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CCTA Gives $1000 Grants to 17 Caribbean Charities

June 1, 2007 – The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Cable and Telecommunications Association (CCTA) unanimously agreed to award a total of $17,000. to 17 charitable organizations located in the Caribbean. Each charity was nominated by a cable system operator that is an active member of the CCTA. Each nominee will receive $1,000. The board took this action at their meeting on May 16.
W. R. (Bill) Ewing, chairman of the CCTA and managing director of The Cable on St. Kitts, stated that, "The missions of these 17 outstanding nominees made it difficult to decide between them. Although the CCTA originally established the program to give just ten grants per year, the interest in the program has grown substantially over the years. All 17 nominees were worthy organizations, so we voted to award grants to all of them."
The grant recipients and their sponsoring companies are: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bermuda, nominated by Bermuda Cablevision Ltd.; Humane Society of the BVI, nominated by BVI Cable TV; Abilities Unlimited, nominated by Cable Bahamas; VIDAS, nominated by Choice Cable TV of Puerto Rico; Kids in Need of Direction (KIND), nominated by Columbus Communications Trinidad; Roving Caregivers Programme, nominated by Grenada Cablevision Ltd.; Queen Louise Home, nominated by Innovative Cable TV St. Croix; United Way of St. Thomas-St. John, nominated by Innovative Cable TV St. Thomas-St. John; Hogar San Jose, nominated by Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico; Danzactiva Inc., nominated by OneLink Communications of Puerto Rico; Adelaide & Frances Memorial Home for the Elderly, nominated by St. Lucia Cablevision; Special Olympics St. Maarten, nominated by St. Maarten Cable TV; Centre Where Adolescents Learn to Love and Serve (CALLS), nominated by SAT Telecommunications Ltd. of Dominica; Fundacion Pediatrica Por Un Manana, nominated by Telecable of the Dominican Republic; The Central Edutainment Community Committee, nominated by The Cable; Foundation Tropical Parks, nominated by T.V. Distribution Systems N.V. of Curacao; and The Ujima Foundation, nominated by Wireless Telecommunication Network of St. Maarten.
Formed in 1983, the CCTA represents cable and telecommunications providers throughout the Caribbean and the programmers, software and hardware suppliers that support their activities. The Community Charities Program was founded by them in 1993 and has awarded nearly $170,000. during its existence.
For further information, contact Executive Director Andrea L. Martin at info@cctanet.com.

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