The five members of the St. Vincent Grammar School based group “Forever Innovations” have each received mobile handsets from Digicel for topping the mobile application segment of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission’s (NTRC) first ideas and innovations (I2) competition.
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.
The competition took place on Tuesday at the National Insurance Services Conference Room.
Speaking at the finals, Digicel’s Country Manager, Sean Latty, said that when his company hears about the NTRC’s ideas and innovations competition it immediately offered to donate some prizes to the entrants and 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,” Latty said.
He added that 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 further said.
He 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 the for this to be successful a public-private partnership is critical.”