CCTA donates $1,000 to Alzheimer’s Foundation

PHILIPSBURG–Caribbean Cable and Telecommunications Association (CCTA) on Friday donated US $1,000 to the St. Maarten Alzheimer Foundation.

CCTA made the donation from its 2017 Community Charities Programme.

The St. Maarten Alzheimer Foundation was formally nominated for the grant by WTN-Cable, a member of the CCTA and a cable and telecommunications provider in St. Maarten. The Foundation was chosen as a grant recipient because of “the outstanding service and assistance it provides to the community,” WTN-Cable said.

WTN-Cable Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Alvin Obersi presented the cheque to the Foundation.

CCTA’s Community Charities Programme, established in 1993, has awarded more than US $311,000 to Caribbean charities during its existence. The programme was established with the sole purpose of supporting a variety of non-profit organisations in the region, by allocating a budgeted US $10,000 per year.

In 2017 ten charities were selected for $1,000 grants each. The recipients were nominated by the following cable and telecommunications operators: BVI Cable TV; Cable Bahamas; Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico; St. Maarten Cable TV; SETAR of Aruba; The Cable of St. Kitts; Viya of St. Croix; Viya of St. Thomas-St. John; Wireless Telecommunications Network of St. Maarten and WISE NV of Suriname.

Formed in 1983, the Caribbean Cable and Telecommunications Association represents cable and telecommunications providers throughout the Caribbean and the programmers, software and hardware suppliers that support their operations.

Source: The Daily Herald