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The Passing of Mrs. Lorna Cave

June 13, 1913 – July 8, 2008



Lorna Cave, mother of Geoffrey Cave, Chairman of Cave Shepherd & Co Ltd, Cynthia Simpson and Lois Harvey-Read passed away on July 8, 2008 after ailing for sometime.


She was the wife of the late Mr. Rupert Maurice Cave; the second generation Cave who took the mantle of leadership after the death of his father, The Hon. Rupert George Cave in 1934.


Lorna Cave, although not actively involved in the business was a dedicated wife; the perfect companion, supporter and hostess for Maurice especially as they both entertained the business community, patrons, staff and many visitors to Barbados.


We the staff of Cave Shepherd & Co Ltd and its associated companies pay tribute to the late Mrs. Lorna Cave.


May she rest in peace

M G Cave & Mrs. L Cave & Family






Portrait of Cave Family

Seated: The late Maurice & Lorna Cave

Standing left to right: Young Lois, Geoffrey & Cynthia Cave

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A Token of Appreciation

Mrs. Mara Thompson and Mr. John Williams


Cave Shepherd & Co Ltd received a special award at the Salvation Army 110th Anniversary Celebration Advisory Board Dinner, which was held at the Colony Club, St. James, Friday, June 27, 2008.


The company was recognized for its long association and support of  Salvation Army projects.  In 2006, as part of its 100th Anniversary celebrations Cave Shepherd donated $100,000.00 to the Salvation Army to help complete the hostel on Reed Street.


Chief Executive Officer of Cave Shepherd, John Williams accepting a sponsor’s award on behalf of Cave Shepherd & Co. Ltd from Mara Thompson, wife of Prime Minister David Thompson.

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Three New Directors Elected to Cave Shepherd Board

THREE new directors have been elected to the board of Cave Shepherd & Co. Ltd.  They are Professor V. Eudine Barriteau, Robert Harvey-Read and Lyden Ramdhanny.  This announcement was made after the recently held annual general meeting.  Professor V. Eudine Barriteau

Barriteau, Head of Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies, was also recently appointed deputy principal at Cave Hill. She has had an outstanding academic career, has numerous scholarly writings to her credit and serves on a number of boards and committees regionally and internationally.

Robert Harvey-ReadHarvey-Read, who served with the executive team managing the Colombian Emeralds International franchisor business until March 2008, started his career in insurance and information technology. With his sound understanding of the business and numerous leadership roles, he brings extensive experience and skills in managing international business relationships to the board.

 Ramdhanny is a prominent and experienced Caribbean businessman, who has served on numerousLyden Ramdhanny boards in various sectors in the region. He was instrumental in the setting up of Cave Shepherd’s business in Grenada and served as a director of Duty Free Caribbean (Holdings) Ltd, an affiliate company of Cave Shepherd & Co. Ltd from 2000 to 2005.

Chairman Geoffrey Cave said, “I am honoured to have Professor Barriteau, Mr. Harvey-Read and Mr. Ramdhanny serve on the board and I welcome the blend of perspectives, experience and knowledge they will bring to board discussions.”

In 1971, Cave Shepherd & Co. launched one of the island first major Initial Public Offerings (IPO).  The company has transformed from a traditional department store into a diversified regional business with interests in retail, financial services, wealth management, property management and tourism. 

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