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LIME staff get time off to do good works

Published:Tuesday | March 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM
Lime Jamaica/Cable and Wireless Jamaica corporate headquarters, Carlton Crescent, Kingston. - Amitabh Sharma Photo

On Wednesday, March 17, LIME staff who volunteer for community projects will be given time off from work to participate in outreach, dubbed 'kindness day' by the company.

The project will be played out across LIME Caribbean's 13 regional markets.

In what the company said was the inauguration of an annual event, staff will be allowed time off for volunteer work targeted at children, the elderly, homeless, the mentally-challenged, and clean up of public facilities.

Marie Atkins Night Shelter

In Jamaica, the projects will centre on Marie Atkins Night Shelter in downtown, Kingston, the Spanish Town Infirmary in St Catherine, Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill in Montego Bay and the St Ann's Bay Infirmary.

"As one of the largest employers in the Caribbean, we have the capacity to effect change and to positively impact our communities across the region, not only through the provision of telecommunication products and services, but also by giving of our time and energy to make a difference in the lives of thousands of people," said Chief Executive Officer for LIME Caribbean David Shaw in a company-issued statement.

"LIME already provides financial and other support to a number of organisations and initiatives across the region and now we are pleased to take things to the next level by assisting our employees to give hands-on, voluntary service that can help to make a difference in each country."