Government Civil Service Executive Changes

March 31, 2011

The Cabinet Office announced Ministry portfolio and Civil Service Executive changes today that will take effect tomorrow [Apr.1]

Oversight of the government quangos, Bermuda Land Development Corporation [BLDC] and West End Development Corporation [Wedco], will be transferred from the Ministry of Public Works to the Ministry of Environment, Planning and Infrastructure Strategy.

Permanent Secretary Mr. Robert Horton has been re-assigned to the Ministry of Government Estates and Information Services and Permanent Secretary Mr. William Francis has been transferred to a post within the Cabinet Office to join the Strategy Team as it works through the implementation of the National School of Government recommendations.

Director of Transport, Mr. Randy Rochester will rejoin the Civil Service Executive as an Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Works.

Secretary to the Cabinet, Mr. Donald Scott said, “Everyone recognises that dynamic change is here and they have committed to doing their share in raising the standard of service delivery across government.”

Premier Cox added, “The shift of the government quangos provides synergy with the Ministry of Environment, Planning and Infrastructure as it incorporates environmentally green initiatives and technology. It also provides a more integrated approach in dealing with Infrastructure and Planning matters. This refinement to Government ‘s operating model helps in our effort to streamline efficiency.”

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  1. Jim Garlic says:

    Did the thought ever occur to anyone that this Government is a Quango of a certain Bank..No wonder Independence has been put on the backburner.I mean 1 Billion plus dollars/pound sterling in debt. Who Really owns Bermuda ??!!!!! Does anyone in Civil service have the guts to FACE THE NATION and tell the truth…

    • Preach!! says:

      BANG!!! NAIL HIT RIGHT ON THE HEAD!!! CO-SIGN!! NWO COMING TO A GOVERNMENT NEAR YOU SOONER THAN YOU THINK. FIRST IT WAS “GLOBAL WARMING” THEN THEY FOUND OUT THE EARTH WAS COOLING SO THAT COULDN’T WORK!! NOW THEY JUST SAY “CLIMATE CHANGE” WHICH COULD COVER ANYTHING!! GOING “GREEN” JUST MEANS MORE TAXES AND HIGHER PRICES!! SEARCH CARBON TAXES AND SEE WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON…. YOU’LL BE AMAZED AT WHO IS RUNNING THE WORLD AND BERMUDA!! DEFINITELY NOT THE PLP OR THE UBP OR ANYBODY’S “P” FOR THAT MATTER!! WAKE UP PEOPLE BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!!!

  2. Lobby says:

    So much talk of green energy initiatives over the past decade just to be let down by our leaders. Is the new court building energy efficient? No. When Derrick Burgess promised to put solar hot water heaters on that building, he was lying. Minister Roban lacks the leadership qualities needed to move Bermuda forward on this front. “Environmentally green initiatives” isn’t even correct terminology.

    PLP = high energy costs, vote anti-fuel adjustment come Fall.

  3. My two cents says:

    The premiers statement
    “Premier Cox added, “The shift of the government quangos provides synergy with the Ministry of Environment, Planning and Infrastructure as it incorporates environmentally green initiatives and technology.”

    makes me want to shutter. No amount of green bs talk will EVER make up for the SDO that is the elephant in the room any time a government minister opens their fat mouth about “green blah blah blah”
    I wonder if the minister of environment has solar on his house? Hmmmm

  4. Hmmmmm says:

    This Government is truly committed to recycling.

    • Really says:

      If they were TRULY committed to recycling they would make recycling MANDATORY for ALL residents AND businesses. It isn’t difficult to recycle on the island as the truck comes to your house for FREE. You wouldn’t believe how lazy people are until you here the excuses on why they don’t recycle, it is ridiculous. How hard is it to out your cans and glass into a blue bag and sit it out every week? Not to mention the glass clogs up the incinerator, therefore more taxpayer money needed to fix . Simple, common sense solutions are what governments the whole world over are severely lacking due to bureaucracy.

      • Hmmmmm says:

        My comment was tongue in cheek. The appointments hardly inspire confidence that real change is underway or even anticipated. The “recycling” is of the same tired, ineffective people.

  5. D says:

    Have they ever released the National School of Government recommendations to reform the BdaGov? You’da thunk this might be pertinent information for the public!