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Whittaker says acting Plaisance NDC overseer not experienced, qualified to stay on

aa7Local Government Minister Norman Whittaker today said the acting overseer at the Plaisance Neighbourhood Democratic Council did not have enough experience or qualifications on the job to be confirmed in the position. Ironically, this was the same protest by the Georgetown Mayor and City Council when the Minister had moved to appoint acting Town Clerk Carol Sooba. Though she was the least qualified of applicants, she was nevertheless appointed.

Whittaker who was speaking at a press conference on the Georgetown Clean-up exercise said the officer who had direct responsibility for overseeing the work of the Industry/Plaisance NDC remained neutral at the time a panel discussed appointments.

Whittaker also said the Ministry is in the process of reviewing the appointment of the new Overseer Orlando Jardine because of criminal activity, but said the review has nothing to do with his qualifications.

Jardine was chased out of Plaisance two weeks ago by angry residents who are against his appointment.

Plaisance residents however remain watchful as they call for the appointment process to be redone saying that qualified persons were left out.

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