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TSTT CEO Ronald Walcott

bmobile supports T&T's CARIFTA games team

TSTT Corporate Communications

Press Release

Premier communications solutions provider, bmobile, is proud to announce its support for the 2023 CARIFTA team representing Trinidad and Tobago at the prestigious regional competition scheduled to take place in The Bahamas.

This year’s Games sprints off in Nassau on Saturday 8th April 2023, and will see T&T’s talented squad compete in an array of track and field events against the region’s top young athletes.

bmobile understands the importance of staying connected, especially when travelling to compete on an international level and will therefore provide roaming support to key members of the 2023 CARIFTA management team. Additionally, bmobile outfitted the squad with handy memorabilia to help make their stay more comfortable along with necessary travel accessories. bmobile will also present the top T&T male and female athletes with brand new smartphones and mobile and data connectivity for six months on their return home.

Anjanie Ramesar-Soom of bmobile’s Corporate, Environmental, Social & Reputation Management team was thrilled to team up with T&T’s CARIFTA squad. She noted, “bmobile believes that as a nation we can reach our full potential once we are committed to properly fostering the talent of our youth who inevitably are our future. We are passionate about sports and the role it plays in bringing people together. We believe in the potential of our young athletes and are proud to support them as they represent our nation on the international stage."

“bmobile remains committed to sport and youth development because this is one of our core values. The COVID-19 downtime has taken a global toll, but we stand ready to support our young athletes on their journey to success, post-pandemic. We wish the team all the best and are confident that they will make Trinidad and Tobago proud," she said.

CARIFTA Games team manager Jehue Gordon, who also competed at this level during his early athletic years as a 400m hurdler, expressed excitement about bmobile’s timely and welcomed investment to the track and field team.

Communication between staff and athletes remains top priority and Gordon believes bmobile’s intervention is a key element to ensure smooth operations.

“bmobile has always been giving back and supporting sport for as long as I can remember. For this initiative, I think it is always great for us to stay connected with each other. Communication is a very important part of dealing with such a large team,” he said.

T&T’s track and field contingent is made up of 63 athletes and 17 officials.

Gordon is a household name in T&T and has had many successes as an athlete during his career. From 2008 to 2009, he won seven medals (five gold and two bronze) at the Under-20 CARIFTA Games. Between 2010 and 2014, Gordon represented Trinidad and Tobago exceptionally at several sporting meets, medalling on numerous occasions. In 2010, he copped double gold (400m hurdles, 4x400m relay) at the Central American and Caribbean Games and still holds the current meet record for his 400m hurdles performance (50.26 seconds).

“I myself have been a beneficiary of bmobile’s sponsorship over the years and I also won a free trip to the Olympic Games in 2008 thanks to bmobile.”

“Given my current role as manager for the national team, I think it was a good step to get back in connection with them and I believe we could see the partnership fostered from here, moving forward, where we can build a stronger connection and relationship,” he said.

He added that T&T will be looking to improve on their 23-medal haul (two gold, 11 silver and ten bronze) at last year’s CARIFTA Games.

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