LIME Pro­vides Free Com­mu­ni­ca­tions In­fra­struc­ture for Live Broad­cast of 36th In­de­pen­dence An­niver­sary Cel­e­bra­tions

The Star (St. Lucia) - - COMMENT -

St. Lu­cia’s only full telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions ser­vice provider, LIME is part­ner­ing with the Stand­ing Na­tional In­de­pen­dence An­niver­sary Com­mit­tee to boost the cel­e­bra­tion of Saint Lu­cia’s 36th an­niver­sary of In­de­pen­dence.

LIME is pro­vid­ing the Com­mit­tee with the telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions in­fra­struc­ture to fa­cil­i­tate live ra­dio and TV broad­casts of the Ec­u­meni­cal Ser­vice/Day of Prayer at the Cathe­dral of the Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion on Fri­day, 20th Fe­bru­ary as well as the Na­tional Mil­i­tary Pa­rade at the Sab/Vigie Sport­ing Fa­cil­ity and the Na­tional Cel­e­bra­tory Rally at the Philip Marcelin Ground in Vieux Fort, both of which are sched­uled for Sun­day 22nd Fe­bru­ary, In­de­pen­dence Day, 9am and 3pm re­spec­tively. Mem­bers of the public will be able to fol­low all three events simul­cast via NTN (Chan­nel 37), as well as the gov­ern­ment’s web por­tal, www.govt.lc. It is ex­pected that other lo­cal sta­tions will join the broad­cast.

Chair­per­son of the Stand­ing Na­tional In­de­pen­dence An­niver­sary Com­mit­tee, Mr. Dar­rel Mon­trope, said, “The Gov­ern­ment of Saint Lu­cia deeply ap­pre­ci­ates the sup­port we’ve re­ceived from LIME for this year’s In­de­pen­dence cel­e­bra­tions. It will as­sist us greatly in our ef­forts at de­cen­tral­is­ing the ac­tiv­i­ties by in­clud­ing the south of the is­land in the var­i­ous events, and en­sur­ing that the main ac­tiv­i­ties are broad­cast not just lo­cally but to Saint Lu­cians through­out the world.”

Ms Geral­dine Pitt, CEO LIME South­ern Clus­ter re­it­er­ated the com­pany’s com­mit­ment to giv­ing back to the peo­ple of St. Lu­cia through its con­tri­bu­tions to the lo­cal econ­omy and its sup­port for na­tional ini­tia­tives that pos­i­tively im­pact the lives of thou­sands of Saint Lu­cians. “As a St. Lu­cian com­pany, we con­sider it a priv­i­lege to be able join in cel­e­brat­ing a great mile­stone in St. Lu­cia’s devel­op­ment as a na­tion. We un­der­stand the vi­tal role that a ro­bust com­mu­ni­ca­tions in­fra­struc­ture plays in a coun­try’s devel­op­ment and in driv­ing eco­nomic growth, and we’re proud that LIME is al­ready con­tribut­ing sig­nif­i­cantly in that re­gard. LIME has a long-term com­mit­ment to St. Lu­cia and we have a man­date to en­sure that we im­pact the so­ci­ety in ways that im­prove peo­ple’s lives and strengthen all sec­tors of the econ­omy,” Ms Pitt added.

Ev­ery year LIME part­ners with the gov­ern­ment to as­sist with prepa­ra­tions for In­de­pen­dence cel­e­bra­tions. Last year the com­pany pro­vided telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions cov­er­age for In­de­pen­dence ac­tiv­i­ties at the Beause­jour Na­tional Sta­dium free of charge, and was a ma­jor spon­sor of the Jete Dance Com­pe­ti­tion which formed part of the ac­tiv­i­ties. LIME con­trib­utes to the is­land’s ma­jor ac­tiv­i­ties and over­all devel­op­ment through pro­vi­sion of ser­vice on an on­go­ing ba­sis with ini­tia­tives like free broad­band to pri­mary and sec­ondary schools, as well as a num­ber of com­mu­nity li­braries.

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