East Caribbean Group of Companies
28th October 2010 - ECGC Congratulates Employees
ECGC congratulates three
employees on their successful completion of the "Executive Diploma in
Management / General Management" program administered by the University
of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. The graduation ceremony took
place in Barbados on October 23rd, 2010.
1st September 2010 - ECGC Container Haulage Project
Today marks another
special day in the conduct of the business of ECGC. Our
planned-in-house container haulage project has come to fruition and the
first container was hauled on September 1, just after 8:00AM. We
aim to better serve our markets through more efficient management of
Mr. Ceyon Ollivierre of The St. Vincent Grammar School made history yesterday March 23rd, when he emerged as the overall winner of the 17th ECGC Home Economics Competition. This is the first year the St. Vincent Grammar School is offering Home Economics and the first year the school entered the competition. Ceyon Ollivierre won several prizes in various categories including, best in Flour category and best male entrant.
Kufanya Woodley of the Campden Park Secondary took the second position and Corey Balcombe of the St. Martin’s Secondary came in third.
The East Caribbean Group of Companies has collaborated with the SVG Home Economics Association and the Ministry of Education for the past 17 years to hold the ECGC Home Economics Competition. Participants used ECGC’s rice and flour for the preparation of dishes.
The finals for the 2010 ECGC Home Economics Competition took place at the Kingstown Multi-Purpose Center. A total of seven (7) students throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines participated after having emerged from the zonal competitions.
The stipulations for the finals would be the preparation of dishes using ECGC’s products.
The Awards Ceremony followed the finals and was held at the Peace Memorial Hall.
22nd February 2010 - ECGC 10 and 20 Year Clubs
On Friday, January 29, 2010 twenty-five (25) employees were inducted into the 10 and 20 Year Clubs for the period 2007-2009. the award ceremony took place at the P. H. Veira Training Room. The inductees are:
10 Year Awards
20 Year Awards
26th January 2010 - ECGC Employee Awards
ECGC has introduced a reward for employee attendance. This award covers the period December to November each year and is given out during the Anniversary Service just before Christmas.
The following are the names of staff who received awards for 2009.
Chairman's Perfect Attendance Award
Chief Executive Officer’s Excellent Attendance Award”
Manager’s Good Award”
25th January 2010 - "Help Haiti Flour Campaign"
To All our Customers, Friends and other Stakeholders
The recent tragic and catastrophic events in Haiti has left millions in pain and suffering to a magnitude never before seen nor experienced in the Caribbean. The challenges now faced by the people require an urgent response from all of us to come to their aid. To this extent, the East Caribbean Group of Companies has decided to raise a program to assist our Brothers and Sisters in Haiti. The program called, “Help Haiti Flour Campaign”, would enable any Vincentian to purchase a minimum of one (1) bag of flour at a price of EC$88/bag as a contribution to this effort.
Simply pay in to ECGC the amount for the quantity of flour that you wish to contribute.
ECGC will coordinate the quantities and together with its own contribution and that of the government, will ship the flour to Haiti. The price paid to ECGC is the net price not inclusive of freight. ECGC will cover the cost of the freight for the shipment to Haiti.
Let’s all come together and help in this time of critical and urgent need.
Martin A. LaBorde
10th January 2010 - CMA Annual General Meeting Held in SVG
The Caribbean Millers’ Association (CMA) was incorporated on November 5, 1996, and comprises flour mills from the Caribbean, & Central America. The first Annual General Meeting was held in Bridgetown Barbados on November 8, 1996 and subsequently every year the AGM is held in a different country.
The aims of the Association are:
Membership has been extended to incorporate allied Industries such as Feed Mills, Bakeries, and suppliers of milling equipment, additives, packaging, grains etc. The is 13th Annual AGM of the CMA was held at Sunset Shores, St. Vincent – 30th Nov to 2nd Dec 2009. The theme for that year was ‘Energy Efficiency, a Necessity for the Industry’. A total of 45 participants attended this meeting.
The guest speaker was Dr. Jerrol Thompson Minister of Telecommunications, Science Technology and Industry.
15th February 2008 - ECGC Home Economics Food and Nutrition Competition 2008
The East Caribbean Group of Companies in collaboration with the Ministry of Education is once again hosting the ECGC Home Economics Food and Nutrition Competition for 2008.
Participants are invited from schools both secondary and tertiary throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The aims of the competition are to:
Students must prepare dishes/items using local products along with rice,
flour, legumes and meat products produced by ECGC. Item/dishes
presented in preliminary and zonal phases should fall in the following
Items will be judged using the following criteria:
Schools will be grouped into zones and the competition will take place in three phases.
The participants of in the National Finals will be required to prepare a three course meal using ECGC products.
A two week training session on "Flour Milling Technology" was held at the Sir Phillip Veira Center on the ECGC compound between the months of April and May 2007. Five local millers underwent the training, facilitated by Mr. Heinz Wahrenberge from the Buhler AG Training Center of Switzerland
TIC 2006 - ECGC participated in the Trade & Investment Convention (TIC), which was held at the Centre of Excellence in Macoya, Trinidad from May 17th - 21st, 2006.
BMEX - Organized by the Management Council of the Barbados Manufacturer’s Association, BMEX spanned a total of four days (June 2nd - 5th 2006) at the Sherbourne Conference Centre, Barbados. BMEX offered exhibitors the opportunity to showcase products for access to the in Barbados market.
Culinary 2 - Bread Making, Pastry and Desserts
ECGC partnered with the Mustique Company, on the island of Mustique from June 19th - 21st for the staging of Culinary 2, a Bread Making, Pastry and Dessert Training workshop. ECGC provided regular and specialty flour products, other ingredients as well as promotional material for the exercise. This training was part of an on -going program by the Mustique Company to enhance the skills and techniques of employees on Mustique. The trainer, Mr. Ali Mejahed is a baker with many years experience both in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the South of France.
It has been the dream of bakers - and the wish of most housewives - now…….. Like the waving of a magic wand, both dream and wish will come true. Banking on it’s commitment to meet the needs of our growing customer base, ECGC will soon introduce to the market five brands of specialist flour:
So, we’ve provided you
with your dream and wish – now bake away!
1st May 2006 - ECGC to Introduce New Products
will be introducing four brands of Specialty flour on the market in the
coming months. Customers
will be able to get Crack Wheat,