2nd from left, Hon. Dominic Fedee (Tourism Minister), Mr. Ng Chee Choy (Project Director, DSH Caribbean Star Limited), Mr. Ben Walden (Chief Operating Officer, Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club)
As Saint Lucians remain stoic in the face of the global pandemic, a modest relaxation of some of the government’s Covid-19 safety standards has allowed for a reminder that it is the strength of community that is helping the country remain strong and work towards normalization.
At the NTN TV Studio, representatives of DSH Caribbean Star Limited and the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club were on hand to present a cheque to the government for their support of the national response directed through the Covid-19 Telethon.
Mr. Ng Chee Choy (Project Director, DSH Caribbean Star Limited) and Mr. Ben Walden (Chief Operating Officer, Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club) presented the Hon. Dominic Fedee (Tourism Minister) with a cheque of EC212,031 with all funds directed to the national Covid-19 response.
‘Community’ is a pillar of DSH Caribbean Star Limited and the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club and the unified response to support Saint Lucia’s Covid-19 response from staff and management is testament to an unwavering intent to once again demonstrate this belief.
At the time of the donation the companies issued the following joint statement:
Mr. Teo Ah Khing (Chairman)
DSH Caribbean Star Limited and the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club are proud to be playing their role in the national response to Saint Lucia’s Covid-19 Telethon to aid frontline workers and high-risk groups.
More than EC2.5 million has been raised at the time of writing with DSH Caribbean Star Limited and the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club contributing EC212,031 to this wonderful cause. The sum was raised among all staff and significantly enhanced by a contribution from Chairman Teo Ah Khing. It is hoped the contribution goes some way to ease the burden of Saint Lucians affected by the global pandemic.
A statement was jointly issued by DSH Caribbean Star Limited and the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club in conjunction with the donation:
DSH Caribbean Star Limited and the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club wish all Saint Lucians to stay safe and healthy during these challenging times.
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