St. John’s Antigua- Five officers from the Ministry of Health, Social Transformation, Consumer Affairs and Local Government were among several service men and women honoured during a Community Guest Relations Day at the St John’s Seventh Day Adventist Church, Saturday.
Receiving awards for outstanding service to the Community were Cindy Price – chief welfare officer, Alethea Byers – principal probation officer (Ag), Ava-Maria Thomas – deputy chief welfare officer, Brenda Bennett – government’s residential assistance and care for the elderly (GRACE) manager and Carlstein Quinland -chief welfare aide.
Parliamentary Secretary of Health, Social Transformation, Consumer Affairs and Local Government Senator Malaka Parker, who attended the church service, congratulated the five and commended the Seventh Day Adventist – South Leeward Mission for the initiative.
Meanwhile, Minister of Health, Social Transformation & Consumer Affairs Willmoth Daniel, also in congratulating the five officers from the department, urged other civil servants, to work hard and exert professional diligence.
Pastor Wayne Knowles of South Leeward Mission indicated that the recognition of service men and women is conducted twice per year.
The five honourees expressed gratitude to the Seventh Day Adventist Church for the gesture.