Michael Augustine reelected NCCU president

Augustine said his priorities will be "staff matters"
Augustine said his priorities will be “staff matters”

Michael Augustine was reelected by members of the National Cooperative Credit Union (NCCU) board of directors to lead that organization for yet again year.

Augustine took over for 2013/14 from Dexter Ducreay and has again retained that top post for the 2014/15 period.

He now has as his deputy Director of the Dominica Social Security (DSS), Janice Jean-Jacques Thomas, with accountant Bernice Matthew holding the post of treasurer and journalist Carlisle Jno Baptiste as secretary to the board.

“My reelection is an indication that the directors felt comfortable with how my stewardship was like. I think that they enjoyed a certain level of full and complete participation in the decision making of the NCCU. I think that would have given them a certain sense of confidence in reelecting me for a second term as president of the NCCU,” Augustine said.

He disclosed that among his top priorities will be “staff matters.”

“I will continue to reiterate that staff will remain on the front burner and I am sure that before year end, they will be pretty happy. We are also going to heighten our outreach programmes…we expect before year end, I may be a little adventurous but let’s say by early 2015 we expect Castle Bruce and South Eastern to be part of NCCU,” he stated.

Augustine stated that the expansion in Roseau is an indication that the NCCU is ready to continue business.

“We have hit a record 37 thousand members we want to encourage members to continue to put their trust in the Board of Directors and the other volunteers and the management and staff. Be thrifty, save and let NCCU be the number one financial institution of choice,” he said.

The NCCU is the amalgamation of the La Salette, Vieille Case, St. Paul, St. David and Roseau Credit Unions.




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  1. Pretty One
    June 20, 2014

    Congrats Mr Augustine :-D

  2. rainbow
    June 20, 2014

    please continue the reading. that was a good way of showing the institution cares.

  3. Concern Member
    June 20, 2014

    Congratulation Mr. Augustine, you seem to be the most true person to serve compare to many of the others. As a concern member why do so many officers have to be sent to CCCU Convention which cost so much money. Why not staff who are the ones managing the daily affairs of the credit union. Officers are not interested in the educational sessions that are being delivered by are there for the perks and frequent travels. I am calling on the president to do consider sending more staff rather than officers even though they volunteer their time and effort. These trips take to much of members money.

  4. A Valley Man
    June 20, 2014

    Mr. President and the new Board please ensure that the NCCU remains a Financial Institution that focuses on the poor people because the Credit Union Movement came out from the bowels and the pennies of the poor people over fifty years ago. In celebrating the growth of NCCU please pay attention to your membership on the ground in the various communities especially the farmers, fisherfolks and single working parents.

  5. wait a minute
    June 19, 2014

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :-| :-| :-| :-| :-| :-| :-| :-| :-| :-| :-| :-| :-| :-| :-|

  6. I just come
    June 19, 2014

    CONGRATS TO BOARD MEMBERS. Please bring back the reading. our schools need it.

  7. Anonymous
    June 19, 2014

    at jay rich is it that u owed six figures and did not pay hmmmm

  8. marco
    June 19, 2014

    Congrats Mr. Augustine. You were an amazing teacher at SMA and you are doing a tremendous job at NCCU. Keep up the good work and always stay humble to the cause.

    June 19, 2014

    We need more productive loans, the NCCU is only focus on debt consolidation loans. and NOW FOR NOW.

  10. Anonymous
    June 19, 2014

    Mr. Augustine in your thrust for full participation which I like, can I begin, as a member, to suggest a decrease on ALL interest on loans by 1%. PLEASE.

  11. There you have it
    June 19, 2014

    Congratulatins. Looking forward to another prosperous year of business.

  12. Friend of Dominica
    June 19, 2014

    Congratulations Mr. Augustine….keep up the good work. :-D

  13. km
    June 19, 2014

    Congratulations sir, may God continue to bless you.

  14. June 19, 2014

    The NCCU is a cooperative and not a bamk. Why is the NCCU operating as a bank? Why would they close my six figure bank account and not inform me? Is it because they didn’t want to pay me my interest?Why should people still continue to save at that institution?

    • ??????
      June 19, 2014

      6 figure … boss .063 cents in an account and you on DNO blabbing. Take a carnation box and go collect your 6 figures. You have quite an imagination

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