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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.


In celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations and World Food Day, the Department of Agriculture et al has recognized the TDC Home and Building Depots with a Food Heroes Award.

The accolade represents the companies’ ongoing efforts to actively support the local farming community by providing a wide range of agricultural inputs, technical assistance, training, and the annual Farmers Appreciation Month Sales Event.

According to the FAO website, “behind our food, there is always someone who produced, planted, harvested, fished or transported it. We take the opportunity to thank these #FoodHeroes who, no matter the circumstances, continue to provide food to their communities and beyond helping to grow, nourish and sustain our world.”

The presentation took place on Thursday 15th October 2020, at the Department of Agriculture’s conference room, as one of the activities to mark the celebration of World Food Day.

Picture: Ms. Nardine Nisbett-Browne, Senior Agro Sales Associate assisting a customer at the TDC Home and Building Depot in St. Kitts


Following the successes of its Shop and Share initiative, the TDC Business Centre and City Drug Store (Nevis) Limited have launched its school-based outreach programme.

Customers and clients can now purchase of a wide variety of school essentials (exercise books, backpacks, paper, crayons, scissors, pencils, pens, glue, markers, folders, erasers, as well as, arts and crafts supplies, etc.) and place them in specially constructed Yellow School Buses that are conveniently parked at the Point of Sale counters in the stores.

In exchange for their contribution, they will receive a ten percent (10) shoppers’ coupon towards their next purchase as a token of appreciation to the worthwhile cause.

At the end of each month until September, the educational materials will be sorted by staff and distributed to several children across the Federation based on their need with the aim of helping them to achieve success in the classroom.

Shop and Share started in 2015 and forms part of the annual Back to School promotional drive. It complements the TDC Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility activities which are specifically geared towards encouraging academic excellence.


The TDC Home and Building Depots has launched its curbside pickup and delivery service to meet the current needs of the public.

To access the service, customers can now place their order/s via what’s app number 662 8945  (St. Kitts) or 662 8949 (Nevis) or email hbd.orders@tdcgroupltd.com in St. Kitts or hbdnev.orders@tdcgroupltd.com in Nevis. A customer service agent from the store will contact customers to verify their requests, confirm quotations, and provide the link to TDC online payment platform to make purchases via credit or debit card. Once the transaction is completed, an email or what’s app message will be sent with a designated pick up or delivery time for the goods.

This additional offer now gives customers flexible access to a wide range of products to choose what they want, when they want it, and how they get it with the call and collect option.

 

 


As the COVID-19 global situation evolves, the TDC Group of Companies has taken steps to safeguard its staff and customers, by implementing a series of measures to educate and protect patrons at its respective businesses.

These measures were immediately put in place following a recent presentation to the management team by Dr. Hazel Laws, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Mr. Abdias Samuel, Head of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on the pandemic.

At strategic points across the Company, several hand sanitization stations have been set up, along with bold signage under the caption Hero Habits, offering simple and helpful guidelines from industry experts.

On its social media channels, information is posted about actions that should be taken to help prevent the contraction and spreading of the disease and will be revised as updates from the health authorities become available.

To ensure customers’ and employees’ safety you are reminded to maintain “social distance”, i.e., up to six feet. In addition, payments by credit and debit cards and the use of online payment platforms, instead of cash, are encouraged.

These actions are in addition to the deep cleaning processes already in place which pays special attention to frequently touched surfaces, such as, shopping carts, shelves, light switches, doorknobs, POS systems, registers, counters, etc. There is a heightened awareness about hand hygiene and all staff are encouraged to wash their hands thoroughly and often and to wear gloves, where practicable.

An Emergency Response Team has been established to evaluate and respond, in real time, as part of the proactive approach to tend to the needs of the staff and customers, if needed.

These steps form part of the company’s ongoing commitment to balance exceptional service, while keeping everyone healthy.

 

Picture: TDC Customer reading COVID-19 Guidelines at the TDC Home and Building Depot


Amid increasing cases of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) and its impact, the TDC Group of Companies has taken swift action to further discuss and address the illness in the workplace.

The executive directors and management team participated in an informational presentation about the epidemic, on Tuesday 3rd March 2020, which was facilitated by Dr. Hazel Laws, the Chief Medical Officer and Mr. Abdias Samuel, National Emergency and Disaster Management Agency (NEMA) Coordinator, who spoke extensively on the matter, providing accurate information, as well as, practical advice on how to deal with the infection.

The open forum included a question and answer session, where the leadership gained firsthand knowledge from the ‘experts’ who shared their concerns following reports that the virus had now reached the shores of neighbouring islands in the Caribbean region.

Immediately following the activity, a company wide plan is now in place to educate all staff, offering simple and useful guidelines on how to better safeguard themselves.

The approach forms part of an ongoing in-house human resource and health programme designed to equip employees with the understanding and skills that promote general well being and productivity.

Picture – Dr. Hazel Laws, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) making her presentation the Corona Virus (COVID-19) to the TDC Group Management Team


The TDC Group of Companies is pleased to announce the introduction of its DHL Express Delivery Service from Monday 2nd March 2020, in downtown Basseterre.

With the addition of this new location, customers and clients will now be able to have their documents processed at the DHL counter in the TDC Business Centre on Central Street.

It will provide a more practical and convenient option, along with the usual fast processing, value and service for patrons to have their documents delivered anywhere in the world.

This Courier Centre will operate from Monday to Friday at 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. offering same day shipping for documents received by midday.

This new service complements the expansion of product and service offerings to better meet the growing demands of the local marketplace.

Picture: Mr. Akeem Freeman, TDC Customer Service Representative accepting a DHL package from a customer at the DHL Express Counter in the TDC Business Centre on Central Street in Basseterre


The TDC Group of Companies wishes to advise its valued customers and clients that the TDC Automotive Division in St. Kitts will be closed for stock taking on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th January 2020.

The stores will open on Monday 27th January 2020 at the usual business hours.

Any inconvenience caused is regretted.

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