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Vance M. Lewis & Vincent Wattley In! as top brass of TRC Board

- Appointments to be made via motion @ Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 HoA sitting
Current Chief Executive Officer of the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park (TPP), Mr Vance M. Lewis, left, has been recommended to sit as Chairman of the Board at the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission for a period of three years with effect from February 1, 2020. Mr Vincent Wattley, right, has been recommended to serve as Deputy Chairman. Photo: VINO/Facebook/File
The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) is responsible for regulating the Telecommunications sector in the Virgin Islands. Photo: TRC
The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) is responsible for regulating the Telecommunications sector in the Virgin Islands. Photo: TRC
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Current Chief Executive Officer of the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park (TPP), Mr Vance M. Lewis, will now sit as Chairman of the Board at the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission for a period of three years with effect from February 1, 2020.

This is according to the Order Paper for the Fifth Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) released today February 19, 2020, with the sitting scheduled for tomorrow, February 20, 2020, where Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) will move a motion.

The Order Paper noted that following proper procedures, the Minister with responsibility for telecommunications, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R1) has, after consultation with the Leader of the Opposition Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8), recommended to the Cabinet the appointment of Mr Vance M. Lewis as Chairman.

As such, Premier Fahie will move a motion at tomorrow’s sitting to appoint Mr Lewis as the Chairman of the Board, and he will also appoint Mr Vincent Wattley following similar recommendations to serve as Deputy Chairman for the same period.

The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) is a statutory body responsible for regulating the telecommunications sector of the  Virgin Islands which includes some four carriers, Flow, Digicel (BVI), CCT Global Communications and BVI Cable TV.

Additionally, the TRC is also responsible for issuing radio and TV station licenses and awarding radio frequencies among other duties and is also responsible for promoting the development of telecommunications throughout the VI.

Mr Lewis will effectively replace previous Chairman Mr C. Michael Thomas who was re-appointed for two years starting March 21, 2017, after serving from February 13, 2015, in the role.

17 Responses to “Vance M. Lewis & Vincent Wattley In! as top brass of TRC Board”

  • Steve (19/02/2020, 18:57) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply
    Bring back Cable T.V. forgot what T.V. look like..LOL LOL
    • Strupps!! (20/02/2020, 17:29) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      They couldn't find a LOCAL to chair the board. This man did nothing for Lime. What does he have to offer now.
  • 100% vip (19/02/2020, 19:35) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
    I,m upset with this move why time one man on both government board only he can eat same foolish ndp was doing my this government doing we talk about mark gaving Lewis top job other other people have to eat whaten to young people same old people who already have
  • @steve. (19/02/2020, 20:39) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    We really need cable TV. ... Maybe they can't find no investors....So Long I hear CCT will reopen cable TV. . So long. .. hmmm..
  • WHAT!!!! (19/02/2020, 21:51) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    But with they do anything about our poor and highly priced internet service, or just keep giving the suppliers more time to get their shi** together and give us value for money?
  • Well Sah (20/02/2020, 00:00) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    A former flow worker head of the TRC? Egar on 2 boards collecting 2 checks?
  • Hodgie (20/02/2020, 01:40) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply
    TRC need to be scrapped. Waste of time and taxpayers money.
  • Not good (20/02/2020, 02:24) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    But Vance is an ndp
  • jack (20/02/2020, 08:39) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
    Vance NDP will always be ndp.,give other people a chance. He do not even like Fahie.
  • Zero Change (20/02/2020, 09:17) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    The former head of one of the phone companies responsible for overpriced under performance is now head of the Commission that should be pushing for improvements and reccomended changes. Vance was basically head of TRC under Mark as his advisor. We can all see how that turned out. This appointment is a complete waste of tax payer money. Expect Zero Change!
    • @Zero (20/02/2020, 11:05) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      You are absolutely correct. Sad to say Vance is a nice guy but a complete waste of time when it comes to getting things done. Look at the pier park under his tenure as CEO.
  • Villager (20/02/2020, 11:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    wrong move .
  • You guys just dont get it (20/02/2020, 11:14) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    There is no difference between the NDP and VIP. Don't you all see that? Same players, same game! We need to stop being so tied to a party because at the end of the day the are all the same. Government will never be the answer to every problem we face.
  • ok (20/02/2020, 13:32) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Joke... This board needs people that know what they doing and going get things done... nothing has been getting done from day one, so scrap the dam thing already man....
  • Jane (20/02/2020, 14:54) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who is regulating the regulators? TRC regulates a tiny industry but every single part of that (technology roll-out, price control, customer service, competition) is the worst. We have the most expensive internet service in the World. It would be better for BVI to save that money spent on TRC (which by the way is now taking on a whole other floor at L&M Business Centre) was given to community projects like YEP, FSN or VISAR, which actually make a meaningful difference to people's lives. TRC is not fit for purpose and needs to be shut down.
  • Gosh (20/02/2020, 22:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So what happen to Mr Malone?


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