Lyndell Simpson Confirmed as Deputy Governor of Montserrat
In her last official function before leaving Montserrat on January 2, 2018, HE the Governor, ElizabethÂ Carriere, confirmed the substantive appointment of Lyndell Simpson as Deputy Governor withÂ effect from 1 January.
Mrs Simpson was initially appointed as Acting Deputy Governor from 1 December 2016 subject to aÂ one year probation period. At the end of that period the Governor appraised Mrs Simpsonâ€™sÂ performance and consulted the Premier in accordance with Section 85(1) of the MontserratÂ Constitution Order 2010. Having done so, she obtained the approval of the Secretary of State forÂ Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs under Section 23(2).
Simpsonâ€™s substantive appointment is for an initial period of three years. She is currently Acting Governor until the incoming governor arrives.