this bundle, the people, and the children who are at their homes will get internet access, so they can follow their classes and continue to live a life of normality in this crisis,” Pierre declared.
According to the Saint Lucian Prime Minister, the initiative forms part of the ethos of the Government of Saint Lucia in putting people first.
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