National awardees urged to strive harder

first_imgFive hardworking staff members at the Ministry of the Presidency were on Tuesday honoured at an appreciation ceremony.The event served as a precursor to a national ceremony slated to be held later this year. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, who hosted the event for the Ministry of the Presidency’s National Awardees congratulated the awardees on their dedicated service.“Here at the Ministry of the Presidency, we do appreciate the work you’ve done to get to this level,” Harmon is quoted as saying.The Minister of State explained that these awards were indeed significant, and he opined that they indicated that the recipients had the capacity to perform at an even higher level.He further related that the awarded staffers would serve as “good examples and role models” for other staffers who may be striving to achieve the same recognition. Harmon also related that their dedicated service has elevated the Ministry.The awardees are Maureen Lynette Stephenson, Deputy Secretary to Cabinet who was honoured for her long service with exceptional dedication in the Public Service, more particularly the Ministry of the Presidency; Nancy Ferreira, Senior Confidential Secretary to the President, awarded for her long service with exceptional dedication in the Ministry of the Presidency; Ingrid Cecilia Forde, Office Manager, Ministry of the Presidency, who was honoured for her long and dedicated service; William Victor Cecil Cox, who serves as Senior Public Servant and Political Assistant to the President, and Reginald Brotherson.last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Amazing Escapes is prep

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterAmazing Escapes is preparing to open the first-of-its-kind luxury lodge on the Bolivian Altiplano at the end of February 2019. Kachi Lodge will sit atop the breathtaking natural landscape of the Uyuni Salt Flats, which sit at an altitude of 3,600 metres at the foot of the Tunupa Volcano.The Dome camp looks like a space station creation, and is comprised of a series of metallic structures featuring transparent panels on the front and on top. There are six luxury bedroom domes. The Lodge domes offer the creature comforts of a hotel room, with a private bathroom, comfortable bedding, interior decoration and heating. Inside, a wooden screen has been mounted to protect the shower area, the ceramic washbasins and the restrooms.A central dome contains a communal dining table, surrounded by dozens of oversized hemp cushions arranged around copper floor-lanterns.Offering original experiences linked to the local culture and environment, Kachi Lodge will also deliver top culinary experience thanks to its partnership with multi-award-winning restaurant Gustu in La Paz. Gustu restaurant was established in early 2013, aiming to become a showcase of the great potential of Bolivia’s production, culture and biodiversity. Elected best restaurant in La Paz in 2016, the team works uniquely and exclusively with Bolivian products. Gustu has a strong relationship with each of its suppliers, seeking to consolidate the Bolivian productive chain, beginning with the boost of fair business activities.An experience not to be missed is a hike in the morning to a nearby “island” covered with giant cacti and offering amazing views on the Salar. Another option is a visit to the charming village of Coquesa and its mummies in a cave.The interesting archeological site of Alcaya, an old pre-Colombian city near Salinas, is located just over an hour away, while the adventurous traveller may wish to climb the lower lip of Tunupa volcano crater. Full board rates at Kachi Lodge are US$1,980 per person on a double tent basis, for a two-night minimum stay. Extra nights areUS$990 per person.​It has a maximum capacity of six units for 12 adult guests.For enquiries, email reservations@kachilodge.comGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more