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New Chairpersons & Members for BVIPA, BVIAA & BVITB appointed

From left: Mrs Roxane Ritter-Herbert is the new Chairman of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA); Mr Theodore Burke is the new Chairman of the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) and Mrs Delma Maduro is the new Chairman of the BVI Tourist Board. Photo: VINO/BVIAA
United Kingdom national and former Commissioner of Police Mr Michael B. Matthews has been appointed as a Board Member of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA). Photo: VINO/File
United Kingdom national and former Commissioner of Police Mr Michael B. Matthews has been appointed as a Board Member of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA). Photo: VINO/File
Mr C. Michael Thomas has appointed a Non-Executive Director of the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) Board. Photo: VINO/File
Mr C. Michael Thomas has appointed a Non-Executive Director of the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) Board. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Cabinet has approved the appointments of new board chairpersons of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA), the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) and the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB).

Mrs Roxane Ritter-Herbert was approved by Cabinet on August 29, 2022, to be appointed as Chairman of the BVI Ports Authority Board for a period of three (3) years with effect from August 29, 2022, until August 28, 2025.

On the same date, Cabinet approved that Mr Theodore Burke be appointed as the non-executive Chairman of BVI Airports Authority Board for a period of three (3) years with effect from August 31, 2022, until August 30, 2025.

Cabinet on September 2, 2022, then approved the appointment of Mrs Delma Maduro as Chairman of the BVI Tourist Board for four (4) years with effect from September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2026.

Appointments to BVIPA Board

Meanwhile, the other persons approved as members of the BVI Ports Authority Board were Mr David Penn (3 years), A. Hermia Tench, Ms Kedreana Parson (2 years), and former Commissioner of Police Mr Michael B. Matthews and Ms Asiyah Grant (1 year).

Appointments to BVIAA Board

Regarding appointments to the BVIAA Board, Mr Theodore Burke was appointed Director and Mr C. Michael Thomas a non-executive Director for a period of three years while Ms Susan Daly; Mr Kevin Fahie; Mr Selvyn Dawson were appointed as non-executive Director of the BVIAA Board for a period of two years.

Members appointed to BVITB

The Members approved by Cabinet for the BVITB for a period of four years are Mrs Delma Maduro; Mr Henry Prince; Mr Andrew Ball; Mrs Keshia Davis Barnes; Mr Gregory Callwood; Mrs Dorcas Fahie; Mr Oren Hodge; Mrs Shamora Penn Maduro; Mr Allan Parker;  Mr Miles Sutherland Pilch; and Ms Lorraine Wheatley.

28 Responses to “New Chairpersons & Members for BVIPA, BVIAA & BVITB appointed”

  • jack (19/09/2022, 21:08) Like (9) Dislike (38) Reply
    Why the hell this Uk guy on we board Showada had sell us out
    • @ Jack (20/09/2022, 07:33) Like (35) Dislike (1) Reply
      But you want UK passport and be able to life and work freely in the UK.

      Get from here with your racist comments.
      • @@ Jack (20/09/2022, 14:45) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        If jack is black he can’t be racist
        • @@Jack (20/09/2022, 18:11) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
          are you serious...??? any color or ethnicity can be racist....thats proven by our own bv islanders being so racist against other island people...
          get real
      • qc (21/09/2022, 06:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        We in big trouble the whites have reconlonised us
    • the rock (20/09/2022, 09:33) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
      It have quite a few good Customs and Immigrations officers with tons of expieremce in those fields who are retired, why not use some of them!
      • Forward Thinking (23/09/2022, 15:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Did they apply to be on the Board. I thought we were trying to move away from just selecting people, and to have them apply and evaluated.
    • jacksidDown (20/09/2022, 13:48) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      so that ah yah won't sit from ur Office n watch the boat with the drugs pun it. That's y!!!!!
    • @Jack (20/09/2022, 18:14) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
      i think the question is...why is there someone who does not even live here on one of these boards..how was he selected.
      its just wrong
  • q (19/09/2022, 22:28) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    BARRY SAY U WILL HEAR !!!!!!!!!
    • Just too many boards . (19/09/2022, 23:21) Like (20) Dislike (3) Reply
      Somebody explain to me why they are so many boards in this place . Why every branch has to have a board? These are paid people and they will meet at least once a month for 3 hrs. ( 30 plus people well paid for 3 hrs a month) So this is my thing. Why can't we pick the best people from these 3 boards and have that board responsible for all 3 branches? .Select Delma as chair...Instead of doing a simple 3 hrs a month, they will be doing 9 hrs a month 3 hrs per board,, We will get better results because all these branches are intertwine and has similar issues and challenges so, the one board will have a better understand of bringing solutions and progress...#realchangeneeded..
      • Lilly (20/09/2022, 08:51) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
        You will recall that just recently the same people were on several boards and what a disaster that was. it is not possible for the same people to be on several boards and give each organization equal attention or even quality attention. Furthermore, some of these people have jobs.
  • Yellow tale (20/09/2022, 01:04) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Somthing fishy going on here. I smell a fish.
  • roy (20/09/2022, 06:23) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
    Smh, the very man who was and still is lead architect into what is taken place in the BVI, the government of the day still in bed with this man. Kye I hope you can take what coming for your people. Matter of fact you are the big minster so it don’t matter to you. What qualifications does Mathew former law man and Commissioner of police have to be a member of ports ? Zero!!!! Well, they never touch the pier park development in the COI, but we so foolish to think they don’t want to investigate it. 1 year with this man on there will give them what they need to go after who they have on there radars.
    Good luck BVI people. So wrong with you all and all of you all too.
    • @ roy (20/09/2022, 07:35) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
      Matthew has “SECURITY” experience!!!!

      What experience do the others have from taking piss!!

      You make no valid points!!
      • the rock (20/09/2022, 09:29) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
        It have respectful Customs & Immigration retiree's who coukd of fill those spots as they have the experience but we keep putting persons in places they have no clue, the bvi for you!




      • roy (20/09/2022, 13:15) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        Poor fella. Scurity? All caught up into know nothing about port.
        Have a seat and wait your turn.
        One more thing friend good luck
  • jack (20/09/2022, 06:32) Like (16) Dislike (9) Reply

    Mathew as commissioner of police for the 4-5 year the force was the most corrupt in history. COI give him a pass and the force. Why? His job was to make the BVI as corrupt as possible so what is taken place with rankin and Collin to run the country? This so call government put him on the BVT ports board to further there gathering information to bring hardship on our people and to continue there labeling of the BVI as corrupt. Kye meson Ayo crazy and blind. Then again UK run things.

  • matt (20/09/2022, 07:27) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    I am shame if my country with these picks. Outside of Ritter the rest are dead horse
    • da mek sense (21/09/2022, 06:39) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Om the contrary, Roxanne Ritrer and Wade Smith have the same common denomenator. TCP bIg papi! The pprts are the gateway to our ecomomy. Cant do it through customs, we will do it through yhe head of ports. 1+1=? Like duh
  • Peonia (20/09/2022, 08:34) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    Why aren't they given young people a chance for these positions?These people have their own empire running ,can they make an impact ?
  • smh (20/09/2022, 08:40) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    WAIT! WATCH! SEE OR HEAR!
  • hmmm (20/09/2022, 11:13) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some of these persons that have been appointed chairman have some serious question marks over them because of the people they are associated with allegedly.
  • WOW (20/09/2022, 12:12) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Matthew still here and in position of influence? When these people permits are over they need to go back to where they come from. Why is he still here? Hmm

    Burke too soft but he is respectable. Why the Fahie guy who sell rum on this board? What experience he has?

    Maduro is the head and her daughter work for the tourism board? Seriously! They put Keisha back on the board again when she was a big part of the failure of that last board. The racist one from nanny cay there too? What Henry Prince have to do with tourist or even VG?
  • The watchdog (20/09/2022, 14:46) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    A set of dead ???? man running the country poor we
  • Y'ALL ARE THE PROBLEM (21/09/2022, 13:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    All of you on here blogging foolishness are the real problem in this place. Y'all want to live in the white man world and bark at every move he makes. Start to do the necessary work on self the rest is easy.


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