New Contractor General Sworn In
A new Contractor General was sworn into office today in Belmopan. 38-year-old, Maria Arthurs now succeeds Omar Mitchell who had served in that capacity since January 2020. Arthurs is a career Economist who was among other potential candidates interviewed for the position via a task force that the Prime Minister had established. Arthurs holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from Galen University, and has worked as an Economist since May 2008 until her appointment as the Contractor General. She has worked with international funding agencies like the Caribbean Development Bank and the InterAmerican Development Bank. Arthurs currently sits on the Board of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, and is a member of the National Environmental Appraisal Committee, and the National Road Safety Committee. In last Friday’s House Meeting, Prime Minister Briceno referred to Arthurs as an upright standing public officer who has the qualities and capacity to perform in that position, and who has the integrity to ensure that government contracts are in conformity with the country’s laws.