Digicel CEO Conor Looney (left) presenting Adrian Brathwaite with his new Android handset. (GP)
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TAXI OPERATOR Adrian Brathwaite, who last week saved the lives of three visitors who got into difficulty while swimming at Fitts Village, has been rewarded by telecommunications provider Digicel (Barbados) Ltd. for his bravery.
Presented with a new Android 4G handset, a very humble Brathwaite was extremely appreciative of Digicel’s gesture and urged the relevant authorities to seriously consider placing a lifeguard on duty in the area of the near drowning in order to avoid any recurrence in the future.
Speaking from the company’s head office in Warrens, St. Michael, Digicel chief executive officer, Conor Looney, remarked, “At Digicel we always want to recognise the extraordinary around us and when we see stories like this we want to not only recognise, but also reward extraordinary Barbadians. Adrian has shown everyone through his bravery just how extraordinary he is and in so doing has allowed those visitors to the island to live to see their loved ones again.”
Adamant that he was no hero, Brathwaite said, “I think I did what anyone in my position would have done given the circumstances. As a man who is in the tourism industry, I had to make sure that their visit to the island didn’t end in tragedy.” (PR)