On Wednesday January 26, Unicomer (Trinidad) Ltd donated 40 copies of the book, “T&T’s Athletics History” to the National Library and Information System Authority (NALIS).
The book, which was written by Bernard Linley, a former national record holder of the 400 metres hurdles, and edited and published by Jan Westmaas, provides a comprehensive record of athletics from the 1890s to 2019. It details the successes, challenges and milestones of Trinidad and Tobago’s celebrated athletic champions. It also documents walking races from San Fernando to Port-of-Spain in the 1920’s as well as Keshorn Walcott’s gold medal javelin throw at the 2012 Olympics in London.
At the official presentation ceremony at the Heritage Library, Gerada Holder, Librarian IV, expressed her appreciation to Unicomer for its kind donation of copies of the book which will be added to the Heritage Library’s and public libraries’ collections to be used by information seekers.
According to Shahad Ali, Public Relations Officer of Unicomer (Trinidad) Ltd, “Today sporting events are few and far apart in the interest of national health and safety.” Regarding the purchase of the books for the library, Ail added, “This investment is key to inspiring upcoming sporting heroes who can have access to research material via the public library system.” Unicomer (Trinidad) Ltd has played an active role in sports, providing corporate support to netballers, footballers, and cricketers.
Image Caption: From Left: Editor and Publisher of the book Jan Westmass; Shadad Ali, Public Relations Officer of Unicomer; Gerada Holder, Librarian IV, Heritage Library and Debbie Goodman, Manager, Corporate Communications of NALIS.
ABOUT UNICOMER GROUP
The Unicomer Group operates in 27 countries from its headquarters in El Salvador, and has over 15,000 staff members. The company offers its customers the widest and most modern line of products and financial services across the countries of operations. The retail brands of the Unicomer Group include Courts, Courts Optical, Ashley Furniture HomeStore, RadioShack, Lucky Dollar and Servitech.
Shahad Q. Ali
Public Relations Officer
Unicomer (Trinidad) Ltd
From Left: Editor and Publisher of the book Jan Westmass; Shadad Ali, Public Relations Officer of Unicomer; Gerada Holder, Librarian IV, Heritage Library and Debbie Goodman, Manager, Corporate Communications of NALIS.