LIME honours long-standing athlete

One of the country’s star athletes of yesteryear, Alister Clouden has been honoured by telecommunication provider LIME for his contribution to local sports.

Clouden along with three organisations were honoured through a limited edition of mobile cards.

The retired athlete and former business operator in St. George’s still holds the record for the 220-yard race on the island.

Cards were also done in honour of The Paradise Heritage Committee which lead the celebration of the 200th year anniversary of the Paradise Bridge in St. Andrew’s, as well as for the boat building heritage by manual labour in Petite Martinique, and the Conference of Regional Insurance Companies in Grenada.

General Manager of LIME, Angus Steele who unveiled the cards during his quarterly Press Conference with local journalists said that the recognition given to Clouden is based on the fact that his record will not be broken as there is no longer a 220-yard race any more.

LIME reached out to the Paradise Heritage Committee, which undertook to have the bridge, refurbished last July for its 200th year anniversary. The bridge was constructed on July 13, 1813.

The telecom provider decided to recognise the boat building industry in Petite Martinique as a means of keeping that heritage alive.

The card featured the boat “Exodus” which participated in the Antigua Regatta last month.

In support of a regional Insurance conference that is being held in Grenada next month, LIME also launched a commemorative card.

Steele who used his quarterly Press Conference to update the media on what has been happening at the company indicated that once again the telecommunication provider will be celebrating Customer Service Week next month from October 7-11.

He said that as part of the celebration LIME will be recognising some of its “royal, loyal customers.”

The LIME General Manager also announced that since the one rate of $0.40 to call any network was launched the company continues to be in dialogue with the National Telecoms Regulatory Commission (NTRC) on a number of issues, one of which is having the telecommunication providers come to an agreement to reduce interconnectivity rate to about $0.12 from its current $0.25.1.

“If we are able to get the other providers to agree to that under the guidance of the NTRC… there would be quite a lot of pasture in that reduction onto consumers,” he said.

Steele also disclosed that his company is in the process of rebuilding the Airport Taxi Association Headquarters as part of its partnership with the association.

The headquarters that is located at Point Salines was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan nine years ago.


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