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Rosalie Adams Out! David D. Archer In! as Deputy Governor

The tenure of Deputy Governor of the Virgin Islands Mrs Rosalie Adams, left, comes to an end on February 28, 2018. Mr David D. Archer, right, has been appointed to serve in the post. Photo: GIS/VINO
His Excellency the Governor, Mr Augustus J.U. Jaspert aka 'Gus' (in photo), has announced that Her Majesty has been pleased to signify though the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Mr David D. Archer’s appointment in accordance with section 36 (1) of the Virgin Islands Constitution Order, 2007. Photo: VINO/File
His Excellency the Governor, Mr Augustus J.U. Jaspert aka 'Gus' (in photo), has announced that Her Majesty has been pleased to signify though the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Mr David D. Archer’s appointment in accordance with section 36 (1) of the Virgin Islands Constitution Order, 2007. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Permanent Secretary in the Deputy Governor’s Office Mr David D. Archer has been appointed Deputy Governor of the Virgin Islands, replacing veteran civil servant Mrs Rosalie Adams.

This news site had first and accurately reported on January 8, 2018 that the post of Deputy Governor was advertised last year and that some four locals had applied, along with a British national.

However, today February 14, 2018, the Department of Information announced via a press release that Senior Liaison Officer to the Governor Mr Archer has been appointed Deputy Governor.

His Excellency the Governor, Mr Augustus J. U. Jaspert aka ‘Gus’, “has announced that Her Majesty has been pleased to signify though the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Mr. Archer’s appointment in accordance with section 36 (1) of the Virgin Islands Constitution Order, 2007. His appointment will take effect on March 1, 2018.”

Meanwhile, Mrs Adams, a former Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Premier, served in the post of Deputy Governor, firstly in an acting capacity from August 8 to 31, 2016, followed by a substantive appointment from September 1, 2016 to February 28, 2018.

The primary role of the Deputy Governor, in support of the Governor, is to oversee the management and development of the Virgin Islands Public Service; to lead the Public Service to ensure the effective delivery of the Government’s programme, and to maintain the highest standards of service delivery and good governance.

Mr David D. Archer

Mr Archer holds Bachelor of Science Degrees in Business Administration and Human Resources Management, Tennessee Wesleyan College, a Master’s Degree in Human Resources from the Robert J. Milano Graduate School, and a Masters of Business Administration from Capella University. He also completed certificate studies in Organisational Development at the Robert J. Milano Graduate School.  

He previously acted in the post of Deputy Governor from June 2 to July 31, 2016 and has over twenty years of Public Service experience with the Government of the Virgin Islands having joined the Service as a Professional Cadet in the Human Resources Department in 1997. 

He also held the posts of Senior Assistant Human Resources Manager, Human Resources Department from 1998 to 2001; Deputy Director, Human Resources Department from 2001 to 2003, Director, Human Resources Department from 2004 to 2010, and Permanent Secretary, Deputy Governor’s Office effective 2010.

Mr Archer was awarded a University of the West Indies Graduate Scholarship and granted study leave to pursue Doctoral studies in Economics effective August, 2016. He returned to the Public Service on January 15, 2018 and was appointed as Senior Liaison to the Governor in the Governor’s Office.

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63 Responses to “Rosalie Adams Out! David D. Archer In! as Deputy Governor”

  • Expected (14/02/2018, 18:31) Like (22) Dislike (7) Reply
    This is expected. He is being groomed for that job. He is a good choice..
  • chad (14/02/2018, 18:48) Like (17) Dislike (5) Reply
    Great News, a bvislander right for the job and well qualified. Congratulations brother David. I know you will do a great job. Thanks you Governor Jaspert.
  • Wendy (14/02/2018, 18:57) Like (14) Dislike (10) Reply
    Jesus, take wheel.
  • Deuces (14/02/2018, 19:32) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
    Congrats mr.archer.
  • END OF TIMES (14/02/2018, 19:49) Like (26) Dislike (12) Reply
    Its all over, this mark the sad end of the public servic. Public servants are now under the mark of the beast.
    • Endyourtime!! (14/02/2018, 21:41) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
      All you jokey, meh boi. The Public Service existed when we had dirt roads and no roads to West End. It survived then, come on, End of Times, do you think it will die because you said so? Get a history book and read and see where we were and how far we have come. Sounds like your time needs ending, mann.
  • Inorder (14/02/2018, 19:52) Like (19) Dislike (5) Reply
    The Community of the Second District offers congratulations to Mr. Archer on his appointment and also thank Mrs. Adams for her stellar contribution to the Public Service while she served as Deputy Governor.
  • ok (14/02/2018, 20:05) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who will now be appointed as the Senior Liaison Officer or that was just a stepping stone to DG post
  • Xxx (14/02/2018, 20:11) Like (30) Dislike (5) Reply
    I am sick to my stomach
  • consultant (14/02/2018, 20:13) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Congrats my keep up the good works
  • Boo (14/02/2018, 20:34) Like (23) Dislike (2) Reply
    David wanted this so desparately
    • Stopitman!! (14/02/2018, 21:36) Like (8) Dislike (8) Reply
      That's all you could find to say? If it was a Ching Chung you would be happy, right? Bunch of morons.
  • INJUSTICE (14/02/2018, 20:37) Like (28) Dislike (5) Reply
    Charmime must be turning in her grave
  • Bless you (14/02/2018, 21:10) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    Excellent choice Governor. Well done! Well prepared and ready.
    The civil service will be just fine. What makes it bad is people like those envious negative blogers.
    Continue the good works David. Who God bless no man curse. You are covered by prayer. Just do your best and leave the rest to Jehovah God.
    • @Bless you (15/02/2018, 09:42) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      I am always pleased to see my people hired in these positions of influence and yes David has been groomed with diplomacy and book knowledge for the position but one have to take the bad comments with the good.

      Myself and as I was told many others have experienced Mr. Archer's disregards towards 'Nation First' enterprising. Mr. Archer must remember that life is not about wealth and diplomacy and that the nation's people must come before all else'.

      (For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul? Matthew 16:26) So you have attended church all your life and so have your family does these visits give God's wisdom? 'No' wisdom is a gift. I pray that God will guide, and allow Mr. Archer to make wisher choices as it relates to the nation's natural resources, his people etc.
      • billyb (15/02/2018, 14:04) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
        Great when our people are hired, but think of the fact that "our people" are the same ones that are burying us alive
  • Pink Panther (14/02/2018, 21:21) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. Congratulations Archer continue to make us proud
  • Inspired (14/02/2018, 21:23) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    David is reliable, trustworthy and can be counted on to get the job done. He is a worker. Wish there were a few more like him in the service.
    I congratulate you Deputy Governor and support you with my whole heart.
  • wize up (14/02/2018, 22:01) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    an actual young person !!!!
  • B (14/02/2018, 22:09) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
  • But wait (14/02/2018, 22:10) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Is this a second district thing?
  • SMH (14/02/2018, 22:10) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Need some land in cgb via squatters right
    • Squatting (15/02/2018, 14:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Take some land down by the Wedding, clean it up, put down some seats for sunset watchers. That might be a nice piece for you to squat on since only vehicles are down there squatting now.
  • Comment (14/02/2018, 22:45) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    I will offer nothing more than Congratulations to Mr. Archer. I wish you the best in your quest to success.
  • help us lord (14/02/2018, 23:20) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    The article said he was awarded a scholarship in doctoral studies. Did he actually finish his studies then? or was study leave just to buy some time.
    • NOZIEUNOZIE (15/02/2018, 14:50) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      We are talking about appointment of Deputy Governor in a qualified Virgin Islander. You want to know bout further studies. Why you don't ask him when you see him. Best person to answer that for you. Stop this noseyniss in this blogging, man.
  • Lb (14/02/2018, 23:58) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    Congrats BowTie Man! There is no one more qualified or deserving of this honor. A rising tide floats all boats. So we trust in you to make the Service and territory a better one under your leadership! We are proud of you sir! Now get to work! Lol
    • Honournowdue (15/02/2018, 21:38) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
      Give honour to where it is due. It should be Mr. Archer now. No one goes around calling the Governor Mr. Blue Suit or Honourable Christian Mr. Best Long Tie. Put a handle on the man's name. Respect and honour those in authority. Look how far we have strayed from our African culture.
      • @Honournowdue (16/02/2018, 14:34) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Men of authority are to be respected, 'Only' God is to be honoured!
  • Music (15/02/2018, 03:04) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where are all those bloggers who were convinced the job would not go to a local?
  • Street reporter (15/02/2018, 06:36) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    Good Yet bad. A young professional BVIslander with good intentions will be given the task of signing off on the cutting of Government staff.. Then have to go before the cameras and explain why the cut and why these people... Won't be good.
    • Really!! (15/02/2018, 16:07) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      Well, they have certainly chosen the right one. He has already turned the public service up side down so he will just fit right back. All I will say is long run for morgah doggg.
      • Ourown!! (16/02/2018, 09:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Really, you not speaking with facts, right? Sounding like you jealous or speaking from the mouths of the ill-informed.
  • Jug. (15/02/2018, 07:24) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    @help us Lord: you seems to need some help in your life. If you are that idle and stupid all that is for you to find out. Always minding other people business. Try to be positive and encourage the younger generation.
    • Silly (15/02/2018, 09:24) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why are you attacking the person, you are not even refuting their comment. The problem with this society is that we pretend to be god fearing but refuse to follow the principles of the bible. Once again we turn a blind eye to evil when it is right infront of our face and wonder why is our country in the state it is in.
    • @JUg (15/02/2018, 11:44) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      I am asking a logical questions based on article about a public servant posted on a public newsite. How is that minding somebody's business? Please explain? You sound bitter and angry. Did I touch a nerve? My questions still remains though. Is he Dr. Archer now. Did he complete his training as stated in the article.
      • Jehovah is his name (15/02/2018, 15:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Help us Lord, only go by the facts written. When you see the individual, ask him. Any answer on here may not be correct. He is approachable; ask him that question.
  • . (15/02/2018, 09:31) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I knew that liaison thing to the Governor was a hoax.. congratulations on your appointment! Do right by the public service
  • Great News! (15/02/2018, 10:29) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Congratulations to Mr. Archer on this richly deserved appointment. He is perfect for the job, with the enviable combination of professionalism, talent, qualifications and vision. I have no doubt that his tenure as Deputy Governor will bring positive change to an ailing civil service. My very best wishes to him for the years ahead. He will do a fine job!
  • truth be told (15/02/2018, 11:07) Like (15) Dislike (9) Reply
    Another Mason proving that ungodly connections still can rise without merit.
    • Hiram (15/02/2018, 13:10) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      And they always take care of their own fellow Mason's, so be careful my people
    • So true (15/02/2018, 15:44) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      glad you see to be succesful in this island one have to sell there soul!! it sickning now
  • A Sad Example (15/02/2018, 11:18) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    We warn our young people against the Masonic Lodge and their ungodly practices and yet they keep placing each other in positions that affect and influence. Why are the Pastors so silent? We need to pray now more then ever.
  • chad (15/02/2018, 13:12) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    And his Aunt is the PS of the same office is that right?
    Seems to have been the plan
  • MYOB (15/02/2018, 15:23) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    And the two of them are Virgin Islanders working hard for the country. Study your lesson and stop trying to touch the Lord's anointed.
  • Wawa (15/02/2018, 20:45) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    You don't know s**t about what the Masons stand for. So to blighted you a bit wickedness and sorcery as you suggest is not on their list of things to do. As a mason you are taken from birth and nutured, you are then taught how to live a wholesome life and then it teaches one how to die as a Christian would. The only thing that is secret about Masons is the way we identify each other. Now shut your trap and read and become knowledgeable. Congrats DA. We are behind you in every step you make
    • truth be told (16/02/2018, 06:38) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Listen to your own words "taken from birth". Read what the founders of the Masonic movement said about themselves "every man a minister every lodge a temple of lucifarian darkness. You need to read and research.
  • M attire (15/02/2018, 23:53) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Google Mason bow tie.
  • brother (16/02/2018, 07:36) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    I pray protection over you and your family as always. You are a true and upright business man. You are a scholar a brother a gentleman a friend and a man that lives in and with his community. You know your people of the BVI and with this post I know you will be an effective fair & firm leader. Let not your heart be troubled. You are covered by the contiued prayers of muddy. Be blessed and guided by the GAOTU Sir. Congratulations Mr. Deputy Governor. Walk on.
  • WHY? (16/02/2018, 11:15) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    Send a boy to do a man's job is disaster in the making. Humble yourself, change your attitude. Perhaps then you might be able to execute. I believe there were better choices.
    • Whyaretard (16/02/2018, 21:18) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Name them nuh. You just to disagrable, you talking about boy doing man's job. Fire bun you, WHY. It's time we see great leadership. Lord our people full of jealousness in them.
  • Tafari Zharr (16/02/2018, 11:53) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Congratulations is in order.
  • Amen (17/02/2018, 04:57) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    He will not last
    • HailChosen (18/02/2018, 05:09) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply sounding like you hold the future man. I rebuke that negative talk and render those words powerless in the name of Adoni. Mr. Archer will do well. He is qualified and will do a
      great job.

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