Events 2015 Caribpix 

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Reverend  Dr. Von Watson  of St.Mary's Church giving the Opening prayers at right is master of Ceremony Ms. Gaynelle  Marshall

Launch of the Courts " Dare to Dream " Scolarship fund  with a check for $30,000.00 being presented by Managing Director Mrs. Trisha Tannis to   the Dean in the Faculty of Social Sciences  ( U.W.I ) Dr. Justin Robinson.

A former Board Member of Courts, Mr Alex Tasker, now Senior Vice President Business Development at the Insurance Corporation of Barbados ( ICBL ) ( second from right ) with staffers of Courts ( Unicomer Ltd. )

Managing  Director  Mrs. Trisha Tannis ( at left )  with Ms. Ramona Boyce and  her prize cheque  of $50,000.00. She was the Grand Prize Winner in the Barbados Courts Christmas Wishing Well Promotion.

The Managing Direstor made these remarks "  I cannot express these sentiments of thanks to employees without acknowledging Mr. Oscar Moore, who has faithfully served with Courts as an employee for its 50 years of existence.  We must applaud Oscar for this stellar and unparalleled contribution." ..........................................................................Mr. Moore   having been in the  employ of Courts from its inception, in discussion with Managing  Director  Mrs. Trisha Tan

Mr Alex Tasker, Senior Vice President Business Development at the Insurance Corporation of Barbados ( ICBL ) at left in discussion with Mr. Peter Ellis, Director of Commercial Sales, Unicomer Barbados Ltd.

From left to right - Mr. Christopher Linton, Director Finance Unicomer Barbados; Mr. Patrick Roach, a Credit Manager Unicomer Barbados; Mr. Jim Reid, Executive Chairman Caribbean LED Lighting Inc.; Mr. Gerard Barely, Chief Executive Officer Caribbean LED Lighting Inc. and Mr. Hassan Towini, Manager S.Abed and Co.Ltd.

M.C  Ms. Gaynelle Marshall.

Donation from the Courts Big Hearts Appliance Fund to  The Care Board represented by the Director Ms. Joan Crawford valued at  $37,000.00 products and assistance from Managing Director Trisha Tannis ( at right ).

Ms. Ramona Boyce as  her prize of $50,000.00 was announced. She was the Grand Prize Winner in the Barbados Courts Christmas Wishing Well Promotion.

The Honourable Donville Inniss Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development  giving the Feature Address.

The  Honourable Steve Blackett, Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development  giving his brief congratulatory remarks.

President Dr. Dorothy Cooke-Johnson of The Barbados Cancer Society  receiving the Donation of $7,500.00 from  Managing Director Mrs. Trish Tannis.

Presentation  made to the  St.Michael Geriatric Hospital for $8,000.00 in Products and assistance presented to their representative by Managing Director Mrs. Trisha Tannis ( extreme right )

Ms. Ramona Boyce and  her prize cheque of $50,000.00

Winner Ms. Ramona Boyce and  her prize cheque of $50,000.00 with The Honourable Donville Inniss Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development at right and Managing Director Mrs. Trisha Tannis on the left

Donation of $7,500.00 to the  Heart and Stroke Foundation  represented by  CEO Mrs Gina Pitts ( at left )  receiving the check from  Managing Director Mrs. Trisha Tannis.

MANAGING DIRECTOR’S SPEECH

50TH ANNIVERSARY LAUNCH

- The Honourable Donville Inniss:  Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development

- The Honourable Steve Blackette:  Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment, and Community Development

- Colonel Jeffrey Bostic: Member of Parliament for the City of Bridgetown

- Reverend Dr. Von Watson:  Rector, St. Mary’s Anglican Church

- Business Partners and Specially Invited Guests

- Regional Directors of The Unicomer Group

- Local Executives, Management and staff of Unicomer Barbados Ltd

- Members of the media

- Ladies and Gentlemen

This ceremony launches the celebration of our Golden Jubilee, our 50th year of trading in Barbados.  I count it a considerable honour, one I take with great humility, to address you on the occasion of such a significant milestone in the history of this great company which we cherish so dearly, called Courts. Courts is a member of the Unicomer group for the past eight years, yet the roots of our company goes way back even before the founding of Barbados as an independent nation.

We believe that fifty years of operations is a major milestone for any institution, and as Barbados is in its forty-ninth year of independence, we feel it is especially important to note that Courts has been a feature of the commercial and retail landscape of Barbados throughout the growth and development of our great nation.

As it is the Courts signature way of doing things, our celebrations will of course include a year of exciting and innovative festivities and promotional activities.  However for us, this occasion also causes us to pause with some solemnity to reflect on this fifty year journey and to look ahead at the destiny we are yet to achieve.

With a mission to bring value to Barbadian homes across this beautiful island, Courts officially opened its doors on November 20th 1965.  Presiding over our opening at the time was the then Premier of Barbados, National Hero and now Father of Independence, the late Honourable Sir Errol Walton Barrow.  He was accompanied by Mr. Bruce/Andrew Cohen, our first Board Chairman, through the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon under the staircase on the groundfloor in this very building.  At the time of opening, this physical structure here today was not only a showroom, but also the warehouse for all the merchandise sold, as well as the offices for scores of employees.  For the Cohen family, I’m sure you will appreciate that those humble beginnings may not have been easy.  However, as a result of their tenacity, vision and resilience, the company became established, and remains the leader in its field, even after ownership was changed in 2007.  We salute the Cohen family, whose vision for furniture retail brought Courts to Barbados in 1965, with a strong emphasis on providing affordability through flexible credit.