CariFin Torch Relay 2010
Below are some very important details for Team Leaders to note and the legs that the participating institutions have taken or have been assigned.
- Institutions must provide the Torch Bearer, Runners and Support for their specific legs, and for the Torch Relay, overall.
- Participating institution of CariFin are asked to support the Torch Relay and have a presence at the beginning.
- We are asking if your CEO, or some other senior manager could be present at the start.
- We are asking everyone to try and make it to the end at Republic Bank – Couva. Here we will have a nice little ceremony where we hand out medals and serve refreshments, have photo session and interviews of the participants in the Torch Relay.
Torch Relay Start & Hand Over Details:
- The Torch Relay starts at Central Bank – St. Vincent Street, Port of Spain.
- Before heading out Dr. Nicholls – Deputy Governor of CBTT welcomes participants. Here all the senior people representing teams would be recognized.
- Expected so far this year will be Arvinder Bharath, president and country head of RBTT Bank, Nigel Baptiste, executive Director of Republic Bank Limited, Charmaine Caballero, General Manager HR of Republic Bank Limited along with Deputy Governor Dr. Nicholls.
- The Torch is lit and Dr. Nicholls actually starts off the first leg himself together with staff members of Central Bank. All other teams that are at the starting line join in and support the Torch along South Quay to the 2nd leg at Coconut Growers.
- Support services like the Trinidad and Tobago Mobile Police unit, REACT, St. John ambulance, Gatorade follow truck or van and photography crew.
- This year as it have been from the inception of the Torch Relay, Central Bank is taking the torch along the start of its journey with the 1st leg from St. Vincent Street, handing over to RBTT at Coconut Growers (the 2nd leg).
- From there we are on to the 3rd leg at Morvant Junction where RBTT Bank hands over to Republic Bank, i.e. by the gas station.
- Republic Bank continues with the torch along its journey via the Eastern Main Road to San Juan to hand off to DIC at the Croissee (Junction) for the 4th leg.
- Mt. Lambert Junction is the 5th leg and DIC makes the hand over to CITI. From there the Torch is carried by the CITI team to Curepe for the 6th leg and handed over to First Citizens as they have their takeover of the torch in the Torch Relay.
- It’s now along the Old Southern Main Road heading to Kaydonna. Here Team GHL would carry the Torch for the 7th Leg. This leg of the journey GHL will carry the Torch to the Caroni Entrance to airport via St. Helena (after police station).
- By virtue of counting legs we are at the halfway stage and moving on to the 8th leg at this stage. First Citizens takes the lead again to carry the Torch from Caroni to Cunupia and hands over to RBTT Bank, who proceeds from the police station to Enterprise.
- From there it’s along the old railway road where either CBTT, RBL or FC will carry the Torch to Chaguanas.
- From the Mid-Centre Mall, Intercommercial Bank will be in charge of the Torch until Chase village. The next step of the way is from Chase Village by the Triangle to Freeport and Friends of CariFin have the honour of taking the Torch along its way.
- The 13th leg or handover is from Freeport – St. Mary’s Junction to Mc Bean Couva and CBTT has the responsibility of carry the Torch along the longest part of the course, a leg they have done for a while now.
- The final stage of the Torch Relay or final leg – Republic Bank gets the job to end the journey of the Torch and they normally do it in style with the Senior Manager of Human Resources Department leading the troupes with a displays of fanfare of flags and the forming of an arch as they proceed to the Car Park of the Republic Bank Couva Branch.
- Here light ceremony to close off the 40 mile journey is done to honour those who have participated and made the journey.