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David Archer Jr appointed Deputy Governor

David Archer

David Archer, Jr – who is Senior Liaison Officer to the Governor – has been appointed Deputy Governor.

Archer will succeed Rosalie Adams who is expected to officially demit office on February 28.

According to the Virgin Islands Constitution, the Deputy Governor is responsible for assisting the Governor in the exercise of his functions.

But, the primary role of the Deputy Governor is to oversee the management and development of the Virgin Islands public service, lead the public service to ensure the effective delivery of the government’s programme, and to maintain the highest standards of service-delivery and good governance.

Archer, who served as Acting Deputy Governor between June 2 and July 31 in 2016, has more than 20 years experience in the public service.

He has held the post of Senior Assistant Human Resources Manager as well as Deputy Director, and Director in the Department of Human Resources. He has also served as Permanent Secretary in the Deputy Governor’s Office.

He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration and Human Resources Management from Tennessee Wesleyan College. He also holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources from the Robert J Milano Graduate School.

The newly-appointed Deputy Governor has another Masters degree in Business Administration from Capella University.

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  1. Albion says:

    David is a good man, but I wish they *hadn’t* picked someone with 20 years prior public service. They really need to bring in someone from outside of the public service – someone with extensive private sector experience – to shake things up a bit.

    • Insider says:

      Albion they don’t like peeps who shake things up. Ask the man who used to work in immigration. He was following the rules with discretion but he was a problem for the status quo and the inner core of the government gang.

      • Pedro says:

        @ insider could you imagine if he was still there how much more chaos there would be. Even through these times he would have wanted to keep to the book for every single process. We have to be able to be more proactive especially in exceptional circumstances and be willing to amend processes to make the entire process work.

        • Insider says:

          @Pedro. You peeps don’t like to follow rules. Rules Must be followed even after disasters but an ingrate clown like you will come.

  2. Boo says:

    Congrats David

    • BAM - BOO - SHAY says:

      Wish him well – the old guard is changing – politics is his next stop…Phd (econ) UWI and
      his DG credentials together will put him at the top of the ticket in five (5) years when he could take early retirement after 25yrs in public service.

      On Point, and On Track.

      • Madness says:

        BAM BOO SHAY

        Your focus should not be on the person. It should be on what that person as a leader can do for all of his people.

        Someone once said: the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.

        The most respected leaders in history sacrificed to put their people first.

  3. nice says:

    may God guide you and bless the works of your hands!

  4. Lb says:

    There is no one more qualified or deserving of this honor. Congrats bow tie man! Now let’s take the Service and the BVI to another level!

  5. Lol says:

    Congrats David!

    Andrew was wrong AGAIN! He said a BVIslander would not get the DG post. Good to see our young people getting a chance to shine. Now shape up the Civil Service!

  6. Laura says:

    A hearty congratulations to Mr. Archer for being rewarded at the top level. May you never forget how hard you worked and remember those below you that are trying to do the same.

    I commend the service for placing a capable and trusted young person at the helm, may this be the start of a transition for more young qualified persons to show forth and show out in all areas of the BVI sector without fear of victimization on any level. Time to make the BVI great again.

  7. perfect says:

    Congratulations to Mr. Archer! The perfect man for the job – professional, approachable and well qualified. Time for some young talent and hopefully some much-needed change in the civil service.

    Well deserved! BRAVO!

  8. Faith says:

    Congrats, David. He is indeed the best person for the job. He has a good heart for people. I think he will do a wonderful job.

  9. A Sad Example says:

    We need to pray now more then ever.

  10. John Locke Rousseau says:

    Congratulations to the chosen DG.

    It gives satisfaction to many it seems.

    However, some will never be satisfied until all of the highest job positions, Governor, C.C. A. G. etc, be held by locals citizens.

    For, it is right; It is fair; Its is democratic, and: its is the sovereign rights of the current inhabitants to be in control of their own economic, social and political destiny..

    We understand the “historical” complexities at hand today, but it all started with a simple boat, a gun, gun powder, a now extinct people and those who survived and a domineering human spirit.

    The politics should not be hard. The will should rise to free a people from all colonialism past doctrines and superficial legalisms.

    Time is coming for change. Change will rise.

  11. Negative says:

    A Sad Example
    February 15, 2018 at 11:13 AM
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    We need to pray now more then ever.

    Which is true. Don’t forget to pray for yourself too.

  12. Matt Cucchiara says:

    I’m not a citizen of the Virgin Islands, but I know the Caribbean well, having been the Haitian Olympic track coach for many years. David Archer is one of the finest men I’ve ever met, and I salute the British Virgin Islands for really getting it right!

  13. Hazel (Anita) Bailey says:

    I, along with my husband, met David Archer for the first time last week. Among other things, he was approachable, knowledgeable of whats up and coming for the BVI, warm and engaging. My mother and her father are from the BVI (more specifically, Anegada) and even though I live in the states, I and my husband plan to get more involved with the BVI. Our brief meeting with David certainly made us even more excited about the BVI.

    David, please know that you have the support and prayers of the Wheatley family, from which I am part of.

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