The BVI’s Complaints Commissioner, Mrs. Sheila Brathwaite was elected Vice President of the new board of the Caribbean Ombudsman Association (CAROA) at its 10th Biennial Conference held in Bermuda earlier this month.
It is with much sadness that I recall the fact that Mr. Elton Georges, CMG, OBE was the first Complaints Commissioner (Ombudsman) of the Virgin Islands, having single-handedly set up the office in February 2009 .
Our vision is to ensure that persons aggrieved by actions of the public service are given a fair chance at resolution to their matter.
Our mission is to receive and deal properly with complaints against Government agencies according to the law, including carrying out thorough, impartial investigations of eligible complaints and recommending corrective action where such is indicated.
Residents of Virgin Gorda are notified that representatives from the Office of the Complaints Commissioner will be holding office hours at the Vanterpool Administration Building, Conference Room B on Thursday, March 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.