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
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.