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Sterl Lyons, Republic Bank Country Manager, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Sterl Lyons, Republic Bank Country Manager, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
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Republic Bank (EC) Ltd., on Monday announced Sterl Lyons as its country manager for banking operations in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Lyons has more than 22 years of experience in the banking profession, and has aspired towards and achieved excellence, the bank said in a statement.

It said Lyons has held numerous senior-level positions at Scotiabank, including branch manager, business banking manager, manager of collections, assistant manager of sales support and accounting officer.

His most recently appointed role was as branch manager and he has served in this capacity in various Caribbean islands, including Grenada, St. Lucia and, most recently, Barbados. 

Prior to his appointment as branch manager, Lyons spent time in Jamaica on a management development rotation to some of Scotiabank’s branches there.

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Lyons earned his Associate Degree in banking in 2003, his Bachelor’s Degree in commerce with a Certificate in financial services in 2011, and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in business (MBA). 

“He has also earned recognition and accolades for his stellar performance and leadership, including the Regional Top-Performer Award in 2005, the Best of the Best Award in 2017, and the Best of the Best Individual Award in Barbados in 2018,” the statement said. 

Lyons’ appointment follows the acquisition of the operations of the Bank of Nova Scotia by Republic Financial Holdings Ltd. 

Republic Bank opened its branch, staffed by more than 30 employees, to the public on Nov. 1. 

Republic Bank said that a diverse network of 118 branches in 14 territories and more than 5,900 employees, it has been building relationships with stakeholders and serving customers for 182 years. 

“Socially responsible and deeply committed to building successful societies wherever it operates, the Bank will soon introduce its “Power to Make a Difference” corporate social responsibility programme to St. Vincent and the Grenadines,” the statement said. 

One reply on “Republic Bank announces country manager for SVG”

  1. Will Republic Bank (EC) Ltd be in the market for “Business development Loans” with Sterl Lyons as its country manager for banking operations in St. Vincent and the Grenadines? This is a question many here are asking. Will with Sterl Lyons be saying that Republic Bank has agreement with the Gonsalves for a “new business environment” in SVG that would bring aspiring business persons hope and jobs? This is what many would like to know!

    When will we read of “Jobs creation” at this side of Christmas from our SVG Government other than the usual “grass cutting” for a few day for the “out of work” here? Grass and shrub cutting for a few, in comparison to the vast army of “out of work” persons that so very much long for work opportunity in SVG will never do. So what are we likely to hear?

    We see that once the Socialist in Brazil has now been removed from Government there in Brazil, the work of “Jobs creation” has commenced earnestly, with the new administration there. So while Vincentians, Cubans and Venezuelans scrunt about as usual, the Brazilian work creation has begun in great earnest.

    “Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has launched a programme to create jobs largely based on tax reductions for employers as Brazil struggles to put more than 12 million people back to work”.

    So as “Brazil aims to create up to 4 million jobs via stimulus package” Vincentians are drowning under the weight of high taxes and lack of work! Our hope is that the Christmas Barrels continue to come from those relatives abroad!

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