THE Institute of Surveyors (St. Lucia) Inc, (ISSLU) has elected a new President in the person of Tedburt Theobalds. He will be working with a Board of Directors to manage the affairs and plot a way forward for the Institute for the period 2018 – 2019.
The election took place recently at the Institute’s Annual General Meeting held in the conference room of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Union.
According to Theobalds the ISSLU is the only recognized body that seeks to regulate and promote the standards of the Surveying Profession in Saint Lucia. It encompasses all surveying disciplines viz. Valuation, Quantity, Building, Land, Project Management and Agronomy.
He said that the ISSLU rules of conduct provide a framework within which the members offer and deliver their services. These are designed to be a transparent system with regards to the professional conduct of all members.
“These rules are applicable not only for performing their duties to the general public, but also to fellow members and financial institutions. This is applicable in as much as these rules and guidelines do not conflict with the Laws of Saint Lucia,” Theobalds said.
The ISSLU is a non-profit company in Saint Lucia, and was registered as such on the sixth day of September 2003 with the Registrar of Companies. It came into being with the merging of three professional bodies.
The new Executive is comprised as follows:
Tedburt R. Theobalds, President; Terrence St. Clair, Vice President; Clive Hippolyte, General Secretary ; SylvestreSonson, Treasurer; Rufinus Baptiste, Past President; John Cenac, Director – Land Surveying; Ian Harris, Director – Quantity Surveying; Martin Satney: Director – Valuation Surveying and Dominic Mathurin, Director –Building Surveying and Public Relations Officer.
Theobalds said that the new board pledged to further unify the surveying fraternity and strengthen the bonds between the ISSLU and the various other entities, including the public and financial and government by ensuring that all surveyors are duly qualified/trained and registered and authorised to practice in Saint Lucia.
“It is hoped that as a result of this, the various institutions that depend on the surveying profession will rely on accurate and up to date information to guide their decision making process,” Theobalds said.