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Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard In! Akeem R. Pickering Out! as BVIPA Deputy

Ms Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard replaces Akeem R. Pickering as the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA) Deputy Managing Director. Photo: Team of Reproters/VINO/File
Ms Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard's appointment was approved last week by the Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Cabinet after the BVIPA Board of Directors made the recommendations. Photo: Internet Source
Ms Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard's appointment was approved last week by the Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Cabinet after the BVIPA Board of Directors made the recommendations. Photo: Internet Source
In the 2015 General Elections, Ms Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard challenged Dr. Kedrick D. Pickering for his 7th District seat with the VIP but was unsuccessful. Photo: VINO/File
In the 2015 General Elections, Ms Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard challenged Dr. Kedrick D. Pickering for his 7th District seat with the VIP but was unsuccessful. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Senior Virgin Islands Party (VIP) officials have confirmed to our newsroom that former Labour Commissioner and 2015 Seventh District Candidate, Mrs Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard is the new Acting Deputy Managing Director at the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority (BVIPA).

Her appointment was approved last week by the Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Cabinet after the BVIPA Board of Directors made the recommendations. Mrs Pickering-Maynard takes over from former Acting Deputy, Akeem R. Pickering who served in that post for the past year-and-a-half.

Mr Pickering has since been reverted to his previous post as Operations Manager. There are also reports that he was sent on a short leave with pay over an incident, however, officials are tight-lipped about the matter and whether further actions will be taken.

Mrs Pickering-Maynard holds a BSc in Business and Accounting and a Certificate in Management and before her recent promotion, she served as the Personal Assistant to the Managing Director. As the new Deputy Director, she is expected to act for three months before she is confirmed to the post.

Victim of NDP victimisation 

Mrs Pickering-Maynard was among some 15 to 20 public officers between 2011-2019, at all various levels in government, who were forced out, transferred, fired, reassigned, sent on long leave or forced to retire with the full backing and in many cases, the directive of the former National Democratic Party (NDP) Government.

At a community meeting held on January 19, 2012, at the East End/Long Look Community Centre, the former Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. Kedrick D. Pickering told the packed centre that he was the reason why Mrs Pickering-Maynard “was removed from her post as Labour Commissioner and I take full responsibility.”

The former 7th District Representative reported that there were “too many complaints pointing in the direction of the Labour Commissioner Maynard” which prompted him to have her replaced.

Political Fight

In the 2015 General Elections, Mrs Pickering-Maynard challenged Dr Pickering for his 7th District seat with the VIP but was unsuccessful.

In 2019, Dr Pickering lost his seat after 20 years in office to Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) who eventually served as the First Deputy Premier under the new Fahie Administration.

31 Responses to “Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard In! Akeem R. Pickering Out! as BVIPA Deputy”

  • God sit high (04/10/2019, 20:41) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    The world is a circle where are all the vitimers today?
  • cc (04/10/2019, 20:44) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Really!!!!
  • Fam (04/10/2019, 20:46) Like (8) Dislike (14) Reply
    Congratulations you will do well
  • John (04/10/2019, 21:06) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply

    Congrats!

  • play well (04/10/2019, 22:04) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    lol this is a politic position.
  • go talk that (04/10/2019, 22:12) Like (8) Dislike (7) Reply
    Pico will never get back in zone 7 next up is Broderick penn
  • Hmmm (04/10/2019, 22:23) Like (21) Dislike (4) Reply
    Blatant victimization, his bad could never out weigh his good that warrants destroying a young BVI ISLANDER career. Suspended on his first day back from vacation, forced on mandatory vacation after return on his first day back from suspension. SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!!!! WHO DOES THAT????????
  • east (05/10/2019, 00:13) Like (7) Dislike (8) Reply
    She born here she can’t be worst than al
  • oh boy (05/10/2019, 01:11) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    here we go again.........same game different players
  • the Rico (05/10/2019, 05:17) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    what about Dave Smith,
    • Security (05/10/2019, 13:03) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      No leadeship skills. Bring back Laverne Callwood for Security Manager.
  • Mix Feelings (05/10/2019, 07:55) Like (9) Dislike (10) Reply
    These are two good people... I personally would have rather see Olivine as Speaker. She would have been a good Speaker. Our Treasury would have been a quarter dollars richer. That's the kind of money this present Stubborn speaker cost this government/ Tax payers. She would have Handle Mark case in a more professional way..If it wasn't for the good Premier intervention it would have been more. . Mr Pickering is still a young and bright man he will get another good opportunity... Olivine please keep your head on. Keep your kids far far away.. Do your roll, don't mess up... I really like you.. All the best.
    • @ mix feelings (05/10/2019, 09:33) Like (17) Dislike (7) Reply
      Oh no! speaker she not cut out for that!

      Love him or hate him, if we are honest, The esteemed is a excellent choice for speaker. To me the standards have raised, more people turn in, and the House is now respected.

      As for the Mark melee I stand with the Speaker Mark is a joke

      Ms Maynard better off maybe in a post where she can’t get in trouble, and if you are honest you know what I mean...
    • Love (05/10/2019, 16:17) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
      I like her too.. she will get the job done. Pick is a bright young man. Another door will open. Leave ole alone. She is a bright woman and anything out before her she can handle .
    • @ mix feelings (05/10/2019, 16:59) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      Speaker you say????you must be Mad. Willock is the man plain and simple!
  • Just a handout (05/10/2019, 08:28) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Bank listing goin go down now
  • Strength of a Woman (05/10/2019, 08:50) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
    Congratulations Ms.Maynard you deserved this and so much more. God has a plan for your life. Continue to do your best at your new post
  • facts (05/10/2019, 09:38) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    Guess qualifications are out cause she has none for that post but oh well so it goes sometimes when your among the right people
  • Fam (05/10/2019, 11:15) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
    She is right for the job
  • LABOUR (05/10/2019, 14:04) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    You will do well. Keep your head up and shine.
  • vip heckler (05/10/2019, 15:37) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Not to mind the haters you are the best fit for any JOB in the BVI
  • east (05/10/2019, 18:08) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    Native seed and excellent for the job. Good choice .
  • lola (05/10/2019, 18:16) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    We putting rat to mind cheese now.....smh The world is round eh
    • Keepit100 (06/10/2019, 12:53) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
      Rat to mind cheese? Check within all the four corners inside of your dirty house. You will find all the dam rats you will ever see. BTFU
  • xxxxxxxxxxxx (05/10/2019, 19:09) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    This is the real pickering taking over I like Akeem but he bad talking them too much on the streets
  • my 2 cents (06/10/2019, 09:19) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Next up we need a managing director
  • Political Observer (PO) (06/10/2019, 10:46) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Like many other locales, BVI politics is tribal to the bone. You are either for me or against me. Silence means that you support the the other side; one cannot be neutral. Behaving political is inseparable from being human; human beings are political animals. In the BVI, politics permeates every aspect of our lives. The party(s) is the natural habit of political animals; the party in power rewards their supporters, qualifications aside; every party in the region and beyond does it. To the victor goes the spoil.

    Government is supposed to be the product of civic cooperation and collaboration but the animating force is conflict and division, for without division there would be no need for politics. Politics is war without bloodshed, a means of resolving conflict without recourse to violence.

    Moreover, thus, it should be no surprise that the ruling party is staffing government with supporters. This government is doing it and the next government will do it; only voters can change this behaviour. But which voter(s) is willing to demand change. We all wallow in self interest. For us, every decision is a transaction; transformation is the province of others.
  • asking for a friend (07/10/2019, 04:52) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    The truth is, she is qualified born here and indigenous Virgin Islander so leave her right in that post

    Where were the haters when funny man and Tt minister hired a st Lucian?


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