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St. George -- The indigenous cultural practices of the people of Carriacou and Petite Martinique reflects their nature and cognizant of this, the Grenada Electricity services (Grenlec) is committed towards assisting with the further showcasing of their various events.


Another vivid reminder of their rooted attachment to their culture,    came shining through on Thursday at the launch of this year's edition of the Maroon festival.

In keeping with the theme of the festival which is food and music, the company's local branch manager, Wallace Collins presented a tray of various foods to chairperson of the committee, Faithlyn George, to represent Grenlec's ten thousand dollar ($10,000) contribution towards the 2017 Maroon experience.

In the presence of Government officials led by Minister for Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs, Hon Elvin Nimrod and other members of the Maroon Committee, Collins said that this was a further demonstration of Grenlec stepping forward once again towards ensuring a greater explosion of the rich, diverse, cultural practices of the sister isles.

Grenlec, he noted, has always been associated with the staging of the festival dating back to many years ago.  "This festival has also helped to accelerate the local economy," added Collins, "which is so badly needed."

Describing the festival as a "Premiere Event," the local branch manager went on to admonish the committee on the importance of having the young population properly meshed into the festival, so as to ensure that its longevity.

A grateful George noted that Grenlec is one of their loyal and dedicated sponsors towards the event.  In praising the electricity company for again coming forward in these challenging financial times, she assured that the 2017 festival would surpass those of previous years.

Apart from the many local and regional groups, this year's festival, she told the opening, would be graced with the presence of Jamaican Song bird, Jah-Cure and his band.

The festival was officially declared opened by Minister for Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs, Hon Elvin Nimrod.

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