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Performance appraisals waived for increment payments - Premier

- Says every Public Officer performed to keep VI going after Irma
With Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) revealing that the current hold up of the long overdue public servant increment payments is due to the Deputy Governor’s Office, the Premier also noted that no performance appraisals will be done with the release of the payments. Photo: GIS/File
According to the Government of the Virgin Islands, the payment of increments to public servants is now in the hands of the Deputy Governor's Office headed by Mr David D. Archer. Photo: Facebook/File
According to the Government of the Virgin Islands, the payment of increments to public servants is now in the hands of the Deputy Governor's Office headed by Mr David D. Archer. Photo: Facebook/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) revealing that the current hold up of the long overdue public servant increment payments is due to the Deputy Governor’s Office, the Premier also noted that no performance appraisals will be done with the release of the funds.

The Premier made the information available during a special live Tourism Update on Thursday, June 13, 2019, on ZBVI 780AM, when the issue of the increment payments was brought into focus by moderator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline.

No Appraisals Necessary

“We did not look for performance appraisals in this which is usually what is done, we told them to put that on hold for those years,” Hon Fahie said, noting that it was part of a plan to fast track the payment of the overdue money.

“Because when you look and see the stress that all the public officers are going through it would be unfair, to go back and evaluate each and every single officer,” the Leader of Government business implored.

Further, he stressed, “Every single Officer performed because they are still working to keep the BVI going, since Irma.”

Where was the Money?

The Premier during an April 26, 2019, House of Assembly (HoA) budget debate, said in outrage that the National Democratic Party (NDP) had promised to pay the monies, yet never budgeted for it.

“You were hearing before we got here that the increments were already there and they are going to be paid… nothing go so. Had to come and look for the money because the money wasn’t even budgeted for,” he said.

The Leader of Government Business further revealed that the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government had to put the amount in via their transitional budget, by ‘massaging’ other areas.

With the funds now available, according to the Premier, it is now up to the Human Resources Department in the Office of the Deputy Governor's Office—headed by Mr David D. Archer Jr—to announce a date and make the people’s money available.

17 Responses to “Performance appraisals waived for increment payments - Premier”

  • Citizen (16/06/2019, 13:00) Like (33) Dislike (4) Reply
    God will continue to bless our Premier.
  • WHAT!!! (16/06/2019, 13:15) Like (28) Dislike (29) Reply
    “No performance appraisal “ ??? Two hour lunches , check Facebook, talk to your friends, no problem you still getting money . A lot if these public servants would not last a month working in the private sector.
    • Born hear (16/06/2019, 14:05) Like (21) Dislike (16) Reply
      I totally agree with you, one of their famous slogans is, "l born hear" for God sake, if you born hear, help move your department's and the BVI forward and make it a better place.
      • @ born hear (16/06/2019, 16:44) Like (18) Dislike (4) Reply
        U can’t even spell. Don’t u know the difference in spelling of hers & here?
        Yes, we “born here”. U have a problem with that? This is our home & we have no where else to go.
        • Born hear (16/06/2019, 22:54) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
          Right back at you, check your spelling and the meaning of the word 'hers' and tell me where does it fit in your sentence?
      • @Born hear (16/06/2019, 17:01) Like (17) Dislike (12) Reply
        Some of you are so consumed with hate and jealousy against BV Islanders that you just have to bring in this born here thing all the time. Give it a rest BVIslanders are working hard to build their country while you sit and blog hate on them all day. Go find something to do then you will not have time for hating.

      • Local (16/06/2019, 18:55) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
        Im sure where you came from has that "Born here" mentality as well ..along with action.
  • ... (16/06/2019, 14:00) Like (14) Dislike (13) Reply
    NDP tried to fool civil servants we will never forget
  • @Born hear (16/06/2019, 17:31) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    If you were born here you would know that hear is hearing with your ears. Please for your good take a spelling and grammar course and stop hating.
    • born here (16/06/2019, 23:09) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Check your sentence, does it sound grammatically correct? My advice, Take the beam out of your own eyes before you try to take the mote out of someone else's.
    • born here (16/06/2019, 23:09) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Check your sentence, does it sound grammatically correct? My advice, Take the beam out of your own eyes before you try to take the mote out of someone else's.
  • legal team (16/06/2019, 18:49) Like (17) Dislike (5) Reply
    My dear people of the Virgin Islands.

    Fear no more,we voted an honourable Premier into office to take care of we the people.

    Most of the public servants are of high standard,just a few of them who just don't have manners.

    But they are serving their country and must be paid and compensated..

    Let Hon, Fahie continue to show his love for people.

    We all can do the same..
  • wize up (16/06/2019, 20:02) Like (9) Dislike (7) Reply
    some of you folk on here blogging piss can’t even make it where u are from: our people this and our people that but u still here: all the mouth talk some of you have, let immigration simply ask some of you to leave this BVI: back home your mouth shut, come BVI seeking to Dictate and change our way of living...blog on that(u have such right BVI is a democratic society ..)...some of you forge all manner of documents just to live here: some came to BVI 20 years ago for a vacation!!!!
  • No Accountability (16/06/2019, 21:45) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
    If some of that taxpayers money being wasted is put into customer service training it will be money well spent.
    Keep them off Facebook, WhatsApp. YouTube and the online news media, and off the phone and chatting shop for hours while in clusters and let them give us value for money.
    If you do not set benchmarks we won’t see improvements. Many of them just there warming seats and counting down until pension time and they are quick to tell you so.
  • jack (16/06/2019, 22:36) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
    Myron lied to the people no money was put aside for civil servants increments

    Andrew is our saviour

  • BORN HERE! (17/06/2019, 11:04) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Does this affect Statutory Departmebts like , Port, Electricity, FIA. Because I’m aware of one or more of these are being held hostage by the head of the department. Refused to pay increment for years even when appraisals were done. Following


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