REV Donates More than $50,000 to Education
Through Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Awards Partnership
REV – The nation’s only 100% Bahamian Owned triple play provider brought its collective cash donation to The Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Awards Programme to more than $50,000. This is REV’s 3rd consecutive year of serving as title sponsor for the premier educational awards programme for elementary school students in the Bahamas. As part of a 5-year agreement launched in 2019, each year REV donates $15,000 in cash to the programme with $7,000 of that sponsorship going directly towards a scholarship for the winning student. This donation is separate from in-kind donations in the form of media production, free advertising and air time on OUR TV.
On Sunday July 4th, 2021 dozens of anxious students and proud parents gathered in the Church of God Auditorium on Joe Farrington Road, eager to discover which student would receive the top honour. With a pool of nominees made up of 100 of the best and brightest primary school students in The Bahamas, competition was fierce to say the least. At the end of the ceremony Chelsea Smith of Windsor Preparatory Academy walked away with the title of Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year.
Mr. Franklyn Butler II CEO of the Cable Bahamas Group of Companies was in attendance and shared during his remarks, “I speak on behalf of REV and The Cable Bahamas group of Companies when I say that we are proud to celebrate our 3rd consecutive year of serving as title sponsor for The Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Awards Ceremony.
We believe that the magnitude of our investment speaks to our belief in the work the that BPSSOTY does within our communities. We support this programme because it is focused on rewarding and equipping our nation’s most valuable resource, our youth.” Franklyn Butler II REV CEO.
We commend the BPSSOTY Awards Team on their tireless efforts in celebrating the brilliance of our students and all they have to offer and we look forward to continuing to support this worthy cause in the future.”
BPSSOTY Founder and President Mr. Ricardo Devaux shared his gratitude to REV and the Cable Bahamas Group of Companies on behalf of the awards foundation stating, “The Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation is indeed grateful for the support of REV in our efforts to recognize the achievements of our primary school students. We are excited that this partnership has benefitted many students.
This being our 25th Awards Program, we are thankful to be able to showcase and celebrate the 100 nominees who represent the BEST and BRIGHTEST in our country.”
Interested persons can watch a rebroadcast of the awards in its entirety on OUR TV on Sunday July 18th at 3PM or any time on the REV Facebook page.
Founded in March 1995, CBL Group has grown from a cable TV service provider to become the first communications provider in The Bahamas to offer ‘triple play’ service. Today, the 100% Bahamian owned company is publicly listed on BISX with over 2,200 Bahamian shareholders. The network is comprised of 14 free-to-air broadcast systems, eight stand-alone cable TV systems and four triple play systems networked by submarine fibre. CBL Group is the only 100% Bahamian owned communications provider, delivering residential and corporate broadband internet, cable television and fixed line calling, to 99% of the Bahamian population, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. CBL Group is also the controlling shareholder in BeALIV Limited the second mobile licensee in The Bahamas and owns 48.25% of the common stock of the company. CBL Group is led by Franklyn A Butler II – the first Bahamian Group CEO & President.