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CIBC FirstCaribbean celebrate with the swimmers

CIBC donated $20,000 to the CARIFTA Swimming Championships that were held recently
  • At right is Nigel Olliviere, Country Manager for CIBC FirstCaribbean Grenada. He traveled to The Bahamas to enjoy the CARIFTA Swimming Championships which was held at the Betty Kelly Kenning National Swim Complex. Standing, third from right, is The Bahamas’ Corporate Director Sherma Hercules, originally from Grenada, and next to her is CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Deverne Bethel, also originally from Grenada. They are pictured with some members of the Grenada CARIFTA swim team.

  • CARIFTA organizer Cecile Greene (second from left) took time out from her hectic day to take this photo with her CIBC FirstCaribbean co-workers Andrea Tanguay, Brenda Deveaux and Country Treasurer Lakeisha Moss.

  • Some of the medal winners at the recently concluded CARIFTA Swimming Championships held in The Bahamas received their medals and were congratulated by CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Managing Director Marie Rodland-Allen (second from right) and Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham (right).

  • Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham and CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Managing Director Marie Rodland-Allen are all smiles as they prepare to present medals to some of the medal winners on the final night of competition of the CARIFTA Swimming Championships.

  • Members of The Bahamas’ CARIFTA Swim Team are pictured with some of the country’s leaders. At left is Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, and next to him is CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Managing Director Marie Rodland-Allen. Also pictured is the president of the Bahamas Swimming Federation (BSF) Algernon Cargill (third from right), and the Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism, Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace (right).


Published: May 02, 2012

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Coming on the heels of a $20,000 sponsorship, the second largest of the CARIFTA Swimming Championships which was held in The Bahamas recently, CIBC FirstCaribbean leaders enjoyed the meet, cheered their team on and took time to celebrate with the swimming stars.

The bank’s Managing Director Marie Rodland-Allen attended the opening ceremony and several of the sessions. “At CIBC FirstCaribbean, we were proud to be associated with the elite swimmers of the Caribbean,” she said. “This was an excellent competition.

We were a significant part of a history-making event. 

We demonstrated in a big way that we support the communities in which we operate and we also got a chance to showcase our brand.

She continued, “Overall, the event was well-organized and anyone watching would have been proud to be associated with the meet, and CIBC FirstCaribbean’s support helped make it happen.”


Photos courtesy of ANDREA TANGUAY

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