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‘There’s something of a bright side’ to DPP’s departure- David D. Archer

- said Kim Hollis’ wealth of experience will be missed
Deputy Governor David D. Archer, left, in a press release today, October 9, 2019, confirmed Virgin Islands News Online’s story published October 8, 2019, that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and United Kingdom (UK) national, Kim Hollis QC, right, has tendered her resignation. Photo: Facebook/Pinterest
According to Deputy Governor Mr David D. Archer, with Ms Kim Hollis’ departure, an opportunity now exists for the next Director of Public Prosecutions to rise to meet the challenge of this post and called on others to consider employment with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Photo: VINO/File
According to Deputy Governor Mr David D. Archer, with Ms Kim Hollis’ departure, an opportunity now exists for the next Director of Public Prosecutions to rise to meet the challenge of this post and called on others to consider employment with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “For those rising through the legal profession, there is something of a bright side to Ms Hollis’ departure: An opportunity now exists for the next DPP to rise to meet the challenge of this post and I call on others to consider employment with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution and in other roles needed to ensure optimum functioning of this critical Office.”

This is according to Deputy Governor Mr David D. Archer who, in a press release today, October 9, 2019, confirmed Virgin Islands News Online’s story published October 8, 2019, that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and United Kingdom (UK) national, Kim Hollis QC, had tendered her resignation.

Mr Archer also confirmed Ms Hollis will depart in December 2019.

Ailing family member

The Deputy Governor said he was “sad to share” that Hollis, who has served the territory as the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) since 2016, has decided to leave the public service in December “as a result of the need for her to take care of an ailing family member.”

Mr Archer further said Ms Hollis’ wealth of experience will be missed.

“I wish to extend my personal thanks for the admirable work she has put in at a demanding post. As a territory, we’ve benefitted not just from Ms Hollis’ skills in the courtroom, but also from her leadership, as she has shared much with her team of prosecutors, the entities she advises within the Government, and with the greater legal fraternity in the territory.”

The DDP, Mr Archer said, has shared with him her personal commitment to offer any transitional support to the next holder of the post and he commends her for this professional gesture.

“As we work toward achieving the goals of the Public Service Transformation Programme I look forward to the changes that we expect will emerge within the Office of the DPP as well as other legal departments of Government who play a critical role in advising Government members on a variety of legal issues.

“Please join me in extending thank you to the Learned Kim Hollis, QC for the time she has committed to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution. I wish her God’s blessings and a successful extended professional career. Thank you,” Mr Archer wrote.

See link to related story:

http://www.virginislandsnewsonline.com/en/news/dpp-kim-hollis-qc-abruptly-resigns

6 Responses to “‘There’s something of a bright side’ to DPP’s departure- David D. Archer”

  • Jordana (09/10/2019, 16:38) Like (11) Dislike (10) Reply
    Hmmm at Mr. Archer ..You had an excellent candidate in Valston Graham, but you all chose Hollis .. I believe Graham would have remained in this post.. instead SK is reaping his benefits and not us.. very bad decision to not choose Graham when we had the opportunity someone who was already in our system.
  • Outlaw (09/10/2019, 21:00) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply

    I only hope they will look long and hard and make the right choice. Since Terrence Williams we have not really had a DPP who had rally step up to the plate and make a meaningful contribution and make that office a better place to work. Mr. Archer, it seems to me that the department of HR have a serious problem in selecting the right people for the job and is also rewarding people for inefficiency.

    • Hmmm (10/10/2019, 06:30) Like (16) Dislike (3) Reply
      Terrence would have still been here if we could stop judging people based on where they are from.
      If u have an excellent expat getting the job done, why chase him away? Embrace these people and make them part of your society. The U.S, Canada, Britain etc are more powerful because of the contribution made by immigrants.
      The BVI has excellent expat nurses, doctors, lawyers, mechanics, teachers but instead of appreciating them, we spend most of our time bickering about who from here and who not from here. It's not where u from that determines how well u do a job. It's your training, experience and character.
  • Informed (10/10/2019, 08:43) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am not sure who wrote this speech for you Mr. Archer, but SMH!
  • Check and See (10/10/2019, 23:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Governor going to appoint another UK national, after all he said he's the head of the Public Service.
  • i from here (11/10/2019, 06:46) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply

    Ar**er is fake he don’t always support locals



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