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Outsider needed to help with public sector reform

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Outsider needed to help with public sector reform

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The Public Service of Barbados came in for criticism from Professor Sir Frank Alleyne at the James Tudor Institute of Politics lecture last night.
Speaking at the Democratic Labour Party headquarters George Street Auditorium, Sir Frank said he saw the public service as a class that had specific interests.
Responding to a question from the audience on how would he go about improving the service, Sir Frank, economic adviser to the Government, said to put a senior civil servant to reform the service was counterproductive.
He said it was important that permanent secretaries were listened to in any process of reform, but there must be someone from the outside to lead the charge.
Sir Frank spoke on the topic Strong Institutions and Collegial Leaders are Critical to Sustained National Development.  (JS)