Story by CAMILLE McEACHNIE
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA), Sheldon Cyrus, was sacked from the TRHA on Monday morning.
He was hired in June, last year, and was on six months’ probation.
That period was extended by three months, a TRHA board member said.
The board’s chairman, Ingrid Melville, told Guardian Media, Cyrus was fired with “immediate effect for poor performance”.
She said since he was hired, he failed to perform at a “satisfactory level”.
“We put Mr. Cyrus on a performance improvement plan but he kept failing,” she said. “All the evidence is there.”
The TRHA Chair stressed that “due process” was followed before Sheldon Cyrus was sacked.
Melville said a member of the TRHA will act temporarily as CEO.
“We will begin the recruitment process for another CEO shortly,” she added.
Cyrus’ termination took place three days after Secretary of Health, Agatha Carrington, resigned.
She left on February 28, 2020.