2012 marks Carib Cement's 60th year of operations. The company opened its doors on January 28, 1952 and started commercial production a few weeks later, on February 8.
Celebrations, which are being held under the theme "Carib Cement - "60 Years & Growing Stronger" began on January 29, with a church service in Carib's community. Members of the St. Benedict Moor Catholic Church in Harbor View warmly welcomed and embraced members of the Carib Cement family who worshipped with them on that day.
The mass was led by Fr. Collin Henriquez, a past student of the St. Benedict Seminary in Trinidad. He bestowed many blessings on the company and its employees. He also thanked Carib Cement for its generous donation towards the new altar chairs that were dedicated and used for the first time during the worship.
The first reading was done by Carib Cement's General Manager, Anthony Haynes and the second by Director, Parris A. Lyew-Ayee. The sermon focused on the necessity for leadership and authority to lead to liberation.
After the service, church members and the Carib Cement family enjoyed the refreshments provided by the company for all attendees.
Carib Cement plans to continue the celebrations with the following upcoming activities:
'Live' Radio-Broadcast transmitted from the plant
Donation of equipment to the Bustamante Hospital for Children
Ahead of Carib Cement's 60th anniversary church service, from left, Carib Cement's Chairman, Brian Young, General Manger, Anthony Haynes, Union leaders, Sen. Navel Clarke and Vincent Morrison and Director, Parrs A. Lyew Ayee greet each other
Members of the Carib Cement family during the Church Service held to commence the company's 60th Anniversary celebrations
Sharing peace greetings during the service are Carib's GM and Granville Valentine, Vice-president, National Workers Union, which represents the hourly paid workers at Carib Cement
Balfour Denniston, Dalmain Small and Adrian Spencer of Carib Cement engage in post service fellowship
Fr. Collin Henriquez during the service