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Government has signalled its first solid hint that it is actively working to amalgamate statutory corporations to cut its spending.

Today, one individual will take over the management of the Wildey Gymnasium and the National Sports Council (NSC) – two of Government’s three sports entities.

The third one, Kensington Oval Management Inc (KOMI) which manages Kensington Oval, will continue to function separately for now.

It means the posts of general manager of the Wildey Gymnasium and Director of Sports, which pay about $8 000 a month each, along with a vehicle for the latter, are no more.

Both positions are vacant following the dismissal of Ken Mason from the gymnasium late last year and the retirement of Erskine King in April.

Financial analyst Jerry Blenman, who recently resigned as a director of the Gymnasium before being appointed as general manager two weeks ago, will take over the reins as executive consultant at both bodies this morning.

He met with the NSC board last Friday when he was formally introduced to them.

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