Sagicor donates to Frontline Heroes

July 06, 2021

Port of Spain, Trinidad—Sagicor recently donated numerous sanitisation items to the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service and the Prison Officers Association, including sanitiser, masks and gloves, to assist them in their fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

While they may not care directly for people stricken by covid-19, these men and women also work at the forefront of the pandemic. President and CEO of Sagicor Life Inc Robert Trestrail recognises the value all essential workers contribute to keeping Trinidad and Tobago safe.

Trestrail said, “Every day, we, as citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, are dependent on our essential worker heroes who go out there and execute their jobs to the best of their ability, while putting themselves at risk. It is so important that citizens support them by not just doing what they’re supposed to do: washing hands, keeping physically distanced and wearing masks correctly, but also by corporate T&T providing them with the tools to keep them and their families safe. Sagicor is happy to give that support.”

Lester Walcott, the general secretary of the Prison Officers’ Association, said, “The Prison Officers’ Association is thankful for the contribution made by Sagicor, which continues to lead in its corporate social responsibilities, by not only providing diverse and relevant, financial services, but has shown its concern for prison officers who work diligently as a key essential service and have not escaped the impacts of Covid-19. The need for adequate PPE, sanitisation and cleaning products is extensive and we will fully utilise what has been donated by Sagicor to ensure we are able to maintain a safe, clean and hopefully Covid-19 free environment. Thank you on behalf of all prison officers.”

Marlon Smith, chief fire officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Services, said, “The Trinidad & Tobago Fire Service is very much appreciative of this generous gesture in assisting our Officers to protect ourselves during our encounter with members of the public.”

Sagicor advisor Anne Lamont-Charles from the Camille Sinanan

Branch presents the Prison Officers’ Association with much needed

sanitisation items at Sagicor’s Head Office in Port of Spain.

In photo are Lester Walcott, left, General Secretary; Lyndon Ramnanan,

an executive of the association; and Sean Ramnarine, Station representative.

Mariana Galindo, Sagicor advisor from the Joel Martinez Branch

hands over sanitiser, masks, and other sanitisation items to Chief

Fire Officer Marlon Smith of the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Services,

at the TTFS Headquarters on Wrightson Road, Port of Spain.