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Permanent Secretary to Chair CACH

The Ministry of Health announced yesterday that its Permanent Secretary Marco Rolle, was elected vice chair of the Commonwealth Advisory Committee on Health (CACH) effective July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

Rolle will become chair of the CACH effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

This milestone represents the first time that a Bahamian was elected to this position in The Commonwealth.

Mr. Rolle was elected while representing The Bahamas at the CACH meeting in the United Kingdom, April 9 – 10.

The CACH is made up of senior officials from different Commonwealth member states, regional bodies and civil society.

The committee advises the Commonwealth Secretariat on matters of public health, provides guidance to the secretariat on its work and advises Commonwealth health ministers on the strategic direction and outcomes of the secretariat’s work programme.

Mr. Marco Rolle, an attorney-at-law and economist, is a career civil servant with more than 35 years of experience in public administration and management in the public service.

His progress through the public service has taken him to the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Ministry of Finance and Planning, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Ministry of Consumer Welfare and Aviation, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry of National Security, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Cooperative Development, the Ministry of Transport, Aviation and Local Government, the Ministry of Financial Services and Investment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Office of the Attorney-General among many others.

Mr. Rolle, represented The Bahamas at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), the United Nations General Assembly (UN), the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), the CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting, the EEC-ACP Hemispheric Conference, the CARICOM Council of Foreign Ministers Meeting (COFCOR), the Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (WB & IMF), the Commonwealth Ministers of Finance Meetings, the Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).

Written by Jones Bahamas

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