Office of the Deputy Governor
Release Date:
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 11:31am

12 February, 2018

Public Officers, ladies and gentlemen, let me have a few minutes of your time to briefly speak about the plans for the transformation of the Public Service.

After the life-changing hurricanes of Irma and Maria, we have to band together to ensure that the Territory is in a position to be restored, rebuilt and to become even more resilient than before.

As the Territory’s largest employer, the Government recognizes its responsibility in helping to rebuild the Public Sector. As such, Cabinet has approved the blueprint for the redesign of the Public Service, under the theme “A stronger, more resilient and more effective Public Service”. The areas of emphasis are: Redesign of the Public Service, E-government - Greening the Public Service, Public Sector/Private Sector Collaboration, Good Governance, Rebuilding Security and Statutory Bodies Realignment.

If there was ever a time that the Public Service needed your input into its future, it is now. We want to design a transformed Public Service with your input. We want to hear from you as it relates to: what you think the Public Service should look like in the future; the areas you think we can improve; the services you think we can enhance and in general, how do you think we can change to better serve you?

The transformation of the Public Service is important to me as the Deputy Governor of the Virgin Islands. As such, I am asking persons to email me at with your feedback on the future state of the Public Service. Additionally, you can call Ms. Colene A. Penn, the Communications Officer for the Governor’s Group at 468-2350 and leave your feedback.

You have my commitment that every suggestion received on the transformation of the Public Service will be recorded and considered. As Public Officers and you the public, our largest client, we want to hear from you as we collectively redesign the Public Service for the future.

Thank you for your support and may God bless the Public Service and the Territory of the Virgin Islands.