The public, and customers of the TDC Home and Building Depots in St. Kitts and Nevis will again get the opportunity to purchase a variety of fresh farm produce and ornamental plants at the stores Annual Farmers Market.

The mini marketplace will be open on Saturday 26th March 2022, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., at both locations on the Frigate Bay Road in Basseterre and Pinney’s Industrial Estate in Charlestown.

The activity forms part of the companies’ Farmers Appreciation Month initiative, which is specifically designed to recognize the farming fraternity for their continued efforts and contributions in ensuring food safety and security and reducing import substitution.

Complementing the outdoor activity is the on-going discount sale on lawn and garden supplies, such as seeds, fertilizer, pesticides, equipment, and inputs not for only bona fide farmers but to persons involved in various forms agriculture.

Over the four (4) week period, field representatives from the TDC Agro Divisions have been visiting and interacting with farmers, along with other persons involved in crop production to find ways to improve through which the company can better meet and serve their needs.

Picture – Customers purchasing fresh produce at the TDC Home and building Depot (St. Kitts) Farmers’ Market


For the month of March, farmers are being celebrated by the TDC Home and Building Depots for their contribution to agriculture, in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Over the four (4) week period, the retail stores are offering savings on tool, garden supplies, including mulch, fertilizers, pesticides, equipment, machinery, and inputs, among others.

This year, several farmers will be recognized for their efforts with the ‘Farmer of the Year’ Award, which is an in-store shoppers’ incentive launched in 2021, to help them acquire additional materials to better increase output.

To meet their varying needs, field representatives from the Lawn and Garden Centres have been visiting and interacting with the fraternity offering practical advice and solutions on how to improve production, while ensuring food safety and security.

Picture: Ras Bora of Gideon Farm in Old Road showing the progress of locally grown berries during a Farmers Field visit

 

 

 

 


Teachers and staff at the Tucker Clarke Primary School were given a brand new Premier eighteen (18) cubic foot refrigerator, thanks to a generous contribution from the TDC Financial Services Company Limited.

The appliance was handed over by Mr. Wayne Woodley, TDC Financial Services Operations Manager, to Mr. Devon Harris, School Principal, at a brief ceremony, on Tuesday 1st March 2022, at the school.

According to Mr. Harris, “the school is currently working on renovating some of the spaces at the school, which includes the staff room. The idea is to create both a working and relaxing environment for our hard-working staff. We organized several fundraisers and made a formal request to the TDC Financial Services Company Limited for assistance, and they willingly agreed to support us.

He also added, “the refrigerator will be housed in our upgraded staff room.  On behalf of myself, and all the staff, we say thank you the TDC Financial Services Company Limited for their kind donation. Your donation says that you understand the value of education and how important it is to have the resources.”

The much-needed equipment will now help to fast track a series of planned activities that are specifically geared towards completing the upgrades by the end of the academic year in 2022.

Picture: (L-R) Mr. Wayne Woodley, TDC Financial Services Company Limited Operations Manager and Mr. Devon Harris, Principal Tucker Clarke Primary school pose for a photo following the presentation


Tuesday 8th March 2022 is celebrated worldwide as International Women’s Day.  This year, the TDC Group of Companies has chosen to highlight six (6) of its long serving female employees, who have each carved their place as outstanding leaders.

Mrs. Veron Walters-Chapman, Supervisor, TDC Inventory Department (Nevis), Ms. Maritza Bowry, Group Finance Director, Ms. Belinda Claxton, Assistant Manager, TDC Home and Building Depot (Nevis), Mrs. Rubercilla Jeffers, Underwriting Supervisor, TDC Insurance Company Limited (St. Kitts), Ms. Linda Huggins, Credit and Contracts Administration Manager, and Mrs. Charlene Stapleton, Group Chief Internal Auditor, were singled out for their contribution to the advancement of the Group and more so for their leadership attributes.

In their own words, each employee spoke of their journey, beliefs, and how they have helped to shape the development of the company, by making a positive difference, as women performing in roles traditionally held by men.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I joined TDC in 1990 as a cashier.  I have climbed the corporate ladder and today, I am the Supervisor of the Inventory Department. I would encourage other young women to be strong, love your job and do your work to the best of your ability. You too can become exceptional leaders!”

Mrs Veron Walters, Supervisor, TDC Inventory Department (Nevis)

“This year the theme for International Women’s Day, “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow” is relevant, as we navigate our unique paths to achieve our goals, whilst striving for excellence. I encourage all women to remain focused, committed and dedicated in pursuit of their dreams. Having served the company for over 25 years, it is indeed a privilege and honour to be the first female to hold the position of Finance Director of the TDC Group of Companies.”

Ms Maritza Bowry, Group Finance Director

“I have been with TDC for over 32 years. Starting as an Accounts Clerk, I have worked in several departments including Accounts, Business Equipment and Airlines. Today, I am the Assistant Manager of the Home and Building Depot, Nevis. I am proud to have contributed to breaking the glass ceiling that has long been held over women. I encourage all women to set standards. Accept the things you cannot change, change the things you can and seek wisdom to know the difference.  There is no limit to what we can accomplish as women.”

Ms Belinda Claxton, Assistant Manager, TDC Home and Building Depot (Nevis) Limited

“A woman is the full circle, within her, is the power to create, nurture and transform” – Diane Mariechid

“Kudos to ALL women on this International Women’s Day.  I wish to celebrate with us on the contributions we have made to society over the years and how we have triumphed through the difficulties which have brought us thus far. Despite gender inequalities we as women continue to beat all odds. Over 24 years ago I joined TDC as an Administrative Secretary.  I am now the Underwriting Supervisor at TDC Insurance.”

“Let us all continue to excel in our given spheres of influence, trusting God knowing that we can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens us”

Mrs Rubercilla Jeffers, Underwriting Supervisor, TDC Insurance Company Limited

“Leadership comes naturally to us women as we are born with all the characteristics in our DNA.  Leadership and womanhood require nurturing, guidance, patience, a sense of teamwork, the willingness to teach, the acceptance of failure and the humbleness of success.  I joined TDC over 40 years ago as an Accounts Clerk, and today I sit as the Manager of the Credit Department.  I encourage all women in the workforce to stand your grounds and apply yourself to achieving whatever you desire.  Always remember to have your notepad, with your notes to refer to!”

Ms Linda Huggins, Credit and Contracts Administration Manager

“I am honoured to be recognized as a professional woman in leadership who seeks to uphold the theme of this year’s celebration of International Women’s Day. I have been with the Company for 35 years, starting as an Assistant Accountant.  I am now the Group Chief Internal Auditor.  My favourite quote to share on International Women’s Day is- “A Woman who walks with God will always fulfill her destiny”. Happy International Women’s Day to all the women in TDC.  Whatever role you play, serve conscientiously and with integrity.”

Mrs Charlene Stapleton, Group Internal Auditor

Women are powerful agents of change and drivers of progress for everyone. TDC salutes you for your leadership and wish you continued success.

Picture: Ms. Maritza Bowry, TDC Group Finance Director