Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Clyde Lettsome becomes Permanent Secretary in the BVI Natural Resources and Labour Ministry

On February 1, 2008, the Governor appointed Clyde Lettsome to be Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour. Mr. Lettsome, who served as Permanent Secretary in the Chief Minister’s Office, succeeded Mrs. J. Callwood who has retired from the public service.

The Natural Resources and Labour Permanent Secretary advises the Minister on all matters of policy affecting the Ministry, any of its Departments and Statutory Bodies, and ensures the implementation of any policy agreed by the Minister. Also, his responsibilities are co-ordination of all major budgetary and policy-related activities of the Departments falling within the Ministry, and serving as the Accounting Officer for the Ministry.

Mr. Lettsome has more than 16-year experience of public administration with the BVI Government and with non-government organizations all over the world. In 1982, he started in Environmental Health with the BVI Government and had several positions until 1999. In 1999, Mr. Lettsome was appointed as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Welfare. In 2003, he took another position – he became Permanent Secretary to the Chief Ministers Office of the Government of British Virgin Islands.

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