One of the country’s leading insurance companies has been awarded by Owner and Promoter of Sunshine Promotions, Ian “Judah” St. Bernard.
Netherlands Insurance Co. (W.I.) Ltd was presented with an award by St. Bernard in recognition of the company’s unwavering support for local promoters and the performing arts in the Grenada.
The award was accepted by Richard Strachan, Managing Director of Netherlands Insurance, on behalf of his company at the close of the annual ‘A Night of Love’ concert,
The concert which took place two weeks ago in honour of mothers featured a number of local acts like Tamara, Valene Nedd and Glaze, along with regional performers Alaine, John Holt and Junior Kelly among others.
This year marked the seventh anniversary of the event in which Netherlands Insurance has been a title sponsor and major contributor to the event.
St. Bernard who presented the award said, “We are pleased to present this award in recognition of the support Sunshine Promotions and a number of other local promoters have received from Netherlands Insurance for the promotion of local art forms.”
Netherlands Insurance is also renowned as a champion of the development of not only the performing arts but also various other artforms in Grenada.
Commenting on why Netherlands Insurance has championed the arts in Grenada, an enthusiastic Manager said, “The arts are very important as a form of expression, culture and cultural preservation, entertainment and all-round development. This is a cause that the team at Netherlands feel strongly about and are confident that the part we play makes a positive contribution to making the performing arts accessible to the widest possible audience. ”
In addition to A Night of Love, Netherlands Insurance has also been a major contributor to a number of other events and programmes such as The Cathedral Organ Fundraising Chorus which featured Lorraine Klassen; Carnival and a number of carnival-related events like White in the Moonlight; the Annual Legends in Concert, as well as an array of dance, voice, instrument and performing groups.
Strachan specifically noted the recently held and successful steel pan concert hosted by the Suzuki Pan Wizards & Friends, which featured Natasha Joseph – independent musician from Trinidad & Tobago – who also held a master class for all local panists on improvisation on pan.
“The concert and classes with Ms. Joseph was well executed and I am certain that this will go a long way in improving the skill set of our local pan players,” he further noted.
Netherlands has long been a trailblazer championing the development of the performing arts and is determined to continue leading the way in promoting the diverse art forms that abound in Grenada.