The island’s sole provider of electricity, Grenlec has once again made a generous donation to the holding of the 30th or Pearl Anniversary of the annual Petite Martinique Whitsuntide festival.
At the official opening ceremony of the festival last week Friday, Manager of the company’s Carriacou Branch, Wallace Collins handed over a $6,000.00 cheque to the organising committee.
The donation was $1000.00 more than that given by Grenlec in the previous years.
Collins who used a Parade flambeau torch for the presentation said that as a corporate citizen, Grenlec is always cognisant of the need to support events of this nature which impacts on the cultural and social life of natives.
He pointed out that the company has been observing the growing nature of the festival and wanted to match the improvements with its financial contribution.
He noted that the donation also reflects the challenges faced by the organising committee to raise the necessary funds to host a successful festival in a small community as Petite Martinique.
President of the committee, Terrance Logan praised Grenlec for its loyalty to the festival over the years and gave assurance that the money would be used for the purpose in which it was donated.
The ceremony was declared officially opened by Parliamentary Secretary for Carriacou & Petite Martinique, Senator Norland Cox and was also addressed by Chairperson of the Festivals Board, attorney-at-law, Kindra Maturine-Stewart.
The two are currently vying to get the nod from the ruling New National Party (NNP) as its candidate in the upcoming general election as replacement for Deputy Prime Minister, Elvin Nimrod who is bowing out of frontline politics.
The 75-year old Nimrod has called it a day after representing the constituency for the past 18 years as its elected representative in the Grenada Parliament.
Sen. Cox, Maturine-Stewart along with Devon King did the honors of handing out prizes of trophies and monetary rewards to festival participants at Monday’s closing ceremony.