St. George, Grenada: Thursday September 25, 2014 was a major step up for the Authority's operations in the parish of St. Patrick with the Official Commissioning of its Mt. Reuil Water Treatment Plant.
St. George, Grenada: " We are at a point that I have been looking forward to for a very long time" the words of NAWASA's General Manager Mr. Christopher Husbands as he addressed persons at the Sod Turning Ceremony for the Chemin Valley Water System on Tuesday October 21st, 2014.
For over 40 years, the Chemin Valley residents and its surrounding environs have had to deal with no water supply on occasions during power outage and also system maintenance.
St. George's Grenada: NAWASA's Communications Officer Jamila Lewis was one of three persons who made presentation at the Official Handover Ceremony for the FUN FUN ONE CRAB ON THE RUN books at the Ministry of Education Conference Room on Friday February 28th, 2014.
This picture book is written by acclaimed author Mario Picayo and illustrated by Grenadian Stacey Byer. As the largest sponsor, the Communications Officer was on hand for the official handover to Ms. Ruth Rouse, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education & Human Resource Development. The books will be distributed to fifty (50) selected pre- schools during the month of March.
In making her presentation, the Communication Officer said " Early childhood is a crucial stage of life in terms of a child's physical, intellectual, emotional and social development. Educators indicate that growth of mental and physical abilities progress at an astounding rate and a very high proportion of learning takes place from birth to age six. This we see as amazing because looking at Mr. Picayo's book we notice that the target audience is for children between ages 3 to 6 years."
She further added "The use of illustration by Ms. Byer will give budding artistes a chance to explore this form of art as there are so many opportunities that can be obtained from this field. NAWASA has considered art of this nature in the delivery of messages. Our recent Bill payment illustration advertisement speaks to this. NAWASA has always been community oriented; and we see this as another opportunity to give back."
Environmental awareness is featured highly in the book which is based around water and marine life. Using a powerful quote from Nelson Mandela, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Ms. Lewis congratulated Ms. Byer for her accomplishment in the field of art and also the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development for their support to the initiative.
St. George's Grenada: The celebratory mood at the Grenada Spice Basket was palpable on Thursday February 6th, 2014 as 230 of NAWASA's employees celebrated Grenada's 40th Anniversary of Independence.
To mark the occasion, there was food, dancing and independence outfit portrayal arranged for staff participation along with a live band and DJ entertainment. Outfits were designed by the contestants themselves and the band made up of NAWASA employees.
The entire day was developed around the national colours and this year's Independence theme of "Uniting our people, restoring hope for a brighter tomorrow".
A brainchild of NAWASA's Human Resources Department, the occasion was also used to recognize employees who recently achieved certification in different fields of study. Awards were also extended to recently retired staff.
In attendance were The Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications, Works, Physical Development, Public Utilities, ICT and Community Development Honourable Alvin Dabreo, Members of NAWASA's Board, representatives of the Union that represents employees and several past General Managers of the organization.
NAWASA extends hearty thank you to entire staff without whom the event would not be the success it was. The day was truly about uniting our people, restoring hope for a brighter tomorrow.
NAWASA placed a smile on the faces of 35 well deserving customers, as it continued its Christmas Food Hamper Distribution Programme for 2013, the ninth year running for the Authority.
From December 23rd to 27th, 2013, NAWASA distributed food items along with toiletries and of course the Christmas ham to the needy.
From November 18th to 29th, 2013, persons used Social Media and the Authority's Cash Offices, to fill out submission forms stating the name of a beneficiary and all the reasons they are deserving of a food hamper from NAWASA.
For the first time in the history of the promotion, members of the General Public assisted NAWASA in the selection of beneficiaries.