May 31, 2016

“8 More Lottery Sellers Island-wide”

ST. GEORGE’S - TUESDAY, 31 MAY, 2016 – In its quest to make lottery products more easily accessible to players, the National Lotteries Authority (NLA) has placed strategic focus on growing its agent-base, and placing terminals in more traversed areas within the tri-island-state.

On 17th and 18th May, 2016, the NLA trained and certified a total of eleven (11) persons, representing a selected eight (8) businesses were trained in operating lottery sales terminals and selling products to their customers. Additionally, two (2) staff members of the NLA were trained in the technology.

The new agents which are spread among the five (5) parishes within Grenada are: A & K Distributors of Grand Mal, C-TEC Gas Station of Maurice Bishop Highway, and Rennie’s Shop of Grand Anse Valley in St. George’s; Arthur Renaud of Pearls in St. Andrew’s; Dunbar Francis of Perdmontemps in St. David’s; Victoria Gas Station of Queen’s Street, Victoria in St. Mark’s; and Shornel’s Shop of Florida in St. John’s.

Already, seven of them are selling, except Nicki & Daughters, which will begin in early June. More new agents will be trained within the coming month to allow for more sales sales locations in Grenada and Carriacou.

General Manager of the NLA, Mr. Geoffrey Gilbert spoke about the new additions to the agent-base. “We welcome these businesses into the NLA family; and we look forward to a partnership that entails respect for each others business, and with mutual benefits. These additions are expected to assist us in continuing to fulfill our mandate.”

At the handing over of the certificates, Mr. Gilbert spoke about the growing list of applicants for online sales terminals. “From the numerous applications received, there’s an assessment and selection process that every prospective agent has to go through. The applicant that best fits the criteria within any specific area is selected for training and receipt of a sales terminal; however, one of our main challenges with that, is the availability of sales terminals. This, we should see an improvement in for 2016. However, businesses and individuals can become offline sellers, meaning: they can sell Scratch alone, and would also be playing their parts in supporting sports, culture and nation-building.”