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It’s not about politics!


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It’s not about politics!
New COVID-19 Public Advisor David Ellis speaking at the press conference where his appoointment was announced. (GP)

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Government has a new man to help beat back COVID-19.

Veteran journalist David Ellis has given up the broadcast chair and has agreed to become the COVID-19 Public Advisor, tasked with getting Government’s message out to the unvaccinated and helping the country mitigate and contain the current spread of the viral illness through social work in all Barbadian communities.

In introducing Ellis as the new face of the fight against COVID-19 during a televised press conference yesterday, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said the way the public was being reached had to change, which led to Ellis not being named a czar, the position formerly held by social scientist Richard Carter when Government intensified its fight against the virus last year.

Ellis, one of the more popular moderators on Starcom Network’s radio call-in programme Down To Brass Tacks, and the company’s former station manager, said leaving the chair to take up the post was a most difficult decision. (BA)

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