CEO of P.H. Veira & Co. Ltd., Ms Pamela Veira (3d from right) and other senior staff along with Mr. Winston Charles Greaves (seated) who is celebrating 50 years of service to the Company. Also in the photo are, from left, Mr. Bryan Alexander, Mr. Fitzroy Phillips, Ms Audrey De Freitas, Mr. Godfrey King and Mr. Charles Gabriel.

P.H. Veira & Co. Ltd. on Saturday honoured an employee who marked 50 years of dedicated service to the company, the firm said in a statement.

The employee, Winston Charles Greaves of Queen’s Drive, was presented with a plaque and an undisclosed token of appreciation for his decades of dedicated service to the company.

Greaves, then 16 years old, started working with P.H. Veira & Co. Ltd. on May 8, 1966 as a wrapper at P.H. Veira Supermarket.
His duties were to help the cashier to place customers’ purchases in shopping bags, but he also filled in for the cashier when she went to lunch.

He worked in the supermarket from 1966 to 1972, then was dispatched to Bequia to manage the company’s heavy hardware and grocery store in that Grenadine island.

Greaves did two stints there: 1972 to 1980 and 1983 to 1987.
He returned to St. Vincent to work as a supervisor in the modernised supermarket — from 1987 to 2004.

He was later transferred to the P.H. Veira Hardware, where he continues to work as the supervisor.
Chief Executive Officer of P.H. Veira & Co. Ltd., Pamela Veira expressed gratitude to Greaves on behalf of the owners, management and staff of the company.

She said that the company has made many strides because of the presence of Greaves and his dedicated service.

Greaves said he is pleased to have worked with the company for five decades.

“I enjoy working with other workers, meeting people and making them satisfied,” he said, adding that he enjoyed working in Bequia most of all.