DCFS retirees awarded for service

| 26/06/2015
Cayman News Service

(L-R, seated) Honourees Delva Mattocks, Eileen Sanguinetti-Codlyn and Barbara Gee; (L-R, standing) DCFS representatives Dawn Rankine, Cassandra Parchment, Paulinda Mendoza-Williams and Debbie Webb-Sibblies; Deputy Governor Franz Manderson; DCFS director Alicia ‘Jen’ Dixon; and Ministry of Community Affairs acting chief officer Debbie-Ann Whittaker

(CNS): The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has honoured three long-serving employees for their dedicated service. Eileen Sanguinetti-Codlyn (29 years’ service), Barbara Gee, (23 years) and Delva Mattocks (20 years), who have all retired, were recently recognised at an event at the Golden Age Home (GAH) in West Bay.

Sanguinetti-Codlyn was employed at GAH at the time of her retirement. Gee had been transferred from DCFS and served her last two years with the Needs Assessment Unit. Mattocks was employed at Maple House, caring for children with special needs.

The three women received floral tributes and long-service plaques as tokens of appreciation for their tireless commitment to doing a good job consistently over the years.

Speaking on behalf of Community Affairs Minister Osbourne Bodden, Councillor Alva Suckoo said, “These awards are a testament to your hard work and great skills. Over the past years of service, what you have given to the people of the Cayman Islands speaks to your passion, dedication and perseverance and will remain an excellent model for your colleagues. The Government will never forget what a marvellous job you have done.”

Suckoo commented that their long service demonstrated their loyalty and a strong sense of belonging. Noting their stellar contribution to the department’s development and especially its Adult Special Needs Programme, Suckoo added, “Through your devotion, many elderly citizens have been able to live their senior years with dignity, respect and love. There is no price for the service you have given; service is about how much you care – causing others to have a better life.”

He then thanked the three and wished them “every success in the future” that might bring new challenges and new rewards.

Deputy Governor Franz Manderson expressed his gratitude for their positive impact on so many lives in the community and added that their work far exceeded everyone’s expectations.

Officials attending also included Ministry of Community Affairs acting chief officer Debbie-Ann Whittaker and DCFS director Alicia “Jen” Dixon.


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