The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

St Lu­cia Elec­tric­ity Ser­vices Limited (LUCELEC) is con­tin­u­ing its Gold Spon­sor­ship sup­port of the Saint Lu­cia Jazz and Arts Fes­ti­val, con­tribut­ing cash and elec­tri­cal in­fra­struc­ture to main or­ga­niz­ers the Saint Lu­cia Tourist Board.

LUCELEC’s sup­port for the 2015 Fes­ti­val extends be­yond the main stage, pro­vid­ing tem­po­rary light­ing to many of the fringe events in ad­di­tion to cash spon­sor­ships. Th­ese in­clude Fond d’Or Jazz and Soufriere Cre­ole Jazz in ad­di­tion to free events - Tea Time Jazz, Jazz on the Grill and Marigot Jazz which for the first time this year is be­ing or­ga­nized by the Marigot Devel­op­ment Com­mit­tee.

As a com­mit­ted part­ner in the devel­op­ment of Saint Lu­cia, LUCELEC is pleased to be as­so­ci­ated with the eco­nomic prom­ise brought by the Saint Lu­cia Jazz and Arts Fes­ti­val.

LUCELEC Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Manager, Roger Joseph says this is es­pe­cially so in com­mu­nity events where ca­pac­ity is built among the res­i­dents who or­ga­nize and ben­e­fit from th­ese ac­tiv­i­ties.

“Be­yond the im­me­di­ate eco­nomic im­pact of th­ese com­mu­nity fes­ti­vals, there’s the op­por­tu­nity to build ca­pac­ity in event man­age­ment and ex­e­cu­tion which car­ries over into other spheres of com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties well be­yond jazz. Fur­ther, those who per­form or sell items who are from th­ese ar­eas, get im­me­di­ate eco­nomic ben­e­fit for their fam­i­lies and by ex­ten­sion the com­mu­nity,” he says.

In ad­di­tion to spon­sor­ship sup­port, LUCELEC is also con­tribut­ing the tal­ent of its staff through a per­for­mance by LUCELEC Cus­tomer Care En­gi­neer Al­li­son Mar­quis who will lead Lu­cian Pan Fu­sion per­form­ing Main­stage on Satur­day May 9, 2015.

The re­la­tion­ship be­tween LUCELEC and the Jazz Fes­ti­val be­gan in 1992 when the very first event was held at the Pi­geon Is­land Na­tional Land­mark. Back then, LUCELEC pro­vided tem­po­rary light­ing to Pi­geon Is­land, then not on the LUCELEC grid, to fa­cil­i­tate the host­ing of the event.

The Saint Lu­cia Jazz and Arts Fes­ti­val will be held from April 30May 10, 2015.

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