The Star (St. Lucia) - - LO­CAL -

Re­gional in­sur­ance com­pany Sagi­cor re­cently an­nounced the launch of the Sagi­cor Vi­sion­ar­ies Chal­lenge in fun style with a movie screen­ing at the Caribbean Cin­e­mas movie the­atre. Stu­dents from sec­ondary schools across Saint Lu­cia were treated to the movie To­mor­row­land, which cen­tres on a young girl’s ad­ven­tures as she ex­plores what the fu­ture may hold for the hu­man race.

The Sagi­cor Vi­sion­ar­ies Chal­lenge, now in its third year, was in­tro­duced by Sagi­cor and its part­ners, the Caribbean Science Foun­da­tion and the Caribbean Ex­am­i­na­tions Coun­cil, as a ve­hi­cle to pro­mote the mer­its of science, tech­nol­ogy, engi­neer­ing and math (S.T.E.M.) and to fos­ter a greater un­der­stand­ing and en­thu­si­asm around these sub­jects.

At the launch event, Gen­eral Man­ager of Sagi­cor Life Inc in Saint Lu­cia, Leathon Khan, re­marked, “For the past 175 years Sagi­cor has pro­vided sound fi­nan­cial guid­ance for our clients and we en­deav­our to con­tinue serv­ing gen­er­a­tions to come. There­fore, as we look to the fu­ture for our com­pany, so too must we look to the fu­ture for our com­mu­ni­ties.

“We want to do our part to so­lid­ify progress for the re­gion through the ac­com­plish­ments of to­mor­row’s ci­ti­zens. As tech­nol­ogy con­tin­ues to change, not even daily but by the minute, we must arm our­selves with the knowl­edge to keep up.”

The Chal­lenge will be open for en­tries in Jan­uary 2016 and will of­fer GoPro cam­eras and Sam­sung smart watches to stu­dents of the win­ning na­tional cham­pion team. The grand prize will be a trip to Florida with vis­its to the Kennedy Space Cen­ter, the Mu­seum of Science & In­dus­try and Dis­ney World’s EP­COT Theme Park.

Sagi­cor Life Inc is based in Bar­ba­dos and of­fers a wide range of fi­nan­cial so­lu­tions in­clud­ing life and health in­sur­ance, re­tire­ment plan­ning, mort­gages and fund man­age­ment.

Sagi­cor’s strength is ev­i­denced in its “A-” (Ex­cel­lent) Rat­ing from A.M. Best, which is based on the com­pany’s fi­nan­cial po­si­tion, strate­gic man­age­ment and op­er­at­ing ef­fec­tive­ness.

Sagi­cor has a proud his­tory dat­ing back to 1840 and to­day op­er­ates in 22 coun­tries in­clud­ing An­tigua, Bar­ba­dos and Saint Lu­cia. In 2015, its in­sur­ance busi­ness in An­tigua & Bar­buda, Do­minica, Gre­nada, St. Kitts & Ne­vis, Saint Lu­cia and St. Vin­cent & the Gre­nadines was amal­ga­mated un­der one en­tity - Sagi­cor Life (Eastern Caribbean).

Stu­dents at­tend the Caribbean Cin­e­mas launch of the

Sagi­cor Vi­sion­ar­ies Chal­lenge.

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