This is according to the Order Paper for the First Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth House of Assembly scheduled for Thursday, November 14, 2019.
According to the Order Paper released to the media today, November 13, 2019, the Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) will move the motion: “WHEREAS section 4(1)(a) of the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation Ordinance, Cap. 277 provides that the Corporation shall consist of a Chairman appointed by the Cabinet after prior approval for the appointment has been obtained by a Resolution passed by the House of Assembly;
“WHEREAS section 40(4)(a) of the Interpretation Act, Cap. 136 provides that an authority or person empowered by or under an enactment to appoint or designate a person to be a member of a statutory board or to perform any other functions, may appoint or designate a person by name, and it shall be the duty of the person appointed or designated to perform the respective functions accordingly;
“AND WHEREAS the Cabinet has nominated Mrs. Rosemarie Flax for appointment as Chairman of the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation for a period of three years with effect from 15th November, 2019; NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands approves the appointment of Mrs. Rosemarie Flax as Chairman of the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation for a period of three years, with effect from 15th November, 2019.”
Mrs Flax, the wife of former legislator Mr Keith L. Flax, has over four decades of experience in the financial services industry, many of which were in a managerial capacity.
The last BVIEC Chairman of the Board of Directors was Mr Ron R. Potter whose appointment was approved in the House of Assembly on November 19, 2013. He had replaced Mr Allan Parker, who had resigned from the post.
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