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TURNBULL CABINET TO BE SWORN IN

Most of the members of Gov. Charles W. Turnbull's cabinet will be sworn in this week.
Cabinet members from the St. Thomas/St. John District will take their oaths of office Tuesday at Government House; this group includes:
– Attorney General Iver Stridiron
– Health Commissioner Wilbur Callender
– Human Services Commissioner Sedonie Halbert
– Housing Parks and Recreation Commissioner Ira Hobson
– Licensing and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Andrew Rutnik
– Education Commissioner Ruby Simmonds
– Finance Commissioner Bernice Turnbull
– Office of Management and Budget Director Ira Mills
– Bureau of Internal Revenue Director Claudette Farrington
– Office of Collective Bargaining Chief Negotiator Karen Andrews
They will be sworn in by Presiding Territorial Court Judge Verne Hodge, at 10 a.m.
"In order for family and friends of St. Croix cabinet officers to attend, I have scheduled swearing-in ceremonies on that island to allow as many St. Croix residents as possible to be accommodated," Turnbull said Monday in a statement.
The St. Croix ceremony will take place in the St. Croix Educational Complex's auditorium, Thursday at 10 a.m.
Territorial Court Judge Maria Cabret will swear-in Property and Procurement Commissioner Marc Biggs, Police Commissioner Franz Christian, Public Works Commissioner Harold Thompson, Department of Planning and Natural Resources Commissioner Dean Plaskett, Commissioner of Agriculture Henry Schuster, and Fire Services Director Pedro Encarnacion.
One cabinet member still awaiting approval from the Legislature is acting Labor Commissioner Sonia Jacobs Dow.
The Tourism commissioner's post also remains open since the Senate rejected Turnbull's original nominee, Clement "Cain" Magras. Assistant Tourism Commissioner Monique Sibilly-Hodge is temporarily filling the post.
The Senate also has not considered the nomination of Frandelle Gerard, Turnbull's candidate for Industrial Development Commissioner executive director.
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Most of the members of Gov. Charles W. Turnbull's cabinet will be sworn in this week.
Cabinet members from the St. Thomas/St. John District will take their oaths of office Tuesday at Government House; this group includes:
- Attorney General Iver Stridiron
- Health Commissioner Wilbur Callender
- Human Services Commissioner Sedonie Halbert
- Housing Parks and Recreation Commissioner Ira Hobson
- Licensing and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Andrew Rutnik
- Education Commissioner Ruby Simmonds
- Finance Commissioner Bernice Turnbull
- Office of Management and Budget Director Ira Mills
- Bureau of Internal Revenue Director Claudette Farrington
- Office of Collective Bargaining Chief Negotiator Karen Andrews
They will be sworn in by Presiding Territorial Court Judge Verne Hodge, at 10 a.m.
"In order for family and friends of St. Croix cabinet officers to attend, I have scheduled swearing-in ceremonies on that island to allow as many St. Croix residents as possible to be accommodated," Turnbull said Monday in a statement.
The St. Croix ceremony will take place in the St. Croix Educational Complex's auditorium, Thursday at 10 a.m.
Territorial Court Judge Maria Cabret will swear-in Property and Procurement Commissioner Marc Biggs, Police Commissioner Franz Christian, Public Works Commissioner Harold Thompson, Department of Planning and Natural Resources Commissioner Dean Plaskett, Commissioner of Agriculture Henry Schuster, and Fire Services Director Pedro Encarnacion.
One cabinet member still awaiting approval from the Legislature is acting Labor Commissioner Sonia Jacobs Dow.
The Tourism commissioner's post also remains open since the Senate rejected Turnbull's original nominee, Clement "Cain" Magras. Assistant Tourism Commissioner Monique Sibilly-Hodge is temporarily filling the post.
The Senate also has not considered the nomination of Frandelle Gerard, Turnbull's candidate for Industrial Development Commissioner executive director.
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