The people of Petite Martinique will soon have full access to LIME services as the telecommunications company will soon open a store on the sister island, according to Head of Consumer Sales and Customer Experience, Lorraine Mitchell.
Speaking to reporters at a press conference last week Wednesday, Mitchell also announced a new partnership between the telecommunications provider and Communal Cooperative Credit Union that allows LIME customers to pay their bills at all offices of the credit union.
She also made reference to the recent launch of the company’s 40/40 Promotion plan in recognition of Grenada’s 40th Anniversary of Independence.
She encouraged customers to take advantage of its Bonus Bubble on every $40 Top Up, Debt Amnesty Programme for customers owing for more than one year to receive 40% concession and $40 installation fee for new fixed line customers.
Customers can also look forward to Wacky Wednesday’s and Crazy Fridays offers with special deals on handset offers and eTop Up.
LIME also boasts of erecting a number of pole banners along the Carenage depicting individuals who have contributed towards the development of Grenada over the past 40 years.
One of the faces is that of Grenada’s lone Olympic gold medalist, Kirani James.
The telecommunications network continues to contribute towards nation building with the Spice Island Billfish Tournament (SIBT), Bishop’s College, the Inter-Grenadines Athletic Championship and the Grenada Taxi Association at the Maurice Bishop International Airport as the latest recipients.
Chairman of the Organising Committee of SIBT, Richard Mc Intyre who also addressed the media disclosed that LIME was very helpful with the Billfish Tournament especially competition among local fishermen for the third year for the heaviest aggregate of any kind of fish except the Billfish.
He said the local telecoms provider made prizes available to the winners in the eight depots throughout the country.
LIME also provided the first three overall prizes as well as facilitated live streaming via the Internet.
Mc Intyre stressed that as the country celebrates 50 years of Billfishing,
the event has seen an end to the obscene killing of fish caught during the tournament and has now become the dominant conservative fishing tournament in the Southern Caribbean.
According to Mc Intyre, 99% of fish caught during the tournament are released back into the sea.
Chairman of the organising Committee for Bishop’s College 50th Anniversary celebration, Dexter Leggard was on hand to express thanks to LIME for its contribution.
Activities to mark this occasion, being celebrated from July 2013 to July 2014 will include a Monday Night Mas band in partnership with LIME as well as the production of a 50th Anniversary Commemorative phone card in recognition of the school’s anniversary.
Leggard described Bishop’s College as one of the leading performing secondary schools on the tri-island, and as such it is only fitting that after 50 years in existence they should celebrate in a big way.
The celebrations kicked off with a Church service followed with a Cocktail on the exact date the school commenced (January 3, 1964), and the most popular Back to School Day where students who attended school from its inception returned in their full school uniform.
The planned activities include a weekend trip to St Vincent to celebrate with its sister school – Bishop’s College Kingston which is also celebrating it 50th Anniversary.
Celebrations end in July with a gala awards to recognise people who have contributed towards the success of Bishop’s College over the 50 years.
Leggard said the aim of the 50th Anniversary celebration activities is to raise enough money to construct a proper library for the school through a $50 contribution from every past student.
LIME has come on-board with the Inter-Grenadines Athletic Championship as title sponsor.
As Secretary of the Committee, Leggard said that this year’s competition includes Bequia and Union Island secondary schools.
He stated that schools in Grenada have expressed interest in participating however it was felt that the competition should remain among the small islands.
The competition will be held March 19-20 with four schools participating.
LIME will provide the prizes for the games as well as engage in live streaming via the Internet.
The local telecoms company will also help shortly with financing the construction of an office at the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA) as requested by the MBIA-based taxi associations.
The press conference was also attended by Benjamin Romain who was
representing the two associations operating at MBIA – Grenada Airport Taxi Association and Progressive Airport Taxi Union with a membership of 50 persons including one female.
Romain recalled that both associations lost their offices during the passage of Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and despite many pleas to the Airport Authority to facilitate them with an office building, this failed to materialize due to lack of finance.
He said that without an office to operate it has been very challenging and after requesting assistance from LIME, the corporate entity speedily came to their assistance.