The Cabinet was recently briefed on a number of key areas of concern as it relates to the state of the Territory and its development, when they held an Executive Briefing Retreat at the Scrub Island Resort Spa and Marina.
According to a press release, on Wednesday, March 20, Cabinet met and discussed areas such as Good Governance, Economic Substance, Recovery, Disaster Management, Infrastructure, Finances, Security, Public Service Transformation, and Financial Services with the relevant officials.
Held under the theme, “Looking Ahead: The Cabinet’s Executive Mandate”, the event was focused on developing “a strategic focus for the business of the Cabinet in the coming months.”
Chairman of the Cabinet, Governor Augustus Jaspert noted that the “objective was to bring the Ministers and Junior Ministers together to hear about all the Territory’s top issues that as a new Government they would have to grapple with and start formulating ideas for how we take the Territory forward.”
Meanwhile, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon. Andrew Fahie posited, “…The information received would assist us with adjusting our planning by allowing us to see how it would fit in with what is already in progress.”
“What is good we will continue and what is not, we will adjust. We want to remove Government bureaucracy while still being accountable and efficient,” he added.
Cabinet saw presentations from officials including Deputy Governor Mr. David Archer, Financial Secretary Mr. Glenroy Forbes, Permanent Secretary in the Deputy Governor’s Office Mrs. Carolyn Stoutt-Igwe, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works Mr. Jeremy Hodge, and Managing Director of the Financial Services Commission Dr. Robert Mathavious.
The press release further indicated that Executive Director/Office of International Business (Regulations), Mr. Neil Smith, Chief Executive Officer of the Recovery and Development Agency, Mr. Paul Bayly, Commissioner of Police, Mr. Michael Matthew, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Alwin James and Director of Disaster Management, Ms. Sharleen DaBreo, MBE, were also presenters.