Two recognised for exemplary service to agricultural output
Two civil servants have been recognised for their “exemplary service” to the island’s agricultural output.
Thomas Sinclair and Maxwell Dill were presented with Public Service Excellence Awards last week by David Burt, the Premier.
They head up government’s agriculture services centre, which provides ongoing support for the local agriculture industry.
According to a government spokeswoman, Mr Sinclair and Mr Dill “have managed the increased workload providing exemplary service supporting local farming”.
The spokeswoman added: “Their efforts have contributed directly to improving Bermuda's food security during what can only be described as challenging times.”
During last week’s presentation, Mr Burt said: “It was a pleasure to visit the agriculture services centre today to experience first-hand the commitment, dedication and enthusiasm of this small but talented team.
“The officers openly shared their knowledge and demonstrated how the facility is used to support local farming. I’m pleased to know that we have skilled resources we can rely upon as we seek to evolve this sector through the use of technology.”
Derrick Binns, head of the public service, who was also at the ceremony, added: “Despite many challenges ranging from ageing equipment to natural disasters, Mr Dill and Mr Sinclair have made it their priority to maintain the smooth functioning of this essential service to the community.
“On behalf of the public service executive and myself, congratulations to both of you on your well-deserved recognition.
“We are proud to have such attentive officers working together for the public good.”