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Steele still heads Chamber

Steele still heads Chamber


Angus Steele remains the President of the St.Vincent and the Grenadines Chamber of Industry and Commerce for the time being.{{more}}

Last Tuesday evening, a meeting was held to discuss Steele’s position with the Chamber in light of his impending departure from telecommunications company LIME, where he is Country Manager.

Steele, a Grenadian, is due to leave LIME on September 30, 2009, two months before his contract expires in November.

The disclosure of his departure from LIME came approximately one month after he was re-elected President of the local Chamber of Industry and Commerce on July 14th, 2009. Steele was first elected President of the Chamber on July 16th, 2008. He took over from Jerry George, the Corporate Communications Manager of LIME’s archrival Digicel.

When contacted, Shafia London, Executive Director of the St.Vincent and the Grenadines Chamber of Industry and Commerce, told SEARCHLIGHT Steele remains the President.

She said in the event Steele chooses to leave the state at the end of his contract with LIME, a bi-election will take place in November.

She added that Steele promised to offer his guidance to anyone who would replace him.

“We’re not daunted,” said London.

In an August 13, 2009, interview with the National Broadcasting Corporation, LIME’s Corporate Communications Manager Fitz-Gerald Huggins said that the Company’s Board and Steele had mutually decided to part ways after they failed to come to an agreement on the terms of a new contract for Steele.

Huggins disclosed that Steele did not accept the terms of the new contract.

According to Huggins, Steele will still be paid until the end of November although he is due to leave in September.

Steele, who holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Natural Sciences, took the mantle of leadership at Cable & Wireless, St.Vincent and the Grenadines Limited, now LIME, on Saturday, December 1st, 2007. (HN)