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PWD shakeup: Dr. Glasgow out, Skelton in!

Skelton greets PWD staff this morning, February 6, 2012. Photo: Aneka Edwards/VINO
Hon. Vanterpool spoke briefly at the staff meeting. Photo: VINO
Hon. Vanterpool spoke briefly at the staff meeting. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As was first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online earlier this year, Jeffrey Skelton is now the new head of the Public Works Department (PWD), and was formally introduced to the PWD’s staff this morning, Monday February 6, 2012.

Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Mark Vanterpool, and Acting Permanent Secretary Arlene Smith-Thompson were present to meet Skelton, who was a former acting director of the department.

PWD, which focuses on the Territory’s infrastructure, was previously headed by former Acting Director Dr. Glasgow is now assigned to the Ministry of Communications and Works where he will serve as the technical expert on planning, infrastructure and development in the areas of roads, water, sewerage and seaports.

According to Hon. Vanterpool on February 3, 2012 on the press conference stated that Dr. Glasgow coming on board is to advise the Ministry on the way forward during the next four years “with delivering what we suggested in our manifesto, eight miles of major road improvement on an annual basis and 12 miles of secondary roads.”

This news agency was also first to report that Dr. Glasgow would have been moved from PWD.

19 Responses to “PWD shakeup: Dr. Glasgow out, Skelton in!”

  • burning spear (06/02/2012, 13:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    "getting from bad to worst"
  • Real Talk (06/02/2012, 13:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    let glasco them take that!
  • Up-town (06/02/2012, 13:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Vino you deserved an apology from Mark!!!
  • Thinker (06/02/2012, 13:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    LOL! You guys made it seem like Drexel was getting kicked to the curb when he's not. He still gets a big salary and is still in charge of something. Not everyone has people skills to manage others and this was Drexel's problem. He was also too easy going and not a 'push button' kind of guy. Jefferey on the other hand is proven and this was evident with the welcomed response he received from his colleagues at PWD. Since when you ever see a Govt. dept so happy? The action man is jamming!!
    • halleluya (07/02/2012, 13:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Drexel still getting big salary and still in charge of something yes. BUT NOT PUBLIC WORKS!!!!!! GOOD RIDANCE!!!!
  • ann M (06/02/2012, 16:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    lord ah mussy Glogow out in disgrace..he let a man wid no degree come beat he out of he job!
    • Hmm (06/02/2012, 22:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I don't think u see the whole picture.. Jeffrey is the brother of one of the ministers in power... Not sure if u realize but the NDP is securing their family and friends. Put a little thought in their slogan
  • Wellsah (06/02/2012, 16:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    De Bumma thats you, maan you looking like Ronnie there maan. You alright??
  • kenny Rogers (06/02/2012, 17:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Frazer look and learn!!!!
  • Shara Parlin (06/02/2012, 18:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well saw!!!! me thought Orlando tell we Joe public that the VIP left the country broke????? But they found yet another $80,000.00 to pay Jeffrey who is not ever a good manager!!! Funny man are the schools still leaking????? At the rate dem going by the end of February they will spend 1 million dollars giving their cronies jobs and consultancy and the year just begin. NDP more of the same worse that the VIP if you read between their lines and spins.
    • tola (06/02/2012, 21:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Schools leaking, no working computers, unable to copy or prepare material for the students No working photocopiers. A burning shame our students, children for the future generation unable to learn Under such poor conditions. Hon. Walwyn, please revisit the Elmore Stoutt High School it is bad. Parents pay lab and material fees and unáble to receive printed material. Stop spending tax payers money on rehiring those retires. Waste of time and money.
  • Increment Cut (06/02/2012, 22:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    They cut our increment and say they "save". Indeed they save. They save just enough to bring back retired staff and still pay them their pension plus their salary. We are paying Jeffrey 80,400 and Shirlyn 60,000. We still don't understand what Shirlyn is supposed to do. School children say that Jeffrey wasn't coming back unless she did. So we think it right as a govt to pull out 60k extra and make up work for her to pls one man. Then we say that we are thinking on the BVI future... Quite interesting
  • so it is (06/02/2012, 22:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    from a phd to a certifcate in mamagenment backwards an insult to education.
  • jog (07/02/2012, 10:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Vino I applaud you for always being on to the button with the news!!!
    • out front (07/02/2012, 20:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      no "jog" vino always on top of the news...I noticed every thing they report comes to pass..tis trust tis facts..vino the new fact site BAM..i heard another site say Vance got a consultancy and it is not so!...hope Mark jump up on them in we house of assembly
  • fat man (08/02/2012, 22:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    so is Jeffrey going bring back Canno! inquiring minds wants to know..he he ha ha

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