The National Conservation Authority (NCA) held a special event on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the CSA Centre in Castries to present certificates to members of staff who were trained and certified in First Aid and CPR by the Saint Lucia Red Cross (SLRC).
During the ceremony, the NCA’s staff was also honoured with the presentation of the second quarter awards.
Recently, fifty six (56) NCA employees comprising field workers, supervisors and office staff participated in the First Aid and CPR training exercise graciously facilitated by the SLRC.
At the end, a total of twenty persons were certified, and thirty six received recognition for their enthusiastic participation. Red Cross representative Ms Samantha Gaillard was on hand to present the certificates.
The day also saw the presentation of awards for the organization’s second quarter- July to September 2013. The award for Employee of the Quarter went to Mr. Ephraim Etienne of the Rudy John Beach in Laborie. Mr. Garvey Constantine of the Conservation Roving Unit captured, for the second time in a row, the award for Team Leader of the Quarter, while the award for Team of the Quarter went to the team of two: AnneMarie Gabriel and James Alexander from Anse La Raye. Each awardee received a grocery voucher and a certificate of appreciation from the NCA. Photos of all recipients will be displayed at the organization’s Head Office for the duration of the upcoming quarter.
General Manager of the NCA, David Hippolyte, who was also certified in First Aid and CPR expressed his satisfaction with keen participation of both the trainees and facilitators. Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Transformation, Augustus Cadette commended participants and awardees for their dedication.
The NCA also took the opportunity to recognize the Department of Fisheries and the St. Lucia Red Cross for their invaluable augmentation. Both institutions, along with the NCA have pledged to continue to collaborate with and support the work of each other.