(Press release) Basseterre, St. Kitts – The 50th anniversary celebration of the St. Kitts Nevis Anguilla Trading and Development Company Limited (TDC) officially began on Sunday 5th February 2023, with a Thanksgiving Service, at the Antioch Baptist Church.
The grand occasion marking the significant milestone featured presentations in song, dance, and a sermon from staff members across the diversified Group.
In his address to mark the golden anniversary, Chairman Earle Kelly gave the impressive details of the company’s start-up and growth and paid tribute to the promoters Warren Tyson, Michael King, Jacques Cramer, and Mary Moore, who were joined by Dr. Arthur Lake and Mr. Samuel Hunkins to be the first directors.
The Chairman also highlighted the company’s enormous social contribution principally in education with the Warren Tyson C Memorial Scholarship Fund, which began in 1981, and has contributed to the education of over 250 students in the Federation. He noted with pride that one the most outstanding Warren Tyson Scholars, is the current Prime Minister, the Honourable Dr. Terrance Drew.
The Company also provides scholarships for university study by non-employees through the Michael King Scholarship Grant. Internally, the Michael King Advanced Scholarship Fund has funded education for many members of its staff up to Master’s degrees as well as professional designations such as C.P.A, for Accountants, and C.I.A. for Auditors.
In Sports, the company has been the principal and named sponsor of the TDC Inter-School Track and Field Championships for forty five (45) years, and the TDC Runako Morton Primary School Cricket Tournament for twenty seventy (27) years.
Chairman Kelly closed his remarks with the announcement that there will be a calendar of yearlong activities, which will be held under the theme: “Your Neighbour. Your Partner. Your Future.”