New Permanent Secretary Appointed

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Hillsborough, Carriacou, 14 May 2013 – Educator Gertrude Simon-Niles has been appointed to the post of Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs.

New Permanent Secretary Gertrude Simon- Niles - Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique AffairsBeing employed within the public service from since 1979, Mrs. Niles brings with her a wealth of experience, having served as a Teacher, Principal and Area Education Officer.

Her vision, she said, “is to ensure that the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs is managed effectively so that every citizen in the twin isle parish can benefit from the programs of the Government of Grenada”.

Focus will be placed on building a good relationship with the Staff at the Ministry and residents here, while at the same time listening to their ideas, in order to get things moving, she said.

Mrs. Niles noted that she will not be a “sitting PS” but one who will be moving around the different divisions to get an overview of their operations and plans and programs.

She replaces Bernadette Lendore-Sylvester who is now Permanent Secretary in Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment with responsibility for Forestry and Fisheries.

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