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Government of Anguilla : Executive Council Minutes for 6th July 2017

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07/21/2017 | 09:34pm CET

THIS DOCUMENT IS THE PROPERTY

OF THE GOVERNMENT OF ANGUILLA

Copy No:

MINUTES OF THE 105TH MEETING OF THE ELEVENTH ANGUILLA EXECUTIVE COUNCIL HELD ON THURSDAY 6TH JULY 2017

PRESENT: His Excellency the Acting Governor, Mr Perin Bradley

The Honourable Victor Banks, Chief Minister and Minister of Finance, Economic Development, Commerce, Tourism and Information Technology

The Honourable Acting Deputy Governor, Mrs Kathleen Rogers

The Honourable Evans Rogers, Minister of Health and Social Development, Lands and Physical Planning

The Honourable Cora Richardson-Hodge, Minister of Home Affairs and Education The Honourable Curtis Richardson, Minister of Infrastructure, Communications,

Utilities, Housing, Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment

The Honourable Acting Attorney General, Mr Ivor Greene Mrs Jewelle Fleming, Clerk to Executive Council

IN ATTENDANCE: Hon Cardigan Connor, Parliamentary Secretary

Mrs Chanelle Petty-Barrett, PS, MHA

Mr Andre Samuel, Director of Environment

Mr Dallen Connor, Co-ordinator, Pollution Prevention & Control Mr Vonlee Harris, Deputy Accountant General

Mr Nigel Connor, Deputy Chief Engineer Mrs Jennifer Gaskin, CEO, WCA (Acting)

Mr Malcolm Webster, Director of Facilities/Member, WCA Board Dr Bonnie Richardson-Lake, PS, ELSYC

Mrs Hyacinth Bradley, Community Services Planner Mr Bren Romney, Director, Youth & Culture

Ms Cleonette Lake, Tax Payer Services Officer, IRD

ABSENT: Her Excellency the Governor, Ms Christina Scott

The Honourable Attorney General, Mr John McKendrick QC

EX MIN 17/293 CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES

Hon Cardigan Connor, Parliamentary Secretary joined the Meeting.

Council confirmed the Minutes of the 104th Meeting held on Thursday 29th June 2017.

MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

EX MIN 17/294 None

EX MIN 17/295 EX MEM 17/183 APPOINTMENT/RE-APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF THE ANGUILLA TOURIST BOARD

Hon Parliamentary Secretary remained in attendance. Council:-

  1. noted that the tenure for some of the members of the Board of the Anguilla Tourist Board had expired on 28 May 2017; and

  2. additionally noted the intention of the Hon Minister of Tourism to appoint the following persons to the Anguilla Tourist Board in accordance with section 5 of the Anguilla Tourist Board Act:-

Member

Start Date End Date

Relevant Section of the Anguilla Tourist Board Act

Mrs. Donna Banks

Chairperson

28th May 2017

28th May 2019

5(1)(a) one member appointed by the Minister, after consultation with the chairman of the Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association and the president of the Chamber of Commerce, from among persons who have special qualifications in, and who have had experience of, matters relating to hotel management, air travel, shipping and transport, public relations, the tourist industry, accountancy or banking;

5(2) The member appointed under paragraph 5(1)(a) shall be the Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Lockhart Hughes Member

10th July 2017

10th July 2019

5(1) (b) two members appointed by the Minister, after consultation with the Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association;

Mr. Kenroy Herbert Member

10th July 2017

10th July 2019

5(1) (b) two members appointed by the Minister, after consultation with the Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association;

Member

Start Date End Date

Relevant Section of the Anguilla Tourist Board Act

Ms. Marisa Gumbs1 Member

22nd Sep 2016 22nd Sep2018

5(1) (c)one member appointed by the Minister after consultation with the Chamber of Commerce;

Mr. Warren Buddle Member

10th July 2017

10th July 2019

5(1) (d) one member appointed by the Minister from among persons engaged in transport services;

Mr. Chesney Hughes Member

28th May 2017

28th May 2019

5(1) (e) one member appointed by the Minister from among persons, other than owners or managers employed in the tourist industry, after consultation with the president or other chief executive officer of the representative body or organization representing such persons, and, where no such body or organization exists, then such persons as the Minister believes best represent the interests of persons employed in the tourist industry; and

Ms. Myrna Sasso

Member

28th May 2017

28th May 2019

5(1) (f) one other member appointed by the Minister.

Action: PS, EDICTLP; HON MIN, TOURISM; PS, FIN; PARL SEC; CO-ORD,

TSDP; TP

EX MIN 17/296 EX MEM 17/184 FIRST ADDENDUM TO THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN GOVERNMENT OF ANGUILLA (THE "GOVERNM ENT") AND GGI OF ANGUILLA LTD. ( THE "DEVELOPER")

Hon Parliamentary Secretary remained in attendance. Council agreed that the paper should be deferred.

Action: PS, EDICTLP; COM OFF; HON AG; DLS; PS, MHA; DIR, ENV

EX MIN 17/297 EX MEM 17/185 APPROVAL OF REVISED MONTHLY STIPEND FOR THE BOARD OF THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

Hon Parliamentary Secretary remained in attendance.

Council approved the new revised monthly stipend rates for the Board of Commissioners for the Public Utilities Commission, effective July 2017 as follows:-

EC$1,200.00 for the Chairperson EC$950 for the Deputy Chairperson EC$850.00 for all other members

Action: PS, MICUHAFIT; EX DIR, PUC

EX MIN 17/298 EX MEM 17/186 APPOINTMENT/RE-APPOINTMENT OF A COMMISSIONER TO THE BOARD OF THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

Hon Parliamentary Secretary remained in attendance. Council:-

  1. approved the appointment/re-appointment of Mr Christonie Fleming to the Board of the Public Utilities Commission for a term of two years. Mr Fleming's appointment has met the criteria outlined in section 3(2) and/or 3(2),(c),(d) of the Public Utilities Commission (Amendment) Act 2014; and

  2. agreed that the PUC should inform the Ministry three months prior to the expiration of a Commissioner's term of office.

Action: PS, MICUHAFIT; EX DIR, PUC

EX MIN 17/299 EX MEM 17/187 WATER CORPORATION OF ANGUILLA - 2017 BUSINESS PLAN

Hon Parliamentary Secretary remained in attendance. The following persons joined the Meeting:-

Mrs Jennifer Gaskin, CEO, WCA (Acting)

Mr Malcolm Webster, Director of Facilities/ Member, WCA Board Council:-

  1. directed all Permanent Secretaries to instruct all Heads of Department where appropriate to pay outstanding fees owed to the WCA;

  2. agreed that the WCA should undergo an efficiency review of its operation with a view to improving efficiencies and to report back to Executive Council in due course;

  3. agreed that the WCA should also continue the implementation of the 1.5% nominal interest rate on outstanding bills both domestic and commercial, effective August 2017;

  4. agreed that the WCA should continue to fully implement the all fees, charges and tariffs as approved by the Government of Anguilla to date;

  5. agreed that the GoA, through the Ministry of Finance, should secure the services of BDO with a view to assess the present state of readiness of the WCA to sell shares in June 2018;

  6. agreed that the Board of the Water Corporation of Anguilla should seek technical assistance through the appropriate regional body to address some of the challenges (CDB, CWWA or GWP);

Government of Anguilla published this content on 06 July 2017 and is solely responsible for the information contained herein.
Distributed by Public, unedited and unaltered, on 21 July 2017 19:34:01 UTC.

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