New NEVLEC Board Ready to Fulfill 3-year Mandate

The new Chairman of the Nevis Electricity (NEVLEC) Board of Directors, McLevon “Mackie” Tross along with six other members are ready to “turn around” the circumstance at the company.

NEVLEC is fully owned by the Government but it is run by a Chairman and Board of Directors.

Speaking with The Observer on Thursday (Mar.7), Chairman Tross, who replaced previous Chairman Ernie Stapleton, revealed that all seven Directors of the Board are ready to shape polices and guidelines for NEVLEC.

The newly constituted Board has no returning members from the previous NEVLEC Board.

The Minister of Public Utilities Hon. Alexis Jeffers on March 5 officially introduced the members to the public- Chairman Tross, Timothy A. Caines, Clarence Jeffers, Dexter Boncamper, Spencer “Peeko” Pinney, Telbert Glasgow and Celestine Grant. The introduction took place at the Company’s Board room on Long Point Road.

Minister Jeffers gave his assurance to the Nevisian public that the new Board will turn the circumstances of NEVLEC around within the Board’s three-year term.

“Whatever those circumstances are, we are hoping after three years we can look back and say that we made some selections that have borne fruit to the overall development of NEVLEC as a company,” he said.

He expressed confidence that the changes would be to the benefit of the citizens.

“The Nevisian public would be happy at the end of it all when you would have done three years on this Board and the results would have been there to show that you did commit to your tour of duty and you would have produced and that is what we are looking for because the Nevisian public is interested in ensuring that this company, NEVLEC, which is owned by the Government of Nevis, produces for and on behalf of the people of Nevis.”

Chairman Tross told The Observer that no matter if it takes three years, six years or ten years, “there is always working to be done”.

He revealed that NEVLEC General Manager Cartwright Farrell, who is not part of the Board, will be there to guide the Board members.

“He will be an invitee to Board meetings with the exception where there is discussion at Board level where they don’t require the GM. He is involved in the day-to-day running of the operation. He will guide the board, give the Board information to help shape the policies,” Tross said.

Tross noted that no one on the Board will prevent GM Farrell from doing his work.

“He has the tools to do the work and he has the full support of the Board.”