January 26, 2007
NIS hosts 2006 awards and dinner

When the National Insurance Services (NIS) presented their awards for 2006 last Saturday night, Nicole Joseph received the Lion’s share. She walked away with the Employee of the Year award, the Most Outstanding Supervisor award, and shared the award for punctuality in the Middle Management Division with Alfredo Ollivierre, Stewart Haynes and Peter Samuel. Speaking at the annual dinner awards ceremony at Sugar Mill Inn, Executive Director of the National Insurance Services (NIS) Reginald Thomas predicted continued rough waters in the financial world, and thanked his staff for being the financial sailors and navigators of the NIS.{{more}}

Thomas said that over the past 20 years, the NIS has been able to stay financially afloat because of the hard work of the staff and praised them for their dedication.

The Executive Director also noted that employers who pay their workers’ contributions on time also ensure that the NIS has financial reserve and that this was crucial to the social security of any country.

He noted that the staff and contributors of the NIS were both being appreciated this year at the dinner ceremony because the two entities have helped to build the financial institution over the last two decades and it was time to recognise them at the same function.

Awards for Punctuality in Management went to Sharon Ashton and Richard Lewis, while in the Junior department, the award for punctuality went to Duan Cumberbatch. The Most Outstanding Division went to the Administration Department, Most Outstanding Junior Officers were Dornelle Fitzpatrick and Loisha Norton, Most Outstanding Assistant Supervisor was Donnette Arrindell. Stewart Haynes took the Most Outstanding Middle Manager award, while Jeremy Jackson captured Most Outstanding Manager award.

The dinner award ceremony ended with a dynamic performance of vintage calypsos by the NIS band and a dance.