TELECOMMUNICATIONS company LIME yesterday named its corporate building on Carlton Crescent LIME Square and dedicated it as a historic landmark in celebration of Jamaica’s 50th year of Independence.
“This is indeed a fitting time for us to dedicate our operations and the premises that we have occupied for decades. LIME has been a part of the fabric of Jamaican lives for over 140 years, and our headquarters, in a way, has been the centre of communication for over a century,” explained LIME Chairman Chris Dehring.
“Our company bears a bold legacy, we have been the backbone of keeping Jamaicans connected and we will continue to do so,” he added.
The telecoms company’s regional vicepresident for marketing and corporate communications, Grace Silvera, concurred that LIME had been the “genesis of telecommunication”.
"This company has been a part of the Jamaican [landscape] and the Jamaican culture for the past 140 years,” she added.
Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna, who attended the naming ceremony, applauded the move.
“We are very pleased with what LIME has done for Jamaica 50. As I said, they were one of our first private sector sponsors to come on board; they have been very helpful, not only in terms of branding, but in terms of our programme,” said Hanna, adding that she was encouraged by the level of support for Jamaica 50 celebrations.
She said many of the events scheduled for the celebrations have been oversubscribed.
“...Across the country, people are coming out for Jamaica 50 events. They are excited and we are very pleased,” said Hanna.
Yesterday’s naming ceremony featured cultural performances by Jamaica Cultural Development Commission medal winners as well as multiple festival song contest winner, Eric Donaldson.