UNICOMER GROUP VOLUNTEERS PARTICIPATED IN THEIR SECOND VOLUNTEER WEEK TO BRING VALUE TO THE COMMUNITIES WHERE THEY OPERATE
Unicomer Group knows that working for a better world is the responsibility of all those who make up society. In this sense the group promotes the active participation of its employees in the development of their communities. On this occasion they carried out the Second Volunteer Week which seeks to improve the lives of thousands of people through different activities that will be taken on by volunteers.
This year the Volunteer Week consisted of one activity which was developed with the support of volunteers from Unicomer Dominica Group and other volunteers. They assisted with the revamping of the House of hope in Delices, with infrastructure works such as painting, improvements in roofs, kitchen cupboards, and plumbing, among others. With this work, the residents will benefit, and will be more comfortable. This activity was carried out last week from the 6th to 10th March.
"In Unicomer Group we recognize that we are all responsible for the wellbeing of our communities and that we can all contribute to improve living conditions so that everyone can live better”.
Volunteer Week is executed in the 24 countries where the Group operates, involving more than 1,500 volunteers, who work in the construction of houses, revitalization of schools and public spaces, improving the lives of thousands of people and creating social value for the communities.
Unicomer Group is concerned for the development of the communities and their employees, and with these volunteer projects it manages to impact the lives of its public in a positive way.
ABOUT UNICOMER GROUP
Unicomer Group was founded in 2000, when it acquired the retail operations in Central America of the Dutch multinational CETECO and is formed by several chain stores including Courts, which offer the consumer a wide selection of electronic products, appliances and furniture. After 17 years, Unicomer Group is consolidated as one of the most important Salvadoran corporations, with a presence in Central America, South America, the Caribbean and the United States.
Unicomer Group is a company that operates 24 countries from El Salvador, where the Salvadoran vision is present through its headquarters, with more than 15 thousand direct employees and offering its customers the most extensive and modern product line of the Home to credit. With the mind focused on its customers, Unicomer Group seeks to offer a range of added values to help you obtain credit for those looking to start a business. Therefore, it gives the opportunity to micro and small entrepreneurs offering them attractive financing plans that they could not obtain in traditional ways.
Social Responsibility is one of the priorities for Unicomer Group, developing programs and initiatives that contribute to improve the quality of life of its collaborators and communities, working opportunities that generate social, economic and environmental value. Social value is generated with programs that support education, such as infrastructure improvements, academic reinforcement programs, donation of desks, eye glasses, among others. In addition, they support the development of vulnerable populations with programs that contribute to ensuring a good quality of life. In economic value, they support the growth of Small and Medium sized businesses with programs that provide management tools to grow their business. In environmental value, it seeks to reduce the environmental footprint with programs of correct recycling of electrical and electronic waste.
Painting - Commercial Officer
Painting - Senior Manager and Staff members
Courts Optical Offer Winner
This offer was launched in conjunction with our Digital Promotion; it was dubbed “See yourself with an Alcatel tablet”.
Customers who purchased any Optical wear $499 and over for the duration of the promotion got a chance to win an Alcatel OneTouch Pixi3 Tablet. The draw was conducted and six lucky winners were selected. Congratulations to all our tablet winners.
Customers are encouraged to continue to shop at Courts, as one never knows when he/she can be the next winner. See in stores for on-going promotions and offers and how you can qualify as our next winner.
EIGHT DESIGNERS COMPETE FOR $2500 IN THE COURTS FASHIONISTA COMPETITION! WHO WILL IT BE???
Local and Regional furniture and electrical giants Courts has announced that twenty designers have been selected to participate in the company’s third annual “Courts Fashionista Competition”. The event will be held on Friday August 26th 2016 at Courts Roseau from 5pm; everyone is invited to be a part of this amazing Fashion event.
On August 6th 2016, the company announced that as part of its primary promotion for the month of August, local amateur and professional designers would be given an opportunity to create designs that would depict a piece of furniture featured at any of the company’s locations. Being in its third year, the call for designers was well received and the company acknowledged receipt of eight entries all with beautiful and intricate designs and equal chances of capturing this year’s crown. Due to the number of entries received, the company decided to promote the talents of the designers.
Courts Fashionista Finalists 2016!!!!!!!!
From Top to Bottom; Irma Williams, Avena Prince, Stanelle George, Esmeralda Joseph, Evan Balson, Bernadette Royer, Amanda Dejean, and Olivia Charles .
This year, the winner of the Courts Fashionista Competition will walk away with $2500 in cash amongst other prizes. The 1st Runner UP will walk away with $1000 and 2nd Runner Up will receive $500. All participants will be given tokens of appreciation for their participation. Courts, understanding the economic hardships being faced by a large number of Dominican, thought it necessary to provide the necessary financial assistance to all participants for the purpose of getting essential supplies needed to complete their designs. The participants will be judged on Creativity, Presentation, Originality, Similarity between sketch provided and actual design, Craftsmanship, Crowd response and biggest posse.
This year’s competition promises to be a bigger and better show! With an array of Dominicans top aspiring talented and creative designers; you don’t want to miss it!
WHIRLPOOL $8000 CASH WINNER
On the 2ND of April, 2016 Unicomer Dominica Limited Trading as Courts Dominica launched its six (6) weeks Appliance Challenge Promotion. Incorporated with the said promotion was A Whirlpool offer, where customers who purchased any Whirlpool appliance got a chance to win $8000 in cash. The draw was conducted at the end of the promotion and the lucky winner was Mrs. Pearl Fontaine Butler.
(Left to Right: Commercial Officer Rachel Samuel; Pearl Fontaine Butler; Customer Service Representative Andrina Toussaint )
On Wednesday the 25th of May, 2016 a team of staff members and Leroy “Wadix” Charles went to pleasantly interrupt our winner during a weekly radio program. Mrs. Butler appeared to be in shock but, was equally excited.
Unicomer (Dominica) Limited, Trading as Courts, Celebrates Volunteer Week 2016
Employees of Dominica’s leading retailer of the world’s best brands in Electronics and Furniture products, Courts, made time to volunteer their time and skills as part of activities surrounding the company’s “Volunteer Week 2016”.
The initiative which is being held for the first time by the super store was launched with the primary objective of mobilizing staff in every Country where they operate. Whilst the company is known and appreciated for their commitment to continue bringing value home, Courts sees this initiative as an avenue to strengthen relationships within the communities, improve employee commitment and retention as well as to reinforce the company’s corporate image.
The “construction of a home for a family of six members” was selected by the company for volunteer week 2016. The volunteers, whom included Unicomer employees and the Seeds of life Ministries from Paix Bouche, worked hand in hand to complete the selected projects at “Monkey Hill in Marigot, the actual location the construction is currently being erected and painted. Considering all the odds and the deplorable condition that this family lived in pushed this even further.
Volunteer Week 2016, was the platform that was necessary to give employees the space for them to use their time to benefit the community. This initiative coincides with the business’s strategic commitment to workplace volunteerism and civic engagement by offering outstanding services and programs.
The management and staff of Unicomer (Dominica) Limited trading as Courts, would like to extend sincere gratitude to the Seeds of Life Ministries, and other volunteers. The company would like to extend further gratitude to our employees who volunteered their time and skill in celebration of ‘Volunteer Week 2016”. Without your support, this initiative would not have been a success.
20 COURTS CUSTOMERS WILL WIN BIG THIS MAY!!!!!
Are you in need of a top of the line Appliance to compliment your kitchen????? At Courts, we have the world’s best brands for you to choose from….
From now until the 31st of May, any customer who makes a purchase of a Mabe Appliance will get a chance to win a “Phabulous Phablet”. The Mabe brand has been an essential component of the wide range of Appliances available for purchase at Courts. Known and appreciated for offering quality gas cookers, refrigerators and microwaves, The Mabe brand is a popular choice for valued Courts customers.
Shop today and with the purchase of any Mabe appliance, you can win an Alcatel PIXI 4 Phablet; 30 Courts customers will win! Plus, customers who purchase and qualify for Courts Ready Finance pay absolutely “Nothing for 60 Days”. Shop online at www.shopcourts.com or like us on Facebook at facebook.com/courts.
At Courts, Everyone is a winner!
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Hrishikesh Srinivasan is the New Courts OECS Reading Champion
Ten year old, St. Kitts and Nevis student, Hrishikesh Srinivasan, has won the seventh annual Courts OECS Schools Reading Competition. The competition which was held on March 3rd 2016 in Dominica saw national champions from Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines competing for a chance at walking away with $5000 cash for themselves and $5000 cash for their school.
The National Courts OECS Reading Competition Finalists were:
Arianna Mercier - St. Lucia,
Jazz Dias – Antigua
Shekinah Campbell – St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Hrishikesh Srinivasan – St. Kitts and Nevis
Madannah Auguiste – Dominica
Eden Otway - Grenada
“This year’s competition was a very keenly contested one and it shows that our students are getting better and better every year. This is why, we as judges will have to review the reading levels when selecting the material for the competition moving forward. This shows that the Courts Schools Reading Competition is indeed assisting in the fight against illiteracy in schools.” said Angella Mariatte – Head Judge.
Each student was given the same narrative to read and a different Country news piece at the competition. It is with great pride that we at Courts commend each National finalist for such a phenomenal and high level performance at the Courts OECS Schools Reading Competition. Although all the National finalists’ read remarkably well, it was Hrishikesh Srinivasan from St. Kitts and Nevis, with his impeccable reading abilities that captured the coveted title of “Courts OECS Reading Champion 2015” and $5000 cash for himself.
Walking away with the Second Runner Up trophy and $3000 cash was St. Vincent and the Grenadine’s very own, Shekinah Campbell.
Ms Jazz Dias from Antigua and Barbuda placed third and walked away with $2000 cash. All other participants received $1000 cash as a token of appreciation for their participation.
Courts will also be presenting each participant with a laptop for their participation in the competition… 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners each received a smartphone from Digicel and other equally amazing prizes from our valued partners.
The eighth annual Courts OECS Reading Competition finals will be held in St. Kitts in October this year where our reigning champion, Hrishikesh Srinivasan hails. Eight and nine year olds from across the OECS are encouraged to participate in the preliminary rounds of the competition for a chance at being crowned the “Courts OECS Reading Champion 2016.”
The Management and Staff of Courts OECS would like to thank the Ministries of Education across the OECS, Ministry Officials, Parents, Teachers and Schools who have supported this initiative from inception. Without you, this competition would not have been successful.
To our prospective finalists – see you in St. Kitts this year!
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COURTS Reintroduces “Wish List” Campaign under the Theme “Continue the Traditions”
In a period when the economic crisis businesses face worldwide prompts a careful review of companies financial spending, The Caribbean’s leading retailer of top – brand Appliances, Electronics and Furniture products Courts; announces plans to donate close to twenty thousand dollars’ worth of products to the needy island wide...
The campaign dubbed “Courts Wish List” was officially launched in 2010 with one primary focus; modifying the lives of those persons directly affected by Hurricane Tomas in St. Lucia. More than thirty persons benefitted from this venture that year, some receiving brand news cookers, fridges and sofa’s with the majority receiving beds and mattresses. This tied in with the company’s corporate social responsibility which focuses on poverty alleviation.
The “Courts Wish List” campaign is made possible through a joint collaboration with local radio & TV stations, the public and the company. Persons are invited to call – in, send e-mails or letters requesting a donation of a household appliance, furniture or electrical item. The request however must be on behalf of someone else; someone whom you believe deserve to have their wish come true for this Christmas, by way of receiving a household item from Courts.
The campaign was officially launched on Tuesday December 1st on a popular radio station. Letters, e-mails and calls poured in, each emotionally charged as they told of stories of hardships, obstacles, trials, but above all, stories of resilience and perseverance. The narratives and phone calls captured the determination of persons who lived with daily challenges and would be heartened by the joy and surprise of receiving a “Courts Christmas wish-list” item.
The Courts team comprising the company’s employees and the media will be making the highly anticipated trip to deliver the products to recipients the week before Christmas. Persons are encouraged to submit their requests by sending an email to Courts at StLuciaCourtsGoodNews@unicomer.com , via Facebook or by simply contacting Courts.
We would love to hear from you!
COURTS donates over $50,000 worth of products to Victims of Tropical Storm Erika
After taking stock of the havoc Tropical Storm Erika wreaked on the Nature isle of Dominica, the management of Courts OECS pledges support of over $50,000 in products to the victims who need them most. The recipients were identified by the Red Cross Organisation and over the next week, Courts will be working closely with the organisation, to get the items to those persons identified.
The donation will come in the form of mattresses and table-top cookers. Residents of Petite Savanne, who had to be evacuated as a result of the damage caused by the storm, will be amongst the recipients of this huge donation by Courts. The donation comes at a crucial period where sleeping comfort and food emergences are of paramount concern. Courts will be shipping mattresses from its operations in Antigua and St.Vincent via the Red Cross in these islands to get to Dominica early next week. The donation of stoves was handed over to the Red Cross in Dominica this week.
Employees of the superstore were not left without assistance as those affected were visited by Senior Management and received assistance in the form of household essentials and groceries.
Courts would like to extend condolences to the families of persons who lost loved ones as a result of the storm as it pledges this support to the people of Dominica. Together we can work to help our country return to some level of normalcy and we encourage all to join the efforts and pledge support to Dominica.
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COURTS “Fashionista” Competition Launched! Winner Walks Away with $2500 in Cash plus Much More, Who Will It Be?
Ladies and gentlemen, the second annual Courts Fashionista is almost here and it will bigger than EVER this year!
This Competition which was launched for the first time in Saint Lucia in 2014, gives young and aspiring designers the opportunity to gain notoriety by showcasing their talent and creativity through their fashionable pieces. The Courts Fashionista Competition forms part of the company’s current promotion dubbed “New Home Furnishings from Courts”. This four week promotion brings into focus the company’s exquisite, fashionable and timeless furniture pieces whilst offering Free Gifts with furniture purchases $499 and above as well as the opportunity to pay absolutely “Nothing Down and Nothing to Pay for 90 Days.”
Winning Design from Sharleen Lagon, Courts 2014 Fashionista Champion.
Designers are invited to be a part of the amazing competition by simply collecting a registration form at the closest Courts store and returning that registration form on or before the deadline date of August 14th. All designers have to do is design a piece of clothing inspired by one of the Courts furniture pieces featured in the brochure for a chance at walking away with $2500 in Cash.
Participants will then be selected based on their design submissions and proceed to take part in the biggest Fashionista Competition to showcase their talent. All participants will be given a stipend which will go towards the purchase of necessities needed for their design.
Don’t wait to hear about it, be a part of it! The ultimate “Courts Furniture Fashionista Competition” will be held on August 28th 2015 at a Courts Store. Visit us online at www.shopcourts.com or “like” us on facebook at facebook.com/courtsstlucia.
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Courts Fashionista 2014
Nine designers turned ordinary into extraordinary in their unveiling of what has been dubbed the most innovative fashion events to date, in Dominica.
Jewele B Browne, Donna Julien, Amanda Dejean ,Sonia Magloire Akpa, Veda Navissa Phillip, Michelle L. Lewis-Arri, Naya-Louise Bethelmie, Saphtia Giraudel and Melisha Toussaint were the nine designers selected to participate in the Courts first ever Fashionista Competition..
The event, held at Courts Roseau Branch, saw in attendance family, friends, well-wishers of the finalists as well as eager and supportive customers of Courts. The red carpet on the second floor of the store saw nine very talented models ripping the run way, in the awe inspiring designs. The final pieces exceeded most expectations given that the designers’ only had a week to prepare.
The winner of this competition, Ms Jewele B Browne walked away with $1000 in cash with her unique and one of a kind piece depicting the Rio 2PC Sectional. The 1st Runner Up Ms. Donna Julien walked away with $300 in cash with her creative representation of the Ashley Alyssa 5 pc dining set and 2nd Runner Up Ms. Amanda Dejean walked away with $200 in cash with her illustration of the Rio Sectional . Other participants were Sonia Magloire Akpa, Veda Navissa Phillip, Michelle L. Lewis-Arri, Naya-Louise Bethelmie, Saphtia Giraudel and Melisha Toussaint. They all did a phenomenal job. All Participants received certificates, Courts vouchers and a gift bag.
We would like to thank all our valued customers for trusting us as your only option for furniture, appliances and electronics here in Dominica. We value your support and look forward to welcoming you to our store. Don’t forget, you can visit us at facebook.com/courtsdominica or shopcourts.com to hear all about our new and exciting promotions. We would love to hear from you.
Courts and Television Supplier TCL, make one Customer $25,000 Richer!
The World’s Best Brands, incomparable prices and top notch customer service are a few of the reasons why Courts is Dominicaclass="s1"’s number one retailer of Furniture, Appliance and Electrical products. That paired with the chances to win amazing prizes set the tone for an enjoyable customer experience at the superstore.
TCL is an internationally acclaimed brand that is quickly becoming a world-wide household name. Dominicans are becoming very familiar with the brand, well – known to display a crisp and clear visual that will leave any customer satisfied with their purchase. Courts is the only authorized retailer of TCL TV’s in Dominica and the superstore has done exceedingly well in offering it’s valued customers the latest and most technological advanced TCL TV’s available for sale by the suppliers.
An offer was launched at the end of October that would enable all customers purchasing a TCL TV 32 inches and above with the chance to win big; $25,000 in cash to be exact. Enthusiastic customers took the opportunity to shop until December 31st for their chance at qualifying and walking away with the grand prize. A draw conducted on the 8th of January, 2014 revealed who the grand prize winner of $25000 in cash was in these tough economic times. The company’s marketing officer Ms Rachel Samuel and the country’s Senior Manager Mrs Connie Matthew along with supporting staff members and radio personality Leroy Wadix Charles arranged a grand surprise, proceeding with a motorcade to the customer’s work place to make this presentation the best one to date. The winner was surprised whilst out performing her daily duties. Who is she?
Congratulations to Ms Adriana Henderson Grandbay an employee of the Pierre Charles Secondary School. The Grandbay resident has been a long-time customer of Courts and praises the company and TCL for the opportunity to win big. Never anticipating such a great start to the New Year, always one saying that she has never won anything and this a testimony that anything is possible and encourages customers to continue to shop at courts as their time too will come. During the time of the announcement there were mixed emotions, wondering if this is for real, tears of joy and much grateful for her winnings.
You too can be a grand prize winner! COURTS, WE’VE GOT EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR 2014. Visit us on facebook and be a part of our many offers at facebook.com/courtsdominica. Add us on blackberry messenger and be a part of the Courts family. We would love to hear from you...
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Adriana Henderson, TCL $25,000 Winner
Frigidaire $8000 Cash Winner
On the 30th of September Unicomer Dominica Limited Trading as Courts Dominica launched its PS1 promotion dubbed “It’s Time”, incorporated with the said promotion was the Frigidaire offer, where customers who purchased any Frigidaire appliance got a chance to win $8000 in cash.
On Thursday the 7th of November at approximately 2:00pm the draw was conducted at the Roseau branch, under the supervision of the Branch manager Mahalia Cassell who verified the name and account of the customer and we are delighted to declare our lucky winner Ms. Nelisha Francois of Bioche.
A grand announcement and presentation of cheque was made at the Roseau Branch on the morning of Friday 8th November.
Rachel Samuel of Unicomer Dominica and prize winner Nelisha Francois
The Fun Begins at Courts with CLPT20!
The Courts Caribbean Group proudly announced its role as the official partner of the on-going Caribbean Premier League T20 tournament.
The CPLT20 games are being held in six (6) host countries; Antigua, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago from July 30 and closes in Port of Spain, Trinidad on August 24, 2013. The tournament is all about merging sports and entertainment with a number of international and regional cricket stars taking part in the games.
It’s an exciting time and we wanted our customers to be part of the experience. As such, customers who purchased during the promotion were given the chance to win a trip for two, to attend the game in Antigua on August 17th in true VIP style!
On the morning of August 12, 2013 the draw was held and Ms. Ramona Ngolla of Pointe Michel was declared the winner.
The prize includes: Flights, hotel accommodation, transportation, food, drinks plus spending money.
Buying & Marketing Assistant Ms. Anthony (left) Ms. Ngolla
Courts OECS Crowns a new Reading Champion
The fifth annual Courts OECS Reading Competition finals culminated on Thursday October 31st at Sandals Grande Beach Resort & Spa in St. Lucia.
The competition was received with high praise and saw in attendance specially invited guests including Governor General of St. Lucia Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy, Minister of Education Human Resource Development and Labour Hon. Doctor Robert Lewis, Unicomer OECS Managing Director Mr Derek Luk Pat, directors and staff of Unicomer OECS, proud partners, ministry officials, principals, teachers and students from primary schools across OECS.
Finalist Jamika Nedd from Antigua, Shanda Francis from Dominica, Dean Bedeau from Grenada, Asharie Wrensford from St. Kitts, Petra Robinson from St. Lucia, and Krysten Barbour from St. Vincent each vied for a chance at winning the coveted title – Courts OECS Reading Champion 2013 - and $5000 in cash for themselves plus $5000 for their schools.
“This year’s competition was regarded as the most closely contested one to date, each child had a clear understanding of the judging criteria and delivered their pieces remarkably well” says chief judge – Mrs Denys Brathwaite.
In the end, Grenada’s Dean Bedeau was crowned the Courts OECS Reading Champion 2013. 2nd Runner up Asharie Wrensford from St. Kitts walked away with $3000 in cash and Dominica’s Shanda Francis walked away with $2000 as she placed 3rd.
Jamika Nedd, Petra Robinson and Krysten Barbour each received $1000 in cash for their participation. Certificates were also presented to the six finalists as a token of appreciation for their participation. Each finalist also received an engraved trophy sponsored by the Trophy Centre and a laptop from Courts. Digicel presented a Samsung Galaxy Tablet and accessories as well as a plaque to the most outstanding reader – Dean Bedeau.
Courts St. Lucia would like to thank our partners Digicel – Be Extraordinary, Karib Cable, The Trophy Centre, The Lions Club of Castries, Exel Signs, Radio St. Lucia, Radio Caribbean International, Consolidated Foods Ltd, Exel Signs, All Biz, Calabash TV, DBS TV and HTS.
The sixth annual Courts OECS Reading Competition finals will be held in Grenada next year where our reigning champion Dean Bedeau hails. Eight and nine year olds are encouraged to practise their reading for a chance to participate in this prestigious competition.
We would like to thank the Ministry of Education, the parents, teachers and principals of our six finalists for the support of this initiative from inception. Without you, this competition would not have been successful.
To our prospective finalists – see you in Grenada next year!
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(Centre) - Dean Bedeau - Left) Shanda Francis, (Right) Asharie Wrensford
Unicomer OECS Managing Director with Dean Bedeau
Courts OECS Competition Finalists