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Contact launches Elements of Life

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Contact launches Elements of Life

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS GIANT LIME has pulled the financial plug from Contact Band.
At the 2014 launch at George Washington House on Friday evening, it was officially announced that Barbados Yellow Pages will be “powering” the band.
Bandleader Anthony Layne told the THE NATION LIME decided to be the main sponsor for another band.
Emphasising that Contact band was always a separate entity from the telecommunications company, he added: “We had a partnership with Barbados Yellow Pages from before so it is nothing new. They have always been sponsors of the band [but] we also appreciate the sponsorship from LIME throughout the years . . .”
Contact band has been operating through various names for 26 years.
During remarks at the launch, general manager of Global Directories Eastern Caribbean and Trinidad Colin Francis praised the band’s “commendable growth” and its community thrust through the Pork Limes.
Francis encouraged the band to forge ahead with its product, despite government’s austerity measures.
“Once you stay on this path and continue to listen to your fans, exercise prudency and be proactive and vigorously pursue opportunities, you will always have an unwavering ally in us,” he said.
Elements of Life is Contact’s theme this year, featuring six sections: Spirit of Life, Sky and Rain, Sun, Fire, Love and Happiness and Earth. Layne said the band will cater for 500 revellers, which could be increased based on demand. (LW)