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Glenn Harrigan to chair BVI Airports Authority Board

Glenn Harrigan will be the new Chairman of the BVI Airports Authority Board.
 Mrs. Romney-Hodge is an entrepreneur and the former Chairperson of the BVIAA.
Mrs. Romney-Hodge is an entrepreneur and the former Chairperson of the BVIAA.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI [1:22 p.m.] - Word just in to Virgin Islands News Online from its well placed sources inside the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) and team of reporters around the VI, is that businessman Glenn Harrigan has been approved by the Orlando Smith Cabinet to be Chairman of the British Virgin Islands Airports Authority (BVIAA).

All airports in the Virgin Islands (Tortola-Terrence B. Lettsome International, Virgin Gorda-Taddy Bay Aerodrome and Anegada-Auguste George Airport) are run by the BVIAA, a statutory body which is governed by the BVIAA Act of 2004.

As accurately and firstly reported by Virgin Islands News Online, the subject of all airports has been removed from the Ministry of Communications and Works to the Minister for Natural Resources & Labour and Deputy Premier Hon. Kedrick Pickering, who also represents the 7th district. It is unclear why the transfer, but the paper was advanced to Cabinet by Minister Pickering, according to the same source.

With the demise of the local Civil Aviation Department some years ago, Air Safety Support International (ASSI), a UK based company, is now the local regulator of the Aviation Sector in the Virgin Islands (VI), while the BVIAA deals with the day to day operations of the airports.

It is still unclear how long ASSI will be in the VI as one of the claims was that there are allegedly no locals to take over this role. ASSI reports directly to the United Kingdom appointed Governor.

Mr. Harrigan, a prominent member of the BVI Investment Club, will take over from outgoing Chairman and businesswomen Mrs. Debra Romney-Hodge, the daughter of late Chief Minister Cyril B. Romney.

Mr. Harrigan, who was born in Anguilla but is a Belonger, runs his own business and is a Certified Chartered Accountant (CCP). He attended the University of the West Indies where he studied accounting, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

26 Responses to “Glenn Harrigan to chair BVI Airports Authority Board”

  • .... (30/01/2012, 13:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    why is it that every year the same set of people on the same set of boards??? i'm sick of this!
    • ANN (30/01/2012, 15:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      just another NDP cowbird getting rewarded for his financial contributions to the party...sick
      • RICH GETTING RICHER (30/01/2012, 20:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • FBH (30/01/2012, 13:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats Glenn.. I know you will do a wonderful job.
  • News (30/01/2012, 14:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who are the rest of the members............
    • bed rest (30/01/2012, 18:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      What happen to gis do they inform us about these things anymore? Another useless department that needs to close! Thank god for online news meh bouy
  • qq (30/01/2012, 15:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    damm he born in Angulla and getting all this power..see the island peple dem tek over we country..sad day!
    • Anti Z (30/01/2012, 16:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Guess you born on a continent............Guess what everyone.........Tortola is no longer an island but a plucking Continent!!!!!!
    • hm (30/01/2012, 16:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      As far as I know he is an indigenous BVIslander
      • Ignorance (30/01/2012, 18:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        He is no BV Islander, he just got Belongership under the last VIP government.
      • stuppps (30/01/2012, 18:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        NO he is NOT!He is from Anguilla. That's not the point anyway, if he is qualified, then what is the problem??????
        • facts man (30/01/2012, 19:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          One thing me know for sure if vino say its so then its so. Dem people does be spot on with dem facts.... Me sure dem done have a copy of glenn birth paper lol
        • Gani (01/02/2012, 03:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          Well, a lot of times there are locals who don't know one fart they are doing and make decisions based on the wrong issues.
      • always right (30/01/2012, 20:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        one ting me could tell ayo if VINO say he born Anguilla trust me tis means he born Anguilla..knowing dem dey properly done see he birth no need to debate tis topic people
  • joan (30/01/2012, 18:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    What happen to LLoyd Black, he was a pilot for years until bvi airways close down, and he is an NDP and as the I BORN HERE bloggers would say HE BORN HERE.
    • parole buddy (31/01/2012, 03:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Thatis going to be the next Breaking News. He is going to head the National Bank of the Virgin Islands. Just say I told you first.
  • the biggest joke (30/01/2012, 20:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    look a joke a man from Anguilla could now tell Deniston a B V Islander to go home...just like an Anguilla minister told Ray to go home. I cry for locals they laughing at you all morning, noon and night!
  • critic (30/01/2012, 21:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    when this cronyism gonna stop? and them only put airports under kedric so the man with the heavy equipment in the east could get his claws on the airport extension
    • i love this site (31/01/2012, 16:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      VINO......I wish there was a like button to some of these blogs..especially the one from critic where the man with the heavy equipment going get he claws on the airport extension....CLASSIC!
  • need work (31/01/2012, 09:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    but he was chairman before so what new????
    • kill not one (31/01/2012, 15:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      ok then so why not give another NDP a chance????
    • Beck (01/02/2012, 03:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Glen, Congratulations to you. We know that you will do an awesome job as usual!
  • How can I?? (31/01/2012, 17:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Man a lot of good paying jobs going around.. how can i get one??? I feel left out? I need to work on getting political friends fast!!
  • good care (01/02/2012, 07:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    ndp do not play they take good care of their supporters....get with the programme VIP....
    • Virgin Gorda Massive (01/02/2012, 10:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      for real all the boards being chair by NDP....Russell, Ayana, Glenn, and MB....they sure keeping their supporters close!

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