Lands and Local Government Staff Take Part in a One-Day Enrichment Seminar

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Staff enjoyed a certified fitness instructor Natasha Brown as she addressed the Ministry of Lands & Local Government’s Staff Enrichment Day held as part of its 2nd Annual Awareness Month on Friday, at SuperClubs Breezes, Cable Beach. The staff were recently at odds with management at the department, calling on the government to deal with a myriad of issues. (Photo/Raymond A. Bethel)

By: Llonella Gilbert

NASSAU, Bahamas – Senior officers and staff of the Ministry of Lands and Local Government were treated to a Staff Enrichment Seminar at SuperClubs Breezes last week; an all-day event rounding off the Ministry’s Awareness Month 2008 activities.

Postal Service, Cooperatives, Consumer Welfare and the Mail Boat Service staff also took part in the day’s activities.

Speakers at the event included Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Hulan Hanna, Archdeacon James Palacious, Superintendent Stephen Dean and Certified Fitness Instructor Natasha Brown who spoke on issues such as building a bridge between the police and the community, ethics in the workplace and health and fitness.

Minister of Lands and Local Government the Hon. Sidney Collie encouraged the staff to take advantage of the advice they receive from the presenters to structure aspects of their lives.

“I expect that when you go back to work,” Mr. Collie said, “I will see the manifestation of a lot of what you will be engaged in today, in your daily lives and work. I expect more enthusiasm and a more dynamic ministry in 2008, 2009 and beyond.”

The Minister also expressed his pride in the support the activities planned around the Awareness Month 2008 received from staff at the Ministry.

During the month of March, the Awareness Month Committee co-chaired by Bernadette Davis-Smith and Sidney McKenzie coordinated a number of activities, including a church service, school visits, luncheon with senior citizens from around New Providence, an exhibition and an awards ceremony and reception.