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February 14, 2014
Winning students awarded high-end handsets

The five members of the St Vincent Grammar School based group ‘Forever Innovations’ have been rewarded with top end mobile handsets by Digicel for coming out on top in the secondary schools’ segment of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission’s (NTRC) first annual Ideas and Innovations (I2) competition.{{more}}

The group, made up of Christopher Browne, Skye Morgan, Kyle James, Kerron Glasgow and Justin Robinson took the top prize in the Secondary School Mobile Application segment of the competition, which took place on Tuesday, February 11th at the National Insurance Services (NIS) Conference Room, in the NIS building on Upper Bay Street.

Present at the finals, country manager Sean Latty said that the moment Digicel heard about the NTRC’s ideas and innovations competition, “we immediately offered to donate some prizes to the entrants and eventual winners.

“The simple reason for doing this was to ensure that there was some motivation for participants to excel and really work hard at winning this competition across the different categories. As you know, motivation and reward always brings out the best in teams and individuals,” said Latty.

He added that from observation, the students worked really hard to come up with, complete and present their ideas and applications.

“Some of these ideas and innovations coming out of the competition would greatly benefit St Vincent and the Grenadines if implemented. It must also be noted that they would not only benefit Government institutions, but private sector organizations can also see enhancements to their businesses if they can implement some of these ideas”.

Latty added, “I am sincerely hoping that the NTRC has a plan to take some of the ideas from concept to reality and the corporate sector can partner with the relevant institutions to drive these ideas forward as, for this to be successful, a public/private partnership is critical.”