Ministry of Home Affairs Appoints New CEO, Minister Reflects on Former CEO’s Performance

The Ministry of Home Affairs has a new CEO. On Monday, it was announced that Sharole Saldivar would be taking up the position from former CEO Kevin Arthurs. The attorney did not renew his contract and chose to return to the private sector. Minister of Home Affairs Kareem Musa weighed in today on Arthur’s performance and the many calls for his resignation from the opposition. 

Kareem Musa, Minister of Home Affairs: “I am filled with gratitude to Kevin for offering himself. I think he did an exceptional job in the three years in transforming really three years in transforming really the culture within the police department. As you know we want to create a community based approach that is really bolstered by innovation and technology and at the same time raising the level, raising the bar for police officers in this country because at the end of the day we know how important it is to rebuild that trust with the public and so I think putting in place these policies he did an exceptional job in just three years. And in large part assisted with this LIU concept that has now taken off really and contributes greatly to the reduction in crime that we’ve seen specifically here in Belize City. Don’t look at the fact that he’s not a PR officer so maybe some of you expected him to be in the media more but you have the Commissioner of Police every single day in the media and so you don’t need that necessary presence from the CEO and so he was very behind the scenes like I said putting together these policies and implementing them and we’re seeing the fruit today.”

Musa also spoke about his new CEO and what she brings to one of the most important ministries in the land. 

Kareem Musa, Minister of Home Affairs: “I’m very excited by our new Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Home Affairs Ms.Sharole Salidvar Carr. Ms.Sharole is no stranger to our ministry. She actually has been with our ministry for the last year working along with the LIU in partnership firstly with Mr. Williams Dawson and then now chairlady Dominique Norales and she was really the national coordinator and her strength no doubt is public management, public administration that’s where she has he degree and she’s actually finishing up her masters degree in project management and so we are all excited. She enjoys the full support of the staff at the ministry as well as within the police department. The level of respect that they have for her especially all that she did with the LIU we’re truly grateful for that and now to see her elevated in this post so we look forward to great things from Ms. Sharole.”

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