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LIME backs Lions Schools’ Public Speaking competition again

LIME backs Lions Schools’ Public Speaking competition again

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LIME, this country’s leading telecommunications full service provider, has teamed up with the Ministry of Education and the Lions Club South for another year as sponsors of the Secondary Schools’ Public Speaking competition.{{more}}

This year marks 14 years of sponsorship from LIME/Cable and Wireless of this prestigious event and the first year under the new brand, LIME. Cable & Wireless sponsored the original debating competition during the period 1978 to 1995 when the Jaycees were organizers of the event.

Delivering remarks at the opening ceremony at the Peace Memorial Hall on Tuesday, September 29th, Head of Corporate Sales and Services Cicyln Joseph restated LIME’s commitment to educational development and in particular to the long term sponsorship of Schools’ Public Speaking.

“The Secondary Schools Public Speaking competition has become an important event on our calendar. We recognize the significant role this event plays in preparing our students to embrace the challenges of the future. We continue to invest heavily in Education and the Youth through our sponsorship of Internet Summer School, CXC/CSEC awards, Schools’ Drama Festival and offering four scholarships every year. Over the last fourteen years we have spent over $275,000 in sponsoring this event. This year we will be offering Lenovo laptops to all finalists, and the overall winner will take home a desktop computer. We recognize that these students need Internet access to do their research and we are doing our part to equip them with the necessary tools to do so. Of course, we want them to get broadband from LIME to complete the package,” Joseph said.

Lions Club South representative Ron Christopher complimented LIME for staying the course, even in these tough economic times. He commended LIME for the topics for this year’s debate, which he said are “current and speak to the issues that affect us today. LIME has raised the stakes and each finalist will be well rewarded. I am urging all students to do their research thoroughly since each finalist stands to win a laptop compliments LIME.”

Twenty four secondary schools, divided into four zones, will compete in four preliminary rounds for six final places. In the preliminary rounds the schools will debate topics about the constitution, the economy, the global financial problems and national security. The Finals will take place on October 22nd at the Methodist Church Hall.

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