Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Magical Mustard Seed

MUSTARD

There is an old Chinese tale about a woman whose only son died. In her grief, she went to the holy man and asked, "What prayers, what magical incantations do you have to bring my son back to life?" Instead of sending her away or reasoning with her, he said to her, "Fetch me a mustard ...

Tickle Me Elmo: A Story About Training And Communications

elmo

This allegedly took place in a factory in the USA which makes the ‘Tickle Me Elmo’ toys, (a children’s plush cuddly toy which laughs when tickled under the arm). The legend has is it that a new employee is hired at the Tickle Me Elmo factory and she duly reports for her first day’s induction ...

Litter fines go up to $500 from $50.

Litter Warden launch.12

Speech delivered by Dr. the Honourable Surujrattan Rambachan Minister of Local Government at the Launch of the Litter Prevention Wardens Initiative Ministers of Government, Mayors, Chairmen, Permanent Secretaries, specially invited guests, members of staff of the Ministry of Local Government, members of the media… Good Morning. Welcome and why we are here A successful society is judged by many ...

Corporation rewards 107 for outstanding achievement

award_10

It was, most definitely, a signature event where excellence in academia, sports, business and community service, was recognised and rewarded. For the past ten years, the Penal/Debe Regional Corporation has been highlighting the achievement of excellence of those who reside in the area. Among the 107 recipients to whom they paid homage on Saturday night, were the ...

The transformation of Gasparillo

gasparillo

If you have not visited Gasparillo in the past five years, you may not recognise it now. The place has been transformed. The traffic-choked Norman Junction, infamous for its rush-hour gridlock, is still a problem. The homeless man sitting on the steps of the abandoned movie theatre is still there. But almost all the nondescript buildings that were ...

Suruj tells parents to take responsibility for children

Dr Suruj Rambachan

Too many children are suffering because of broken homes, violence, alcoholism and other social ills, Local Government Minister Dr Suruj Rambachan has said. Addressing the Penal/Debe Regional Corporation civic reception and awards ceremony in San Fernando, Rambachan also looked at the deterioration of the institution of marriage and family life. “There is now a trend in ...

Suruj: Give Penal/Debe its just due

PENAL

Local Government Minister Suruj Rambachan said it is time the region of Penal/Debe, often described as backwards, become a place of national pride in T&T. He said Penal/Debe had often been looked upon in a negative light and its residents derided and overlooked and had never been given its place of prominence it deserved on the ...

Two Brothers And The Geese Story

GEESE

Two brothers and the geese story (initiative, responsibility, thinking outside the box, anticipating, strategic anticipation, adding value to service, value and reward) Two sons work for their father on the family's farm. The younger brother had for some years been given more responsibility and reward, and one day the older brother asks his father to explain ...

Interrogate the policies in force to determine their relevance

New Tips

I found this story very interesting, for it is a true reflection of what happens in many organizations. It is told that a very old traditional brewery decided to install a new canning line, to enable its beer products to be marketed through the supermarket sector. This represented a major change for the little company, ...

Ministry of Health advises citizens to safeguard themselves against the Influenza Virus

the-coat-of-arm

The Ministry of Health would like to advise that during this season persons who are at increased risk of developing serious complications like pneumonia from the influenza virus should visit their nearest health facility or doctor to receive the influenza vaccine. Influenza viruses change over time, and each year the vaccine is updated to include the ...