Courts in the News

August 2017 

FIFTEEN DESIGNERS TO COMPETE IN COURTS FASHIONISTA COMPETITION 2017

Local and Regional furniture and electrical superstore Courts has announced that fifteen designers will participate in the company’s Fourth annual Courts Fashionista competition.  The event will be held this coming Friday September 1st 2017 at Courts Marisule from 3pm and is open to the general public.

Each finalist would have had to pick up a copy of the company’s “We’ve Got it All” brochure as part of the current primary promotion. Designers were invited to draw a sketch of a piece of clothing which would represent any item featured in the brochure. The competition which was open to both amateur and professional designers gives aspiring designers the much needed platform to showcase their talent and skill. Being in its fourth year, the call for designers was well received and the company acknowledged receipt of well over 20 entries all with beautiful and intricate designs and equal chances of capturing this year’s crown.

The Courts Fashionista Finalists 2017 Are!!!!!!!!

Marcella Anneville, Cherisa Samuels, Ashley Prospere, Noelita Tench, Anazita Tench, Perlina Deterville, Ashley Imbert, Sindiwe James, Solange Alfred, Ignatia St Brice, Shantel Jn Baptiste, Tannel George, Laurie Isaac, Jamieson Edward, Nella Collymore.

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 aspiring designers will also present each participant with a cash voucher of $300 which will go towards purchasing much needed essential supplies needed to complete their designs. We anticipate a competition of a very high standard as the judges as points will be allotted to 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! STL’s aspiring designers have been waiting for the opportunity to showcase their skills and talent and that opportunity can also be seen at the Courts Fashionista competition 2017…

See you there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

 

Win a Car with Courts and Whirlpool

Since its inception in the 1980’s, furniture and electrical superstore Courts has transformed the shopping experience in Saint Lucia with their wide range of top brand furniture, electrical and appliances.

The company, at the beginning of August, launched the “We’ve Got It All At Courts” promotion which is characterized by amazing deals and offers on items across the store. The promotion which will continue until the end of August, gives consumers the opportunity to shop at the superstore and pay absolutely “Nothing Down and Nothing Further for 60 Days”.

Courts has also partnered with International Powerhouse in Appliances, Whirlpool, and will give one lucky customer, purchasing any Whirlpool Appliance the chance to win a brand new “2018 Hyundai Range”. As the authorized retailer of Whirlpool products in St Lucia, Courts is proudly offers the widest range of Whirlpool appliances from stainless steel refrigerators and cookers, to dryers and washing machines and even microwaves.

The draw for the 2018 Hyundai Range will be done the first week in September. Customers are encouraged to participate by simply purchasing any Whirlpool product. For more details, or to hear more about our many deals and offers, visit us online on Facebook.com\Courtsstlucia. Customers who purchase online on www.shopcourts.com also qualify to win the vehicle.

 

The Courts Fashionista Competition is back and Better than EVER!!

 The ever popular Courts Fashionista competition is back and it is better than Ever!

Young aspiring designers from Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis,   St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines will get a chance to showcase their talent and skill at the fourth edition of the Courts Fashionista Competition.

Launched in 2014 as a spinoff to the then Fashionable Furniture promotion, the Courts Fashionista competition presented that much needed platform where young, amateur aspiring designers would get the once in a lifetime opportunity to showcase their creativity at the national level.

Since its inception, the competition has grown significantly and has been made a staple on the company’s calendar of events. Conceptualized with the primary purpose of improving and developing the talent of our youth, the Courts Fashionista competition is a widely celebrated and anticipated initiative. This year’s competition will be held in conjunction with our primary promotion “We’ve Got It All at Courts” and interested designers are asked to visit any Courts Branch to request a copy of the brochure. For our online subscribers, a copy of the brochure can be obtained by visiting our Facebook page.

Designers are reminded that an accompanying sketch is to be presented, inspired by one of the products in the brochure that will depict their final design to be featured in the show. Finalists will then be selected based on their design submissions where they will compete for the chance at being crowned the Courts Fashionista competition. Finalists will receive a stipend of $300 cash which will go towards the purchase of essential items needed to complete their designs.

Don’t wait to hear about it, be a part of it! The highly anticipated “Courts Furniture Fashionista Competition” will be held in September at a Courts Store. Visit us online at www.shopcourts.com or “like” us on Facebook at facebook.com/courtsstlucia for more information. 

July 2017

Courts Babonneau Steel Orchestra Receives $25000 from Courts to compete in the National Panorama Competition 2017

This year even with the challenges artistes, event planners and groups face securing sponsorship for participation in National Carnival Events, furniture and electrical giants Courts; announces that the company will invest $25 000 in the Courts Babonneau Steel Orchestra.

Band arranger, Mr Allison Marquis, thanked Courts for their support of the art form especially at a time when financing and preparations for the competition is not without its difficulties. He commended the company for their unwavering assistance and promised a spectacular performance that she hopes will bring home the crown.

Courts St. Lucia is proud to confirm continued support to the Courts Babonneau Steel Orchestra having been their presenting sponsor for more than 15 years. The company would like to commend the management of the band for their unwavering commitment to the art form and more importantly for seeking to provide an avenue whereby youth in the surrounding communities can learn and develop their skill.

The National Panorama competition 2017 will be held on Friday July 14th 2017. Courts St Lucia would like to extend sincere thanks to the Courts Babonneau Steel Orchestra for their representation at this year’s competition. We are proud of you!!!!

 

 

 

June 2017

The Unicomer Group

”The Engine Room”

Outstanding Employee Profile Questionnaire

Employee Name: Alexandra Jean                             

Employee Market Location (Country): St Lucia

Department: Credit

Please complete the questionnaire below.

  1. How can you describe your experiences thus far with the company?

My experience with the company thus far has been a tremendous one.  My greatest experiences are meeting the goals of the company and the needs of the customers.  Ensuring that customers are happy with the level of service provided at every interaction.  

  1. How long have you provided dedicated service to the company and what do you think has been your greatest contribution thus far?

I have provided twenty-four years dedicated service to the company within which I have been permanently employed for twenty-one years. My greatest contribution is the opportunity to provide assist to customers and ensuring that customers’ needs are met by providing exceptional service, always with a smile.

  1. Give a brief summary of a day in your role.

As an Administrator Collection my role is ensuring that customers understand keeping their accounts up-to-date and working with customers who are willing to pay but not able by make suitable arrangement plans which is affordable.  Enable them to keep a clean record with the company for the future.

  1. What departments have you worked with before assuming your current role?

I have work in different capacity in different departments such as: Sales at the different branches, filing, data processing, merchandising, cashier, sanctioning known as interviewing, and service department. I was given the opportunity to hold the position as a Secretary to the Director of Merchandising for a period of three months. Thereafter, I served as Secretary to the Director of Finance, Operation and Merchandising for a period of two years. I got transferred to Credit Department as a Secretary then to my current role.

  1. What are your future life and career goals?

To continue to improve and progress in the department by taking advantage of opportunities that are available. My family is important to me and I want to continue to be in a position to provide for them now and in the future.

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May 2017

Courts St Lucia Sponsors Club Gars “Walk 4 A Cause” Initiative

The Caribbean’s largest retailer of furniture and electrical products Courts has confirmed a $2000 cheque which will assist with plans for the annual Club GAR “Walk 4 A Cause” fun walk.

The annual walk, scheduled to be held on Sunday May 28th starts at the Vigie round-about and ends at the Club GAR indoor shooting facility at Morne Giraud. The overall aim of the fun walk is to encourage fitness among Club Gar members and the community whilst focusing giving back to nonprofit, non-governmental organizations.

Courts is indeed proud to be a partner for this event which through our donation of $2000 in cash. The wide range of small appliances and gym equipment available for sale at our stores is testimony of our commitment in joining the fight against non-communicable diseases in Saint Lucia. As the organizers of the event have confirmed that 100% of the funds raised at the event will go towards a chosen charity, we are indeed pleased to associate our brand with this cause.

Courts St Lucia would like to encourage our valued customers to join the movement and be a part of this exciting fun walk. Packages can be purchased by contacting any of the organizers of the event or on Saturdays in front of the JQ Charles mall for only $15. For more details about the fun walk, please visit “Club GAR” on Facebook.

For more information about our wide range of gym equipment and or essential small appliances to help you reach your fitness goal, please log onto Facebook at facebook.com/courtsstlucia. You can also visit any one of our six branches to purchase these products or shop with us online at www.shopcourts.com.

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Courts St Lucia and Lensyl Donate Divan to the St Lucy’s Home

Local furniture and electrical superstore Courts, has partnered with Regional Furniture supplier Lensyl Products Limited to donate a brand new queen divan for the residents at the St Lucy’s home.

This donation forms part of continued efforts by Courts to provide interminable support to the St Lucy’s home who work hard to make the environment at the elderly home one that is warm and inviting for the residents.

Lensyl Products Limited has been offering a range of product lines inclusive of high density foam and spring filled mattresses, foam and other bedding accessories; since 1962. As the authorized retailer of Lensyl products in Saint Lucia, Courts is indeed proud to provide our valued customers with high quality bedding  products that is unmatched across the Caribbean Region.

The management and staff as well as the residents of the St Lucy’s home welcomed this timely donation. Lensyl Products Limited has committed to a future donation of mattresses to the elderly home which will be delivered at the end of this year.

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April 2017

Courts St. Lucia Presents the Organizers of “Rise Up” With a Cheque Valued at $5000

Furniture and Electrical Giants Courts St. Lucia has donated $5000 as part sponsorship of the upcoming Reggae festival “Rise Up, scheduled for Easter Sunday. The official cheque presentation ceremony was held on Monday April 3rd 2017 at the company’s Marisule branch.

Unicomer OECS Commercial Director, Mrs Lorraine Sidonie commended the organizers of the event for choosing to reflect a sense of purpose through its very name – “Rise Up”.

“The targeted demographic of the “Rise Up” festival aligns neatly and nicely with our consumers. We saw this as a fantastic opportunity to communicate with our customers using a different forum to use whatever brand equity we have to assist Caribbean Reggae artistes and in so doing bring entertainment to our consumers. “Rise Up” is more than just a festival; the Rise Up organization has a community outreach program happening in the background that assists the poor and disadvantaged in the community, so it is this holistic approach that grabbed us. That is why we are extremely honored and humbled to be associated with “Rise Up”.

Empress Jeanille, who spoke on behalf of “Rise Up”, thanked Courts immensely for their generosity and support of the event.

“Today marks a really really special occasion and I can’t thank Courts enough for this opportunity. We see this show as a very serious movement but one that we’re going to have a lot of fun with.”

Ronald “Boo” Hinkson, world renowned musician and co-founder of Rise Saint Lucia Inc spoke of the organizations support of the event.

“We’re very supportive of this venture because we are very aware of the fact that we need music that is wholesome for our young people. There is too much music that is detrimental to the future and development of our youth”

The “Rise Up” festival is a more than just an event; it is a movement that inspires the growth and development of our youth through music. The event will also feature local headliners which demonstrate the organizers commitment to the advancement of talent in Saint Lucia.

For decades, Courts St Lucia has played an integral role in the growth and development of our nation whether it is through Education, Health and Sports. Today, we are indeed proud to partner with “Rise Up” as it truly demonstrates our commitment to continuously “Bring Value Home” to our valued customers. 

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March 2017

Courts St Lucia Partners with Rise UP for the First in a Series of Community Outreach Programs

Furniture and Electrical superstore, Courts St Lucia has joined a movement that seeks to elevate and empower youth around the island through a series of well planned community outreach programs coordinated by the organizers of the upcoming “Rise Up” festival featuring an all- star cast of Reggae and Caribbean headliners performing in the scenic town of Soufriere, St Lucia.

The superstore made the announcement during a LIVE radio call in program with “IWA” on Radio Caribbean International on Tuesday March 28th.  The “Rise Up” Community Program is the brain child of the organizers of the event who sought to create a platform for the collaboration of artistes and corporate leaders like Courts St Lucia who take their Corporate Social Responsibility.

The first outreach program was held on Wednesday March 29th at the Uptown Gardens Girls Centre. The session consisted of activities that integrated self-development and mentorship by special guest speakers Dr. Jackie Bird, Dr Stephen King, RCI’s Mareen Alexander, Representatives from Planned Parenthood and Journalist and well known Media Personality-Empress Jeanille.  .  As an event sponsor for Rise Up, Courts St Lucia has also pledged their support of the Rise Up Community Program and we will be working with their team to help facilitate and execute the various pro-social activities throughout St Lucia.

The young ladies at the Uptown Garden’s Girls’ centre were thrilled to be a part of this movement. They spoke of their dreams of being professionals and were encouraged to work hard to achieve these dreams by Consultant Pathologist, Dr Stephen King. In the end, the young stars in a demonstration of appreciation for our time and words of encouragement showcased their talent through song and dance.

 As a company that has played an integral role in the growth and development of the youth through our various Corporate Social Responsibility ventures, Courts St Lucia is indeed proud to be a part of this amazing movement. 

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Unicomer (Saint Lucia) Limited Recognizes Long Service Employees

Unicomer (Saint Lucia) Limited trading in Saint Lucia and across the Caribbean as Courts St Lucia on Wednesday 15th March 2017, recognized 31 employees for their years of dedicated service to the company.

The presentation ceremony which was held on the grounds of the newly constructed Courts Marisule complex saw in attendance members of the Unicomer Executive team to include the company’s OECS Managing Director – Mr Errol Le Blanc, the recipients of the long service awards as well as members of the Courts Management team.

In his address to the gathered, The Company’s OECS Managing Director, Mr Errol Le Blanc, congratulated the recipients on their achievement and encouraged them not to become complacent but to continue striving for excellence. 

Awards were presented in the categories of 7, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 35 years of service. Recipients came from Courts, Servitech and several departments within Unicomer. The event was put together and hosted by the company’s Human Capital team. The awards ceremony forms part of many initiatives undertaken by the company to recognise, reward and engage employees, who remain the most valuable asset.

We recognise that the current expansion and success of our Company would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our valued staff members, who helped shape and propel our company into the great institution that it is today. Unicomer (Saint Lucia) Limited extends congratulations and appreciation to all recipients for the services that they have rendered over the years.

Below: 10 year service award recipients

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Below: 7 Year service award recipients

 

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UNICOMER SAINT LUCIA LIMITED TRADIING AS COURTS ST LUCIA CELEBRATE “VOLUNTEER WEEK OF ACTIVITIES 2017”

Local furniture and electrical superstore Courts St Lucia on March 6th -11th hosted the company’s second annual “Volunteer Week of Activities” in an effort to bring value to the communities where they operate.

Parent company of Courts, Unicomer Group, launched this corporate social responsibility initiative in 2016 throughout the Caribbean with the aim of using the skill and expertise of their employees to assist a nonprofit, non-governmental organization.  Unicomer Group understands that it is the responsibility of all those who make up society to ensure sustainable development and it is in this sense that the group promotes the active participation of its employees in the development of communities across the island. 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.

 

Courts 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. This is why the company is so pleased to carry out the second ever “Volunteer Week of activities” which seeks to improve the lives of thousands of people through different activities that will be taken on by Unicomer employees.

 

This year, The Crisis Centre was the non-profit organization selected by Courts St. Lucia as the institution to benefit from Volunteer Week 2017. The work done at the crisis centre included major infrastructural changes such as repainting inside and outside the structure, repairing of cupboards and the replacement of the external fascia boards of the building. Courts will also donate much needed furniture and appliances to the institution in an effort to create a more inviting atmosphere at the Crisis Centre.

The management and staff of Courts would like to extend sincere gratitude to the management and staff of the Crisis Centre, The Management and Staff of Carasco and Sons and our valued partners for their support of this initiative. The company would also like to extend gratitude to our employees who volunteered their time and skill in celebration of ‘Volunteer Week 2017”. Without your support, this initiative would not have been a success.

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January 2017

Courts St. Lucia, the “Authorized” retailer of Frigidaire appliances in St Lucia and across the OECS continues to demonstrate to their valued customers why it pays to shop at the superstore.

St. Lucians both home and abroad who purchased a Frigidaire appliance for the season in store or online at www.shopcourts.com would have qualified for a chance to win $27 000 in cash. The Frigidaire brand specializes in offering high-quality, energy efficient kitchen and laundry appliances. A Heritage of Innovation with features that maximize your time and space, Frigidaire appliances are both durable and reliable, helping you make the most of your time at home.

The draw for the $27 000 in cash winner was held on Tuesday January 17th 2017 at the company’s head office. All Courts customers making a purchase of a Frigidaire appliance from November 29th to December 31st would have been eligible to have won this grand prize. In the end, it was Ms Laverne Gedeon, employee of Digicel, who was the lucky winner of $27 000 in cash.

When asked how she felt about being the grand prize winner, this is what Laverne Gedeon had to say: “I would like to thank Courts for giving me the chance to win this prize. I didn’t think it would ever happen but it did. In December I purchased a Frigidaire fridge which would have qualified me for the draw. So I just want to say that I am very happy and thank you to Courts.” 

The Management and staff of Courts St Lucia would like to thank all of our valued customers who shopped with us for the season. We appreciate your support over the years and look forward to bringing you value added deals and promotions for 2017.

 "Courts Bringing Value Home."

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December 2016

NEW COURTS MARISULE COMPLEX OFFICIALLY UNVEILED

 Unicomer (Saint Lucia) Limited under its retail brand Courts hosted the official ribbon cutting ceremony for their new Marisule store and administrative offices on Tuesday 6th December 2016. The new Courts Marisule store boast a 20,000 square foot showroom filled with the very latest in home appliances, electronics, wide range of stylish furniture as well as Courts Optical is one of the largest retail spaces in the OECS.

In attendance during this ceremonial ribbon cutting were the Vice Chairman & Executive Vice President of the Unicomer Group Mr. Guillermo Siman, Vice President & Director Unicomer Group Mr. Rodolfo Siman. Local dignitaries including St Lucia’s Head of State, Governor General Her Excellence Dame Pearlette Louisy; Prime Minister Hon. Allen Chastanet; Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Hon. Bradley Felix who delivered the feature address, Unicomer senior management officials, employees and representatives from various local and regional firms who contributed towards the execution of this project.

 In his welcome remarks, Mr. Errol Le Blanc Managing Director for Unicomer OECS informed the gathering of the backstory which ultimately resulted in this new structure. “The original compound was completely destroyed by fire in 2010, and a temporary store was quickly established at this location so as not to disrupt the service to our customers. Two years ago we started work on this compound to re-build the store and today, Courts Marisule now stands bigger and better than ever before,” remarked Mr. Le Blanc.

 Vice President and Managing Director for Unicomer Caribbean and United States Mr. Mario Guerrero in his address highlighted the commitment of the Unicomer Group to the development of St Lucia. He proudly stated; “The opening of this new building is but the latest manifestation of our Group’s commitment to the country and the people of St Lucia.  In the ten years since Unicomer bought the Caribbean operations of Courts plc in administration, our Group has reiterated, through tangible actions, a corporate commitment to participate positively in the development of the country and to remain an integral part of the lives of St Lucians everywhere.”

 Unicomer’s constantly evolving offer of a wide range of products with competitively priced credit programs tailored to the needs of consumers, and invested millions of dollars in infrastructure projects in country, such as the modern distribution center and the Marisule complex in a quest to deliver ever improving exceptional customer experience. “We have also increased headcount and invested significantly in staff development programs, and supported numerous NGO’s contributing to different health programs across the island to reach those who are most vulnerable and in need of a helping hand.   We are particularly proud of our sponsorship of the Courts OECS Schools Reading Competition, a program established in 2009 to promote literacy throughout the OECS,” said Mr. Guerrero.

 Following the official ribbon cutting, the dignitaries and invited guests enjoyed a private viewing and cocktail reception. The New Courts Marisule complex and St Lucia’s new flagship store stands tall as a further indication of the company’s commitment of Bringing Value Home.

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From left to right: Mr. Errol Le Blanc- Managing Director Unicomer, Mr. Mario Guerrero- VP and Managing Director Unicomer Caribbean & United States, Hon. Allen Chastnet- Prime Minister St. Lucia, His Excellency Raymundo Rodriguez Diaz- Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador

 

November 2016

Keyshawn Alphonse to Represent St. Lucia at Courts OECS Schools Reading Competition

Local Furniture and Electrical superstore Courts will be hosting the eighth annual Schools Reading competition on Wednesday November 16th 2106 in St. Kitts and Nevis.

 

 

The company hosted the National level of the competition on October 14th 2016 and saw eight finalists from the districts across the island competing for $2000 in cash plus $2000 for their school. In the end, Ms Keyshawn Alphonse, student of the Soufriere Primary school wowed both audience and judges alike and was announced winner of the St. Lucia leg of the competition.

Miss Keyshawn Alphonse will represent St. Lucia at the OECS finals and will compete against winners from Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The Winner at the OECS finals will win an additional $5000 in cash plus $5000 for her school. 1st Runner Up will receive $3000 and 2nd Runner Up will receive $2000. All other participants will $1000 cash from Courts.

Each participant will also receive a laptop from the superstore and certificates of participation. Keyshawn and her guardian as well as all the delegates from the OECS will be flown to St. Kitts and Nevis on Tuesday November 15th for the competition with all expenses paid by Courts.

The competition which begins at 2pm will be streamed LIVE online at http://www.sknvibes.com/welcome.cfm .

 

The Management and Staff of Courts OECS would like to wish the best of thanks to Keyshawn as she goes on to represent St. Lucia with pride….

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Damian Mc Gowan Wins Courts Sleep-A-Thon Competition

Twenty Six Year old Damian Mc Gowan, has won the highly anticipated Courts Sleepathon Competition. The competition which was launched in conjunction with the company’s recently concluded Bedding Promotion, was held on Wednesday October 5th at Courts on the Chaussee. Nine persons were selected to participate in the competition which begun at 9 am and continued until 5pm.

The Reduit resident, walked away with $1500 in Cash when he was announced as the winner of the competition, after the tie-breaker segment with another participant. This competition was a very easy and comfortable way to win cash and Courts officials are very proud to have launched this in store activity.. The Courts representatives revealed that several activities/ distractions were arranged in an effort to amuse, throw off and confuse the participants to allow for the elimination process to take place.

“The Courts Sleep-A-Thon competition is a very popular competition that we as a company decided to reintroduce this year, as part of our Bedding promotion in September. We are happy to have had the nine participants this year commit to sleeping from 9:30 am t0 5 pm. Courts of course provided the necessary sleeping apparel to the participants and gave them the opportunity to select the bed that they would like to sleep on. We launched this competition for a number of reasons, first to give our valued customers the opportunity to win some cash and to also establish ourselves at the number option for affordable and comfortable bedding items in St Lucia.”

Courts has proudly launched their 1st of three Christmas promotions this year, dubbed “The Season is Near, Let’s Go”. The Christmas promotion which is characterized by amazing deals and offers such as “Nothing Down and Nothing to Pay until January 2017” will run for the month of October.

 

 

 

 

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The Caribbean’s leading retailer of the world’s best brands in Appliances, Electronics, Furniture and Optical products Courts has officially launched the company annual Schools Reading competition. Being in its eighth year, The Courts Schools Reading competition is an initiative launched by the company for students between the ages of eight and nine years old, at the primary school level.

Courts St. Lucia Launches Eighth Annual Schools Reading Competition

The Caribbean’s leading retailer of the world’s best brands in Appliances, Electronics, Furniture and Optical products Courts has officially launched the company annual Schools Reading competition. Being in its eighth year, The Courts Schools Reading competition is an initiative launched by the company for students between the ages of eight and nine years old, at the primary school level.

 

 

The public launch of the competition was held in grand style on Friday September 16th at the Camille Henry Memorial School; School of Miss Arianna Mercier – Courts St. Lucia National Reading Champion 2015. Students who participate in the competition are assessed on their ability to ready assessing fluently and accurately. The Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable development has collaborated with Courts for this competition since its inception in 2009 and continues to endorse this venture undertaken by the company.

The Courts Schools Reading Competition gives students the opportunity to compete at first the school and district level. The best readers from the eight districts in St. Lucia will eventually compete at the National final which is organized by Courts. The Courts National Reading Champion for 2016 will gain $2000 cash plus $2000 cash for his/her school and a brand new laptop. 1st runner up will walk away with $750 cash and 2nd runner up will receive $500 cash. The winner of the Courts Schools Reading competition will also travel to St. Kitts where he/she will compete against winners from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and reigning champs St. Kitts, for a chance at walking away with an additional $5000 in cash plus $5000 for his/her school.

The National final of the Courts Schools Reading competition is scheduled to be held in October. The company anticipates yet another successful competition and would like to take the time to wish our National finalists the best of luck.

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September 2016

COURTS to Donate a Minimum of $7000 to the Sure Start Pre School

The Caribbean’s leading retailer of the most comfortable and affordable “Bedding” products; Courts, has announced that a percentage of the company’s sales in the Bedding category will go towards the Sure Start pre-school.

This announcement was made at a short press conference held at Courts Marisule on Tuesday September 6th 2016 by the company’s OECS Commercial Director for Furniture, Mrs Lorraine Sidonie.

The Sure Start Pre School was the institution selected by the Cerebral Palsy association for their implementation of regular monthly Neuromovement techniques, which is a specialized service for the school year, September 2016 to June 2017. This method provides conditions that give the brain the ability to perceive differences in all dimensions, giving it the information it needs to map the body and evolve a person's ability to think, feel and move....thereby increasing opportunities for continuous development and learning.

Courts, after being approached by the Cerebral Palsy Association to support this worthy venture, decided to incorporate an aspect of customer sales of bedding products for the month of September as a means of involvement by the wider public. The company, through their recently launched “Sleeeeepy Days Ahead” campaign, has committed to donating $20 of any Bedding product for this cause. From now until the end of September, customers will be partners in this worthwhile initiative as Courts continues on our quest to make a significant donation to the Sure Start Pre School. A minimum donation of $7000 has been guaranteed by Courts to be donated to the school. The official handover ceremony will be held at the end of the promotion where the actual value of the donation and contributions by Courts customers will be revealed.

 

 

Courts St. Lucia, The Cerebral Palsy Association and the Sure Start Pre School wish to extend sincere gratitude to our valued customers for the support of this initiative.

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Georgise James Wins Third Annual Courts Fashionista Competition!

Local furniture and electrical superstore Courts, hosted its third annual Fashionista competition on Friday September 2nd 2016

The competition which incorporates the wide range of fashionable furniture products available for sale at the superstore, gives young, aspiring the opportunity to showcase their talent and design abilities. The show was launched with the primary purpose of giving designers the much needed avenue to display their designs as the Courts Fashionista competition is a competition that the company has launched throughout the OECS.

Congratulations Georgise James!!!!!

 

Georgise James, a twenty five year old teacher, wowed judges and spectators alike when she displayed her design which was inspired by the Rae Ann Queen Bed Frame…

 

Shantel Jn Baptiste, placed 2nd with her design inspired by the Ashley Kreeli Sofa Set and won $1000 in Cash. Kimberly Charlery placed 3rd with her design inspired by the Emmerdale 3 pc suite and walked away with $500 in cash. All participants received tokens of appreciation from Courts and Peter and Company….

 

 

Courts St. Lucia would like to sincerely thank all the participants of the third annual Fashionista Competition. We would like to once again congratulate our winners and commend the eighteen finalists on doing an amazing job! The company would like to encourage young aspiring designers to continue pursuing their dreams as they may be the next “Courts Fashionista Champion”...

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August 2016

Frigidaire's "How Fast Can You Shop" Winners Announced

This Supplier Funded promotion was launched in the month of June which featured the Frigidaire products available for sale and gave customers who purchased these products a chance to win a supermarket sweep of up to $2700.

Miss Catharine Karam of Picard and Mr. Joseph Francis of Bath Estate were our lucky winners. Congratulations are extended to you on your winnings. . The Shopping Spree was conducted at Witchurch IGA Supercenter down town Roseau. Thank you for partnering with Courts Dominica Ltd.

 

 

The customers were ecstatic with their winnings and expressed on the fact of this being such a great initiative. “They urge other customers to continue to shop at Courts as they too can be a winner”.

As I agree with our winners, you too can be a champion at Courts with its numerous promotions and offers which its customers can benefit from.

Courts the #1 in Furniture, Appliances, Electronics and now in Eyewear!

 

No Cash? No Worries! Courts Will Buy it For You!!!!!!!!

Seven months following the official launch of the company’s highly anticipated Optical Store in Saint Lucia, local furniture and electrical giants Courts, has announced that qualifying customers can make purchases at local partner stores using Courts Ready Finance through the company’s recently launched “Courts Sales Finance” product.

A press conference was held on Tuesday August 16th at the company’s flagship location to celebrate this auspicious occasion for the company and our valued partners. Mr Peter Floissac, the company’s Credit Manager, in his address to the gathered, highlighted the benefits of this new product now being offered by Courts.

“Today, we are here with our Vendor Partners to officially launch our Sales Finance Product to the general public: No Cash? No Worries! We will buy it for you. Our Sales Finance Product allows customers to make purchases at our participating business partners utilizing Courts Ready Finance. We have ensured that the application process is simple, and hassle free thus allowing many customers easy access to this Product. No deposit or down payment is required and customers can choose repayment terms between 3 to 36 months”.

Applications for the Sales Finance product will be open to new customers as well as our existing customers. The company has ensured that the application process is simple, and hassle free thus allowing many customers easy access to this product. No deposit or down payment is required and customers can choose repayment terms between 3 to 36 months.

Partner stores for the Courts Sales Finance product include Automotive Art (St. Lucia) Ltd, St. Lucia Bandag Ltd, Caribbean Metals Limited, Europa Hardware, M&C Group of Companies, Solar Connections Inc, Innovative Business Solutions Inc, Harry Edwards Jewellers, A1 Marine Supplies and KP Marine St Lucia Authorized Distributors for Yamaha.

 

 

Courts is proud to have launched this new and exciting initiative as a demonstration of our commitment to reforming and diversifying our services thereby adding further value to our customers. The design of this product allows for a mutually beneficial relationship between Courts, our Vendor Partners and our loyal customers. Consequently, this initiative supported by our “tagline”: Bringing Value Home” allows Courts St Lucia to be part of an economy that works for all St Lucians, and which delivers value to our delightful customers while making Courts St Lucia a company of choice for all St Lucians.

 

TWENTY 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 September 2nd 2016at Courts Chaussee from 3pm; 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 well over thirty entries all with beautiful and intricate designs and equal chances of capturing this year’s crown. Due to the overwhelming number of entries received, the company decided that an increase in the number of finalists was necessary so as to promote the talents of the designers.

Courts Fashionista Finalists 2016!!!!!!!!

Quincy Maradona Griffith, Sherees St. Val, Sharon Tanner, Cheris Fitz, Tori Cornibert, Marvo Williams, Ashley Imbert, Sidra Auguste, Ashley Prospere, Kimberly Charlery, Sharleen Lagon, Joanne Asson, Thema Joseph, Naomi St. Remy, Andrea Edward, Georgise James, Nancy Celestin, Nicholas Pierre, Shantel Jn Baptiste, Kristal Delice.

 

 

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 St. Lucians, 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 St. Lucians top aspiring talented and creative designers; you don’t want to miss it!

Courts Bringing Value Home

 

The EVER Popular Courts Fashionista Launched!!!!!! Designers, GET READY……

Local and regional furniture and electrical superstore, Courts, has officially launched the third edition of the company’s annual “Courts Fashionista Competition”. OECS Public Relations and Events Officer for Courts, Ms Britney Jongue, has confirmed that this year’s competition will give young and aspiring designers the opportunity to showcase their talent for a chance at walking away with $2500 in cash.

The Courts Fashionista competition which was launched for the first time in 2014 has been held at an OECS level since its inception. Launched in conjunction with the company’s primary Fashionable Furniture Campaign “Your Home Made Easy”, the Courts Fashionista competition gives participants the opportunity to combine Fashion and Furniture and make extraordinary designs.

 

 

 

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 12th. All designers have to do is pattern a sketch that is inspired by one of the Courts furniture pieces featured in the store 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 essentials needed for their designs.

Don’t wait to hear about it, Be a part of it! The ultimate “Courts Furniture Fashionista Competition” will be held at the end of August 2016 at a Courts Store. Visit us online at www.shopcourts.com or “like” us on facebook at facebook.com/courtsstlucia.

 

Courts Bringing Value Home

 

June 2016

Daarsrean Greene is $8 000 Richer, Thanks to Furniture and Electrical Giants; Courts!

Courts has been known and appreciated for bringing interminable value to the homes of thousands of Saint Lucians for more than three decades. As the only authorized retailer of superior Appliance brand, Whirlpool; Courts St. Lucia has made it their duty to offer customers, incredible deals and offers as a means of giving back.

Mr Daarsrean Greene, a lawyer by profession, is the overall winner of the recently concluded “Whirlpool Loads of Cash” offer held in conjunction with the Courts Appliance Challenge promotion. The promotion which was launched in the month of April and continued into May gave any customer, who purchased a Whirlpool appliance, with the opportunity to win $8000 in cash.

 

Congratulations Mr Daarsrean Greene on winning a grand prize of $8 000 in Cash…You Deserve It!!

 

Visit us in-store and/or online at www.shopcourts.com to hear about our many deals and offers. We are also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/courtsstlucia. We would love to hear from you…

Courts Bringing Value Home

 

 

Courts Launches Major Campaign for the Month of June

How Fast Can you Shop?.......Ready, Set, Go!!!

Local Appliance and Furniture superstore Courts, has announced that customers who make a purchase of any Frigidaire appliance will stand a chance at winning up to $2700 in Groceries in the Courts Supermarket Sweep.

The promotion which will continue until July 2nd features high quality, energy efficient, Frigidaire Appliances. At the end of the promotion, seven Courts customers who purchase any Frigidaire Appliance will win big!

Visit us on Facebook at Facebook.com/courtsstlucia; shop online at www.shopcourts.com for more deals and offers.

Don’t be left out…. Make Courts your ONLY option!

Courts- Bringing Value home

 

 

May 2016

80 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; 80 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/courtsst.lucia.

At Courts, Everyone is a winner!

Courts Bringing Value Home

 

April 2016

Unicomer (Saint Lucia) Limited, Trading as Courts, Celebrates Volunteer Week 2016

Employees of St. Lucia’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 “Gordon and Walcott Memorial School”, “Marian Home” and “Comfort Bay” are the three institutions selected by the company for volunteer week 2016. The volunteers, whom included Unicomer employees, teachers and parents from the school, as well as members of the community, worked hand in hand to complete the selected projects. At the “Gordon and Walcott Memorial School”, the volunteers refurbished, repainted and pressure washed various sections in an effort to beautify the school. The residents of the Marian Home and Comfort Bay respectively, were treated to manicures and pedicures among other special activities scheduled for the day by the volunteers.

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 (Saint Lucia) Limited trading as Courts, would like to extend sincere gratitude to the principal and staff of the Gordon and Walcott Memorial School, parents and volunteers as well as the management and residents of the Marian and Comfort Bay Homes. 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.

Courts Bringing Value Home

 

TRANSFORM YOUR HOME WITH THE RIGHT APPLIANCE FROM COURTS!

Leading the nation with the world’s best brands in Appliances, Courts proudly announces the launch of its primary promotion for the month of April “Courts Appliance Challenge”.

The promotion which will continue until the 14th of May, features world renowned brands like Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Panasonic, LG, Mabe and Indurama.

Customers of the superstore can visit any one of the company’s six top of the line outlets to collect their copy of the Appliance brochure. The promotion which is characterized by Wow Deals, Combo Deals, Free Gifts and New Arrivals will see Ready Finance customers paying absolutely “Nothing down and nothing further for 60 Days.”

With the purchase of any Whirlpool Appliance, one lucky customer will get the chance to win $8000 in Cash as part of the “Courts Appliance Challenge” campaign. Any Courts customer who makes a purchase of an Appliance valued at $999 and over, will get a chance to win a ticket to any LIAT destination of their choice for the duration of the promotion; One Winner Per Week!

Visit us online at www.shopcourts.com or on Facebook at Facebook.com/courtsst lucia for more details on our many deals on promotions. We would love to hear from you!

 

SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 AND S7 EDGE NOW AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT COURTS

Courts St. Lucia today announced that customers can purchase the unlocked version of the newest addition to the Galaxy family of products; The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.

 

 

The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge by Samsung, is not just a phone but a gateway to new experiences. Courts is proud to welcome this revolutionary and trendy device to the company’s comprehensive range of Electronics’ available for purchase in store. Leading the industry with its refined design, streamlined software functionality and unparalleled connectivity, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge guarantees an experience like none other.

Equipped with Expandable memory, Dual pixel technology, Fast Wireless Charging, The latest Android OS, Selfie Flash, 3d Glass, Water Resistant Rating, Increased Gaming Capabilities and a built in Cooling System, the new device fits perfectly with the line of products available for sale at the superstore.

Courts customers can purchase the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge and pay absolutely nothing down for 60 days using the Easy, Affordable and Flexible Courts Ready Finance. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge can also be purchased on the company’s website; www.shopcourts.com.

Visit us on Facebook at Facebook.com/courtsst.lucia to hear more about our many offers and deals. We would love to hear from you!

 

March 2016

Unicomer (Saint Lucia) Limited Recognize Long Service Employees

On Friday 4th March 2016, thirty-four employees were awarded by Unicomer (Saint Lucia) Limited in recognition of their years of dedicated service to the Company.

The presentation ceremony was held in the Unicomer University Training Room, where they were addressed by the OECS Director of Human Capital, Mrs. Julie Dantzie, who reminded that the core success of the Company lies within the collective efforts of those who serve.

Awards were presented in the categories of 7, 10, 15 and 20 years of service.

The event was well received as a positive initiative to boost employee morale. Our employees are our most prized resource. The growth and success of our Company would not be possible without the hard work of dedication of our valued staff members, who help shape and propel our company into the great institution it is today.

Unicomer (Saint Lucia) Limited is proud of each recipient and all our employees, and deeply appreciative of the services that they have rendered over the years.

 

10 Years of Service

 

15 Years of Service

 

 

 20 Years of Service

 

 

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!

Courts Bringing Value Home

February 2016

 

Courts Formalizes Relationship with Local Furniture Suppliers

Unicomer (Saint Lucia) Limited trading in Saint Lucia as Courts St. Lucia has formalized its relationship with St. Lucia’s most prominent furniture suppliers. This announcement was made at the official signing ceremony held on Friday February 26th to celebrate this very auspicious occasion for both entities.

The Honourable Minister for Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs, Emma Hippolyte in her address to the gathered thanked Courts immensely for their continued support of the local furniture sector, a relationship that has spanned more than three decades.

“I am very pleased that Courts with the experience and the expertise in the area of branding and marketing has committed themselves to working with the sector for form that brand.”

The local furniture sector has grown significantly despite challenges such as high energy costs, outdated technology, limited availability of skilled and trained workers and weak sectorial linkages. Courts has played an integral role in the overall improvement and expansion of this sector by featuring a wide range of locally made furniture products at the company’s six state of the art branches. The company understands that for small micro enterprising businesses in St. Lucia to show any sign of prosperity, there needs to be a solid foundation established for the advancement of that sector. This is why, the company commits to the advancement of our partners by offering loans to obtain the raw materials needed to meet the ever growing demands of our valued customers

Courts Commercial Director with responsibility for Furniture Mrs Lorraine Sidonie expressed her sincere gratitude to the local furniture suppliers and the Ministry of Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs.

“Our goal is make our local suppliers a success. But not successful because they are merely protected by the Government, what we are looking for is a more sustainable success. A success because they are commercially viable and compete with any other International Competitor.”

Today represents a step in the right direction for the local furniture industry. Local furniture supplier Mr Mattison Preville thanked Courts for maintaining a solid relationship for the past thirty five.

“I want to thank Courts St. Lucia for their contribution in developing the industry over the years making it possible for many of us to consistently make, maintain a small share in the local market and even in some of the OECS islands.”

Courts St. Lucia continues to be a proud advocate of supporting of everything local. As the leading retailer of exquisite, classy and affordable furniture products here in St. Lucia, the company understands that our support of locally made furniture products is integral in the overall growth and development of our beloved St. Lucian economy.

 

January 2016

 

Courts Ready Cash Loans Now Open to the General Public!!!

New and existing customers of local furniture and electrical superstore Courts can now head down to the superstore for an unsecured Cash Loan.

This official announcement was made at a press conference held today at the company’s flagship store – Courts Chaussee. The company has been offering cash loans to preferred customers for more than two years now in an effort to meet the ever changing demands of the retail market. Now, with the decision to extend the Ready Cash Loan offer to all the company’s valued customers, the company is really diversifying the way they do business.

There will be no security required and you don’t have to be a Courts customer to apply for a Ready Cash Loan. New Courts customers can get a Ready Cash Loan up to $2700 with up to 24 months to pay whilst returning Courts customers qualify for up to $6750. The requirements to apply include: Two forms of picture I.D, Recent Job Letter and Proof of Income, Proof of Address and Two References.

New Courts Customers who apply for a Cash Loan get a chance to win double the loan amount if they sign up before February 29th, 2016. Need Cash Now???? Head Down to Courts Today!!!

Shopcourts.com anytime, anywhere and on any device. Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com\courtsstlucia; See You Soon!

Courts St. Lucia Has Been Honoured for Outstanding Contribution to the Education Sector at the Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development and Labour 2016 National Awards of Excellence

Local Furniture and Electrical superstore Courts, has been signalled out as an outstanding contributor to the Education sector. This pronouncement was made at the official annual National awards ceremony hosted by the Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development and Labour, held on Tuesday January 19th 2016

The awards ceremony, held under the theme “Celebrating Excellence: Transforming Lives”, saw in attendance dignitaries to include Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy, Governor General of Saint Lucia, The Honourable Minister for Education, Human Resource Development and Labour, Dr Robert Lewis and the Honourable Minister for Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations.

The Management and staff of Courts St. Lucia would like to express sincere gratitude to the Honourable Minister for Education, Human Resource Development and Labour, Dr. Robert Lewis, for this distinguished award. The company would also like to thank the principals and teachers at the Primary School level across the island. A special thank you goes to the Curriculum Specialist for English Language, Mrs Angella Mariatte and the Chief Education Officer in the Ministry, Mr Marcus Edward for their unwavering support throughout the years. The success of the Courts Schools Reading Competition is a direct result of the determination and willpower of the students participating over the years. Without you, this competition would not have been possible!

Courts Bringing Value Home!

“Courts Optical” NOW OPEN!!!! Affordable eyewear with up to 24 months to pay…

Local furniture and electrical super store Courts, known and appreciated for offering the world’s best brands in Furniture, Appliances and Electronics celebrates the opening of its new “Courts Optical Store”, today January 15, 2016.

The new Courts Optical store will seek to make a strong and differentiating statement in the local market whilst offering a new approach to the business of optics. With the company’s entry into the world of Optics, along with being known and recognized as the retailer of choice for world class brands and unbeatable value, Courts plans to become leaders in the supply of optical services and trendy fashion eyewear products, here in St. Lucia

Unicomer OECS Director of Sales, Mr Johnathan Johannes, in his address to the specially invited guests, spoke of Courts’ commitment to the overall economic development of the nation./p>

“Today marks the culmination of an idea that began about 2 years ago. An idea about a new and exciting business venture for Courts in St. Lucia – the creation of an Optical brand… Offering leading eye care services in the world’s best brands in eyewear, at affordable prices, with easy access to credit.”

The honourable Minister for Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs, Emma Hippolyte, praised Courts for their confidence in the Economy. She thanked the company for investing in the Country placing emphasis on the company’s plans to open the highly anticipated Courts Mega store.

Among the specially invited guests at the event was the Honourable Minister for Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations, Alvina Reynolds, Representatives from Allied Health Services as well as the Executives of the Unicomer OECS Group.

The Management and staff of Courts would like to extend a special invitation to everyone to visit the trendy and fashionable, Courts Optical Store, now located at the Blue Coral mall. Today, the company celebrates the grand opening and we are so thankful to so many of you, who have been here with us every step of the way, making this launch all possible.

Shopcourts.com anytime, anywhere and on any device. Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com\courtsstlucia; We would love to hear from you!

 

December 2015

$5000 Donation from Courts to the Salvation Army for Annual Christmas Appeal Drive

Courts St. Lucia continues to provide sustainable support to non-profit organizations across the Country. The latest of such initiatives is the company’s recent donation of $5000 to the Salvation Army to assist the group in their distribution of much needed essential supplies to the poor and needy around the island for the season.

The sounds of Christmas music amidst the hustle and bustle of downtown Castries was traditionally the first signal that Christmas was approaching. For many however, the lack of financial resources made it impossible for them to purchase even the basic amenities needy for daily survival and that is where the Salvation Army comes in!

The annual Christmas Kettle Appeal Drive launched by the Salvation Army is the group’s single largest fundraising effort as the proceeds of the appeal go towards the annual children’s Christmas party and assisting needy families during the holidays. Courts is very much appreciative of the work of the Salvation Army, noting that most of its objectives are similar to that of Courts. Giving back to the vulnerable in society and helping the poor is a primary focus of Courts which is why the company is proud to support the work of the Salvation Army.

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!

November 2015

Vincent Vaval is $22 000 Richer, Thanks to Furniture and Electrical Giants; Courts!

Customers of local furniture and appliance super store Courts are beginning to experience the true meaning of Christmas….. And they are loving it!!!!

The company launched its first of three Christmas promotions in September dubbed the “Game On at Courts, Are You Ready?” The promotion was an instant success as customers got the opportunity to get “Free Gifts with Selected Purchases, Nothing to Pay until January 2016 as well as Unbeatable deals on the World’s Best Brands, across the store”

Courts is known and appreciated as the “Authorized” retailers of Whirlpool here in Saint Lucia and together with Whirlpool, the company announced that with the purchase of any Whirlpool appliance from September 26th – November 6th, only lucky Customer will win $22 000 in cash..

Congratulations Mr Vincent Vaval on winning a grand prize of $22 000 in Cash…You Deserve It!!

You too can win big…. With the purchase of any Frigidaire appliance, you get the chance to win a $3000 shopping spree!!! Six Courts customers will walk away with this amazing gift in time for the season. Remember, the Courts Black Jack promotion continues until the 27th of November where customers whose points equal 21 automatically receive an additional 21% off already reduced items…. This you can’t miss.

Visit us in-store and/or online to hear about our many deals and offers. We are also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/courtsstlucia. We would love to hear from you…

Courts Bringing Value Home

Courts Partners with the Ministry of Sustainable Development for Second Annual “Private Sector, Energy Science Fair”

“Private Sector, Energy Science Fair” Courts St. Lucia is proud to announce that with the introduction of our “Smart, Energy, Solutions” the company will be an esteemed partner of the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology’s second annual “Private Sector, Energy Science Fair.”

Smart Energy Solutions by Courts brings together the latest and newest technology in Energy Efficient products providing high value to customers through immediate savings from lower energy bills. Our product range includes energy efficient air condition units, refrigerators, televisions, solar-powered water heaters and LED lighting to name a few. Collectively, these products can reduce the average home’s energy consumption significantly, saving hundreds of dollars in the cost of electricity annually. Courts Ready Finance credit plans make it easier than ever before to acquire these energy efficient products with low monthly payments and flexible credit terms.

Courts St. Lucia would like to encourage everyone to attend the second annual “Private Sector, Energy Science Fair.” The fair will be held on Saturday November 21st from 9 am at the Mega J Car park under the theme “Empowering Our Sustainable Development”. Conservation is about being responsible but EFFICIENCY is about being SMART! We look forward discussing how you can SAVE MONEY by using as LITTLE ENERGY as possible.

Visit us in-store and/or online to hear about our many deals and offers. We are also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/courtsstlucia. We would love to hear from you…

Courts Bringing Value Home

 

Lorne Charles is the lucky winner of the “Courts Home Entertainment Package” as part of the On-Going Rubis FUEL’D promotion.

It is the Season for giving and receiving and no other corporate entity in St. Lucia knows how to do this better than “Courts”. The company, which is known and appreciated for their amazing promotions, recently partnered with the nation’s top distributor of petroleum and aviation fuels, LPG and lubricants, for the RUBIS’s very exciting and rewarding “FUEL’D” promotion.

The promotion which will continue until the 15th November will see customers getting a chance to walk away with up to 200 instant prizes once spotted in station by the RUBIS rider. One of the prizes for the promotion is a fantastic home entertainment package to the value of $2500 compliments Courts. The draw for the winner was conducted on Friday October 30th at the Rubis Service Station located on Chaussee Road.

Congratulations Once Again Mr Lorne Charles!!!!!!! Mr Charles is the proud recipient of a TCL 40” TV and an LG Sound Plate…

Courts would like to congratulate all winners of the RUBIS promotion… Visit us in-store and/or online to hear about our many deals and offers. We are also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/courtsstlucia. We would love to hear from you…

October 2015

Arianna Mercier Is the 2015 Courts St. Lucia Reading Champion

 

Courts St. Lucia in collaboration with the Ministry of education, Human Resource Development and Labour hosted their seventh annual “Courts Schools Reading Competition” under the esteemed patronage of Her Excellency, Dame Pearlette Louisy, The Governor General of St. Lucia and the Honourable Minister of Education, Human Resource Development and Labour, Dr. Robert Lewis.

Governor General of St. Lucia - Dame Pearlette Louisy and winner - Arianna Mercier

The competition which was emceed by top radio personality Ms Masana Morrison and the Country’s 2014 Courts Reading Champion, Miss Gabrielle Barthelmy. Eight of the nation’s top readers competed for the coveted prize of $2000 in cash, $2000 for his/her school plus the opportunity to represent St. Lucia at the OECS finals to be held in Dominica.

The Courts National Reading Competition Finalists were:

 

Order of Appearance Name Of Participant School District
1 Chris-Anne Moonie Pierrot Combined 6
2 Rihanna Marshall Millet Primary 4
3 Marcella Brade Soufriere Primary 8
4 Tia Wallace Dame Pearlette Primary 1
5 Arianna Mercier Camille Henry Memorial 2
6 Giddel Louisy Riviere Doree Combined 7
7 Kyle Joseph R.C Boys’ Primary 3
8 Joel Leon Micoud Primary 5

 

The students were given two passages in which to wow the five judges. The first, a narrative “Why Anansi Has Eight Thin Legs” was read by each participant whilst each student was given a different News Item for their second piece.

The competition was regarded as a highly competitive and successful competition that focused on students’ ability to read and read well.

In the end, Camille Henry Memorial’s Arianna Mercier was crowned the Courts St. Lucia Reading Champion 2015. With that title, Miss Mercier will get to represent St. Lucia in Dominica at the OECS finals where she will compete with champions from St. Vincent& the Grenadines, Dominica, St. Kitts, Antigua and host country Grenada for her chance at winning an additional $5000 in cash plus a laptop. The Camille Henry Memorial School will also receive $2000 in cash and an additional $5000 in cash should Arianna Mercier win the OECS finals in Dominica. Miss Mercier will also receive “One Year Free Internet Complements FLOW”.

2nd Runner up Miss Marcella Brade from the Soufriere Primary School walked away with $750 in cash and Mr Joel Leon, 3rd Runner Up walked away with $500 in cash.

Certificates of participation as well as complete back packs complements Courts were also presented to the eight finalists. The eight finalists also received a Smartphone each from Digicel – Be Extraordinary and an educational hamper from the Lions Club of Castries. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place trophies were also presented to the winners and were sponsored by the Trophy Centre.

Joel Leon - 3rd Runner Up, Arianna Mercier - Winner and 2nd Runner up - Marcella Brade 

Courts OECS Managing Director - Errol Le Blanc and winner - Arianna Mercier

Courts St. Lucia would like to thank, Her Excellency, Dame Pearlette Louisy, Governor General of St. Lucia, The Minister of Education, Human Resource Development and Labour, The Hon. Dr Robert Lewis, Flow St. Lucia for streaming the competition live, Digicel – Be Extraordinary, The Lions Club of Castries, Exel Signs, Calabash TV, HTS TV, DBS TV, Radio Caribbean International, The CSA Centre,and The Trophy Centre. Special thanks to the Ministry of Education, Mrs Angella Mariatte from CAMDU, the Parents, Teachers and Principals from Districts 1-8 whose support of this initiative has been amazing since inception. Without you, this competition would not have been successful.

To our prospective National Finalists 2016 – “The more that you Read the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go.” Dr, Seuss.

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September 2015

Courts Schools Seventh Annual Schools Reading Competition Launched! Winner Walks Away with $2000 Cash Plus $2000 for School

Miss Britney Jongue and Mrs Angella Marriate with some of the participants

The stage is set for the local leg of the sixth annual Courts Schools Reading Competition, which was launched in grand style on Friday September 11th 2015 at the Camille Henry Memorial School; School of Miss Gabrielle Barthelmy – Courts Reigning National Reading Champion.

The competition organized by Courts, in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development and Labour encourages reading among the youth, assessing fluency, accuracy, enunciation, pronunciation, smoothness, confidence and expression of the participants.

Gabrielle Bathelmy - Courts National Reading Champion 2014

Courts OECS Public Relation Officer, Britney Jongue, spoke on behalf of the company at the launch. “Today is a very special day for Courts St. Lucia as it marks the grand launch of the company’s seventh annual schools reading competition in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development and Labour. In 2009; Courts St. Lucia along with our OECS counterparts Courts Dominica, Antigua, Grenada, St. Kitts and St. Vincent and the Grenadines pronounced that in collaboration with the Ministry of Education in these Countries aggressive measures would have to be put in place if we were to effectively combat illiteracy in our Countries.”

Speaking on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Curriculum Specialist for English Language, Mrs Angella Mariatte, commended Courts for their support over the years. She congratulated the finalists and encouraged all students present at the launch to read, as it opens doors of opportunities for them.

We present the Eight Finalists of the Courts Schools Reading Competition:

Tia Wallace Dame Pearlette Primary
Arianna Mercier Camille Hnery Memorial
Kyle Joseph R.C Boys Primary
Rihanna Marshall Millet Primary
Joel Leon Micoud Primary
Chris-Anne Moonie Pierrot Combined
Giddel Louisy Riviere Doree Combined
Marcella Brade Soufriere Primary

The finalists and winner from the local and OECS legs of the competition get to enjoy fabulous prizes compliments Courts for their efforts. The winner at the National level of the competition, accompanied by a guardian, will get to represent St.Lucia, at the Regional Finals. This trip is an all-expense paid trip compliments Courts, and includes airfare, hotel accommodation and spending money for both the student and the guardian. He/She will compete with winners from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Dominica.

In addition to this, the finalists and winner at both the local and OECS stages get to enjoy fabulous prizes for their efforts;

National Level of the Competition

WINNER - $2000 cash plus $2000 cash for his/her school.

1st runner up - $750 cash

2nd runner - $500 cash

At the National level, all participants will receive participation gifts from Courts, Digicel, The Lions Club of Castries and the Trophy Centre.

OECS Level of the Competition

WINNER - $5000 cash plus $5000 cash for his/her school

1st runner up - $3000 cash

2nd runner - $2000 cash

Remaining 3 participants - $1000 cash

The company would like to take the time out to thank our partners Digicel-Be Extraordinary, FLOW, The Lions Club of Castries, The Trophy Centre, DBS TV, HTS TV, Calabash TV, Radio Caribbean International and Radio St. Lucia. This year, the National Finals of the Courts Schools Reading Competition will be held on Tuesday September 29th at the CSA Centre, Sans Souci. Eight avid readers from districts one to eight will compete for a chance at being crowned the Courts St.Lucia National Reading Champion 2015…. Who will it be?

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September 2015

COURTS donates over $50,000 worth of products to Victims of Tropical Storm Erika

Team from Dominica handing over supplies to Red Cross reps in Dominica

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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August 28th 2015

Laurie Isaac is the New Courts Fashionista Champion!

Seventeen of the nation’s aspiring Fashion designers competed in the Courts second annual Fashionista Competition for a chance at walking away with $2500 in Cash.

The competition which was held on Friday August 28th at the Courts flagship branch saw scores of St. Lucian’s in store supporting their favourite designer. In the end, with a total of 255 points, local seamstress Laurie Isaac emerged victorious. Ms Isaac, resident of Castries, was inspired by the Julson 3 piece living room suite. She explained that the actual colour of the suite was what caught her attention firstly.

“First and foremost, the colour was what caught my attention then it was the size.. As most designers, design for a curtain aesthetic. I love to design for all shapes and sizes. To me that is what makes you a true designer.”

Congratulations Laurie Isaac, You Did Great!

Design by Cheris Fitz

Coming in second position, was eighteen year old Cheris Fitz who was also inspired by the Julson 3 piece suite, she walked away with $1000 in Cash. Local veteran designer Perry Martial placed third with a total of 204 points after his depiction of the Ruby 3 piece living room suite.

Courts would like to sincerely thank all the participants of the second annual Fashionista Competition. We would like to once again congratulate our winners and commend the participating seventeen on doing an amazing job! The company urges the young and aspiring designers to continue to grow and develop their skills as they may be the next “Courts Fashionista Champion."

August 2015

Twenty Designers Set to Participate in the Second Annual Courts Fashionista Competition! Who will it be?

Local and Regional furniture and electrical giants Courts have announced that twenty designers have been selected to participate in the company’s second ever “Courts Fashionista Competition”. The event will be held on Friday August 28th 2015 at Courts Chaussee from 3pm; everyone is invited to be a part of this amazing Fashion event.

On July 31st 2015, 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 in the company’s Fashionable furniture brochure. Being in its second year, the call for designers was well received and the company acknowledged receipt of well over forty entries all with beautiful and intricate designs and equal chances of capturing this year’s crown. Due to the overwhelming number of entries received, the company decided that an increase in the number of finalists was necessary so as to promote the talents of the designers.

Courts Fashionista Finalists 2015!

Noelina St. Ange, Esther Charles, Kimberly Charlery, Kerrian Eugene, Perry Martial, Thelma Williams, Kelly Imbert, Jeremiah Mathurin, Dian Eudovic, Laurie Isaac, Kimberly Charlery, Christa Gustave, Solange Alfred, Miranda Gustave, Cheris Fitz, Joanne Ason, Krystal Mc Vane, Jenel Knight, Shantell Baptiste and Augustina Wilfred.

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 St. Lucians, 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 more designers, More creative designs and More Money up for grabs; You don’t want to miss it!

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August 2015

Courts Breaks Ground on a new Multi-Million dollar Mega Store at Marisule.

August 11th 2015, marks a significant and momentous day for Unicomer (Saint Lucia) Limited as it marks the commencement of construction of the Courts Mega Store in Marisule.

A Sod turning ceremony was held to mark the start of construction on the project, which will transform the competitive landscape in Saint Lucia and bring a new and exciting retail experience to the people of St. Lucia. In attendance at the ceremony were dignitaries to include the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia and Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs, The Honourable Dr Kenny D. Anthony, The Minister for Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport, The Honourable Philip J. Pierre and The Minister for Commerce, Business Development Investment and Consumer Affairs, The Honorable Emma Hippolyte. Also in attendance were dignitaries from Courts to include the Unicomer Group Vice chairman and Executive Vice President, Mr Guillermo Siman, The Managing Director for Unicomer Caribbean/USA, Mr Mario Guerrero, and The Unicomer OECS Managing Director Mr Errol Le Blanc.

The company’s OECS Managing Director Mr Errol Le Blanc, in his address to the gathered said; “For our customers, this new store will put us in a position to better serve YOU. As a complement to our existing Courts stores, this new Mega Store will offer YOU more choices from a wider variety of products, expertly displayed. It will bring YOU first class ambiance and a superior shopping experience. Here, a number of international brands of furniture such as Ashley and Sauder will be featured alongside our quality locally produced furniture, Smart Energy products, and the widest range of the world’s best brands of Electronics and Small and Large Appliances to be found in St. Lucia.”

Mr. Errol Le Blanc, Unicomer OECS - Managing Director

Also commenting on the project was the Managing Director for Unicomer Caribbean/USA, Mr Mario Guerrero. “In St. Lucia we continue to find ways to improve our service to our customers. In February 2014, we opened an ultra-modern, 36,000 square foot Distribution Centre, boasting 8 loading bays. This allowed for greater efficiency in our Logistics and Distribution operations, resulting in an improved level of service to our customers. The launch of this project also demonstrates our confidence in the St. Lucia economy and Unicomer’s continued commitment to contributing to the development of the country. We have enjoyed the support of the Government and people of St. Lucia for over thirty years, through good times and bad, and this is one way in which we can repay all of you.”

The Honourable Prime Minister, Dr Kenny D. Anthony congratulated the company on this milestone. He thanked the Company’s Directors for investing in the Country which is also a signal of the confidence which Courts has in the Government and people of St. Lucia.

The Courts Megastore at Marisule promises to be a game changer in the St. Lucian landscape. We know many of our valued customers await it in eager anticipation. Twelve months from now we hope to reconvene to celebrate with Saint Lucia with the Grand Opening of a new, modern, energy efficient facility.

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August 2015

Smart Energy Solutions Launched by Courts!

Customers Will Experience Immediate Savings after Switching to Energy Efficient Products!

Courts, Saint Lucia’s leading retailer of the world’s best brands in Furniture, Appliances and Electronics is proud to unveil our “Smart Energy Solutions”. This line of products brings together the latest and newest technology in Energy Efficiency, providing high value to customers through immediate savings through lower energy bills.

The introduction of Smart Energy Solutions, establishes Courts as the industry leaders in combatting the nation’s exorbitant energy costs by enabling customers to upgrade to energy efficient products made easier with Courts Ready Finance. The company proudly unveiled “Smart Energy Solutions by Courts” on Tuesday July 23rd at the Company’s new and improved Courts Marisule store.

Mr Philip Roach, OECS Commercial Director in his address to the gathered said; “The cost of living continues to rise in the Caribbean and a significant portion of disposable income is being spent on electricity. It was the time for smarter, renewable energy solutions and we view this as an opportunity to further change the lives of Courts’ customers.”

Mr. Phillip Roach,Unicomer OECS Commercial Director

Specially invited guest, Dr Sylvester Clauzel, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sustainable Development, emphasized the benefits of energy efficient products, highlighting great savings and environmental preservation. The Smart Energy line of products being offered by Courts includes AC Units, Washers, Refrigerators and LED lighting products.

The Smart Energy Line of Products at Courts

The Company is pleased to recognize Solaris and Caribbean LED out of Barbados as our valued partners. Courts customers are guaranteed to receive exceptional service that embodies what they currently experience at our branches. Visit our stores to learn more about “Smart Solutions from Courts.” Visit us online at www.shopcourts.com or “like” us on facebook at facebook.com/courtsstlucia.

August 2015

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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July 2015

Courts Babonneau Receive $25, 000 from the Superstore to Participate in the Annual National Panorama Competition.

This year even with the world economic recession threatening the close of several small businesses in St. Lucia, furniture and electrical giants Courts; affirms their pledge of continued financial sponsorship to local Panaroma Champions – Courts Babonneau Steel Orchestra.

During a press conference held at the company’s Marisule branch on Thursday July 09th, a cheque totalling $25,000 was presented to the band manager – Mrs Marilyn Mc Donald and the band arranger Mr Allison Marquis by the company’s OECS Marketing Manager, Mrs Anita Phillips.

Courts St. Lucia having pledged financial support to the Courts Babonneau Steel Orchestra for the past fifteen years amounting to over $300 000 views this sponsorship as part of the company on-going efforts to give back to the communities in which we operate.

Courts OECS Senior Marketing Manager - Anita Phillips with members of the Courts Babonneau Steel Orchestra

In her address to the audience, Courts Senior Marketing Manager, Mrs Anita Phillip pledged continued support to the band for the years to come. She commended the band on the high level of dedication and commitment through the years which is testimony to the love for the art. Courts Babonneau Steel Orchestra has carried the name of the superstore since 2000 and the relationship between the two entities is one that is continuously growing.

Allison Marquis, the band’s musical director, thanked Courts for their unwavering support through the thick and the thin throughout the past 15 years. The band Manager, Mrs Marilyn Mc Donald praised Courts for their support of the art form especially at a time when financing and preparations for the competition is not without its difficulties. She commended the company for their unwavering assistance and promised a spectacular performance that she hopes will bring home the crown.

Courts St. Lucia understands the need to inject financial and physical support into the various cultural events established in Saint Lucia. We acknowledge our responsibility as Corporate Leaders and we are forever focused on Bringing Value to your Homes!

July 2015

Get a Chance to “Win a Trip for Two” to the Caribbean Premiere League Tournament Finals, with the Purchase of any Item Valued $299 and over at Courts.

Courts, proud sponsor of the Caribbean’s biggest party in sports has announced plans to fly over to Trinidad and Tobago, one lucky customer plus a friend, to view live, the semi-finals and finals of the Caribbean Premiere League Tournament 2015.

Courts Ladies with members of the SLU Zouks

 

The superstore, amidst all the entertainment and spectacle surrounding the third annual CPLT20 games launched a promotion in June which continues until the 18th of July and qualifies any customer, spending $299 and over with the chance to win an all-expense paid trip to the CPLT20 semi-finals and finals. The package the winner will receive includes “Airfare, Accommodation at the “The Hilton Trinidad”, Airport transfers to and from the hotel, shuttle transport to and from the match as well as $500 spending money.”

Courts Team with members of the SLU Zouks

 

There’s no reason why you shouldn’t be the lucky winner! Just spend $299 and over at your favourite Courts store for your chance to win. Don’t be left out! Courts Bringing Value Home.

May 2015

COURTS to Donate a Minimum of $7000 to the Child Development and Guidance Centre

The Caribbean’s leading retailers of the most comfortable and affordable “Bedding” products, Courts has announced plans to undertake an initiative which is geared towards raising funds for the Child Development and Guidance Centre. This announcement was made at a short press conference held on the premises of the centre on Friday May 15th by the company’s OECS Commercial Director responsible for furniture, Mrs Lorraine Sidonie.

The centre, which is located in La Pansee Castries, is a non-profitable organization established in St. Lucia in 1998. The Child Development and Guidance Centre functions as the only multi-disciplinary developmental assessment centre in St. Lucia and has catered to the needs of over 1000 children. Children enrolled at the centre can benefit from Comprehensive Developmental Assessment, Early Intervention, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy. As a non-profit organization, the centre’s mission to provide invaluable service to the nations’ children does not come without its challenges, financial and otherwise.

Courts, after getting in contact with the centre, formulated a plan in collaboration with its customers that will generate direct financial assistance for the centre. The company, through their recently launched “Sweet Retreat” campaign which features a wide range of beautiful and affordable Bedding products will donate $20 of the sale of any “Bedding” product to the centre. A minimum of $7000 has been guaranteed by Courts to be the least amount to be donated to the centre. The official handover ceremony will be held at the end of the promotion where the actual value of the donation and contributions by Courts customers will be unveiled.

Courts St. Lucia and the Child Development and Guidance Centre wishes to extend sincere appreciation to Courts customers who have supported or will be supporting this initiative. Together, we will all play a part in developing the potential of our nation’s children.

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April 2015

Courts Customers Win Cash Prizes in Major Appliance Campaign

Hendy Jules has been announced as the first of six lucky customers to walk away with US $500 in Cash as part of the on-going “ Bold Flavors” promotion launched by Courts.

Mr Jules, a barber by profession and a loyal and valued Courts customer became eligible to win this amazing Cash prize with his purchase of an Appliance valued over $999. This is what he had to say once he was informed of his good fortune;

“Wow…. I have been a loyal Courts customer for the past few years and have never won anything before. Although I participated in the promotion, I didn’t expect to win anything! Thank you Courts.”

Courts customers who make a purchase of any Appliance valued $999 and over will get the chance to win US $500 in cash every week until the 9th of May. But the deals get better!

With the purchase of any Mabe appliance, two lucky Courts customers will walk away with prizes of their choice valued at $11 000 each. This is definitely a “WOW deal”!

There’s no reason why you should not shop at Courts, as you can be our next bug winner! Visit us online for more information on our many deals and promotions at www.shopcourts.com or on Facebook at Facebook.com\courtsstlucia. We would love to hear from you!

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April 2015

Courts Launches “Bold Flavours” Appliance Campaign

Customers of St. Lucia’s leading retailers of the world’s best brands in Furniture, Electrical and Appliances can look forward to an exciting month of amazing deals and offers to last until the 9th of May. Courts St. Lucia has done it again, offering their valued customers’ chances to win cash, prizes and unbelievable product deals that will highlight the company’s primary promotion for the month of April dubbed “Courts Bold Flavours Campaign.”

The promotion which was launched on the 1st of April throughout the company’s six outlets, focuses on a wide range of small and large appliances that highlights Wow Deals, Combo Deals, and New Arrivals. This promotion is all topped off with six customers getting the chance to win US $ 500 in Cash and 2 luck customers getting the chance to win $11 000 in prizes each.

Customers who shop on Courts Ready Finance 24 months and over also pay absolutely nothing down for 60 days for this promotion. The company is also pleased to introduce a line of “energy efficient” appliances which promises to be essential to the overall reduction in the amount of utilities being paid over a period of time.

Visit us online at www.shopcourts.com or on Facebook at Facebook.com/courtsst lucia for more details on our many deals on promotions. We would love to hear from you!

 

January 2015

Courts (Saint Lucia) Sponsors Miss SJC Princess Pageant

Education remains a key component towards the overall economic and social development of St. Lucia. At Courts, through our many Corporate Social Initiatives targeting both primary and secondary schools in St. Lucia, we pride ourselves on the part we play for the overall development of our nation focusing heavily on the youth; The Future of Tomorrow.

Courts St. Lucia is one again proud to partner with the St. Joseph’s Convent Secondary School as they get set to host their annual “Miss SJC Princess Pageant” on Friday February 6th at the National Cultural Centre. One of the beautiful young ladies will be presented a top of the line Tablet compliments Courts.

Courts has been widely known and appreciated for their support of developing and embracing talented youth over the years. The company continues to maintain its number one position as the Caribbean’s leading retailers of the world’s best brands in Electronics’, Furniture and Appliances’. We congratulate in advance the participants of this upcoming pageant and wish each and every one of them the best of luck...

For more information on our many deals and offers, visit us at www.shopcourts.com or like us on Facebook at facebook.com/courtsstlucia.

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  Right - Mr. Nicholas D. Louis - SJC Event Director. Left - Mrs. Christine Doxerie - Courts Blue Coral Branch Supervisor.

Unicomer (Saint Lucia) Limited, Hosts “Life Skills Open Day” For Valued Employees

The Caribbean’s leading retailer of the world’s best brands in Electronics, Furniture and Appliances, Courts hosted their first ever “Employee Life Skills Open Day” on Tuesday January 13th at the company’s head office in Bois D’Orange.

 This initiative used a dynamic and educational approach to teaching basic life skills and focused on money management, academic and vocational opportunities and stress management. The “Life Skills Open Day” featured professionals from the following organizations: Bank of St. Lucia, Monroe College, the National Enrichment and Learning Unit and Wellness Innovators. The event, open to all staff, was one of the learning and development opportunities introduced by the company’s Human Capital Department in an effort to set employees on the right track to achieving their life long goals. The company’s Learning and Development Manager for St. Lucia and St. Kitts, Janelle Joseph, said; “The Learning and Development team at Unicomer is passionate about the development of the organization’s employees. We already provide top of the line training to our employees via our education centre, the “Unicomer Institute of Learning – UIL”, and we develop interventions which allow for employee development on both personal and professional levels.

The company is pleased to have received support from the four organizations who contributed significantly to the success of the event. The event was widely appreciated by the company’s employees who made it their duty to participate in the day long activity. They were satisfied with the information provided and many made appointments with the professionals to seek further advice.

The company’s Director or Human Capital, Mrs Julie Dantzie, added; “This initiative was held during an important period when many employees are still making plans for the New Year. We hope that the information that is gained today contributes significantly to the achievement of these New Year’s resolutions. The management team of Unicomer Group believes that this move was a step in the right direction towards the accomplishment of short and long term goals for our valued staff.”

 

November 2014

Courts Presents National Reading Champion with a cheque valued at $3000 and a Laptop

Hundreds of Students in St. Lucia, between the ages of eight and nine years old, would have this year, participated in the sixth annual Courts Schools Reading Competition. The competition assesses the students’ fluency, accuracy, enunciation, pronunciation, smoothness, confidence and expression of the participants and is being held in Collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development and Labour.

From the preliminary rounds of the competition, the best of the best from the eight districts in St. Lucia competed for the coveted title of “Courts St. Lucia Reading Champion 2014”, as well as the opportunity to represent St. Lucia at the OECS finals, held in Grenada on October 16th 2014. The official prize giving ceremony was held on Thursday November 20th at the company’s Flag Ship store on the Chaussee. The National Reading Champion, Miss Gabrielle Barthelmy from the Camille Henry Memorial School, collected her cheque valued at $3000 and a laptop compliments Courts. Miss Ebony Antoine from the Plain View Combined, 1st Runner Up, also collected her cheque valued at $750 and Miss Thea Jerome, a student of the Tapion Private School, accepted her cheque of $500 cash.

Courts St. Lucia would once again like to congratulate Miss Gabrielle Barthelmy, our 2014 National Reading Champion. The company would like to thank, Her Excellency, Dame Pearlette Louisy, Governor General of St. Lucia; The Minister of Education, Human Resource Development and Labour, The Hon. Dr Robert Lewis; Flow St. Lucia for streaming the competition live; Digicel – Be Extraordinary; The Lions Club of Castries; Exel Signs; Calabash TV; HTS TV; DBS TV; Radio Caribbean International; Radio St. Lucia and The Trophy Centre. Special thanks to the Ministry of Education; CAMDU; Parents; Teachers and Principals from Districts 1-8 whose support of this initiative has been tremendous. 

As the company, draws the curtain on yet another successful staging of the Schools Reading Competition, a lot more emphasis has been placed on literacy in schools.  Miss Gabrielle Barthelmy, the Courts 2014 National Reading Champion, has promised to work closely with fellow classmates in St. Lucia to help develop their reading capabilities as well as to assist in the moulding of future champions. She believes that Reading is the key to success as it opens doors of possibilities.

 

October 2014

Courts and Frigidaire Reward Valued Customer with $14000 in Cash

The “Act of Giving” is a very important attribute that contributes to the overall success of any retail business but the “Joy of giving” and creating the magic that captures special moments marks the official start of the Christmas Season at Courts.

Courts St Lucia, known and appreciated for going the extra mile to provide exceptional customer service concluded the first of three primary Christmas promotions which offered fantastic deals and amazing saving across the store. One of these offers was the chance to win $14 000 in cash with the purchase of any Frigidaire Appliance.

Over 100 Courts customers were entered into the draw to be the grand prize winner of $14 000 in cash. All the names of the customers, who made a purchase of a Frigidaire appliance for the duration of the promotion, were placed in a box for the draw which was conducted on Tuesday October 28th, at the company’s head office location in Bois D’Orange. Twenty Four year old Tamisha Samuel from Coral Street in Castries is the grand prize winner. Ms Samuel, a loyal Courts customer, purchased a Frigidaire microwave which made her eligible to participate. She was extremely overwhelmed upon hearing about her good fortune and thanked Courts immensely for the opportunity. Congratulations Tamisha Samuel!

The season has just started and at Courts, the chances of you winning a great prize are better than you imagine. Want to “Win your purchase Free? Then head down to Courts and purchase any Mabe appliance for your chance today. Remember, you pay absolutely “Nothing Down and Nothing To Pay until February 2015”, isn’t that wonderful? Plus, with the purchase of any of our LG electronics you get the chance to win one of five of the “LG G Flex Curved Screen Smartphones.”

The season has definitely started at Courts, and what better way to celebrate than to reward you our valued customers with fantastic offers on the world’s best brands in Furniture, Electronics and Appliances. It’s the Ultimate Season at COURTS; we have everything you need for your kitchen, bedroom and living room, this Christmas and all year round! Visit us on facebook at facebook.com/courtsstlucia, shop online at shopcourts.com where you can see the wide range of products we offer in the convenience of your home.

The “Courts Ultimate Christmas” is here and you don’t want to miss it!

 

October 2014

Courts Donates Two Air Conditioning Units to the Rodney Bay Police Station

Courts St. Lucia is delighted announce the latest donation of two air conditioning units to the Rodney Bay Police Station. This donation follows a past hand over of four AC units to that same police station, when it was officially opened to the public on June 11th 2010. Sergeant at the Rodney Bay Police station, Anthony Martial, thanked Courts immensely for this timely donation.

“We wrote to Courts, requesting their assistance with the donation of one AC unit for the supervisor’s office. It was getting really unbearable to work under these conditions and we were hopeful that Courts, would donate the one unit for this purpose. What we never expected, was that upon visiting the station and hearing about our situation, Courts would instantly jump to our aid once again and donate a second AC unit for the interrogation room. This was unexpected and welcomed, Thanks to Courts!”

The Company’s OECS Marketing Manager, Mrs Anita Phillips, thanked the sergeant for considering Courts in their request for sponsorship.

“When the Rodney Bay Police Station was officially opened to the public in 2010, we were delighted to donate four AC Units from Courts. Now, upon hearing the plights of the police officers and their day to day inconveniences, we were more than happy to jump at the opportunity to donate an air conditioning unit to the station. Now, upon visiting the station and seeing the urgent need for a second unit in the interrogation room, we instantly agreed that saying no to another unit, was not an option.”

The Air Conditioning Units will be installed by internationally trained and curtained technicians from ServiTech absolutely Free of charge. Assistant Manager ServiTech, Mr Tevin Sheperd, was pleased with the opportunity to give back to the community and confirms continued support the Police Officers, as we rely on them for our safety.

 

October 2014

Courts St. Lucia Crowns a New Reading Champion

 

September 2014

Courts Schools Reading Competition

The stage is set for the local leg of the sixth annual Courts Schools Reading Competition, which was launched in grand style on Thursday September 11th 2014.

The competition organized by Courts, in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development and Labour encourages reading among the youth, assessing fluency, accuracy, enunciation, pronunciation, smoothness, confidence and expression of the participants.

Courts OECS Public Relation Officer, Britney Jongue, spoke on behalf of the company at the launch.

“We’ve pledged well over $250 000 towards this competition since its inception in 2009 which is testament of our support and contribution in the field of Education and to the society by extension. As we continue to stand strong on our mandate to improve the lives of persons within our community, it is important that we continue to nurture this initiative, thereby empowering our youth, helping equip them for further education and the world of work. “

Speaking on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Chief Education Officer, Mr Marcus Edward commended Courts for their support over the years. He congratulated the finalists and encouraged all students present at the launch to read, as it opens doors of opportunities for them.

The finalists and winner from the local and OECS legs of the competition get to enjoy fabulous prizes compliments Courts for their efforts. The winner at the National level of the competition, accompanied by a guardian, will get to represent St.Lucia, at the Regional Finals to be held on Thursday October 16th 2014. This trip is an all-expense paid trip compliments Courts, and includes airfare, hotel accommodation and spending money for both the student and the guardian.  He/She will compete with winners from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Dominica.

In addition to this, the finalists and winner at both the local and OECS stages get to enjoy fabulous prizes for their efforts;

 

 

National Level of the Competition

WINNER - $2000 cash plus $2000 cash for his/her school.

1st runner up - $750 cash

2nd runner - $500 cash

At the National level, all participants will receive participation gifts from Courts, Digicel, The Lions Club of Castries and the Trophy Centre.

 

OECS Level of the Competition

WINNER - $5000 cash plus $5000 cash for his/her school.

1st runner up - $3000 cash

2nd runner - $2000 cash

Remaining 3 participants - $1000 cash

All 6 participants will receive a top of the line laptop from Courts.

 

Miss Petra Robinson of the Plain View Combined School was last year’s winner and represented St Lucia in the OECS finals that were held in St. Lucia last year.

This year, the National Finals of the Courts Schools Reading Competition will be held on Tuesday September 30th at the CSA Centre, Sans Souci. Eight avid readers from districts one to eight will compete for a chance at being crowned the Courts St.Lucia National Reading Champion 2014….  Who will it be?

Courts Bringing Value Home!

 

September 2014

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 St. Lucia.

Kashima Noel, Nancy Celestin, Harchanna Phillips, Luan Wilson, Solange Alfred, Noelina ST. Ange, Nickita John, Quincy Farrell and Sharleen Lagon were the top nine designers selected to participate in the Courts first ever Fashionista Competition. The finalist, more amateur designers than professionals, were invited to pick up a copy of the Courts Fashionable furniture brochure, select a product that captures their attention and make a design based on that particular product.

The event, held at Courts on the Chaussee, saw in attendance family, friends, well-wishers of the finalists as well as eager and supportive customers of Courts. The 20 ft. long catwalk on the first floor of the store saw nine very talented models ripping the run way, in the awe inspiring designs. The final pieces exceeded most expectations, as floor length dresses, business suits; casual clothing and elegant dresses represented the designers’ depictions. Miss Noelina St. Ange a Newbie in the game was surely a force to reckon with, as she wowed both judges and audience alike in her depiction of the Tenorio Dinging set. In the end, she was overjoyed with her placement as 3rd Runner Up. Quincy Farrell’s conceptualization of the Darcy sectional stole breaths, as his model, slowly and elegantly, captured the audience’s attention till the end. He was surely a crowd favourite and his strong sewing and creative skills earned him the well-deserved first runner up position.

Nothing else can describe the look of awe and amazement as Sharleen Lagon representation of the Rayville Chest of Drawers came centre stage. It was a design never before seen and the hand painted bamboos on the back of the design guaranteed a sure win for the designer. Popular for her exemplary work, she did not disappoint. Sharleen Lagon walked away with over $3000 in cash and prizes compliments Courts.

The management and staff of Courts would like to extend congratulations to Miss Sharleen Lagon once again. Congratulations also to Mr Quincy Farrell and Miss Noelina St. Ange, Kashima Noel, Nancy Celestin, Harchanna Phillips, Luan Wilson, Solange Alfred, Nickita John. You all did a phenomenal job. We would like to thank you our valued customers for trusting us as your only option for furniture, appliances and electronics here in St. Lucia. We value your support and look forward to welcoming you to our store. Don’t forget, you can visit us at facebook.com/courtsst.lucia or shopcourts.com to hear all about our new and exciting promotions. We would love to hear from you.

 

August 2014

10 Designers get set to Participate in First Ever Courts Fashionista Competition

LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! It’s time to rip the runway… but it isn’t Spain, Paris or New York’s Fashion Week, it’s the “Courts St.Lucia Furniture Fashionista Competition”!

This one-of-a-kind competition call for the best of the best in the fashion industry in St.Lucia, to create designs from a furniture product in the company’s brochure that inspired them. This fashion display, forms part of the company’s current promotion dubbed “Create a Room that’s all about you with Fashionable Furniture from Courts”.

The top ten designers who will get to compete for $1000 plus other prizes are: Kashima Noel, Nancy Celestin, Harchanna Phillips, Luan Wilson, Solange Alfred, Noelina St. Ange,
Nickita John, Quincy Farrell, Sharleen Lagon, Catty Renee

St.Lucians can look forward to a spectacular show that will encompass every aspect of the company’s primary promotion at the same time paying close attention to the very fashionable pieces available for sale at the super store. Customers of Courts will also get a chance to win prizes at the event notwithstanding the amazing deals and offers that will be launched at the store for the whole day.

The judges for this competition are Furniture and Fashion gurus and they will be tasked with the job of assessing the intricacy of the designs, similarities between designs and actual furniture products, craftsmanship, originality, resourcefulness and crowd response. Points will also be given to the designer who has the largest posse.

Fashionistas all around St.Lucia, Come see the amazing designs by our trail blazing 10. Be your own judge and make your own predictions. The event starts at 4pm at Courts on the Chaussee, Friday September 5th, don’t you miss it!

 

August 2014

Courts and Mabe Turns Customer’s Dreams into Realities

Vieux Fort resident, Elsa Lawrence, is the lucky winner of the recently concluded “Mabe Makes Your Wish Come True” promotion, launched at local furniture and Appliance super store; Courts.

Courts partnering with the very popular appliance supplier Mabe; introduced this very exciting and creative promotion that focused on rewarding two valued customers, who made a purchase of a Mabe product during the promotion. This collaboration saw loyal customers of Courts and Mabe benefitting tremendously from this promotion which included offers such as “ Nothing Down and Nothing to Pay for 30 days” , “ A Chance to win $500 worth of groceries” plus the chance to make their dreams come true; a price which is valued at $13,600 each for the two winners.

The first of the two draws to announce the lucky winner was held on Friday May 16th, at the company’s head office location. Congratulations once again to Mrs Elsa Lawrence!

Mrs Lawrence, a young and energetic shop keeper from Vieux Fort, would never have imagined that her very first purchase at the super store would result in her getting the chance to live her dreams. Overjoyed and flushed with emotions, the winner told all of what she intended to do at a press conference held at the Company’s flagship branch Courts Castries.

 “I have always wanted to go to Barbados for their Crop Over festival, this year, I am now able to go and I can bring my husband too, thanks to Courts.”

Apart from travelling to Barbados in August with her husband, the winner will also purchase a few more appliances from Courts to furnish her home, she says. With $13 600 set aside to grant her wishes, we are sure, that Mrs Lawrence will have the time of her life in Barbados this August, all because of her choice to shop at Courts.

Who will be our second winner of the “Mabe Makes Your Dreams Come True?”….. Stay Tuned...

Courts would like to inform our valued customers that we now have the ability to serve you online at shopcourts.com. Visit our website and view firsthand our wide range of products, our prices and the various features on our products. The website is fully transactional which means that we can serve you even in the comfort of your own home. We would love to bring our value, convenience and exceptional customer service to you as we are forever determined to Bring Value Home.

 

August 2014

Courts Fully Furnishes newly Constructed Home for Family of Eight in Soufriere

Almost $10000 worth of new Furniture, Appliance and Electrical Products were donated.

Saint Lucia and the Caribbean’s leading Electrical, Furniture and Appliance superstore Courts, embarked on yet another philanthropic initiative on Thursday April 10th  , geared at improving the current living conditions of Soufriere resident, Ms Mariana Butcher, and her family of eight.

Earlier this year, a request was sent in to Courts, on behalf of the Butcher family, by a few concerned citizens, pleading for some urgent recourse to what was becoming a very dire situation. Marianna Butcher, a 45 year old single mother of eight, had been struggling to raise her eight children on her own, whilst living in the most adverse conditions. Her children, all attending the infant, primary and secondary schools in the community, are between the ages of four to eighteen years old.

Although resilient in their quest for some level of normalcy, the Butcher family could hardly afford the basic necessities necessary to survive. The interminable efforts of the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation and the St. Lucia Social Development Fund led to the construction of a four bedroom house for the family as a means to an end to their hardships.

At Courts, we make it our responsibility to do what we can to benefit the communities we serve, targeting education, and health and community development; this ties in nicely with our Corporate Social Responsibility. Using this as our mandate to continue Bringing Value Home, we welcomed the opportunity to be a part of the hand over to the Butcher Family, by way of completely furnishing their home with brand new furniture, appliances and electronics. The donation from the company included a 32” Television, a three piece sofa set, three mattresses with matching bases, a stove, a refrigerator and $1000 worth of grocery vouchers.

The keys to the Butcher Family’s brand new home, completely furnished with Courts products,  was handed to the family by Hon. Harold Dalson; Minister for Social Transformation, Local Government and Community Empowerment and Parliamentary Representative for Soufriere/ Fond St. Jacques, in the presence of Courts representatives, the SRDF, SSDF, members of the press and residents of Soufriere.

The donation to the Butcher family came on the heels of significant donations to the St. Lucia Renal Association and the St. Lucia Autistic Resource Centre; all geared towards improving the lives of those in need.

 

January 2014

Courts Provide Support to Flood Victims

Three days following the severe rains and high winds that caused extensive damage to the infrastructure of St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the Commonwealth of Dominica, Management of Unicomer (Saint Lucia) Limited trading as Courts St. Lucia  disclose their plans to provide support to those hardest hit in the Christmas Eve/Christmas Day disaster.

A Courts team comprising the company’s Marketing, Sales and Warehouse Departments along with the media on Friday December 27th, visited residents of Bexon and Canaries in an effort to provide emergency relief supplies in the form of water, mattresses and food to over forty persons recognized by Red Cross officials as those in most dire need of assistance. The trip had as its primary purpose, the objective of ensuring that Courts staff and their families, residing in Bexon and Canaries, were ok.  Friday’s visit also saw the handover of emergency supplies by Courts, to the local resident NEMO official in an effort to provide comfort and aid to the men and women most severely affected by the torrential rains and flooding on December 24th and 25th. Courts has also donated food, 24 mattresses and 48 pillows through the respective Nemo officials in Canaries with plans to provide further support in the near future. Despite the fact that staff became very emotional during the visit, they were committed to bringing solace to the affected, providing a leaning hand and listening tentatively to all issues.

Courts OECS Managing Director Mr Derek Luk Pat and the Courts OECS and local management teams will pioneer a project in the coming days that will aid in the relief of hundreds of flood victims in St. Lucia, Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The Credit team will continue to work assiduously to ensure that all customers with any form of complaint, whether it is electrical or furniture receive assistance. Courts Ready Finance Gold and Silver Account Customers are reminded that damage or loss protection is included in your payment. Come in to your nearest Courts location or call us today at 457 8100.  

The company sympathizes with all persons affected by the Christmas Eve/Christmas Day disaster. We will continue to make it our responsibility to provide an interminable effort to assist as many victims as possible, guaranteeing every bit of assistance which we can contribute. 

 

 
 

October 2014

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!

Courts Bringing Value Home

(Centre) - Dean Bedeau - Left) Shanda Francis, (Right) Asharie Wrensford
 

 

Unicomer OECS Managing Director with Dean Bedeau
 

 

Courts OECS Competition Finalist
 

Micoud Resident wins Courts $18,000 Dream Room makeover!

The company’s just ended “FRIGIDAIRE PROMOTION” gave one person purchasing any Frigidaire product during the promotion, a chance to win an $18,000 dream room makeover, choosing products of their choice. That person is Mr Victor Delices, a 50-year old resident of Cazuka Micoud.

The elated Mr Delices, who was called live on RCI was lost for words and he expressed his gratitude to Courts and Frigidaire for his extremely generous prize. He was no time in selecting his new products, from Courts, to make his dream room a reality. He sort to makeover his living room, selecting a Panasonic Music System, Acer Touchscreen Laptop, Samsung 46” LED TV, Chicago 3 piece suite, LG Home Theatre System and much much more. He also selected a few pieces of bedroom furniture to upgrade his bedroom. What an exciting opportunity this was for the differently able winner, making his home just a bit more comfortable for him. Courts is proud to partner with the world’s best brands, Frigidaire, to continue to add value to the lives of customers. Congratulations Mr Delices!

You too can transform your home with products from Courts. With everyday low prices, cash or credit, flexible repayment terms, you choose to suit your needs; widest range of products, and the best quality brands, there’s something to suit your taste, style and budget. Stop by a location convenient to you and ask about our latest promotions and offers; our Customer Service Representatives are waiting to assist you.

Don’t forget to visit us on facebook at facebook.com/courtsstlucia or add us on BBM on 296ADCC6; we’d love to hear from you.

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