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Rosalie Adams to be new Acting Deputy Governor

- not clear if she will eventually be named Deputy Governor, succeeding V. Inez Archibald CBE
Retired civil servant, Mrs Rosalie Adams is to be the new Acting Deputy Governor. Photo: VINO/File
David D. Archer (right) is currently the Acting Deputy Governor since Mrs V. Inez Archibald CBE (left) is on leave and is expected to exit the civil service in August. Photo: VINO/File
David D. Archer (right) is currently the Acting Deputy Governor since Mrs V. Inez Archibald CBE (left) is on leave and is expected to exit the civil service in August. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching our newsroom from our senior National Democratic Party (NDP) sources is that former civil servant and retired Permanent Secretary in the Premier's Office, Mrs Rosalie Adams will be named the new Acting Deputy Governor.

It is not clear if she is to eventually succeed long time Deputy Governor Mrs V. Inez Archibald CBE, who is out on sick leave but is expected to retire at the end of August 2016. 

A few days ago, the Deputy Governor’s Permanent Secretary David D. Archer was named Acting Deputy Governor, however, according to the same NDP source, he will not reportedly get the post of Deputy Governor.

Mrs Adams, who retired from the civil service two times before, first joined the service in 1967. Her qualifications include a Teacher’s Certificate and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science and a Master’s Degree from Bristol University in the United Kingdom. 

Low morale in the service

Morale in the civil service is low, with cries of victimisation, cronyism and promotion based on who supported the ruling NDP.

Some civil servants have made some damaging complaints about Ministers of Government and other senior civil servants, which our newsroom has not published. In some cases, we have urged them to go to the Police with their serious allegations.

The Deputy Governor sets the tone for the service and many are anxious to see the departure of Mrs Archibald.

The Deputy Governor’s post is a constitutional post. It is unclear when will be Mrs Adams’ first day on the job.

24 Responses to “Rosalie Adams to be new Acting Deputy Governor”

  • bvi (18/07/2016, 15:34) Like (27) Dislike (14) Reply
    Why them bring back that old woman and the young man can do the job
    • Sassy (18/07/2016, 15:53) Like (24) Dislike (8) Reply
      She is a good choice. We need persons with a certain amount of wisdom to hold such positions!

      Just be thankful there a seasoned locals to take the lead, or else UK will send someone. Which option do you prefer?
    • concern (18/07/2016, 16:11) Like (24) Dislike (10) Reply
      Did you ever consider with her age comes wisdom and integrity that the Government is lacking right now.... Mrs. Adams is a great choice..
    • Thats y we have to robbbbbbbbb (19/07/2016, 09:28) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      Give the youths a try
  • wize up (18/07/2016, 15:39) Like (15) Dislike (8) Reply
    When will the youth of the territory be given an opportunity
  • dem say (18/07/2016, 15:42) Like (16) Dislike (10) Reply
    Great choice woman of God!

  • one eye (18/07/2016, 15:44) Like (5) Dislike (11) Reply
    Good choice but too soft
  • nonsense (18/07/2016, 15:56) Like (9) Dislike (20) Reply

    David should get the damn job, no wonder the youth don't give a "$%& anymore. Keep bringing back these old thinkers and expecting new solutions.

  • Yes (18/07/2016, 15:59) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    baldhead giving the esteem all the inside scoop.
  • Welfare (18/07/2016, 16:15) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    I thought it was going to be the bigga from Social Security.
    • WHAT??? (18/07/2016, 21:23) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      Oh helllllllll no ohhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!
    • what meh backside (18/07/2016, 21:58) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      She. Not she. Dem too darn unfair. Hiring dem family and frends, cousins and people best frend and if the Forkner say hire a person they do with out qualifications ad mek um manager
  • ....... (18/07/2016, 17:45) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
    How many times do they intend to un retire this woman???? Shows how shallow our labor pool is boy....What a blow to Archer's ego...
  • WISE (18/07/2016, 18:07) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Why is the NDP Government bringing back a retired person for that job when there are qualified younger people in the service. Only NDP people cam get promotion even after reaching the retirement age and retired? This country is going backwards. Hope the governor can say no to such behavior. All Virginislanders pay taxes. All should be given a fair chance.
  • Jackstill (18/07/2016, 18:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hold your tongue. Be still and know that I am God. When the fullness of time comes, all will be made plain. So, Vino, the old men from over the hill used to say don't talk all. Vino, man, you does tell all the stories. You don't save some for a rainy day.
  • tretretrete (18/07/2016, 19:07) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    She is the better choice.
  • DON Q (18/07/2016, 20:03) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    I guest archer going study leave now
  • jack (18/07/2016, 21:02) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply
    let Ms Adams go play with her grandchildren please
  • reality (19/07/2016, 02:25) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Deputy Governor's everywhere you go are older , seasoned, experienced people. This type of post is not about giving young people a chance. Look at the candidates for President of USA they are older than Mrs. Adams , I don't hear anyone complain about their age
    BVI people wake up the truth is a serious job like this one has to be taken by a wiser head...the up and coming young professionals need to continue working hard, learning on the job and they will get these posts when the time is right. We just need to ensure we have the right young professional understudying for the job.
    The person who serves as Deputy Governor must also act as Governor and the UK government must approve that person...truth is they will always go for the experienced hand.
  • So Proud (19/07/2016, 08:07) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Younger professionals may feel that they can do the job and do it effectively, but they must realise that they have to creep before they can walk. It is one thing to have all the credentials necessary to perform efficiently, but it is common knowledge that experience is a necessary component to get the job done right.
    Mrs. Adams is an excellent choice, and I heartily congratulate her. I have every confidence that she will be a sterling ambassador for the Territory of the Virgin Islands.
  • WTF (22/07/2016, 16:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Waste of time.

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