Borrowing the famous words of former United States President, John F Kennedy, who said ‘Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country’, Deputy Governor Rosalie Adams has called on public officers to offer some free labour to the British Virgin Islands.
Adams said this year all hands will be needed on deck to tackle the critical workload that sprouted since the hurricanes.
The Deputy Governor was delivering remarks yesterday at a consultation with government workers on the proposed recovery plan for the British Virgin Islands.
“One of the things that I will be calling on you public officers for this year is to do more voluntary work,” she said.
“You will ask me, ‘haven’t we done enough?’ But, every time you do a little, you look around and see what else can we do. We are going to do quite a bit of work in the public service and I want you to be a part of it and to make sure that we reshape the public service even better than it was before.”
Adams noted that everyone must adopt Kennedy’s philosophy to “do as much as we can for our country so that all of us can enjoy it again, together.”
According to Adams, the territory got a ‘rude awakening’ because of Hurricane Irma.
She said: “All of us will have to make a contribution if things are going to work well.”
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