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LOGB Outlines New Roles

In a move to get backbenchers more involved in government's running, government backbenchers will work in various ministries spearheading specific projects, Leader of Government Business (Premier Designate), the Hon. McKeeva Bush, OBE, JP, has said.

Through the Communications Ministry, Deputy Speaker and West Bay MLA, Mr Cline Glidden Jr., will work with the Information and Communications Technology Authority (ICTA) and the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA).

He will pay particular attention to government's contract with Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC), and the company's intention to raise rates on 1 June, Mr Bush said.

In addition Mr Glidden will head a review of the solicitation process for additional electricity generation capacity, which is not scheduled to come into force for another three years according to the recent agreement with CUC, the Leader of Government Business noted.

Mr Glidden will also assist with the hazard management unit, port development, the landfill and the Land and Sea Cooperative, he added.

Mr Bush outlined that West Bay MLA, Capt. Eugene Ebanks, will be involved in matters concerning the environment, tourism, the landfill and the elderly. George Town MLA, Mr Ellio Solomon, will head the National Housing Trust and assist with e-government and e-business, and Bodden Town MLA, Mr Dwayne Seymour, will work in the Ministry of Culture as well as in the fields of sports, small business and youth matters, including the Youth Parliament.

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