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TWO teenagers were stabbed and had to be rushed to hospital following an argument on Monday. According to reports, the incident happened about 3.40pm at Sunset Way and East Beach Drive...
TWO teenagers were stabbed and had to be rushed to hospital following an argument on Monday.
According to reports, the incident happened about 3.40pm at Sunset Way and East Beach Drive...
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Fri, Jan 31st 2014, 11:50 AM
A quiet computer and information technology expert who earned the reputation of being the 'go-to' man at the Nassau Airport Development Co. (NAD) has been named Employee of the Year for a record-setting second time.
Crispin Knowles, IT technician, was employee of the year in 2009, one year after he started with the company responsible for the development and management of the nation's largest airport facility. Now, of nearly 200 staff members, Knowles was awarded the title again for 2013.
"Crispin's quiet and approachable demeanor and his determination to find solutions for any problem someone brings to his attention have made him the go-to person for assistance in the Information Technology & Electronics Department," said Vernice Walkine, NAD CEO & President. "His 'yes I can' attitude and familiarity with the computer makes dealing with Crispin a pleasure. In addition, he understands the value of customer service and works to exceed expectations every time."
And, for the first time in NAD's history, there was a tie for Manager of the Year. Winning the coveted award are Troy Strachan and Nicole Henfield. Strachan, manager of commercial development, joined the NAD team in April 2008 and is one of only two NAD management team members to attain the International Airport Professional designation (IAP).
"While Troy continually demonstrated a keen interest in achieving NAD's financial goals, he was instrumental in coordinating all of the multiple moving parts of the transition to the new terminal and effectively got the tenants ready and moved in," said Walkine. "It was his impressive commitment to hard work, fearless pursuit of NAD's entitlements, and the drive to improve personal knowledge and professional achievements that made Troy such a strong contender for Manager of the Year."
Nicole Henfield, manager of parking and ground transportation, is also a five-year staff member. Described as "young, energetic and tenacious," Henfield was credited with transforming her department which is critical to the airport's operations. 3
"Nicole consistently demonstrates enthusiasm and hands-on involvement in improving the efficiency of human resources and physical assets," said Walkine. "She is willing to take on challenges with a calm determination. Her interactions with all of NAD's customers, internal and external are exceptional and made Nicole an equally strong candidate for Manager of the Year."
The final phase of the $400 million Lynden Pindling International Airport project was completed in late 2013 and today, the airport handles more than 200 flights per day, some 80,000 annual take-offs and landings.
"It is wonderful to have such strong candidates for these awards," said Walkine. "The future of NAD is in exceptional hands with all three of the 2013 winners."
Two-time Employee of the Year Crispin Knowles also showed a sense of humor. His first words at hearing his name called at NAD's annual staff Christmas party was:
"I am so glad that my wife could be here to understand why I work so hard."
Prizes for the winners included travel certificates and technology gifts of their choosing.
Fri, Jan 31st 2014, 11:37 AM