The Barbados team romped home champions in the Republic Bank’s One Bank Challenge for the company’s branches in five Caribbean countries yesterday.
In the final showdown of the regional quiz competition yesterday, the Barbados four-member team from the Island’s Marketing and Communication Division cashed in on points amassed throughout the competition and trounced their Grenadians colleagues by 100 to 85 points at the event held at Divi Southwinds.
Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Suriname also participated in the contest.
This is the second year of the competition. Last year Trinidad and Tobago copped the trophy in the inaugural quiz-off held in the twin-island republic.
Internal contests among local branches began in March for this year’s competition.
The top team of each country was furnished with the same sheet of 400 questions and answers on Republic Bank’s products and services, processes, history, management and other personnel, and locations of offices across the region to prepare for the final.
Debbie Stoute, head of Republic Bank’s marketing and communications Barbados division- praised her winning team – Captain Leslie-Ann Greenidge, Dahlia Scantlebury, Nikita Ellis, and Keimar Williams – who only had 10 days to familiarize themselves with the answers, which had to be given verbatim.
General Manager, Corporate and Commercial Credit, Sean Husain, said the One Bank Challenge “was created to improve our knowledge base across the group.
“And as the name suggests, the ‘One’ embraces the collective unity of the bank’s membership, and the competition, designed to provoke competency through learning.”
He continued, “It adds value to the operations of the bank through the creation of a versatile workforce and improves the overall image and reputation of our organization”