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Mr Permanent Secretary? Brodrick Penn confirmed to Premier’s PS post!

Mr Brodrick Penn has been confirmed to the post of Permanent Secretary in the Premier's Office. Photo: VINO/File
It was around the last quarter of 2016 that Mr Brodrick Penn was confirmed as Permanent Secretary in the Premier’s Office. Photo: Internet Source
It was around the last quarter of 2016 that Mr Brodrick Penn was confirmed as Permanent Secretary in the Premier’s Office. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While our newsroom had this information for some four to five months, but waited for a Government Press Release, which never came, we can confirm that Virgin Islander Mr Brodrick Penn has been confirmed to the post of Permanent Secretary in the Premiers Office.

It was around early January of 2013 after the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) won the 2011 general elections that Mr Penn was requested by Dr Smith to move to his office as a Deputy Secretary.

Politics & the civil service?

He was to understudy Mrs Rosalie Adams (now Acting Governor) who was forced to retire before the 2011 elections but was immediately brought back via contract by the NDP after their 2011 victory.

Mrs Adams’ contract ended in December of 2013 and in 2014 Mr Penn was named acting Permanent Secretary in the Premier’s Office days after.

One senior NDP source told our newsroom that Mr Penn was seconded from the Financial Services Commission (FSC) and “it was a wait and see for the outcome of the 2015 general elections to see if he will be confirmed.”

It was around the last quarter of 2016 that Mr Penn was confirmed to the post and severed ties with the FSC. While Government has not made the information public, our newsroom got confirmation via an Email sent to department heads under the Premier’s Office and top managers last year about his new title.

Mr Penn’s role

As Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Premier, Mr Penn will become the Chief Advisor to the Premier of the Virgin Islands, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL). He will assist and advise the Premier on matters of Trade, Immigration, Coordination of government Polices, Physical Development Planning, Investment Promotion, International Finance,  Tourism, e-commerce, International Ship Registration, International, and Regional Affairs, National Statistics, and Public Relations.

Mr Penn holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees and is married with three daughters.

22 Responses to “Mr Permanent Secretary? Brodrick Penn confirmed to Premier’s PS post!”

  • Cronyism (03/01/2017, 15:20) Like (22) Dislike (5) Reply
  • Cuz (03/01/2017, 15:28) Like (11) Dislike (5) Reply
    Good luck brodiee
  • Good Move. (03/01/2017, 15:39) Like (17) Dislike (8) Reply
    Congrats. Good move. How about trying some ministerial Switch ups between. Kedro. Rano. Myro..? Obviously the present state of affairs ain't working. Makes sense to try something new.. Something different .. I really think Myro will be good at health... Ranno will be good at labour.. Kedro at Education..
    • nope (03/01/2017, 16:37) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
      Ronnie need to be Minister of Finance. He is a man with balls and tells it like it is.
    • @ good move (03/01/2017, 16:38) Like (26) Dislike (5) Reply
      I support the people getting rid of the courrpt ndp all together
    • @good move (03/01/2017, 16:41) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      I meant to hit dislike. How about geting rid of the gang.
  • My Move. (03/01/2017, 15:42) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    I think Ronnie will give Agriculture the injection it needs. . I support Ronnie in Labour and Agriculture.
  • belonger (03/01/2017, 16:23) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    This is what suppose to happen to have qualified VIslanders in these position. Broddie is quite qualified Congrats brother we from the east. This is one promotion I agree with. Haters u can take that to the bank.
  • ...... (03/01/2017, 16:53) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Congrats Brodrick. Big appointment..
  • facts man (03/01/2017, 17:08) Like (17) Dislike (3) Reply
    He is qulify but still got the work because he is an ndp
    • Brains (04/01/2017, 11:07) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      If you were the premier, would you choose someone who supports the opposite party to be your PS, come on man.
  • Eastern Illinois (03/01/2017, 17:24) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
    Congratulations Brodrick very proud of you !!!
  • ---------------------- (03/01/2017, 20:40) Like (8) Dislike (7) Reply
    hope he is not another one like the bow tie one who wanted DG work
    • Watchandpray (04/01/2017, 10:43) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      He had any conversation with you he wanted DG work? Our people are destroyed for lack of knowledge always cutting down our own. When all you haters catch yourself, Barry said you will hear.
  • musa (03/01/2017, 20:54) Like (2) Dislike (13) Reply
    ndp all d way vip wasting time
  • @ musa (04/01/2017, 01:20) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    at least the NDP takes care of some of them supporters
  • Cruz (04/01/2017, 02:36) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
  • niece (04/01/2017, 09:39) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Congrats uncle
  • long look me come from (04/01/2017, 10:45) Like (2) Dislike (8) Reply
    These children of island people running things now
  • Bushmster (05/01/2017, 19:42) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    I guess doc behind been licked clean so he could confirm him now.

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