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Cayman Islands Government

A Job Well Done

Minister of District Administration, Works and Gender Affairs the Hon Juliana O'Connor-Connolly makes a presentation to Public Works Department (PWD) and National Roads Authority (NRA) staffers who performed well in the recent hurricane shuttering exercise.

A joint Public Works Department (PWD) and National Roads Authority (NRA) team has earned an efficiency reward following the recent national hurricane exercise.

Deputy Premier and Works Minister the Hon. Juliana O'Connor-Connolly JP, presented a letter of commendation and cash from her personal funds to team leader, PWD Foreman Thomas Ebanks.

The seven-member crew shuttered seven buildings in two hours and twenty minutes, before going on to assist a rival team with its work.

Minister O'Connor-Connolly thanked the men for their effort, noting that their skills will help to protect life and property in a real-life hurricane situation. Observing that their work is of national importance, she further urged them to continue to strive for excellence.

PWD Director Max Jones and NRA Managing Director Brian Tomlinson added their congratulations, both citing the importance of teamwork in achieving crucial objectives.

"When a hurricane is approaching we have to work speedily and efficiently, so the exercise helped the men on both teams to identify their strengths, weaknesses and what they require to get the job done right," Mr. Jones said.

Mr. Tomlinson lauded the men for their focused work under pressure, adding that inter-agency collaboration was essential to the success of the exercise.

Other members of the winning team were the PWD's Silbert Facey; Alcot Gould; Lloyd Campbell and Chaz Powery, as well as NRA staffers Daniel Ebanks; Selwin Fraser and Frank Bagwandat. The completed buildings were checked by PWD Inspector Nick Johnson.

Thanking the officials on behalf of his team, Foreman Ebanks noted: "It is very encouraging to be rewarded for working well and all the men did a tremendous job."

(GIS)

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