A team of nine (9) including representatives from the Tobago Information Technology Limited (TITL), Office of the Chief Secretary, Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and Urban Development (DIQUD), Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and Digicel Trinidad and Tobago conducted a site visit at the Flag Staff Telecommunications Tower in Charlotteville on Thursday, April 14, 2022. The visit which was spearheaded by the Director of TEMA Mr. Allan Stewart aimed to assess the infrastructure in preparation for its repair.
The assessment relied on drone technology for a comprehensive view of the tower. On site, TITL’s Drone Pilot Akeem Stewart obtained both images and video footage of the tower using one of the company’s Mavic Pro Drones.
The Flag Staff Telecommunications Tower is used to house TEMA’s emergency network repeaters for Ultra High Frequency (UHF) and marine services. The infrastructure is also used by Digicel Trinidad and Tobago to provide all mobile related services in the east along with ICT services for the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.
The other team members on site were TITL’s Communications Officer, Dena George; TEMA’s Logistics Supervisor, Christal Ottley and Logistics Technician, Reon Valere; Legal Officer I at Office of the Chief Secretary, Makeda Sobers-Stephen and Field Engineer at Digicel Trinidad and Tobago, Kirden Hislop. DIQUD representatives included Specialist Civil Engineer, Kevon Trestail and Civil Engineer, Megan George.
TITL is a special purpose company of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA). The company is a premier provider of Innovative Business Support Services and Solutions, Contact Centre Support and Professional Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Training and Certification.