Tele-Gathering Deemed an Overwhelming Success

After months of planning, the Tele-Gathering Committee of LIME is reporting an overwhelming success after hosting the 19th annual Tele-Gathering.  Tele-Gathering was held over the Easter Weekend from April 17th to 21st, and over 150 delegates from across the Caribbean visited the Spice Isle.  

During the event, several members of Government endorsed the 5 day gathering. The official opening ceremony, on April 18th was attended by Minister of Tourism and Culture ? Hon. Alexandra Otway-Noel, Minister of Communications, Works, Physical Development, Public Utilities, ICT ? Hon. Gregory Bowen and Minister of State Responsible for ICT- Hon. Alvin Dabreo. During the course of the opening night, all members of the delegation were pleasantly surprised when Prime Minister the Right Hon. Dr. Keith Mitchell made a surprise visit. 

Delegates also participated in the refurbishment of the popular Tanteen Playground.  During the early hours of April 19th, the delegates visited the playground to conduct refurbishment in the form of painting, cleaning, among other activities. On visiting the playground, Minister of Tourism and Culture ? Hon. Alexandra Otway Noel said the initiative was a great example of Caribbean nations coming together for a good cause.  

Parliamentary Representative for the Town of St. George ? Hon. Nickolas Steele thanked the delegates on behalf of the children of the town of St. George. He also remarked on the integration demonstrated during Tele-Gathering,

"Thank you for having the social conscience to do this and give back while you're having fun. I'd also like to recognize that you, through LIME, as well as the other entities are cutting the trail for the rest of us to follow on Caribbean integration." 

On completing the activity, Chairman of the Tele-Gathering Committee- Paul Sylvester, promised to continue the refurbishment by providing a new slide for the children. 

Tele-Gathering 2014 also provided the delegates with the opportunity to experience Grenadian culture, hike through scenic areas of South St. George and visit famous landmarks such as Fort George and Fort Fredrick.

Chairman of the Tele-Gathering Committee, Paul Sylvester says delegates from across the Caribbean have commented saying Tele-Gathering 2014 was "the best in years." He also took the opportunity to thank all the sponsors and partners that made Tele-Gathering 2014 possible. "I just want to say a special thank you to the following companies and individuals on behalf of the Tele-Gathering Committee: LIME, Government of Grenada, Grenadian by Rex, Facey Telecom, St. George's University, Jonas Browne and Hubbard Ltd., Mitel, Anixter International, Sissons Paints, Fields Construction, Ericsson, Island Catering, Victory Bar, Club Bananas, Judah Sounds, the Grenada Trade Centre, Procurement and Logistics Services, LIME Comancheros, Troy Garvey, Jenny Woodroffe, Ming Painting Services, King Elvis Taxi and Tours, CK's Super Valu, Support Services Ltd., Wayne Green, Caesar Gangadeen, the Hash  House Harriers, King Turbo Sounds, Urias Peters, Tivoli Drummers, Pastor Stanford Simon, Mellows Entertainment, Grenada Broadcasting Network and LIME artistes."

The official handing over ceremony was held on April 21st -the final day of the event, and the baton was passed to the host country of Tele-Gathering 2015 - St. Kitts and Nevis.