Attorney General, Minister of Legal Affairs, Public Safety and Labour and the embers of Board of Antigua and Barbuda Labour Board held a farewell reception for outgoing Chairman Pedro Corbin on Tuesday 25thOctober 2016 at the Ministry’s headquarters.
Chairman of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Board, Pedro Corbin, handed in his letter of resignation to the Minister of Labour the Hon. Steadroy Cutie Benjamin after being appointed as Regional Manager for Caribbean Catering Operation.
Corbin noted that the new position, which involves frequent travelling from island to island, will not allow him to invest enough time in the operations of the board and he is of the view that, “when one cannot operate in a position as he or she should they should ask someone else to carry on in the best interest of all.”
The outgoing chairman mentioned that although he is passing on the mantra of leadership, he is still willing to assist the board once time permits.
“This work has been very dare to me as I have given 32 years to voluntary service to Antigua and Barbuda. It’s something I enjoy doing, giving back to my adoptive home,” said Corbin.
Minister Benjamin presented a plaque of appreciation to Corbin in appreciation for his dedicated service to the institution.
Benjamin noted that commitment over the years has not gone unnoticed.
“Mr. Corbin is a man that is well respected and has shown great commitment to Labour relations within the twin island state. We welcome him at any time to offer his assistance to the Labour Board as they move forward in looking at very important issues in the months ahead,” Labour Minister added.
Corbin made some important recommendations to the Minister as it relates to the national Labour Code and Health and Safety Welfare, issues the Minister noted will be high on his agenda in the coming months.
Corbin had been serving the Labour Board since 2004. Vice Chairman Clarence Crump will now hold the position of Chairman of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Board.