818 Views one comment Violet Elfreda AbrahamThree retired staff members of the Dominica Agricultural Industrial Development (AID) Bank were honored for their dedicated years of service at the 24th Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the Fort Young Hotel.The honorees were Ursula McDowell-Job, Dr. Emaline Harris Collymore and Violet Elfreda Abraham. McDowell-Job accepted her placque from Minister for Planning, Economic Development and Investment, Dr Collin John McIntyre, who represented Finance Minister, Prime Minister Skerrit.Senior Manager Human Resource and Administration, Romaulda Hyacinth, and Linda Gonzalez-Peltier, Assistant Manager, Finance and Accounts (Ag.) also accepted the plaques from Dr. Collin John McIntrye, on behalf of Dr. Harris-Collymore, who is currently out of state and Violet Elfreda Abraham respectively, who was unable to attend.According to the citation read, Ursula McDowell-Job worked at the AID Bank for twenty-seven years, during which she held different positions until retirement. McDowell- Job joined the AID Bank in October 1988 as a student loans officer. In October 1991, she was promoted to the position of Senior Administrative Officer Bank Secretary. In 1999, she was appointed to the position of Personnel Officer and during that stint she acted in positions such as Chief Loans Administration Officer, and Administrative Officer.McDowell-Job holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science Degree in Training and Human Resource Management. During the restructuring of the bank in 2009, McDowell-Job was appointed to the position of Senior Manager, Human Resource and Administration, a position she held until her retirement on 22nd January 2016,” the citation read.Dr. Emaline Harris CollymoreDr. Emaline Harris Collymore was also awarded for over thirty years of service to the AID Bank.Dr. Emmline Harris Collymore joined the AID Bank in July 1986 as an industry officer. In 1989, she was promoted to the position of Research and Information Officer and in 1996 to Chief Projects Officer. In 1997, she was appointed to the position of Manager Investments. “Dr. Collymore also acted in the position of General Manager on numerous occasions. In October 2009, she was appointed to the position of Executive Manager Cooperate Affairs with the responsibility for the Industrial Estate Unit, the Management Information System Unit, the Communications Unit and Funding. She held that position up until her retirement on December 8, 2016,” the citation stated. Dr. Collymore holds a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, a Master of Science degree in Agricultural economics, and a Doctor of Philosophy Agricultural Economics. Violet Elfreda Abraham, the third honoree, served the AID Bank for over thirty years.Abraham first joined the AID Bank in 1981 as a student loans officer. In January 1982, she was promoted to the position of Junior Industry Officer and in 1983 to the position of Industry Officer. Thereafter, Abraham also served as an Assistant Manager in the loans department. In 1989, upon her return from study leave, she was appointed to the position of Accountant and in spite of many organizational restructurings; she continued to serve in the highest capacity within the Accounts department. Abraham is a certified general accountant and has acted in numerous other positions within the bank, including that of Chief Loans Administrative Officer, Manager of Finance, Chief Finance Officer, and General Manager. “In 2009, Ms. Abraham was appointed to the position of Senior Manager Finance and Accounts, a position she held until her retirement on 8th December 2016,” the citation reads. BusinessLocalNews AID Bank honors 3 retirees by: Dominica Vibes News – February 9, 2017 Tweet Share Share Share Sharing is caring!