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Cable & Wireless sponsors drama festival

Cable & Wireless sponsors drama festival

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Telecommunications giant Cable and Wireless continues to demonstrate its good corporate citizenship in St. Vincent and the Grenadines with the sponsorship of the Secondary Schools Drama Festival, scheduled to begin at the Peace Memorial Hall next Monday. {{more}}

At a presentation ceremony held Tuesday at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Darryl Jackson, Cable and Wireless’ chief executive officer, said his company looked forward to an exciting season of drama. He said his company’s second year of sponsorship was a demonstration of commitment to culture and to young people in particular.

“We consider it a privilege to be associated with this festival. And I can assure the organisers, the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, and the young people, of our full commitment and our support in working through the planning and execution of this event,” Jackson said.

The Cable and Wireless CEO congratulated the ministry for organising the festival and expressed his wish for a successful event.

Cable and Wireless’ vice president of retail services, AnthonyRegisford, said winners in the various categories would receive more than the usual trophies – something “a little more meaty”, though he declined to disclose the additional prize. He said the surprise will be disclosed at Monday’s opening of the festival.

“Our intention here is to encourage the young participants that when they participate they should get something in recognition for their efforts – and something that they can remember from Cable and Wireless.”

Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Andreas Wickham, said Cable and Wireless came onboard “very graciously” last year and provided part-sponsorship for the festival, which was dormant for some time because of lack of a proper venue. He said the company, in sponsoring the festival again, has exhibited that they are a very good corporate citizen.

Cable and Wireless is sponsoring the drama festival to the tune of $15,000.

The official opening of the Secondary Schools Drama Festival takes place at 3.30 p.m. Monday. Campden Park Secondary School will make the first presentation.

Wednesday, November 24, will be Speech Day. The festival comes to an end on Friday, November 26. The awards ceremony will be held the following day at the Peace Memorial Hall.