Republic Bank Sponsors the 48th Spice Island Billfish Tournament

St. George’s, Grenada. December 05, 2016: For the fourth consecutive year, Republic Bank is pleased to provide financial support for the successful staging of the annual Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament, scheduled to run from January 21 to January 25, 2017, at the Grenada Yacht Club, Lagoon Road, St. George’s.

At a media conference held to announce the Bank’s sponsorship, Clifford Bailey, General Manager – Operations, presented the sponsorship cheque totaling $20,000.00 (Twenty Thousand Dollars), to Richard Mc Intyre, Chairman of the Spice Island Billfish Tournament Committee.

The much-anticipated event is expected to attract approximately 50 boats with anglers originating from Venezuela in the South to the UK and Canada in the North. On an annual basis, this tournament is estimated to generate $2,000,000.00 (Two Million Dollars) in economic activity in Grenada in terms of fuel for the 50 boats for several days of fishing, food for an average of five persons per boat, hotel rooms for anglers and their families and for the Sport Fishing Sector in terms of purchasing of fishing gears and accessories, among other things.

Republic is pleased once again to sponsor this exciting and fun Fishing Tournament and wishes all the teams the very best in the Sporting activity.

December 6, 2016
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