Carpet Magazine http://www.carpetmagazine.net "To Cover And Furnish With" Thu, 20 Oct 2011 12:25:07 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 LIME Colleagues Get Fire Safety Training http://www.carpetmagazine.net/2011/10/20/lime-colleagues-get-fire-safety-training/ http://www.carpetmagazine.net/2011/10/20/lime-colleagues-get-fire-safety-training/#comments Thu, 20 Oct 2011 12:25:02 +0000 admin http://www.carpetmagazine.net/?p=2598

Firefighter Stacy Joseph shows LIME colleagues how to use an extinguisher

LIME colleagues have been given the opportunity to learn how to prepare for a fire emergency and guard against fire hazards in the workplace.

As part of Occupational Health & Safety Education in the workplace, LIME has been organizing a series of fire safety training workshops in which staff members of its local and regional offices were invited to participate. They were facilitated by the St Lucia Fire Department and involved both theory and practical exercises. The courses covered topics like identifying and eliminating fire hazards, proper use of fire extinguishers and evacuation procedures. The sessions were held at LIME Corinth, with firefighters and fire prevention officers Mabius Francis, Christopher Montoute and Stacy Joseph as tutors. Fire wardens were also appointed from among the staff in keeping with the OHSE Standards set forth under the Labour Code of St Lucia.

LIME Soufriere store supervisor Emma Emmanuel in full firefighting mode!

We believe all our staff need to be prepared and capable of managing emergencies, including fire hazards,” said LIME Head of HR for the Windwards, Goretti Lawrency. “Incidents can occur at any time, affecting staff and the business, or even the surrounding community. Proper emergency management planning will reduce the risk of such incidents occurring and give us more effective control of the outcomes. We’re pleased that the sessions were well attended and there was good active participation all around. We intend to carry out regular fire drills and make the most of the excellent training we have received from the Fire Department.”

Emma Emmanuel, retail store supervisor at LIME Soufriere, said “The sessions were great, really engaging, and it was hands-on, which was important, because you have to be prepared for the real thing. It was a real eye opener. Accidents can happen no matter where you are, whether it’s in the workplace or at home, which is why the training we got is so valuable.”

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Fond St Jacques Resident Wins with LIME, HTS and Anansi’s Challenge Home Edition http://www.carpetmagazine.net/2011/10/15/fond-st-jacques-resident-wins-with-lime-hts-and-anansi/ http://www.carpetmagazine.net/2011/10/15/fond-st-jacques-resident-wins-with-lime-hts-and-anansi/#comments Sat, 15 Oct 2011 15:18:46 +0000 admin http://www.carpetmagazine.net/?p=2592

Anansi's Challenge At-Home winner Claudius Prospere (centre) with his brand-new netbook and reps from LIME and HTS

Claudius Prospere is the first winner of the ‘Anansi’s Challenge’ home edition, powered by telecommunications service provider, LIME.

The popular game show features contestants from primary schools throughout St Lucia. Some of the island’s brightest young students go head-to-head as they try to outdo each other in answering questions based on a range of educational topics related to the national curriculum. ‘Anansi’s Challenge’ is designed to appeal to all viewers, especially students and families. It is produced by HTS in association with the Ministry of Education and LIME.

As part of the Challenge, viewers and listeners to Radio 100 Helen FM have the opportunity to win monthly prizes by responding to a question via text messaging. Claudius was amongst thousands of St Lucians to participate in the first month’s quiz. He correctly responded that St Lucia’s first-ever capital was the town of Soufriere. Serendipitously, the lucky winner just happens to hail from Fond St Jacques in the district of Soufriere.

Claudius, a civil servant, won a brand new Lenovo netbook computer from LIME. A proud LIME mobile and Digital TV customer, he is currently building a new home in his home community, but says that he is eager to have his LIME Internet service installed, so he can take full advantage of his new machine. “I know LIME always has great specials, and their service is excellent,” he said. “I am really looking forward to getting my Internet service.”

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Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Issues $2 Circulation Coin http://www.carpetmagazine.net/2011/10/15/eastern-caribbean-central-bank-issues-2-circulation-coin/ http://www.carpetmagazine.net/2011/10/15/eastern-caribbean-central-bank-issues-2-circulation-coin/#comments Sat, 15 Oct 2011 14:49:22 +0000 admin http://www.carpetmagazine.net/?p=2587 The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) will issue a $2 circulation coin to all the commercial banks which operate in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) by mid-October.

 

The $2 circulation coin is legal tender, that is, it is a legal form of payment for financial transactions in the ECCU.  The coin, which is being issued as part of activities to celebrate 10 years of Financial Information Month (FIM), features the engraving of Queen Elizabeth the Second on the obverse side.  The reverse side displays the 2011 Financial Information Month logo, which depicts a tree growing from the palm of two hands with coins and the theme: “Grow Your Savings”.

 

The $2 circulation coin will be in circulation at the various Commercial Banks from Wednesday, 19 October 2011.

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LIME Extends FREE Channel Offer http://www.carpetmagazine.net/2011/10/12/lime-extends-free-channel-offer/ http://www.carpetmagazine.net/2011/10/12/lime-extends-free-channel-offer/#comments Wed, 12 Oct 2011 13:01:55 +0000 admin http://www.carpetmagazine.net/?p=2583 Digital TV customers continue to enjoy 40 extra channels at no extra cost

LIME customers will continue to enjoy 117 channels of high-quality entertainment with the best-available picture and sound for a further month, following full restoration of the company’s Digital TV service over the long weekend. That means that most customers will be getting nearly 40 additional channels at no additional cost.

Chris Williams, LIME Vice-President for Country Operations, announced that the company’s offer of the Extended Basic, Movie and Extreme Packs would remain in place until the end of October. This comes after LIME engineers worked diligently with content provider LORAC to restore normal service on One Caribbean Weather, ABC, CBS and NBC, following a satellite change in September.

“We need to really say thanks to our customers for the patience and understanding they showed as we dealt with the temporary loss of normal service on some of our channels,” said Mr Williams. “Although we were able to put a backup in place for some of those channels, we know that our customers have grown used to certain programming, and we worked hard to get it back.

“We are pleased to report that we are back to 100%,” he continued. “In coming weeks, in fact, we will be announcing a restructured channel lineup that will include a number of new channels even on our Basic Pack. We think our customers, new and existing, will be delighted by what we have in store, as we will be adding new content in preparation for going full digital in a matter of a few months.”

Also in October, there are a number of incentives in place for new and existing Digital TV customers. If you sign up for additional set top boxes, you get two months’ free rental. Customers switching from analog to digital get free activation and installation, plus service discounts. First-time Digital TV subscribers get free installation, free activation, and service discounts.

Only LIME Digital TV customers can enjoy unique, exciting and educational content like The Africa Channel, Arts, BabyFirst TV, Blackbelt TV, CBC Barbados, CBC Canada, Discovery Science, Disney Kids, E!, Lifetime Real Women, MTV Jams, Nickelodeon LA, Oxygen, Sony SPIN and TBS.

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LIME Slashes Landline Calling Costs http://www.carpetmagazine.net/2011/09/29/lime-slashes-landline-calling-costs/ http://www.carpetmagazine.net/2011/09/29/lime-slashes-landline-calling-costs/#comments Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:53:11 +0000 admin http://www.carpetmagazine.net/?p=2577

LIME MD (Windwards) Lawrence McNaughton

LIME landline is the least expensive way to connect with friends and family

Thanks to the latest announced rate reduction from LIME, the landline telephone service provided by the Caribbean’s premier telecoms company is now the least expensive way to make a phone call, whether to another landline or even to a mobile phone.

Lawrence McNaughton, LIME Managing Director for the Windward Islands, announced the latest rate change, in keeping with the Price Cap agreement covering the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) countries – St Kitts-Nevis, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia and St Vincent & the Grenadines. “From 1 October 2011, calls from a LIME landline to any local mobile phone will cost just $0.40 per minute, at any time of day or night,” he said.

The rate reduction makes LIME landline the least expensive way to connect with friends and family in St Lucia. “We know our customers will be very excited by this latest development,” said Mr McNaughton. “Since April 2010, we have reduced the price of landline-mobile calls by more than 40%. Our CheapChat service also offers unlimited calling to local LIME landlines for $25 a month, so LIME landline customers are really getting the best value ever.

“At LIME we feel you should be able to call whomever you want, whenever you want without unnecessarily high network charges and we are pricing our calls accordingly,” McNaughton continued. “With LIME, you are getting more value for your telecoms spend.”

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LIME Apologises to Digital TV Customers; FREE access to all packages at no extra cost for September http://www.carpetmagazine.net/2011/09/15/lime-apologises-to-digital-tv-customers-free-access-to-all-packages-at-no-extra-cost-for-september/ http://www.carpetmagazine.net/2011/09/15/lime-apologises-to-digital-tv-customers-free-access-to-all-packages-at-no-extra-cost-for-september/#comments Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:10:21 +0000 admin http://www.carpetmagazine.net/?p=2572

Chris Williams, Vice-President for Country Operations

LIME wishes to extend sincere apologies to its Digital TV customers for any inconvenience caused as a result of the temporary loss of signal for four of its channels on 12-13 September.

This interruption in service resulted from technical challenges associated with a mandatory change to the company’s Digital TV system, as they were shifting to new broadcast satellites for 10 of its channels. Six channels were successfully restored by midday Monday. However, the engineers encountered difficulties in restoring the other four – One Caribbean Weather, ABC, CBS and NBC.

“Together with our content providers we worked around the clock to try and rectify the problem, but unfortunately we continued to experience difficulties,” LIME VP Operations Mr Chris Williams explained. “In order to restore the signal for the four missing channels our engineers had to install additional equipment, including a new satellite dish.  Thanks to some long hours and innovativeness by our technology team, the issue was resolved on the evening of Tuesday, (13 September).”

“We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused to customers in respect of this issue. At LIME, we take pride in ensuring our customer’s satisfaction. Unfortunately, on this occasion

we did not meet their – or our own – expectations,” said Mr Williams.

“As a testament to our striving for perfection, we have taken steps to put a backup system in place in the event of such unforeseen circumstances as those which transpired this week.

“We have also decided to give all of our customers access to the full channel lineup, comprising the Extended Basic, Movie and Extreme Packs, for the month of September, as a token of

our thanks for their patience and understanding. We trust they will enjoy having access to 117 channels of high-quality entertainment at no additional cost.

“We deeply value our relationship with our customers and we are committed to providing them with the highest level of service simply because they deserve the very best.

To restore the full channel line-up, customers need to perform a Factory Default and scan their Digital TV set top boxes using start frequency 435000 and end frequency 705000.

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Retiree Is LIME Savers’ August Winner http://www.carpetmagazine.net/2011/09/09/retiree-is-lime-savers-august-winner/ http://www.carpetmagazine.net/2011/09/09/retiree-is-lime-savers-august-winner/#comments Fri, 09 Sep 2011 15:54:17 +0000 admin http://www.carpetmagazine.net/?p=2567

LIME Savers winners Mr and Mrs Licorish pose with Trevor Alfred of LIME

Marie Ann Licorish is the happy winner of the LIME Savers draw for the month of August.

Mrs. Licorish won a weekend for two at Coconut Bay Resort & Spa in Vieux Fort. Herself and her husband qualified for a chance to win by paying their internet bill on time. The Licorishes lived in the UK for some 50 years and are now retired and back home in St Lucia. The couple are thrilled with their prize and look forward to a wonderful getaway.

 

Along with internet service, the Licorishes are NetSpeak customers and they says they are delighted with the service. Netspeak is a Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) package which offers unlimited fixed-line calls to the USA, Canada, UK & Western Europe and across the Caribbean where LIME operates from as little as $69 per month. The Licorishes regularly use NetSpeak to call their six daughters who still reside in the UK.

 

“It’s extremely convenient that they can actually call us as if it’s a local call for them, because we have our UK number as part of our NetSpeak package. And of course it saves money for us and for them. We love our NetSpeak!” said Mrs. Licorish.

 

The couple are also LIME Digital TV customers. “Once you get used to the remote, it’s really fantastic, you have so many great channels to choose from,” Mr. Licorish added.

 

The LIME Savers prize for September is $1,000 worth of jewellery at Duty Free Caribbean.

“LIME Savers is another fantastic way of providing value to our loyal customers,” said LIME Head of Marketing & Communications, Laurencia Cadette. “It rewards customers even as we make it easy for them save. We see the needs of our customers and we tailor our promotions to suit them. We empower them by giving them the freedom to stay in touch with friends and family whenever and however they wish at the most affordable rates. These are the benefits of doing business with the Caribbean’s only full-service provider.”

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LIME Lauds Pinehill Fun Walk Organisers and Participants http://www.carpetmagazine.net/2011/09/09/lime-lauds-pinehill-fun-walk-organisers-and-participants/ http://www.carpetmagazine.net/2011/09/09/lime-lauds-pinehill-fun-walk-organisers-and-participants/#comments Fri, 09 Sep 2011 15:48:51 +0000 admin http://www.carpetmagazine.net/?p=2563

Pinehill Fun Walk winner gets his brand new BlackBerry handset

LIME has congratulated Peter & Company and Pinehill Diary for organizing what has been hailed as one of St Lucia’s most successful Pinehill Fun Walks. The company also praised the event’s participants for their endurance and commitment, and for helping to make the walk an enjoyable experience.

 

LIME was a major sponsor of the Pinehill Fun Walk which saw over 5,000 hikers trekking all the way from Choc to Pigeon Island on Sunday, August 21. The theme of this year’s walk was ‘Health: The Nation’s Wealth.’ The Pinehill Fun Walk was launched 12 years ago and is the largest sporting event on the island.

 

LIME’s contribution to the event included cash and two BlackBerry smartphones, one of which was presented as a prize to the winner of the walk, along with free mobile credit. The company also helped publicize the Fun Walk on radio and TV and via SMS broadcast messages.

 

“LIME is proud to be able to support the Pinehill Fun Walk as we have been doing for many years,” said LIME Head of Marketing & Communications, Laurencia Cadette. “It’s an event that unites the whole community around one great cause. It’s an excellent way for families and friends of all ages and abilities to come together to support the Pinehill mission of promoting good health and physical and mental fitness.”

 

Pinehill Brand Manager, Laura Jn Pierre said: “We’re deeply grateful to LIME and our other sponsors for their generous support. We loved walking side by side with our sponsors and participants. At Peter & Company we recognize the vital role that we must play in promoting health consciousness and encouraging the public to consume nutritious foods. In many ways we have collectively neglected our health, to the point that St Lucia reportedly now has the highest rate of diabetes in the world. As a responsible corporate citizen our aim is to use the Pinehill Fun Walk to raise public awareness and help mitigate this health scourge and to get the nation to take exercise and healthy living more seriously.”

 

With Peter & Company already putting plans in place for 2012, it appears this is a partnership that will go from strength to strength.

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St. Lucia Marigot Student Wins Scholarship to Participate In Odyssey Marine Biology Expedition http://www.carpetmagazine.net/2011/09/05/st-lucia-marigot-student-wins-scholarship-to-participate-in-odyssey-marine-biology-expedition/ http://www.carpetmagazine.net/2011/09/05/st-lucia-marigot-student-wins-scholarship-to-participate-in-odyssey-marine-biology-expedition/#comments Mon, 05 Sep 2011 12:47:06 +0000 admin http://www.carpetmagazine.net/?p=2558

Keiwa Simpson leaving Marigot on Odyssey

Nineteen year old Keiwa Simpson of Marigot couldn’t believe it when she found she had been granted a scholarship to take part in an Odyssey Marine Biology expedition this summer.  Starting in Marigot, and sailing up to Martinique and down to St Vincent on a large catamaran, the expert group leaders challenge their students to get right into the Caribbean marine environment and learn at first hand how beautiful and how fragile it is.  Alongside the other students, Keiwa was expected not just to swim and snorkel but also to SCUBA dive down and experience the island reefs for herself and to learn why they are under threat and what can be done to save them.

 

A DEDICATED VOLUNTEER

 

Keiwa earned her place on Odyssey Expeditions from years of dedicated volunteer work with the Caribbean Student’s Environmental Alliance, a charity which has been working with schoolchildren in St Lucia and other islands, teaching them how to test local watershed areas for pollution and come up with practical and innovative ideas to clean up our rivers and reefs.

 

Keiwa, whose ambition is to become a marine biologist herself, has worked hard with a group of children in Marigot over the years, organising water sampling, planting mangroves (about which she has written an information booklet) and educating kids and adults alike about St Lucia’s precious natural heritage.

 

THE TEAM LEADERS

 

Jason, Julie and Will, the Odyssey Expedition leaders, were delighted to have Keiwa on board: ‘She was so enthusiastic and appreciative of everything we did and was always sharing information and ideas with the other students. She is very inquisitive. She wanted to know everything!!’ said Jason

 

Julie added, ‘Keiwa made us consider things from a different point of view. She taught us and entertained us ….from cooking plantains to devouring the snack basket!’

 

Most of the other students were from the US – many of them not even from coastal areas, so it was incredible for them to be swimming with and learning from a Caribbean islander who knows and understands how the mangroves, the reefs and the life underwater depend on how we human beings treat this precious resource.

Keiwa Simpson testing the Marigot Water

 

THE CARIBBEAN STUDENTS’ ENVIRONMENTAL ALLIANCE

 

Mary Beth Sutton of the Caribbean Students’ Environmental Alliance said that when Jason offered a scholarship for one of our Caribbean SEA members, Keiwa was the logical choice to receive the scholarship. “I knew that if Keiwa went on one of the expeditions, it would be an inspiring, wonderful experience for her, as well as for other students on the trip with her, since she is a born leader and has so much to teach others and so much enthusiasm to share.”  Said Mary Beth, The Caribbean SEA organisation and Odyssey Expeditions have ideals in common.   We both work with young people in a fun and exciting, very practical way, to increase awareness of the coral reefs and human’s role in their survival or demise. Getting together with Odyssey means that we can bring even more to St Lucia through this partnership.

 

A COMMUNITY EFFORT

 

Mary Beth also pointed out that making this trip possible for Keiwa may open up opportunities for keen and talented St Lucian students in future years.  Everybody’s thanks go out to Odyssey Expeditions for making this incredible experience available to Keiwa.  We are also indebted to Logan Young, whose son was also an Odyssey student, who paid most of Keiwa’s expenses including all her equipment and training, making it possible for her to take up the Odyssey place. We would also like to mention Andre St Omer of Dive Fair Helen in Marigot who gave Keiwa a last minute PADI diving course enabling her to gain the qualifications she needed, to the Nautique boutique in Marigot who supplied some of her clothing and equipment and to the Veritys of Mango Beach Inn in Marigot. It takes us all working together to provide these opportunities for deserving young St. Lucians like Keiwa.

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LIME Helps Children Build Computer Skills http://www.carpetmagazine.net/2011/09/02/lime-helps-children-build-computer-skills/ http://www.carpetmagazine.net/2011/09/02/lime-helps-children-build-computer-skills/#comments Thu, 01 Sep 2011 21:41:49 +0000 admin http://www.carpetmagazine.net/?p=2553

The 2011 edition of LIME Internet Summer School ended this week at two locations

Scores of primary school students from around St Lucia had the opportunity to develop their computer skills at the 2011 edition of LIME Internet Summer School.

The annual Internet Summer School programme returned this year for the first time since 2007. Since that time, LIME has embarked on a project with the Government of St Lucia and Taiwanese Embassy to provide computer labs and free Internet access for every primary school in St Lucia. LIME also recently launched a new campaign aimed at enabling more St Lucians to get online by buying a low-cost personal computer.

The goal of Internet Summer School is to give children, especially those living in rural communities, the opportunity to get basic computer and Internet browsing classes free of charge. Over the years hundreds of children have benefitted from the programme.

This year classes were held at the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School and the Vieux Fort Comprehensive Secondary School, Campus B from August 8-31. Two classes were held each day comprising of two groups of children 9-12 years old. Each group consisted of 20 students participating in the programme for one week under the guidance of a tutor and assistant. They were provided with meals and refreshments.

LIME Regional Product Manager for Broadband, Chandra Pierre said: “Our focus is to get the children started on the computer at an early age, so that they can position themselves to take

Chandra Pierre, LIME REgional Product Manager for Broadband

advantage of the vast knowledge base of educational information that is available on the Internet and, in doing so, derive tremendous benefits. LIME is committed to working with the schools to ensure that St Lucia’s children are not left behind, and that they have access to the tools they need to succeed in life.”

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