Identifying, solving bottleneck key facet of ministry retreatPOSTED: 01/28/11 12:14 PM
St. Maarten – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Rhoda Arrindell has said today’s “Ministry Conference” is about identifying bottlenecks that cause people to be unhappy with the service they get from the Ministry’s departments. The one day retreat at the Great Bay Beach Resort will run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is meant to help the civil servants and minister’s cabinet outline and fine tune the ministry’s vision and mission and to get “everyone on the same page.”
“One of the things we’re looking at during the retreat on Friday is to see the different areas each department work in, so in terms of the service that they provide and one of discussions will be some of the bottlenecks that they face and trying to find solutions to those bottlenecks. We know in this current situation things can progress a lot faster in terms of movement of documentation and decision making but there are still some bottle necks that the different departments face and we’re going to try to work those out during our retreat on Friday,” Arrindell said.
The theme at today’s retreat is The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports – A service organization. A key point in the morning will be the key note address that will be delivered by Mario Michel, a former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Human Resource Development, Youth and Sports in his home St. Lucia, who now serves as a Judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. His current assignment is senior judge on a three member panel that is assigned to the High Court of Justice in Antigua and Barbuda.