Topic: Ministry of Health, Novel Coronavirus | Posted By: DSmith
Tuesday, 21 September 2021 - 8:40pm
I extend greetings to everyone in the Virgin Islands, the Region and the World. In presenting this report, again, I would like to extend prayers and words of condolences to all families who have lost loved ones during this trying period, whether by COVID or other causes.
His Excellency, the Acting Governor Mr. David D. Archer, Jr., chaired the Meeting held on 1st September, 2021, in the absence of Governor John J. Rankin, CMG, who was overseas on private business. The Meeting was held at the Financial Services Commission’s Conference Room.
Topic: The Public Service | Posted By: smaduro-skelton
Thursday, 9 September 2021 - 12:16pm
By now, you would have seen the request for proposals that was released by the Ministry of Finance for consultancy services for a compensation review and job classification for the Public Service. The Department of Human Resources is cognisant of the fact that since 2002, there has not been a comprehensive salary review, neither has there been a service-wide increase to the salary scale.
My dear fellow Virgin Islands people, today, Monday, 6 September, marks the four-year anniversary of the passage of Hurricane Irma. The catastrophic Category 5 hurricane devastated our homes, personal possessions, livestock, businesses and jobs, our economy, but it did not destroy our most important quality—our resilience; that indomitable spirit that pervades our DNA, which was passed to us by our foreparents.
We are now 18 months into the worst pandemic to hit the world in over 100 years. And by the Grace of God, and the cooperation of all our people – our public officers, our health personnel, persons in law enforcement and other agencies, the business community, and other members of the public – and with the support of many persons and agencies outside of the Territory, the Virgin Islands has been able to manage through the COVID-19 crisis thus far.
Mister Speaker, thank you for the opportunity to recognise the achievements of Virgin Islanders on the world stage.
On June 26, 2021 our very own Mrs. Sophia M. Rubaine aka ‘Sophie B’ was crowned Mrs. Curve Globe 2021. Sophia competed against contestants from Russia, Australia, Canada, the United States, among other places and captured the BVI’s first international crown. This is a source of great pride for the Virgin Islands.