John Jarvis, the new Chairman of the Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission (ABEC), has officially received his instruments of appointment.
Jarvis was sworn in today, April 6, during a brief ceremony at Government House and replaces Nathaniel “Paddy” James, who has reached retirement age.
In February, the Cabinet indicated that it had already identified James’ replacement; however, the person was not identified at the time.
Jarvis, who had been appointed a commissioner by the Antigua Labour Party, was subsequently announced as the new Chair.
He has been around politics and elections in Antigua and Barbuda, and the region, for several decades.