Basseterre, St. Kitts – As the TDC Group continues to celebrate its 50th Anniversary activities, the company has launched the Warren Tyson Memorial Scholarship Public Primary Schools Tour, to showcase its longstanding academic excellence initiative.

On Monday 24 April, Mr. Crios Freeman, a 1994 inductee, made the first in a series of school visits to his alma mater, the St. Paul’s Primary School, on St. Kitts.

In speaking to the student body, Mr. Freeman shared his fond experiences by detailing his journey from the receiving the good news about his selection, the impact of the financial support through his tertiary schooling, the on-the-job training, and the value of the mentorship component of the programme.

“As a recipient of the scholarship the individual will have the advantage of being ‘looked after’ as well as being assigned a mentor, a member from the company who is able to provide you with guidance. This scholarship and its impact on the country will have to be measured, but for me it was an enormous opportunity because maybe I would not have made it through school like I did without the guidance and financial support from TDC,” said Freeman.

He continued, “It was seven years of real fulfilment and assistance from TDC. I have to give gratitude to TDC for the guidance and support it gave to me. Besides the monies on an annual basis that assisted me with school, school supplies. As an athlete, as a debater, TDC gave me great assistance.”

The young lawyer ended his talk by challenging the students with a question-and-answer session. Three (3) of them walked away with cash prizes, two with one hundred ($100) dollars each, and the third a seven hundred- and fifty-dollar (EC$750) donation towards his first year at secondary school.

In closing, Freeman also presented Mrs. Joyce Rawlins Buchanan, Principal, with a token of appreciation in the form of a TDC Voucher valued at five hundred dollars (EC$500), which would be used support the advancement of school-based programs to benefit both, the staff, and students.

Over the next six weeks other alumni will make their own presentations, which are all being held under the golden anniversary theme, Your Neighbour, Your Partner, Your Future.

About the TDC Warren C Tyson Memorial Scholarship Programme 

The TDC Warren Tyson Memorial Scholarship program, was named after the first Chairman, Mr. Warren C. Tyson, a staunch advocate for education, was started in 1981. The program is designed to assist and support students entering the secondary schools across St. Kitts and Nevis.

These young scholars are eligible to receive financial assistance throughout their secondary and tertiary school tenures. Students are also afforded the opportunity to work at TDC during their vacations, e.g., Easter, Summer, and Christmas, as well as, on Saturdays, which helps to develop social and professional skills.

Another related benefit is the fact that these students also receive a stipend while at work. Accordingly, the financial and academic benefits plus the experience and maturity that are gleaned from this opportunity are invaluable. Since its inception, approximately 257 students have gone through the program.

Today, some of these Warren Tyson Corporate Ambassadors are at university pursuing further studies or are full time employees within the Company, many who hold Managerial and/or Supervisory positions across the TDC Group.

Picture – Mr. Crios Freeman, Warren Tyson Memorial Scholar speaking to students at the St. Paul’s Primary School as part of the TDC Warren Tyson Memorial Scholarship Programme Public Primary Schools Tour

Charlestown, Nevis – Health and Wellness took center stage on Friday 14th April 2023, when the TDC Nevis Limited, the Nevis Health Promotion Unit, and the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) hosted the inaugural Health and Wellness Fair, in the Longstone Building Parking Lot, in Charlestown.

The community event began at 9 a.m. and ran until 5 p.m., featured free dental and health screenings, mental health services, rapid HIV testing, health and beauty care products, and educational demonstrations.

Health and Wellness organizations including the City Drug Store (Nevis) Limited, Nevis Renal Society, Nevis Red Cross Society, SAGICOR Life Agency, Pink Lily Breast Cancer Care, and Lake Health and Wellbeing, were manned by professionals who shared their knowledge and information about the services offered.

Additionally, the Alexandra Hospital had its first mobile blood donor drive to encourage people to register to become blood donor volunteers.

Patrons will also had many opportunities to win exciting prizes when they visited or patronized the different booths to interact and learn more about general wellbeing.

This collaboration with TDC Group of Companies and various health agencies in the Federation, is part of the activities to mark the company’s fiftieth anniversary, which is currently being celebrated under the theme, Your Neighbour, Your Partner, Your Future, and the TDC Home and Building Depots Get ACTIVE campaign.

Picture – Representatives from TDC and the Health Promotion Unit (Nevis) Pose with the Honorable Jhanel Nisbett, Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration at the City Drug Store (Nevis) Limited booth 

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Following the news of the return of the 4 H Aquatic Sports to the national calendar of cultural activities, the TDC Group of Companies readily accepted the invitation to give its full support as a corporate partner of the annual Easter Monday event.

 At a brief presentation ceremony at the company’s Head Office on Thursday 7th April 2023, Mr. Winston ‘Zack’ Nisbett, Event Chairman/Coordinator, accepted a wide variety of merchandise that would be presented to the winners of the respective events, on Monday 10th April 2023.

 In accepting the kind gesture from Ms. Deija King, the Junior Accounts Clerk in the Accounts Department, Mr. Nisbett expressed his profound appreciation for the contribution that would help to ensure that this year’s event is a success. 

“I want to say thank you to TDC for your donation.  TDC has been a supporter of this event for many, many, years. This donation goes a long way, and this shows that TDC believes in what we are doing and more importantly, cultural preservation. We really appreciated you,” said an elated Nisbett.

 Mr. Dominic Matthew, Marketing Assistant in the Client Relations and Marketing Department who was also present stated, “It is our pleasure to continue what has become a tradition to partner with the Organizing Committee to keep this event going year after year. We, at TDC, understand its value and the role it plays in our community. We wish you every success.”                                                                                                                                                       

Staying true to its mission statement, “to contribute meaningfully to the cultural advancement of our Nation”, several other organisations and events continue to receive TDCs backing, including the St. Christopher National Trust, History and Heritage Week Committee, the St. Kitts Music Festival, National Carnival, the Nevis Artisan Village, and Culturama.

Photo – Mr. Winston ‘Zack’ Nisbett, accepting TDC contribution from Ms. Deijah King, Accounts Payable Officer in the Accounts Department

Charlestown, Nevis – As TDC Home and Building Depots continue to celebrate farmers, the Nevis branch is participating in the 2023 Nevis Agri Expo, taking place on Thursday 30th and Friday 31st March 2023, at the Elquemedo T. Willet (ETW) Park.

According to Mr. Colin Freeman, Manager of the TDC Home and Building Depot on Nevis, “We are proud to once again support the efforts of the Department of Agriculture and our own farmers for their contributions, as they seek to encourage greater food production, safety, and security.”

He also added, “We’ve brought ‘our store’, as well as our online shopping experience via, with special pricing, to this event, to give customers who shop at the TDC booth additional savings on agricultural inputs.”

During the exciting and much-anticipated two-day event, the retail outlet will also showcase a wide variety of   seeds, fertilizer, equipment, and machinery, while offering onsite technical advice as part of its annual outreach campaign.

Picture – TDC Home and Building Depot Staff interact with patrons at the 2023 Department of Agriculture Agri-Expo 2023

Basseterre, St. Kitts – As the celebrations continue across the TDC Group of Companies to mark its golden anniversary, the staff celebrated We Care Day, on Friday 31st March 2023.

Throughout the workday, employees on all levels of the company showed many acts of kindness to their coworkers, and management, with tokens of appreciation in a meaningful and spirited way.

A variety of kind gestures were done throughout the day that included gioft giving,potluck breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, surprise gifts, personally branded keepsakes, and handmade thank you cards with messages of encouragement and affirmations.

Beyond the walls of the office, the generosity continued. Some TDC departments chose to recognize customers, former and retired workers. Others decided to give back to the residents of the Cardin Home, their church, and the environment with the planting of coconut trees at Cades Bay on Nevis.

The activity was organized by the Employee Relations Unit in the Human Resources Department to give staff the opportunity to actively demonstrate the virtues of kindness in a thoughtful, warmhearted, and considerate way.

Picture Collage – TDC Staff Celebrating We Care Day

Basseterre, St. Kitts – As per of its Farmers Appreciation Month, the TDC Home and Building Depots in St. Kitts and Nevis will host its Farmers Market on Saturday 1st April 2023.


The mini marketplace will open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., at both locations on Frigate Bay Road in Basseterre and Pinney’s Industrial Estate in Charlestown. It will give customers and the public the opportunity to purchase a variety of fresh farm produce, including but not limited to fruits, ornamental plants, beverages, among others.


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


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


Over the four (4) week period field representatives from the TDC Lawn and Garden Departments have been visiting and interacting with various 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 – TDC Home and Building Depot customer purchasing vegetables from a framers stall at the Home and Building Depots Farmers Market