Governor gets down to work on new job

| 11/09/2013

(CNS): Helen Kilpatrick was doing the rounds of the government building on Monday getting to know the people she will be working with over the next three years, as well as getting a glimpse of the work that needs to be done. On Tuesday she chaired her first Cabinet meeting with Acting Premier Moses Kirkconnell just weeks ahead of the delivery of the 2013 fiscal year’s full budget. With years of government finance experience behind her, Kilpatrick is expected to take an active part in helping the government sort out the public sector finances. During the tour on Monday with Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, she visited ministries, portfolios and some departments in the Government Administration Building.

Speaking with minsters, chief officers and line staff, she touched on topics ranging from aerial mapping and planning processes, to electronic filing systems and education scholarship.  The first tour ended with lunch in the staff cafeteria. Below: Kilpatrick chairs first Cabinet meeting.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Didn't Carmena retire? How come she is back in the picture?

  2. Anonymous says:

    A cat amongst the pigeons?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Welcome to the third world.  Watch your back.  Watch out for the "re"negotiators.  Prepare to take the blame for the tribe and wear sunblock.  Good luck!  

  4. Anon says:

    I don't know much about her but she looks like one tough lady to me, judging by the look in her eyes.  I am hopeful that the book is as good as the cover.

  5. Anonymous says:

    This lady is the epitome of brains and elegance. She is a breath of fresh air to the Govt. Good luck Madam. And we look forward to embracing you with open arms.

    • Anonymous says:

      Please do not embrace the Governor 21.01, it could be misunderstood and a sexual harrassement suit filed…although I do see your point!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Our new Governor is a class act, only it's not an act.    She is the real deal, and we should feel grateful to have someone of her background and willingness to listen to the people.  I am very glad she is here;  I know she will be butting against the same-ol' paradigms that have supressed the maturation of this country, but I am hopeful.  I think we couldn't be more fortunate.   Welcome Governor Kilpatrick.   Welcome Miss Helen. 

  7. Isaac says:

    A very good start Gov. K.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Ms Rivers – this is how it is done – straight down to work!

    • Anonymous says:

      I don't think anyone is seeking to have the Governor's appointment overturned. That might have something to do with it, don't you think?