80% of public workers in Dominica unproductive

first_img 60 Views   5 comments LocalNews 80% of public workers in Dominica unproductive by: – January 25, 2012 Sharing is caring! Parry Bellot. Government’s Productivity Advisor Parry Bellot has revealed that eighty percent of public officers in Dominica are unproductive.Bellot has been in that position for over six months and recently delivered a report to the government on the status of productivity within the public and private sector in Dominica.Bellot told reporters at a Press Conference on Wednesday he now needs three years to effectively address the lack of productivity on the island as “the challenges of productivity in Dominica are very deep, very profound”.Bellot was asked to identify the method of finding used to arrive at the 80% figure and explained that it was based on his interactions with public workers.“A simple way; I’m interacting with 200 people and out that only 40 persons come through being serious the others are slack. It’s my personal analysis I am satisfied because it is also based on my discussions with people.”According to Bellot, several members of the public have complained to him about the inefficiencies of public workers and these were factored into his analysis. He gave examples of public workers not passing proper notes, not following through, tardiness, gossiping, or even passing on a telephone call.Bellot was further questioned as to whether a survey would have been a better reflection of the productivity status in Dominica.“We can do that and some persons are saying that’s what we should do scientifically and there is nothing wrong with doing that but again to me, we know the problems let’s start dealing with the problems. Suppose we do a survey and we find out that it is not 80% that’s inefficient its 75.3% does it really make a difference?”Bellot admitted “I should have known that it would be a great challenge” as the wheels of government work slowly.Although Bellot has been in the position for over six months he has not been given a budget and often has to use his personal resources to carry out his duties.Bellot identified “cultural tradition” as the major cause of un-productivity as there is a culture to clock in late to work and then spend time doing personal business while at work.“In Dominica we take things nice and easy, in government they take it even nice and easier because as you know it is difficult to lose your job in government or be fired it is almost impossible. So whilst your supervisor might make a little noise if you are late everybody knows that they cannot be fired anyhow. I see a lot of that in the public service.”Although his report indicates that 80% of public workers are inefficient and unproductive, hestressed that” there are some very good public servants; there are but there are too few”.He also noted, “often there is a good person” who comes into the service but is later influenced by public officers who “come to work when they want, talking the gossip about what was on tv last night and not really doing their work”.Dominica Vibes News Tweetcenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Hudson-Odoi: Why I considered Bayern Munich offer

first_imgCallum Hudson-Odoi admits leaving Chelsea for Bayern Munich was about playing opportunities last season. Promoted ContentMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceled10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?From Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became CloseWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms? The England international eventually turned down the Germans and penned new terms with the Blues. He told The Sun, “I was talking about it with the family and thinking, ‘I just want to play games,’ and at that moment I wasn’t playing enough.Advertisement Loading… “I wouldn’t say I was close to leaving but it was on my mind. What happened in January happened. But I signed my contract and I’m happy here now — everything is going well. Read Also:Hudson-Odoi skills could halt Zaha’s Chelsea move “It’s been a rollercoaster year. A lot of things have happened which made me learn and think about stuff. I just needed to get back, be confident, be myself, score, assist — and show what I can do.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Additional work extends one-lane restriction on U.S. 50 in Lawrenceburg

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — Single-lane restrictions will continue on U.S. Highway 50 at Lawrenceburg for several additional days after railroad crews rebuilding an industrial spur crossing at Shipping Street uncovered a separate set of tracks.  These tracks crossing U.S. 50 adjacent to the flood wall will be removed within the current operations to avoid further lane closures at a later date.Meanwhile, Indiana Department of Transportation’s closure of eastbound U.S. 50 between Doughty Road and Front Street will remain in effect.  Eastbound and westbound single-lane traffic is being rerouted to the westbound side of U.S. 50 on the fly-over bridge.INDOT’s cooperative efforts with Central Railroad are in conjunction with a $6,939,150 asphalt resurface and slide correction project impacting U.S. 50 in Dearborn County.last_img read more

NBA star reveals Griezmann’s new number at Barcelona

first_img Philippe Coutinho held the No.7 when Griezmann joined but later signed for Bayern Munich on loan for the campaign. Griezmann had worn the No.7 shirt for Real Sociedad, Atletico Madrid and France until last season. Loading… The Frenchman had donned the No.17 jersey since arriving at the Camp Nou from Atletico Madrid last summer. Advertisement French forward Antoine Griezmann will wear the No.7 shirt at Barcelona this 2020-21 season. Read Also: Messi: Barcelona president harassed in first public outing The announcement of his new number at Barcelona was made by Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant, who himself switched to the No.7 after leaving the Golden State Warriors last summer. Griezmann, who said in March that he hoped to wear the number again soon, scored 15 goals in 48 appearances for Barca in 2019-20. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldMost Appreciated First Ladies In The History Of America10 Inventions That Make Us Question HumanityThailand’s 10 Most Iconic Landmarks8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The EndCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TV8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoolast_img read more

Figueira elected UDCA president

first_img… GCB to open outdoor facility as part of Region 10 developmentTHE Upper Demerara Cricket Association (UDCA) elected its new executive body, which will be headed by Jermaine Figueira as president for the 2020-2022 term.The Member of Parliament was recently elected unopposed as president of the association when the clubs met this week as part of the AGM.Figueira and his team outlined plans for cricket development in Upper Demerara area, some of which include the construction of proper playing surfaces at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) and Linden Technical Institute (LTI) grounds.Figueira said discussions with the East Bank Cricket Board (EBCB) and Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) are in the pipeline. The respective entities are currently eyeing the resurgence of cricket in the area which has been dormant for about a decade.Recently GCB secretary Anand Sanasie has been spearheading projects across Guyana which entail the construction of all-weather outdoor facilities at clubs or in areas which serve as a practice home for the cricketers in that neighbourhood.With the Shiv Chanderpaul outdoor facility being constructed at Everest and the Alvin Johnson facility in Salem Parika already commissioned last week, GCB recently announced that the entity would be building an all-weather practice facility in Linden.The move endorses UDCA president’s feelings as he lauded the Bayroc and Mackenzie Sports Clubs for re-igniting sports in the respective areas, as previous administrators in Region 10 failed to execute any level of cricket-related events or developmental projects.Also, the new Executive committee of the UDCA intends to hit the ground running with plans to start a sponsored competition as early as next week.Meanwhile, clubs present at the AGM meeting were Bayroc, MSC, Wisroc, Block 22, Blueberry Hill, Christianburg and Amelia’s Ward.The full Executive body of the UDCA:Jermaine Figueira – presidentLancelot Easton – vice-presidentNolan Beekharry – secretarySharon Williams – Assistant secretaryKeith Sullivan – treasurerWanda Richmond – Assistant treasurerMr Avery Trim – Marketing ManagerMr Flemroy Lambert – Public Relations OfficerMr Mortimer Denny – Chairman of the Competitions Committee. (Clifton Ross)last_img read more

WG swimmers go 1-1; Skaneateles beats Syracuse

first_img Tags: skaneatelesswimmingWest Genesee Kelsie Bottari (180.35 points) held off teammate Julia Turton (177.30 points) as WG went 1-2 in diving, with Maggie Smith finishing second in the 200 individual medley in 2:35.95 and second in the 100 backstroke in 1:12.64.It figured to get tougher in Friday’s meet against Cicero-North Syracuse at Le Moyne College, and that proved the case as the Wildcats took a 99-76 defeat to the Northstars.WG did not win a race until the 500 freestyle, which Allison Putnam claimed in 5:50.47. Later, Smith would edge C-NS’s Alexa Kulakowski, 1:09.38 to 1:09.51, in the 100 backstroke after finishing second in the 200 freestyle.McFadden, in 1:10.63, was a close second to C-NS’s Brittany Wood (1:10.09) in the 100 butterfly as Murdock, McFadden, Gill and Hannah Delpha had a time of 1:52.80 in the 200 freestyle relay.Back on Thursday night, Skaneateles met Syracuse City at Nottingham High School, with the Lakers able to pull away and earn a 100-75 victory to improve its overall record to 5-3.Before they moved to individual events, Grace King, Lili Winkelman, Caitlin Comer and Elizabeth Springer started out the meet by helping Skaneateles win the 200 medley relay in 2:03.85King would finish first in the 500 freestyle in 5:49.55 and return two races later to beat the field in the 100 backstroke in 1:10.30, while Winkelman edged teammate Amelia Musso, 28.89 seconds to 28.97, in the 50 freestyle and Comer won the 200 freestyle in 2:16.30 to Marcella Buchholz’s 2:19.53, also going 1:20.09 to edge Springer (1:21.77) in the 100 breaststroke.Not to be left out, Lily Buchholz swam the 200 IM in 2:28.38, winning that race, and also was victorious in the 100 freestyle in 59.60 seconds. Musso won the 100 butterfly in 1:09.20.Carlee Pitman, with 191.70 points, beat out Lexis Cottrill (166.20) as the Lakers went 1-2 in diving. Cottrill, Comer, Lily Buchholz and eighth-grader Sophia Soprano finished the 200 freestyle relay in 1:56.21.The Lakers would be back in the pool Tuesday at Rome Free Academy as West Genesee faced two more road meets, against CBA Tuesday at Le Moyne and then Friday at Jamesville-DeWitt.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Two more tests awaited the West Genesee girls swim team as it looked to improve its regular-season record to 5-1, but it could only earn a split of those meets.The first part went well, with the Wildcats hosting Oswego last Tuesday night and doing enough throughout the night to turn back the Buccaneers’ challenge and prevail 98-88.Right away, there was a close race as WG’s quartet of Anna Ivery, Devon Burnside, Taylor McFadden and Hannah Murdock needed two minutes, 4.15 seconds to hold off Oswego (2:04.74) and take the 200-yard medley relay.center_img Murdock would win twice more, going 26.75 seconds to beat the Bucs’ Grace Wing (27.15) in the 50 freestyle and then claiming the 100 freestyle in 59.89 seconds.As if all that wasn’t enough, Murdock, helped by Ivery, Victoria Senus and Adrianna Gill, pulled out the 200 freestyle relay in another close contest, the Wildcats’ 1:47.67 just eight-hundredths of a second ahead of Oswego’s 1:47.75.McFadden, in 1:10.07, held off the Bucs’ Maya Upcraft (1:10.78) in the 100 butterfly, while Burnside earned a first-place time of 1:16.75 in the 100 breaststroke.last_img read more

Creedon admits Tipp can do better

first_imgTipperary’s senior football manager has said his team are capable of playing better football than they did in their league clash against FermanaghThe Premier County lost out by 4 points on Sunday in Enniskillen, both teams had 11 scores, but the Northern side managed two goals.Next up for Tipperary is a clash against Clare in Semple Stadium this Saturday. Clare won their third round tie against Sligo at the weekend. Manager Peter Creedon says while his players never gave up despite the scoreboard he admits Tipp didn’t play to their potential.last_img read more

Kenpong urges Kotoko patience with Sammy Kuffuor

first_imgFormer Asante Kotoko board member Kennedy Agyapong has called on the club faithful to refrain from chastising Samuel Osei Kuffuor.To the respected former director of the club, speaking ill of the Kuffuor will create division in the team especially among the top hierarchy.Speaking to the Daily Guide on his view on the Kuffour saga, KenPong said, “Fans should not rejoice should the owner of the club, Otumfuo decides not to hand Kuffour the Kotoko top job.“Kuffour has come under intense public criticism since granting interview on TV. As human as he is, I don’t think he meant evil by going public. For me I think he did that out of the insatiable love he has for club. Don’t forget he is still a board member.”“Painting Kuffuor black will create enmity between him and Opoku Nti, who is still in office. We should rather concentrate on how to build a formidable side for the future.”“I believe the highly respected king, Otumfuo in his own wisdom, will choose somebody who will take the club to higher heights. He has done it before, and I believe he would make us all happy by bringing somebody after his own heart to turn the fortunes of the club.” “Let’s remain united and stop pointing accusing fingers at one management member or the other,” the former Kotoko director advised. The president of Kenpong Group of Companies is known to have served and supported the club’s previous administrators till date. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Team Multimedia suffer heartbreak in 2018 Standard Chartered trophy final

first_imgTeam Multimedia missed another opportunity to win the annual Standard Chartered Trophy after losing out to Rivals EIB Network 4-1 in the 2018 edition final at the Lizzy Sports Complex on Saturday. In their quest to prevent a repeat of the 2016 final defeat to GNPC, Team Multimedia after a  twitchy start in their opening game to Chase Petroleum got into the groove by defeating Ernest and Young by 4 goals to nil and EIB Network by 2-1 to progress from the group stage.The 2016 finalists then made light work of Technip in the quarter-final and progressed to the final after defeating Tv3 but failed to keep their heads in a 4-1 drubbing to miss the opportunity of making the Anfield trip.The Standard Chartered “Road to Anfield” Trophy is an annual competition which gives a lifetime opportunity to people with diverse backgrounds around the globe to meet and spend time with Liverpool football stars and also aimed at deepening relationships between the bank and its clients and stakeholders. Chief Financial Officer of Standard Chartered Bank, Kweku Ninfa Essuman, in his closing address lauded the efforts of the two finalists and assured the winners of an exciting trip to Anfield.Liverpool legend, Sander Westerveld, who graced the occasion, tasked the winners to become the first African side to win the competition when they participate in Anfield. Winners EIB will, therefore, represent Ghana at a World Tournament alongside other winners from the West Africa sub-region and will get a fully sponsored trip to Anfield – the home of five European Champions Liverpool in May for the competition.last_img read more

The 12th Bosnian Memorial “Mustafa Hajrulahović Talijan” Open

first_imgYesterday evening, the 12th International Memorial Boxing Torunament “Mustafa Hajrulahović Talijan” was open with the participation of fighters from 11 countries.This traditional tournament is organized in memory of Mustafa Hajrulahović, general of the 1st corpus of the Army of B&H who contributed greatly to the defence of Sarajevo and B&H.Before the Memorial started, the organizers and participants of the competition placed flowers at the general’s grave in the harem of the Ali-paša’s Mosque.The two days tournament, taking place at the Dom mladih and organized by the boxing club “Zlatni ljiljani” was solemnly open by the member of the Presidency of B&H and the president of the Organization board, Željko Komšić.18 semi-final fights were at the program yesterday evening while the finals with 13 fights were held today at 11:00 o’clock.(Source: Klix)last_img read more