PSCS Managing Director shows appreciation with thanksgiving brunch
A cross section of guests at the PSCS Thanksgiving Brunch to celebrate 35 years in business.
Special Feature
May 3, 2024

PSCS Managing Director shows appreciation with thanksgiving brunch

Customers and staff of Professional Secretarial and Consultancy Services (PSCS) were treated to a 35th anniversary thanksgiving brunch on Wednesday May 1, 2024, as Camille Crichton, founder and managing director of the business showed her appreciation for their patronage and service, and publicly acknowledged the on-going support of friend, Alford Tony Telemaque. Overlooking the tranquil waters of the Caribbean Sea from the picturesque setting of La Vue Hotel, guests were treated to a programme of prayer, praise, song, congratulatory remarks- and for four current and former members of staff, surprise gifts. Accounts Clerk, Amree Edmond (5 years of service); Jenel Butcher, Receptionist (seven years of service); and Supervisor, Dennika Primus (9 years of service) received tokens of appreciation from their managing director. Crichton also presented a token of appreciation to former employee, Yvonne Solelyn who worked with the company for 17 year; and she herself received a token of appreciation from Dennis Gaymes, proprietor of Gaymes Book Centre. Crichton reflected on the journey of her business which was built by “our heavenly Father and my customers”, to whom she raised a toast, and her staff “who are the backbone to this business”.

Managing Director of PSCS, Camille Crichton (right), presents a token of appreciation to former employee,Yvonne Solelyn who worked with the company for 17 year.

She was rather pensive as she expressed thanks to her “exceptional” parents, now deceased, for their upbringing and wished they could have been part of the celebrations. Crichton received congratulations from Thornley Myers, former CEO of VINLEC; Frances Clarke-Palmer, former head of the Adult and Continuing Education Unit; Cecil Mc Kie, former Minister of Government and current General Manger of Metrocint General Insurance; and Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves, who all gave words of encouragement. Addressing the gathering, Crichton spoke of her struggles and triumphs, as well as the contributions of PSCS and other small businesses to the local economy, directing a few of her remarks to the Prime Minister.

“Now, Prime Minister, we had to meet the same corporate taxes, the same legal responsibility- and that is including our NIS, and our PAYE on the scales as medium and large businesses with very little incentives for our small businesses”, Crichton said as she underscored how her business as the first such enterprise in St Vincent and the Grenadines has changed how people operate in this field.

“I believe we small businesses are more committed to ensuring that we meet those commitments P.M, and if even though we do not have much to fall back on, we ensure we pay our legal dues”.

She spoke about the many “sad stories” of employers not meeting their statutory obligations declaring they must “always do the right thing…I always believe that what you do not like for yourself, do not do it unto others”.