Republic Bank Sponsors the 49th Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament

St. George’s, Grenada. January 15, 2018: Republic Bank is once more pleased to sponsor the Spice Island Billfish Tournament, this time, with a contribution of $40,000.00 (Forty Thousand Dollars), doubling its usual sponsorship amount.

This is a significant boost to the activity, which is the Southern Caribbean's premier sport fishing event. On average sixty (60) or more boats are expected in Grenada for the event, which runs from January 24-28, 2018; with activities centered at the Grenada Yacht Club. Anglers originate from far north as Canada, to the UK and as far south as Venezuela. Grenada and the region are also well represented, with record participation from Trinidad & Tobago.

General Manager – Operations at Republic Bank, Mr. Clifford Bailey presented the sponsorship cheque to Chairman, Mr. Richard Mc Intyre at a ceremony held Tuesday, January 16th. This is the Bank’s fifth year of sponsorship, cementing its commitment to fostering economic development, while helping to provide our local anglers with opportunities.

The Spice Island Billfish Tournament provides much needed economic benefits to Grenada and offers a great opportunity to showcase our island as a safe haven for sports-tourism and other leisure activities. Through this tournament, Grenada joins the International Game Fishing Association in the conservation of Game fish and the promotion of ethical angling practices. For more information and the schedule of activities, please visit:

January 18, 2018
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