KINGSTON — The Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon. Olivia Grange, has announced the appointment of a new Board of Social Development Commission (SDC). The members have been presented with instruments of appointment and will serve for three years, effective immediately.
Former chairman, Lloyd Pommells, has been re-appointed to that position, but the new Deputy Chairman is Silvera Castro, who replaces the Rev. Al Miller. Other members are: Joan Parris-Woodstock; Richard Porteous; Daphne Hurge; Florette Blackwood; Hugh Nash; Douglas D. Walker; and Novelette Howell.
Miss Grange thanked the members of the previous board for their service, and charged the new board to advance the Government’s community development programme.
The Social Development Commission (SDC) is the principal community organization agency working with Jamaica’s 783 communities. Positioned in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture since 2007, the Commission continues to execute its legal mandate to promote and control schemes for, and to do any act or thing which may directly or indirectly serve the advancement of – sport, social, cultural and economic development – for the people of Jamaica and workers in particular.
By Balford Henry, JIS Reporter & Editor