Sharika Tucci, managing director and founder of Masterkey Management. *Photo supplied
Sharika Tucci, managing director and founder of Masterkey Management. *Photo supplied

Charity appeal

Masterkey Management Ltd. has launched a  ‘Love Thy Neighbour’ appeal to aid a ‘spring-clean’ for the Centre Against Abuse (CAA).  

The property management company opened in May 2012. It will mark its first anniversary by supporting a local charity in order to give back to the community.   

Sharika Tucci, managing director and founder of Masterkey Management, said in a press release: “For many Bermudians their home is a place of refuge and sanctuary, however, for the victims of domestic abuse their home can be a threatening, unsafe environment.  

“The Centre Against Abuse’s Safe House provides an invaluable community service by providing a safe haven for women and their children who want to escape the nightmare of domestic violence.  

“The goal of this year’s ‘Love Thy Neighbour’ appeal is to equip the Safe House with the household cleaning supplies necessary to make the living environment as comfortable as possible for its residents.  

“Through my contact with CAA I became aware that household cleaning products are often in short supply and Pledge is considered a ‘luxury’ item.  

“With this newfound knowledge I knew I had to do something to assist.”

According to CAA’s executive director, Laurie Shiell, “The Centre Against Abuse recognises domestic abuse not just as a criminal issue, but one which affects all sectors, including public health. 

“Domestic abuse is also a housing issue, a human rights issue, a child protection issue, a mental health issue and so on. All relevant sectors need to play their part in reducing and preventing domestic violence.” 

 The ‘Love Thy Neighbour’ appeal will run during a two week period from May 8 to 22.  

Cleaning products such as Clorox, Pledge, Mr. Clean and Tilex may be dropped off in the marked bin at Lindo’s Family Foods in Warwick during regular store hours.  Alternatively, collection of donated items can be arranged by contacting Mrs. Tucci at 300-7287.  

In addition, for every ‘like’ on the Masterkey Management Facebook page during the appeal, Masterkey will donate $1 towards the purchase of household cleaning products for the Centre Against Abuse.  

This will be matched by an anonymous donor.  For further information, please visit, or

Fashion Night Out

AS Cooper & Sons will be holding a special event at its main store on Thursday, May 9 from 5:30pm to 8pm.

The Fashion Night Out will have some informal modelling as part of the highlights but it will also have prizes, food, drinks and store discounts. 

Award winners

Bermuda-based Meritus Trust was lauded as Caribbean Trust Company of the Year, while law firm Mourant Ozannes received the accolade of Caribbean Legal Team of the Year Trust at the first ever STEP Caribbean awards held at the Marriott Resort, St Kitts on May 5.

Tim Prudhoe, TEP, chair of the judging panel, said: “These awards demonstrate the vitality of the Caribbean as a centre of excellence in wealth structuring.  I congratulate the winners and they should be doubly proud as the standard of competition was very high.”

Lisa Wilcox, TEP of Scotiatrust in the Bahamas was named Caribbean Student of the Year.  

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