Basseterre, St. Kitts – With the start of the new school year just around the corner, the St. Kitts Nevis Anguilla Trading and Development Company Limited (TDC) has partnered with the St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board to refurbish two classrooms at the Cotton Thomas Comprehensive School.

By way of donation, TDC contributed face basins with faucets and traps valued at just over three thousand dollars to support the ongoing renovation efforts, which began on Monday 28 August 2023.

In speaking about the collaboration, Ms. Charlene Bowry, the Social Security Board’s Senior Human Resource Manager and Project Coordinator shared her enthusiasm about the public and private sector venture and the role it plays in the advancement of education.

We are delighted that TDC agreed and accepted to support this essential venture to enhance the facilities at the comprehensive school. This speaks to the shared vision This speaks to the shared vision for fostering education by enhancing the existing school environment to make it more conducive for the students to learn and for the teachers who give instructions at the school,” expressed Ms. Bowry.

Mr. Kashka Thompson, TDC Client Relations and Marketing Manager, stated why the company endorsed the initiative.

“At TDC, we are staunch advocates for education and continue to invest in our young people, who are the future of our communities. We are proud to join with the Social Security Board to upgrade the classrooms at the Cotton Thomas Comprehensive School as part of our annual Corporate Social Responsibility agenda by providing the students and teachers who will be using this institution with the best possible learning environment, that will empower them to achieve their fullest potential,” stated Thompson.

The community engagement project is being by done the Health and Wellness Committee of the Social Security Board, as part of its forty-fifth anniversary activities and is expected to be completed by Friday 1st September 2023.

Picture – Employees of the St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board Health and Wellness Committee painting the outside walls of one of the classrooms at the Cotton Thomas Comprehensive School

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Six (6) junior chefs participating in the In Ya Kitchen Top Junior Chef competition have been recognized for their outstanding culinary skills by the TDC Home and Building Depots.

The gastronomic rising stars Jahmoy Woodley, Devote Edwards, Mahailah France, Naemah Smith, Kaylieyonna Robin and Nazima Cozier participated in three (3) keenly contested semifinals held recently at the Sweet and Savory Kitchen, in Frigate Bay.

The young food prodigies who created their unique delicious masterpieces made with a local fruit or vegetable, took home a variety of name brand kitchen and cooking equipment from the retail stores, including slow cookers, skillets, and electronic griddles to assist them in their pursuits.

According to Mr. Kashka Thompson, the TDC Client Relations and Marketing Manager who was on hand to witness the mouthwatering showdown stated, “The TDC Home and Building Depots chose to partner with the In Ya Kitchen Team to give our Youth an opportunity to nurture their cooking talents through creativity.”

The three (3) finalists from the respective semifinals, Kaylieyonna Robin, Naemah Smith, and Devonte Edwards all qualified for their chance to go to head-to-head in the finals.

The ultimate showdown will be held on 17th September 2023, at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort where they will compete in a cook off for the chance to be named the In Ya Kitchen Junior Top Chef.

Picture – Mr. Kashka Thompson, TDC Client Relations and Marketing Department Manager presenting Ms. Kaylieyonna Robin, the In Ya Kitchen Junior Top Chef 3rd Finalist with her prize

Basseterre, St. Kitts – August 3, 2023 – Mr. Melvin and Mrs. Malvie James on St. Kitts are the first winners of EC$10,000.00 in the TDC 50K Mega Raffle, held on Monday 31st July 2023.

The couple’s names were randomly chosen in the digital draw from among over fourteen thousand entries from the TDC Retail Stores,, and new hire purchase contracts opened in June and July 2023.  It forms part of the Group’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, currently being held under the theme, “Your Neighbour, Your Partner, Your Future.”

At a brief handing over ceremony at the TDC Home and Building Depot, on Thursday 3rd August, Mr. Melvin James was presented with his winnings by Mr. Glenville Jeffers, TDC Group Executive Director, who congratulated the regular shoppers on their good fortune.

“I congratulate Mr. and Mrs. James, our first winners in our TDC 50K Mega Raffle. We are very happy for them.  They’re no strangers to the TDC Home and Building Depot and have been doing business with us for many years.”

Mr. Jeffers also used the happy moment to encourage shoppers to continue to patronize all the TDC retail stores, including, to qualify for their chance at the $10,000 month prize.

“We also take this opportunity to encourage all our customers to shop at all our retail stores and online, for their chance to win $10,000.00 every month until November 2023.”

In accepting his cheque from Mr. Jeffers, an elated Mr. James expressed his happiness and the joy of winning and praised the company for ‘giving back’ to its customers in such a tangible way.

“I am very excited about winning from my company, TDC. I always shop at the different units, especially the Home and Building Depot.  When I received the call about being the lucky winner, it almost felt like a call from heaven. I have always had a willingness to do business with TDC, all because of its corporate spirit, always giving back, involved in sharing, and giving. Today, because of this very same spirit, individuals like me and my wife have an opportunity to get something back. Blessings to TDC, to God be the glory.”

When asked what he will do with the winnings, a smiling James said, “there is a lot to be done, it involves shopping again, buying home items, and renovations, but of course I will pass this on to the Minister of Finance, my wife.”

On hand to witness the handover at the TDC Home and Building Depot on the Frigate Bay Road were Mr. James’ relatives, Mrs. Charlene Stapleton, TDC Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mr. Kashka Thompson, TDC Client Relations and Marketing Manager, Management from the Home and Building Depot Management Team, and staff who all wished the winners well.

Picture – A Happy Melvin James, the first winner in the TDC50K Mega Raffle poses with his $10,000 cheque

About the TDC 50K Mega Raffle

The TDC 50K Mega Raffle was launched in June 2023 and is open to all TDC Mega Rewards Card Programme members who spend EC$250.00 or more at any TDC retail store or

For customers who are not members, they can sign up at any retail store or scan the sign-up QR codes in promotional posters, digital media or by accessing the link  Hire-purchase customers are also eligible and will receive one entry per contract.  Shoppers spending $250 or more can win up to EC$50,000.00 as their entries will roll over every month from July to November 2023.

The TDC Mega Rewards Programme was introduced not only to demonstrate the company’s appreciation to its customers but also to show that “Loyalty has its privileges”. 

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, August 5, 2023 – The Board of Directors of St. Kitts Nevis Anguilla Trading and Development Company (TDC) has appointed two accomplished women to serve as Directors.

At a meeting on July 27, 2023, the Board appointed business executive, Ms. Patricia Walters and Attorney at Law, Ms. Kurlyn Merchant to the Board.

Ms. Patricia Walters, a citizen of St Kitts & Nevis, was born and educated in the UK. She is an outstanding Business Transformation Leader with over 25 years of international experience in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sector. She has pursued her business career in The UK, The Bahamas, Barbados, The Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, as well as St. Kitts and Nevis, where she currently resides and serves as Chief Executive Officer of The Cable.

Her expertise ranges from executive leadership to management, finance, accounting, marketing and customer service. Some of her accomplishments include the Cable and Wireless International Global Summit Award for Change Management in 2007, recognition as a Leading Lady of The Bahamas in 2016 and induction into the St. Kitts Pioneering Women’s Gallery in 2021. Ms. Walters is a Fellow of the Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).

Ms. Kurlyn Merchant is a highly regarded Attorney at Law based in Nevis with experience in litigation, commercial law, international arbitration, energy and natural resource law, corporate and commercial law, banking and offshore/international business law. Ms. Merchant has practised law in The Federation for 12 years, having graduated from the University of the West Indies with a Bachelor of Laws Degree with Upper Second Class Honours in 2010 and from the Queen Mary University of London in 2015 with a Master of Laws Degree. She is a member of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and The Commonwealth Lawyers Association. She currently serves as President of the St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association.

About The St. Kitts Nevis Anguilla Trading and Development Company Limited (TDC)

TDC is the parent entity of several diversified companies. It was incorporated in 1973, having acquired the trading and other assets of J. W. Thurston and Company Limited and H. F. Wildy and Company Limited. The TDC Group of Companies is currently involved in retail, financial services, shipping, real estate and travel services.

Roseau, Dominica: Regional paint manufacturer and retailer, Harris Paints, has reinvented the way they make paint. An advanced new patent-pending paint system and colour platform has been launched around the Region, most recently in Anguilla, St Vincent, Grenada, St Lucia, Dominica and St Kitts and Nevis – which produces brand’s best ever product performance.

This new proprietary platform, called Quantum i12 Technology, is good news for local decorators and contractors alike. As a result of this latest innovation, Harris Paints attests to bolder, brighter colours which cover in fewer coats, and have been independently proven to result in exceptional long-lasting exterior fade resistance, especially in shades typically most vulnerable to the sun, such as reds and oranges.

What is more, with this new tech, potential supply issues should be vastly reduced. Colour Technology Manager for Harris Paints, Don Gooding explained, “the new system allows store staff to tint any colour from any brand using just one base. This is virtually unheard of in the industry, where most paint stores operate on a traditional tint system that requires at least four (4) bases to ensure they can tint the colour that customers want. This often results in colours being unavailable when stocks of a particular base run out, or in bad matches from trying to force a colour into an available base. Our platform reimagines and simplifies the whole paint process and in the end the customer benefits from these new efficiencies”.

The new tint system that is reshaping the paint experience, both in front of and behind paint counters around the region, first became a key initiative for Harris in 2018. It brings together engineering, chemistry, colour science, pigments and special formulations to produce better than ever colour results for customers.

Tinters across the region have been impressed with their system and the specialized new tint machines from Italy that are used, giving rave reviews for their ease of operation and reliability. Naturally there can be some doubts as first. Lead Tinter, Leslie Warner from TDC in St Kitts, expressed he was nervous that pastel colours might come out too light, but after seeing how the whole system worked, he was very pleased with results.

Harris Paints worked closely alongside several international partners to harness and adapt emerging technologies to develop the superior, new colour system that is applied from factory to in-store environments. The research and development team was led by Vice President of Technical Services and Innovation, Charles Kirton who has been the man behind Harris Paints formulations for 40 years. Kirton was the first to see the opportunity and has been credited with an international patent for creating a formulation key to the colour process.

Innovation is not new to Harris Paints. The brand, which is celebrating over 50 years of coating the Caribbean, has been a leading authority in emulsion technology introducing at least a dozen ground-breaking product innovations across the region over the years.

“At Harris innovation is in our DNA” claims CEO Kenyon. “In our 50th year, it’s tremendous to both celebrate all that has been accomplished and to look forward to an exciting future based on this new colour technology platform. It delivers such significant benefits we expect it will likely lead to a significant step change in the future of the industry.

The first of the next generation one-base products currently available from leading dealers are Harris Paints’ top sellers and high-quality emulsions: Ulttima Plus Flat, Satin and Porch & Patio paints.

Consumers and contractors around the Region that may not traditionally be Harris users are encouraged to try the paints from this new system for themselves and see the difference that Quantum i12 is making in terms of real-life performance.

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, August 1, 2023 – Dedication, meritorious service, and outstanding achievements were celebrated at the elegant TDC Staff Awards Gala, held under its 50th anniversary theme, “Your Neighbour, Your Partner, Your Future” at the St. Kitts Marriot Resort, on Saturday 29 July 2023.

The impressive formal standalone activity was attended by over four hundred staff from across the company and saw the presentation of awards to one hundred and twenty-five (125) employees for five (5) to fifty (50) years of dedicated service.

In keeping with TDC’s mandate to put employees first, staff also got an opportunity to nominate their peers for the Impact Awards, while the Employee of the Year Awards, named in honour of former and current employees, were nominated by Management. One hundred and nine (109) nominees were received for the Impact Awards and fifty-three (53) for the Employee of the Year Awards.

The winners of the Impact Award were as follows:

Rising Star, Nikeisha Howe, TDC Group Purchasing Department

Making A Difference in Our Community, Dominic Matthew, Client Relations and Marketing Department

Going Beyond the Call of Duty, Francisco Benjamin, TDC Airline Services Limited

Punctuality and Attendance Award, Octavia Caines, TDC Home and Building Depot (St. Kitts)

The winners of the Employee of the Year Award were:

Jacques A Cramer Employee of The Year

Winner Fernando ‘T.C.’ Greene, TDC Home and Building Depot (St. Kitts)

Runner Up Trecia Pemberton-Browne, Human Resource Officer, Human Resources Department

D. Michael Morton Employee of The Year Award for Sales Excellence

Winner Ira Bertie, Project and Field Officer, TDC Home and Building Depot (Nevis)

Runner Up Janell Dias-Jones, TDC Insurance Company Limited (St. Kitts)

Barbara Farrell Memorial Employee of the Year Award for Service Excellence

Winner Dominic Matthew, Marketing Assistant, Client Relations and Marketing Department

Runner Up Natasha Bristol, Head Cashier, TDC Home and Building Depot (Nevis)

Three (3) employees, Duan Belle (Enterprise Risk), Atisha Byron (TDC Insurance Company Limited) and Wayne Woodley (TDC Financial Services Company Limited) were rewarded for their contribution to the introduction of new initiatives in their respective departments that would increase productivity and efficiency.

Consistent with TDC’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, former TDC Chairman and now Board Director, Mr. D. Michael Morton CBE, JP was recognized for his fifty (50) years of sterling stewardship.

The all-inclusive TDC event featured Warren C Tyson Memorial Alumni Scholars, Mr. Crios Freeman, Techelle McClean, the host and hostess, and Wesleyan Holiness Pastor Reverend Renicia Huggins, who delivered an inspiring keynote address, reminding staff of the importance of corporate and family values.

Everyone was in high spirits throughout the night where staff won giveaways and prizes, and participated in the cultural presentations from EBJ Harmonics, the Okolo Tegremantine Dance Theatre, and Sylvester’s Masquerades, and musical entertainment by D J Wett Dutt and the New Horizons Band.

Picture – Mr. Earle Kelly, TDC Chairman/CEO presenting Mr. Fernando ‘T.C.’ Greene of the TDC Home and Building Depot (St. Kitts) with the Jacques A Cramer Employee of the Year Award at the TDC Staff Golden Gala

About The St. Kitts Nevis Anguilla Trading and Development Company Limited (TDC)

TDC is the parent entity of several diversified companies. It was incorporated in 1973, having acquired the trading and other assets of J. W. Thurston and Company Limited and H. F. Wildy and Company Limited. The TDC Group of Companies is currently involved in retail, financial services, shipping, real estate and travel services.

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Contractors, architects, engineers, and property managers for across St. Kitts participated in “Building Better and Stronger Structures Seminar, jointly organized by the TDC Home and Building Depots in partnership with the Barbados based, Structural Systems Limited.

The two-hour session that also included staff from the retail store, was facilitated by a three-member team that comprised Mr. Nick Branson, Sales, and Estimating Manager/Director, Rakina King, Estimator at Structural Systems Limited and Nasiyr Harper, BRC West Indies Sales and Marketing Manager.

The highly interactive presentations focused primarily on Building with a Caribbean and Climate Smart Mindset from the Ground Up, 21st Technology Construction, and Building Structures that Last A Lifetime.

Participants used the open forum to share their own professional experiences with the experts and sought advice on building design, construction costs, the impact of technology on construction, and hurricane resilient structures.

The seminar forms part of the company’s Eduseries Programme, which is a series of product development and training workshops specifically designed to enhance customer experiences.

Picture – Attendees listening to Mr. Nick Branson, Sales and Estimating Manager/Director at the Barbados based Structural Systems Limited