Press Release

Premier's Office
Department of Culture
Release Date:
Friday, 25 November 2022 - 5:06pm

Ms. Janice Nibbs joins the cadre of local authors with the release of her first book I Want to be a Thatcher Man on Wednesday, November 30.

Ms. Nibbs said that an experience while working as the Deputy Chief Librarian caused her to realise that she had to contribute to preserving the culture of the Virgin Islands as a record for the younger generation.

I Want to be a Thatcher Man is the first in a series of books by the author that highlights traditional careers of Virgin Islanders as a record of the local culture. It is the first to be released because she had all the necessary information and illustrations ready for publishing at hand, while the other books in the series were not yet complete.

Deputy Director of the Department of Culture, Ms. Anne Lennard, congratulated Ms. Nibbs on the release of her book. She said the department is proud to be associated with the official launch of the book and assured the author that the Virgin Islands community is looking forward to this and future publications in the traditional career series.

The book launch will take place on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park and can be viewed LIVE on the Government of the Virgin Islands’ Facebook page @BVI Government or on demand thereafter. 

Ms. Lennard is also encouraging other budding local authors to partner with the department in the launch of their books by contacting (284) 468-4374. 

The book launch programme is a long-standing initiative of the Department of Culture which continues to support local authors.


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