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December 24th, 2019
'Underutilised' public servants may be rotated to other departments- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With in excess of 2500 public officers currently employed in the Public Service, according to Director of Human Resources (DHR) Michelle Donovan-Stevens, the Government may be looking to rotate employees who are not being 'fully utilised' in the system.

October 20th, 2018
Retired Public Servants honoured for years of service

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Seventy-one former Public Officers were recognised and honoured at a ‘Retirees Dinner’ for their years of service to the Virgin Islands (VI), according to a release from the Government Information Service dating October 19, 2018.

February 27th, 2017
Civil Service increments not automatic; expatriate hiring up in service

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While civil servants continue to complain of being a year or two behind with government paying them their promised increments, the Director of the Government’s Human Resources Department Mrs Michelle Donovan-Stevens told the House of Assembly’s Standing Finance Committee that these payments “are not automatic.”

September 15th, 2016
Civil servants cry for justice; No increments paid for 2015!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The cry by the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), talk show hosts, civil society, ordinary citizens, and the media that the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) raided the Treasury to win the 2015 snap election, leaving the country broke, is being heard again.

November 9th, 2015
Michelle Donovan-Stevens confirmed as HR Director after 5 years Acting!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - One of the longest civil servants to act in a post for five years plus, Mrs Michelle Donovan-Stevens has been confirmed to the post as Director of Human Resources.

January 6th, 2015
After 4 years Michelle Donovan-Stevens still ‘Acting’ in HR post!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While the public have concluded that the civil service has become a political body with promotions, confirmation to post, firing, hiring, extension of contracts and transfers is based on politics or the government of the day, the morale in the service continues to be at an all time low following the 2011 general elections won by the National Democratic Party (NDP).

February 21st, 2014
‘I have been acting for almost 4 years’ - Michelle Donovan-Stevens

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - One would think that the Human Resources Department of the Government of the Virgin Islands would have set an example on the issue of acting appointments. However, this is not the case.

August 26th, 2013
6 years later Patrick O. Harrigan still acting in his post!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It is no secret that morale and productivity in the civil service under both the United Kingdom appointed Governor, William B. McCleary and Deputy Governor, (DG) V. Inez Archibald is at an all time low.


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