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Chairman of the Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission John Montgomery Jarvis has died. According to reports, Jarvis died this morning
In April 2022, Jarvis was appointed as the new chairman of ABEC
With almost 30 years of experience in studying the electoral process, Jarvis has played a vital role in training electoral workers in Antigua and Barbuda.
He has also served as Permanent Secretary in various ministries, including the Ministry of Health, Social Transformation and Consumer Affairs, the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Commerce, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, and the Ministry of Information, Telecommunications, and Technology.
Jarvis has been a returning officer for five general elections in Antigua and Barbuda, and he has extensive experience as an international electoral observer.
He has participated in Caricom missions to Haiti, Guyana, St Vincent, and Trinidad and Tobago.
In reference to the training, Jarvis shared that ABEC’s electoral management programs are being included in the UWI (University of West Indies) curriculum, offering certificates, diplomas, and degrees.
Following the retirement of Nathaniel “Paddy” James, who served the commission in various capacities for 20 years, Jarvis assumed the position of chairman of ABEC.