December 02, 2019
My name is John Reid and I am on the Board of Directors of CaribbeanTales. The purpose of my letter is to solicit your support for this incredible organization.
I am originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, and similar to most “island-folks,” I am proud of my heritage and our contribution to the broader cultural landscape. I also lived in the Caribbean for several years and was fortunate to discover the unique and varied cultures that span all those beautiful islands.
It was during my time at Cable and Wireless Communications, that I became familiar with CaribbeanTales’ great work promoting all these diverse island cultures through the arts and film. I have always believed that companies that benefit economically from the Caribbean, should also contribute funding towards the Region’s sustainability and long-term development.
Cable & Wireless, through its service brand Flow, funded several CaribbeanTales initiatives, including the Annual Film Festival and the unique Incubator Program. I got to see, firsthand, CaribbeanTales’ impact promoting Caribbean culture around the world.