Face of government HQ retires from front desk

| 12/04/2015
Cayman News Service

Hope Stephenson

(CNS): After 25 years in the civil service Hope Stephenson spent her last day at the Government Administration Building’s front desk on Friday. ‘Ms Hope’, who has been the front line face at government headquarters, firstly at the Glass House and more recently at the new GAB, is departing as a result of the mandatory civil service retirement age of only sixty. Despite, as she herself said, still having much to offer, she will no longer be the face that greets visitors to the government offices.

Switchboard Operator Beatrice Chisholm (left) is also due to retire in June, another long serving public sector who has served 25 years but is now required to retire. ‘Ms B’, who operates government’s 949-7900 phone line, transfers some 300 calls a day to 62 government agencies.

A retirement party, at which a list of government dignitaries was in attendance, was held in the Government Administration Building for the women, where officials presented Ms Hope and Ms B with awards, presents and praise for their contributions.

Cayman News Service

Beatrice Chisholm (left) and Hope Stephenson with their 25-year service awards, with (back row, from left) Fisher ‘Porter’ Wright, Troy Whorms and Adam McLaren, staff members of the Facilities Management Department, which oversees GAB and other government properties.


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