After thirteen years in the seat of Chief Environmental Officer, Martin Alegria will be going pre-retirement leave today. An internal memo has been issued within the Government Service notifying the staff that Anthony Mai and Edgar Eck will be taking over the workload until a new officer has been identified. Alegria’s departure is curious as it comes at a time when the government is revising the assessments of the cruise ports, particularly the causeway connected to Stake Bank. Love News understands that the answers to key questions are in the hands of Alegria and that his departure may be connected. The internal memo from the CEO in the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Dr Kenrick Williams, further states that Anthony Mai, the Senior Environmental Officer, will take on the responsibilities of project evaluations and environmental impact assessments as well as public awareness and outreach and the environmental compliance monitoring and management fund. Meanwhile, Edgar Ek, the Deputy Chief Environmental Officer will be in charge of the department’s administration, the Project Execution Unit, the Information Management Unit and the Environmental Management Fund. Alegria’s official retirement date is February 8, 2022.