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50 Years

The Corporation of Hamilton is committed to providing its’ staff with the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to execute the duties within their respective roles. With this said, Sakina Darrell the Corporation of Director of Human Hamilton’s Senior Resources Management Team have made monumental strides in continuing to consistently provide stellar service to the public, and in doing so have partnered with the Bermuda College to offer professional

development in the areas of Team Building for our Foremen and Middle Management and Executive Coaching, for the Executive Management Team. This will include the Training and Development of 24 staff members for a total of 10 weeks and 34 weeks respectively, with class lectures being provided once a week for the duration of the programme. It is envisioned that at the end of the programmes, each staff member will be able to transfer the skills attained with a view to improve, employee relations, management competencies, professional development and a sense of pride to be an employee with the Corporation of Hamilton.

BPSU updated agreement We are happy to continue our relationship with the Bermuda Public Service Union. Members of the BPSU and The Corporation of Hamilton Management have recently signed a new Agreement for office staff on 26th February 2010. This Agreement will cover the period 2010 thru end of 2012, a departure from our usual 2 year contract.

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In the picture front row from left to right: Kevin Grant, 1st Vice President; Orin Simmons, Assistant General Secretary and Sakina Darrell – Director of HR. Second row again left to right: Kendaree Fray, Division 10 Chairperson; Lucille Rochester now former Shop Steward and Steven DeSilva – Parks Superintendent.

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SAVE the DATE The dates for this years staff social events are as follows:

to staff for Long Service


Movie and Karaoke Night February 26th Easter Egg Hunt April 3rd World Cup Party July 11th Summer Party July 24th Sports Tournament October 2nd Christmas Party December 11th Yard Christmas Party December 24th

No. of Years

Hire Date


Manuel Jacome

June 6, 1969


Glensworth Bailey

May 5, 1974

25 25 25

Wayne Augustus Earlston Hayward David Monkman

August 6, 1984 August 8, 1984 August 29, 1984

20 20

Bubby Sousa Llewelyn Hall

March 8, 1989 May 22, 1989

15 15 15

Steven Palmer David C. Simmons Chyvaughn Joell

February 23, 1994 March 2, 1994 August 10, 1994

10 10

Delmair Trott Jade Minors

August 30, 1999 December 12, 1999

Welcome to our new staff! Thomas Lightbourne, Fredrick Richardson & Tanya Iris

Retirement Policy The Corporation of Hamilton has recently passed its first Retirement Policy for all staff members. In the years gone by, there was much ambiguity as to when an employee was eligible to retire and hence the need to develop and implement a policy that would provide all staff members with the information required to make such an important decision that impacts them personally and our organization from a succession planning perspective. A bi-annual workshop will be held for



any employee who requires meeting with professionals in Bermuda and who can help with the smooth transition. BFM Representatives will additionally be in attendance to help answer any pension or health insurance questions that might need to be addressed. If you require any further information regarding our policy, please feel free to contact that Human Resources Department and we will be happy to assist you with your planning.

Reginald Andre Levon

~ ‘Rest in Peace’

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New Works Depot Update

Submitted by Patrick Cooper – City Engineer

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies These delectable drop cookies go great with lunch or after dinner snack with a tall, cold glass of milk. Ingredients

• 1 cup peanut butter • 1/2 cup butter, softened • 1/2 cup honey • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar • 1 egg • 1-1/4 cups whole wheat flour • 1 teaspoon baking powder Cooking Instructions

The New Works Depot located on Laffan Street is now well under way with the ground floor slabs cast in mid February. During March you will see all four storeys of the structural steel erected giving the building shape.

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

The completion of the building and service areas is scheduled for November 2010 and the move from the old works depot is anticipated to start soon after.

2. In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, butter, honey, brown sugar and egg until smooth. Combine the whole wheat flour and baking powder; stir into the batter until blended. Roll into small balls, and place on a greased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly using a fork.

Included in the new facility are:

3. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cookies are slightly toasted at the edges. Preparation Time: 20 min. Cooking Time: 15 min. Ready In: 35 min. Servings: 36 Nutrition Facts Servings per Recipe: 36 Amount Per Serving • • • • • • •

calories: 107cal total fat: 6.4g cholesterol: 13mg sodium: 70mg carbohydrates: 11.3g fiber: 0.9g protein: 2.6g


Vehicle workshop Spray paint booth Carpentry shop Welding shop Road markings store Concrete products area Truck wash down facility

Fuel station Store rooms Electronics workshop Sign making workshop Staff locker rooms, showers and washrooms Gym

C.O.H History Facts

1) O  ur very own Steven DeSilva’s wife Donna DeSilva is the great, great granddaughter of Mary Warfield who was only 9 yrs old when she arrived in Bermuda on ‘The Enterprise’ in 1835. 2) The first woman to work on Hamilton Docks was Ethelyn Francis who had to dress as a man in order to gain employment. Ms. Francis was the Aunt of the following staff members; Elbert, William, Wayne, and Willard Richardson, Earl Francis, Mark Woods and great aunt to Ajani Gibbons.

Cafeteria Offices for Engineering, Parks, Sanitation &, HR Meeting rooms Training rooms

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Employee Spotlight

Spring Birthdays January Bubby E. Sousa Collins Smith Jose Nunes Randall Raynor Carlos Brum Earlston Hayward Manuel L. Paulos Russell J. Lambert February Ernest E. Spence Paul W. Marshall David G. Virgil Llewelyn Hall William Tatem Aldon Samuels Edward Benevides Frank C. Desilva March Norman Dunstan Naeem Tahir Delmair Trott Sakina Darrell Llewellyn Ratteray Gregory Gosling Clive Taylor Alvin Wolffe David Eugene Burchall Dion S.T. Wilson Donald W. Whitfield Jose M. Aguiar William Robinson

January 9th January 11th January 16th January 19th January 21st January 22nd January 25th January 29th February 12th February 15th February 19th February 21st February 22nd February 24th February 25th February 26th March 2nd March 2nd March 2nd March 4th March 8th March 11th March 11th March 11th March 12th March 17th March 18th March 28th March 30th

April Charles Fubler Cesar Alfredo O. Lopez Manuel D. Docanto Sherall Moore Shauntiah Rawlins Earl S.C. Tucker Cleavonna Symonds Gary A. Tucker Otis Nolan Lindell Foster Steve Wales Rosemary J. Morabito Dana Philpott

April 3rd April 4th April 7th April 9th April 9th April 10th April 13th April 13th April 15th April 25th April 27th April 28th April 28th

Interview with Mrs. Rosemary Morabito Name: Rosemary Morabito Nickname: Rosie Position: Executive Assistant – Engineering Tenure with CoH: March 19, 1990 1. Why did you seek employment with the Corporation of Hamilton? Actually, I was taking a break/sabbatical from work at the time when Alderman Frith (former Mayor) suggested that I meet with Mr. Leseur about a position that they were trying to fill within the Corporation of Hamilton. And the rest as they say is history! 2. Which aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? I enjoy dealing with a variety of people; staff, public, government and city officials on a number of different issues. There is never a dull moment and each day brings something new. 3. What advice can you give to someone looking to work here at Corporation of Hamilton? It is nice working for The Corporation of Hamilton it is like a nice big happy family. The pride in the City is palpable at all levels. 4. How has your role changed over 19yrs you have been with The Corporation of Hamilton? My job has given me the opportunity to learn so much about the history of Hamilton and Bermuda. The celebration of the bicentennial of the City’s founding was a highlight of my time with The Corporation. I have also worked under seven (7) Mayors and each Mayor brought a new perspective and fresh ideas to the Corporation of Hamilton. 5. What are your hobbies outside of work? I am a member of the Lions Club; I like spending time with friends; knitting; and walking to stay healthy. 6. Are there any goals that you set for yourself for 2010 (work related or not)? Just to continue to walk and stay healthy.