Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 30, 2019 (SKNIS): The management and staff of the St. Kitts and Nevis Government Printery recently held its 3rd annual Professional Development Day on July 26 under the theme “Building a Strong Team to Achieve Success.”
This is a fitting theme, said Permanent Secretary, Osbert DeSuza, during the opening of the event, while highlighting that the camaraderie of the staff can be seen through the work that they produce.
“I want you to be mindful of the fact that you contribute to the printery’s success,” he said. “The Printery also contributes to your success as you build a strong team. I want to commend you for a building a great team.”
The permanent secretary said that the professional development day also ensures that the capabilities and skills are kept apace with trends.
Mr. DeSuza congratulated the Printery staff and the management team for holding the third annual professional development day.
“I think this is important to every institution,” he said. “I think we tend to, in a number of cases, to settle into a mold when we go into a particular job environment and we don’t recognize that we have to change, we have to move with trends and the development in any particular area of endeavour that we are involved in.
He went on to thank the staff who had been there for a number of years.
“On behalf of the prime minister, and by extension the rest of the government, I want to thank you for what we call sticking to and holding the fort,” he said. “We want to thank you for your contribution to the Printery.”
Mr. DeSuza, on behalf of himself and the entire government, also extended appreciation for the contribution that the Printery is making to national development, most notably the printing of the yearly estimates and budget documents.
The permanent secretary noted the substantial investment that the Government of National Unity has made towards the building of a new Printery.
“The fact that the government is making such an investment in the new Printery really is commendable,” he said. “The government expects that as we secure such investment that the quality of work that comes out of the Printery will not fall less than what it is and will improve. We want nothing but good and timely delivery out of the Printery.”
The permanent secretary also stated that the new Printery will increase the staff’s comfort and will be equipped with modern equipment. He also thanked them for their patience in waiting for the new building.
“The government is doing a number of projects concurrently and you are not left out,” he said. “You would appreciate that in order to improve the conditions under which you work, you would have to suffer a bit of inconvenience and that is what is happening now.”
He assured them that the new Printery building is advancing quickly and by the end of the year it should be operational.