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Antoinette Skelton Out as SSB Director in 2021
Reports just reaching our newsroom indicate that long-time Director of the Social Security Board (SSB) Ms Antoinette Skelton has notified the Board of Directors she will exit the post next year, 2021.
According to our sources within the SSB, Ms Skelton finalised her decision two days ago, giving the SSB nine months of notice.
Ms Skelton has been with the SSB close to 40 years and has served in two senior positions- Deputy Director from 1982 to 1990 and Director from 1990 to present.
Up to the time of publication, the outgoing Director had not responded to our request for comments.
More details to follow.
Ground breaks for Economic Zone to 'empower' Fifth District people
Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities and Fifth District Representative, Hon Kye M. Rymer has made it clear that the soon-to-be constructed Economic Zone in his distr...
VI needs ‘think tank’ void of politics to explore growth– Bishop John I. Cline
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Dog shot dead in Ballast Bay
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Students win laptops, tablets in COVID-19 back-to-school essay competition
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Six students selected as winners of territorial essay competition
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Customs officer to spend 2 months in prison for failure to pay fine
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BVI edges closer to CARICOM | Independence on the horizon?
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BVI schools send multiple complaints to CXC after 2020 exams
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Premier hails revamping of West End Community Centre
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2 injured as Audi crashes into light pole @ Paraquita Bay
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Commentator heightens call for deportation of expats involved in human smuggling
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Man told to wear mask wounds nightclub security with machete
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France rallies after beheading of teacher
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Over $2.3M in contracts awarded to two local firms for rehab works
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Digicel investing half-million to improve internet speeds in BVI
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Gov’t, Opposition legislators donate over $12K to D5 Economic Zone
Three district representatives have made personal contributions totalling more than $12,000 towards the Fifth Electoral District’s Economic Zone that government will build in th...
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