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December 1st, 2022
‘In every example’ clients were right in complaints against public officers- Archer Jr

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI– Aiming to add more accountability to the public service, Deputy Governor David D. Archer Jr said systems are in place to both commend and make complaints as it relates to public service performance and that findings so far have shown the client is usually right.

November 26th, 2022
Has the civil service been paralysed after arrests & CoI report?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - One of the erroneous narratives coming out of the one-man Commission of Inquiry (CoI) 2022 Report led by British national Sr. Gary R. Hickinbottom, was that the local people are all corrupt and the United Kingdom with their appointed UK nationals as Governors and Police Commissioners are pure and the saviors.

October 14th, 2022
T&T-based PwC inks 300k contract to conduct Public Service Compensation Review

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands has signed a contract with Trinidad-based consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services Limited (PwC) to conduct a public service compensation review for a period of nine months at the tune of $300k.

September 13th, 2022
Queen’s Funeral: Monday Sept 19, 2022, a special holiday in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Virgin Islands Governor, H.E. John J. Rankin, CMG, has designated Monday, September 19, 2022, a special holiday in the territory, which is the day designated for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in the United Kingdom (UK).

September 13th, 2022
Public servants told to 'dress sensitively' to mourn Queen’s death

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Public officers in the Virgin Islands are being told to dress sensitively as a national period of mourning for the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is being observed in the Territory.

June 28th, 2022
Director of Customer Service post being introduced into public service

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With calls continuing for improved customer service in Government, now comes news that the post of Director of Customer Service is being introduced to enhance the Customer Service Care Centre in the Public Service.

April 23rd, 2022
Keisha Holder-Lopezz appointed Chief Surveyor @ Survey Department

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Professional surveyor Mrs. Keisha Holder-Lopez has been appointed as Chief Surveyor effective April 4 for a period of two years following the approval of His Excellency the Governor, Mr. John Rankin, CMG.

March 2nd, 2022
UK needs to be held 'accountable' in this partnership too!- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Host of the Honestly Speaking radio programme Mr Claude O. Skelton Cline has bemoaned the fact that the United Kingdom (UK) arm of Governance is not being held to account in the Virgin Islands (VI).

January 28th, 2022
Some 660 public servants now eligible for retirement- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A total of 660 public officers in the Virgin Islands (VI) are now eligible for retirement, if they so wish, according to information coming out of the 2022 reports of the deliberations of the Standing Finance Committee (SFC).

December 15th, 2021
Resources raised to aid Public Officer left paralysed after accident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In an effort to assist Public Officer, Colin Stevens with his rehabilitative efforts following a paralyzing accident, the Public Service of the Virgin Islands have partnered with businesses and non-profit organizations to raise funds and offer support.

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