• Today
    November 11

  • 10:34 PM

Caswell knocks Govt’s choice

GERCINE CARTER, gercinecarter@nationnews.com

Added 23 October 2019

caswell-franklyn

This screenshot shows Senator Caswell Franklyn. (FILE)

Opposition Senator Caswell Franklyn has described as “shameful” Government’s choice of the current chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) board, for the new position of executive chairman.

During yesterday’s debate on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Senate, he said it was “shameful that the Government continued to find jobs for its friends, family and party hacks”, adding its method of allocating jobs was “not for the benefit of the organisation they were staffing but to give jobs to their friends”.

Last week, Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic announced in the House of Assembly that QEH chairman Juliette Bynoe-Sutherland would become the executive chairman, an appointment made by the minister with the approval of Cabinet.

The amendments provide for the executive chairman to be an employee of the hospital, subject to the directions of the board and to be responsible for the execution of its policy and management of its affairs. (GC)

Subscribe now to our eNATION edition for the full story.

For the latest stories and breaking news updates download the Nationnews apps for iOS and Android.

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

Dos and Donts


Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus

POLL

Do you think the transaction fees at some banks are too high?

Yes
No

FRONT COVER OF TODAY'S NEWSPAPER

CARTOON

INSTAGRAM