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Bayly gets whopping $300,000+ to head ‘Alternate Gov’t’

-Additionally, gets some $8,333 in allowances; is paid more than Premier
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the RDB Board, Mr Paul D. Bayly gets a whopping $300,000 plus to head ‘Alternate Government'. Photo: Internet Source
There are no other local, not even Dr Robert A. Mathavious, the CEO of the Financial Services Commission nor the Director of the BVI Tourist Board, Mrs Sharon Flax Brutus—heading two revenue earning agencies—whose salaries come close to Mr Bayly, a native of New Zealand. Photo: VINO/File/GIS
There are no other local, not even Dr Robert A. Mathavious, the CEO of the Financial Services Commission nor the Director of the BVI Tourist Board, Mrs Sharon Flax Brutus—heading two revenue earning agencies—whose salaries come close to Mr Bayly, a native of New Zealand. Photo: VINO/File/GIS
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Many in the progressive class of the Virgin Islands (VI), have already concluded that the Recovery and Development Board (RDB) now law, is as powerful as an alternate government.

Their allegations continue to be clear, as the RDB has its own budget, procurement system and is hiring its own officers, some 40% whom are from overseas.  

It was also unearthed in the Virgin Islands’ House of Assembly (HoA) yesterday, Thursday, December 20, 2018, by outgoing Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL)—in answer to a question—that the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the RDB Board, Mr Paul D. Bayly is being paid more than him.

He is receiving a whopping $300,000 salary per annum, plus allowances of $8,333 per annum.

Too much for locals?

There are no other local, not even Dr Robert A. Mathavious, the CEO of the Financial Services Commission nor the Director of the BVI Tourist Board, Mrs Sharon P. Flax Brutus—heading two revenue earning agencies—whose salaries come close to Mr Bayly, a native of New Zealand.

Mr Bayly ducked the question on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, in an interview with Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline on his ‘Honestly Speaking’ show on ZBVI radio.

In addition, Mr Bayly and his family receives a round-trip from New Zealand, believed to be first class.

NDP to blame

The board was set up by the United Kingdom (UK) following Hurricanes Irma and Maria of 2017 because of the mistrust of the Smith-lead National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, following their history—2011 to current—of mismanaging of public funds, allegations of corruption and lack of transparency.

The Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) is responsible for the recovery and development of the Territory, post hurricanes Irma and Maria.

21 Responses to “Bayly gets whopping $300,000+ to head ‘Alternate Gov’t’”

  • jusrt asking.... (21/12/2018, 12:43) Like (14) Dislike (18) Reply
    He white what you expect?
  • Braddox (21/12/2018, 12:52) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    Poor we.
  • Bull Dawg (21/12/2018, 14:24) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    I wonder if that's our honest tax money.
    I know he have to be paid but Lord have mercy they going kill we.
    And still more than the premier.
  • Tafari Zharr (21/12/2018, 14:31) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    Where are the at the helms of nativism- to name a two amongst many: Dancia Penn-Sallah, Donald Decastros, and other Opinion Editors positions on this - inquiring minds want to know! Until then I withhold judgment/comments!
  • hope hope (21/12/2018, 15:10) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    holding my breath for a complete uk take over!
  • Your Point (21/12/2018, 15:42) Like (13) Dislike (8) Reply

    They are an Agency that is rebuilding what was destroyed. How much should he get? $50k a year to repair what these idiots cannot. They should have insured Govt. property. I mean if they so Smart and have a Lot of Book Sense then why they did not do it. What is in there now is the Alternate Govt. Not the one who rebuilding. Also Robbie Mack is the Chairman.

  • 1 (21/12/2018, 16:39) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow looks money
  • look (21/12/2018, 16:52) Like (10) Dislike (7) Reply
    The man is qualified and should be paid accordingly.
    • @Look (22/12/2018, 11:39) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
      There are many qualified local ans expats that are never paid their worth. So your arguement is baseless. Now the question i pose is this is the 3rd major hurricane to destroy the BVI....one before Hugo, then Hugo was the 2nd.....now Irma......i dont recall the BVI bringing in a WHITE MAN to rebuild.....from my recollection I remember other BLACK CARRIBBEAN NATIONS coming to the aid of the BVI
  • The TRUTH (21/12/2018, 17:09) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    For those of you that live in ignorance or denial. BVI has been attacked. It's part of the UN Agenda 21....2030.
    The Supreme Act of War is to subdue the enemy without fighting. The New World order is a system that recognizes no limits of its authority, with forced control over every aspect of public and private life...without regard for ethics, morality, or life itself. The New World Order controls Media, Politics,Economy, Speech and engages in widespread use of Propaganda Campaigns and total surveillance. The system stays in Political Power through Mass Terror. Climate change is the result of manipulating the weather completely. Geo Engineering causes climate change, creates drought, floods, extreme weather, devastation of crops, ozone destruction, ecosystem poisoning respiratory and neurological problems. Totalitarianism through Technocracy.....Total oppression through Technologies. Just to let them know we,re up to the time.
  • wize up (21/12/2018, 19:26) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    hello...news flash: it is the conduct of our own people that have this man here and in that position.....our politicians lack of fiscal accountability have this territory up the creek and it simply shameful....keep the faith
  • Mr. Hodge (21/12/2018, 19:49) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    Just exactly what is this gentleman's job description? CEO's don't "work", they micro manage, delegate and supervise. Where pray are the funds coming from for his salary, what are the terms (how long) is his contract?
    • wize up (22/12/2018, 09:13) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      @ Mr Hodge: sun tanning; real estate investment; yatching and monthly wire transfers
      • Mr. Hodge (22/12/2018, 19:29) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ Wize up... how true it is! We should tax those wire transfers so we can get some of our money back
  • facts (21/12/2018, 20:51) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    What a rip off
  • kkk (21/12/2018, 22:09) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
    Another example of white supremacy and racism
  • The TRUTH (22/12/2018, 05:06) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Wise Up... dis ah set up....the economic hitman dem here.
  • Orange Trousers (22/12/2018, 11:33) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    Well, you get what you pay for...or do you?
    Walls, bvi airlines, green houses, raw sewage in streets, pockwood pond fires, schools under tents..
    Let the man do his job, and be thankful someone has our backs after our track history with spending, we are broke and need help, guidance and regulations.
    Millions have disappeared and now your worried about a 300k salary.




  • foy (22/12/2018, 15:44) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    Some one has to police us
  • ?? (22/12/2018, 17:18) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The big questions. With no loans known or advised, where is the funding for RDA coming from? There are enormous number of jobs for this institution that is to last 5 years.
  • Hmm (27/12/2018, 07:23) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Qualifications..

    This is like going to somalia to teach children and wanting to be paid for your qualifications.

    You want high pay??? Go work in a place that was not devestated by a hurricane!

    There are volunteers who spent their own money to come here and help. !!!!

    Yet this is the type of man with greedy-selfish thoughts, come to take advantage of us while he can.

    There are qualified persons who would volunteer to do this at a faction of the cost (perhapse 150k) or even for free as they are already wealthy

    That is the kind of person we should encourage and happily give them the first class flights + allowances.

    Not this man who dodges questions out of shame BECAUSE he knows he is being over paid in the face of our vulnerable position.


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