Falklands : PUBLIC MEETING 15 APRIL 2013 Part 3
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 28.04.2013 (Article Archived on 26.05.2013)
A public meeting took place in the Court and Assembly Chamber of the town Hall at 1700hrs on Monday, 15 April 2013.
PUBLIC MEETING 15 APRIL 2013
A public meeting took place in the
Court and Assembly Chamber of the town Hall at 1700hrs on Monday, 15 April
2013. Present were MLAs Sawle, Elsby,
Halford and Short. Gavin Short was Chair
of the Meeting.
After Sharon Halford saying any
decision about money tributes to The late Margaret Thatcher’s funeral would be
made in Standing Finance Committee, Dick Sawle said that being remembered in
another way was a mystery to him and needed to think about it. He was against spending money on her funeral.
Tim Miller objected to paying his
workforce for taking a public holiday. Barry Elsby asked if he preferred it to
be a Sunday or a Saturday but Tim Miller believed a free day was not what it
was about but one to pay tribute to Mrs Thatcher but he didn’t want to pay his
workforce. Councillors asked if Mr
Miller would sound out his employees about the matter.
The conversation returned to
naming the new port or the airport after Mrs Thatcher as a tribute – or perhaps
a stamp in the passport – especially Argentine ones.