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PM: Gov’t Vacancies To Be Filled Soon

Vacancies within various government agencies will soon be filled, according to Prime Minister Perry Christie.

If all goes as planned, Mr. Christie is expected to announce several board appointments following his second Cabinet meeting next week, just in time for the opening of Parliament on May 23.

“I’ve had a full transitional team working with me and the idea is to hit the ground running and move quickly and effectively,” the prime minister told reporters on Monday.

“You will find in the coming days we will begin appointing boards. The College of the Bahamas’ board is of tremendous concern now because there are some things they have to do in relation to the graduating class, so we will move quickly with that.”

Mr. Christie’s comments follow last week’s resignation of Michael Moss, former chairman of the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas (BCB) and the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC).

It is expected that in the coming days, Dr. Duane Sands will also resign as chairman of the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation (BMC).

When asked whether former Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Cheryl Grant-Bethell will be returned to the Attorney General’s office, Mr. Christie said his government is committed to fostering a new belief about employing Bahamians, a slogan the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) campaigned on during the May 7 General Election.

“I’ve appointed people who will demonstrate our concern about the state of affairs in relation to crime and it’s for that reason that I have appointed Allyson Maynard-Gibson and Damian Gomez,” he said.

“They’re in office for the first time [Monday] and I would like them to have an opportunity to see what all they have to deal with and what they find and then speak to us as the government and give us their recommendations. Obviously there is a possibility for her to go back, but the attorney general must be given an opportunity to report back to us.”

Many decried the fact that Mrs. Grant-Bethell was sidestepped for the Director of Public Prosecutions position, a post given to Jamaican Vinette Graham-Allen in August 2010.

As a result, the veteran prosecutor initiated judicial review proceedings against the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) and former Attorney General John Delaney.

She won 90 per cent of her costs against the then government.

However, the matter is pending before the Court of Appeal.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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