The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Religious Affairs has received EC$150,000.00 as reimbursement funds from communications company, LIME to help in the refurbishment of the Roy St John Playing Field at Tanteen, St. George.
The cheque was handed over to Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth, Theresa Bowen on Monday at LIME’s Training Centre in Grand Anse.
The funds were used to construct new seating facility at Tanteen, as well as on the refurbishment of an existing bleacher and the restoration of 12-toilet facilities.
Corporate Communications Manager of LIME Zoe Hagley explained to the media how LIME got involved in the initiative.
She said: “Earlier this year, LIME received a proposal from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Religious Affairs for the refurbishment of the facilities at the Roy St John Playing Field. The LIME Board and Management team were eager to align the company brand to this initiative and granted the Ministry a generous donation of $150,000,00.
“…The donation went towards the construction of a new seating facility, the refurbishment of existing bleachers and the restoration of 12-toilet facility. We can all appreciate the great value of the Roy St John playing field for sports and other community activities which is an essential reason for LIME’s involvement in ensuring the playing field is well kept,” she added.
PS Theresa Bowen who accepting the cheque on behalf of Minister of Sports, Emmalin Pierre expressed government’s appreciation of the gift from LIME.
“I wish to express our sincere thanks to you the company LIME for providing much needed assistance to the Ministry towards the upgrading of the Roy St John Playing field known as Tanteen playing field. As most persons would be aware, the Ministry had to relocate all its sporting activities from the Grenada National Stadium because of our upcoming cricket match which will be held on April 21st to 25th Tanteen playing field was identified for assistance because of the heavy usage and the next best in St George’s,” she said.
According to Bowen, as a result of LIME’s generous financial assistance, a number of major sporting activities were able to be adequately held on the grounds.
Hagley also announced that on March 6, LIME handed over two fully furnished computer Labs to the T A Marryshow Community College (TAMCC) which along with the Playing Field refurbishment project brings to $239,000.00 the total amount of funds distributed for the two projects.
This, she said is just a small fraction of LIME’s spending in appreciation of its customers and the wider community at large in which it serves.