NIA — Management of Gulf Insurance Limited, expressed thanks for recognition of the company’s 25th year of sponsorship to the Nevis Primary Schools Championship by the Departments of Education and Youth and Sports and the Meet Directorate.
Jamir Claxton, Director of Sports on Nevis and a member of the championship’s organising committee, presented a plaque as a token of appreciation to Jason Clarke, Managing Director of Gulf Insurance Limited on April 06, 2017, at the end of a site visit to the MUNDO track under construction at Long Point. The insurance representatives who were on Nevis to witness the 25 championship, left Nevis moments after the tour.
“On behalf of Gulf, I would like to say thank you for this recognition for our support over the last 25 years. We look forward to continuing to support the Nevis primary schools sports for another 25 years and further.
“We believe in the development of the youths. The youths are our future and Gulf is part of the development of the youths of Nevis,” he said.
S. Nandpersad, Director of Assuria Group, Gulf’s parent company based in Suriname, said supporting the youth and their involvement in sport is important to the company. He pledged continued support for the youths of Nevis in the coming years.
Meantime, he used the opportunity to speak of his impressions of the MUNDO track and his experience at the championships.
“I am very impressed. With all respect, you don’t expect a track like this. What I saw yesterday and still the kids do their utmost to present good times, I think, this will help them out also to go further in the profession in sports.
“I am very impressed and positively impressed. To all you guys who are behind this, keep doing the good job. This is very important, not only the youth but the support for you guys. Mr. Blackett, our efforts are behind you to keep this going up. It’s very important,” he said.
John Barkely, Gulf Insurance Limited’s Operations/Claims Manager who has been involved with the championships over the years, acknowledged the recognition and described the new athletic track as a dream come true.
He said the new state-of-the-art track would redound to the benefit of the youth of Nevis and they looked forward to future champions emanating from what he believes will be a great sporting facility.
Also present was Meet Director Lester Blackett and Project Manager of the MUNDO track project Timothy Caines.