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Smart grocery store opens with 98% TCI managers

IMG_3869Providenciales, 30 Mar 2015 – The new Smart grocery store by Graceway Supermarkets opened on the weekend and named as new General Manager of the once Island Pride, was a Turks and Caicos Islander, Temell Seymour.

“First of all, there’s a lot of people who helped me to this point, a lot of them prayed for me and I did not know they were praying. A lot of them were talking good about me and I didn’t know were talking good about me, a lot of them were talking bad about me and say they were talking good about me (laughter) I appreciate them all. I’ve learn a lot from people, I’ve learned from people’s mistakes and that is why I didn’t make a lot of mistakes (laughter) but I was blessed with a group of people to work with, that actually if I had to choose who could be family, I would choose them.”

During a ceremony on Friday at the down town store, Seymour, who hails from South Caicos gave a lot of thanks just ahead of the ribbon cutting; that honor went to a pioneer in business, Dr. AV Butterfield who later shared that the impressive aesthetics and set up of the store is no surprise to him, he always knew the potential existed. Doors officially opened Saturday morning, there were some technical glitches but following that a jam packed store where shoppers raided the $2 section and took advantage of a Grand Opening Sale.

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