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Motion for permanent appointment of SSB Director fails

Motion for permanent appointment of SSB Director fails

A motion moved by Senior legislator Hon Julian Fraser, RA (R3) to halt the Government’s plans to have Mrs Jeanette Scatliffe-Boynes appointed as the Acting SSB Director for another six months, has failed in the House of Assembly.

The motion failed after going to vote with seven No’s, three Yes and three persons absent, despite an emotional closing plea from Hon Fraser to have the motion passed by legislators.

Following the failure of the motion, the house returned to the substantive motion for the appointment of Scatliffe-Boynes to act in the Director position for 6 more months based on the recommendation of the SSB Board.

The HoA sitting continue and can be watched live on CBN Radio 90.9 FM, CBN-Television Channel 101 on Flow TV and can also be followed on the HoA YoutTube channel and online at www.cbnvirginislands.com.

The debates on the amendment to the substantive motion for the appointment of Social Security Director, Jeanette Scatliffe-Boynes to act in the position for 6 more months is expected to continue when the House of Assembly (HoA) returns from recess this morning Thursday, September 2, 2021.

Senior Legislator and Third District Representative, Hon Julian Fraser RA on August 26, 2021, moved a motion opposing the Government’s plans to have Mrs Jeanette Scatliffe-Boynes appointed as the Acting SSB Director for another six months, citing her experience as a factor.

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