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Non-local reportedly tipped for BVIHSA CEO post

A non Virgin Islander has reportedly been tipped for the BVIHSA CEO post. Photo: File
Darlene Carty-Baptiste's second two-year contract with the BVI Health Services Authority comes to an end in September 2016. Photo: VINO/File
Darlene Carty-Baptiste's second two-year contract with the BVI Health Services Authority comes to an end in September 2016. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Our usual authentic sources in the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government have hinted that the person to succeed Ms Darlene A. Carty-Baptiste as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) is not a Virgin Islander.

The clock is quickly ticking down on the time left for United States Virgin Islands (USVI) resident Ms Carty-Baptiste in the post and it is confirmed that she is not returning to the position. Her second two-year contract with the BVI Health Services Authority comes to an end in September 2016.

“We don’t have any local persons that can fill that position or I should say no local person is ever getting that position. It’s an island man that is coming,” said one of our NDP sources.

The source disclosed that by the end of the new week the name and other information for the incoming CEO would be released.

Asked why Carty-Baptiste’s contract is not being renewed we were told, “That’s for her to say. But what I can tell you is that quite a few persons applied, including at least two local or persons living here for a very long time and interviews and such like have been completed. Three were shortlisted and two are very close but the pick is an island man,” the source claimed.

Many eyebrows were raised when the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) started advertising the post for Chief Executive Officer from February 2016.

The BVIHSA has come under fire for the length of time to get service, how long it takes for the ambulance to arrive at a scene of an incident, and the huge hospital bills the pubic continues to be burden with even after the National Health Insurance scheme.

There is also the vexing issue where many locals feel shut out from being hired at the BVIHSA.

Many local doctors have complained about how they are being treated and their negative experiences at Peebles Hospital.

23 Responses to “Non-local reportedly tipped for BVIHSA CEO post”

  • i am glad (14/08/2016, 12:12) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
    Ayo voted for them so wha ayo bawling for? Wha ayo geh ayo tek!
  • John (14/08/2016, 12:30) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    How about choosing the most qualified person for the job. That would be a good start..
    • not always the best (15/08/2016, 08:15) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ John the most qualified is not always the best. Sometimes the most qualified only have book sense and not enough common sense. Needless to say experience. Sorry to say but this is true the hospital is in need of more than one head its in need of many in different areas. We continue to play with this area and it is most critical. I'm still hopeful to see that local emerge from the shortlisting. The outsider still have to be trained by the local watch you will see. Infact they will hide that to.
  • 911 (14/08/2016, 12:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    well sah
  • wize up (14/08/2016, 12:45) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Give us a chance; others were given an opportunity and review their performance our people cant do any worse....VI people need opportunity and hands on experience in the future development of this territory.....some off them come in and paid big wages at the end of the day not much progress....
    • Picon pie (14/08/2016, 17:20) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
      You think this is a frickin raffle bout give chance, this is serious business and we need people with experience to take the BVIHSA out of the mess it is in. This is not about on the job training, we needs someone have have the experience to get the ball rolling right away. If the person is an outsider, then we can put one of our own to under study that person so when the position become vacant, our own can step up.
      • voter (14/08/2016, 19:31) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
        Here is your "experienced" new CEO SMH:
        • Yes (15/08/2016, 10:32) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
          She was fired because she didn't want to fire Doctors without going through the proper processes, I think that's a good thing not a bad thing. You will note that soon after that, she was compensated for being fired and appointed as CEO of the Tobago Health Services Authority which shows her competence. We want the best person at HSA, not just a local figure head taking up space. If we have locals who are the best, by all means let's appoint them, but we cannot put them to run the HSA simply because they're local.
          • voter (15/08/2016, 14:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
            Reading comprehension was not your strong point in primary school obviously. See what you get from the Board Chairman's Statement below. The lady is a hot head who does not take instructions. Why is she no longer at Tobago Health Services Authority and why is she no longer lecturing but is running a nail business?

            He explained the new SWRHA board had reviewed its vision and strategic direction and found certain adjustments were needed, among them, the termination of the chief executive officer.

            "Therefore, the two matters are not directly related. And it would not be true to say that the matters are related," he said.

  • ayo real stupid (14/08/2016, 13:29) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    because it is locals who are doing the hiring.
  • dem say (14/08/2016, 14:14) Like (6) Dislike (10) Reply
    We are a set of moo moos in this place. Can I go Antigua, Jamaica, Barbados, Dominica to get a big ass job. Tortola has the dumbest set a people. The world is wondering I am sure how we get so damn DUMB
    • Toneyill (15/08/2016, 08:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Talking about DUMB people, Virgin Gorda has topped the list. They advanced to dumb, evil, mean and greedy. VG is like the b#&!k KKK-towards their own natives here. So sad!.
  • just asking.. (14/08/2016, 15:17) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    So no job for claude?
  • Listener (14/08/2016, 17:03) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    The Bible tells what will happen to the wicked.One can pretend to be Christian, but cannot hide from God. Time for Virginislanders to hold key jobs in this territory. We continue to bring in people for jobs and when they leave we are no better off. We do not insist that one or two of our people understudy the individual. Then we talk about money leaving the territory. Government is the major culprit in that area. Some even get status after.
  • ..... dem trini woman (14/08/2016, 19:00) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    dem skip the past ceo and the vg clinic politician man and the local er doctor to get this trini woman. too much vindictiveness .....
  • very bad (14/08/2016, 19:37) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    This is happening again? We need to rise up and say enough is enough. Where is the Bishop in all this. He usually champions for locals to get key positions
  • me (14/08/2016, 19:40) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    BVI islanders are being left out in the cold, can you go to Trinidad and get that high position? No, they would laugh at a BVI person, laugh, and chase them away. And that person will get room and board and a stipend. Wellsaw.
  • qc (14/08/2016, 20:26) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    It would be better if locals were to file a complaint with the UN body for discrimination
  • Observing (14/08/2016, 22:40) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    This is the way the BVI operates. We cater to everybody else in the world except our own people. Sad state of affairs.
  • SMH (15/08/2016, 10:35) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    To the idiot asking of people from the BVI can go to other countries and hold top jobs, what do you think our people are overseas living/working doing? Cleaning shows and mopping floors? We have people from BVI overseas as Lawyers, Partners, Accountants, Business Owners, Mechanics and some even at the top of their establishments. Stop being so small minded and get with the program. When jobs like these are advertised the only people that can be considered are those that apply for the jobs. We may have qualified locals who opt not to apply so how can they be considered?
  • I'm ready (15/08/2016, 12:26) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Let' March down to the Governor and call a re-election. We need to come together to do this thing.we cannot continued this way, are you all listening to this independence talk.
  • YET AGAIN (16/08/2016, 01:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I ain't say it? NEVER HAPPEN. NEVER A LOCAL END UP IN THAT POSITION. All they doing is making the outsiders think that THERE IS NO ONE FROM THE BVI QUALIFIED TO HOLD NO TOP POSITION HERE. making outsiders feel we all dumb and dumb. BS. All we do is pick up the other countries rejects and bring them here for large sums of monies. Monies that they don't work for. When crunch time comes they do like Darlene and ask for a raise AND gets it. Where is the bvihsa today still operating on promises. Go to the staff with their practiced speeches and empty promises. It's reasons like this ppl don't want to AND WON'T return to the service. Peebles ain't had a raise in more than/almost 15yrs and could bring people to pay them these HUGE salaries and whatever comes with the package, AND, THEY CLAIM RELENTLESSLY that they don't have money. They brokes. I know some ass will say they don't deserve no raise in salary because of this and that but cost of living don't bypass the staff there. Someone mentioned understudying whomever at some point. Do you really believe that can happen in that place?? NEVER HAPPEN. They don't want to EVER have to pay a local that kind of salary. But they want to tell people where the fffff to shop. The same thing Decastro trying to tell them about the Anglican pastor. Look, the same pastor making headlines yet again. The bvi is only good for flipping rejects and when they do ARRIVE they let you know why we weren't chosen instead. Thank God it ain't the grey hair Yankee still

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