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Retired Public Servants honoured for years of service

Retiree Triva winner Mrs. Lorna Callwood- Creque Photo: Ronnielle Frazer/GIS
Retiree Mr. Garvin Turnbull presented with certificate by Acting at the time Premier Dr. the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering. Photo: Ronnielle Frazer/GIS
Retiree Mr. Garvin Turnbull presented with certificate by Acting at the time Premier Dr. the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering. Photo: Ronnielle Frazer/GIS
Chairperson of the Recognition Committee, Mrs. Noreen Callwood –Lewis addressing the 2018 Retirees. Photo: Ronnielle Frazer/GIS
Chairperson of the Recognition Committee, Mrs. Noreen Callwood –Lewis addressing the 2018 Retirees. Photo: Ronnielle Frazer/GIS
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Seventy-one former Public Officers were recognised and honoured at a ‘Retirees Dinner’ for their years of service to the Virgin Islands (VI), according to a release from the Government Information Service dating October 19, 2018.

Deputy Governor, Mr David. D. Archer Jr. congratulated the retirees and esteemed them as persons who have shown extreme dedication to the recovery efforts of the BVI, especially following the storms of 2017.


Director of Human Resources Department, Mrs Michelle Donovan-Stevens told the retirees that they are a part of the Public Service bedrock and their contributions to new health facilities and services, the moulding of academic minds, development of structure and the delivery of essential services will not be forgotten.

 “Your achievements and longevity remind us that when purpose trumps the problem, greatness comes from great challenge. I hope that you have a strong sense of accomplishment and appreciation for your role in building this nation and enriching the lives of others,” Mrs Donovan Stevens said.

 “It was wonderful,” one person said, adding. “I enjoyed myself.” Another honoree said, “A Job well done by the Human Resources Team…congratulations and thank you. It was truly a blessed and exciting evening.”

Great appreciation

Chairperson of the Recognition Committee, Mrs Noreen Callwood-Lewis thanked the businesses that provided special gift certificates for the Retirees Trivia segment of the dinner.  These businesses include Clarence Thomas Ltd, Bananakeet Café, Studio One, Native Son Inc. and Pancake Paradise.

The 2018 Retirees Dinner was held on October 16 at the Moorings Mainer Inn. The event’s programme also featured a video presentation by His Excellency the Governor, Augustus J. U. Jaspert, remarks by Acting Premier at the time Dr. the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering, and a Keynote Address by Apostle Curnal Fahie.

The retirees expressed their appreciation at being recognised and honoured for their contribution to the development of the Public Service.

Below is the list of 2018 Retirees:

A. Monica Cills-Hodge          BVI Technical Vocational Institute

Alicia Paul                           Department of Information Technology

Allene L. Brewley-Roach       BVI Health Services Authority

Almeda Blyden                    Adina Donovan Home for the Elderly

Almira Smith                       BVI Health Services Authority

Angel Sanchez                    Public Works Department

Ann Phillips                         Department of Motor Vehicles

Arlene Smith-Thompson      Office of the Deputy Governor

Atlee E. Chalwell                 Public Works Department

Caren Mactavious               Ministry of Education & Culture

Carlene Scatliffe                 Trade Investment Promotion & Consumer Affairs

Caroline K. Harrigan           Ministry of Education & Culture

Claudia A. Walters              Ministry of Education & Culture

Clement Williams               BVI Ports Authority

Cleone Maduro                   Department of Human Resources

Clifton Williams                  Department of Waste Management

Dale Lake                          Department of Disaster Management

Darlene D. Lettsome           Department of Agriculture

Deborah Maddox                Ministry of Finance

Delrice Mactavious             BVI Health Services Authority

Delvin Jennings                  Water & Sewerage Department

Derick Braithwaite              Facilities Management Unit

Earl Forbes                        Land & Survey Department

Florena Smith                    BVI Health Services Authority

Gavin Turnbull                   Department of Agriculture

George Maduro                  Department of Waste Management

Gregory Smith                   Department of Agriculture

Guy Hill                             Immigration Department

Gwendolee Barzey             Royal Virgin Islands Police Force

Hemchand Singh               Royal Virgin Islands Police Force

Heneto Rymer                   Department of Agriculture

Idalia Chinnery-White         Adina Donovan Home for the Elderly

Idalia Pickering                  Ministry of Education & Culture

Iris M. Edwards                 Department of Human Resources

Jack Brodie                       Social Development Department

Joycelyn Rhymer-Mack      Royal Virgin Islands Police Force

Julie Malone-Todman         Supreme Court

Kerry Chalwell                   Premier's Office

Leroy Grant                       Public Works Department

Lindsay F. Pereira              Department of Agriculture

Lira Farrington                   Magistrate Court

Lloyd Chung                      Department of Waste Management

Lorna Callwood- Creque     Royal Virgin Islands Police Force

Lorraine A. Walters            BVI Post

Mariet V. Cameron             Department of Human Resources

Marreth R. Smith               Department of Agriculture

Morvett Cannonier             Adina Donovan Home for the Elderly

Moviene Fahie                   Department of Agriculture

Ohenio M. Smith                Department of Waste Management

Paul Fenty                         Ministry of Education & Culture

Paulette McCleary              Land  and Survey Department

Phillipa Barry                     BVI Health Services Authority

Reginald Hodge                 Central Statistics Office

Reynold Huggins                Elmore Stoutt High School

Rudolph David                   Royal Virgin Islands Police Force

Rueben Thomas                Department of Agriculture

Sandra Rabsatt                 Ministry of Education & Culture

Sesilee Thomas                Social Development Department

Shanika Bradshaw            Immigration Department

Sharon Vazquez               Ministry of Education & Culture

Shyril Smith                     Ministry of Education & Culture

Siv Scatliffe                     Ministry of Education & Culture

Sydney Dougan                Adina Donovan Home for the Elderly

Thomas Bell                     Ministry of Education & Culture

Vadis Frett                       BVI Fishing Complex

Wendell Gaskin                Ministry of Finance

Wendell Parsons               Supreme Court & Passport Office

Wilford Vanterpool            Department of Motor Vehicles

Winston Maduro               Public Works Department

Wynford Hanley                Her Majesty’s Customs

Yvonne Rhymer                Ministry of Health & Social Development

3 Responses to “Retired Public Servants honoured for years of service”

  • What a Cow (20/10/2018, 21:03) Like (33) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is a lot of retirements
  • please (20/10/2018, 21:12) Like (11) Dislike (5) Reply
    HR please give me a break. I'm from right here. Retired and need a job and you all won't give me a job especially after that horrible hurricane. Where is the value? You all hire who you all want. Pure suffering, right in your own country.
    • all ah we (22/10/2018, 17:28) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
      Most or all if not mistaken ... RETIRED and Still working in government. COLLECTING 3 salaries when persons can’t get one job. Yall need to go home get out of other people way. Come on man! Greed is a sin also

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