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Jasmin Walkin Is New North Caicos District Commissioner

New District Commissioner for North Caicos, Jasmin 'Jas; Walkin

Jasmin ‘Jas’ Walkin has been appointed as District Commissioner for the Island of North Caicos, according to a news release from the Office of the Deputy Governor.

Walkin took over the reins from Ms Cynclair Musgrove, who recently retired from public life after decades of service.

The district commissioner’s office falls under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Transportation, Broadcasting, Energy and Utilities and Telecommunications Commission.

Walkin holds a Bachelor of Education degree in History from the College of the Bahamas and a Master of Science degree in Education, with a concentration in Education Leadership from Walden University where he graduated in the top 15% of his class in January 2016.

He served as a History Teacher for ten years at the Raymond Gardiner High School where he specifically asked to be placed from 2006 until 2016; six of which he also served as a Head of Department.

In 2017, Walkin was appointed as the Special Needs Education Officer responsible for pioneering the new Special Education Policy of 2016, in which several new program initiatives were launched.

Following a brief hiatus from the public service, Walkin returned to the role of Special Needs Education Officer in October 2021 where he continued extensive work in Special Education helping to strengthen the education services offered to special needs children; represented the TCI at several regional and international conferences and programs and helped to expand public and private sector partnerships in this area.

Commenting on his appointment, Walkin stated:

“To be afforded the opportunity to serve as the District Commissioner for the island of North Caicos, is certainly one of the greatest honors of my life.

“Growing up in North Caicos, I can recall the high level of respect and distinction the community held for the office of the District Commissioner and the trust that was placed in the person holding the office and I hope to earn that trust once more.

“To the people of North Caicos, my mother and father did not raise me alone. It was you, the village who helped to mold me into the man I am today.

“I do not believe Jas Walkin would be who he is today if he wasn't raised in North Caicos. Hence, I am here to serve you, to represent you, and to ensure that you have full access to the services of the Turks and Caicos Islands Government.

“You have taught me how to serve my country at many different levels, and I have done that. Now I am coming home to serve my island.

“Through God's grace and guidance, and with your support, let us make North Caicos not only "the Garden Island", but also the "Envy of the Turks & Caicos Islands".

Deputy Governor and Head of the Public Service Her Excellency Anya Williams in extending congratulatory remarks to Walkin stated:

“I am pleased to officially announce and to congratulate Mr. Jasmin Walkin on his appointment as the new District Commissioner with responsibility for the island of North Caicos.

“We express our profound thanks to the former District Commissioner Ms. Cynclair Musgrove for her service to the island of North Caicos from November 4th, 2015 to March 31, 2023.

“The District Commissioner post is responsible for: ensuring the outer islands state of preparedness and appropriate response to natural and other disasters; assisting in the provision of government services and support to the outer islands and is responsible for the effective oversight and management of works programs to ensure that critical works are carried out on island.

“Mr. Walkin with over fifteen years of government experience has demonstrated his ability to lead and we are certain will work to ensure that the responsibilities of this role are effectively carried out for the benefit of the island of North Caicos. Congratulations DC Walkin and all the best in your new role!”


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