Fly Jamaica offers significant support to Guyana’s participation at CMRC in Jamaica
By Rawle Welch
Fly Jamaica representative Nadine Hing (2nd left) and Seaboard Marine’s Jeremy Fernandes (3rd right) pose with motor racing officials yesterday at the GMR&SC Pavilion.
Following on the heels of celebrating two years of its presence in Guyana, Fly Jamaica demonstrated its gratefulness for local support after presenting the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club (GMR&SC) with forty (40) airline tickets towards the team’s participating in the opening leg of the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championships (CMRC) scheduled for later this month in Jamaica.
Also, reaffirming its commitment was major sponsor Seaboard Marine, an entity that has continued to offer significant support towards the sport across the Caribbean.
Representing the two entities were Nadine Hing, who acted on behalf of Fly Jamaica and Jeremy Fernandes of Seaboard Marine.
Also in attendance at the occasion which was conducted at the GMR&SC were President of the entity John Carpenter, Vice-President Shairaz Roshandin Mohamed, Guyana’s representative on the Caribbean Motor Racing Association (CMRA) Ray Rahaman, executive members of the GMR&SC and competitors.
Carpenter, who chaired the proceedings, said that club was extremely appreciative of the kind gesture made by Fly Jamaica, while also extending similar sentiments to Seaboard Marine for its sustained commitment to motor racing in the Region.
Hing in her remarks first thanked the Club for approaching Fly Jamaica and encouraging the Company to come on board, adding that they were pleased to be part of the sponsorship.
She said she hopes the assistance will mark the beginning of a strong relationship between the two entities, before wishing the club and team every success at the upcoming Meet.
“I urge that you all proudly fly the Guyana flag and do us proud,” Hing said.
Fernandes in his brief remarks said how proud the Company is to once again be on board as a major sponsor of the GMR&SC and the CMRC.
He reminded that the sponsorship represents a hefty sum, informing that they will continue to have a strong relationship with motor racing.
Rahaman, who declared he was acting in both capacities as local and regional representative thanked the two sponsors for their support towards motor racing in the Caribbean.
He reminded that when Seaboard came along a few years ago and added its name to the list of sponsors of motor racing, very few realised that their generosity had actually saved the Series.
The CMRA official said that the cost of shuttling competitors machines across the various countries to compete in the Championship was being borne mainly by the competitors who also had to take into account the preparation of their machines and those costs were having a debilitating effect on their individual financial accounts, a development that was directly affecting their ability to remain in the sport.
Mohamed for his part thanked the major sponsors and assured them that Guyana will be sending a very strong contingent to defend its crown.