NCC appoints 103 workers

The National Conservation Commission has appointed 103 workers with effect from April 1.

Of this number, only eight persons were hired since the NCC’s retrenchment exercise three years ago, seven of whom were retrenched lifeguards.

Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, sought to set the record straight following a meeting with newly appointed workers and the NCC’s Board of Management at the Almond Bay Caterers.

“Since the retrenchment, we lost 87 workers due to retirement, death or other means. We took a position in concert with Government’s position not to hire additional persons.

“… We have only hired eight people so the story that is being told is untrue that the Commission has hired 170 people. That is a myth…,” he emphasised.

In addition, Dr. Lowe stated that the NCC had satisfied all its obligations to retrenched workers, with many of them even receiving letters of recommendation from the NCC to pursue and chart new career paths.

He commended the newly appointed workers for the standard of work they produced, and urged them to continue to uphold the image of the 46-year-old institution.

Noting that all the persons appointed met the qualification requirements, the Minister said the NCC’s Board of Management used the opportunity to compliment the workers for the good work they were doing, and to address the issue of productivity and best practices.

“The Commission took the time to explain that there are opportunities [and] that if they identify an area where there are skills they wish to acquire, that they would consult with the NCC and the opportunity would be made available to them,” he disclosed.

Noting that NCC was no longer a “rake and scrape institution”, Dr. Lowe said it had transformed into a “very sophisticated science-driven organisation”, where there were new features, including the Tissue Culture Lab, and the apiary.

He added that the NCC also played a critical role in the response to Barbados’ climate change issues, and benefited from the generosity of private sector institutions, which had come on board to assist with the creation of new recreational parks, as well as the overhauling of the Folkestone Marine Park.

“It is because the NCC has built out its programme to the extent that the public now sees an organisation where there are so many features other than what its 46-year history dictates…,” the Minister noted.

Chairman of the NCC, Earl Yarde, also encouraged the workers to give of their best at all times and take pride in themselves as employees.

Meanwhile, General Manager, Keith Neblett, also encouraged them to adopt good work ethics and to always give of their best.

During the meeting, some workers expressed their gratitude at being appointed and gave the assurance that they would continue to strive for excellence. (BGIS)

15 Responses to NCC appoints 103 workers

  1. Kermit April 14, 2017 at 10:39 am

    How can NCC workers give “their best” when all NCC does is load them on trucks, like cattle, drop them off, with no water, no means of communication in most places no toilets and leave them with inadequate equipment? jus sayin

  2. Peter April 14, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Hunting season is here folks. DEM fishing fuh votes. Only foolish fishes will bite de baits. He trying to play Jesus this Easter, He think he can get thousands o’ vote from few fishes…. Now wunnuh see, some people got me writing parables……

  3. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn April 14, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    They started to buy votes already.How all of a sudden the government could find money to hired new workers. I thought that they will bring back some of the ones that they send home couple years ago.

  4. Tony Webster April 14, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Spectacular Plasmatic success at Sanitation; Flowing tributes to his enlightened management of B.W.A., now N.C.C. and drainage, are going to be held up for heavenly praise???

    NOW I can agree wid Trump: drain the swamp of all Lowe-life stuff, and make big improvement to our political environment!!!n. Send him back to sanitation…in a dumpster.

  5. Jennifer April 14, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    These guys are only agents of stupid.

  6. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce April 14, 2017 at 12:45 pm


  7. jrsmith April 14, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    This is how lowly bajans are treated , you cannot trust these politicians thats why I am shouting from the roof tops, bajans please we must have something to hold over they heads, which automatically comes into force against them , the politicians in barbados,
    We must not allow the same thing to happen again when they dont really care because they are not accountable , dont ever think things will get better unless our people gain control of barbados………….
    Our politicians work in the interest of that 1% of people , but nothing is done for the interest of the 98% of black bajans…..

    • Jennifer April 14, 2017 at 1:59 pm

      jrsmith – now that will not happen. That will take brave LION hearted people. I would start something but when the ssssshhh hit the fan, and you look back only you are in front of the FIRING SQUAD.

      • Jennifer April 14, 2017 at 2:24 pm

        jrsmith did you attend your good Friday service today.

  8. jrsmith April 14, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    @,Jennifer , hail ,hail , would take a lion heart you are right as usual ,,as attending service , I sat had a couple brandys with some friends and family ,after I cooked a lovely portion of cookoo and salt fish, and washed it down with a nice glass of port……wishing you dear lady and all my nice bajan people happy Easter……………………………

    • Jennifer April 14, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      jrsmith – hahahahahahaha I am here cooking some chicken and coconut stirfry. Will wash that down with some wonderful sorrel. Good evening SIR.

  9. hcalndre April 14, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    These 107 new appointments have met all the promises that they will vote for the DLP candidate whom ever he/she maybe. This is another way of vote buying. They have new computerize technology in weeding the roadside and cleaning the drains, these jobs call for degrees and 5 to 10 years experience in (rose tree trimming) that`s the job Town man and Town woman used to do a long time ago. They have beaten the Banks, Licensing dept. and many other work places in becoming computerize so they can stay at home and do the job, good thinking Denis Low.

  10. BaJan boy April 15, 2017 at 2:14 am

    103 people from the constituency of Christ Church East. Don’t think bajans understand that when Denis Low and the other one whom no one respects that heads the institution selected the evoke they sent home they did no with the knowledge that these people were all employed during the time of the BLP. They have now picked people in the last 8 years after sending home people with 15 year service and he chooses to appoint them with the sole intention of making sure they are employed when bajans dump DEM. Just to remind the BLP has never practiced that type of governance and continue to respect the rights of all citizens when it is returned to office.
    What is sad is that these culprits continue to ease people through the back door primarily for the purpose of a vote. They have placed little consideration on the fact that they need to work with the private sector to creat an enviormnment for it to create jobs and not just increase the public sector debt and continue to negatively affect the lives of all bajans through a continued declining economy.
    Dis Low is a disgrace and I just pray that the people of CH.CH. east treat him the same way he has disrespectfully treated them. He is just not good for this country and his lying,disrespectful,uncaring attitude should be scorned as he should be.

  11. jrsmith April 15, 2017 at 5:01 am

    @,Bajan, B, hail, hail good shot on the button.. this is why I am shouting from roof tops everywhere , bajans we need protection from our politicians..
    Bajans take note , (Read Bajan’ boy ) piece ,politicians realize they dont have to do much in barbados because the party faithfuls will support them , bajans then think they are really doing something, by sticking only to party support , my point see what this one did treating bajans like fools…………
    ASK,,,.,. the question bajans , why is it so easy , that decade after decade 1% of our nation can so easily manipulate the 98 % plus 1% foreign of BARBADOS ?????? with impunity and the said 1% never waste time getting involve with politics , this is because our politicians have no one to answer to but that 1% , thats why their are secured…………………………………………………………………..
    As I will shout to bajans we need an automatic safe guard , to be able to remove politicians like this by just a vote of no confidence carried from they constituency…..How can we really allow this group to inflict this on our young people , we the black bajan people need to fight back and secure our position ……
    To hell this is our country as well .,.,.,,,.,.,.,.,..,.,,

    • Jennifer April 15, 2017 at 5:47 am

      @jrsmith – you are somewhat putting the cart before the horse. You can only acquire any type of safeguard if the mind set has been changed. Then this people will be aware that there needs to be a safeguard. The majority of the 98% has a polluted mind set which need to be detoxified first. This detoxification process can only occur with an understanding of history and identity. Are this people even interested in the latter????? Then we got much big rocks in the road. So for now they will remain in the dumpster collecting……………………………………


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