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DIGICEL READY FOR BIGGER BETTER LABOR DAY CELEBRATIONS IN NEW YORK

– Digicel to support a host of Labor Day activities for Diaspora customers
 
CaribPR Wire, Tuesday, September 1st – Kingston, Jamaica: Digicel, the largest mobile operator in the Caribbean and recent entrant to Central America, today unveiled details of its Labor Day activities, which include the West Indian Labor Day Parade, IRIE Jamboree, the Guyana Folk Festival, Haiti Bingo night and the finals of the Digicel Caribbean Cup New York.
 
Kicking off with Haiti Bingo on Thursday, September 3rd, Digicel will be on hand right throughout the Labor Day weekend to support the celebrations with the New York Diaspora community. On Sunday, September 6th, the Digicel-sponsored Guyana Folk Festival is taking place on the corner of Beverly and Ralph in Brooklyn. Customers attending the festival will have an opportunity to visit the Digicel booths to take part in some exciting competitions and giveaways right throughout the day.



Next up is the highly anticipated final of the Digicel Caribbean Cup New York which kicks off at 3pm in the Jefferson High School Stadium at the corner of Flatlands and Sheperd in Brooklyn, New York, with Jamaica and St. Vincent all set to battle it out in what is sure to be a thrilling final.
 
Moving over to Queens, the Digicel-sponsored IRIE Jamboree kicks off at 2pm with a fantastic lineup of artistes such as Queen Ifrica, Taurus Riley and Sean Paul set to entertain the crowd throughout the day and night. Ending the weekend on a high, on Monday, September 7th, a host of surprise guest artistes will be performing on the Digicel float throughout the West Indian Labor Day Parade. Customers can also visit the Digicel village which will be located on Easter Parkway between Rogers and Beckford.
 
Digicel’s General Manager for the Diaspora, Valérie Estimé, said: “Caribbean people living in the New York Diaspora are guaranteed to have three days of exciting activities courtesy of Digicel. We have a host of fantastic competitions and giveaways lined up at each of these events over the Labor Day weekend. The Digicel village on Easter Parkway is a great new addition to this year’s parade with promotions, giveaways, calling card sales and top up promotions
 
“At Digicel, we are committed to serving the needs of our Caribbean customers living in the Diaspora area through our wide range of products and services such as Digicel Top Up (online and retail) and Digicel Calling Cards, which make it so much easier for Caribbean customers living in the Diaspora to stay in touch with friends and family back home. We hope that everyone will come out and enjoy themselves and all of the Digicel activities over Labor Day weekend.”
 
Digicel has a wide range of products and services on offer to the Diaspora community such as; online top up – where customers can log on to any Digicel website and top up or send minutes to people back home; retail top up – where customers can go into any one of over 100,000 retail stores in the UK, Canada, the Caribbean and the USA and purchase Digicel top up or send Digicel minutes to friends and relatives in their home country; and Digicel calling cards – where customers calling friends and family in Haiti and Jamaica can call home at competitive rates using minutes stored on the calling card. 
 
For more information, log on to www.digicelgroup.com
 
ABOUT DIGICEL GROUP
Since its launch in 2001, Digicel has become renowned for competitive rates, unbeatable coverage, superior customer care, a wide variety of products and services and state-of-the-art handsets. By offering innovative wireless services and community support, Digicel has become a leading brand across its 32 markets worldwide.
 
Digicel is incorporated in Bermuda. Its Caribbean and Central American markets comprise Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Nauru, Panama, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Turks & Caicos. The Caribbean company also has coverage in St. Martin and St. Barths. Digicel Pacific comprises Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu.
 
Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and South Pacific sports teams, including the West Indies Cricket Team, Special Olympics teams throughout the region and national rugby teams in the South Pacific. Digicel is also title sponsor of the Digicel Caribbean Championships and the Copa de Naciones Digicel, which are the Caribbean and Central American qualifiers to the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
 
For more information, log on to www.digicelgroup.com