Montserrat sends 10 athletes to Leeward Islands Youth Track & Fieldc Championships

BRADES, Montserrat – Ten athletes all under 15 years head to Anguilla on Friday to compete in the Leeward Islands Youth Track and Field Championships May 21 and 22, 2011.

The 10 have been in training since their selection during the annual school meets with Coach Cordella Yearwood. Four are in the Under-11 category; three in Under-13 and four in Under-15.

The group has been raising funds to make the trip and received much-needed support from Alex Hourani of Cool & Smooth Antigua. Hourani’s company donated gym bags, Gatorade drinks as well as racing uniforms.

Parliamentary Secretary, the Hon. Jermaine Wade was at their Wednesday training to wish them well and to accept the donations on behalf of the Ministry of Sports.

The Leeward Islands Youth Track and Field Championship which will feature athletes from Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, the B.V.I, the USVI, St. Maarten, Montserrat and host Anguilla.

Excitement Builds for CARIFTA Games 2011

You can already feel the excitement starting to build across the Caribbean as we look forward to the 2011 LIME CARIFTA games.  The games will be held on the 23rd to 25th April at the Catherine Hall Sports Complex in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

CARIFTA is celebrating its 40th anniversary and I’m sure the organizers are hoping for some bright new medal hopefuls from the 600 or more young athletes who will be competing.  The LIME CARIFTA games has long been the breeding ground for many world class athletes such as Usain Bolt and Darrel Brown to name just a couple and with the 2012 Olympics just around  round the corner I’m sure many will be pushing hard to beat their personal bests.

The Games will provide a much needed boost to the economy in Montego Bay as travelling with the 600+ athletes will be their coaches plus family and friends who will be supporting them, this will mean a busy time for the hotels and airlines.

LIME became the presenting sponsor for the CARIFTA Games in 2010 partnered with the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) to televise the games for the very first time and to provide streaming via the internet.  This delighted Caribbean athletic fans who were able to watch the games on TV or via the internet; this is helping to elevate the Games right across the Caribbean region as well as the rest of the world.  A popular feature of the streaming was an online blog where viewers could comment on the events taking place.  Again this year the games will be aired but in partnership withTVJ, in Jamaica who will be providing live satellite feeds for the rest of the region and they will be streamed via the LIME website and for LIME mobile customers in Jamaica they will be able to watch all the action as it happens via their mobile phone.

Across the Caribbean wherever LIME operates a texting competition is taking place, in each country one lucky winner will win a state of the art Galaxy Tab, a super fast tablet that’s the ultimate entertainment hub which features two cameras both front and back with a seamless HD video and Flash playback for a rich entertainment experience.  Plus there is the opportunity to win US$5,000 for a school of their choice, to enter text the word “GOLD” to LIME (5463).  Again this is just one more way LIME is supporting local communities.

Sheldon Keens-Douglas, Regional Head of Sponsorship said “LIME is looking forward to an exciting Games this year and for the second year running LIME will be working with TVJ to televise the games across the Caribbean.  In addition by streaming the games via our website family and friends who live in the Diaspora will also be able to experience all the fun, excitement and exhilaration right as it happens via the Internet.”

Record turnout expected for 2nd Volcano Half-Marathon this Saturday

This year’s medals for the 2nd Volcano Half Marathon have been fashioned out of pumice from the Soufriere Hills Volcano.

BRADES, Montserrat – The second Volcano Half-Marathon on Montserrat this Saturday, November 27, 2010, is already one for the record books as the expected number of participants have already tripled from the first year’s event.

The Volcano Half-Marathon is the brain child of Ishwar Persad and the Montserrat Running Club Inc, a non-profit organization which says this year’s funds will go to support Childline, a telephone help line for children.

The Half Marathon begins at 6am from the Blakes Football Field and pre-registration is required. The Fun Run and Walk kicks off at 6:15am from Cudjoe Head and no pre-registration is necessary. Participants can register on the morning of the race from 5:30am and this is free. Continue reading

LIME seals deal with top Grenadian Track & Field Club

St.Georges, GRENADA – LIME- the Caribbean’s leading full-service Telecommunications company, recently announced that it had concluded a deal to sponsor the Grenada-based   SpeedZone Track & Field Club of Grenada.

The partnership will cover the club’s training equipment, uniform and gear needs and provide for the establishment of an educational environment at the club headquarters through the donation to the club of five computers, LIME Internet access and other LIME products and services.

SpeedZone is considered one of Grenada’s pre-eminent track and field clubs and has produced a significant number of the island’s track and field talent since its formation in 2005. The Club’s membership roster boasts rising 100m and 200m track stars Melika Lewis, Divon St. Paul and Ali McIntyre. SpeedZone also lists among its members the world’s fastest 400m sprinter, Kirani James who currently holds the 2010 NCAA and World Junior titles.

Speaking at the media briefing in St. Georges, Grenada, where the  announcement was made, LIME’s Regional Head of Sponsorship, Sheldon Keens-Douglas commented  that this sponsorship was just another initiative in LIME’s ongoing commitment to build, connect and serve our Caribbean communities.

Keens-Douglas used the occasion to disclose that LIME’s Title Sponsorship of the 2010 CARIFTA Games has now been extended through 2012 and that the company is looking forward with great anticipation to showcasing the region’s best athletic talent.

SpeedZone’s President, Jimmy Mathlin thanked LIME for its very timely and much needed assistance and commented that the club now sees itself as being a part of the LIME family.

About LIME

LIME is the Caribbean’s leading telecommunications company, focused on building products and services that make Caribbean people’s lives better. LIME’s aim is to deliver the best communication services across the board, full stop. LIME is part of Cable & Wireless, one of the world’s leading international communications companies.

LIME Sponsors Region wide Broadcasts of Commonwealth Games Highlights on CMC

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – LIME, the Caribbean’s leading full-service telecommunications company, has teamed up with the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), to bring viewers and listeners across the Caribbean daily highlights of the Commonwealth Games which opened in New Delhi, India yesterday (Sunday) and which will run until October 14.

The agreement provides for CMC to package and broadcast one-hour of highlights each day on both radio and television to some 18 countries in the Caribbean via its affiliation with CaribVision and regional terrestrial television stations.

In making the announcement, LIME’s Head of Regional Sponsorship, Sheldon Keens-Douglas said:” LIME is once again ensuring that the people of the Caribbean are able to track the performance of the athletes from their home countries, notwithstanding that the Games are being staged on the other side of the world. We know that Caribbean people are avid Track and Field fans and we want to make sure that they are able to support their home team favorites at the Games”.

The partnership between LIME and CMC is the second such this year. Earlier this year LIME’s sponsorship of the 2010 CARIFTA Games facilitated the Games being carried live on television throughout the region for the first time in its 40-year history.

About LIME

LIME is the Caribbean’s leading telecommunications company, focused on building products and services that make Caribbean people’s lives better. LIME’s aim is to deliver the best communication services across the board, full stop. LIME is part of Cable & Wireless, one of the world’s leading international communications companies.