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December 17, 2013
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Digicel fuels drivers for christmas

Head of Regionalisation at Digicel, Jeremy Owen, is delighted to see the reaction of this taxi driver after having his gas bill covered by the telecoms company on Friday. Digicel helped to brighten the Christmas of customers at the Gore Service Centre in Constant Spring, St Andrew, by paying for their gas. - Contributed

Dozens of motorists purchasing gas at the Gore Service Centre, Constant Spring, St Andrew, on Friday, were given an early morning surprise when Digicel stepped in to pay the bill.

The telecommunications leader surprised customers pulling up to the gas pumps by presenting them with vouchers to pay for their gas. The Digicel dancers kicked off the surprise with an entertaining flash mob, and customers were treated to Christmas cupcakes and free credit.

Robby, a taxi driver, expressed his delight at the unexpected gesture. "Bwoy, mi a tell you, mi,wish dem coulda come every day! A $400 mi did a go throw inna mi tank fi run a trip and come back and Digicel come give me $5,000 worth a gas. Dem make mi day. mi a tell yuh, mi day mek," he said.

Another customer, Sandra Myrie, could not contain her joy at not having to pay for the gas. "I've never won anything in my whole life and right now I feel like I've won a bag of money," Myrie said. She added that buying gas for her van was one of her most challenging expenses as she travels from Linstead to Kingston for work each day.

Senior Communications Manager at Digicel, Shelly-Ann Harris, shared the importance of such a gesture at Christmas time. "This is the time of year when everyone's pocket is under pressure. We wanted to help some of our customers keep some money in their pockets by helping out with their gas bill. We understand the challenges facing our customers and we are happy to be able to provide this kind of support during the festive season," Harris explained.

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