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UPDATE: Ayana I. Glasgow-Liburd is new BVIHSA Chair

Mrs Ayana I. Glasgow-Liburd is the new Chairwoman of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Board. Photo: BVIHSA
Mrs Ayana I. Glasgow-Liburd, left, is receiving the support of ousted Chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority Board Mr John I. Cline, right. Photo: VINO/Facebook
Mrs Ayana I. Glasgow-Liburd, left, is receiving the support of ousted Chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority Board Mr John I. Cline, right. Photo: VINO/Facebook
Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL), left, had forced the Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), right, to ask for Mr John I. Cline’s resignation as BVIHSA Chairman. Photo: VINO/File
Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL), left, had forced the Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), right, to ask for Mr John I. Cline’s resignation as BVIHSA Chairman. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Months after the former BVI Health Services Authority (BVISA) Chairman Bishop John I. Cline was forced out by Premier and Leader of Government Business Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), the Authority now has a new Chairwoman.

It was at today’s April 20, 2017 continuation of the Sixth Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) that the body supported the motion to make Mrs Ayana I. Glasgow-Liburd the new Chairwomen of the BVIHSA.

The motion was brought to the HoA by Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL).

Mrs Glasgow-Liburd, who served as the Deputy Chairperson under Bishop Cline, enjoyed the support from all sides of the isle.

Leader of the Opposition Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) was one of the few who made reference to how Mr Cline’s tenure was ended when he was forced to resign after using his freedom of speech rights to agree with National Democratic Party spokeswoman and former legislator Mrs Eileene L. Parsons OBE, who called for the Ministry of Finance to be removed from Premier Smith and given to Hon Skelton.

The new Chairwoman, Mrs Glasgow-Liburd, will serve for 2 years with immediate effect.

See previous article published April 12, 2017

Ayana I. Glasgow-Liburd In! John I. Cline Out! as BVIHSA Chair

- Incoming Chairwoman enjoys the support of the former Chairman Bishop John I. Cline

Four months after Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) forced former BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Board Chairman John I. Cline to resign or face sacking, a new Chairperson will be appointed.

Deputy Chairperson of the Board, Mrs Ayana I. Glasgow-Liburd will become the new Chairwoman of the Authority when the House of Assembly (HoA) meets on April 18, 2017.

Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), an ally of former Chairman Bishop Cline, will move a motion to appoint Mrs Glasgow-Liburd as the new Chairwoman of the Board which falls under his Ministry.

I support her- John I. Cline

Former Chairman Cline said he supports Mrs Glasgow-Liburd’s appointment as she was an "effective deputy" and did "a wonderful job." Speaking exclusively to our newsroom, he said he is in agreement with her appointment as the Virgin Islands must be strategic with whom we appoint in the health care sector.

When asked if he regretted being sacked by Premier Smith, Mr Cline responded "it's their loss...We were doing a great job, there was no need for such to happen, but I am good."

Leader of Government Business Dr Smith forced the Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Skelton to ask for Mr Cline’s resignation because the religious leader agreed with National Democratic Party spokeswoman Mrs Eileene L. Parsons OBE that the portfolio of Minister of Finance should be given to Mr Skelton.

She has degrees, management experience

The incoming BVI Health Services Authority Chairwoman, Mrs Glasgow-Liburd holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, along with an MBA in Global Management. She is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and a Fellow of the International Compliance Association.

She is the Chief Executive Officer at Aleman, Cordero, Galindo & Lee Trust (BVI) Limited. The House of Assembly meeting of April 18, 2017 will be carried live on CBN Channel 51 at 10:00 AM.

25 Responses to “UPDATE: Ayana I. Glasgow-Liburd is new BVIHSA Chair”

  • one eye (12/04/2017, 13:44) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Well sah
  • ccc (12/04/2017, 13:52) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    If they did this to john what will they do yo me and you...ting to talk
    • Dale (12/04/2017, 16:16) Like (5) Dislike (14) Reply
      Do you have a job? If so, think about going to the media to say negative things about your boss and tell us if your key card work the following day?
  • Wallymore (12/04/2017, 15:08) Like (11) Dislike (14) Reply
    loyalty to your employer is paramount. Choose to move or be removed if you can no longer be loyal.
    That is life.
  • Hmmmm (12/04/2017, 15:17) Like (53) Dislike (6) Reply
    Out of the frying pan and into the fire.....she will be a bigger puppet!!!
  • fish (12/04/2017, 15:20) Like (22) Dislike (13) Reply
    She will do a good job
    • Jack B Nimble. (12/04/2017, 16:42) Like (28) Dislike (4) Reply
      The board need to be eliminated. Done with. Useless. Waste of money and time. Breeding ground for greed and victimization..
    • Smile (21/04/2017, 22:42) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      Yes, she will.
      Congratulations, Ayana.
  • weed (12/04/2017, 15:36) Like (26) Dislike (5) Reply
    we need the staff paid not a new board director
  • tola (12/04/2017, 15:58) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
    Welsah can anybody feel free to speak there mind anymore NDP can't wait for ayo to go mehson
  • Smile (12/04/2017, 16:17) Like (2) Dislike (13) Reply
    Weed, we need the staff to improve their service and they will be paid.
  • Not in favor. (12/04/2017, 16:41) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    We need a clean house fresh and new people new Ideas. Put the past behind and get forward and progressive thinking people. Not the kid that born of the goat..
  • ZA (12/04/2017, 16:45) Like (11) Dislike (6) Reply
    Congrats Ayana, You're competent and a professional, I know you will do a great job.
  • lord o. (12/04/2017, 16:50) Like (13) Dislike (7) Reply
    Who is she. Give us some background.
  • LOL (12/04/2017, 16:51) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
    Same difference. Who was her maid of honor?
  • Horna Man (12/04/2017, 17:06) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh well get on with it then. Lol
  • musa (12/04/2017, 18:20) Like (13) Dislike (8) Reply
    great move boss and i wish her all the best
  • Mr. P (12/04/2017, 21:03) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    It is hoped that Mr. ZZZZZZ can show the same willingness to fire others who speaking out like Ms. P and funny man
  • big girls rule (20/04/2017, 21:47) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    You go girl
  • Who Cares? (20/04/2017, 22:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    People got real work to do that don't spell cronyism.
  • wize up (20/04/2017, 23:26) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Thank God the post was not filled by a UK persons....
  • concern (21/04/2017, 01:39) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Good to see an offspring of a Virginislander fill the position. Only hope she will remember that Virginislanders must come first.and our young people must be given a chance. Our people are the same ones to cry out our people are not qualified, while they are more qualified than those saying so. They hire expatriates because they will kiss up to them,while our people will call a spade a spade. Too much injustice goes on in government hiring whether statutory bodies or government offices. That is the reason for all the mess.Incompetence on the job but he or she is someone's friend, family or can be easily manipulated. Give our qualified people key positions and forget party affiliation . Check the ministers and see who they hire in their private enterprise.
  • Liburd (21/04/2017, 18:23) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    why she removed the Glasgow?


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