Often property owners think their properties are fully covered in the event of a hurricane but forget about the “Average Clause” and how it can affect the funds received in the event of a claim.

Average Clause states, the policy owner should bear a portion of the loss if the asset is insured for less than the actual replacement value.  So, in simpler terms, if your property is underinsured, and in the event of a loss the amount paid will only be a percentage of the claim.

Don’t worry, you can prevent this by following these precautionary measures;

  • Check with your insurance agent to ensure yearly adjustments to your premium reflects the cost of inflation and the overall value of your property
  • Reevaluate your property to be sure that you are insuring for the correct value
  • Take an inventory of the contents in your home including new valuables you may have

If after you have taken the precautionary measure you realize that your sums insured are not adequate, then contact us at 4652511 (St. Kitts) or 4695430 (Nevis) today! Ensure your property is adequately insured…remember once a loss happens, it will be too late!


Each year the St. Kitts Nevis Fire and Rescue Services hosts an annual summer safety program in the month of July educating children from the age groups 5- 12 years old from various primary schools throughout the Federation.

The theme this year was “Building for a Safer Tomorrow by Preparing our Children Today”. Under this theme, the children were taught lessons in fire safety, traffic safety, water safety, disaster preparedness and crime and violence.

Upon completion of the program it is customary to award the Junior Fire Chief and the Junior Deputy Fire Chief. “The children were graded by answering questions about the camp, and re-enacting taught actions like the drop, stop & roll, emergency calls and what to do in an emergency”. -Leroy Caines, Assistance Coordinator

TDC Insurance company donated back to school packages to the top performers. “It is with pleasure that TDC Insurance gives back to this endeavor. We are always happy to help in programs where the importance of safety and disaster preparedness is taught.”- Evon Rogers TDC Insurance Company General Manager

The St. Kitts Nevis Fire and Rescue Services expressed its heartfelt thanks for this donation.


As the Federation’s authorized dealer for Toyota vehicles, the TDC Automotive Divisions continue to place emphasis on customer safety following the announcement of a Takata Air Bag recall on selected models.

The affected vehicles are equipped with a Takata-produced front airbag, which could potentially be susceptible to deploy abnormally in a crash.

These airbags have inflators that can rupture during deployment and may pose a greater risk when exposed to prolonged hot and humid conditions causing serious injury or even death.

If your Toyota vehicle falls within the following model range, please contact the TDC Automotive Division in St. Kitts or Nevis, who will advise you if the recall is applicable to your vehicle:

  • Toyota RAV4                        2003 to 2005 Models
  • Toyota Corolla                      2003 to 2013 Models
  • Toyota Yaris/Belta                2006 to 2012 Models
  • Toyota 4Runner                   2013 to 2016 Models

Our in-house Toyota Service Advisor will schedule an appointment to perform this FREE repair.

Additional information can also be requested via telephone at 465 2511 (St. Kitts) or 469 5430 (Nevis) or email address, garage@tdcgroupltd.com.


 With the start of the new school year just around the corner, the TDC Business Centre and City Drug Store (Nevis) Limited are playing their part in helping young persons across the Federation to get the essentials needed to achieve success in the classroom.

Through its Shop and Share initiative, which started in 2014, the public is encouraged to make contributions by purchasing school supplies, stationery, and art and crafts materials towards the charitable cause.

The items bought are then placed in the ‘Yellow School Buses’, which are conveniently parked at the Point of Sale Counters until Saturday 14th September 2019, after which all the items will be presented to the beneficiaries.

For their support, patrons are rewarded with a discount coupon that is redeemable on their next purchase made at any of the two (2) participating retail stores.

The Shop and Share initiative is part of an annual ‘Back to School’ campaign, where customers are given huge discounts on laptop and desktop computers, printers, and school bundles and accessories.

Picture – Female shopper places her donation to the Shop and Share Initiative in the Yellow School Bus at the TDC Business Centre on Central Street in Basseterre


Are you passionate, hardworking, innovative, experienced and currently seeking an opportunity to demonstrate your culinary skills?

The TDC Group, is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified candidate, to fill the position of Senior Sous Chef at our Ocean Terrace Inn Ltd. (OTI), located at Fortlands, Basseterre. The successful candidate will assist with the management of food production at OTI’s two restaurants, the Verandah and Fisherman’s Wharf.

 

Interested candidates are required to possess the following:

 

  • Qualifications as a Chef from a reputable institution
  • Minimum of 5 years working experience in a senior position
  • Pays strict attention to food quality, taste and presentation
  • An ability to direct, teach and coach kitchen staff
  • An ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in creating menus and pricing food
  • Experience in ordering and monitoring supplies
  • HACCP standards for kitchen cleanliness and maintenance
  • An ability to effectively work in a team setting

 

Send applications to:

 

The Manager

TDC Group Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 142, Fort Street

Basseterre, St. Kitts

Or

Email: recruitment@tdcgroupltd.com

Position will remain open until filled

Remuneration commensurate with skills and experience


The TDC Drinks Depot will be extending its operating hours to accommodate the needs of our customers during the Nevis Culturama Season. Please see the extended opening hours below;

 

Saturday 3rd August –      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sunday 4th August –          9:00 am – 11:00 am

Tuesday 6th August –        9:00 am – 11:00 am

 

We will revert to our normal opening hours on Wednesday 8th August 2019.

For enquires contact us at (869) 469-5282.


The Charles E. Mills Secondary School and the Charlestown Primary School have each won a brand-new Lenovo Think Centre desktop computer in the TDC Business Centre/CDS (Nevis) Limited ‘Rep Your School’ Competition.

The sales and promotional activity which ran from 1st thru 31st March 2019, was open to all patrons who bought products or services at a minimum of fifty dollars (EC$50.00) or more to qualify for a chance to vote for their favourite secondary school on St. Kitts and primary school on Nevis.

After making their respective purchases, customers were given a ballot at the Point of Sale Counters to cast their vote for their learning institution of choice and deposit their entries in specially marked boxes at the retail stores.

At the end of the thirty-day campaign, the two schools received the most votes from among over fifty ballots cast, after which the schools were notified of their good fortune.

The managers then made arrangements to visit the schools recently and presented the start of the art equipment valued three thousand one hundred and seventy-five dollars (EC$3175) during the morning assembly sessions, in the presence of the students, teachers and auxiliary staff.

The contest was first held in 2017 and forms part of the TDC Group’s ongoing customer engagement programme that is designed to further interact and share experiences, while fostering brand growth and building loyalty.

 

Photo: Mr. Evris Huggins, Manager, TDC Business Centre (St. Kitts) presenting a brand-new Lenovo ThinkPad Desktop Computer to students of the Charles E. Mills Secondary School during assembly.

Photo: Mr. Laughton Herbert, Manager, City Drug Store (Nevis) Limited presenting a brand-new Lenovo ThinkPad Desktop Computer to Ms. Latoya Jeffers, Principal and students.


St. Kitts Nevis Anguilla Trading and Development Company Limited (TDC) is a leading private sector company in St. Kitts and Nevis and is an equal employment opportunity employer. TDC is currently seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of Fifth Wheel Driver.

 

Summary

The successful candidate is to provide the required transportation services to our principal carriers, company departments, subsidiaries and third-party customers.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide the necessary transportation of goods in a timely and safe manner
  • Employee is required to sit in an upright position for very long hours

Qualification and Experience:

  • A valid (C) Driver’s license
  • 25 years or older
  • Ability to read and write
  • At least 5 years of experience driving/hauling containers or the like

Requirements:

  • Effective motor driving skills
  • Excellent Customer Service Skills
  • Willingness to understand rules and follow instructions
  • Good Time Management Skills
  • Courteous
  • Patient

Applications may be sent to the following address on or before 31st May, 2019:

Please forward applications with reference or subject line indicating “Fifth Wheel Driver” to:

 

The Manager

TDC Human Resources Department

P. O. Box 142

Fort Street

Basseterre, St. Kitts

Tel: 869-465-2511 ext. 1178 │ Fax: 869-466-8803

Email: recruitment@tdcgroupltd.com


As the preparations continue for the staging of the sixty-first annual 4 H Aquatic Sports Meet on Easter Monday, the TDC Group of Companies has once again pledged its support to ensure that this year’s event is a success.

In a brief presentation ceremony held at the company’s head office on Wednesday 17th April, Mr. Winston ‘Zack’ Nisbett, the Event Coordinator, was presented with a variety gifts and tokens, which will be presented to the respective winners in this year’s competition.

According to Mr. Nisbett, “TDC’s contribution is very much appreciated.  In fact, TDC has become one of our longstanding partners over the years, and for that we are very grateful.  Thank You.”

He further added, “having TDC on board shows that they understand the value of preserving our culture and giving back to the community in a meaningful way.”

As part of its corporate social responsibility agenda, TDC continues to support several programmes that further promote historical and cultural preservation across several communities in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Some of these include the History and Heritage Week, The St. Christopher National Trust Heroes Day Excursion, the Nevis Artisan Village, and Culturama.

Photo Caption: Mr. Winston ‘Zack’ Nisbett, Event Coordinator receiving TDC’s Annual Contribution from Ms. Donielle Estridge, Junior Accounts Officer


With the Easter celebrations and Good Friday kite flying activities just around the corner, the TDC Home and Building Depot in St. Kitts is playing its part in making sure that the traditional art remains alive.

Twenty (20) children and their parents/guardians were on hand for the three (3) hour session facilitated by Mr. Curvis Jeffers.  The grand master of the art took participants on a historical journey, using original materials to make their own unique creations that would take to the skies on Good Friday.

Patrons also took the opportunity to learn, as they made their way through the store browsing or making purchases, with many expressing their delight and praising the activity.

The in-store workshop forms part of the company’s ongoing unique customer experience campaign that was started in 2018.  Plans are already afoot to have similar sessions for other TDC retail stores soon.

Picture: Mr Curvis Jeffers making a traditional kite with participants in the TDC Home and Building Depot Kite Making Activity