Perkins wins Courts’ contest
FROM THE TIME Jennifer Perkins saw Cassandra Chandler, her long time Courts customer service representative, outside her Half Moon Fort, St Lucy workplace, Perkins knew she was a winner.
The camera-shy and “calmly excited” accounts clerk at Earl’s Funeral Home was the winner of a Courts Barbados/ Frigidaire car competition.
The $55 000 red 2013 Suzuki Swift was presented to her with much fanfare by representatives of Unicomer (Barbados) Limited yesterday.
The prize-giving was preceded by a motorcade which started at Courts Bridgetown and touched four parishes – St Michael, St James, St Peter and St Lucy – on a route that included Cheapside, Fontabelle, Black Rock, Holetown and Speightstown.
Along the way presenters on Starcom 92.9 FM were giving little clues about the winner.
“My co-workers were listening to the broadcast . . . and they said they were coming up here, but I did not think it was me,” Perkins said.
“Then I saw Cassandra and I said to myself, it got to be me!”
One of her coworkers, Petra Maynard, knew that Perkins was a winner two weeks ago, and was able to keep the secret.
Perkins told the WEEKEND NATION she always expressed an interest in winning the car.
However, she “has not decided” what she would do with it, as she already has an SUV. (LW)