Best Possible Outcome From The LIME/FLOW Merger

The government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is committed to ensure the best possible outcomes for local consumers from the proposed merger between telecommunications providers LIME and FLOW.

The assurance came from Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Commerce and Information Technology, Nathaniel Williams, during NBC’s face to face programme this morning.

His comments came as the Ministry prepares to host a Panel Discussion this afternoon, featuring key local and regional stakeholders, to examine the implications for the consumer.

While Jamaica has already approved the merger in their jurisdiction, Mr. Williams said individual countries in the region continue to assess the implications in their respective territories.

Mr. Williams said although complex in nature, mergers can have both positive and negative implications for the consumers, hence the need for national consultation.