Jacobs working on staffing issues

POSTED: 06/1/12 12:32 PM

St. Maarten – There will be a new Secretary General at the Ministry of Education, Culture Youth and Sport at either the end of the year or early next year. Minister Silveria Jacobs has decided not renew a one year contract granted to Claudette Forsythe-Labega by former minister Dr. Rhoda Arrindell.

Forsythe-Labega reached pensionable age last year, but Arrindell asked her to stay on while a new Secretary General was being sought. That contract ends in November and Jacobs has no intention to renew it. For the moment she’s also put the search on hold and called rumors that someone has been appointed false.

“We will be looking at those applications. No one has been appointed. There is actually no space within the way the formation is now to appoint a liaison or waarnemend (acting) or whatever you want to call it. There’s just no space for it at this time. So the rumors surrounding someone being in that position at this time are totally false. We are going to be actively looking and open up the interviews. So the applications have been done. There are several and we will be looking at those and if none of them fit the criteria, then the application process will be reopened,” Jacobs said.

The minister also confirmed that at least 11 people have applied for the position of Secretary General of the national United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (Unesco) office, but those applications have not been processed as yet. There is also an opening for an administrative staffer.

The minister has also announced that the current head of the Study Financing Department will be taking a post as her policy advisor. She also announced that Calvin Mardemborough is expected to return to his function in the Study Financing Department.

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