Country Manager for the newly re-branded FLOW, Geraldine Pitt, has responded to statements made by Information and Broadcasting Minister, Dr. James Fletcher, which she claims are inaccurate.
The minister had said that CWC/FLOW is allegedly refusing to adhere to certain recommendations to ensure the local telecoms market remains free and conducive for competition.
Dr. Fletcher made this statement at the conclusion of a recent Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) meeting, which was held in Saint Lucia.
Pitt told the local media on Friday that her company had worked for 15 months with ECTEL and the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC) engaging stakeholders, which included the minister.
“While we did not need approval for the merger, our Chief Executive Officer, Phil Bentley…we made an early commitment, that we want to work collaboratively with ECTEL and the NTRC, to get to a point where we would agree on how we move forward and that journey hasn’t ended,” she explained.
The CEO went on to state that while a full agreement has not been put together, FLOW has agreed to a number of conditions and will continue to dialogue with stakeholders.