by Curlan Campbell, NOW Grenada
- 4 babies (3 male and 1 female) born on 1 January 2019
- Republic Bank New Year initiative over 10 years
Grenada recorded the birth of 4 babies on 1 January 2019 at the General Hospital. The boys arrived at 4:45 am, 4:50 am and12:55 pm. The baby girl was born at 11:43 pm.
As part of an initiative that spans over 10 years, Republic Bank presented the mothers with gifts baskets and RightStart Certificates for a Republic Bank RightStart Account valued at $100. Althea Roberts, Manager Retail Services, Republic House Cluster said, “Republic Bank has been doing this for well over 10 years. We see this as a good gesture to congratulate the new moms and to welcome the bundles of joy, who put in on arrival on the 1st of January at various times. So here we have 3 boys and 1 girl born on the 1st of January 2019.”
Roberts hopes the mothers encourage their children to start the habit of saving early. “We see it as a good start for children. It is a good initiative really for parents to encourage them to save from a young age, so the envelope contains a cheque for $100 so that the little ones can start saving although they are not aware of it as yet. We look forward to the savings account growing over the years.”
The 4 mothers and their babies are in good health; 3 were discharged from the General Hospital on Wednesday, 2 January 2019.