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Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office, Reverend Joseph Atherley, (centre) in conversation with the Netherlands Minister of Constitutional and Home Affairs, Roland E. Duncan, (far left’, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, NULL, NULL, 0); while Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary Prime Minister’s  Office, Jehu Wiltshire, (far right) looks on.

Constitutional matters and public sector reform in Barbados took prominence yesterday during talks between this country’s Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Reverend Joseph Atherley,  and the Netherlands Minister of Constitutional and Home Affairs, Roland E. Duncan.

The two, along with other senior officials from the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, discussed a number of topical issues, including: constitutional reform in the Netherlands and the report of the Forde Commission.

Mr. Duncan is in Barbados to observe the system of government here and how some key public sector departments function.

The two Ministers also discussed archives and proper management of archival material, and the need to ensure that there is an effective mechanism in place for the management of such items.

As Minister Atherley put it, there is a need for “all archival material to be seen as heritage items and to achieve this, efficient marketing and maintenance of these items are necessary, so as to preserve the repository of skills these items would clearly document”.

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