The National Insurance Scheme has contributed to Barbados??? success, as it is the social safety net that has allowed this country to advance its human development.
Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, made this remark, as she addressed the National Insurance Department???s Great Employees Matter Awards and Christmas Party at the Hilton Barbados, last Saturday.
She continued: ???As we all know Barbados celebrates its 50th Anniversary of Independence and we will be highlighting our successes and I think that the National Insurance Scheme is one of our major successes in Barbados.???
While noting that 2015 has been a challenging year for the National Insurance Department, with the implementation of a new computer system, the Minister praised the department for ???successfully overcoming??? those challenges, adding that it was ???testament to the theme Great Employees Matter???.
During the ceremony, a number of employees were awarded for their dedication to service. Michelle Johnson received the award ???Employee of the Year???, while Hallam King was presented with a special award of Long Service for his 45 years of service to the department.
The awards ceremony was held to celebrate the department???s 48th anniversary.