First Lady meets Caribbean Airlines CEO to explore new areas of partnership
Georgetown, Guyana – (July 18, 2016)
First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, today, met with Caribbean Airlines’ new Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Tyrone Tang and South America Manager, Mr. Carl Stuart to explore the possibilities of further partnership. The meeting was held at the Office of the First Lady, State House.
In an invited comment, the First Lady said Caribbean Airlines requested a meeting to introduce her to Mr. Tang, who is currently in Guyana. “We discussed the Kind Soles Project, which Caribbean Airlines has supported from the inception and has committed to continuing to support,” Mrs. Granger said.
Caribbean Airlines brings the shoes that are donated to the Shoes that Grow/Kind Soles Project to Guyana from New York free of cost. “I am very grateful for that kind of assistance…It’s a great example of Caribbean Airlines’ commitment as a corporate sponsor and donor,” she said.
Meanwhile, in an invited comment Mr. Tang said he met with the First Lady to assure her of his company’s continued support of the Kind Soles Project.
“We were also inquiring what other charities and [the First Lady spoke about] a number of charities with us that she is working on and we have said that we will look and see how we can assist further on other charities,” Mr. Tang said.
Caribbean Airlines Sales Representative – Guyana and Suriname, Mr. Dion Inniss, who has been collaborating with the First Lady on the Kind Soles Project, also attended the meeting.
The Shoes that Grow/Kind Soles Project was started by Mrs. Granger in collaboration with Mr. Ernie Ross, Guyana’s Consul General in Trinidad and Tobago as part of Rethink initiative. The shoes donated are distributed to children in Guyana’s hinterland region under President David Granger’s Boats, Buses, Bicycle plus Breakfast and Books (Five Bs’) programme.