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Communication Groups Team up to Lower Roaming Rates for CARICOM Members

By April 2022, Caribbean citizens travelling within the region can expect roaming charges to drop significantly. It is big news that was revealed at the February 23 signing of The Declaration of St George’s – Towards the Reducing IntraCaricom Roaming Charges. In this agreement, Cable & Wireless and Digicel have agreed to reduce roaming costs. It is expected that this reduction in roaming charges will further promote digital commerce and regional integration. The Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) said the Declaration will also facilitate the provision of seamless mobile (cellular) services, including voice, SMS text and data. Love News understands that consumers will now be able to roam in the CARICOM States at a significantly reduced cost with up to 70% saving by one estimate. Chairman of CARICOM’s Commission on Economy, Avinash Persaud told Love News the next step would be to eliminate roaming charges.

The agreement was signed on February 23 in St George’s in Guyana.