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Falkland Islands elected government establishes new portfolio system

Wednesday, May 30th 2018 - 08:52 UTC
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Chair of the Legislative Assembly, MLA Stacy Bragger said the restructure will help make the business of Government more efficient and more transparent Chair of the Legislative Assembly, MLA Stacy Bragger said the restructure will help make the business of Government more efficient and more transparent
International Relations, Public Relations and Media, responsibility of all Members of the Assembly, has been renamed the Policy and Public Relations portfolio. International Relations, Public Relations and Media, responsibility of all Members of the Assembly, has been renamed the Policy and Public Relations portfolio.

Members of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly recently reviewed the portfolio system, having now been in post for six months. The resulting changes are designed to provide greater clarity in the detail of each portfolio, as well as to ensure equity for each portfolio holder.

 The main changes to the structure are as follows:

• MLA Mark Pollard has replaced MLA Roger Spink as deputy portfolio holder for Development and Commercial Services

• MLA Mark Pollard is also now lead for Tourism in his portfolio of Trade and Industry, taking over from deputy MLA Stacy Bragger

• MLA Roger Spink has replaced MLA Barry Elsby as deputy portfolio holder for Health and Social Services

• MLA Barry Elsby has replaced MLA Mark Pollard as deputy portfolio holder for Public Works

• MLA Leona Roberts has replaced MLA Teslyn Barkman as portfolio lead for the Environment; MLA Barkman becomes Deputy for Environment with Environment now included within Public Protection

• MLA Stacy Bragger now has lead responsibility for SAAS under the Trade and Industry portfolio

• MLA Barry Elsby now has lead responsibility for Public Health, which comes under the Policy unit

• MLA Teslyn Barkman now has deputy responsibility for Rural Development.

The International Relations, Public Relations and Media portfolio, which is the responsibility of all Members of the Legislative Assembly, has been renamed the Policy and Public Relations portfolio.

Chair of the Legislative Assembly, MLA Stacy Bragger said: “We have been MLAs for over six months now and had always planned to revisit our portfolios at this time. This restructure will help make the business of Government more efficient and provide the public with greater transparency in terms of the main elements that sit within each portfolio.

“We are entering an extremely busy time with the advent of the Budget and this restructure will help us to continue to hold the civil service to account for the delivery of our plans for the coming financial year.”

 

Categories: Politics, Falkland Islands.

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  • Brit Bob

    The principle of self-determination could not be applied since the islands were not home to a ''people'' under alien subjugation, domination and exploitation. (Timmerman, H. Argentine Minister for Foreign Affairs, Special Committee on Decolonization, Falklands/Malvinas Question, UN.Org/Press GA/COL/3257, 20 June 2013).

    Ja ja.

    Falklands – Freely Determined Political Status (1 pg):
    https://www.academia.edu/36555342/Falklands_-_Freely_Determined_Political_Status.pdf

    May 30th, 2018 - 10:01 am 0
  • DemonTree

    God, Brit Bob, you're nearly as bad as Hepatia. Can't you post something original instead the same old links we've all seen a million times before?

    May 30th, 2018 - 05:42 pm 0
  • portman

    as well as all elected members holding the civil service to account for performance purposes, under the provisions of the fi constitution order the 5 non-executive members of the legislative assembly are required to hold the executive council to account for scrutiny purposes. how well does that work by operating in practice by consensus?

    Jun 04th, 2018 - 01:25 pm 0
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