With just 23 days for the May 26, Independence anniversary celebrations, major sponsors continue to make contributions toward to the event.
Representatives from three companies today, donated cheques valued a total of $5M towards the hosting of the celebrations to Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes at Colgrain House, Camp Street.
The latest of these contributors are the Bauxite Company of Guyana/Rusal which donated $2M, the 704 Sports Bar, $1M, and Correia Group of Companies, $2M.
Minister of Public Telecommunications Catherine Hughes receives cheque from 704 Sports Bar representatives
Vladimir Permyakov, Rusal’s Head, explained that the company was happy to contribute to the Jubilee festival. “We know that the programme of this event, of this Jubilee festival would be very colourful, it would represent different arts, different culture, and social culture. For us it’s a big event, it’s a big demonstration of Guyana’s national patrimony.”
Nicole Correia, Chief Finance Officer of the Correia Group of Companies explained that the firm was also happy to contribute to the celebrations. Correira said, “it gives us great joy to contribute our little small part to this occasion, it’s a very special occasion; we’re looking forward to all our cultural exhibits and activities for the period.”
Minister Hughes expressed gratitude to the organisations for lending their support towards the success of the event.
Minister of Public Telecommunications Catherine Hughes receives cheque from Nicole Correia, Chief Finance Officer, Correia Group of Companies
The Minister noted that the contribution from Correia Group of Companies is specifically for supporting the ‘Legends Night’, May 21, “where we’ll be bringing back to Guyana a range of musical legends that includes Dave Martins, the Tradewinds, Keith Waithe and many other musicians.”
Fly Jamaica airlines was the first company to support the Jubilee celebrations and has committed to making the Legends Night possible by flying- in the foreign-based artistes who will be performing.
Fly Jamaica’s Representative, Patricia Lewis said the airline was pleased to be a part of the Jubilee celebrations. According to Lewis, Fly Jamaica is always proud to be part of national and sports event, and “this auspicious 50th Jubilee celebrations is no exception.”
Other sponsors that have committed support to the jubilee celebrations include Banks DIH, Singers Guyana Incorporated, Digicel Guyana and Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT).