its Annual General Meeting held on Thursday May
13, 2004, the Mona Administrative and Technical
Staff Association (MONATS), formerly MONASA, elected
a new Executive body to serve for a period of
one year. The announcement of the results for
the position of President was prefaced by thunderous
applause and shouts of jubilation from the members
who anticipated the return of Mr. Patrick Thwaites
for a third consecutive term.
The re-elected Officers include: Vice-President,
Mrs. Miriam Lindo; Treasurer, Mr. Alexander Brown;
Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Sandra Powell-Mangaroo;
and Trustee, Mrs. Venita Hanson. The new Officers
include Vice-President, Miss Nolda Thompson; Secretary,
Ms. Cecelia Ferguson; and Assistant Secretary,
Mrs. Annett Allison-Beckford.
In his reply, Mr. Thwaites, who was overwhelmed
by the support and approval that he received,
thanked the members for the confidence they placed
in him and re-emphasized his continued dedication
and total commitment to the work of the Union.
He assured members that the new Executive Council
would continue the tradition of service with pride
The Association, which is celebrating 30 years
of existence this year, places on record its profound
thanks and well wishes to former officers - Mrs.
Peta-Gaye Dunn-Coore, Mrs. Janet DeSouza and Mr.
Lloyd McBean - who had contributed significantly
to its work and achievements.
Public Relations Officer (MONATS)
May 14, 2004