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Minister Rivers and Councillor Connolly meet with Chief Education Officer Mrs. Shirley Wahler.

It’s important to understand responsibilities, workings and issues departments face so that we can all work together to improve the services provided to the public.

Hon. Tara Rivers

Published 23rd July 2013, 8:16am

Continuing with their departmental visits, Hon. Tara Rivers, Minister for Education, Employment and Gender Affairs (the “Ministry”) and Mr. Winston Connolly, Councillor for the Ministry, recently visited the Department of Education Services (DES). They had a chance to meet with the Chief Education Officer to discuss the role of the department and then were taken on a tour to meet a number of the departmental staff.

            Commenting on their visit, Minister Rivers said, “It’s important that Councillor Connolly and I meet with the departments that fall under the Ministry, to understand their responsibilities, workings and issues they face so that we can all work together to improve the services provided to the public. I thank the Chief Education Officer, Mrs. Wahler, and her staff for accommodating us and I look forward to further departmental meetings in the future.”

            Councillor Connolly also enjoyed the visit and said, “I now have a better understanding of what occurs at the DES and how it interacts with the Ministry. I look forward to working with the Chief Education Officer and her team throughout the next four years.”

            Minister Rivers and Councillor Connolly will continue with their departmental visits over the upcoming weeks. Remaining on their list is the Cayman Islands Public Library Service, the Sunrise Adult Training Centre and UCCI which is a Statutory Authority under the Ministry of Education, Employment & Gender Affairs. They have already visited the Department of Labour and Pensions and the National Workforce Development Agency.