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  • The 2014 staging of the Port Games by the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), in Montego Bay, St. James, has been boosted by $1.2 million in major sponsorship from the TEF and LIME.
  • The games present a good opportunity for showcasing Jamaica’s tourism product, with participants from other Caribbean islands attending.
  • Over 300 participants from Port Authorities across the Caribbean will gather in Montego Bay, from June 6 to 9, for a weekend of activities during the Port Games’12th staging.

The 2014 staging of the Port Games by the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), in Montego Bay, St. James, has been boosted by $1.2 million in major sponsorship from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), and telecommunications provider LIME.

Speaking at a recent Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank, at the agency’s head office in Kingston, the TEF’s Executive Director, Clyde Harrison, said the games present a good opportunity for showcasing Jamaica’s tourism product, with participants from other Caribbean islands attending.

“We welcome the prospect of repeat visits from the Port Games’ participants,” he added.

LIME’s Sales Operations Manager, Tanisha Davis, who also spoke at the Think Tank, indicated that the firm is proud to be associated with the Games.

“We felt it was a good initiative to show our continued contribution to nation building, especially in the areas of sports and culture,” she said.

Miss Davis added that “with over 300 participants from other Caribbean markets where LIME’s presence and track record for supporting port facilities with best in class ICT solutions is very strong… the visitors will see a strong brand that they are familiar with, because LIME has a presence in 13 markets.”

Over 300 participants from Port Authorities across the Caribbean will gather in Montego Bay, from June 6 to 9, for a weekend of activities during the Port Games’12th staging.

One highlight of the weekend’s activities is a cultural tour which will see the participants being taken to the Rose Hall Great House and Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier.

Meanwhile President of the PAJ Sports and Cultural Club, Diana Brown, said the club welcomes the support of LIME and the TEF, in addition to the other participating entities.

These include: Tank Weld Group; Damen Shipyard; Lannaman and Morris; Kingston Container Terminal (KCT); North Florida Shipyard; Maritime Towing; Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL); Guardian Life Limited; Aegean Bunkering; Coast Services Limited; Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ); Caribbean Producers Group;  Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ); Kingston Wharves; Boat Services; Institute of Sports (INSPORT); and Neveast Limited.