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Ronald E. Georges In! Paula G. Chester-Cumberbatch Out! as BVIHSA CEO

Dr Georges was snubbed some three years ago when he first applied for the job and although he is well qualified for the position, the job was instead given to Trinidad & Tobago national Paula G. Chester-Cumberbatch. Photo: VINO/File
The Government-owned Peebles Hospital. Photo: VINO/File
The Government-owned Peebles Hospital. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Under pressure for their history and legacy of not hiring locals for top jobs, the National Democratic Party (NDP) through its Cabinet has appointed local medical specialist Dr Ronald E. Georges as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the BVI Health Services Authority.

Dr Georges was snubbed some three years ago when he first applied for the job and although he is well qualified for the position, the job was instead given to Trinidad & Tobago national Paula G. Chester-Cumberbatch.

Start date?

Although Dr Georges was appointed by Cabinet a few weeks ago, it is still unclear when the new CEO will take up duties.  According to sources close to the Authority, no formal letter has been sent to him as of publication time. 

The BVI Health Services Authority has been rocked in recent years by a number of lawsuits (most settled in-house), professional staff departure, poor treatment of locals, financial survival issues and questions about the quality of services.

The BVI Health Services Authority is a statutory body under the Ministry of Health and Social Development.

19 Responses to “Ronald E. Georges In! Paula G. Chester-Cumberbatch Out! as BVIHSA CEO”

  • Jaigon (29/10/2018, 17:53) Like (46) Dislike (7) Reply
    The stone that the builder refused now becomes the head corner stone. This young BVISLANDER was rejected in 2016. I wonder what can he do now that he couldn’t have done then. Put BVILanders in position, they are capable like any other in getting the job done. Far too long we overlooked our own people will foreigners suck the sweets out of the land. Congratulations Dr. Georges. We expect great things from you
  • shark (29/10/2018, 18:04) Like (14) Dislike (13) Reply
    Well Paula you have departed,good riddance,gannny always say he who gets the last laugh gets the best laugh.what have you done for the time you were at Peebles not a dam thing.
    • Do not blame her (29/10/2018, 21:51) Like (15) Dislike (7) Reply
      Paula by far one of the best CEO don’t let nobody fool you she was for the people it is the high powered executive the cause of Ms Cumberbatch untimely resignation ..
      • Horse pisss (30/10/2018, 14:38) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        For what people? When up to this date she haven’t meet with any of the staff members nor were we educated of her plans/ vision for the organization and its staff... Oh please!
  • Bout time! (29/10/2018, 18:39) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    Congrats! Dr. Georges.
  • facts (29/10/2018, 18:53) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
    Under pressure is right but we still don't want ronnie
  • Finally (29/10/2018, 19:37) Like (24) Dislike (2) Reply
    It's about time. At least the Minister of Health didn't go to St. Lucia to find someone.
  • PURE POLITRIC (29/10/2018, 20:18) Like (21) Dislike (5) Reply
    Election Is Around the Corner The Trini Cannot Vote So They Play Trick A Treat With Our Home Boy.
    Mental Slavery At It FULLEST.
    • legacy (30/10/2018, 07:22) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply

      Hope he does something that none before has done. Create some relevancy and importance between police and health care workers. Reward health Care workers accordingly, they serve well. Show them the respect and appreciation... As a Person Join the police force they become a belonged.  Resident How wrong can it be to award Medical professional with ten yrs service " residents status"... We don't even remember the names of those that serve before because they have done nothing courageous thats unpopular but right. Hence they have no true legacy, Godly things are always unpopular in an ungodly world...

      • Longlook we come from (02/11/2018, 15:01) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        Half or more of you guys don't need to be here PERIOD. YOU WOULD'VE NEVER GOTTEN those position where you came from ...Now you talking bout residency... Hog wash ! Treat the patients like dogs, please, do us a favour the more leave the quicker the better. The BVI have more than enough QUALIFIED PEOPLE HERE THAT COULD DO BETTER WORK .......... geeeeesh man!
  • Fahie boi (29/10/2018, 20:29) Like (16) Dislike (3) Reply
    Now that you have the mantra time to clean up the executive board.
    • Clean up time! (30/10/2018, 16:42) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Agree, some don't know a crock what they are doing. How some got their position, I still trying to figure out.
  • Just say "No" (30/10/2018, 04:54) Like (20) Dislike (6) Reply
    He better off turning this position down. There is no date for him to start. There is nothing he is going to get done. There is no money. The Minister is begging for VG Hospital.. These Politicians are not serious its all a game. He can't spoil his good name with politicians that playing games.. I think saying no. Thank u was the way to go. That shows a man of princple, courage, confidence,. Especially knowing they rejected you.. U have to now question their motive and if they really have confidence in U.
  • voter (30/10/2018, 05:30) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ndp must still go
  • Anselm (30/10/2018, 06:58) Like (18) Dislike (3) Reply
    The NDP is straight up DUTTY.
  • asking for a friend (30/10/2018, 10:15) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
  • staff (30/10/2018, 12:06) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply

    I am sorry but Ronald is an ***. Not because you have a medical degree means you know a dam thing about how to run a hospital. He can barely run his own business. We need a strong head....tired of weak LEADERS!!

  • one ah we (02/11/2018, 09:02) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    She had no cause there in the first place ... that hospital has a lady/girl in HR ..DL .. if allyo don't see it ,you'll never gain ... not a local person working there.. then ggo airport, ALL the security personell is lil dutty down island gurls to be searching ppl ... Come on this government is lost without a cause ..Could you leave from here , go to their country and get government jobs? What start wrong will always end wrong

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