The Commission of Inquiry Implementation Unit is advising the public that it has reported to the Governor and Premier on the status of work completed up to the end of November 2022.
Based on the timelines agreed in the Framework for Implementation of the Recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry Report and Other Reforms, the Director of the Unit Ms. Hadassah Ward has advised that work on 48 of the 50 Framework recommendations has begun. The remaining two are scheduled to begin in 2023.
Ms. Ward said, “The Recommendations are currently split into 132 Actions. Of these, 45 (34%) are completed, 39 (30%) are in progress and on track, 21 (16%) are in progress but experiencing challenges and 27 (20%) have not been started as yet.
She noted that during the month of November, the following was achieved:
- the work on the Public Service Transformation Programme was completed and a system put in place to track implementation;
- the Governor assented to the revised Jury Act;
- the name of the independent reviewer for Recommendation B24 was agreed by the Governor and the Premier. Work on this recommendation will now begin;
- the Constitutional Review Commission held 17 separate meetings and events as part of their public consultation.
She said that the Dashboard gives a pictorial summary of the status of the fulfilment of the COI recommendations as agreed in the Framework. The Key shares each of the 50 Framework Recommendations, now being worked on as the main focus of Government of the Virgin Islands to raise our standards of governance in our beautiful Territory, so you can track the status of work on each recommendation.
If you have any specific questions on the implementation of any of the COI Framework Recommendations, please email the COI Implementation Unit directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The COI Implementation Unit assists in coordinating the overall delivery of the COI recommendations, which includes providing support to ministries in developing work plans for the delivery of recommendations, assist in drafting policy directions, and the development of new programmes and systems. The unit is also responsible for preparing monthly progress reports, reports on specific work programmes, and reports to identify key issues associated with implementation and suggest remedies. The unit reports directly to the Permanent Secretary Mrs. Carolyn Stoutt Igwe in the Premier’s Office, who chairs the COI Implementation Steering Committee. The Governor and Premier receive the monthly report on the 15th of each month.