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Cabinet grants approval for RVIPF lease space & more

Hurricane Irma had ravaged the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) headquarters in Road Town. Photo: VINO/File
Cabinet also approved the appointment of Dr Georges as CEO of the BVI Health Services Authority. Photo: VINO/File
Cabinet also approved the appointment of Dr Georges as CEO of the BVI Health Services Authority. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands, chaired by His Excellency Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert at a meeting on October 18, 2018, at the Premier’s Office recently granted approval for a number of items.

The approval granted includes lease space for the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force and a CEO appointment according to a statement from the Cabinet Office published on October 26, 2018, via the Government Information Service. 

Approval given

“Approval [has been] given to leasing office space from Road Town Wholesale Trading Limited (RTW) to accommodate the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) for a period of one (1) year retroactively from 1st April 2018 until 31st March 2019,” the statement said.

An exemption of customs duty for 2 farmers was also granted for agricultural equipment valuing over $100,000 to restore their poultry farms that were devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria of 2017. 

Cabinet also approved the appointment of Dr Ronald E. Georges as CEO of the BVI Health Services Authority under the Ministry of Health and Social Development and a Bill entitled, Nurses and Midwives Act, 2018 to be introduced for its first reading in the House of Assembly at its next convenient sitting.

The bill seeks to bring the industry in line with modern practices and to strengthen the framework for nursing in the Territory.

9 Responses to “Cabinet grants approval for RVIPF lease space & more ”

  • VIP all the way (05/11/2018, 21:47) Like (19) Dislike (5) Reply
    Thank god for fahie he push this issue of going public
    • asking for a friend (05/11/2018, 22:10) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      How much is the rent?
    • wize up (05/11/2018, 22:47) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
      @ VIP all the way: all movements conducted by government have to public knowledge: the current hush hush private conduct have to come to an end: government business is public business.....
    • @VIP all the way. Sad (06/11/2018, 07:36) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      An agenda to pay rent is not a good Agenda. Its VIP and NDP. Rent Agenda have us in this hole. Imagine paying over 2 millon in rent a month using tax payers money. Add that for 5 yrs. Government have land they can build.. This is not an Agenda to praise Anyone for... Police do need the space..
      • wize up (06/11/2018, 09:52) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ sad: I don’t think any administration will be in a hurry to house government facilities; the current system allows funds to channeled:
  • wize up (05/11/2018, 22:51) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    @ asking for friend: ask the commissioner or the can only imagine; another 30 thousand per month and how secure is that location
    • @ Wise up... To add (06/11/2018, 07:30) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Agree. We will soon find out who that $30. 000. Going to.. It definitely won't be a local.
  • Lord o (06/11/2018, 07:27) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hope its not a lot more of our tax money in that big expensive super market all Wxhxte owned PocketPocket. Time these government wise up and build there own, our own,, nothing is better than have n your own. Its a better long termTerritory investment.
  • Poulty Farm (06/11/2018, 14:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Excellent news and deserved, what happened to the 10 year exemption for business start ups? (which Skelton handed out to all his companies) No reason we should be importing chicken and eggs, good luck

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