Bellot wants year round productivity in Dominica

Bellot believes carnival energy can be directed to other areas
Bellot believes carnival energy can be directed to other areas

Dominicans have been given high marks for their collaborative efforts in making carnival celebrations successful but have been challenged to re-direct the same measures of productivity to other areas.

Managing Director of Parbel Enterprises Inc, Parry Bellot, said the tremendous energy exhibited during carnival is a good example of how Dominicans can be productive people.

“So the challenge really is if we can convert some of that tremendous energy that comes out of carnival … to also have it in other spheres of activity that can bring in money to the economy, to individuals,” he said during a Productivty Year media briefing recently. “Incidentally we always admit that Carnival is one of those cultural things that are very productive throughout the island. People go out of their way to do things and they accomplish things in very short time.”

According to Bellot, Caribbean people like ‘leaving things’ for the last minute and “we do that for Carnival too … yet we come out with the costumes, we come out with the calypso songs, working overtime.”

He said his team is planning a customer service seminar later this year for small businesses.

“As you know there have been a lot of complaints about customer service,” he said.

Bellot mentioned that funds are currently being sought for the seminar since it is a costly undertaking by his organization.

The areas being tackled by Parbel Enterprises during its Productivity Year include keeping the country clean, the huge court delay and the congestion at the Ferry terminal in Roseau.

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60 Comments

  1. LOL
    March 20, 2014

    Well Parry, I don’t blame you one bit cause you need to justify the salary you get every month as productivity consultant so every now and again you have to come out and give some nonsensical statement.

  2. Francisco Telemaque
    March 20, 2014

    We here so much talk about the lack of productivity in Dominica, however, thus far I have yet to understand the term productivity according to ‘the Dominica definition,’ and in what area this productivity is lacking, hence I tend to believe in Dominica, the focus is on the civil service only.

    One of the most discussed topics in business, and industry over the years is productivity. Productivity essentially is how much output a company realizes for its investments in man hours, equipment, material, and facilities. Stating it another way, I advocate productivity can be explained in terms of the efficiency with which inputs enter the company’s, and the efficiency of the system in delivering the output.

    Can we apply as I advocated to the civil service, and the civil servants of our country?

    In he context of manufacturing industries; examples of inputs includes such variables as the management philosophy about running the business, employee competencies, company policies, machines, and process controls, and purchased items that influenced and feed the production system. Examples of the major divisions having the systems that deliver the output are Marketing, Finance, Design, Purchasing, Industrial Engineering, Personnel and Production.

    A company’s productivity posture is a dynamic process being influenced constantly by many variables. Productivity at a given time is said to be high in a company if both input, and throughput systems result in the delivery of products which have been economically produced with competitive quality features. Since we do not have manufacturing industries in Dominica, exporting products to the rest of the world I doubt that is the same productivity Parry is emphasizing.

    I may be incorrect now! In order to reduce counter-productiveness, the top management first needs to understand that there is a relationship between quality-oriented problems and productivity; every quality problem that exists takes its toll on productivity, the management should make a strong commitment to eliminate, or reduce these problems wherever possible. Every act or condition that leads to poor quality is an potential area for increasing productivity.

    However, strange as it may seem, “rework” that is: (doing the same work over), and other forms of corrective action that are generally known to be counter-productive, are not only tolerated in some companies, nevertheless are frequently planned as well. Rework activities in most companies are considered a normal part of the production process; budgets are allocated, labor, and machines are scheduled, and often people are even trained specifically to perform rework jobs. Under such management philosophy, and method of operation, employees are conditioned to believe rework is unavoidable, and even necessary.

    In such companies there is usually insufficient cost data to make an intelligent evaluation of the impact of the various corrective action activities that cause substantial profit drain, needless to say such companies fail and become bankrupt!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque.

    • ?
      March 20, 2014

      Dods you sound better than Parry man. Give us the website man.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      March 20, 2014

      ” Rework activities in most companies are considered a normal part of the production process; budgets are allocated, labor, and machines are scheduled, and often people are even trained specifically to perform rework jobs. Under such management philosophy, and method of operation, employees are conditioned to believe rework is unavoidable, and even necessary.” Francisco Telemaque.”

      As written in the quote above, that can be applied to the government of Dominica, since the government business should be conducted as any other ordinary business. Here is an example of rework within our governmental system.

      For many years we hear the same thing about the repairs of especially feeder Roads; I am not saying that road’s should not be maintained, but what is the point of repairing a particular section of a road when we know in a very short time we are compelled to engage in the work which was conducted last year during hurricane season.

      That is an example of rework, which is counter-productive, Would it not be productive to eliminate the problem section of such an road for a different route, and reconnect with the existing road in a trouble free area,

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  3. UDOHREADYET
    March 20, 2014

    What the man said makes sense. he did not insult anyone, he actually used a very real comparison and he’s right. Who he is, who he supports and what you think of him is secondary to the idea he has brought about. To be close minded to an idea or revelation because you don’t like who’s giving you the info… is a recipe for slow self destruction. Ironically self destructive people seldom realize that they are self destructive. allu DOHREADYET!

  4. New jersey
    March 20, 2014

    I know of a business man under Freedom Party he had one business under the reign of UWP he had three buisnesses every one o’clock he takes a PA system in Roseau and cry out o Lord Save Us from that Wicked UWP God heard him under the reign of this LABOUR party Two of his buisnesses were closed he is back to square one now LABOUR PARTY is A thorn in his flesh he want UWP back in office PRODUCTIVITY

    • Francisco Telemaque
      March 20, 2014

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

      Oh, what a thing, me belly hurting me because I laughing, about the man getting on him bull horn, and pray himself out of business oui!

      FET

  5. RastarMarn
    March 20, 2014

    Good Point My Boi,,,

    The same enthusiastic efforts that are made in preparations for this Bogus event called Carnival is the same that need to be put in to real profitable endeavors,,,

    Sponsors for Calypso show, Queen Show comes in droves but let them same sponsors make the same efforts for the Homes for the aged, and the issues affecting the Hospitals nuh, not forgetting the plight of the Homeless people,,,

    Look how many hours are put into the production of them shows, every weekend have a calypso tent, you know how many Man-Hours go into rehearsing and prepping for the main event???
    If all them Man-Hours could be put into Think-tanks to address them same issues they sing in them songs and brain-jam them issues to find solutions, Dominica would be much more comfortable place to be,,,

    The Slave mentality is still affecting peoples of African descent, arguably an Event that have not been proven to have taken place the way it was presented by the alleged historical data, but yet still the general populous mindset is still bent round that concept and maintain a mentality of instant Gratification all by the seamless science of Social Engineering,,,,

    Dominicans and All involved should start realizing the bag of spoiled goods that have been sold to them with a made-up-Story of some uneducated fools who couldn’t even figure out the world was Round on their own, and Start figuring out how to make the efforts for the National Security of ALL people of African Descent and Stop foolishly wasting time on all these various Enter-tainment Concepts while the Ones who came with the Bible are Still manipulating the system for their Self Gratification, Enjoyment and unjust enrichment,,,

    Don’t get Marn wrong yeh it’s always enjoyable to have a splendid time but there is much too much Work to be done before the real Bacchanal can come,,,

  6. HMMMMM......
    March 20, 2014

    “we come out with the calypso songs, ”

    My dear Parry… they are not “CALYPSO SONGS” is just Calypso! Time to get in touch with the people. You seem to you have morphed into a tourist that overstay their visa. You walk the walk and talk their talk. Did you join a band this year or just stay on the sideline jumping in misstep and off beat to the beautiful “calypso songs” ? I guess you couldn’t wait to go back home for some tea and crumpets.

  7. Media or Midear
    March 20, 2014

    Ok ok ok ok…according to WCK…..But Parry I would like to help you in this productivity thing eh but the only way to do so is for my Government to get more proactive. Since you were the one to say the public service is the least productive sector of Dominica let me implore you to help the Government first if you can get an audience with Skerro that is and we will move on from there. I will make more children, build a house maintain my job by being more “PRODUCTIVE” and voila every thing nice. Oh by the way while you at it for BELLO to be more productive put in a word for farmers to get more assistance so they can have the products that Bello uses more readily available. IDIOT (african accent)

  8. Hans
    March 20, 2014

    The last time I checked Parry should have been heading the company Bello.
    Party is a real comedian you know. They gave Parry two young ladies as part of the rent a Job program and the girls are doing is waiting for Parry to call them and say bring that document and this piece of paper for me

    • RastarMarn
      March 20, 2014

      Check the essence of the message and forget about the messenger read what the man saying and make your point contrary or otherwise but don’t attack the man’s character just because you have naught to say,,,

    • UDOHREADYET
      March 20, 2014

      the man is old school. Older people have a difficult time trusting young people based on their lack of initiative, which is what the article speaks to. most Dominicans (not all) lack imitative. they always just wait for someone to tell them what to do and when to do it.

    • UDOHREADYET
      March 20, 2014

      that same paper you talking about, I bet you the man calling them the same day at the same time. Yet they haven’t figured out they need to just do it without being told.

  9. FORKIT
    March 20, 2014

    productivity = red clinic
    productivity = toilet revolution
    productivity = non agricultural support by government..

    there are so many issues I can state it is alarming, but I guess parry know that.

  10. IFF I WUZ
    March 20, 2014

    Parry, I would beg Skeritt to tell Dominicans what is the National Debt including the Petro Debt. We are hearing about grant funding, loan funds, spending from local funds but our Debt to the world is hidden away from Dominicans.

    • UDOHREADYET
      March 20, 2014

      What can you do to solve the problem if there is debt. Didn’t oyu read recently that Treasury bills are at a record low? Why don’t you buy some Treasury bills to help the debt and put money in your pocket instead of talking about things everybody else knows.

  11. honest
    March 20, 2014

    what is your own success story of productivity Mr Bellot? What became of Parry Bellot and Company and all your many initiatives? Wrong messenger altogether

    • UDOHREADYET
      March 20, 2014

      You cannot attack a man for trying… its better than doing nothing. what have you done?

  12. Shake my Head
    March 20, 2014

    how can you influence people to be productive when you condone and defend the wrong doings of this administration.Under Eugenia Charles we could have listened to you.All respect for you is gone .Sorrry boy

    • UDOHREADYET
      March 20, 2014

      What you said makes no sense. the topic isn’t related to a person…. your ignorance is blinding you to the message. about your Eugenia Charles comment name one thing she did that we have today?

  13. NicE n NaughtY
    March 20, 2014

    If WORK and OPPORTUNITIES are made available there will sure be productivity, Dominicans are hard working people even for the minute salaries received, Mr. Bellot what you have to do is ask your sleeping government to create the environment and jobs.

  14. ?????????
    March 20, 2014

    Evertime i hear parry is about some productivity nonsense…. he starting to come off as a senile man fixated on a fascination which happens to be productivity… lol

  15. Domfruit
    March 20, 2014

    I agree with Parry…if they would be on the streets in the same numbers… to make demands from the Govt…..just imagine… :lol: :lol: :-D :-D

  16. trouble
    March 20, 2014

    Bellot, why you talking now, the Government is the country’s biggest enemy. Anyway, better late than never. Hope these workshops are going to be productive, and instead of these ministers wasting monies on God knows what? I hope the Prime Minister will be at the workshop and is one of the people helping in the financial part of this workshops/ seminars, Good luck. We are literally drowning in Dominica. Bellot, u know 15 years and back Dominica was doing pretty good, we need that back as soon as possible. Remember we are “Nature Island”

  17. La Kocklish
    March 19, 2014

    Parry really need one of those injection like the one they give Jack eye Boss.

  18. Annica Alethea
    March 19, 2014

    Parry is looking for another contract. They paid him as a productivity consultant for more than three years, big money, he was the most unproductive thing now he running his mouth again.
    O.K. Parry, I giving you another contract, but first declare your accomplishments on the last contract as productivity consultant.
    That’s o.k Parry, you have nothing to show for it. You are fired, go and enjoy retirement

  19. Pose Pase
    March 19, 2014

    I just do not understand why those individuals are just so confused. Productivity is directly related to work output and employment. When a Government chooses not to provide jobs for its citizens but rather give it to the chineese how are we able to measure productivity? Against idlers?
    How can one measure productivity when this Government decides to create a RED CLINIC just to give their supporters 40 bucks to pay bills?
    Pari to source of the problem is the Government.
    You must first speak against the RED CLINIC and tell your labor party to create jobs for its citizens. It will after this is done can we truly measure productivity. Stop playing politics Pari!!!

  20. Anonymous
    March 19, 2014

    Parry getting paid to run his mouth….let him talk

  21. gratel
    March 19, 2014

    Its amazing when parry talk about productivity in Dominica one must first analyse oneself before ask people to be more producitve During his ownership of bellot this company was very unproductive dont forget that the bank threaten close shop on the company. is is the same gentleman that say 80% of the public services is unproductive he hired on as productivity consultant who make assumption with no data to back he statement. I would Parry to inform on whether this new company has consider for new contract from the government under theme of productivity.

  22. forreal
    March 19, 2014

    i can’t believe based on what a person of productivity like bellot said,that dominicans who are just on a party train dream,do not see the essence in what mr bellot is saying,non productive dominicans,who are really singing for their super,saying who singing for super,the damm man is right, the same efforts that put into carnaval,the same productivity needs to be all year round,we have people here who have the same small miger business for years,and not expanding which is for their own good,no just blood sucking dominicans for years with some of the wall prices,and living big,nobody seeing that,but them chinese come with prices to suit the poor man all of them start bawling,skerrit red clinic is a godsend,before dominicans did not have shit,but some bawling like they had anything before,and them same suckers that get all what they wanted from that same clinic you know,they can not get more,so they criticizing now, supporting a party does not mean,that you do not have to play a role in your countries development,regardless of who is in power,this why america is being crippled,the republicans are not helping obama,now tell me is this making any sense,we have an opposition here who only opposes,is that right,is this what they are paid to do,what about the communities where they ran and won,are they helping,this is what people got to pay attention to,i tell you all,people ain’t go vote because they like and prefer,life is getting to hard for that,you all better watch out dreamer’s

  23. We Want Parry
    March 19, 2014

    We want PARRY IN ROSEAU SOUTH….Ambruise will lose, the way i see things shaping.

  24. native son
    March 19, 2014

    LEACH.BED BUG. holding the country down no progress try and doing their best to keep things as they are,people of influence just dont want to rock the boat who the cap fit let them wear it.

  25. The Times
    March 19, 2014

    DNO: “The areas being tackled by Parbel Enterprises during its Productivity Year include keeping the country clean, the huge court delay and the congestion at the Ferry terminal in Roseau”

    All of these area can be tackled and executed by the next sitting of parliament or am I just being too fast pace or overly optimistic.

    • Anonymous
      March 19, 2014

      Duh…dat would require thinking outside the box. Parry may be trying to get those fellas to think by going it on his own. Good business sense, but I hate the repackaging of the coffee in ugly little ‘black’ bags, the blue was better.

    • Simply the Truth
      March 19, 2014

      It is a seminar, discussion, advice, a teaching and learning process to also keep D/cans aware of what should be done for productivity, to be productive and to improve the economy. It is a start.

    • Lang Mama
      March 19, 2014

      isn’t that a joke. Parry Bellot has nothing to do and he wants to create the semblance of importance.
      The Labor cabal are just to embarrassed to tell Parry take a hike cause Parry is acting like a yen yen during the mango season

  26. _________________
    March 19, 2014

    These are men people used to listen to, and respect before. Now he and a few others are hardly listened to by anyone. I WONDER WHY!

    • faceup
      March 19, 2014

      Cause they geesing right now !! :lol: :lol:

    • Simply the Truth
      March 19, 2014

      The reason may be some of them do not care. Yet they keep complaining and want everything done and everything handed to them on a silver platter.
      Life is not like that. They must take an interest in specifically these matters that concern Dominica, its environment and economy. Is it too much for them and to expect of them, who are nationals, to take an interest and want what is beneficial for Dominica?

  27. The Times
    March 19, 2014

    I don’t understand people like Mr. Bellot. It kinda bugs me at times when they com out and ask for what they want from the country (which makes sense to me) but then don’t use their power of position to make these things come through (which does not make sense to me).

    It’s like putting the carrot in front of the horse to make it move from point A to point B but after it moves it get little or no carrots.
    It’s the same principle here he goes on the podiums talk of hope gets people in motion then they get nothing or little for they efforts. SMH.

    • Simply the Truth
      March 19, 2014

      They also need your interest and cooperation; not your criticisms.
      In the words of the late President Kennedy, “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.”
      As a patriotic national, if you love your country and want it to progress, in order to receive you must be willing to give, to put something into it.

    • UDOHREADYET
      March 20, 2014

      That’s exactly what the article speaks of… you’re waiting for someone to put the carrot in front of you and feed you all the way. but the people that become successful are the ones who take initiative and find their own way!

  28. ^
    March 19, 2014

    Man go and talk your crap to Skerrit. Isn’t it he that kill productivity in Dominica?

    • Simply the Truth
      March 19, 2014

      In bygone years people were caring and respectful. You have lost it. :twisted: :twisted:

    • UDOHREADYET
      March 20, 2014

      I’m interested to hear your ideas on how to increase productivity… whats your plan?

  29. Grapefruit
    March 19, 2014

    Now Parry find he want to come and talk? But he making a little sense…More population, more productivity, More investors…We want MORE!!

  30. ???????????
    March 19, 2014

    Parry were you not one of those who used to run all over the place shouting 18-3, 18-3, 18-3?
    Where has this vanished to now Parry?
    Skerrit has killed productivity on this poor island. It will only return after he is SOON KICKED OUT BY THE ELECTORATE.

  31. %
    March 19, 2014

    Stuppessssssssssssssssss. How do you expect high productivity when healthy, greedy men women can get free money from the Red Clinic?
    So Parry all of a sudden, you are living in space?
    The government is the biggest enemy to high productivity Parry.
    I often refer to them as headless chickens.
    THAT’S WHY THE ELECTORATE will soon kick them out Lock Stock and Barrel. Make your vote counted Parry. GET ON THE WINNING TRAIN.

    • TSB
      March 19, 2014

      Whoever you are man, you always make sense. I like that

    • UDOHREADYET
      March 20, 2014

      It’s obvious that the people who generally complain about what other people are supposedly getting and doing are the ones who aren’t getting anything or doing anything! UDOHREADYET! get back to work slacker!!

  32. linky
    March 19, 2014

    parry self i don’t even no what to think of u.
    productivity productivity productivity

  33. Lu-Belle
    March 19, 2014

    First you have to CARE and everything will fall into place.

    • Simply the Truth
      March 19, 2014

      The critics need to learn this principle.

  34. gwatelle
    March 19, 2014

    Someone need to tell this man shut his mouth…..singing for supper!

    • him
      March 19, 2014

      Ha! Ha! Ha! Parry i do not listen to people like you.

      • Anonymous
        March 19, 2014

        Me too!

    • Simply the Truth
      March 19, 2014

      Some of you give me the impression that you are non-productive people and have no wish to be productive. Your words give you away. In fact, by your words, you have given yourselves away, non-productive Dominicans who have no wish for its progress.

    • Rhum Bouco
      March 19, 2014

      Do you even understand the message that the gentleman (Mr.Bellot) is trying to get out? Don’t you think these are problems that will need to be adressed? This is not about politics but about our mentality. Would you like to see workers in Dominica be more courteous? Do you like to see gabbage all over the place or you just do not give a damn about the country? Or maybe just maybe you are too politically blinded to even recognise anything other than your political colour?

    • UDOHREADYET
      March 20, 2014

      some of allu so busy hating the person you are blinded to the message drowning in your own ignorance.

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