Cabinet names former UPP minister as chair of appeals board

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The Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda has, through a release, announced the appointment of former United Progressive Party (UPP) senator and Minister of Justice, Colin Derrick, to the post of Chairman of the Public Service Board of Appeal.

The release from states that the Cabinet “ratified a decision to appoint” Derrick and that this appointment “takes effect immediately”.

The release makes no mention, however, as to whether this appointment was made by the Governor General as is stipulated in section 106 (1)(a) which states: “There shall be a Public Service Board of Appeal for Antigua and Barbuda (in this Part referred to as the Board) which shall consist of a chairman appointed by the Governor-General acting in his discretion.”

Section 108 of the Constitution outlines the purpose of the board as being to, “affirm or set aside the decision appealed against or make any other decision which the authority or person from which the appeal lies could have made.”

Derrick was not the first choice for the post according to the Cabinet release. Another , attorney, whose name has not yet been disclosed, was first named but has subsequently not been able to accept the post due to illness.

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  1. Is this the same Derrick that had an issue with Gaston at Villa School.Where I believed he was arrested for disorderly conduct.Now they have become bosom buddies?Politics sure make for strange bedfellows.What a tangled web.


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