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Public given opportunity to meet Gov't Ministers without appointment

- Ministers' Office Day will be for February 2022 only
From top left: Premier & Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1); Deputy Premier & Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries & Agriculture, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7); Minister for Health & Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL); and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour & Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9). From bottom left: Minister for Transportation, Works & Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5), Junior Minister for Trade & Economic Development, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL); and Jr Minister for Tourism, Hon Sharie B. De Castro (AL). Photo: VINO/File
Commencing this week, members of the public will be able to meet with Ministers of Government to discuss their issues and recommendations without the need for an appointment. Photo: VINO/File
Commencing this week, members of the public will be able to meet with Ministers of Government to discuss their issues and recommendations without the need for an appointment. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Commencing this week, members of the public will be able to meet with Ministers of Government to discuss any issues and recommendations without the need for an appointment.

Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) revealed that the initiative is called – the Ministers' Office Day– and it will be for February only.

The Premier informed at a recent press conference on January 28, 2022, that a similar initiative had begun in 2019/2020 before the COVID-19 era.

“Your government had implemented an initiative where your ministers would come to you in your communities so that you can meet with them even if you didn’t have an appointment and discuss the issues and problems that you need your government to solve.”

He said the initiative was working very well and “a number of persons were able to get their long outstanding issues resolved.”

This was affected, he explained, by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nonetheless, “Starting next week and for the remainder of the month of February, your government will be holding these community sessions and even in their offices.”

No appointments but Covid protocols in effect

He continued: “Persons in the community who have very long-standing matters in any of the five ministries or anywhere in Government can come to meet with the relevant minister without appointments every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday each week of the month of February.”

The time allotted will be from 11:00am to 3:00pm and the venues will be at the various minister’s offices but there will be times when it will be held in different areas in the community which will be announced ahead of time.

“No appointment is required but persons must observe all health protocols,” he said in closing.

18 Responses to “Public given opportunity to meet Gov't Ministers without appointment”

  • Windy (14/02/2022, 18:03) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    Its about time
  • Got2Go (14/02/2022, 18:09) Like (17) Dislike (4) Reply
    This is voting time now not meeting. Locked we up like chickens.
  • okay (14/02/2022, 18:32) Like (29) Dislike (4) Reply
    It's election time that's why
  • wondering (14/02/2022, 18:46) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Who cares?
  • SMH (14/02/2022, 19:26) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    What difference will it make ? You send in your concerns for years no response. What will a meeting in February produce must be BVI LOVE
  • watch (14/02/2022, 20:04) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Jokes. Now is appointment time……what is that smell? Must be election winds
  • 911 (14/02/2022, 21:21) Like (5) Dislike (21) Reply
    Alll going back in except Decastro and Carvin
  • foreigner (14/02/2022, 21:50) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Lol this is really funny, seems like the government are begging the public for conversation haha.
    I ain't know what kinda strategy is this but made me smile
    All the best
    ..... I hope they can really answer straight up whatever question
  • BVILOVE (14/02/2022, 21:56) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Robin Hood and his band of {t---v-s}
  • cudos (14/02/2022, 23:16) Like (1) Dislike (7) Reply
    a great idea. wasnt aware of it before covid but to all you negative bloggers out there..what are you afraid s your opportunity to discuss directly with the people you constantly moan why not give it a go ? or you prefer to hide behind the vail of anonymity. get out therr and speak your mind. no other government in the history of the BVI have been so open and what are you afraid of ??

    i very good idea and well done to all of the ministers who participate. VIP all the way.
  • Hmm (15/02/2022, 04:18) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Not interesting in seeing none waste of time
  • musa (15/02/2022, 05:12) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    1500 new votes will of great help for the next government assets so sheep let your team start doing some maintenance on this asset's (free advice).for the opposition leader for country and experience please be man enough and rebuild the team with ronnie / Myron / dr Pickering/ mitch/ that will be your best hope ..
  • Oh Goodie (15/02/2022, 06:57) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Does this mean I can come kneel and kiss the ring?
  • APB (15/02/2022, 07:21) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    I will meet them at the Polls.
  • Honestly (15/02/2022, 11:23) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    I have no intentions or interest in meeting any of them. Most of them give you the don’t bother me vibes anyway. The only ones that is approachable is Kye, Mitch, Marlon, DeCastro and Flax.
  • big show (15/02/2022, 20:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    meet you at the polls

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