Unicomer OECS Provides Aid to its St. Vincent & The Grenadines Teams and Pledges Support to the Local Community
Castries, St. Lucia, 12-04-2021: Unicomer (Saint Lucia) Limited advised of the closure of its in-store retail operations to include Courts, Ready Cash, RadioShack & Servitech, on the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, as of Friday, April 9th, 2021 until further notice. The closure was in response to the Le Soufriere volcanic activity on the island.
Unicomer, OECS, Managing Director, Mr. Vincent Gordon shared, “We have been closely monitoring the activity on the island. As the situation escalated, our immediate priority was the safety of our teams. Once we were notified of the deteriorating conditions, our disaster response committee on island acted quickly to minimize their exposure. We are pleased to report that we are in direct communication with every member of staff, and that our staff is safe.”
Mr. Gordon also noted that while care packages have been delivered to the local team, it will be just a stop-gap measure. “We are especially concerned about our team’s access to potable water and respiratory protection at this time. To this end, we are arranging a larger scale intervention for our valued staff, whose courage has been tested in so many ways this year,” he continued.
Recognizing that there will also be a need for greater engagement by corporate partners to sustain the local community; Mr. Gordon advised that Unicomer is determining the most effective way to support the National Emergency Management Organization or other credible charities. “We stand willing and ready to assist the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines,” remarked Mr. Gordon.
Regarding the reopening of its in-store retail activity in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Mr. Gordon expressed that they will be guided by the relevant authorities. In the interim, customers may access all Courts products and services via the Shopcourts.com website, to include purchases and payments.
For more information and updates, visit www.shopcourts.com or follow Courts Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on social media.
Photo Caption: St. Vincent Team prepares care packages for team members.
ABOUT UNICOMER GROUP
The Unicomer Group operates in 26 countries from its headquarters in El Salvador, and has over 15,000 employees. The company offers its customers the widest and most modern line of products and financial services across the countries of operations. The retail brands of Unicomer include Courts, Courts Optical, Ready Cash, Ashley Furniture HomeStore, RadioShack, Lucky Dollar and Servitech.
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UNICOMER GROUP VOLUNTEERS PARTICIPATE IN THEIR SECOND VOLUNTEER WEEK TO BRING VALUE TO THE COMMUNITIES WHERE THEY OPERATE
Unicomer Group knows that working for a better world is the responsibility of all those who make up society, in this sense the group promotes the active participation of its employees in the development of their communities. On this occasion they carried out the Second Volunteer Week which seeks to improve the lives of thousands of people through different activities that will be taken on by volunteers.
This year the Volunteer Week consists of three activities which will be developed with the support of more than 25 volunteers from Unicomer Group.
The volunteers will embark on painting the entire Night Shelter at Rose Place and made a further donation of folding beds to outfit the rooms that will be made available to persons who will benefit from this project. This shelter is operated by the Catholic Church (Ladies of Charity organization). It is their hope to provide accommodation to at least 6 persons nightly. Volunteers will also cook and fed the homeless that come for daily lunches for two days. Approximately 75 less fortunate persons visit the Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen every day for a hot meal.
The Lewis Punnett Home residents will enjoy a visit on Thursday 9th March by a group of Unicomer Volunteers who will present them each with a personal gift bag. The institution will receive folding tables and chairs to make recreational seating more comfortable for the over 76 persons that call the institution home. Unicomer staffers will interact with the elderly through song and games and bring some much needed cheer at this time.
The third project is to establish a library for the Salvation Army Home for Children in Pembroke. An erection of bookcases and study desk to provide a comfortable environment and, further encourage the young children to explore the world of books through reading, will be done. This visit will also give the staff an opportunity to interact with the children through games and fun activities. Approximately 20 children are housed at this facility that is established to place children that come from dysfunctional families.
Volunteer Week is executed in the 24 countries where the Group operates, involving more than 1,500 volunteers, who work in the construction of houses, revitalization of schools and public spaces, improving the lives of thousands of people and creating social value for the communities.
Unicomer Group is concerned for the development of the communities and their employees, and with these volunteer projects it manages to impact the lives of its public in a positive way.
ABOUT UNICOMER GROUP
Unicomer Group was founded in 2000, when it acquired the retail operations in Central America of the Dutch multinational CETECO and is formed by several chain stores including Courts, which offer the consumer a wide selection of electronic products, appliances and furniture. After 17 years, Unicomer Group is consolidated as one of the most important Salvadoran corporations, with a presence in Central America, South America, the Caribbean and the United States.
Unicomer Group is a company that operates 24 countries from El Salvador, where the Salvadoran vision is present through its headquarters, with more than 15 thousand direct employees and offering its customers the most extensive and modern product line of the Home to credit. With the mind focused on its customers, Unicomer Group seeks to offer a range of added values to help you obtain credit for those looking to start a business. Therefore, it gives the opportunity to micro and small entrepreneurs offering them attractive financing plans that they could not obtain in traditional ways.
Social Responsibility is one of the priorities for Unicomer Group, developing programs and initiatives that contribute to improve the quality of life of its collaborators and communities, working opportunities that generate social, economic and environmental value. Social value is generated with programs that support education, such as infrastructure improvements, academic reinforcement programs, donation of desks, eye glasses, among others. In addition, they support the development of vulnerable populations with programs that contribute to ensuring a good quality of life. In economic value, they support the growth of Small and Medium sized businesses with programs that provide management tools to grow their business. In environmental value, it seeks to reduce the environmental footprint with programs of correct recycling of electrical and electronic waste.
COURTS DONATE TO NBC RADIO 705
An official handover was done today, Wednesday 22nd February 2017, to Colville Harry of NBC Radio 705 by Courts Commercial Officer Lisa Veira. A request was made by the station to help reintroduce their outside broadcast of “Community Voices” which started in 2010, which is a series of programmes which showcases the cultural, social, spiritual and cultural life in various communities throughout St Vincent & the Grenadines. Due to loss of their sound system earlier last year they were unable to complete and continue the series.
Courts was able to step in and donate Technical Pro self powered speakers to assist with this non commercial activity that will be aired every Saturday morning for an hour on the station. “We are pleased to be able to afford listeners- both home and abroad the opportunity to tune in to and be inspired by these community stories. NBC Radio and Courts have a long standing relationship and we are more than pleased to have this grow through these programmes” stated Veira.
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FOUR LUCKY WINNERS IN “LETS GO PROMOTION”
As Peak 1 promotion comes to an end, four lucky persons walked away with smiles and their pockets fuller. This campaign dubbed “The Season is here” ran from September 23rd and ended on October 26th. Customer shopping during this period had the chance to pay Nothing Down and Nothing Until January 2017. Free gifts were also given to all furniture transactions.
Casseta Samuel Bute of Diamond Village won her Woodhouse purchase free having chosen the Carlisle chair set for her home. Mrs Bute was very elated as she “never won anything in her life before’. The Diamond Village resident promises that this is not her last purchase and encourages other persons to shop at Courts.
Vilma Samuel Glasgow – a customer since the days of Geddes Grant won her dining purchase free after setting her eyes on the Kayla 5pc dining. She was also very happy to have received the call stating that she was eligible for a full refund of her purchase as she had done a cash transaction.
Mikalla Knights was our third winner as she won her Esmeralda wardrobe free as part of the promotional offer. Hailing from Sion Hill, she explained that she was glad to have made Courts her place of choice for her furniture needs.
The biggest winner was $8000 richer compliments Whirlpool Loads of Cash offer. Pamela Sam of Edinboro claims it was fate that she had won, as she said from the minute she made her purchase, she prayed that her name could be picked. “I am speechless… this is a wonderful feeling. I am thankful to Courts for putting me in a better situation financially”. Persons had to buy any Whirlpool product to be eligible for the draw.
Courts thank all our customers who took part in this first Christmas promotion, and encourages Vincentians to look out for our new campaigns that get even better as the Season gets closer.
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KAYLEE BELIEVES SHE CAN DO IT
Kaylee Robertson, this country’s candidate for the 2016 edition of the Courts OECS Reading Competition, says that she believes that she can bring home the elusive trophy to St Vincent and the Grenadines.Nine year-old Kaylee, a student of the Stubbs Primary School, earned the right to represent her country at the competition, slated for St Kitts & Nevis this year, when she won the local leg of the event last week Friday at the Peace Memorial Hall in Kingstown, defeating six other schools in the process. The Kingstown Preparatory School’s Kaige Cruickshank placed second, while Azaria Commissiong of the Windsor Primary School came third.
Kaylee said that she is nervously looking forward to the regional finals.“I feel a little afraid but I think I can do it this time. I think I can win and bring home the trophy. If I win I will jump and hug my mom and I will be so happy,” excited Kaylee said in an interview after Friday’s event.The youngster is not the only person hoping for a regional win, local organizers are hoping that the Vincentian drought would come to an end, since St Vincent and the Grenadines has not won the event since it began eight years ago.
Officials felt that previous local finalists came extremely close to winning the title, and hope that Kaylee can break the spell, and “bring home the bacon” for her country. Kaylee credited her teacher Miss George and her mother, who inspired her, for the victory, and thanked Courts for the opportunity to represent her country. She was also thankful for the support she received from her school mates and her school, and especially excited about the prizes won, which includes: A smart Phone from Flow, A Tablet from Searchlight Newspaper, $2000, along with other prizes from Better brands, St Vincent Brewery (Vitamalt), Jujube Bookstore and OSV.
Kaylee said that she thought the competition was good, and enjoyed both reading pieces; a narrative, and a news report. She indicated that she will be taking preparations for the regional finals seriously, and that she is very “happy and excited” about winning and going overseas.
“I am actually going to spend some extra time reading, and spend time with the teacher and stay back at school in the evenings, Kaylee said. Courts Commercial Officer Lisa Veira, thanked all the participants especially the sponsors for making this event a tremendous success. “We are advocates for reading. We want to eradicate illiteracy one student at a time,” she stressed. It is the company’s dream to develop the youngsters and remove any obstacles for their achievement through this programme.
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BEDDING MONTH RECIPIENTS
As the month of September comes to a close, Courts St Vincent Ltd was delighted to hand over to the recipients of the Bedding promotion – their prizes.
Mr Duan Ferdinand from Rose Hall, won himself a mattress full of cash ($2000) after not making a purchase with us for over 3 years. Mr Ferdinand was one of the persons who was contacted during our special Customer Appreciation event held earlier in the month. Customers shopping during this time had the opportunity of paying Nothing Down and Nothing until February 2017. A male nurse at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, Mr Ferdinand was extremely elated when contacted. He has no immediate plans for his winnings but assured us that he will be back before year end to make another purchase
Project Pink’s PRO Laferne Fraser was also presented with a cheque for $4500 as part of Courts contribution to their organisation. Part proceeds from every mattress sale done in September went towards this NGO that works closely with cancer stricken victims and families of those affected by the disease. “We thank Courts beyond words for choosing us as the recipient of this donation. This disease is an expensive one and we are really hoping that a cure is found soon so that we can, once and for all, eradicate it. We wish the company all the very best especially as they head into their Christmas season. We also look forward to many more partnerships like this in the future”.
Commercial Officer, Lisa Veira thanked the recipients and assured them that this is not the last time Courts would be congratulating winners or making donations. “We truly appreciate the work that Project Pink is doing for Vincentians and we hope that we can do more for this NGO in the future. You haven’t heard the last from us. We would like to work closely with organisations like this to make an impact in the communities but moreso in the lives of individuals”.
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COURTS BEDDING MONTH
As the month of September came to a close, we had a series of winners that benefited from the promotion.
Project Pink an NGO that works closely with Cancer survivors and their families will receive a cheque for $4500. Every mattress sold during the month, part of the proceeds went towards the organisation. Courts was very humbled to partner with such a fantastic group that does so much for persons stricken with this disease.
Another lucky person that walked away happy was Mr Duan Ferdinand of Rose Hall who won himself a mattress full of cash which amounted to $2000 ECD. Customers shopping during the bedding campaign and making a mattress/bed purchase had a chance to enter in the draw. Mr Ferdinand whose last purchase was in February 2013 was elated when called about his winnings. He has no immediate plans for the money but thanked Courts for the much needed cash that according to him” will always come in at a good time”. He encourages other persons to shop at Courts and take part in the promotions citing that the next winner could be YOU!!
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September climaxed with our Sleepathon competition where 7 persons took part for a chance to win $1500. The participants were Monique Lampkin (winner), Jeremiah Mc Kie (second place), Mark Roach (third place), Lenox Browne, Eboni Burgin, Olivia Lanferman, and Hannah Felix. A series of challenges were presented to see who would be the last person “sleeping” on the bed. Monique Lampkin who hails from Campden Park could not hide the excitement when she realised she had won. “I think Courts is doing a great job getting persons interactive with the products they sell. It’s not the first competition I have entered with the company and it wouldn’t be the last. The funds are going directly to purchasing school books for my children that I was not able to get when the school term started. Thanks a million for the opportunity. I wish the company continued success in all its endeavours”
COURTS LAUNCHES READING COMPETITON IN SPRING VILLAGE
The finalists for the 8th edition of the local leg of the Courts OECS Reading Competition will be selected this week.The seven students will be selected from the 65 primary schools in St. Vincent and the Grenadines that were involved in preliminary competition all week long, at the Ministry of Education’s Curriculum Unit in Kingstown.
The students competed in eight zones: Grenadines, Kingstown, North Leeward, South Leeward, Georgetown, Union, Marriaqua and Calliaqua.On Thursday last week, Courts launched this year’s competition, at the Spring Village Methodist School, home of last year’s national winner Joelle Campbell.
Campbell, who celebrated her 10th birthday on the same day, said during a school assembly that the occasion was a glorious one for her. She thanked Courts and the Ministry of Education for the opportunity to represent St Vincent and the Grenadines on the regional stage, and wished her school’s next competitor Leah Millington the best of luck during the preliminaries.
Education Officer Albena Jack, who was present at the launch, used the opportunity to commend Campbell for her performance at the finals, which she described as flawless. Although Campbell did not win, Jack indicated that the student did her best and that all of St Vincent and the Grenadines should be proud of her effort.
Courts Commercial Manager Lisa Veira also praised and thanked Campbell, as well as the Ministry of Education for making the event, which is in its 8th year a success. Veira, like many others, are hoping that St Vincent and the Grenadines would finally be able to bring the title to these shores.
This year’s finals will to take place on October 14 at the Peace Memorial Hall, with the regional finals taking place in Nevis later that month.
COURTS AND PROJECT PINK
Courts St Vincent limited – the Caribbean’s leading retailer of the most comfortable and affordable Bedding items - will be this year throwing its support behind the Project Pink SVG initiative.
The furniture, appliance, electronics and optical provider will make a donation to the charitable organization, which promotes cancer awareness and treatment in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
“We are pleased to be aligned with Project Pink, as cancer can affect anyone, including our own families, staff members and customers, and we are glad to know that Courts is playing a part to fight cancer in this way,” Courts Commercial Manager Lisa Veira indicated.
“We look forward to working with this group and helping whichever way we can to put cancer in its place,” Veira added.
In its “Sleepy Days Ahead” bedding promotion to support the campaign, Courts will donate a portion of every mattress sold to the organization, with the hope of raising over $5000.
Customers are also in for a treat with this promotion, as they can pay Nothing down and Nothing to pay for 90 days. Customers will also get free pillows and bed sheets with their purchases.
One lucky customer will also win a mattress full of cash with the purchase of any bedding from Courts.
WORLD CUP SOCCER
Despite Vincy Heat’s loss to the United States Men’s National Team in a FIFA World Cup qualifier, five customers of Courts St Vincent Limited said that the experience of being at the game was one to remember.
On Friday September 2, the five customers: John Williams, Enika Ross, Dianne Smart, Manson Cuffy and Elspeth Latchman, were on hand to witness the historic match, where Team SVG was defeated six nil by the USA.
The customers were accommodated by Courts in a private box, after winning tickets to the game through a Courts Promotion.
During the promotion, customers spending $999 or more on any furniture, appliance, electronics or optical service, became eligible for the draw, which took place the day before the match, which took place at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex.
The winners were treated to drinks and snacks, and of course the comfort of viewing the match from a private box.
After the game, although they were disappointed with the results, the customers said that they were pleased to be able to view the game, and thanked Courts for the opportunity to do so.
The customers noted that the privilege might have been a once in a lifetime opportunity, and were grateful for the experience.
Courts Commercial Manager Lisa Veira congratulated the winners for being a part of the promotion and making it to the game, and noted that many more surprises and opportunities await Courts customers, who make the store their home and health fittings provider of choice.”You never know what’s in store as a reward for shopping at Courts,” Veira said.
COURTS AT WORLD CUP FOOTBALL
When The World Cup qualifier match plays on Friday 2nd September, officials and dignitaries seated in the Presidential Suite of the complex will be enjoying the view in elegance as Courts St Vincent Ltd was selected to outfit and decorate the venue.
Courts St Vincent Ltd welcomes all visitors to our shores who will be attending the match and wish both teams (USA & SVG) all the best as they vie for the next round of the World Cup Road to Russia Competition.
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Jacob Wins Courts Fashionista Competition
Up and coming designer Jamal Jacob says he is feeling great after winning the Courts Fashionista Competition, for the second straight year.
The Mckies Hill resident says that winning the competition has added an extra boost to his confidence, and that the victory was a proud moment for him that he wanted to share with his supporters. “I must thank all the people who have been standing by me, starting with the Father above, and my team of Tellia, Shane, Joannes, Rondine, Miss Clouden and especially my mom and grandmother, and all my fans out there. “Their support has inspired me and I look forward to moving on to greater things in the future.”
Jacob, whose piece captured the imagination of the judges and the hundreds of persons who flocked the Courts showroom floor to get a view of the 12 pieces that were paraded last Thursday, also thanked Courts for giving him the opportunity to showcase his talent to the public.
The dress, modeled elegantly by Rondine Browne was inspired by the Claude furniture line, which is available exclusively at the Furniture/Appliance/Electronics and Optical store.
Jacob said he decided to defend his title after winning last year, because he wanted more people to see his creative skills.
He said he hopes to move on to bigger things, and is not sure about next year, because he wants to give others a chance to shine. “My advice to young and upcoming designers like me is to be brave. I know you have the talent so you need to show it.” The self-taught designer said that he has been designing and making clothing for the past three years, after looking at his friends design and sew, and asking questions and getting help from acquaintances.
For winning the competition Jacob received $2500, along with other prizes, with Chenise Hendrickson placing second, and Owen Paul third. Jacob believes that Courts Fashionista Competition is a great way to have designers showcase their abilities with little to no pressure. He praised Courts for the opportunity that the show is giving persons like him, and says he looked forward to the event continuing long into the future. Courts Commercial Manager Lisa Veira congratulated Jacob and the 11 other designers who took part in the competition, and indicated that the event was a successful one, mainly for highlighting the talent of Vincentians.
“We at Courts are happy to be able to create an avenue for talented Vincentians to show their abilities. This is just one way in which we do it and by all accounts, it is very successful,” Veira said.
“Courts thanks all the participants and their teams, the judges and of course the many persons who came in and supported them and us in this venture,” Veira added.
Courts St Vincent is bringing an added valuable service to customers and shoppers around St Vincent and the Grenadines.
This week, the furniture, electronics, appliance and optical solutions provider announced that it is now offering sales financing, for customers to shop at a number of local partner vendors and retailers, from a minimum limit of $299 to a $30000 maximum.
Courts Commercial Manager Lisa Veira said that the initiative is geared towards Courts assisting its customers to purchase products and services that are not available at courts, without having to worry about making payments to these business associates.
“We are offering you our valued customers a chance to add value to your lives, by making it possible for you to purchase items not found on our showroom floors.”
“All you have to do is identify what you want or need at our partner vendor, and come to us to make a financing application.
Courts St Vincent is bringing an added valuable service to customers and shoppers around St Vincent and the Grenadines.
“Once that application is approved, we pay upfront the cost of the item to the business place, and the customer repays Courts on a monthly basis, according to our agreement,” Veira said.
Veira indicated that the partnership works well for all involved, giving customers increased buying power.
“We have realized that we are unable to service all of our customers’ needs within our four walls here at Courts, so we are giving them the opportunity to get more and do more by working with our partner vendors to provide the goods and services that they, our customers want and need.
The list of Courts partner vendors in this initiative consists: Adams Brothers Engineering, Cash Money Auto, Dekie’s Auto Zone, Express Data Systems Ltd, Fabric Plus, Fine Things, GCK Investments, St Vincent Jewellers,, Generl Importers, Haydock Insurances, Joche Moments, Metrocint Insurances, SVG Tire Sales and Services, The Trend-LEVI’S, General Hardware Supplies, Third Eye Security, Fanfare Events, Nightingale Book Shop and Lewis Auto World.
WE’RE READY FOR THE CATWALK
Thursday 25th August, the place to be is inside Courts St Vincent Ltd where the catwalk will be on fire as 13 upcoming local designers will vie for the coveted winnings and title of being awarded Courts Fashionista 2016. This year a total of 24 applications were received- the most ever since the competition started in 2014
The participants are as follows:
Dieta Tucker- Redemption Sharpes
Olecia Lynch – Layou
Solange Fernandez- Biabou
Jamal Jacob – Mc Kies Hill
Dahvana Providence- Old Montrose
Trecia Goddard- Richland park
Devon Clarke- Biabou
Julian Pollard- Redemption Sharpes
Chenise Hendrickson- Layou
RasAnn Seaton- Spring Village
Owen Paul- Campden Park
Anthony Bibby- Edinboro
Roger Brasil- Old Montrose
The winner walks away with $2500, second place $1000 and third place $500. Competition starts at 12pm and contestants will create a design that mirrors a furniture products that is highlighted in the Home Furnishings brochure.
We wish all the participants the best of luck.
Courts St Vincent Announces It's Frigidaire Shopping Spree Winners
Two lucky Courts customers on Wednesday this week shopped to their heart’s content during Courts’ Frigidaire Supermarket Spree promotion, which took place at CK Greaves Marketplace in Pembroke. Bequia resident Debra Davis and Venencia “Ann” Richardson of Peters Hope both got the opportunity to grab any product from the supermarket shelves up to the value of EC $2,700, in a space of two minutes. Davis, who purchased a microwave oven to qualify for the run, took to the aisles first, and during her dash accumulated just over $1400 in the two-minute window. The elated woman said that she was excited to qualify for the exercise, and was happy to be able to grab a number much needed items that she would not have ordinarily picked up on any ordinary shopping day. “I was kind of excited it was unbelievable because I never won anything from Courts.
“There were a couple of items I had on my list that I didn’t get but the things that I got, I am happy with that. I feel pretty good. Davis says she intends to continue shopping at Courts, and used the opportunity to encourage others to make Courts the store of choice. “I would like to thank Courts for giving me the opportunity to participate in this. I encourage others to shop at Courts because from time to time they give their customers the opportunity to take part in cool things like this,” Davis said.Richardson, a shopkeeper, qualified for the event after purchasing a refrigerator during the campaign. She was assisted by a family friend Anthony Brown, who made the run through the aisles on her behalf. Brown received a loud cheer form spectators at the supermarket, when he made his second trip down the aisle and headed to the supermarket’s liquor section, where he made the most of the second minute, by grabbing top shelf premium drinks.
At the end of the allotted time, the quick shopper was just short of the stipulated target. Robinson too expressed her excitement and gratitude at being selected for the event. “This is an amazing feeling for me because I have never won anything in my life,” Robinsons said. She added that she has always been a courts customer and was grateful to finally win something back from her favorite store. Courts commercial manager Lisa Veira congratulated both ladies for being picked as the finalists and for their efforts at the supermarket. She indicated that Courts was happy to give shoppers the opportunity to take home more than the items purchased in the store. Courts St Vincent has once again shown that the company brings value to its customers. We are giving them the opportunity to take home more than what we offer in store; we also add value to their homes and in extension their lives.”
Courts donates to WEFM Summer Challenge programme
Founded in 2014 by an employee at the radio station WE FM- Mr Damion Mc Tair, the overarching goal of the challenge is to respond to deficiencies in reading among a considerable amount of students attending secondary schools in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Although much work is being done, WE FM sought to come up with this challenge as a leading media entity in St Vincent to see how they could help to address the issue through an initiative which can bring about behavioural changes among young people.
Courts St Vincent Ltd has pledged partnership in this initiative which seeks to build better readers in our schools and by extention our communities.
“We applaud WE FM for the step they took in creating this great opportunity. Reading and Literacy are important issues. At Courts we look for ways to help our young people grow into great reading ambassadors. Every year Courts host its Annual Reading Competition, and we have seen the students who take part, grow from leaps and bounds and done exceptionally well in various aspects of their lives. We are happy to come on board with this project, and wish that more institutions can take a page and provide similar opportunities to our youth. Reading is food for the mind and soul” said Commercial Officer Lisa Veira.
A donation of an Alcatel tablet was handed over as the main prize for the competition.
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LATEST WINNERS AT COURTS
For the next three weeks, shoppers at the Optical department of Courts St Vincent Limited will have the opportunity to win a tablet.
Persons spending $499 or more on sunglasses, shades or other services, will be entered for a chance to win an Alcatel One Touch Pixi 3 tablet, one of the latest offerings from the leading producers of mobile handsets and tablets.
So far, two Courts customers have won prizes; they are Melanie Matthews and Wendol Sargeant.
An excited Matthews came in person to collect her new gadget, while Saegeant’s prize was collected by his sister.
In other exciting Courts news, debra Davis of Bequia and Venecia Richardson of Petershope are the winners of the Courts Frigidaire Supermarket Sweep, and will next week run the aisles of CK Greaves Supermarket, to grab up to $2,700 worth of grocery.
The winners purchased a Frigidaire item during the month long promotion to qualify for the draw
PUMPIN WITH COURTS FOR CARNIVAL
Two persons are the lucky recipients of complimentary tickets to attend one of the All Inclusive shows for the Carnival Season- compliments Courts St Vincent Ltd
Patience Providence and Aldrick Deshong would be attending PUMPIN All inclusive Fete at Flowt Beach Bar having answered the two questions posed on our Facebook page for the Carnival Trivia Competition.
We thank all those persons who took part and wish the all Vincentians a safe and happy Carnival 2016
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20 Courts St Vincent customers walk away with phablets this week, after purchasing MABE products from the furniture, appliance, electronics and eyewear supplier.
The customers took part in the month long Phabulous Phablet Giveaway campaign, which saw persons buying MABE products, cash or credit, entering in a draw to take home one of the devices; which is a cross between a phone and a tablet, hence the name.
On Friday 24th June, some of the winners came by to claim their prizes, which they indicated that they were happy to receive.
The shoppers said that they were grateful to Courts St Vincent to be able to take home more than their purchase, which was also at a competitive price.
The winners said that they intend to continue shopping at Courts, and would encourage others to do likewise.
Courts Commercial Assistant- Indra Grant said that the company is always happy to give back to its loyal customers.
She pointed out that throughout the year, Courts has been rewarding, and will continue to reward shoppers, with campaigns that gives them incentives to continue shopping at Courts.
The winners were James Lewis, Sheffique Joseph, Shakeila Lavia, Estina Sandy, Fidel Snagg, Clint Grant, June Huggins, Rosmond Adams, Calvert McFee, Grinnett Edwards, Francis Peters, Moriscia Foye, Ruth-Ann Lewis, Camelita Quashie, Rawdica Stephens, Leo VanBladel x 2, Patricia King, Valerie Hercules, and Arnold King.
COURTS WELCOME MS ST KITTS
As St Vincent celebrates the 31st anniversary of MISS CARIVAL which was first staged in 1985, the show this year promises to be a spectacular one as Super Star Marlon Roudette will be performing with his band.
As is customary , each year the contestants visit various business houses as part of their programme of activities. This year Courts hosted Ms St Kitts Orngel Erskine. She was given the opportunity to meet the members of staff as well as interact with the public. She indicated that she has a lot of fond memories to take back to her home island.
her home island. “We extend a warm welcome to Ms St Kitts to our shores and hope that she will return in the not too distant future. St Vincent is the perfect Paradise. We extend to her all best wishes for the show and hope she does her country proud” said Commercial Officer Lisa Veira
Indra Grant; Commercial Assistant was on hand to present a small token of our appreciation.
Courts donate to The Norma Keizer Scholarship Foundation
As part of its 20th Anniversary activities in 2015, Interative Media Ltd publishers of Searchlight newspaper, decided to honour the memory of the paper’s first editor, the late Norma Keizer who spent her entire public service career in the education sector.
To give effect to this decision, the Norma Keizer Foundation was established and registered as a distinct legal entity to provide scholarships to deserving students to attend secondary school and Community College.
In order to meet the need of assisting more students, a series of fund raising activities have been planned annually. The first for this year will take the form of a dinner that is scheduled for July 9th 2016 at the Cruise Ship Terminal . During the dinner a Chinese auction will take place as this will augment the dinner experience.
Courts St Vincent has taken the decision to donate an Alcatel Pixi tablet to assist in raising additional funds for this venture.
“The partnership with the NKSF will help our needy children achieve their dreams through the vehicle of education. We are happy to be able to make a small yet meaningful contribution to this annual affair” said Lisa Veira Commercial Officer
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Union Island native Roshik Mason is this year’s face of Courts Carnival promotion.
Mason, whose 2016 carnival offering “Dem Vincy” has been transformed into one of the catchiest Courts jingles to date, encourages shoppers to visit the Courts showrooms in Kingstown and Bequia for great offers during the carnival season.
Shoppers spending $999 or more are automatically entitled to ten per cent off their next purchase, cash or credit, and will be put in the carnival spirit with a free carnival pack for the Guinness Posse Monday band, which includes a t-shirt, drinks and lots of other goodies while on the road.
Shoppers also has the option of paying nothing down, and nothing for 90 days on 24 months or more credit purchases.
Mason considers the opportunity to be the face of the Courts Carnival campaign as a humbling experience, which he says he hopes to learn from and gain exposure
“It’s a good feeling to represent Courts in this way. This is a great platform for me to take off from and I intend to represent Courts to the best of my ability and hopefully this could lead to more support for me and my career,” Mason indicated.
Courts Commercial Manager Lisa Veira said that she believes the collaboration between Courts and Mason will do a lot for the promotion of the artiste and the company’s current promotion.
“We congratulate Mason for joining with Courts with his 2016 contribution for Vincy Mas. This is the first time we are partnering with an artiste who is not from mainland, and we are happy to incorporate the Grenadines by signing Mason.We see this as a perfect fit for what we are offering this carnival season, since his song and Courts are leading the way this carnival season. Courts and Mason joining forces are a fantastic combination and we hope to add value to the lives and entertainment of our customers for the carnival season and beyond,” Veira said.
COURTS ASSIST PETIT BORDEL YOUTH CLUB
Members of the Petit Bordel Police Youth Club held a luncheon for the elderly and shut-in of the community last Sunday 19th June at the NIS Retirement Home.
Twenty five persons were treated to lunch as were also presented with a small token of appreciation by the organisation.
Courts St Vincent was happy to be able to make a donation towards this event and supports the efforts of the youth in the community.
“Often we forget the aged and matured persons and the contribution they have made to society. We look forward to a fruitful partnership with PPYC and hope that the event was truly appreciated” said Lisa Veira Commercial Officer at Courts St Vincent Ltd
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COURTS SUPPORTS BEQUIA CARNIVAL
Furniture and Electrical superstore, Courts, has once again showed their support towards the local organisers of the Bequia Carnival Committee.
Last year Courts made a donation to the committee by way of various small domestic products that were given to the various winners in the different competitions. This year is no different as Commercial Manager – Lisa Veira has expressed the company’s commitment to supporting the Grenadine island that is trying to revamp their festivities.
Bequia’s Manager- Afranka Graham made the handing over of some of the prizes to organising members of the Committee who were very excited to have Courts partner with them for the third year.
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COURTS MAKES DONATION TOWARDS SPECIAL OLYMPICS FUNDRAISER
In collaboration with the National Sports Council and the Community College Division of Technical Education, a fundraising Solidarity Football match along with a raffle will be held on June 19th 2016 at the Calliaqua Playing Field. Funds realised from both events will be donated towards the Special Olympics Committee.
Members of the Special Olympics football team along with Government officials, national sportsmen and a few Soca artiste will take part in a fun game that will encourage and appreciate the skills of the specially challenged students
“This activity hits home to us as we have a member of staff who is hearing impared and is also part of the Special Olympics team that represented St Vincent last year in the Special Olympics in Atlanta. They are a unique group of individuals who remind us every day that disability is not what defines them” said Commercial Officer Lisa Veira.
An Alcatel pixie tablet was donated to members of the committee to be used as a prize in the raffle that takes place the same day of the football match.
“Courts has always been an institution that lends supports – especially to sports… we are happy to receive this donation” said Shemica Charles and Gary Miller who are interns from the Community College that is attached to the National Sports Council.
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DONATION TO ST MARTIN’S SCHOOL:
The St Martin’s Secondary School Modern Language Club was the latest recipient of a donation from Courts St Vincent Ltd.
Members of the organisation along with the Facilitator – Ms T’sah Farrell have organised a raffle to raise funds towards an educational tour to the Dominican Republic in August.
“We believe that immersion in the culture will help students break down the linguistic barrier and we are happy to make a donation to this cause” said Commercial Officer Lisa Veira.
CSR Karen George handed over an Alcatel Pixie table that would be used as the first place prize in the fund raising project to Tsah Farrell (Foreign Language Teacher0.
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June 1st – July 2nd is the period designated for the newest promotion that Courts St Vincent launches.
Customers shopping during this period and purchasing a Frigidaire product will be eligible to enter in the draw to win a 2 minute shopping spree at supermarket giants- CK Greaves and Co Ltd.
“Two lucky persons can walk away winners of $2700 each of groceries. There will be a winner from the mainland and the other from the Grenadines- so nobody is left out” said Lisa Veira – Commercial Officer at Courts.
The date scheduled for the shopping spree is tentatively set for July 7th. The winners will have a trolley dash where they can pick up random items in the supermarket aisles to the tune of $1000 USD each.
Frigidaire range varies from microwaves/fridges/stoves and prices start as low as $399.
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LONG SERVICE AWARDS
On Tuesday 24th May, 11 persons were awarded by Unicomer St. Vincent Limited in recognition of their years of dedicated service to the Company.
This year (2015/16 FY) the Company recognized:
- Karen George – 10 years
- Curtney James – 10 years
- Samantha Garraway – 10 years
- Kenny Campbell – 10 years
- Sabrinah Johnson – 10 years
- Rohan Slack – 15 years
- Nichol Delpeche – 15 years
- Donna Billingy – 15 years
- Bridgette Gould – 15 years
- Garvin Bailey – 20 years
- Berkley Roberts – 25 years
- Julia Evans – 25 years
We congratulate them on this milestone and thank them for their loyalty.
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COURTS SPONSORS FOOTBALL TEAM
When the Belfongo Football League commenced last Saturday 21st May, Fresh Football Team which was sponsored by Courts St Vincent Ltd was in full attendance.
“Courts is very much a part of developing sports in the community “ Commercial Officer Lisa Veira commented.
The 18 athletes who are part of the tem were very appreciative of the assistance as it is seen as a positive activity for young males in the community.
Manager of the Team Earl Haynes thanked Courts for coming aboard for this initiative and stated: “Courts is one company that has been supporting Sports and Culture here in St Vincent. They are doing a tremendous job”.
Courts St Vincent wishes the Team every success in the tournament and in all their future endeavours.
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School Teacher, Ancia Williams, Wins $8000 cash from Courts AND Whirlpool
A grade three teacher of the CW Prescott Primary school is the overall winner of the Courts and Whirlpool $8000 Loads of cash promotion. The announcement was made this morning by the company’s commercial officer, Ms Lisa Veira.
Ms Ancia Williams made a purchase of a Whirlpool washing machine to have qualified her for this promotion. The Courts Appliance campaign which culminated on the 14th of May featured the world’s best brands in Appliances at the most affordable prices.
In true Courts style, a team comprising the Commercial Officer, Ms Lisa Veira and Commercial assistant, Ms Indra grant made the grand visit to the school to present the Courts cheque to the winner. It was truly a celebration at the school and the winner, fellow colleagues and students jumped for joy upon hearing of the good fortune.
“I never won anything before – this is indeed a blessing” said Ms Williams.
“It is always a pleasure to reward our customers… this is the best part of the job. Changing people’s lives one customer at a time is what Courts is all about” commented Courts Commercial Officer, Ms Lisa Veira.
When asked what she would do with her winnings Ancia indicated that she wanted to pay off her bills at Courts and use the balance towards her dialysis treatments which she has to do twice per week.
Courts ST Vincent Ltd would like to thank our valued customers for making Courts their number one choice. We appreciate your support. Visit us on facebook at facebook.com/courtsstvincent. Shop online with us at shopcourts.com.
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MOTHER’S DAY WINNERS
Three lucky persons walked away winners in our Mother’s Day promotion which concluded last Saturday 7th May.
Nerissa Quashie and Neshie Hazell were recipients of tickets to a Mother’s Day Luncheon at Bequia Beach Hotel and Mrs Grinette Theresa Edwards won herself a Samsung S6 Smartphone.
Customers shopping on both cash and credit options over $999 were eligible to participate.
We thank these individuals for shopping and hope that they enjoyed their Mother’s Day winnings.
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20 COURTS CUSTOMERS WILL WIN BIG THIS MAY!!!!!
Are you in need of a top of the line Appliance to compliment your kitchen????? At Courts, we have the world’s best brands for you to choose from….
From now until the 31st of May, any customer who makes a purchase of a Mabe Appliance will get a chance to win a “Phabulous Phablet”. The Mabe brand has been an essential component of the wide range of Appliances available for purchase at Courts. Known and appreciated for offering quality gas cookers, refrigerators and microwaves, The Mabe brand is a popular choice for valued Courts customers.
Shop today and with the purchase of any Mabe appliance, you can win an Alcatel PIXI 4 Phablet; 20 Courts customers will win! Plus, customers who purchase and qualify for Courts Ready Finance pay absolutely “Nothing for 60 Days”. Shop online at www.shopcourts.com or like us on Facebook at facebook.com/courts.
At Courts, Everyone is a winner!
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FRIDAY’S REFLECTION AT COURTS
Customers at Courts SVG Ltd last Friday had a day full of treats in store last Friday April 29th
Apart from Ricci Cosmetics conducting instore demonstration, we also had Health Remedy showcasing their products.
Sampling of rotisserie chicken prepared using our SDA products, was also part of the day’s activities.
We concluded with a visit from the 8 contestants vying for the Ms SVG 2016 title ,who were photographed throughout the store enjoying the many ranges we carry.
At Courts there is never a dull moment- Vincentians can always look forward to exciting and innovative activities that showcase the exciting furniture/electrical products we stock.
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COURTS BEQUIA PRODUCT DEMO
Customers in our neighbouring Grenadine island of Bequia got a sample of various dishes while they shopped in store today.
Our new line of SDA products including the Elegento electric frying pan and Hologen oven as well as the new Tower pressure cookers were used in the food preparation to highlight how simple and easy it is to have meals ready for the table.
Chef Clement did a great job in cooking up the dishes while persons were treated to DJ music from our very own Danley Bacchus who highlighted the great combo deals we had on audio systems.
Afranka Hackshaw- Bequia Branch Supervisor was very happy with the turnout and the added footfall. She indicated that this is the beginning of many more events like this to create more awareness to the public on the specifications of our products.
A similar event will be held at the Kingstown branch this Friday 29th April where customers will be treated to samples of food prepared using our products. In addition contestants in the Ms SVG pageant will be in store during the hours of 1-2pm to interact with customers and staff/ take selfies/model some of our Optical lines. Two local entrepreneurs will also be in store showcasing their products. These include Kemora Layne of Health Remedy who sells a line of suppliments and healthy organic snacks that encourages healthy living. RICCI Cosmetics – which is a locally owned makeup company headed by Caricia Taylor will also be introducing their new line of Matte lipsticks to the public
All these along with music in store, giveaways on social media, and our current promotions (Appliance Challenge/TCL promotion/Sense of Style/ Mothers Day Lounge campaign) will certainly be great reasons to shop this Friday at Courts
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Courts Announces it's "Tweet to Win" Winners
In an effort to create awareness to our customers and the general public, Courts launched a campaign that was interactive. This offer was for Twitter and incorporated the Fitness Promotion which ended March 29th.
Persons were encouraged to “like”, “follow” “Share” and subscribe to our posts on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube for weekly prizes of an Alcatel Pixi tablet.Our winners were Eric Bascombe, Nancy Saul-Demers, Melissa Billingy and Carissa Ash.
COURTS DONATE TO ST VINCENT 7TH DAY ADVENTIST COMMUNITY SERVICES
Commercial Assistant Indra Grant handed over to Sr Sylvia Jack on Monday 18th April a cheque donation towards their annual ingathering campaign which is primarily used to garner funds towards it’s humanitarian efforts. The funds help to assist with medical/welfare and disaster relief projects as they seek to pursue the upliftment of humanity
Last year the organisation was able to assist with the Dominica Hurricane relief efforts by donating over $27000.
Commercial Officer- Lisa Veira commented :“We are happy to assist in building bridges of hope through this donation. We are cognizant that these are challenging times and that the needs become greater each year. Courts St Vincent takes its corporate social responsibility very seriously and we hope that this contribution can give assistance to some of the most crucial cases in our society”
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Unicomer (Saint Vincent) Limited, Trading as Courts, Celebrates Volunteer Week 2016
Two families are living more comfortable lives this week, thanks to the efforts of Courts St Vincent staff, through activities surrounding “Unicomer Volunteer Week 2016.”
Over the past week, Courts employees, went “above and beyond the call of duty” putting their expertise to work by upgrading the homes of Vincentians who were not in a position to do so for themselves. The work ranged from the installation of floor tiles to constructing an outside shower.
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.
Mrs Elizabeth Mars, a paralysed 62 year old resident of Calliaqua, had the good fortune of having her entire floor upgraded from vinyl to tiles by Courts. The company also replaced all windows in the house in an effort to make the Calliaqua resident’s living conditions more bearable. Mrs Mars was also the recipient of a brand new refrigerator, stove and dining set from Courts.
Another beneficiary of the Courts Volunteer Week initiative was Ms Gloria Rogers from Stubbs. The unemployed Ms Rogers had been struggling for a while to make ends meet as she had little to no access to running water or electricity. Members of staff, volunteers and community residents all came together to construct an external washroom facility for Ms Rogers and her family. This gesture was very well appreciated by the family.
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.
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APPLIANCE PROMOTION BEGINS AT COURTS
APPLIANCE PROMOTION BEGINS AT COURTS Beginning today April 1st , Customers of furniture, electronics, eyewear and appliance provider Courts St Vincent Limited, will have an opportunity to win fabulous prizes, with the purchase of major white goods.
Customers choosing from the wide range and brands of appliances can win trips, free appliances and of course cash, when they take part in this six week promotion, which promises to be one of the biggest campaigns of the year.
What’s more, in customary Courts style, shoppers can take advantage of fabulous offers, wow deals, combo deals and fantastic savings, and also have the option of paying nothing down, and would not have to make any payments for the next 60 days.
Each week, one lucky customer wins a ticket from regional airline LIAT to one of their destinations, with any appliance purchase of $999 and over.
Courts customers purchasing any item from the INDURAMA brand of products will receive a free electric kettle with their purchase, and any large appliance customer automatically gets free cleaning products from the Affresh line of cleaners.
Fans of the WHIRLPOOL brand of appliances stand a chance of winning $8000 cash, with the purchase of any WHIRLPOOL product.
The winner of this promotion will be selected through a draw, at the end of the campaign in May.
Persons who want to be a part of this promotion can get more information in a specially produced brochure, or visit the Courts stores in Kingstown and Bequia, where that they can speak to a Courts Customer Service Representative, who would be gladly willing to assist.
COURTS ASSISTS RURAL SCHOOLS
In an effort to enhance the school environment, two schools have benefitted from assistance from Furniture and Electrical superstore- Courts St Vincent Ltd.
On Monday 21st March, 2016 Mr Adonis Charles (Head Teacher Barrouallie Anglican Primary School) and Medica Jones (Principal Kingstown Government School) both received cash donations that are intended to improve and develop the learning atmosphere at the institutions.
Both individuals indicated that they were indeed overwhelmed with Courts coming on board to assist. They indicated that this is a welcomed start to the projects they intend to undertake.
Courts Commercial Manager – Lisa Veira, was happy that Courts could partner with these schools. Education is one area that the company takes very seriously and any assistance that can be given in that field is always considered.
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March Mad Dash Day of Winners
March Mad Dash in store competition continued today with two winners walking away extremely happy.
Prizes for giveaway were Cuisinart stainless steel pasta set valued at $499 as well as a cash prize of $250
In addition our Tweet to Win champion - Mr Eric Bascombe was very overwhelmed today when he came in to claim his prize of an Alcatel pixie tablet valued at $300 from Commercial Assistant Indra Grant.
Lose to Win weigh-ins also continued today for customers who purchased selected gym equipment during our Fitness Promotion that concludes March 26th. Mrs Eileen Gibson who had lost a total of 18lbs since the campaign started, lost an addition 2 pounds this week as she came to collect her $40 cash winnings. She was full of high praises for the promotion and encourages other persons to get on track with a healthy lifestyle as this can increase your longevity tremendously.
Live music in store coupled with a health booth set up by Nature Remedies complimented the day.
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COURTS DONATES TO BEQUIA SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
The Sunshine School for Children in Bequia- which is a privately operated institution- will be hosting a Bingo this weekend March 12th to assist in the day to day functioning of the school.
The funds derived from this activity will give the 28 children that attend the school, an opportunity to obtain goals achievable to the various physical and mental disabilities.
Courts St Vincent was happy to come on board to partner with them in this venture and donated prizes to the Principal – Mrs Joanna Stowe valued at over $400 (George Foreman grill/Elegento kettle and Black & Decker iron)
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March Madness In Store Activity at Courts a Huge Success!
Courts St. Vincent Limited launched the company’s primary promotion for the month of March dubbed “March Madness” on Saturday March 5th. The promotion which is characterized by amazing deals on selected items across the store will see customers paying absolutely “Nothing Down and Nothing to Pay until Mother’s Day.”
As part of this very exciting promotion, the company has announced plans to host an instore activity every Friday until the end of the promotion geared at promoting a fun and lively atmosphere in store. The Courts “Mad Dash” activity is really a creative way of encouraging interaction and synergy at the company’s flagship stores. A horn will be blown for 30 seconds and the person who collects the most tags at that specified time will walk away with amazing prizes to include cash and other gifts from Courts.
Friday March 11th activity was very well received by the general public. The two winners for the activity were:
Jofari Robertson - $250 Cash
Eboni Burgin - Alcatel One touch Smartphone valued at $399
The participants really loved this gesture by Courts. Mr Robertson eagerly expressed his desire to place his winnings towards his Courts bill; a true Courts customer.
The company also launched a Fitness campaign geared at promoting and increasing the awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Customers who qualify are invited to return to a Courts store to weigh – in for the “Lose to Win” promotion. Every pound lost by a Customer will result in that customer receiving $20 cash from Courts. Ms Melissa Veira lost four pounds and was the recipient of eighty dollars cash, Ms Nicole Adams received $40 for the 2lbs she lost. Management of Courts also saw it fitting to include a demonstration aspect to this in store activity by inviting Ms Kemora Layne of Nature Remedies in-store to highlight and recommend healthy food options that can aid in customer’s goal for optimum health. This initiative was extremely well received by customers who took that opportunity to ask questions and learn how to change and/or revise their current meal plans.
Remember, The Next “Mad Dash” activity will take place on March 18th and you don’t have to be a Courts customer to participate. We look forward to welcoming you!
Congratulations Once Again to All our Winners!!!
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Hrishikesh Srinivasan is the New Courts OECS Reading Champion
Ten year old, St. Kitts and Nevis student, Hrishikesh Srinivasan, has won the seventh annual Courts OECS Schools Reading Competition. The competition which was held on March 3rd 2016 in Dominica saw national champions from Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines competing for a chance at walking away with $5000 cash for themselves and $5000 cash for their school.
The National Courts OECS Reading Competition Finalists were:
Arianna Mercier - St. Lucia,
Jazz Dias – Antigua
Shekinah Campbell – St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Hrishikesh Srinivasan – St. Kitts and Nevis
Madannah Auguiste – Dominica
Eden Otway - Grenada
“This year’s competition was a very keenly contested one and it shows that our students are getting better and better every year. This is why, we as judges will have to review the reading levels when selecting the material for the competition moving forward. This shows that the Courts Schools Reading Competition is indeed assisting in the fight against illiteracy in schools.” said Angella Mariatte – Head Judge.
Each student was given the same narrative to read and a different Country news piece at the competition. It is with great pride that we at Courts commend each National finalist for such a phenomenal and high level performance at the Courts OECS Schools Reading Competition. Although all the National finalists’ read remarkably well, it was Hrishikesh Srinivasan from St. Kitts and Nevis, with his impeccable reading abilities that captured the coveted title of “Courts OECS Reading Champion 2015” and $5000 cash for himself.
Walking away with the Second Runner Up trophy and $3000 cash was St. Vincent and the Grenadine’s very own, Shekinah Campbell.
Ms Jazz Dias from Antigua and Barbuda placed third and walked away with $2000 cash. All other participants received $1000 cash as a token of appreciation for their participation.
Courts will also be presenting each participant with a laptop for their participation in the competition… 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners each received a smartphone from Digicel and other equally amazing prizes from our valued partners.
The eighth annual Courts OECS Reading Competition finals will be held in St. Kitts in October this year where our reigning champion, Hrishikesh Srinivasan hails. Eight and nine year olds from across the OECS are encouraged to participate in the preliminary rounds of the competition for a chance at being crowned the “Courts OECS Reading Champion 2016.”
The Management and Staff of Courts OECS would like to thank the Ministries of Education across the OECS, Ministry Officials, Parents, Teachers and Schools who have supported this initiative from inception. Without you, this competition would not have been successful.
To our prospective finalists – see you in St. Kitts this year!
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Joelle Campbell to Represent St. Vincent at the Courts OECS Schools Reading Competition in Dominica
St. Vincent’s very own, Joelle Campbell will proudly represent the nation at the Courts OECS Schools Reading Competition in Dominica tomorrow Thursday 3rd March. The nine year old is a student of the Spring Village Methodist Primary School and is also the National Courts St. Vincent Schools Reading Champion.
The company launched a schools competition in 2009 in an effort to join in the fight against illiteracy in schools. This initiative forms part of the company’s corporate social responsibility which is primarily geared at providing interminable service to the wider Vincentian populace.Joelle will be competing against national champions from Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Lucia.
“Over the past seven years, Courts OECS has launched a competition specially targeting students between the ages of eight and nine years old. As business leaders, we proudly support the world wide fight against illiteracy in schools especially among our beloved youth. We see this competition as a platform where young readers can get the opportunity to represent their school, district and by extension their nation, to the best of their ability. The Ministry of Education has commended our efforts with an award for excellence in the Education sector. Come Thursday, Joelle will compete for a chance at walking away with $5000 for herself plus $5000 for her school if she is victorious. As a national champion, Joelle will also receive a brand new laptop from Courts apart from the special gifts she would have received from our partners.”
We at Courts would like to take this opportunity to wish all of the participants the best of luck on Thursday. The company would like to take this opportunity to thank the Ministries of Education in the Countries where we operate for their unwavering support over the years. A big thank you to the teachers, principals, parents and family members of the our national participants; with you, this competition would not be a success.
Please be reminded that the finals can be viewed live at ComeSeeTV on Thursday March 3rd at http://www.live.comeseetv.com/event/109/7th-annual-oecs-reading-competition/. Please be sure to tune in and support our National champion as she tries her best to bring home the trophy.
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COURTS DONATES TO CHURCH OUTREACH PROGRAMME
The New testament Church of God in Kingstown can now better serve the needs of the communities in the surrounding areas through their outreach programme thanks to a gracious donation of a Mabe 30” cooker from Courts St Vincent Ltd
The stove that was handed over to Pastor Sydney Bute (Secretary/Treasurer) by Courts Commercial Assistant Indra Grant was well received by the institution.”The Church teaches various skills to young people such as meal preparation – this will come in very useful”.
Ms Grant said that she hopes the donation will adequately fulfil the needs of this programme and commended the church for projects such as this to get the youth more involved in community activities.
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Courts shopper Glendeen Ballantyne is the winner of the 2016 Courts Valentine’s Day Campaign.
The Green Hill resident won herself a romantic Valentine’s Day gift basket, which included a spa treatment for two compliments the Bamboo Spa, chocolates, a bottle of wine, among other gifts that suit the occasion.
Ballatyne, a member of the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force purchased a Front loading washer, to qualify for and ultimately win the campaign.
Ballantyne was elated to win the prize, and become the latest Customer of the furniture and appliance, eyewear and electronics store to benefit from shopping at Courts.
Courts customers can look forward to new and exciting promotional campaigns soon, as the company continues to reward them for shopping at Courts.
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Furniture, Electronics, Eyewear and Appliances provider Courts St. Vincent Limited is showing love for its customers past the Valentine's Day Celebrations
The entire month of February has been designated Credit Month, as Courts emphasizes the credit services provided to the public, and the requirements for accessing these services, under the theme: “Credit for everyone, coverage in an eventuality.”
Last week Thursday, an awareness outreach exercise took place under ‘the almond tree’ on the Grenadine island of Bequia, where Courts staff educated customers on the various credit services available to them.
Customers were also treated to goat water bar-b-q meals.