The Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Housing and the Environment held its Staff Recognition and Awards Dinner on Thursday July 21, 2022 at the Montserrat Cultural Center.
The event was held to recognize several staff members, retirees, farmers and stakeholders for outstanding service and performance over the years.
Permanent Secretary Mrs. Beverly Mendes extended heartiest congratulations to all the awardees. She stated, “Some would receive the benefit of their efforts being named the most outstanding since they have provided a distinguished quality of work, and have shown great initiative and innovation, while others would have been saluted for their long and dedicated service.”
The awardees are listed below.
Employee of the Year
Most Outstanding Employee By Department
MALHE Headquaters –Karyssa Duberry
Department of Agriculture
- Livestock & Veterinary Division – Jahvon Ryan
- Fisheries Unit – Lyandra Lee
- Extension Unit – Bernitta Serrant
Department of Environment – Stephen Mendes
Land and Survey Department – Jovarn Thornhill
Housing Unit – Deneese Fenton
Physical Planning Unit – Lavern Rogers-Ryan
Land and Development Authority – Tazia Briscoe
Long Service Awardees
Deneese H. Fenton
St. Claire Lee
Cedric Shiell James Boatswain
James R. Daley
Montserrat Fishing and Boat Owners Association
Montserrat National Trust
Social Services Department
Housing & Land Allocation Committee
Attorney General Chambers
Planning Development Authority
Montserrat Land Development Authority
Human Resources Management Unit
Ministry of Communication Works & Labor
Ministry of Finance
This year the Ministry included a special category awards for the island’s young farmers.
The list of young farmers awardees were:
Livestock – Ackime Meade
Fisheries – George Fergus Jr.
Fisheries – Ekron White
Crops – Kelvin Ponde
Crops – Malika Casimier
“We have recognized that agriculture on Montserrat would have no future if we do invest in and recognize our young farmers,” Mrs. Mendes explained.
Mrs. Mendes said she felt honored to be associated with this group of persons who have shown nothing short of sterling commitment and were well deserving of the evening’s fanfare.