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Recruitment of Lieutenant Governor Becomes Responsibility of Isle of Man For First Time

Advertisement for Lieutenant Governor Post Will Appear in Sunday Times this Weekend

For the first time in the Island’s history the recruitment of the next Lieutenant Governor will be the responsibility of a local interview panel.

It’s being described as a significant step forward for the Island Isle of Man.

The panel will be made up of Chief Minister Tony Brown, President of Tynwald Noel Cringle and the First Deemster.

Their recommendation will then be passed onto the Queen for her stamp of approval with the new Lieutenant taking up his post in April 2011 – with an annual salary of just over £90,000

There will be an advert for the post appearing in this weeks Sunday Times.

In order to be elidgable for the post you must be either a British, Irish or citizen of a Commonwealth country, you must also have a distinguished record of Crown or Public service at the highest level.

The decision to give the responsibility of recruitment to the Isle of Man represents a leap forward in the constitutional development of the Island said the Chief Minister.


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