TSTT and THA host Festival Opening Night

As TSTT marks its 18th year of involvement with the Tobago Heritage Festival, the company has paid tribute to those who bring the festival to life.

Delivering an address at the gala opening ceremony at Dwight Yorke Stadium, Ronald Celestine, Head of TSTT’s Tobago Operations, said: “The Tobago Heritage Festival is celebrating its 20th year and that speaks volumes about the determination, commitment and resilience of the many people and villages behind the festival.”

He added that TSTT sought to emulate those qualities: “We have had and will continue to face many challenges because of the technological industry we are in but, time and time again, we have persevered by drawing upon that same spirit of determination, commitment and resilience that is in us all.”

As a result, Celestine said, TSTT has made good progress in widening the availability of mainstream international communications in T&T. As Tobago examples, he cited the computer and Internet access available at TSTT community communication centres in Speyside and Plymouth and the upgraded phone and Internet service being provided in several parts of East Tobago. Soon, the company will offer even faster Internet access in areas like Crown Point, Mt Pleasant, Scarborough and Charlotteville.

On the cultural front, Celestine noted that TSTT has expanded its involvement in the Tobago Heritage Festival, which has as its theme this year – “Ancestral Joys Proclaimed”. In addition to its continued sponsorship of the Opening Night, TSTT now provides support for “Games We Used To Play” in Mason Hall (July 22) and Pan Folkarama (July 30) in Scarborough.

In concluding, Celestine pledged TSTT’s continued support for Tobago’s development goals and aspirations and said TSTT took pride in providing communications technology that allowed people outside of T&T to experience a bit of the country’s rich cultural heritage, “There are many people who have never been to Tobago but, because of the power of communications technology and the Internet, they can love our slice of paradise as though they grew up here,” Celestine remarked.