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PHOTO of Day: Hon Kye M. Rymer, a Minister with humility

It was yesterday Friday, March 15, 2019, when Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) dropped by his old place of employment to greet his former staff. Photo: Team of Reporters
POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI - It was yesterday Friday, March 15, 2019, when new Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) dropped by his old place of employment to greet his former staff.

Hon Rymer was the immediate former Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Humble man

When he visited his old staff yesterday at the DMV on Tortola to say hello, there was a long line with some of the staff not on duty. The Minister immediately jumped into action, helping to serve customers at the department, which contributed to a reduction in the line at the office.

Many on social media—where the image was shared and subsequently went viral—have pointed to the Minister's action as a sign that Hon Rymer remains humble and no task is never too small or too big for him to carry out.

This is indeed another symbol of ‘change and renewal!’

35 Responses to “PHOTO of Day: Hon Kye M. Rymer, a Minister with humility ”

  • Zone 5 (16/03/2019, 15:43) Like (86) Dislike (13) Reply
    Wow Myron or frazer would have been to big to do that

    Kye you going be in for a long long time bossie
  • Acting comissioner (16/03/2019, 15:47) Like (13) Dislike (77) Reply
    Auditors wheres the transparency in this.
    What he saying the Acting commissioner can't do she job??????
  • Luvz (16/03/2019, 17:09) Like (73) Dislike (4) Reply
    Awesome! This speak volumes! This is what you call working for the people. When I look at this pic it tells me even though he is a minister he is not too big to help. This is humbleness.
  • Hmmm (16/03/2019, 17:18) Like (3) Dislike (32) Reply
    Segregations of duties!!!! That is all I am going to say about this.
  • Goodsense (16/03/2019, 17:40) Like (10) Dislike (74) Reply
    But the minister isn’t a government employee... didn’t he resign? Why is he performing public officer duties?
    • idk (17/03/2019, 00:05) Like (3) Dislike (18) Reply
      I was kinda thinking this too... just a thought to the back of my head.
    • Goodsense you get no sense (17/03/2019, 13:29) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
      He is a government employee.... Jeez
    • Lee (17/03/2019, 13:45) Like (28) Dislike (1) Reply
      For your information, DMV is under the portfolio of the Minister. Lending a hand in a department he worked with, and performing a duty I have seen him on many occasions performing should not be a big deal. Do you prefer to see a long line with impatient customers or to know that someone who knows the job assisting?
      • Peaches (20/03/2019, 09:14) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        Thank you Lee. Some people are to damn simple minded one people one government. Great job Kye you don't mind the noise be who you are very pleasant and humble.
    • Lee (17/03/2019, 13:45) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      For your information, DMV is under the portfolio of the Minister. Lending a hand in a department he worked with, and performing a duty I have seen him on many occasions performing should not be a big deal. Do you prefer to see a long line with impatient customers or to know that someone who knows the job assisting?
  • pat (16/03/2019, 18:25) Like (38) Dislike (2) Reply
    I love this mehson the man is down to earth
  • Thanks (16/03/2019, 19:33) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    That speaks volume. I wish someone would visit the Admin Building in Virgin Gorda and teach some of the workers there a thing or two about Customer Service instead of on their cell phones and just sitting with their hands under their chins refusing to serve. "SOME".
  • Ferdinand (16/03/2019, 19:38) Like (34) Dislike (1) Reply
    Extremely proud of Hon. Rymer
  • me (16/03/2019, 20:59) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good move Rymer you are kind and humble
  • Ty (17/03/2019, 06:49) Like (17) Dislike (34) Reply
    If I was in charge of DMV he would not be allowed to do that. He's not the accounting officer. This is slackNess no matter howhat noble it may look.
    • @ ty (17/03/2019, 09:59) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
      Please keep being humble and helpful we with kye bringing the bvi alive


      Much love Hon Rymer
    • VIslander (17/03/2019, 14:00) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
      No it is not. I believe in leading by example, and very heartened to witness this display of humility. It also shows that he is the perfect person for this ministerial post. The new head of the department should feel privileged the she is serving with a minister who, when he sees an opportunity to assist, he jumps right in, and no one has to tell him what to do. Good on you Minister Tyler.

      Remain humble and always willing to serve, and your tenure will be as long as the great GOD of the universe allows, for he is the one who has allowed you to be in this position.

      I personally remember when you began as Commissioner at DMV, and witnessed the positive changes in the service and efficiency at that department. I came there many times and saw you at the service counter, the inspection line outside (on one occasion, you even assisted in replacing the sticker on my vehicle), so I know what I am saying.

      When I read that you offered yourself to serve at this level, my first comment to a friend, was, I believe he can win, and if he does, he will represent well, because he is hardworking and humble.

      I wish you well, maintain your integrity and God Bless You, your family and everything that concern you.


    • Outlaw (17/03/2019, 14:40) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply

      Ty you have be be a f*** idiot. What accounting was he doing? The Honorable went there, saw the need to assist and he did. Give the man credit nah. Some of you people will always live in a negative state.

  • concern (17/03/2019, 08:45) Like (23) Dislike (2) Reply
    As a civil servent this should not just be a photo moment. I would assume all the necessary steps was in place for him to assist. It shows while he was there he just didn’t come with a big stick over his workers head, he feel and knows their daily task. Most persons gives command but they themselves don’t know the first step in carrying out those commends and don’t listen to the persons on the ground. When he makes policy and come to the house to deliver he would speak with conviction and confidence. Madam commissioner don’t take this photo to heart just continue to serve and assist the way you do. I’m speaking from experience. When customers happy you would be uplifted. Pour your heart out to the minister so you both could look good for your staff.
  • Voted (17/03/2019, 09:12) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    What I want to know,Is when VIRGIN GORDA branch WATER & SEWERAGE going to get some attention!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • brother (17/03/2019, 09:31) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Good my bro jus please keep away from that family in long bush u see what they do the last communication n works minister . They try go through your brother in law cause the son n your brother in law is big friends , jus keep them far kye . U a good man . Keep up the good work .
  • ghut boy (17/03/2019, 10:00) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
    I love this kye will be in office for 40years
  • Expat (17/03/2019, 11:44) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    one of the coolest person you can ever meet. nice personality and very humble .
    • Grandparents (17/03/2019, 13:04) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      You heard what he said at swearing in day: "I am who I am because of my grandfather and grandmother, Mr. William Rhymer and Mrs. Josephine Rhymer (late), of Round Hill Tortola. We must find out what they instilled in this young man, but he sure is standing taller than Goliath these days. Thanks, Mr. Rhymer for leading by example.
  • ta ta (17/03/2019, 15:57) Like (11) Dislike (7) Reply
    If ndp were humble like kye they would have still been in office
  • Hmmm (17/03/2019, 23:39) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
    Am I the only one thinking while the Minister is a cool guy to go down and visit his old office him jumping and doing what he did was surprising? He asked for a primotion when he left the DMV and got it and his time is needed and better spent getting himself acquainted with his desk in he Ministry of C&W. I love Kye and I want to see him do well so he need to move on and get that Ministry going. Lots of work. A pic showing him and Public Works big wigs scurrying about in the L-Shaped building at the High School while they figure out how to get it readyfor students after Summer, now that would impress me and make me smile.
  • q (18/03/2019, 06:52) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good good
  • LEADERS (18/03/2019, 09:32) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's called leadership by example!
  • Cuz (18/03/2019, 09:58) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hon Rymer. Your cuz is so proud of you and what you have accomplish in such a short period. This is more than beyond your call. Continue to keep up the good work.
  • VIlander (18/03/2019, 10:28) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    It appears that good customer service is so rare here that when the new minister shows and performs it some of us get very uncomfortable lol
  • guy hill (18/03/2019, 13:47) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Always continue to do your very best. Be Brave.


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