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Monday 27 November 2017
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Herbert now has a piece of this rock

Dr. Kevin Herbert winner of the Lot #5 Deanstown Terrace, St. James with the official greeting party, l to r: Cranston Browne, CEO of the NCF; Cedric Murrell, Director BPWCCUL; Avril Herbert, mother of the winner; the Honourable Stephen Lashley, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth; Tracia Pounder, Marketing Officer, BPWCCUL; and Terry Bonnett, Finance Manager.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 was the official hand over of lot #5 at Deanstown Terrace to the winner of the Capita Financial/Barbados Public Workers’ Co-operative Credit Union Limited (BPWCCUL) Lot5forFIFTY Promotion, Dr. Kevin Herbert of 31 Dover Road, Christ Church.

The winning draw was recorded in August 2016 and announced on the night of the Crop Over Awards Ceremony to the audience in attendance, and to a very surprised Kevin at his apartment in Tobago.  Kevin, who is currently working on contract in the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago, was recently home on holiday and the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), along with the sponsors of the competition, took the opportunity to officially present him with his prize.

Kevin’s win was certainly a spate of good luck for him, he remarked that he has never won anything in his life.  In recounting the events that brought him to his big win, he noted that he had purchased a ticket to attend Soca Royale at Bushy Park athe venue, filled in the required information and never even gave winning the plot of land a second thought.  He mused that he was surprised to see a stranger at his door, camera in tow, phone in hand, and to hear the person on the other end calling from Barbados to announce that he was the winner.

 

Avril Herbert celebrating with her son Kevin.

His mother Avril Herbert, who was a part of the secret efforts to originally surprise Kevin, remarked that this win could not have happened to a nicer and more deserving person.

 

The Capita Financial/BPWCCUL Lot5forFIFTY Promotion was in recognition of the country’s year-long golden jubilee celebratory journey and was aimed at offering ownership of a piece of this rock to one lucky Barbadian resident, 18 years or older, who had purchased a ticket to any of the paid events on the NCF’s official 2016 Crop Over calendar.  The intention was to create a life changing moment for an average Barbadian looking for an opportunity to own a piece of land, to build a home, to build a future, to build a family.

 

The NCF’s partners in this venture, Capita Financial and BPWCCUL can proudly stand among the many corporate citizens that have accepted that ownership of the festival.  Their decided investment in the promotion will leave a lasting memory in not only the hearts of the people, but of course in the mind of the Lot 5 Deanstown Terrace winner – Dr. Kevin Herbert.

 

Among the officials in the greeting party to meet him on site were Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, the Honourable Stephen Lashley; Chief Executive Officer of the NCF, Cranston Browne; Director of BPWCCUL, Cedric Murrell; and Finance Manager, Capita Financial, Terry Bonnett.

 

A full complement of media personnel and other members of the management and staff of the companies were also on hand to celebrate the moment.

 

The official party all offered congratulatory words and advice to the new land owner of Lot #5 Deanstown Terrace in St. James.