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September 9th, 2019
Permanent Secretaries & Senior Managers discuss vision for Public Service

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following the new assignments of permanent secretaries, senior managers within the Public Service met to share their collective vision and to recommit to advancing the mandate of government.

August 21st, 2019
‘We still feel frustration in the public service’- CoP Matthews

WEST END, Tortola, VI- Commissioner of Police Michael B. Matthews has pleaded with Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to revisit some of the practices and procedures in the public service that may be outdated and may be causing unnecessary delays for projects and contracts to get off the ground.

August 1st, 2019
The Public Service is not for the faint of heart

Lorna M. George

Ever since I graduated from the BVI High School, now called the Elmore Stoutt High School, I have worked for the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI). I started my long journey as a laboratory trainee at Peebles Hospital. The years were terrible and horrible years to say the least. It was here that my Christian values and morals were tested and tried.

July 15th, 2019
73 Public officers to develop better service skills

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Seventy-three (73) public officers from across the Public Service recently participated in an interactive information sharing and profiling sessions designed to assist in formally documenting information about their skills.

June 24th, 2019
Premier Fahie, Ministers meet with Gov't Department Heads

Road TOWN, Tortola, VI - Heads of Departments across the Public Service were commended for their hard work and dedication when they were formally introduced to Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and his administration at a special meeting on June 13, 2019.

March 30th, 2018
'There is an appetite in some places to privatise some services' - Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Since the passage of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, the public servants have been on edge wondering if they will be laid off as Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance, was flip-flopping on whether job cuts will or will not be made.

February 12th, 2018
Cabinet approves blueprint for redesign of Public Service

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Below is a statement from Deputy Governor Rosalie Adams on the transformation of the Public Service.

February 13th, 2017
‘Oversized’ public service worries residents- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It’s no secret that the territory’s financial standing is not as robust as it once was, bearing in mind the constant attack on the Financial Services sector and the reports that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government raided the treasury to win the 2015 snap elections.

August 23rd, 2016
Shakeup in 9 top public service posts expected- Governor Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Reminding that the key to making any organisation effective is to ensure that the key leadership positions are filled by experienced and capable people, since “it is their energy that will empower people to give their best,” Governor John S. Duncan OBE has stated that some nine senior positions across the public service have already, or will shortly change.

January 12th, 2016
Deputy Governor puts Education Dept on blast for 'habitual late coming'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Governor Vivian Inez Archibald, CBE has lambasted members of the Public Service, in particular the Department of Education, for habitual late coming and for not displaying accountability and integrity as required and added that there must be consequences.

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