Changes made to THA governance structure as Farley shuffles his deck

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Changes made to THA governance structure as Farley shuffles his deck

Several changes have been made to Tobago’s governance structure, effective today.

In a media release today, the Office of the Chief Secretary revealed that Farley Augustine will present his final budget as Finance Secretary on July 1st, following which a new Finance Secretary will be announced.

However, effective today, the following changes have been made:

• Assemblyman Sonny Craig – Assistant Secretary in the Office of the Chief Secretary, with specific responsibility for energy transition, carbon sequestration and overarching environmental protection policies

• Assemblyman Megan Morrison – Assistant Secretary in the Division of Health, Wellness and Social Protection, with specific responsibility for social support programmes

• Assemblyman Niall George – Assistant Secretary in the Division of Tourism, Culture, Antiquities and Transportation, with specific responsibility for sport tourism, community-based tourism and culture

• Councillor Certica Williams-Orr – Assistant Secretary in the Division of Finance, Trade and the Economy, with specific responsibility for reorganizing the HR structures of the Division and the Department of Trade, as well as, general public service management

• Councillor Orlando Kerr – Assistant Secretary in the Division of Settlements, Public Utilities and Rural Development, with specific responsibility for Public Utilities and Rural Development.

From tomorrow, May 14, Assemblyman Terrance Baynes will be assigned the portfolio of Assistant Secretary in the Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and Urban Development, with specific responsibility for URP and Maintenance.

Also effective tomorrow, Assemblyman Joel Sampson will be assigned the portfolio of Secretary of Community Development, Youth Development & Sport.