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Report: Immigration staffing matters of serious concern

The Immigration Department is currently housed in the RJT Edifice building located in Road Town. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In the 2011 Annual Report from the Immigration Department laid before the House of Assembly on July 24, 2012, it was revealed that staffing continues to be a matter of serious concern.

The Department is currently comprised of 50 staff although it has an authorized staff component of 69 Personnel, inclusive of custodial staff. 

The report continues that the situation (department's staff) is in need of immediate attention. 

There is a dire need to have the department staff properly complimented to fill the vacancies that are there, the report stated. 

The report further stated that, there seems to be a challenge with getting persons hired for some reason, since the department has been trying to get persons hired to no avail. 

A serious effort, the report stated, needs to be made and some serious attention to the staffing of the Immigration Department needs to be considered to get the department staff up to its full and functional capacity urgently. 

Vacancies, the report also mentioned, need to be advertised externally to attract the most eligible persons to apply for jobs within the department, with a view to hiring the most qualified persons to fill vacancies advertised. 

The report showed that in addition to the Chief and Deputy Chief Immigration Officers, there were 2 assistant Chiefs, ten Surveillance Officers, 1 Assistant Surveillance Officer, 8 Immigration Officers and one Administrative, Senior Executive and Accounts Officer II each. There were also seventeen Grade II Officers listed as being on staff in the report among others.

9 Responses to “Report: Immigration staffing matters of serious concern”

  • jacl be still (22/08/2012, 14:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    dem always wah staff and productitivy aint improve...struppsss
  • rat tail (22/08/2012, 15:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    My Dear Immigration I hate to tell you this but all the departments in government have the same complaint so I can't comprehend what I read and why your issue is so special.
    • so so (22/08/2012, 16:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      so true everybody want want want
    • wongchichi (23/08/2012, 12:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      both of yall sound so ignorant....this department is the first line of law enforcement for your country and you are equating it to some other strictly administrative departments. People that think like yall are the reason the country is where it is today.
  • Native Boy (23/08/2012, 04:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Maybe to save money we just need to pay consultants to run the immigration department.
  • nonsense (23/08/2012, 10:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    i went right there for a job and them say a have non i have all my school papers and live and born right here so
  • TS Isaac (23/08/2012, 11:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well if there are vacancies in the Government Department what the Government, Myron and Labour need to do is employ all the young people and unemployed BVIslanders there.

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