LIME workers learn CPR  to save lives
April 30, 2010
LIME workers learn CPR to save lives

LIME, the country’s leading telecommunications service provider, has been commended for implementing a community First Aid and CPR training programme. The Community project is entitled: “Learn CPR and Save a Life”.{{more}}

Police Commissioner, Keith Miller, and Health Minister, Dr. Douglas Slater, voiced their appreciation at the launch of the programme at LIME’s Arnos Vale’s operations on Wednesday, April 21.

The Police Commissioner said: “LIME is one of the corporate citizens that is always willing to come forward and assist members of the public, and on this occasion, the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF) is eager to support the venture.”

Noting that protection of life is part of the responsibility of the police force, the Commissioner said First Aid and CPR training have been resumed at the Police Training School, and he requested that the instructors be trained first so that they will be able to share that knowledge at the Police Training School.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Slater made a call for a closer working relationship between the Ministry of Health, the Red Cross, the Police and other agencies on public holidays when there are many people on the beaches, to have teams of persons with the requisite first aid and CPR skills at the major beaches.

Speaking at the launch, Dr Slater noted: “It is good when corporate citizens like LIME and other companies work in partnership with government and the rest of the private sector to do activities that benefit the community. I am, therefore, sending out that challenge, and I am certain that LIME will partner with us with some of the resources that might be necessary to implement that because almost every year we’re having some incident.”

Angus Steele, Country Manager of LIME (SVG), said the on going exercise was prompted by the drowning death of two of the company’s employees, Daphne de Shong and Bert Bailey.

He said “the community project is in line with the five Cs that LIME sees as important in its thirteen businesses across the Caribbean.”

CEO of LIME, David Shaw, said that LIME has been operating in the Caribbean for 140 years and during that time LIME has done a lot of great things.

He said: “The CPR exercise is a demonstration that LIME takes its customers and supporters seriously. The company does a similar exercise across the region at least once every month, and every six months LIME takes a whole day out of its business to have everybody who wants to participate in a cause to give that extra help.”

According to him, the CPR training programme is a critical part of the kind of company that we have been and a critical part of the kind of the company that we want to be, one that actively participates and supports the communities.

The ongoing First Aid and CPR training is a collaborative effort between LIME and the SVG Red Cross. The project will focus on continuous training of persons in communities across the country in CPR and First Aid.

LIME’s Chief Regulatory Officer, Donald Austin, along with the company’s Chief Marketing Officer, Chris Dehring, as well as members of the Kingstown Taxi Association, a representative of the CTAWU and other non governmental organizations participated and witnessed the CPR demonstrations that were conducted by members of the Red Cross.