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‘Communications Specialist’ Angela U. Burns given consultancy with Premier’s Office

- Consultancy contract to run from June 1, 2024- May 31, 2025
Veteran media practitioner Angela U. Burns, who has worked for several local, regional and international news agencies, has landed herself a one-year consultancy contract with the Government of the Virgin Islands. Photo: LinkedIn
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Veteran media practitioner Angela U. Burns, who has worked for several local, regional and international news agencies, has landed herself a one-year consultancy contract with the Government of the Virgin Islands.

Burns, the Managing Director of AUB Media House, is one of the founders of Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) and served as a director for the news company for a brief spell.

According to a Cabinet Post-Meeting Statement on June 13, 2024, Cabinet on May 15, 2024, approved the appointment of Ms Burns, as a Communications Specialist, on consultancy with the Premier’s Office for a period of one (1) year with effect from June 1, 2024 to May 31, 2025.

Social Media Strategist & PR Consultant

On her LinkedIn page, Ms Burns described herself as a certified Social Media Strategist and Public Relations Consultant.

Ine the social media account, Burns disclosed that she holds an Associate of Arts Degree from H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) and a Diploma in Communication and Media Studies from Alison.

Meanwhile, the Meeting held at the Premier’s Conference Room in Cutlass Tower was chaired by His Excellency the Governor Daniel Pruce.

All Members were present, with the exception of the Minister for Financial Services, Labour and Trade; Minister for Education, Youth Affairs and Sports and the Attorney General, who were away on official business. Solicitor General Mrs. Jo-Ann WilliamsRoberts attended as the acting Attorney General.

36 Responses to “‘Communications Specialist’ Angela U. Burns given consultancy with Premier’s Office”

  • Wha she smell so? (13/06/2024, 14:53) Like (5) Dislike (13) Reply
    Face all kinda make up
  • NICK (13/06/2024, 15:01) Like (3) Dislike (17) Reply
    Which international news agency did she work? And did you say she hold a art degree! No wonder journalist in bvi keep drawing photos and exploring their paintings on the news,,to be a journalist you should have a law degree and interact with business community along with economics and social development, the people of this country what's to know why food prices keep escalating,why sign contracts haven't commence, or should I say the government pays the vino not to investigate there under profile project so the UK government wouldn't send on another COI?
    • @NICK (14/06/2024, 01:06) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
      an associate of arts is not an art degree dummy jesus christ ya'll special in this place
      • jack (14/06/2024, 11:27) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        No wonder why rich people send there children to overseas to study because they know the crappie education that comes out of the high school,
    • lol (14/06/2024, 12:48) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      There has got to be a place for people like. LOL.
  • CSC (13/06/2024, 15:02) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Pleisase , the Consultancy business is very profitable. I can tell you $16000 monthly.
  • well done (13/06/2024, 15:05) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
    Congratulations Angela!!! You are a very pleasant lady and I wish you the best.
  • Jsck (13/06/2024, 15:07) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
    Why is the premier office still at cutlass tower? 7 years pass and you mean to tell me government building hasn't finished for this dude to return to his office?yet all these contact are signing?or the government helping his friend by giving them rent with our tax payers money, this government needs to go,hurricane season is in the air God to put these sockers in the air.
  • Wow. (13/06/2024, 15:16) Like (12) Dislike (11) Reply
    Congrats my dear friend..What happen to Cindy. Lorna Cindy ans her children need to eat. She is your loyal defender, all when you wrong and you are always wrong she find reasons to defend you. She lost friend defending you..Lots of us think that you are a failure but Cindy always in your Corner. Lord man offer her something..Even a $60 gran annual contract to coordinate events or put her on 2 of your boards so she can get a little income. She pretending but she got it hard..
    • VOTER6BVI (13/06/2024, 18:47) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
      • @VOTER6BVI (14/06/2024, 15:49) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        The jobs are public jobs and if in this small place we continue to move people because they supported another party we are not going any where soon. What if we really do go independent buddy? You all are sickening.
  • What... (13/06/2024, 15:38) Like (20) Dislike (5) Reply
    Is a "certified" social media strategist? You post once a day on Facebook and Instagram?

    Also...Alison isn't an accredited/internationally recognized school for anything.
    • pat (14/06/2024, 12:55) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
      Stop hating, will you? Be happy. Don't grudge people. Mighty God of Daniel. Who ayo fa buddy?
  • Wow! (13/06/2024, 15:54) Like (26) Dislike (6) Reply
    A Communications specialist and not even a Bachelors degree. Should have up to a Masters to be given a consultancy contract. Just sayin.
  • Interested (13/06/2024, 16:01) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
  • foreign (13/06/2024, 17:35) Like (18) Dislike (7) Reply
    All these negative energy comments ain't making no sense. We black people need to stop with the crabs in a barrel syndrome. If it was a white person who had gotten this job yall won't have the balls to say one word. Congratulations to you Angela on your achievement. Always admired you.
  • asura (13/06/2024, 17:56) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    ha ha only the crazy girl did not get a job..she vex in and out of court looking free money government he he ha
  • lol (13/06/2024, 18:17) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    Cronyism. This behaviour is what got us a COI and order in Council. Not the UK our own government’s failure to govern properly.
  • Nippe Jost van (13/06/2024, 18:43) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Because she stayed in BVI and did not do like the rest, they went to the UK because she did not qualify. She once sold information that the BVIEC workers provided to her and she sold it to the BVIEC administrator.
  • I Suspect (13/06/2024, 20:33) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    This is all about rubbing dirt in Cindy's face. Some things will never change...Cindy...get a job.
  • ReX FeRal (13/06/2024, 21:39) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Some of you bloggers straight up dutty and low down
  • Anonymous (13/06/2024, 21:53) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
    The Cayman Islands Ministry asks people to weigh in on PlanCayman, again

    Dog City and the condemed Randyke Gardens Apartments, in-addition to the Affordable Housing property that was built next to the Cox Lumber Store by Dog City, where the first Affordable Homes were initially built, could be re-developed possibly knocking down the existing homes and building Multi-Store Apartments or Condo complexes on multiple floors to provide existing home owners and there families an apartment or condo and selling the other affordable apartments or condos to low and middle income Caymanians to repay the cost to build them

    New Multi-Store Affordable Apartments or Condos could have a pool or pools and possibly other amenities like:

    A Gym
    Net Ball Courts
    Basketball Courts
    Squash Room(s)
    5-A Side Football

    Monthly Strata Payments are part of the expenses in owning an Apartment or Condo and so is Building(s) and Yard Maintance, in-addition to Home and Life Insurance

    Home and Life Insurance is a bank requirement for a bank mortgage and are usually included and paid monthly by making Monthly Strata Payments

    If Cayman Islands Government Builders & Developers "PWD" Public Works Department, "CINICO" Cayman Islands National Insurance Company & the "CIDB" Cayman Islands Development Bank could engage themselves into a mutual agreement to build Affordable Apartments/Condos for Caymanians at cost, that would only include the cost of building materials and labor, eliminating the regulor construction contractors builders profits; and selling these apartments or condos at the building cost, hundreds of Caymanians would be able to own there own home, apartment or condo with a viriety of sporting athletic activities, an Affordable Day Care Center(s) with an after school home work Child Care Center

    These Multi-Store Affordable Apartments / Condos could be built in each district in the Cayman Islands of:

    George Town
    Bodden Town
    North Side
    East End
    West Bay &
    Cayman Brac

    for low and middle income Caymanians earning less than $2,000 or $3,000 per month

    These Multi-Family Affordable Apartments / Condos could also include a covered seating Food Court(s) like what is in the US Malls with Multiple Food Vendors selling local food like Turtle, Oxtail, Conch etc.... to Chicken n Chips and Jerk Chicken for Caymanian families may have a comfortable mixed use living development to live in

    A proper Day Care and an After School Home Work Child Care Study Area/Center ran by our government with three or four retired teachers that could assist or help Kids-At-Risk or our At-Risk-Youth

    Single Parent(s)

    Affordable Studio One Bedroom Apartments / Condos built by our Government Developers PWD, CINICO & CIDB and sold at the building cost of materials and labor only

    One Bed Room / Two Baths

    Kitchen / Dining & Living

    20' * 40' = 800□ @ $85□

    40 yr Mortgage - $68,000

    Interest Rate 6%

    Appx Monthly Pmt $425

    Monthly Strata appx $300

    Single Parent(s)

    Two Bedroom Apartments / Condos built by our Government Developers PWD, CINICO & CIDB and sold at the building cost of materials and labor

    Two Bed Room / Two Baths

    Kitchen / Dining & Living

    35' * 30' = 1050□ @ $85□

    40 yr Mortgage - $89,250

    Interest Rate 6%

    Appx Monthly Pmt $471

    Monthly Strata appx $300

    In-addition to proper After School Programs in each Multi-Family Complex could also offer Summer & Christmas Child Care Programs with PWD Maintaince Staff providing a Public/Private Partnership with the Government to maintain the apartments or condo premises
  • BUH AY AY (14/06/2024, 00:09) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
  • Sorry for Cindy.& Zan. (14/06/2024, 06:16) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    This seems like a direct shot at Cindy, meant to embarrass her and show her you either get on Board or suffer. Cindy is very stubborn, she is not heritage who turn tree snake for a few dollars...I thought Lorna would reach out to offer Cindy something. The truth is we only have to real Journalist Cindy and Zan and they are the most hated because they asked the tough questions, all the others looking friend and states. I can remember the days when Ralph Oneal threaten to deport Zan because he asked the good tough questions. If Ralph had answer the questions the BVI would have been in a better place because than saw the birth of corruption and was bringing it to light, trying to educate the public. Zan Lewis was our 1st COI commissioner that the VIP hated..
    • @ sorry for Cindy.. (14/06/2024, 11:02) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Ralph also hated Scott Bronstein who was with Beacon many years back. Only through transparency, genuine accountability and passion for a well rounded advancement of the BVI will we see real change in this place. Until then, the beat goes on.
  • ................................. (14/06/2024, 10:45) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply

    Crazy C**** was offered a job but she rather waste her time in court trying to hold the TB hostage over her position that was made redudent

    • Hmm (15/06/2024, 00:37) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      How can the position be redundant when tourism board still doing events? They make a big mistake letting her go under redundant basis. TB is not supposed to do events if they make her position redundant and if they decided to reactivate events then Cindy had to be offered the job first!
  • What? (14/06/2024, 11:00) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    We just cannot tame our public payroll...
  • Teachers Rule (14/06/2024, 11:25) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    yall take it easy on her please. that is her best smile.
  • Marthe (14/06/2024, 21:53) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Why is this only making the news ? This is not a new contract? I can understand if it’s being renewed, but it certainly is not new.
  • the world is watching (15/06/2024, 15:07) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    With just an associate degree and one can earn the title of being a consultant in one of the most prestigious offices in the country; this begs the question. And the five digit figure per month which far exceeds K10. is even more troubling. No wonder why the COI was requested. But it appears as if NO lessons were learnt from this comprehensive exercise. We’ll just wait and see.

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