Minister De Weever encourages community to make use of Public Service Center


Minister of Public Health, Social Development & Labor , Cornelius de Weever visited the Public Service Center ( PSC) – Simpsonbay earlier this week, together with the Head of Labor Affairs / Acting Head Social Services – Peggy-Ann Dros- Richardson. The PSC recently opened, and houses several departments from various Ministries, including two critical execution agencies of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development & Labor, namely Labor Affairs Department and Social Services.

Minister de Weever took time out of his busy schedule to visit and interact with staff members, querying the customer service levels, and if the departments are indeed fulfilling the expectations as set forth for the PSC. Currently, services and products being offered under Labor Affairs Department and Social Services include, Job Placement, Labor Registration , Employment Registration, Financial Aid Application, and Medical Aid Application. Indications have shown a desire from the business community to also have the services of work permit applications done at the PSC, an aspect that the Ministry will investigate.

Minister De Weever is encouraging the community to also make use of the facilities outside of Philipsburg that offer these services.

Efforts are on-going to deal consciously with the high unemployment , and as such Minister de Weever announced that Job Placement Officers at the  PSC will focus on the business communities spanning from Port de Plaisance to Porto Cupecoy, imploring them to partner with the Ministry in the placement of suitable candidates.

The focus for this Ministry remains the same, ‘people-first’ and ensuring that the customer service remains at a platinum level thru the continued application of systems of accountability and technological innovations.