The TDC Group of Companies congratulates Mr. Steve Farier, General Manager, TDC Financial Services Company Limited, on his appointment as President of the Bankers and Financial Services Association of St. Kitts and Nevis.

He brings to the post a wealth of knowledge, with over fifteen (15) years of experience, having succeeded Mr. Chad Allen, Manager (St. Kitts Operations) of The Bank of Nevis, (formally Royal Bank of Canada).

Mr. Farier holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Financial Analysis and Fund Management from the University of Exeter (UK) and is a Certified Residential Underwriter (CRU),as well as, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

According to Mr. Farier, “It is with tremendous gratitude that I accept this new challenge. The BFSA aims to preserve a sound banking system by increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of banking services within St. Kitts and Nevis. We all know the crucial role that financial institutions play in our everyday personal and business lives. Hence, by promoting the general welfare and usefulness of banking, the BFSA acts as the primary outside resource for its members in accomplishing their goals and objectives.”

We wish Mr. Farier continued success in his endeavours, as he continues to make his contribution to advancement of the financial services sector in the Federation and the wider Caribbean region.

The BFSA is comprised of representatives from each of the following financial institutions: TDC Financial Services Company Ltd, St. Kitts Nevis-Anguilla National Bank Ltd, The Bank of Nevis Ltd, Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis Ltd., Republic Bank (EC) Ltd., and CIBC First Caribbean International Bank.

Picture –  Mr. Steve Farier, General Manager, TDC Financial Services Company Limited


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 Digital Marketing Officer at the Client Relations and Marketing Department, Fort Street, St. Kitts.

Position Summary

The Digital Marketing Officer will assist in the planning, execution, and optimization of online marketing efforts. The position holder will also plan and carry out direct marketing and sales activities, to maintain and develop sales for the TDC Group and its subsidiaries.

Essential Duties

  •  Create digital marketing campaigns for online channels
  •  Plan and execute all digital marketing
  •  Collaborate with internal and external partners
  •  Measure and report performance of all digital marketing campaigns, and assess against goals (ROI and KPIs)
  •  Assist in the formulation of strategies and provide creative ideas for content marketing
  •  Plan and monitor the ongoing company presence on social media
  •  Launch optimized online advertisements to increase company and brand awareness
  •  Ensure brand consistency in marketing and social media messages by working with various company departments

Qualifications and Experience

  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or relevant field will be plus
  •  Proven experience in Digital Marketing role or similar
  •  Certifications in Digital Marketing

Requirements

  • Excellent understanding of digital marketing concepts and best practices
  • Excellent creative content writing
  • Analytical mindset and critical thinking
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Creative, pays attention to details, and can work with minimal supervision

Applications may be sent to the following address on or before 30 April 2021:

Please forward applications with reference or subject line indicating “Digital Marketing Officer” 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 part of its COVID19 response agenda, the executive and management team of the TDC Group of Companies has taken another proactive step towards educating its staff about the COVID19 vaccination programme presently ongoing in the Federation.

On Thursday 1st April 2021, by invitation, Mrs Latoya Matthew-Duncan, Nutrition Surveillance Coordinator, in the Health Promotion Unit of Ministry of Health, made an informative presentation to a wide cross section of the staff at the TDC Training Room on Fort Street in Basseterre.

Immediately following the well-received session, a Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic led by Nurse Williams-Campbell from Community Health Services and supported by her team, Nurses Warner, Bussue and Hodge to administer the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.

The first dose was administered to Mr. Earle Kelly, Group Chairman, followed by senior managers and other staff who willingly volunteered to receive their jab to protect themselves from contracting the deadly disease.

According to Mr. Kelly, “the COVID-19 vaccination program, like all similar programs in the past is very important to ensure the protection and long-term health and well-being of our staff, customers, and by extension their families.”

He further added, “We have strongly encouraged all our staff to take full advantage of the opportunity to attend today’s session. TDC continues to play our part in achieving the seventy percent (70%) target, in the short term, to return to normalcy and re-open the economy fully.”

The staff in attendance praised the timely initiative and many are eagerly looking forward to receiving their second dose in the coming weeks.

A similar session is already being organized for the staff on Nevis in partnership with the Health Promotion Unit (HPU).

Picture – Mr. Earle Kelly, TDC Group Chairman/CEO poses with his COVID19 Vaccination Card after receiving his Oxford Astra Zeneca COVID19 Vaccination

 

 


As part of their ongoing support for the local farming community, the TDC Home and Building Depots in St. Kitts and Nevis will host their annual Farmers Markets on Saturday 27th March 2021.

The mini marketplace will be open to customers who patronise the stores on the Frigate Bay Road in Basseterre or at Pinney’s Industrial Estate in Charlestown to purchase a wide variety of fresh farm produce and ornamental plants, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The activity forms part of the companies’ Farmers’ Appreciation Month initiative and is designed to reward and show solidarity with the farming fraternity, with an emphasis on promoting the ‘eat local’ message, food security, and import substitution.

Complementing the outdoor activity will be the on-going discount sale on lawn and garden supplies, including seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, and equipment for not only bona fide farmers but for all persons involved in 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 better meet and serve their needs.


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 Officer at the TDC Enterprise Risk Management Department, Fort Street, St. Kitts.

Position Summary

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing support to the Enterprise Risk Manager in the implementation of risk management processes and procedures. The successful candidate will also champion the importance of Enterprise Risk Management in the organization and be assigned to any subsidiary or department within the TDC Group of Companies.

Essential Duties

  • Participate in the training of staff on Enterprise Risk Management by developing suitable training materials based on Company policy and procedure
  • Support the implementation of risk management concepts and processes in line with the Enterprise Risk Management policy and process guidelines
  • Prepare and maintain accurate reports on risk assessments, research and monitoring activities conducted
  • Explain different types of risks and possible responses to their treatment to stakeholders
  • Build productive relationships with stakeholders through effective communication and consultation

Qualification and Experience

  •  Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting/Business/ Finance or a related field
  • Risk Certification and/or training in ISO 31000 guidelines would be an asset
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in compliance, risk management, audit or a related field

Requirements

  •  Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Ability to multi-task, organize and work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Exercise sound and independent judgment
  • Work independently as well as in a team
  • Keen attention to detail and methodical in approach

Applications may be sent to the following address on or before 17th April 2021:

Please forward applications with reference or subject line indicating “Officer” 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

 

 


Basseterre, St Kitts: Sagicor celebrated its coveted milestone of 160 years of business operation in St Kitts and Nevis, and the 12th anniversary of its Strategic Alliance as an Agency with Federation business leader, St. Kitts-Nevis Trading and Development Company Ltd (TDC) on Tuesday 9th March.

It was a day of high spirits and true camaraderie at the well decorated office of the Agency, and in the afternoon, the entire team stopped for a moment of celebration, punctuated with cake cutting, toasts to the occasion and short speeches by Principal Representative Nicolas Menon, Marlene Chin, Assistant Vice-President, Marketing and Donald Austin, Chief Executive Officer, Sagicor Life (Eastern Caribbean) Inc (SLECI).

The team of 19 Sales Representatives, 13 Administrative team members and two Sales Associates is currently led in St Kitts and Nevis by Denrick Connor, Agency Manager and Cleone Moore, Administrative Manager. The Strategic Alliance with TDC is strong with Nicolas Menon as Principal Representative. The team is supported by Sagicor’s relevant departments in the Eastern Caribbean and Barbados. This support structure has ensured that the Agency has become the Insurance Company with the leading market share as it relates to Life Insurance business within the Federation.

Donald Austin, Chief Executive Officer for SLECI, called into the celebration via Zoom and said, “I am delighted that I am able to join you via Zoom for this special celebration this afternoon. It is a testimony to how technologically driven we have become within this company. We continue to be thankful and grateful for those of your countrymen who have placed their confidence and their finances in our hands from 1861 and to those who continue to do so to this day.”

Austin continued, “Currently we are experiencing one of our most successful periods with Nicolas Menon as Principal Representative. Under his astute stewardship, this Agency has been recognized as the leading Business Unit across the entire Eastern Caribbean Region on two occasions – in 2016 and again in 2018. I have no doubt you can do it again. I am especially grateful to you for your commitment to Sagicor’s continued success during the past years and as we move forward into the future. This hasn’t been an easy time. While your country has benefitted from strict pandemic containment measures having been “locked down” only for an initial period from March to May in 2020, it has certainly not been business as usual.”

Mr. Menon, who was also present for the celebration, contributed high praise for the team, saying, “It’s has been an absolute pleasure to work with this team for the past 12 years in a spirit of excellence, camaraderie and competition. While TDC’s partnership with Sagicor started back in 1988 to 1992 initially, this past 12 years has been noteworthy as we have seen significant Agency growth from 2009 to 2021. We have become well known as a great Corporate Citizen in St Kitts and Nevis giving back to the local community by contributing to education, youth development, and sports via significant sponsorships and donations. Most recently, we provided monetary contributions to our Health Care and Frontline Heroes to ensure that they are protected as we battle this deadly pandemic. I look forward to working with this team as we continue to raise the bar of insurance sales, not only in in St Kitts and Nevis, but also across the Caribbean.”

Sagicor’s business in St Kitts and Nevis is administered by TDC which owns the Agency. However, the Agency is part of the Sagicor family via Sagicor Life (Eastern Caribbean) Inc (SLECI) which is headquartered in St Lucia. On January 1st, 1861, Sagicor opened for business in St Kitts and Nevis, the fourth country expanded into following the launch of the Barbados Mutual Life Assurance Society in 1840 in Barbados.

EPIC TIMES: The Sagicor team shares a winning moment at Sagicor’s Eastern Caribbean Annual Awards ceremony in 2019 in Antigua and Barbuda, where they were adjudged the leading business unit for 2018 across the EC markets.

About Sagicor Life (Eastern Caribbean) Inc

Sagicor is a leading financial services provider in the Caribbean region, with 180-years of history, and has a growing presence as a provider of life insurance products in the United States. Sagicor offers a wide range of products and services, including life, health, and general insurance, banking, pensions, annuities and real estate. Sagicor’s registered office is located at Clarendon House, 2 Church Street, Hamilton, HM 11, Bermuda with its principal office located at Cecil F De Caires Building, Wildey, St Michael, Barbados. Sagicor Life Eastern Caribbean Inc. (SLECI) is a subsidiary of the Sagicor Financial Corporation with registered offices in St Lucia.

Additional information about Sagicor can be obtained by visiting www.sagicor.com

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Keisha Humphrey: Manager – Marketing and Communications

Office – 1.246.467.5184  Email –  Keisha_Humphrey@sagicor.com

Sagicor Financial Centre, Cecil F. De Caires Building, Wildey, St. Michael, BB15096, Barbados


The TDC Group of Companies has broken ground on its newest real estate development project at Dewars Estate on St. Kitts.

On Tuesday 22nd December 2020, at a ceremony to mark the commencement of the endeavour, The Residences at Dewars. Situated on 5.6 acres of landscaped perfection with a foot green area, it boasts spectacular panoramic, unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea, the South East Peninsular, the sister island of Nevis and the allure of Mount Liamuiga.

The thirty (30) homes are designed with contemporary styles offering impeccable workmanship, comfortably blending modern conveniences with the historic charm of surrounding Buckley’s and Dewars Estate environment.

The two, three, and four-bedroom homes are available in eight (8) models ranging in size from 1525 to 1551 square feet and all units will be constructed and sold with amenities that include hand-crafted kitchens, laundry room, water storage facilities, among others, including optional extras for homeowners.

According to Mr. Earle Kelly, TDC Group Chairman, “this project is very important to TDC.  Following our discussions with the Government in 2017, we finalized our agreement in 2018. To date, we have already put in the necessary infrastructure that includes, water distribution systems, fiber optics for telephone, cable television and internet, roadways, the land purchase and paid the relevant taxes and respective home designs at a cost of EC$3.3 million dollars to develop this beautiful site.”

He also added, “this project is part of the Group’s corporate strategy, where the company will engage a wide range of our businesses; the TDC Home and Building Depot, St. Kitts Masonry Products, TDC Insurance Company Limited and TDC Financial Services Company, by leveraging the synergies that exist within the Group. The economic impact of course will be tremendous, where we estimate the cost of completing this project will be around EC$16 million dollars and over the life of the project to employ local professionals, labourers, plumbers, electricians, etc. to create and maintain jobs within the Federation.”

Dr. Timothy Harris, the Prime Minister also addressed the gathering, and spoke of his confidence in the TDC Group to continue to play its part in the nation building process.

“Today is a wonderful day, in fact I see it some ways this is TDC’s Christmas gift to the people of St. Kitts and Nevis.  I want to commend TDC, because it has been a dynamic group of companies that has always been looking for opportunities, seizing them, and advancing the quality of life in St. Kitts and Nevis.  The market of housing at this time is great and the government wants to focus on the lower income and lower middle-income market in providing affordable houses and we want the private sector to partner with the government to facilitate the housing demands in our country.”

“I want to really commend the interest, the zeal, the mode of expansion that the TDC Group is displaying. Clearly, we need that if we are to build back a more resilient country after the continuing negative impact of the COVID19 pandemic. Construction is the lead growth driver in St. Kitts and Nevis, and this gives you a sense of the wide cross section of sectors that will impacted by this project. The government will give our fullest support has already facilitated the infrastructural work for this project and offered special concessions through partnership. Congratulations to the TDC Group of Companies and may the company get more involved in all areas of social economic activities.”

With over thirty-five years of experience in the real estate and construction sector, the Group has successfully completed similar projects in Sandy Point, Frigate Bay, Conaree and Half Moon Bay.

The event was also attended by TDC Executive Directors and Senior Managers, Architects, Project Managers, Contractors, invited guests and the media.

Picture Mr. Earle Kelly, TDC Group Chairman/CEO and Dr. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis break ground at Dewars Estate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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 Chief Financial Accountant, Nevis at the TDC General Office, Pinney’s, Nevis.

The Chief Financial Accountant will be responsible for managing the day-to-day accounting functions including the preparation of Financial Statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards for various companies within the TDC Group.

The Chief Financial Accountant will at a minimum possess the following qualities and attributes:

Qualifications and Experience

  • At minimum, a First degree in Accounting.
  • CPA, ACCA or other professional accounting designation
  • At least 5 years experience preparing financial statements
  • At least 5 years supervisory or managerial experience
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel
  • Previous experience in using Accounting Software

Skills Requirements

  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and IFRS
  • Excellent written and strong communication skills
  • Ability to train others on technical aspects of Accounting
  • Methodical in approach, solves problems and achieves results
  • Demonstrates good judgement, pays attention to detail, meets deadlines
  • Possess leadership capabilities
  • Able to work independently or as a member of a team

Applications may be sent to the following address on or before 26 February 2021.

The Manager, TDC Human Resources Department, P. O. Box 142, Fort Street, Basseterre, St. Kitts

Tel: 869-465-2511 ext. 1178/1370/1723 │ Fax: 869-466-8803

Email: recruitment@tdcgroupltd.com

 


Shopping online at retail stores and getting items shipped to the Federation is now more easier and accessible with www.tdcairbox.com courier service.

The new affordable service from the TDC Group comes with a free sign up via a user-friendly portal, a free freight forwarding address, access to a free downloadable app, free consolidation options, real time package tracking, invoice uploads, estimated rate tracker, and online payment platform for processing transactions.

The TDC Airbox offices are located are at the C A Paul Southwell Industrial Site in St. Kitts and Pinney’s Industrial Estate on Nevis are also equipped with free in house WI-FI to further enhance the customer service experience.

This addition to the Group’s portfolio of services complements the existing offerings that are specifically tailored to meet the growing and changing demands of the local marketplace.