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Sharie B.Y. deCastro named to Recovery Agency Board

- Gregory George is VG representative on Board
Ms Sharie B.Y. deCastro has in the past demonstrated a passion to see accountability and transparency in Government, even at one time publicly criticising the Minister for Communications and Works over the state of the roads, which she said were not value for money. Photo: VINO/File
Clergyman and young businessman Mr Gregory George is the representative from Virgin Gorda named to the Recovery and Development Agency Board. Photo: Facebook
Clergyman and young businessman Mr Gregory George is the representative from Virgin Gorda named to the Recovery and Development Agency Board. Photo: Facebook
Mr Robert A. Mathavious has been appointed Chairman of the Recovery and Development Agency Board. Photo: GIS/File
Mr Robert A. Mathavious has been appointed Chairman of the Recovery and Development Agency Board. Photo: GIS/File
The controversial Bill entitled ‘Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018’, which was brought to the House of Assembly by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) was voted on and passed with amendments on March 27, 2018. Photo: VINO/File
The controversial Bill entitled ‘Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act 2018’, which was brought to the House of Assembly by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) was voted on and passed with amendments on March 27, 2018. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Just as our newsroom had first and accurately reported back in February 2018 Mr Robert A. Mathavious has been appointed Chairman of the Recovery and Development Agency Board mandated by the United Kingdom to manage monies borrowed by the Territory to assist in its recovery and development following the catastrophic hurricanes of September 2017.

And Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) revealed during the Fourth Sitting of the Third Session in the House of Assembly on April 26, 2018 that businesswoman, former Virgin Islands Party (VIP) political candidate and former Miss BVI Sharie B.Y. deCastro has also been named to the Board.

deCastro is said to be the pick of the Leader of the Opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) who was tasked with identifying a young person to the Board.

Ms deCastro has in the past demonstrated a passion to see accountability and transparency in Government, even at one time publicly criticising the Minister for Communications and Works over the state of the roads, which she said were not value for money.

A representative from Virgin Gorda was also named to the Board. He is clergyman and young businessman Mr Gregory George.

The other board members are Ms Maria Mays of the Governor’s Office, Mr Clarence M. Faulkner and Mr Clyde Lettsome.

After heavy debate, the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency Act, 2018 was voted on and passed in the House of Assembly on March 27, 2018 and the Act came into force on April 23, 2018.

 “We are grateful to the named individuals for agreeing to take on this very important responsibility and look forward to the exemplary execution of their duties under the Agency Act,” Premier Smith had said.

28 Responses to “Sharie B.Y. deCastro named to Recovery Agency Board”

  • good (28/04/2018, 11:47) Like (45) Dislike (2) Reply
    Hon. Fahie I must say that you made a good selection. This is a very positive and progressive young lady.
  • To me (28/04/2018, 11:52) Like (32) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hon Fahie continues to make excellent selections for Boards. It is clear that he has the best for the country at heart.
  • okay (28/04/2018, 11:53) Like (48) Dislike (1) Reply
    All the best Ms DeCastro represent we the youths well. Good choice Hon. Fahie.
  • chad (28/04/2018, 11:55) Like (29) Dislike (5) Reply
    At least they can't accuse Fahie of only selecting persons for Boards and committees who are only from the 1st District. Fahie is a wise man.
  • clearer now (28/04/2018, 12:03) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
    I am clearer now that Fahie is a true leader. I like his selection of Attorney Anthea Smith for the Justice legal commission and I also like his selection now of Miss DeCastro for the Recovery Board ( both of whom happen to be women). Smart moves Hon. Fahie. I commend you.
  • bbc (28/04/2018, 12:19) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good pick
  • It’s a good start (28/04/2018, 13:24) Like (31) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very intelligent, smart, and uncorrupted Virgin Islanders; however, we need to go further to include those who have actual experience in project development like Colin O’Neal, Roger Downing, certified green LEED [Leaders in Energy and Environmental Designs] advisor(s), and other specialized supply-chain experts to participate and to make sure how we intend to develop is sustainable and strategically-oriented, and would better “position” us to become more distincted and competitive than other competitors- be it tourism and otherwise. We cannot continue on the same generic direction that we were going before, or we shall surely sink to the bottom of the barrel. We have the opportunity to differentiate- right now- with this new start.

    • @its a good start (28/04/2018, 16:25) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
      I fully agree but I must enlighten you that those skilled persons will be selected to function on the Agency which directly deals with the projects being done.
      • It’s a good start (28/04/2018, 17:35) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
        @its a good start. Thanks for your enlightenment. We all in this thing together to vision a more sustainable and prosperous Virgin Islands for generations to come. All contributions are required at this time to make sure we succeed in this new mission.
  • Get paid (28/04/2018, 16:18) Like (27) Dislike (3) Reply
    Beware of the Clergy Man!

  • Good choice/pick (28/04/2018, 16:35) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    There you go. That young woman is the perfect fit for the position.
  • Woman (28/04/2018, 19:08) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Love it. Ms. DeCastro, there you go girl. Andrew made the right decision.
    • who on the board cant run (29/04/2018, 07:10) Like (0) Dislike (16) Reply
      he don't want her to run?
      • Yes (29/04/2018, 09:04) Like (0) Dislike (7) Reply

        he fr*g she too?

        • @LOL (29/04/2018, 10:57) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
          I guess Andrew is clearing his political slate indeed and Young deCastro has decided to give up on political office, at least for now. She does need some experience and maturity so may (whether intended) be this is a futuristic move with another bid in mind in the elections after this one. I do believe NDP will won the elections but it will still be interesting to see the candidates the VIP can field.
        • @LOL (29/04/2018, 11:34) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
          You sound so stupid
  • OMG (28/04/2018, 20:11) Like (6) Dislike (18) Reply
    A CEO who is NDP, a promising young lady that is VIP, a clergy man that is NDP, a former permanent sec who is NDP, a former social security officer who is NDP, and an unknown who is no P. So the VIP is out numbered 4 to 1 with an unknown vote so the country will continue to do good.

    The same out come will be in our elections.

    NDP all de way.
  • No Work.. (28/04/2018, 21:07) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    My Rent in 2 months arears.. Any help for me!
  • Hmmm (28/04/2018, 21:58) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Grea Choice! Ms. DeCastro will do a great job.
  • ausar (29/04/2018, 08:28) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good choice, Hon. Fahie

    But I nust caution you: Leave the old guard Barristers out of this

    Let the up and coming Barristers of today get a chance in the representation of todays politics for an ever changing Virgin Islands of tomorrow!
  • Jimmy smith (29/04/2018, 14:39) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    The NDP government is comfortable using the same folks over and over, and expecting new results. No offense but Mr. Mathavious should be trying to exit stage left after more than 40 years as public servant, fresh out of ideas and talk about cronyism , he is the inventor he tried to surround himself with people who either licking or kissing his ass , and I mean that literally.
    • Hmmm (29/04/2018, 19:15) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Hater! I wish you would like to be Dr. Mathavious! Can you fill his role!
  • Vg dog. (29/04/2018, 17:08) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Oil nut Jonson got his pet dog on the board to push the airport for his rich frends. As long as the preacher brother working there that s another vote as well' roger Downing not available unless he come back from heaven.
    • Zoom zoom (29/04/2018, 23:30) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      So wait a minute who the hell told you roger went to heaven
    • The Airport.. (01/05/2018, 02:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      An Airport is a business, A business need customers.. Customer like valu for money and quality service..A new Airport can be good and can be bad.. St Marten and the BVI use to have in the 80s and 90s the rudess set of immigration officers. Now St Marten have some of the nicest immigration officers because they see the decline in visitors and came to the realization that customers have choices.. They don't have to go to a country to get insults. All over the Caribbean now the immigration service has improved interms of of pleasantry , efficiency and speed.. We have a way to go in the service first impression approach..Even the regional Airport security are more service friendly more effective in processing customers quickly.... Every country is now competing for the tourist dollar and improving the visitors experience to a more friendly one... Our first impression service can turn our new airport into a failure or success . depends.. Its a business and customers have choices....
  • Kitchen.. (01/05/2018, 02:11) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    She would have won her at large seat next election.. If she cannot run to me its a bad decision. .VIP giving up a sure seat increasing the chances of NDP again...


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