Church service marks start of activities marking 40th anniversary of the Development Bank

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Chairman of the Board of Directors Mr. Warren Thompson (far right) and Pastor Delroy K. Josiah next to him join the members of the Board of Directors, management and staff of the Bank of development of Saint Kitts and Nevis for a group photo
Through: Peter Ngunjiri, Press release

    CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS, May 17, 2021 (DBSKN) – Members of the board, management and staff of the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis on Saturday, May 15, attended a thanksgiving service at the Adventist Church from Gingerland’s seventh day in Meads Pasture, Nevis, to the start of the financial institution’s 40th anniversary celebrations.

    The Bank, which is wholly owned by the government of St. Kitts and Nevis was established by Act of Parliament No. 1 of 1981, observes the two-week celebrations under the theme “Committed to You, Dedicated to Progress: DBSKN Celebrates 40 Years of Success’.

    The head office team, Basseterre, led by Chairman of the Board, Mr. Warren Thompson, and Managing Director, Mr. Lenworth Harris, traveled to Nevis where they were greeted by the two Nevis-based board members , Mr. Floyd Harris and Mr. Stephen Jones, and the Nevis Branch Manager, Mrs. Hyacinth Pemberton, and Nevis-based staff.

    The directors of the board, Mr Walton Jacob, Ms Deniece Alleyne and Dr Dail Crawford, were also from St Kitts. Senior executives included the Director of Operations, Ms. Jasmine Irish; MIS Director, Mr. Laurinston Matthew; Director of Human Resources, who is also Chairman of the 40-year-old Committee, Ms. Danienne Brin; Head of Audit Department, Ms. Candace Godwin; Chief Compliance Officer, Ms Avelyn Browne: and Acting Head of Accounting and Finance, Ms Tamara Herbert.

    They were greeted at church by Elder Vertile Weekes who told them, “Your presence here today is an indication that you recognize the role of God – the role He has played in the success of your institution, and as such you thought it appropriate to come and give thanks, praise and honor for all of his goodness.

    Before Elder Weeks invited Nevis branch manager Ms. Hyacinth Pemberton to deliver a brief address, she thanked visitors for choosing Gingerland Seventh-day Adventist Church as their place of worship to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the institution. She hoped that God would continue to bless them and the institution in whatever endeavor they wish to undertake.

    “The Development Bank of Saint Kitts and Nevis takes great pleasure in its continued work in serving and meeting the needs of the community,” said Ms. Pemberton. “Today we have the pleasure of praying with the greater part of the Christian community – the church. The Development Bank is pleased to have served the people of the Federation in the areas of housing, education and business over the past forty years and has had a significant impact in those years. Some members of this church can testify to this.

    Ms Pemberton, who began by thanking Pastor Delroy K. Josiah and his congregation for accepting the Business Development Bank’s request to pray in church to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the financial institution serving the people of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis said they were honored to be in church.

    “On this special morning, we would like to ask the Church to keep us in their prayers so that the Bank may have the power to continue to make a meaningful and lasting difference in the lives of the people of Saint Kitts and Nevis during another forty years. more years, ”concluded Pemberton.

    On behalf of the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis, Ms. Pemberton presented a token of appreciation to Pastor Josiah. She wished him and the congregation all the best in their future endeavors.

    “On behalf of the church here and the leadership, I just want to especially thank the leadership and staff of the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis, as well as the board of directors,” said the Pastor Josiah. “It is indeed our pleasure to welcome you here today and we hope it will not be the last time we will see your beautiful faces; that you will join us in the future at some time at your convenience for another time of worship and thanksgiving.

    The prayer was offered by Elder Geran Browne who thanked the Lord for the guests, representatives of the Development Bank of Saint Kitts and Nevis, who joined them for worship that morning.

    “As an institution that seeks to promote the economic growth and development of our Federation and our people, we thank you for the past 40 years and pray for its continued success as you wish,” prayed Elder Browne. “Blessed, we pray, staff members at all levels as they plan for the future. As they go about their daily tasks, navigate unfamiliar and delicate territory, and make difficult decisions, we pray that your Spirit, guidance and guidance will always be present and even considered, whether in the classroom. meeting or interacting with customers.

    The Business Development Bank Customer Service Representative at the Nevis branch, Ms. Tywana Cranston, read the scriptures, Psalm 33: 1-12, before Pastor Delroy K. Josiah delivered the sermon under the theme, “We Are. came to rent it!

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