The Grenada Electricity Company (Grenlec) has remained loyal to the annual Carriacou and Petite Martinique Maroon and String Band festival.
Manager of the company’s Carriacou and Petite Martinique branch, Wallace Collins on Monday handed over a cheque valued at Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) to acting Chairperson of the committee, Faithlyn George.
Collins said that Grenlec has always recognised the important role culture plays in the natural evolution of the residents of the sister isles.
He pointed out that an experience as the Maroon and String and Band festival only goes towards epitomising Grenlec’s commitment towards the growth and preservation of the festival for future generations.
“As we celebrate heritage month we recognise the importance of the cultural sustainability of the festival and the need for its longevity. So that those coming after would be able to maintain the tradition”, said Collins during the presentation at the main office in Hillsborough.
Acting Chairperson of the committee, Faithlyn George described the gesture as timely and adds that Grenlec is not only about lightening up the nation “but this donation will go a long way towards lightening up the 2015 Maroon and String band festival”.
The budget for this year’s festival which runs from April 24-26 is $184,480.00.