Above: the TCI House of Assembly
By the Caribbean Journal staff
The contract of Turks and Caicos Islands Attorney General Huw Shepheard is being extended by 36 months, the Governor’s office announced Monday.
Shepheard will remain in office until September 2016. He has served in the post since 2010.
“I have made the decision to extend Mr Shepheard’s contract based on his pivotal role in the reform of the laws of the TCI during the term of the Interim Administration, and believe that his staying on provides essential stability and continuity to the territory as it continues to demonstrate to investors and visitors that we are a well governed nation,” TCI Governor Ric Todd said in a statment.
A statement said the Governor informed TCI Premier Dr Rufus Ewing about the move following their weekly bilateral meeting on Monday.
In a statement released by his office, Ewing, who had called for the recall of Shepheard earlier this year, termed the move “a total disregard for the people of these islands and the Office of the Premier of the Turks & Caicos Islands.”
“I am delighted to be asked to continue to serve the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands as Attorney General,” Shepheard said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues in Chambers, in Cabinet and in the House of Assembly to continue the reform of the laws of the Islands to provide for sustainable development and the maintenance of good governance.”