Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Flow Mobay City Run - 10k/5k Road Race - Sunday May 18th, 2014

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Flow broadband powers Jamaica Int’l Invitational

Kingston, Jamaica:  As some of the fastest athletes powered their way down the track for the 11th Jamaica International Invitational last weekend, organizers, media and patrons at the event, enjoyed the benefit of high speed internet from Flow.

 “We are pleased to have Flow on board as the official telecommunications provider for the 2014 Jamaica International Invitational,” said Dr. Warren Blake, President of the Jamaica Athletics Administration Association (JAAA). “Flow’s broadband technology plays an important role in the staging of the meet by providing the internet connectivity that will enable speedy and timely communications of race results to the IAAF for ratification in real time as well as to power the electronic ticketing system giving patrons access to the National Stadium.”

Speaking at the launch of the Jamaica International Invitational, Donovan White, vice president sales and marketing for Columbus Communications Jamaica Limited, operators of the Flow brand, had  announced that the broadband service provider would be providing its Flow Unplugged WiFi service for patrons in the Grandstand at the National Stadium.

“One of the motivating factors comes from personal experience at the stadium and being unable to use data service,” said White. “We feel our service will play an integral role in the overall execution of the meet from a data and communications perspective. As the only fibre optic broadband network in the Caribbean we feel this is a great partnership and we look forward to be able to continue to work along with the organizing committee to expand the use of broadband communication for events such as this.” 

Trace Gayle, distribution channel executive greets Olympic 400m champion LaShawn Merrit
The Jamaica International Invitational was as exciting spectacle of Track and Field with the participation of a number of Olympic and world championship athletes including Shelly-Ann Fraser Price, Warren Weir, Kerron Stewart, Walter Dix, Justin Gatlin, Nesta Carter, Sanya Richards-Ross, Francine McCory, and many more. 

Beverly Thompson and Trace Gayle congratulate the Calabar 4x100m relay team
Left to Right: LaShawn Merritt, Beverly Thompson, Jeanette Lewis, Sanya Richards-Ross, Trace Gayle

Francena McCrory

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

More than $10M in gifts and prizes from Flow

Free minutes to make international calls, Free cordless phones, Free movies,  prizes of Laptop computers, 46” TV’s and a $400,000 Caribbean vacation. These are only a few of the millions of dollars of value in great savings, free gifts, free upgrades, special offers and prizes that broadband service provider Flow is giving customers. These offers are available from now until the end of the year as part of the company’s Christmas promotion.

The broadband service provider’s main objective is to give some relief to consumers’ tight budgets by providing huge savings plus free gifts for signing up to any Flow service between October 23 and December 31. The promotion themed 'Get Happy Get Flow' is designed to deliver smiles to every new or existing customer, with more than $9m in free gifts and over $1m in prizes. Every customer who signs up for Flow services during the promotion gets an instant free gift, ranging from (21) Free movie channels with Cable TV service, Free Cordless Phones and Free International minutes for telephone service sign ups, or a Free wireless and speed upgrade for those who chose Flow’s Internet service.  

“Increasingly consumers need and demand value and continue to seek ways to enhance and enjoy their lives. We believe that our special offers provide exactly that and will make all our customers very happy  for this holiday season,” said Donovan White, vice president sales and marketing for Columbus Communications Jamaica Limited, operators of Flow. “It is important to us that we always show appreciation to our customers, and our weekly prizes and free gifts are our way of saying thank you for choosing Flow.”

All new and existing customers have a chance to win weekly prizes of either a 46”Samsung LED TV with 1 month of free cable TV service or a 15.6” HP laptop with one month free internet service. At the end of the promotion, a lucky customer will win the Grand Prize of a Caribbean vacation to any one of the 8 Caribbean countries where Flow operates.

“Yes!” said White with pride and glee. “Flow is kicking off the Christmas celebrations early. Jamaicans love Christmas, and we are making it easier for consumers to use our broadband technology to enjoy the best and happiest Christmas.”

Flow & Burger King have teamed of for a national Christmas Gift Drive to help put smiles on the faces of children in state care during their annual Christmas Treat on December 4.  Jamaicans who want to get involved can leave a gift at any Flow store from now until December 2. 

Traditionally, Christmas has always been a time for giving and sharing.  With the holiday season steadily approaching, companies like Columbus Communications Jamaica Limited, operators of Flow and Columbus Business Solutions and Burger King, are coming together to make gift giving, this season more meaningful.

Both organizations have joined forces for an annual Christmas Treat to fete 200 children, who are currently in state care from Kingston and Spanish Town, at Hope Zoo on December 4.  The two organizations have been partners for this activity since 2011.  This year, both organizations are encouraging Jamaicans to come on-board and help spread some more Christmas cheer through a special national “Gift Drive”.

For the gift drive, people are being encouraged to pick up an extra toy for a child when making their Christmas purchases and drop them off at Flow stores up until December 2. Volunteers will wrap each gift and make a special delivery to the children.    

Speaking about the idea for the gift drive, Nicole Campbell, Corporate Social Responsibility Speciality at Columbus said “The feedback we have received over the years has been very positive and most people generally want to know how they can get involved.  So we think by launching this Gift Drive, and giving Jamaicans a chance to be a part of a meaningful cause, will help to make the Season a little brighter for hundreds of Children in Kingston and Spanish Town.”  Campbell added that gifts will also be donated to another Children’s Treat spearheaded by the St. Catherine Parish Council later in December.

The overall treat for the children will also include a tour of the Zoo, a movie in the gardens, games and activities and ‘Fun Meals’ provided by Burger King to add to the festivity.  Flow and Burger King Staff members will also be volunteering and bringing gifts for the children as well.

As for Burger King, Nicholas Mundell, Brand Manager of Sponsorships & Fixed Advertising, says that his company is happy to have partnered with Columbus Communications to share in this special Christmas Treat that will bring smiles and joy to the faces of 200 children and care-givers from several homes.

Mr. Mundell noted that “Each child and care-giver will get the chance to enjoy favourite combos from Burger King. Our mobile unit will be on location serving up “Fun Meals” for all the participants at the Christmas Treat. Our volunteers will also be there interacting with children to make the day a special one.”
Sabrena McDonald, Sales and Marketing Manager of Burger King also added, "Kids have always been at the heart of Burger King, dating back to the years of our Kids' Club. This collaborative treat is another way in which BK celebrates kids and also adds to our roster of community and charity projects supported throughout the year.  Christmas is a special time for sharing and feeling appreciated and our partnership with Columbus Communications for this Christmas Treat will do just that for these children.”

People wanting to be a part of this initiative can leave an unwrapped gift at any Flow store in Kingston, Portmore, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Mandeville and May Pen.  Campbell stressed that  every  donation is valuable, whether it be a toy, books, bags or clothes and will go a long way in putting a smile on the faces of children.

For the past 4 years, Columbus Communications Jamaica Limited has made numerous donations to charities on behalf of its clients. In addition to the treat at Hope Zoo, Columbus also lends support to the Clarendon Crime Prevention Children’s treat and the Montego Bay Street Church activity to provide meals for the homeless in the second city in December. 

Flow TV spends the weekend off the track with Warren Weir

Since his unexpected but brilliant performance at the 2012 London Olympics, Warren Weir has become a celebrity in his own right with a loyal fan base who follow his exploits on the track. This Sunday, his fans have a unique opportunity to get to know another side of the ‘Weir-wolf’ in the next episode of My Wknd, seen exclusively on Flow TV, Channel 100 or online at

The Olympic medallist takes ‘wkndrs’ behind the scenes on his off-season weekend. Weir invited the My Wknd cameras to follow him along on his weekend escapades and introduces viewers to his huge support system of family and friends.

My Wknd is a brand new series produced by e-Media Interactive for broadcast during Weekend Prime on Flow TV. The series gives viewers a  new perspective on the lives of local personalities and celebrities, taking them behind-the-scenes of a typical weekend. Sports, fashion and beauty, media and entertainment personalities open up and expose their fans to a never-before-seen weekend experience.

Warren Weir’s episode of My Wknd premieres this Friday at 7 pm during Weekend Prime on Flow TV, channel 100.