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Corporate Hands | Supreme Ventures donates $2 million to five Portmore schools

Published:Tuesday | September 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Brando Hayden, chief executive offcier of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), interacts with students at the Cedar Grove Basic School. The SVREL team visited Cedar Grove Basic on Monday to hand over their symbolic cheque for $250,000, as well as to hand out back-to-school packages to students.

After operating in the community of Portmore for the last six months, Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Supreme Ventures Limited, is weaving itself inextricably into the fabric of the municipality through its community outreach. After sponsoring the Portmore Jamboree to the tune of J$1 million in August, SVREL will now be contributing J$2 million to five schools in Portmore to assist with upgrades and repairs for the new school year.

"We went around and had a look at the schools directly within the vicinity of Caymanas Park and chose the ones we felt were in greatest need," said Kathryn Clark-Spencer, SVREL marketing and operations manager. Independence City Primary, Gregory Park Primary, Cedar Grove Basic, Gregory Park Basic and Waterford Primary are the recipients of repair work ranging in cost from $250,000 to $500,000 each.