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By showing steadfast commitment to her business and special
economic zone licensing duties, Mrs Renee Rankin has received the
Chief Officer's Award for June as the top employee for the
Ministry of Financial Services, Commerce and the Environment.
Mrs Rankin, who is the secretary for both the Trade and Business
Licensing Board, and the Special Economic Zone Board, in the
Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI), was presented with her
certificate on 5 August. The honour is part of the Deputy
Governor's Award scheme for all civil servants.
The Ministry's Chief Officer, Dr Dax Basdeo, commended Mrs
Rankin for consistently helping clients with their licensing
'All of our Ministry staff members perform at a high level
in executing their duties and helping local commerce move
forward', he said. 'In Renee's case, the exemplary
customer service that she provides; her skill in efficiently
balancing hectic workloads with staff capacity; and her ability to
foster a can-do team spirit among her colleagues, are key reasons
why I chose her for the Chief Officer's Award'.
In addition to her licensing work, Mrs Rankin processes
information requests as DCI's Deputy Freedom of Information
She says her colleagues are crucial to her accomplishments.
'It is such a great honour to receive this award,' she
said. 'DCI is a dynamic department, we play an integral role in
the business community, and I take pride in what we do. My DCI
colleagues operate as a family that faces every challenge head on,
and I am proud to be a part of this unit'.
DCI Director Ryan Rajkumarsingh said he nominated Mrs Rankin for
the Chief Officer's Award because of her teamwork.
'As a small department tasked with licensing many types of
businesses within the local economy, DCI relies on a complete team
effort to accomplish our tasks and functions,' Mr Rajkumarsingh
said. 'With Government proceeding with new legislation to alter
local commerce, it is essential that we remain committed to our
assignments. Staff members like Renee are vital to ensure DCI meets
its responsibilities to all stakeholders'.
Ministry of Commerce Chief Officer Dr
Dax Basdeo, left,
presents Renee Rankin with her award alongside
Department of Commerce and Investment Director Ryan
Photo credit: Matthew Yates, MFSCE.
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