Sisters get deputy

Mr. Bentley Leroy Tibbetts Jr. has been appointed the new Deputy District Commissioner for the Sister Islands.

He takes up his post today.

Tibbetts’ appointment fills the vacancy left by the promotion of Mr. Ernie Scott to District Commissioner in January. Mr. Scott had served as Deputy District Commissioner from March 1999 – December 2006.

As Deputy District Commissioner, Mr. Tibbetts’ main area of responsibility will be to provide managerial and strategic support to the District Commissioner, assist in the leadership of the Department of District Administration and effectively engage in the implementation and management of policies, strategies and business plans of the government, for the Sister Islands, states a press release.

Mr. Tibbetts is a familiar figure in the Sister Islands with almost seventeen years experience in the civil service. Most of this service has been in Customs where he joined as a junior officer in 1990 and has advanced to the position of Assistant Collector of Customs with responsibility for the Sister Islands Customs Enforcement Unit. Mr. Tibbetts has had extensive training in law enforcement, public relations and supervisory management, and is pursuing a Masters degree in Human Resource Management.

In addition to his official duties, Mr. Tibbetts serves his community as a Justice of the Peace, is an active member and past President of the Lions Club of Cayman Brac, Officer of Fellowship Baptist Church and President of the West End Primary School PTA.

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