Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : February 1st 2016 Contents A16
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, February 1, 2016
CLOSURE OF CHAGUANAS MARKET
The public is hereby notified that the Chaguanas Market
will be closed on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th February, 2016
To facilitate washing and sanitizing of the market.
Any Inconveniences Is Regretted.
Sgd./Mr. Ashmead Mohammed
Chief Executive Officer
Chaguanas Borough Corporation.
KINGSTON---Digicel has announced the
signing of producer, song writer and soca
legend, Machel Montano, in a ground-
breaking partnership that will include the
broadcast and development of content fea-
turing Machel as he represents Digicel as
a regional brand ambassador.
For many years Machel has been the star
attraction at and emanating from T&T Car-
This year, Machel will headline various
shows including his own Machel Monday
show featuring Pit Bull, Lil John, Taurus
Riley and Omi. Through the partnership
with Digicel, The Machel Monday show will
be made available on Pay Per View and
accessible at http://live.ceen.tv/Machel-
The three-year partnership means Digicel
customers can enjoy multimedia experiences
across multiple platforms and devices.
And, as the Carnival season kicks off, cus-
tomers will be treated with sneak peeks and
early releases of Machel s new songs and
videos---as well as behind the scenes inter-
views and looks as he takes his music to the
people of the Caribbean. Subscribers on
Digicel Play will be in for a treat as there
will be multiple telecasts of content featuring
Machel over the years.
Five-time International Soca Monarch
Champion, Machel, is excited at the new
"I am delighted to be joining the Digicel
family. I have always admired the work Dig-
icel does in entertainment and in the com-
munities and welcome the opportunity to
be a part of that," he said.
Digicel director of Marketing for the
Caribbean and Central America, Peter Lloyd,
said: "We are very happy to welcome Machel
to the Digicel team. He is a phenomenal
artiste who has shown his pedigree to the
Caribbean and wider world for over 20 years.
"Our customers are at the heart of every-
thing we do and this partnership is no dif-
ferent---as customers will get exclusive con-
tent including live concerts, music videos
and exclusive footage which will be available
on free-to-air TV, mobile and pay TV for
our Digicel Play subscribers to enjoy." (CMC)
Palo Seco Secondary School emerged vic-
torious in the 2015 edition of the Schools
Investment Game (SIG) hosted by the T&T
Unit Trust Corporation by walking away
with the lion s share of prizes.
The southern champions won first, second
and third prizes, only the second time in the
26-year history of the game that a school
bagged the top three positions. Holy Name
Convent, Port-of-Spain, copped the fourth
It was another successful year for the School
Investment Game with $90,000 being award-
ed in prizes and the opportunity to intern at
the UTC during the July/August vacation.
The excitement and exuberance during the
respective prize-giving functions was only
matched by the unbridled joy and anticipation
of securing the top spots.
The investment game starts with the allo-
cation of a notional sum of $100,000. Teams
adopt appropriate investment strategies to
construct a portfolio comprising financial
securities offered by the Unit Trust Corpo-
ration, shares of companies listed on the
domestic stock exchange and the shares of
companies traded on the New York Stock
Exchange and the NASDAQ.
At the end of competition, the team with
the highest Portfolio Value is adjudged the
winner. First launched in 1991, the Schools
Investment Game (SIG), provides not only an
opportunity for understanding risk and return,
it gives an insight into the skills needed for
effective financial management, fiscal discipline
Ian Chinapoo, executive director of the
UTC, said the SIG was all about giving back
to the community.
"SIG is pivotal to the UTC s social invest-
ment programme in that it gives us the oppor-
tunity to have a meaningful and positive
impact on these budding scholars. Having a
channel to shape their lives gives us every
reason to celebrate their achievements."
"We continue to see ourselves as partners
for life and the game is a tangible way to build
a foundation for wealth management and
instill in the students, the nuts and bolts of
Chinapoo attests to the impact of the SIG
game on the lives of the students.
"For us, planting the seed of financial literacy
is pivotal to the students development. It is
something that they will take with them and
apply to their lives."
The 2015 game, played by 75 secondary
schools throughout the country in an online
format, ran from September 21 -- November
13, a period of eight weeks. Each participating
school was allowed to enter a maximum of
five teams consisting of three to five students.
A total of $38,000 worth of electronic items
and $31,000 in Gift of Units were awarded
to teachers and members of the winning Palo
Seco teams. Vivec Ramkissoon, the teacher
at Palo Seco Secondary who led the winning
teams, described the result as mind-blowing.
"I wasn t expecting to be placed, much less
attain the top three places," he said at the
The team members in first place were Kade-
sha Fiferoux, Chinelle Roberts, Narissa Seep-
ersad, Christina London and Joshua Amars-
ingh. In second, Sherry Ann Mohammed,
Feriecia Ferreira, Akeliah Burnett and Annaleah
Ganger and third Anderson Sequea, Hafeez
Mohammed, Jevon Rampersad and Kevin
Members of the Holy Name team---Paige
Craigwell, Jasmyn Sargeant, Tasha Parris and
Gabrielle Clarke---expressed the view that SIG
tested their investing knowledge. Holy Name
won $8,000 worth in electronic items and
$5,500 in Gift of Units.
Team leader at Holy Name Convent, Maria
Soo Ping Chow spoke of the team s tenacity
in the face of pressing school work. Her advice?
"Get involved and even though the value
of stock may fall at times, don t give up!"
The southern champions, Palo Seco Secondary School students, celebrate their UTC's SIG victory with their principal Shakilla Rambarath-Ali,
teacher Vivec Ramkission and UTC marketing officer Keisha Alexander during the award ceremony.
Palo Seco tops UTC Investment Game
deal with Digicel
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