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6 months to look for job! Peebles Hospital security told

- It’s reported that the security services at the Government owned Peebles Hospital will be outsourced
Security services managed by the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) were reportedly recently told by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Paula G. Chester-Cumberbatch that their jobs will be made redundant and they have six months to seek new employment. Photo: VINO/File
The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), the statutory body that runs all public health services, is facing many financial challenges among other issues. Photo: BVIHSA
The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), the statutory body that runs all public health services, is facing many financial challenges among other issues. Photo: BVIHSA
Security services at the Government owned Peebles Hospital will be outsourced, according to reports reaching our newsroom. Photo: VINO
Security services at the Government owned Peebles Hospital will be outsourced, according to reports reaching our newsroom. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), the statutory body that runs all public health services, is facing many financial challenges among other issues.

It was two weeks ago that the security services, now managed by the BVIHSA, were dragged into a meeting where they were reportedly told by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Paula G. Chester-Cumberbatch that their jobs will be made redundant and they have six months to seek new employment.

They were also told that security services will be privatised and they can also reapply with the new company.

It is unclear if there will be a transparent process for the new company to take over security services at the government owned medical facility.

It is expected, according to reports from sources within the BVI Health Services Authority, that the move to privatise the security at the Authority is to be made around August/September of this year.

Would CEO be out!?

Meanwhile, it is also our newsroom’s understanding that the CEO, Ms Chester-Cumberbatch’s contract will not be renewed, as some in the Ministry of Health and Social Development are allegedly not happy with her performance.

Ms Chester-Cumberbatch did not respond to our request for information up to time of publication.

Our newsroom will be the first to bring confirmation on this to our readers, from senior sources within the ruling National Democratic Party.

42 Responses to “6 months to look for job! Peebles Hospital security told”

  • staff (26/02/2018, 13:46) Like (14) Dislike (29) Reply
    We need John cline back he had the place running
    • Tortola (26/02/2018, 14:02) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
    • @staff (26/02/2018, 14:05) Like (19) Dislike (7) Reply
      Sadly I have to agree with you. John Cline and the former CEO were not perfect but that had more common sense than the new CEO and chair woman. Management likes blaming staff but I think its high time they take a look at their own actions.
    • liz (26/02/2018, 19:56) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
      They are lucky they were given 6 months because some people didn't get any time and we're just told to go home. Our country is at an all time low, and because of all the stealing, we have no money now to keep people in their jobs. This can't possibly get any worse.
  • SADA (26/02/2018, 14:01) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    lessmo tekng ovah
  • ... (26/02/2018, 14:05) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    The food staff next
  • Pato (26/02/2018, 14:30) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    They done have that Security line up already for the job, no bidding process I sure. Conflict of interest. Shredding of the public service. Demanded by Britain.
  • Cow down (26/02/2018, 14:43) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    It is about time! She didn't serve no purpose. I hope she take her foot solider with her. All of them useless.
  • Me Me (26/02/2018, 14:54) Like (7) Dislike (13) Reply
    John Cline was the right person but I don't know if he will come back
  • Hmmm (26/02/2018, 15:57) Like (21) Dislike (12) Reply
    What the hell does cline know aboht running a hospital ...please put people who specialize in that area to do that job ...... a hospital is not a church ....people are just soo stupid
    • Well Sah (26/02/2018, 16:50) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Cline pleasèee stop bactracking
    • @hmmmm (26/02/2018, 17:43) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      While i do agree with u partially the little bit of business sense he have helped give him the edge on who there....but your right.....put people who knows and understands how healthcare is suppose to be ran
      • Hmm (27/02/2018, 05:45) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
        They said she know, that’s y she was givin the position. Yet now they are not happy with her performance lmao. Plus hospital staff says she can tell a lie good..... could of just give the local Dr Potter a try and give him a good surround cast to get the job done
    • work (27/02/2018, 07:21) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      True, but he has better management skills, and did a good job of talking to the employees. This article talks about a transparent process. Nothing is transparent at the BVIHSA since he left.
    • Just Curious (28/02/2018, 06:40) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Your comment surely lack common sense rational reasoning. Ask yourself the question what does the Premier knows about running a country? Last time u checked is field of study was medicine but he ran on the NAP ticket and was voted to run the country. He might not be the best leader but common sense dictates that he uses advisors who can guide some of his decision making policies. So even though Clone might not be a health practitioner doesn't mean that he can't manage the Hospital with the right advisors around him. Now I am not advocating for his return, just merely using his situation and that of the Premier as an example.
  • Hmmm (26/02/2018, 16:45) Like (18) Dislike (3) Reply
    Ronnie acts tough but he is one of the worse Ministers of Health this country has ever seen.
    • He failed. (26/02/2018, 17:57) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
      I heard He wanted to turn Peebles into a private entity with he as the leaser. Then he will get government 100,plus million and bringing all Filipinos to work for $1600.00 a months.. Rumors and more rumors..
  • Not to worry (26/02/2018, 17:26) Like (11) Dislike (6) Reply
    We will soon have a brand new VIP Government and all this mess done with- Antigua, Anguilla , and Jamaica running the BVI these days
    • construction (26/02/2018, 17:59) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Construction is plentiful and paying well. The men don't have to worry..
  • Bvi weak (26/02/2018, 17:33) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    John cline is needed one thing I admire is he listens and acts. Dr Smith was wrong to get rid of the bishop but we getting rid of him next election
  • Street reporter (26/02/2018, 17:52) Like (11) Dislike (7) Reply
    John Cline is a very courageous and wise man.. He could have done alot more for the profession and the professionals. He had the clout. He could have made sure that people in the profession for over ten years be given residence status.. Just imaging serving in the profession as and xpat and after 15, 20, plus years in the service the professionals still have to join the immigration line for a stamp.. Unbelievable..
    • Yup (26/02/2018, 19:06) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      I telling you...ppl does always be asking me if I ain’t have my papers yet...and some don’t even believe I not from here...and when u go immigration you went school when half the ppl them and they acting like they ain’t know u
    • BRAD BOYNES (27/02/2018, 08:31) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      You are not entitled to anything. I do not believe your malicious story
    • Yes (27/02/2018, 22:37) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Courageous? You can be courageous when on one hand you are the one approving contracts for supplies and equipment and on the other hand you are the beneficiary of said contracts for computers, equipments, tv, lights etc. Tell me how that does work again?
  • salt (26/02/2018, 18:59) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    The bishop is now getting the praise but show us what he has done. All forget Carty. She was the person who got quite a bit done. Others who did very little took the praise and treated her as if she did not work. She was pushed out for this one. Seemingly we do not know what we want starting with the politician and others.
  • Mosac (26/02/2018, 19:08) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Only 10 more months before 2019. We ready for elections
  • forgive me (26/02/2018, 19:43) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    I know the subject is on security but I can't help but mansion those nurses and doctors I feel their pain 12 hour shifts my God. May God give them the endurance daily.
  • i from here (26/02/2018, 21:03) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    why was this trini women brought in we got locals here who can do the job
  • shark (26/02/2018, 21:04) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    The thing start the thing mother always say don't care how the moon the moon run daylight always catch up with it.member I told ayo it was going to happen.
  • Med staff (26/02/2018, 21:45) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply

    If you don't get rid of all those on the executive board that hospital is not going anywhere. This time the C.E.O needs to be a man. most of the executives there are very spiteful and vindictive. $100,000,000.00 dollars and is run like a ghetto.clean house Hon.Ronnie From top to bottom.from December up to today 78 resignations can you believe that.Time to clean house.

  • @med staff (27/02/2018, 07:28) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    More like a crab bucket
  • Lab rat (27/02/2018, 11:02) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply

    London bridge is falling down, falling london! Oh well, I hope them take the time to review the management of the organization. We can not and will not continue to suffer at the hands of these unj**** people. It's time she go back to trinidad and I hope she takes her square head counsel with her.

  • The Voice (27/02/2018, 11:55) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ronnie, can you tell me when the DHS is leaving?? Cause we had enough of her... just saying
  • judge (27/02/2018, 12:48) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope the next C.E.O is a male.hon Skelton you need to clean house from human resources, the entire executive much vindictiveness going on in that establishment.78 resignations in 4 months .thorough investigation needed.
  • Sammy (18/04/2019, 19:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    My husband applied for a job
    And this place needed to clean house and start over.
    (Could be ) ( but can't be) A professional Facility until they clean house.
    Hospitals should be ran with dignity and respect for others around you and caring about your patients not just a paycheck
    For you,and your family and friends.
    Hospitals need integrity and professionals that know how to run a Hospital.

  • Seeking employment (02/10/2019, 20:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where can I apply for the security guard position

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