Two new transport boards have been announced with community activist Adrian Donovan and journalist Timothy Slinger among the immediate standouts.
Donovan, who is has been articulating the concerns of residents on the south coast sewage situation over the past year, has been appointed by the Mia Mottley-led Government to serve on the new board of directors at the state-run Transport Board, which is led by attorney-at-law Gregory Nicholls.
The six-member board also includes David Bowen (deputy chairman), Paul Bernstein, Wanda Reid Beckles, and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Maintenance or a nominee, according to the Official Gazette dated June 25, 2018.
The Transport Authority meantime has appointed an 11-member board to guide its affairs for the next three years.
Led by businessman Ian Estwick, it also includes Rozanne Parris-Bryan (deputy chairman), along with Slinger, Steven Williams, Arley Thorpe, Andrew Willoughby, the Permanent Secretary and the Chief Technical Officer in the Ministry of Transport Works and Maintenance or their nominees, as well as representatives of the Royal Barbados Police Force, the Transport Board and the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados, the gazette added.
The changes come on the heels of the May 24 general elections in which the Freundel Stuart-led Democratic Labour Party was swept from office.