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There is not yet a Deputy Governor

alric-taylorFormer Deputy Governor Alaric Taylor completed his tour of duty as Deputy Governor on July 31, 2016, leaving the position vacant, which has not yet been filled because the “selection board reached a unanimous conclusion that did not result in the selection of any of the assessed candidates.”

Prior to the Governor’s announcement at her press conference of September 23, The Montserrat Reporter had been unaware of the vacancy, since not unlike many others, it is a rarity when the services of the only newspaper both in print and online is used for advertising of vacancies and other notices.

The Governor reported, regretfully, that following a lengthy recruitment process, there’s still no selection of a person to fill the substantive post.

“I regret to say that the process and it was an excellent and thorough process – the selection board, reached a unanimous conclusion that did not result in the selection of any of the assessed candidates for the substantial position of deputy governor,” she reported.

But the Governor informs that she, after having undertaken the duties herself for some time will will soon appoint someone to act in the medium term while provisions will be made to fill the role on a substantive basis over the next year. “I have decided to appoint a person to act in the medium term in the role of acting deputy governor.” She said that is to, “provide some stability to carry out the role and tasks of the deputy governor,” while, “we’re not sort of starting and stopping etc. while we look to fill the position in a substantial way.”

On that point the Governor informed that an offer has been made and she will announce the appointment as soon as that process has been completed.

Sources had informed that three female applicants had been shortlisted and that following as the Governor has reported one of these persons may well be appointed to act.

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alric-taylorFormer Deputy Governor Alaric Taylor completed his tour of duty as Deputy Governor on July 31, 2016, leaving the position vacant, which has not yet been filled because the “selection board reached a unanimous conclusion that did not result in the selection of any of the assessed candidates.”

Prior to the Governor’s announcement at her press conference of September 23, The Montserrat Reporter had been unaware of the vacancy, since not unlike many others, it is a rarity when the services of the only newspaper both in print and online is used for advertising of vacancies and other notices.

The Governor reported, regretfully, that following a lengthy recruitment process, there’s still no selection of a person to fill the substantive post.

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“I regret to say that the process and it was an excellent and thorough process – the selection board, reached a unanimous conclusion that did not result in the selection of any of the assessed candidates for the substantial position of deputy governor,” she reported.

But the Governor informs that she, after having undertaken the duties herself for some time will will soon appoint someone to act in the medium term while provisions will be made to fill the role on a substantive basis over the next year. “I have decided to appoint a person to act in the medium term in the role of acting deputy governor.” She said that is to, “provide some stability to carry out the role and tasks of the deputy governor,” while, “we’re not sort of starting and stopping etc. while we look to fill the position in a substantial way.”

On that point the Governor informed that an offer has been made and she will announce the appointment as soon as that process has been completed.

Sources had informed that three female applicants had been shortlisted and that following as the Governor has reported one of these persons may well be appointed to act.