NHC celebrates Independence
WORK WAS MADE even more enjoyable at the National Housing Corporation (NHC) when it hosted the second annual Independence celebrations for staff and visitors Friday.
The Country Road, St Michael offices were a patriotic picture of ultramarine, gold and black, as workers from all departments joined in solidarity for a fun and food–filled day of excitement.
General manager of the NHC, Lanette Napoleon–Young, told the NATION she was extremely happy that such celebrations were able to take place especially against the backdrop of a most tumultuous year for the corporation.
“During the course of the year we would have lost some staff members to retrenchments and the organisation would have been going through a particular phase in terms of employee morale. So when the team approached me indicating they wanted to celebrate in this way I said go ahead.
“We have everybody here. Persons from the sites . . . and there is a particular level of enthusiasm with regards to what we are doing today. So I am satisfied and it only augurs well for the future,” Napoleon–Young said, adding plans were moving ahead for an extravaganza for the island’s 50th anniversary Independence celebration in 2016.
From the time persons entered the doors of the NHC they were greeted by the sweet sounds of steel pan music which further brought to life the offices that were beautifully decorated.
Lining the sides of the corridors were almost 15 stalls, inclusive of mouth–watering treats and traditional Bajan delicacies made by the staff. The workers at the NHC displayed their creative talents in crochet, beaded jewellery, sand art, floral work, architecture and paintings.
There was also a display set-up paying tribute to Barbados’ former oldest citizen James Sisnett, where several of his possessions were displayed.
The fun continued with a performance of folk songs, a presentation by the NHC Group, a poem recitation by Robert Gibson and the very exciting Bus Yuh Brain competition. (SDB Media)