A staunch supporter of the Andrew Fahie-led Virgin Islands Party administration Claude Skelton-Cline has inked a consultancy contract with the government for close to $100,000.
The six-month contract was awarded to his company – Grace Consultants – to the tune of $98,000.
Skelton-Cline’s company will be tasked to provide advice on how to create a climate resilient and renewable energy unit and similar projects.
“The consultancy will monitor the planning and execution that would ensure the delivery of a programme to provide business development and advise on the development and implementation of initiatives designed to empower youth,” a government release said.
In the meantime, Grace Consultants will also lead negotiations with stakeholders in the telecommunications sector.
The negotiations will be centred around new terms of service.
The company will also be tasked to lead discussions on the current status and the future of Prospect Reef.
The release added: “Responsibilities of this consultancy include formalising and leading the strategic planning process, focusing on short- and long-term initiatives, translating strategies into actionable and quantitative plans; facilitating the execution of the strategy by working collaboratively with ministerial leadership, special committees, private sector, regional and international bodies, and consultants to support execution of key initiatives.”
Skelton-Cline was also made Chair of Cruise Tourism Committee.
His company will be expected to head negotiations for new Cruise Line Berthing Agreements as well as to identify and facilitate a seaplane tour excursion initiative.
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