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Nation builders get tech gifts

Published:Thursday | December 11, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Contributed Photo Eva Myers, owner of Evita's Restaurant happily receives one year of free 8MB Business Internet services from telecommunication firm LIME.
Contributed Photo The Heart Institute's Doreen Darien (left), proudly accepts a presentation from Tanisha Davis, LIME's sales operations manager.
Contributed Photo Grace Foster-Reid, owner of EnvironMed Limited examines her new laptop presented by LIME's Vaughn Powell, SME sales executive.

LIME presented this year's NCB Nation Builder Awards winners with prizes valued at more than $800,000.

The Heart Institute of the Caribbean, the 2014 Nation Builder, received an Avaya Virtual IP Office business phone solution valued at $200,000 and a cash award of $100,000, and they will receive free LIME video conferencing services for three months.

Eva Myers, owner of the popular Ocho Rios-based Evita's restaurant, was presented with a one-year 8MB free LIME business Internet subscription, having received the 2014 Women in Business Award.

Operating in Manchester, Grace Foster-Reid, owner of EnvironMed Limited, maker of the EcoFarms brands and honey manufacturer, got a new laptop, having won the Start-up Award for 2014.

UWI students Thamar and Kacey-Ann Nelson received new smartphones for their selection as the 2014 Vision awardees.

Commenting on LIME's participation, Norman Naar, head of LIME Business, said: "This group represents aspiration and inspiration for the SME sector, and LIME through our business services arm is happy to be able to support them as they continue to grow."