Cyril J. Saltibus has been relieved of his duties as National Volunteer Coordinator, effective today, August 31, 2016.
“Consequent upon the outcome of the last General Elections and the appointment of a new Prime Minister, my duties as National Volunteer Coordinator have come to an end,” Saltibus said in a letter to friends and volunteers.
He explained that he was so advised by a letter to him dated July 27, 2016.
Saltibus told volunteers and friends that they had been through a lot together.
He expressed gratitude for the time spent with them.
“Your hard work and dedication served as a motivation for me and this programme. I will forever cherish these past few years and will always look back on this journey with the fondest of memories. I do hope that you too feel the same and that you continue to show just as much or even more enthusiasm towards volunteerism in the future,” he wrote.
He singled out Governor General, Dame Pearlette Louisy for her patronage and guidance; former Prime Minister Doctor Kenny Anthony for entrusting him with the responsibility of office and Cabinet Secretary, Darrel Montrope, for his mentorship.
Saltibus thanked the Volunteer Board of Trustees, especially Chairperson Ms. Lesilann Modest and Southern Representative Mrs Patsie Powlette, Ms. Anya Edwin, -Volunteer Administrator and the Staff of the Office of the Prime Minister for their assistance and cooperation.
“The conclusion of my stint within the Office of the Prime Minister does not mean the end of my life of volunteerism and I give my assurance that I will continue to work with and support “Volunteer Saint Lucia” and affiliated constituency Chapters,” he declared.
According to Saltibus:
“In that regard I look forward to working alongside each of you, doing what we do best; “Volunteering with a difference”.”
The National Volunteer Programme has as its mission, creating a renewed spirit of volunteerism in Saint Lucia by recruiting, training and certifying volunteers, while encouraging and organizing challenging volunteer opportunities through strengthened coalitions with the Private Sector and Civil Society.