AMCS Elects New Board

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL - –Toni Ni­cholas

The As­so­ci­a­tion of Man­age­ment Con­sul­tants Saint Lu­cia (AMCS) has elected a new Board of Di­rec­tors to guide the agenda and work pro­gramme of the as­so­ci­a­tion for the com­ing two years.

The as­so­ci­a­tion is led by an ex­ec­u­tive com­prised of • Pres­i­dent – Dr. Claudius Pre­ville • Vice- Pres­i­dent – Mrs. Lu­vette Louisy • Im­me­di­ate Past Pres­i­dent – Mrs. Geral­dine Len­dor-Gabriel • Trea­surer – Mr. Wil­ton Bleas­dille • Sec­re­tary – Mrs. Betty Com­bie • Public Re­la­tions – Mrs. Agnes Fran­cis

Ac­cord­ing to the Pres­i­dent, the ex­ec­u­tive will drive the work of the as­so­ci­a­tion and in the short term will have the fol­low­ing pri­or­i­ties:

The city of Castries and its en­vi­rons ex­pe­ri­enced ma­jor traf­fic de­lays on Fri­day due to on­go­ing po­lice oper­a­tions at Wil­ton’s Yard, more com­monly known as the Grave­yard. This comes one week af­ter the homi­cide of Vic­tor Chard Wil­son who was shot in Wil­ton’s Yard. Two weeks prior, Ch­eryl Clarke, a com­mu­nity ac­tivist and pres­i­dent of the Wil­ton’s Yard as­so­ci­a­tion was also shot and killed. The in­ci­dent oc­curred on Brazil Street.

On Thurs­day the As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice for Crime and In­tel­li­gence, Milton De­sir, an­nounced that the Royal Saint Lu­cia Po­lice Force (RSLPF) would use its in­tel­li­gence-gath­er­ing mech­a­nism to be proac­tive in cur­tail­ing gun vi­o­lence. That same day a six­teen-year-old was ar­rested by the Po­lice in Wil­ton’s Yard for the pos­ses­sion of an illegal firearm.

1. We aim to have many of our mem­bers in­ter­na­tion­ally cer­ti­fied through the Cer­ti­fied Man­age­ment Con­sul­tant (CMC) des­ig­na­tion process within this fis­cal year;

2. We wish to pro­mote man­age­ment con­sul­tancy as a ma­jor in­dus­try to be con­sid­ered for em­ploy­ment by young pro­fes­sion­als leav­ing univer­sity and other schools of higher learn­ing;

3. We will seek to build re­la­tion­ships and al­liances with sim­i­lar as­so­ci­a­tions over­seas through which we will jointly ex­plore mar­ket­ing of our man­age­ment con­sul­tancy ser­vices abroad in­clud­ing through con­sor­tium plan­ning.

The AMCS, es­tab­lished as a non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion, is founded as an as­so­ci­a­tion of pro­fes­sional in­di­vid­u­als ded­i­cated to the ad­vance­ment

In re­cent months mem­bers of the com­mu­nity and the public in gen­eral have been cry­ing out to po­lice to con­tain what they say is a grow­ing trend of teenage gang vi­o­lence.

The Po­lice have ad­mit­ted that there seems to be a trend to­wards an up­surge in gun vi­o­lence and re­venge in­ci­dents in­volv­ing teenagers. Some of this, they say, has es­ca­lated fol­low­ing the shoot­ing death of cer­tain in­di­vid­u­als.

Since the shoot­ing death of Clarke, many res­i­dents of neigh­bour­ing com­mu­ni­ties have feared reprisals. There have been eleven homi­cides so far for 2015. of the con­sult­ing in­dus­try. Its mis­sion is to ad­vance the pro­fes­sion of Man­age­ment Con­sult­ing by en­hanc­ing the qual­ity of ser­vices pro­vided to the public and pri­vate sec­tor. To this end, the As­so­ci­a­tion pro­motes high stan­dards in the con­duct of man­age­ment con­sult­ing and serves as a re­source of spe­cial skills and ex­per­tise.

Each mem­ber has to af­firm to a code of pro­fes­sional ethics that they must ad­here to which speaks to pro­fes­sional at­ti­tude and be­hav­iour such as in­de­pen­dence, ob­jec­tiv­ity and in­tegrity.

The new ex­ec­u­tive will build on the work done in prior years and has iden­ti­fied the up­dat­ing of the ex­ist­ing Cor­po­rate Plan to take into ac­count the cur­rent re­al­i­ties, as the first item on its agenda.

Wil­ton’s Yard was cor­doned off by Po­lice

for oper­a­tions.

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