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Aliv opens store at Shoppes of Cable Beach

Telecommunications company Aliv officially opened its newest store at the Shoppes of Cable Beach on Friday, one day after Chief Aliv Officer Damian Blackburn announced that the company could be part of a pilot program that would use satellites for emergency data communication.

Aliv General Manager Patrice Thompson, who spoke at the store’s opening, explained that the mobile provider and technology company now has seven flagship locations across New Providence and throughout The Bahamas.

She explained that the Cable Beach store will be used to host talks about new technology for mobile devices and homes.

Blackburn, who also spoke at the event, noted that the store was designed to be more than simply a retail store for Aliv’s customers, but also a greater experience.

“It really should feel like an environment where you’re comfortable as a customer,” said Blackburn.

“Apple stores are great, but Aliv stores are better I think.”

He explained that Aliv took all of the knowledge they gained from customer surveys at other stores to improve the look and feel of the new Cable Beach store.

“So it has the maximum possible experience,” he said.

“This is another major step on the Aliv journey here in New Providence.”

Blackburn, who spoke at the Bahamas Business Outlook on Thursday, revealed then that Aliv has been in conversation with a company – he did not mention the company’s name – that will launch satellites to provide mobile services.

He said The Bahamas, through Aliv, could be a part of the company’s pilot project.

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Chester Robards

Chester Robards rejoined The Nassau Guardian in November 2017 as a senior business reporter. He has covered myriad topics and events for The Nassau Guardian. Education: Florida International University, BS in Journalism

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