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Carolyn E. Stoutt Igwe appointed Permanent Secretary at Deputy Governor’s Office

Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Carolyn E. Stoutt Igwe. Photo: GIS/file
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Mrs Carolyn E. Stoutt Igwe had been confirmed in her appointment as the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Deputy Governor.

This is according to a press release from the Government Information Service dated December, 27, 2018 which states that the appointment took effect on November 1, 2018, with conformation by His Excellency the Governor, Mr Augustus J. U. Jaspert, in accordance with section 92 of the Virgin Islands Constitution, and acting in accordance with the advice of the Public Service Commission.

Mrs Igwe has been the acting Permanent Secretary since August 2016 and as Permanent Secretary in the Deputy Governor’s Office, Mrs Igwe will continue to serve as the Chief Advisor to the Deputy Governor on the management, leadership and execution of subjects that are within the Deputy Governor’s portfolio.

Additionally, she oversees the overall coordination and management of the office and ensures that all activities are carried out in accordance with Government policies and procedures.

Her role also includes exercising broad policy oversight over all departments and units within the Governor’s Group and overseeing and coordinating the budget submission of all departments within the Governor’s Group, among many other duties.

Since joining the Public Service in 1983, she has held several positions as a senior Public Officer. She has served as Private Secretary to the Chief Minister (now Premier) (2003-2005), Assistant Secretary in the Premier’s Office (2007-2009), Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Social Development (2009-2015) and Executive Private Secretary in the Governor’s Office (2015-2016). 

Mrs Igwe attained a Master of Public Service and Administration degree in May 2007 from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A & M University, USA, a Bachelor’s degree and an Associate degree in Christian Education and Office Assistance and Administration/Business Management, respectively. She also holds a Level 7 Executive Diploma in Strategic Management.

The Office of the Deputy Governor supports the Deputy Governor in the exercise of his or her functions under section 38 of the Virgin Islands Constitution Order, 2007. The Office provides technical and administrative support services to enable the Deputy Governor to assist the Governor in the exercise of his functions in matters of governance, national security/public safety and court administration. 

10 Responses to “Carolyn E. Stoutt Igwe appointed Permanent Secretary at Deputy Governor’s Office ”

  • civil servants (27/12/2018, 21:40) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
    Her nehpew is dupty GOVERNOR no surprise here
    • tola (28/12/2018, 07:42) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      The lady is qualified ...why even bring her uncle in this? Can't we be nice for once?
    • bad minded (28/12/2018, 14:03) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      She earned this position. She is a hard working, dedicated officer to the service. What say you? Stop minimizing others hard earned accomplishments!
  • Meat (28/12/2018, 03:07) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mrs Igwe has been the acting Permanent Secretary since August 2016. Wow!@# 2 long years . Guess her uncle will be excited.
  • guy hill (28/12/2018, 10:56) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Congratulations Carolyn. Be bless. Be Brave.
  • wize up (28/12/2018, 11:08) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    it is great and acceptable for a fellow to enter this territory from New Zealand and hold a very substantive post:now some will have an issue with one of our own nationals holding a vital position in this territory(please don’t mind the noise cuz)
    • cp (28/12/2018, 20:54) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      I fully agree with you. Carolyn deserves this position. She is a qualified and a true leader. Her service to the Government has been exemplary. I started out in the public service working side by side with this lady and knew that she was destined to do great things.
  • Tafari Zharr (28/12/2018, 21:29) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations; and may we simply encourage her and wish her well- and may her light and her dedication to hold and maintain this position be as ever exemplary in the role in which, the truth is, she has already been acting - (So let’s raise our glasses for wife mother daughter, sister, Aunt, cousins, relative, friend, peer, colleague, JUST a great person- Carolyn! and publicly acknowledged another local females’s advancement as we wish her all the best in the capacity!).

    Meanwhile imagine another decade not too long ago; please let these young women serve- she was not even a baby but today you’ve been given a lady- that’s Carolyn! The great thing about young females serving is that many of them have grown into their activism and service and their mothers get to experience this with them-
    I hear melodies that Carol’s mom will recognize and such that is a relevant tune; in the words of great Songstress - Nina Simone’s I ask that you imagine as your own mother can and her mother before that and so forth ...By the way, Carol doesn’t ride on the coattails of any great man (of which they are many notable ones of the soil) in political life - the women have been a force in their own right! So mama let’s encourage the woman behind her desk! And let her know:
    “O-o-h Child things are gonna get easier,
    O-o-h Child things’ll get brighter ...
    Someday, we’ll get it together and
    we’ll get it undone...
    Someday, we’ walk in the rays
    of a beautiful Sun”...
  • Elizabeth Mylan (02/01/2019, 15:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Most deserving. I wish you well in your new post.

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