Tony Myers lands gov't job
Gary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer
POLITICAL HISTORIAN Anthony Myers has been contracted as Research Administrative Officer in the Phillip Paulwell-led Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (STEM).
Myers has been assigned to the Executive Office in the Ministry and is being paid a salary of $1.2 million in addition to $170,000 per annum in travelling allowance.
The information was contained in documents obtained by The Gleaner under the Access to Information Act (ATI).
Myers joins four other persons who were contracted to the STEM earlier this year after Paulwell took over portfolio responsibility for the Ministry in January.
Others contracted to the Energy and Mining Ministry after Paulwell assumed the helm are Olivia Campbell, Mickhel Rhodes; Kerry-Ann Thompson and Dr Stacey-Ann Wilson.
A three-year contract for the position of Communications, Media Relations and Public Education Specialist in the Executive Office of the Ministry of Energy and Mining was awarded to Campbell on January 6, the same week that Paulwell took office.
Campbell's $2.5 million plus $738 thousand travelling allowance per annum makes her, the highest paid contractor in that Ministry followed by Wilson's $2.1 million and an annual travelling allowance of $170 thousand.
In the meantime, the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing for which Dr Omar Davies has portfolio responsibility, has revealed that they have contracted five persons to work in various capacities of the Ministry with salaries ranging from $1.2 to $2.8 million, in addition to travelling allowances.
The highest paid contractor in the Transport, Works and Housing Ministry is Locksley Smith, who has been contracted as a Senior Advisor/Consultant to Davies.
He will also serve as advisor to the minister on 'relevant national and international issue as well as to maintain oral and written communications with internal, national and international customers'.