Gros Islet receives free and unlimited access to Wi-Fi services

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Gros Islet receives free and unlimited access to Wi-Fi services

PRESS RELEASE – In a move that is sure to benefit hundreds of residents who reside in the town of Gros Islet, in addition to the large number of non-residents who flock to the vicinity of Marie Therese and Dauphine Streets to soak up the town’s weekly street parties, free and unlimited access to Wi-Fi services will now be available through the kind compliments of the leader of the Lucian People’s Movement (LPM), Therold Prudent.

Speaking ahead of the commencement date of service, which is scheduled for September 26th, 2014, Prudent stated, “This newest initiative is part of a broader plan that aims to reduce the financial constraints on young people, who would otherwise have to experience extreme frustration at being unable to use their electronic devices, given the very harsh economic conditions which currently exist in our country.”

He added, “Not having a job for a prolonged period of time is a terrible experience for any young person to endure. However, finding yourself with limited access to knowledge and your ability to navigate Saint Lucia’s corridors to the wider world, a cut off can only add greater stress and frustration to a young person who is battling to find relevance within Saint Lucian society.”

Prudent concluded that while there are limitations in terms of what he is able to achieve on behalf of the people of Gros Islet given his current status as an unelected opposition figure, this does not in any way inhibit him from championing their cause and doing everything within his power to ease their pain until such time when he is duly elected as the next district representative of Gros Islet.

The free Wi-Fi service, which is available for connection through the link LPM-2016, will be initiated in other communities in the near future.

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  1. The problem is that in civilized & progressive countries internet access is seen as a right, since it is seen as representing the public sphere. However, in backward and oppressive countries it is seen as a privilege, where it can only be accessed by those who can afford. The United Nations now has a report before it which will soon be made into resolution recognising that access should be a right, therefore be universal.

    All this is in contrast with the statement by Minister Fletcher saying that the Internet providers has sought government's intervention in trying to prevent citizens free access to using voice over internet such as magic jack, skype etc. in an effort to get more revenue from clients using regular calling methods.

    Lucian watch your bread. Do we think that with the recent cosy relationship between government and these communications companies will not have any demands being exchanged? Can we watch the invasion of the such companies into our highest pubilc institutions such as the House of Assembly bearing gifts as without consequences?

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  2. Its a good gesture. Why should we support anyone who doesn't give us anything but wants our vote. Politicians should be ask what have they contributed to the citizeny before they are elected. If you are not benevolent before you are in power then why should you be when you already have that power?

    Thats why i respect people like Frederick who do things out of their own pocket. Others are just really giving us back our own moneys. Duh. Nobrainer.

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    • Well, you may as well continue voting for the same old shit and keep your opinion to your self. Try to appreciate good things for a change. Kenny promise free WIFI 3 years back we are still waiting. Thanks Therold

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  3. These are the cheap things politicians continue doing for st lucians, we continue to sit and expect too much. Labour(work) is a thing of the past.

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    • Why can't we see the positive side of things, considering it's not tax payers money doing it. After all something to help kids that cannot afford the service.

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  4. Always felt like this was an initiative that could have been undertaken by the government/ CCC in Castries (Boulevard Area) Anyway kudos to you Mr Prudent!

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  5. A forward-looking move, indeed! I believe that was in their last manifesto. If only we could get the bandwidth that surpasses what is in the US, but which is on par with the A.S.E.A.N. countries.

    For all the PhDs and experts so-called in the SLP, if that had been espoused nationwide, rather the dissemination of infected snooping Chinese computers, SLP would have done the education system much good, and much less harm.

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    • Internet cafe can't be put out of business when there are so many poor people who can't afford internet cafe. To me what LPM has done here is to cater to those who otherwise would not be able to afford the service. There is nothing wrong in thinking about others. Why should only those who can afford be permitted to be on line.

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      • Ras Caye si ou sorti en caye la ou cai sav spider who. Is either u not from the constituency or you have selective amnesia. Everyone knows there was wifi in the monchy square. I guess soon you might ask emma who, prudent who, or kenny who stop being a damm hypocrite ek sort en caye la....chpzzz

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    • With all the millions of taiwanes dollars Spider got only Monchy got WIFI at the time. Remember, Therold have not been elected and we are see home and garden initiatives, book packs for school kids, free wifi for the poors and so on and so on. Labour promise free wifi in 2011 manifesto, Kenny we still waiting, while we using what Mr. Prudent have generously provided, God BlessT P

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  6. All he did was to make his WIFI accessible However, I will tell him BRAVO but he should not BRAVARDAY about it.

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  7. Richard Frederick check for us in Castries Central and you go retain your sit. Not like it was in jeopardy anyway. hehehe

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