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More than 40 honoured @ Public Service Excellence Award Ceremony

Fire Officers who volunteered in Dominica following Tropical Storm Erica in August 2015 are presented with their award by Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith. Photo: VINO
Crown Counsel Maya M. Barry (right) receives her Personal and Professional Excellence Award from Governor John S. Duncan OBE. Photo: VINO
Crown Counsel Maya M. Barry (right) receives her Personal and Professional Excellence Award from Governor John S. Duncan OBE. Photo: VINO
Acting Permanent Secretary in the Deputy Governor's Office Carolyn Stoutt-Igwe presents Charlene Malone, Executive Officer in the Ministry of Education and Culture with her award for Administrative Support. Photo: VINO
Acting Permanent Secretary in the Deputy Governor's Office Carolyn Stoutt-Igwe presents Charlene Malone, Executive Officer in the Ministry of Education and Culture with her award for Administrative Support. Photo: VINO
Some of the persons in attendance at the 2nd annual Public Service Excellence Award (PSEA) ceremony at Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium, H.L. Stoutt Community College in Paraquita Bay last evening, September 29, 2016. Photo: VINO
Some of the persons in attendance at the 2nd annual Public Service Excellence Award (PSEA) ceremony at Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium, H.L. Stoutt Community College in Paraquita Bay last evening, September 29, 2016. Photo: VINO
Giovanni Herbert (right), Postal Executive, BVI Post, receives his Personal and Professional Excellence Award from Governor John S. Duncan OBE. Photo: VINO
Giovanni Herbert (right), Postal Executive, BVI Post, receives his Personal and Professional Excellence Award from Governor John S. Duncan OBE. Photo: VINO
Some of the public servants at the award ceremony on September 29, 2016. Photo: VINO
Some of the public servants at the award ceremony on September 29, 2016. Photo: VINO
Fisheries Assistant and Conservation and Fisheries Department, Ken Pemberton (right) receives his Service to Clients Award from Governor John S. Duncan OBE. Photo: VINO
Fisheries Assistant and Conservation and Fisheries Department, Ken Pemberton (right) receives his Service to Clients Award from Governor John S. Duncan OBE. Photo: VINO
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- More than forty (40) persons who stood out in a number of areas such as Heroism, Volunteering, Organisational Development, Scientific/Engineering and Technological Achievements, Service to clients, Administrative Support, Leadership, Personal and Professional Excellence, were recognised at the 2nd annual Public Service Excellence Award (PSEA).

The ceremony was held at Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium, H. Lavity Stoutt Community College in Paraquita Bay last evening, September 29, 2016.

PSEA is bestowed as a recognition programme that aims to recognise high achievers and improve employees’ morale in the service.

‘Continue to be excellent’

In his remarks, Governor John S. Duncan OBE commended all the nominees for their excellent work and urged them to become examples so as to encourage others to go above and beyond their call of duty.

“Continue to be excellent, there are many more categories that you can excel in therefore strive to be excellent and continue making the changes that will improve the public service, your peers, and yourselves,” he said.

Also delivering remarks was Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith, who said he was pleased that the government continues to maintain a culture of appreciation and celebrations through recognition programmes such as this one. He added that the programme is part of the public sector reform, which is important to helping the government fulfill their mandate and mission.

“One crucial aspect of our reform initiative is the ongoing effort to modernise our public service infrastructure to ensure that public officers can remain responsive to the needs of the community. As we celebrate these collective contributions, and accomplishments, it must be understood that they are not overnight success stories, but rather it is the result of purposeful dedication and purpose-in leadership, teamwork, and innovation, as well as personal and professional development.”

In response, two awardees: Ms Sandra I. Ward, Cabinet Secretary and Mr Giovanni Herbert, Postal Executive said it was an honour being honoured, pledging to always strive to be on the “Excellence boulevard.”

Awardees:

Excellence in Leadership

Greg R. Massicote-Manager Department of Public Waste Management

Laurel L. Smith-Acting Accountant General, Treasury Department

Lorna L. Stevens-Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Education and Culture

Sandra I. Ward-Cabinet Secretary, Cabinet Office

Lloyd Williams-Manager BVI Fishing Complex

Personal and Professional Excellence

Maya Barry-Crown Counsel, Attorney General’s Chambers

Iona Fahie-Collins-Senior Immigration Officer, Immigration Department

Linnett Gordon, Cleaner, Department of Agriculture

Giovanni Herbert-Postal Executive, BVI Post

Leroy Huggins-Superintendent, Water and Sewerage department

Carleen Mercer-Scatliffe-Finance and Planning Officer, Ministry of Education and Culture

Wanda Walters-Assistant Human Resources Manager, Ministry of Health and Social Development

Service to clients

Alvin Bertie-Graphic Artist 1, Department of Information and Public Relations

Shona Bertrand-Postal Supervisor, BVI Post

Irving Hendrickson-System Operator Supervisor, Water and Sewerage department

Cecil Jeffrey-Community Relations Officer, Department of Disaster Management

Morris Mitchell-Sanitation Officer-Department of Waste Management

Ken Pemberton-Fisheries Assistant, Conservation and Fisheries

Shawntisha Wheatley- Senior Executive Officer, Ministry of Education and Culture

Administrative Support

Colette Callwood-Senior Administrative Officer, Land Registry

Stacia Huggins-Foy-Human Resources Manager, Department of Human Resources

Charlene Malone- Executive Officer, Ministry of Education and Culture

Rainnul Penn-Accounts Officer 1-Treasury Department

Natalie Pickering-Office Generalist 111-Department of Information and Public Relations

Organisational Development

Clifton Bryan- Heavy Equipment Operator 11, Department of Waste Management

Arona Fahie-Frobes-Deputy Chief Agricultural Officer, Department of Agriculture

Kembrah Lettsome-Executive Officer-BVI Post

Scientific/Engineering and Technological Achievements

Dale Lake-Emergency Communications Manager, Department of Disaster Management

Orville McMaster-Senior Store Clerk, Public Works Department

Orville Pemberton-Laborer, Department of Agriculture

Ohenio Smith-Incinerator Plant Operator, Department of Waste Management

Heroism

Kenvil Hackshaw- Watchman, Department of Agriculture

Volunteering

Sharona Pickering-Accounts Officer 11, Treasury Department

Fire and Rescue Services’ Dominica Disaster Relief Team

Deputy Chief Fire Officer William W.Penn

Sub-Officer/ EMT Marcus Malone

Leading Fire Officer/ EMT-Gaston Walters

Fire Officer/EMT-Joseph Graham

Fire Officer-Cuthbert Robinson

Fire Officer-Travon Gumbs

Fire Officer-Rico Penn

Fire Officer-Nathan McLean

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