The winners of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission’s World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2022-Scavenger Hunt have been announced.
First prize went to Laverne Varlack and Kia Soares. Anthony and Ronisha Williams were awarded 2nd prize while 3rd prize went to Wilford and Tasha Todman.
The winners received prizes including cash, staycations, tablets for all seniors, supermarket vouchers and phones with unlimited phone plans at a ceremony held on July 17.
Chief Executive Officer Mr. Guy L. Malone congratulated the winners and stated that the commission has started a chain reaction with the Scavenger Hunt.
“The commission extends its gratitude to our esteemed winners for your participation, for without your support this would not be possible. The Scavenger Hunt focused on dedication and hard-work and a desire to Bridge the Generational Divide,” Mr. Malone said.
Office Supervisor at the commission, Ms. Johanna Rhymer said the event was hosted in observance of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, which is globally observed on May 17 and that this year’s event was targeted to assist seniors in adapting to technology while connecting with friends and family.
Ms. Rhymer said, “Entrants were expected to create teams of two individuals with each team consisting of one senior. The teams were required to take pictures, solve clues and answer trivia for a chance to win prizes.”
The event was also geared at raising awareness of the possibilities the use of the internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, while bridging the digital divide.
The mission of this year’s World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, is to ‘Bridge the Generational Divide.’
The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission is the statutory body responsible for regulating the telecommunications sector of the Virgin Islands, protecting the interests of users of telecommunications services, ensuring fair competition among operators of telecommunications networks and providers of telecommunications.