Taiwan continues to help St Lucia bridge the digital divide

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The ribbon-cutting ceremony for GiNet in Vieux Fort

VIEUX FORT, St Lucia — With the launch of the Government Island-wide Network (GiNet) with assistance from Taiwan on December 5, 2018, over 16,000 people in Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia, can now enjoy instant Wi-Fi service.

It raises the internet penetration rate of the largest community in the south of Saint Lucia from 30 percent to 100 percent. Best of all, it is free!

This is the latest example of Taiwan and Saint Lucia working together to bridge the digital divide in the island.

The same service has been provided to the communities of Dennery North, Canaries and Micoud earlier this year. The launch of the GiNet service in the capital city of Castries is scheduled for December 19, 2018.

GiNet opens up various opportunities for the students, entrepreneurs, employees, farmers and even housewives of Saint Lucia. For them, the world is now really their oyster.

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