Got TIPS or BREAKING NEWS? Please call 1-284-442-8000 direct/can also WhatsApp same number or Email ALL news to:newsvino@outlook.com;                               ads call 1-284-440-6666

Cabinet approves Dean B. Fahie as Acting MD @ BVIPA

- appointment made for 3 months in first instance effective July 1, 2020
Cabinet of the Virgin Islands has approved the appointment of Mr Dean B. Fahie as Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA). Photo: GIS/File
The BVIPA is responsible for the welcoming and safe arrival of seafaring passengers, as well as the reception, handling and security of cargo and sea based trade. Photo: VINO/File
The BVIPA is responsible for the welcoming and safe arrival of seafaring passengers, as well as the reception, handling and security of cargo and sea based trade. Photo: VINO/File
PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI- Over a month after our news centre had first and accurately stated that Mr Dean B. Fahie was tipped for the post of Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA), Cabinet of the Virgin Islands has approved the appointment.

Mr Fahie, a former Deputy Commissioner of Customs, will act in the post for an initial period of three months beginning July 1, 2020 as per the BVIPA Board’s Resolution No. 52 of 2020, according to a press release from the BVIPA today, July 24, 2020.

The BVIPA had previously announced Mr Fahie’s appointment on May 29, 2020, but subsequently retracted their statement, explaining that it was done “prematurely.”

‘Well versed in VI’s marine industry’

According to the press release today, Mr Fahie comes to the BVIPA with several years of leadership experience and is also well versed in the VI’s marine industry.

“He was the Deputy Commissioner of HM Customs for seven years and under his leadership he was in charge of the Enforcement Teams with tremendous success. As an entrepreneur, Mr Fahie has grown a successful charter yacht operation and is knowledgeable in the sector.”

It said Mr Fahie has been working with the BVIPA for the past six months as the Director of Operations and has been part of implementing several new initiatives including the Board’s first ever online booking porthole for both cruise and cargo ships and streamlining of operations at BVIPA.

Chairman of the BVIPA, Mr Kelvin E. Hodge said, “The appointment of Mr Dean Fahie will be very beneficial at this time to the BVIPA. As we strive to transform the BVIPA through present and future expansion plans, he brings a wide array of knowledge, skills and experience in management and the maritime industry that will be invaluable during this challenging period.”

Mr Hodge added, “That the promotion of Mr Fahie at this juncture will aid in the regional growth and strengthening of our position in the cargo and cruise industry.”

11 Responses to “Cabinet approves Dean B. Fahie as Acting MD @ BVIPA ”

  • Maynard still running things (24/07/2020, 18:44) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good choice
  • pat (24/07/2020, 18:59) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    He born here he can’t be worst than the st Lucian
  • cop (24/07/2020, 19:15) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Dean needs to be the Commissioner of BVI Customs hands down.
  • BIG M (24/07/2020, 22:02) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dean needs to be head of customs. Dean is well respected by law enforcement agencies around the world. We can't say that for Smith.
  • Real Talk (25/07/2020, 06:13) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    MR FAHIE LISTEN WHAT GOD HAVE IN STORE FOR YOU HE WILL DELIVER ,LET WADE SMITH AND HIS GANG OF TREATORS TO THE COUNTRY CARRY ON THERE DECITFUL WAYS , DAY LIGHT DOES CATCH UP WiTH MOON LIGHT DONE TALK.
    • Hildene (26/07/2020, 19:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Remember the last part of the blog is true for all situations regardless of one’s preference.
  • one eye (25/07/2020, 11:38) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    I just want him to beat smurf next election that’s all


Create a comment


Create a comment

Disclaimer: Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) welcomes your thoughts, feedback, views, bloggs and opinions. However, by posting a blogg you are agreeing to post comments or bloggs that are relevant to the topic, and that are not defamatory, liable, obscene, racist, abusive, sexist, anti-Semitic, threatening, hateful or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be excluded permanently from making contributions. Please view our declaimer above this article. We thank you in advance for complying with VINO's policy.

Weather


Follow Us On

Disclaimer: All comments posted on Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) are the sole views and opinions of the commentators and or bloggers and do not in anyway represent the views and opinions of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online and its parent company.