For decades Republic Bank has been engaged in making a difference in communities throughout Grenada. Our philanthropic programmes have been focused on developing the skills, talent and intellectual prowess of the people of Grenada and the Caribbean archipelago. Through our support of community outreach programmes, sport, culture, poverty alleviation, education and entrepreneurship we have continued to partner with individuals and groups in the communities in which we operate to promote self-sufficiency, development and hope for the future.
Republic Bank Commits $60,000 to Right Start Cup Youth Football Tournament
Game in Progress at the opening of RightStart Cup 2011
Eighteen Secondary Schools, including Carriacou Combined, assembled at the La Sagesse Playing Field, September 22, 2011 for the opening of the Republic Bank RightStart Cup Youth Football Tournament 2011.
This tournament is held annually among Secondary Schools students across Grenada and Carriacou and is held in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth Empowerment and Sports. In attendance at the opening were: Minister of Youth Empowerment and Sports, Honourable Patrick Simmons, Deputy Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Ms. Patricia Felix, General Secretary of the Grenada Football Association, Victor Daniel, as well as other officials from the Ministry of Youth Empowerment and Sports.
A colourful march past of the competing teams was followed by an opening ceremony. In addressing the athletes and students, Managing Director of Republic Bank, Mr. Keith Johnson said:
“In the midst of crises which abound worldwide, and their dire impact on the economies of the region, including Grenada, Republic Bank (Grenada) Limited remains steadfast in its commitment to the development of the nation’s youth, especially through Sport. In this our eighth year of sponsorship of the Republic Bank RightStart Cup Youth Football Tournament, we are pleased to announce a 50% increase in cash and prizes to over $15,000, which is up for grabs by the victorious teams and outstanding players in this tournament. I therefore encourage all teams to give of your best; aim for glory, so that at the end, you triumph and become winners in more ways than one.”
The ceremonial “kick off” between Republic Bank’s Managing Director and the Minister of Youth Empowerment & Sports, was also featured followed by a five-a-side knock-out tournament among all the competing schools.
Republic Bank has been sponsoring this tournament since 2003 and is very pleased with the high standard maintained over the years. The tournament features three competitions: Boys1 U21, Boys U16 and Girls’ U21. It is expected to run from September 22 – November 17, 2011. Matches will be played at twelve (12) venues across Grenada.
Republic Bank Commits $63,480.00 to assist Visually Impaired Students
St. George’s, Grenada. September 16, 2011– In keeping with Republic Bank’s commitment to more meaningfully impact the communities it serves, the Bank, under its Power to Make a Difference Programme (PTMAD), has come to the assistance of the Resource Centre for the Blind located at Park Estate, Perdmontemps, St. David.
In a ceremonial presentation made at the School, the Bank pledged its assistance in securing specialized equipment valued at $63,480.00. The equipment, which include: 2 Closed-Circuit Televisions, Six Braillers and 50 Cartoons Braille Paper, will assist low vision and visually impaired students and teachers in coping with the daily challenges of living with visual impairment.
In making the presentation, General Manager – Operations, Mrs. Donna Lander said:-
“At Republic Bank we pride ourselves on being, not just a financial institution with banking products and services, but also one with a heart that cares.
It is therefore extremely delightful for to us to be able to make this presentation to the Resource Centre for the Blind. It is our hope that this gesture will bring some measure of relief for those who are faced with the day to day challenges of visual impairment.”
The Resource Centre caters to the needs of thirty five (35) blind or visually impaired children. The mission of the Centre is to provide educational support to students with special needs within the regular school system and to collaborate with parents/guardians, professionals and para-professionals in an effort to educate each student according to his/her interests and abilities, thus enabling students to reach their maximum potential and take their place in the social and economic life in their communities.
The Resource Centre for the Blind joins a long list of institutions that have benefitted over the years from Republic Bank’s Power to Make a Difference Programme.
Republic Bank Awards 2011 top Academic Achiever at T.A. Marryshow Community College - Lerissa N. Walters
Republic Bank’s General Manager – Operations, Donna Lander presents the
Republic Bank Award for Overall Academic Excellence to Lerissa N. Walters
Repubic Bank congratulates Lerissa N. Walters, 2011 Top Academic Achiever at the T.A. Marryshow Community College. Ms. Walters was awarded the prestigious Republic Bank Award for Academic Excellence, 2011.
Mrs. Donna Lander, General Manager, Operations presented the award at the 21st Graduation ceremony held Thursday July 21, 2011 at the Grenada National Stadium.
We congratulate Ms. Walters on her academic achievement and encourage her to continue to work hard in pursuit of academic excellence.
This award is presented annually to the TAMCC student with the highest overall Grade Point Average. The award included a trophy, a gift and a Republic Bank Time Saver account valued at Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00).