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Government tight-lipped on appointment of new Deputy Governor

Mrs Rosalie Adams, a veteran public servant who also served as a Permanent Secretary, is expected to be replaced as Deputy Governor by March of this year. Photo: GIS/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Last year the Government of the Virgin Islands announced that Deputy Governor Rosalie Adams will end her tenure in February 2018, a month from now.

They had advertised the post last year and, while our newsroom has information on some four locals who have applied, along with a British national, to date no decision has been made on Mrs Adams' replacement.

Who will replace Adams?

Mrs Adams, a veteran public servant who also served as a Permanent Secretary, took some sick leave recently and is expected to be replaced by March of this year.

Applicants include three senior public officers and one outside the service, among others.

The Deputy Governor’s job is a constitutional post. Section 38 (1) of the Virgin Islands Constitution Order outlines the functions of a Deputy Governor, mainly what powers are designated by the Governor.

Efforts to reach the Governor's Office, as well as Director of Communications Mrs Arliene T. Penn, for an update were unsuccessful before publication time.

17 Responses to “Government tight-lipped on appointment of new Deputy Governor”

  • NOT (08/01/2018, 14:33) Like (1) Dislike (10) Reply
    Give it to the now tie man
  • VINO (08/01/2018, 14:44) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    I thought you would have had the scoop on this one. Who are the candidate? Isn't it a former politician is one, a former NDP candidate for past election, or the esteemed one, the British National might ending up getting it base on how things going right now.
  • DON Q (08/01/2018, 15:32) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Its more or less whoever the UK wants
  • JACK BE STILL (08/01/2018, 15:45) Like (2) Dislike (17) Reply
    She and that sick foot should have gone home long time
    • Tolian (09/01/2018, 00:12) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Pease... don't be mean. Be nice!! Today for me tomorrow for you. Don't spit in the sky...it will fall back in your face.
    • Diaspora (09/01/2018, 12:02) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      This is crossing a red line. None of us ask for illnesses but at some point in our lives we will be afflicted by some illness. As Tolian so effectively stated, “ today for me tomorrow for you.” I will say today for me today for you. It is ok to disagree on policy, processes, procedures, opinions...............etc but keep personal issues out of the discussion, especially health issue. There is a time and place for that but that place is not here. Stop it!
  • Socrates (08/01/2018, 22:04) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who are the finalists? What input or say do Virgin Islanders have in selecting who becomes Deputy Governor? Does the Deputy Governor have to be a Virgin Islander? What input do Virgin Islanders have in who is selected for Governor? Will a Village Islander ever become Governor under the current status? Is the selection for Deputy Governor based on what party one supports? Should the selection be made by a nonpartisan select committee? Should the Deputy Governor be elected instead of being appointed?
  • like melee (09/01/2018, 04:30) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    VINO you holding out, tell us the locals who applied
  • my two cents (09/01/2018, 04:42) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Give it to Robert or Glenroy
  • Just Woke (09/01/2018, 09:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Isn't that's why they sent D. Archer away to study so he can fill that Post.? Dont tell me theychange their minds
  • wize up (09/01/2018, 15:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Edmund for Governor?
  • Nation-building (09/01/2018, 15:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Robert Mathavious has done a great job with the Financial Services Commission and in the days after Irma he appeared to be instrumental in getting things rolling...I have always known him to be professional and a great asset to this Territory. The only other person who comes to mind for this post is Victoreen Romney.
  • Wonder (09/01/2018, 18:23) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who will get the post and abuse it is n behalf of themselves n their children; friends and associates. Nothing new under the sun. One family on their way out of SPECIAL treatment and a new family on their away in. So it goes in the BVI, which the Brits set up to fail pitting one group against the other as they did in all of their colonies. Oops, British Dependant Territories. We are the losers, common BVIslanders. Don't hold your breath, the new deputy gov Will be n different.
  • bad girl (10/01/2018, 18:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Give it back to ineze she needs a job


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