Secrecy critics form new Executive Council

The five politicians who polled most votes in the 2013 St Helena general election have been named as the island’s new executive councillors.

Each will chair one of the five main committees of the government.

They are: Lawson Henry (Economic Development Committee), Christine Scipio o’Dean (Education), Cyril George (Environment and Natural Resources), Ian Rummery (Health and Social Services) and Nigel Dollery (Social and Community Development).

Their election means St Helena Government is now in the hands of councillors who have been strong critics of the culture of secrecy within The Castle.

Brian Isaac, Anthony Green and Leslie Baldwin were elected to the Public Accounts Committee, which has the task of scrutinizing government spending decisions.

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