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December 18th, 2019
'I don't like to see people fired but...'- Premier Fahie on public service

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With an already bloated civil service that devours a major portion of recurrent expenses, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said he is unwilling to unnecessarily increase the public service, a stance he said may gain him some unpopularity.

February 14th, 2018
Rosalie Adams Out! David D. Archer In! as Deputy Governor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Permanent Secretary in the Deputy Governor’s Office Mr David D. Archer has been appointed Deputy Governor of the Virgin Islands, replacing veteran civil servant Mrs Rosalie Adams.

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.”

February 18th, 2017
‘Hatchet man’ needed to downsize civil service, spending- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Talk show host Doug Wheatley has suggested the employment of a ‘hatchet man’ as a possible solution to keeping a balance on the revenue and expenses of the Government of the Virgin Islands.

June 6th, 2016
Deputy Governor recruitment delayed for 'other pressing matters'- John S. Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many civil servants, some of whom have reported to be victims of her reign in office, were in a celebratory mood when it was announced that the 71 year old Vivian Inez Archibald CBE would finally retire come August 31, 2016.

September 16th, 2013
Another Virgin Islander Oleanvine Maynard being forced out!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands News Online’s sources within the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration have confirmed that Labour Commissioner Mrs Oleanvine Maynard is expected to be retired from the civil service.

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.

July 8th, 2013
Columnists, talk show hosts ignored by Gov’t – Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Talk show host Douglas Wheatley has complained that commentators and columnists are being ignored by government to the detriment of the people of the Territory.

May 27th, 2013
Civil servants must come forward with issues to be addressed - Gaskin

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "Here in the BVI we have a problem in terms of election, a very big problem. Everybody elects people to office and then they stand behind, way behind in a vacuum, they don't want to come up front and say you not representing me properly or what the issues are," Deputy Financial Secretary and past president of the Virgin Islands Civil Service Association (VICSA) Mr Wendell M. Gaskin told public servants recently.

April 11th, 2013
Donald de Castro blasts 'rotten party system'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator and Talk Show host, Donald E. de Castro returned to the airwaves last evening April 10, 2013 with the intent of taking no prisoners on his show 'Straight Talk'.


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