Florene Gilbert, Data Entry Operator in the Naturalisation Section at the Department of Immigration was received the Employee of the Quarter award at a ceremony Thursday, January 24. Pictured from left is Minister of State for Immigration, Senator the Hon. Elma E. Campbell; Deputy Permanent Secretary at Immigration Cora Bain Colebrooke; Ms. Gilbert and Director of Immigration Vernon Burrows. (Photo/Kristaan Ingraham)
By: Llonella Gilbert
Nassau, Bahamas – Florene Gilbert, Data Entry Operator in the Naturalisation Section of the Department of Immigration was named as Employee of the Quarter at an awards ceremony Thursday, January 24.
Minister of State for Immigration, the Hon. Elma E. Campbell presented Ms. Gilbert with a plaque and gifts. She beat out four other nominees to become the Employee of the Quarter.
Director of Immigration Vernon Burrows told the nominees they should feel extremely proud for being considered among the elite in their sections by those who nominated them.
He said, “Continue to be good examples to those who work with you and for those of you who may not win, do not lower your standards because of course the opportunity is always there for the next quarter.”
Deputy Permanent Secretary at Immigration Cora Bain Colebrooke, in the winning submission said, “Ms. Gilbert is the epitome of loyalty, excellence and commitment in the Public Service.
“She demonstrates on a daily basis that there is no challenge that she is not willing to accept, and this attitude has greatly enhanced her effectiveness and her working experience.
“She is a model for the younger employees to follow as she communicated well with everyone with whom she comes into contact, displays dedication, professionalism and good work ethics.”
Runners-up were Ingrid Clark, Senior Clerk, Human Resources, Grand Bahama; Florene Gilbert, Data Entry Operator, Naturalisation Section; Natasha Gilbert, Data Entry Operator, ADP; Tamika Russell, Trainee Immigration Officer and Fearlease Wallace, Senior Immigration Officer, Prince George Wharf.