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Kye M. Rymer In! Officer confirmed as DMV Boss

-After acting for more than a year and performing two jobs: that of Deputy and that of Acting DMV Commissioner
This news site’s sources within the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government have confirmed that Kye M. Rymer has been confirmed last week to the post of Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) . Mr. Rymer, an indigenous Virgin Islander and the son-in-law of local ‘shero’ and businesswoman Ms. Patsy Lake, will replace former DMV Head Lorna F. Christopher who retired over a year ago. Photo: VINO/File
It was just in June of this year that Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool called for Mr. Rymer who holds a Bachelor’s Degree to be confirmed to his post. It is unclear if that call had anything to do with his confirmation finalised last month by both the Public Service Commission and the Human Resources Department. Photo: VINO/File
It was just in June of this year that Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool called for Mr. Rymer who holds a Bachelor’s Degree to be confirmed to his post. It is unclear if that call had anything to do with his confirmation finalised last month by both the Public Service Commission and the Human Resources Department. Photo: VINO/File
The DMV is responsible for licencing of all vehicles and issuing drivers’ licences in the Virgin Islands. Mr. Rymer has brought many new initiatives to his role even before he was confirmed, such as a test for overseas drivers and the commemorative 60th Anniversary Festival plate. Photo: VINO/File
The DMV is responsible for licencing of all vehicles and issuing drivers’ licences in the Virgin Islands. Mr. Rymer has brought many new initiatives to his role even before he was confirmed, such as a test for overseas drivers and the commemorative 60th Anniversary Festival plate. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - This news site’s sources within the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Government have confirmed that Kye M. Rymer has been confirmed last week to the post of Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Mr. Rymer, an indigenous Virgin Islander and the son-in-law of local ‘shero’ and businesswoman Ms. Patsy Lake, will replace former DMV Head Lorna F. Christopher who retired over a year ago.

The DMV falls under the Ministry of Communications and Works and is located at Pockwood Pond on the western side of Tortola.

It was just in June of this year that Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool called for Mr. Rymer who holds a Bachelor’s Degree to be confirmed to his post.

It is unclear if that call had anything to do with his confirmation finalised last month by both the Public Service Commission and the Human Resources Department.

The DMV is responsible for licencing of all vehicles and issuing drivers’ licences in the Virgin Islands. Mr. Rymer has brought many new initiatives to his role even before he was confirmed.

He has instituted a test for overseas drivers to enhance road safety and was the brainchild behind the launching of the commemorative license plate for the 60th anniversary of Festival 2014, the plate now a source of pride for many.

Both Mr. Rymer and the Minister for Communications and Works could not be reached as of post time.

The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles is a government job with a level of grade 15 with a salary range; $51,069-$81,146.

37 Responses to “Kye M. Rymer In! Officer confirmed as DMV Boss”

  • dog man (04/09/2014, 14:22) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    this is good news. god bless the bvis.
  • rattie (04/09/2014, 14:23) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well deserved
  • Joc (04/09/2014, 14:47) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats Ky!! Good to see locals heading departments.
  • BVI to the world (04/09/2014, 14:52) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulation to Mr Rhymer on his appointment stay focus pls just do your job n be considerate of others
  • Sassy (04/09/2014, 14:52) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations Kye, I am confident that you will continue to make a positive impact in your new role. Keep your head up and continue the awesome work! All the best.
  • long look me come from (04/09/2014, 15:06) Like (4) Dislike (12) Reply
    He from here so it should be automatic
  • homeowners (04/09/2014, 15:08) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Congrats Mr.President!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Progressive (04/09/2014, 15:47) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I approve! Very pleasant to deal with....
  • The 4 horse men (04/09/2014, 16:00) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    He also made it possible to take our trucks (that pull our horse trailers) to st.thomas whenever it got races over there.
  • DON Q (04/09/2014, 16:03) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Finally
  • the bay (04/09/2014, 16:39) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    yea sunny king thats ma boy!!!!! lol Congrats bro!!!!
  • Hmmm (04/09/2014, 17:04) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ok so he got the job and now lets hope his head don't get to bloated. Act Civil and understand circumstances and fix some of those instructors who attitude changes according to the moon.
  • watching (04/09/2014, 17:26) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    he is a very pleasant person and always take time to deal with we customers.its not like the other one who always have her face up and rarely want to say good morning. and always busy in town driving up and down congrats to u mr. rhymer.
  • Ferdinand (04/09/2014, 19:03) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats. Continue to do a great job. God's blessings.
  • JACK BE STILL (04/09/2014, 19:04) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good to go
  • pat (04/09/2014, 21:20) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    So happy no one tried to block this kudos kye
  • kids (04/09/2014, 22:06) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Big to kye congrats nice fella and good at customer service
  • doc (04/09/2014, 23:27) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations Mr. Rhyme. All the best to you and please don't allow power to get to your head. I recalled last year when I came to license my vehicle you was the one who inspected it. You acted very professional, humbled and polite. I conclude that you did not feel to big to come down to the level of your juniors and that's a person who shows true leadership. Keep your head high.
  • mmmm (04/09/2014, 23:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Opposites attract.
  • xxxxxxxx (04/09/2014, 23:57) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    -- thank you PSC, Governor and Minister for seeing through the facade...he is a good yute
  • deputy governor (05/09/2014, 06:52) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    so what about those that actin for 3 and four years, what's the problem with them, they system is jus unfair.
    • Tap Check (05/09/2014, 12:45) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Why are they acting for so long? It's no longer automatic. Performance is key - competent performance and you have to fit in with the organization.
  • ppppp (05/09/2014, 07:43) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats Kye
  • faith (05/09/2014, 10:17) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I know Kye to be a very humble, pleasant, professional who takes his responsibilities very serious. Congrats, my friend.
  • Nice (05/09/2014, 12:38) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    So who will be second in command?
  • Skinny (05/09/2014, 12:51) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    congrats KING
  • big girls rules (05/09/2014, 13:10) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    and Kye is hot too
  • Coworker (05/09/2014, 13:53) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    He is the best boss anyone can ever ask for. Happy for you sir and it is indeed a pleasure to work with you. You know I got you 100%. God bless you.
  • wtf? (05/09/2014, 14:19) Like (1) Dislike (11) Reply
    This dude hold only a BA degree and thats his salary level.. send his butt back to school...let him finish and come back..
    • @wtf (06/09/2014, 09:43) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      What about the PS who don't have a degree. Send his a** back to school fool. What about those who have masters and can't even get $3,009 per month. Your mouth obviously needed to be aired.
  • faith (06/09/2014, 10:19) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    @wtf. Degrees dont do the work. And divide that figure by 12 less tax and ss, he is being unpaid
  • Hmmmm (07/09/2014, 17:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Recommend something or an adjustment in Tints. leaving your vehicle open like that invite criminals to break into your vehicle. Also tint protect your vehicle inside from the sun. So some adjustments would be good. Get a lot of the services online as well. We fill in the forms online and get a tracking number and when we come down, things speed up a lot in processing our requests. So just remember to remain civil and put yourself in the customer shoes and try to understand their side of things, then and only then you will be excellent.
  • LOL (07/09/2014, 19:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Clean house. That instructor that's there that fails you for the mere nonsense. I see people who have gone time and time again and has failed them for nonsense
  • out with the old in with the new (10/09/2014, 19:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations Kye! Hopefully this young man will bring the DMV into the 21st century, after being left stagnant and stuck in the past for so long.


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