August 30, 2007 —
The long awaited launch of the Turks and Caicos Islands’ own mobile telecommunications provider has finally come! After several months of being immersed in constructing a robust mobile network and jumping through technical hoops, the Islandcom team, led by Managing Director Sandra Garland and Director Caesar Campbell celebrated with the “Who’s – Who” of the islands in a spectacular cocktail reception at The Somerset on Grace Bay on Wednesday August 29, 2007.
Left to Right:
Gilberto Arredondo, Commercial Director
His Excellency the Governor of Turks and Caicos, Sir Richard Tauwhare
Honorable Jeffrey Hall, Minister of Telecommunications
Sandra Garland, Managing Director
Bennett Stubbs, Chairman, Telecommunications Commission
Caesar Campbell, Director
Chris Taylor, Chief Executive Officer
A guest speaker not pictured is Honorable Floyd Hall, Deputy Premier.
Islandcom is committed to providing the highest quality mobile services and will offer consumers a dynamic array of products and services which promise to bring true competition and savings to the market. “We are a Turks and Caicos Company serving the Turks and Caicos Islands,” said CEO, Chris Taylor, “the consumer will benefit immensely, not only from the high level of personalized service that will be the Islandcom distinction, but also finely tailored mobile service packages designed specifically for this unique market.”
The seeds were planted four years ago when visionaries Sandra Garland and Caesar Campbell forged a strategic alliance to establish a telecommunications company focused on TCI. Sandra Garland knew then that the fruit of their labour would be better mobile services for her country’s people. The next step was taken last year when the government made the historic decision to award the third telecommunications license to a local company.
At the reception, on Wednesday, the Chairman of the Turks and Caicos Telecommunications Commission, Bennett Stubbs, lauded the resilience of the Islandcom team in bringing this vision to life. His Excellency the Governor, Sir Richard Tauwhare, stressed the limitless opportunities that the consumer will now have when they are truly able to choose mobile services that meet their personal and business needs. Minister of Telecommunications, Hon. Jeffrey Hall, also congratulated the Islandcom team and expressed that the consumer is sure to benefit after Islandcom’s launch.
All those in attendance received a giveaway bag filled with lots of treats. Four winners received top of the line handsets. The winners were Rosie Watkins of TC Gas Ltd., David Tucker of IBC Express, Charles Larkan of BCQS, and Ossie Virgil of Virgil’s Taxi.
Islandcom opens its doors in Providenciales on September 5, 2007 at Graceway House and Ports of Call. They will delight the market with amazing “never-before-seen-in-TCI” offers that will brighten every mobile user’s life. Only one thing is certain… it will be exciting times ahead for mobile users in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Islandcom – People Connecting