New Information Commissioner To Be Appointed


Antigua and Barbuda may soon have a new Information Commissioner.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne recommended Joycelyn Palmer for the post and the Lower House of Parliament on Friday passed the resolution for her appointment.

The recommendation now goes to the Senate before the green light from Governor General Sir Rodney Williams.

Once approved, Mrs Palmer, a retired educator, takes up the post from Alister Thomas who vacated the post at the end of this tenure last year.

After confirmation, her appointment will end on the 31st of December 2021.

House Speaker Sir Gerald Watt gave details on Mrs Palmer’s appointment including salary, sick leave and vacation allowances.

The appointment of an information commissioner is a provision under the Information Act 19 of 2004

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  1. Does this mean that Alister will have more time to focus on building costumes? Cannaval a come and Ali & Associates has got to get ready. Any truth to “word on the street” that he was 20 years old and still in 3rd form at Princess Margaret Secondary School?

    • The manner in which he spend his time lately is certainly not on building costumes. He is the so called founder of the group Faithful Nationals. What I would hope he does is to start paying some sort of rent for the old finance building owned by Social Security. This Freebees thing were some people feel they have the right to get things from government for free while others have to rent spaces to work and prepare their costumes for Carnival and pay electricity too. Its that entitlement mentality that you also see in Barbudans.

      • It appears you love the name Barbuda since it comes as sugar to your bush tea?. But not all Barbudans have that mentality you speak of, only the ones Gaston bought!….now hold your tongue and find someone in A*BLP to give that tag to since free Rolex cash and cars Minda flow!!..

    • Ridiculous. Alister and I were in 4th form at PMS and he was still a teenager, and so was I. Where do you guys these kinds of things from??????????????

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