(ZIZ News) — Employees of telecommunication companies across the region gathered on St. Kitts over the Easter weekend for the annual Tele-Gathering Celebration.
Among the activities was a beach cleanup exercise at Sugar Bay beachfront.
Regional Leader of the Council of Tele-Gathering Kurt Liverpool spoke with ZIZ News following the cleanup.
He said, “In general, it has been a successful venture and we look forward to continuing our regional community project. As you know, environment is a big thing in the world today and we hope that this effort will continue among other groups to ensure that the beaches and the environment is kept as friendly as possible.”
The weekend celebration attracted representatives from telecommunications companies as far north as Turks and Caicos Islands to Trinidad and Tobago in the south.
Area representative for East Basseterre, Hon. Ian Liburd was on hand to welcome the employees. He also thanked them for cleaning a portion of his constituency.
“I want to commend the entire group for the work that has been put in for the morning in keeping our beach clean. You may or may not be aware that in this area of East Basseterre particularly from Frigate Bay where we are right down to the South East Peninsula, there are over 20 miles of beach front…we have 10 of the best beaches around the Caribbean in this side. The fact that you are here to help us to keep the environment clean, to help us to keep our beaches clean would this much redound to the improvement of our tourism product,” he said.
The beach cleanup commenced at 7am and culminated at 10am.