Shutter team earns cash bonus for speed

| 02/06/2010

(CNS): Despite the impending pay cuts across government departments some employees at the Public Works Department (PWD) and National Roads Authority (NRA) got a little boost to their pockets recently with an efficiency reward following the recent national hurricane exercise. The deputy premier and works minister gave a letter of commendation and cash from her personal funds to the team leader, PWD Foreman Thomas Ebanks. The seven-member crew shuttered seven buildings in two hours and twenty minutes, before going on to assist a rival team with its work.

 
Juliana O’Connor-Connolly thanked the men for their effort, noting that their skills will help to protect life and property in a real-life hurricane situation.
 
PWD Director Max Jones and NRA Managing Director Brian Tomlinson added their congratulations, both citing the importance of teamwork in achieving crucial objectives.
 “When a hurricane is approaching we have to work speedily and efficiently, so the exercise helped the men on both teams to identify their strengths, weaknesses and what they require to get the job done right,” Jones said.
Tomlinson said the men were focused under pressure and that the inter-agency collaboration was essential to the success of the exercise.
Other members of the winning team were the PWD’s Silbert Facey; Alcot Gould; Lloyd Campbell and Chaz Powery, as well as NRA staffers Daniel Ebanks; Selwin Fraser and Frank Bagwandat. The completed buildings were checked by PWD Inspector Nick Johnson.
Thanking the officials on behalf of his team, Foreman Ebanks noted: “It is very encouraging to be rewarded for working well and all the men did a tremendous job.”
 
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