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Archer listening to concerns on sister islands tour

Deputy Governor David Archer, Jr meets with this worker during a visit on Virgin Gorda. (GIS photo)

Deputy Governor David Archer, Jr has officially begun his familiarization tours of the sister islands.

According to a government media release, his first stop was in Virgin Gorda on March 27.

Similar tours on Jost Van Dyke and Anegada will follow.

The tour is the first since he was appointed to the post in February and it also followed on the heel of the official launch of the Public Service Transformation Initiative (PSTI) on March 26.

The PSTI was developed to plan for the immediate and long-term direction, sustainability and success of the public service, under the theme, ‘A stronger, more resilient, and more effective public service.’


Among his stops on Virgin Gorda, the Deputy Governor visited the Captain Owen G Harrigan Visitor Centre, which houses the Customs, Immigration and Port facilities at Gun Creek.

He also visited the government Administration Building, the Public Works Department, Social Development Department, and the police station.

During that time, he held “extensive dialogue with public officers” and received a first-hand tour of their working environment.

Among items discussed were the concerns of the public officers on the sister island in an “open and honest environment.”

In addition, Archer expressed gratitude to the officers for their continued commitment, support, and delivery of services since the September 2017 hurricanes.

 Elderly met Deputy Governor too

He also paid a courtesy visit to two of Virgin Gorda’s seniors – Violet Stevens and Eda Flax.

The two are expected to be the newest centenarians later this year.

Additionally, the Deputy Governor stopped at the island’s hurricane shelters that are still housing occupants more than six months after the September hurricanes.

He also toured the ongoing renovations at the Robinson O’Neal Memorial Primary School in North Sound.

Sister Islands Programme Coordinator, Vincent Wheatley and Virgin Gorda District Officer, Verne Wheatley accompanied the Deputy Governor during his tour.


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  1. Eagle eye says:

    He should have been our first black goveenor of the vi

  2. SP says:

    Hope he get the an in the — to do his work and just drive around the island all day

  3. Addiction says:

    Stop hating . The man works hard .You set of idiots , instead of being happy for your local mate ..You people are wicked , envious and badminded .Thats why you suffering so much .

  4. Support says:

    One who plans and plans well will execute anything anytime. This strategy never fails. Assess, plan, plot and implement. Do not mind them cous, you are a brilliant person and will see things through. You have my vote on getting things done. Now do hurry and get the funding we need to rebuild, replenish, renew our beautiful islands.

  5. Look harder says:

    He is im sure taking BVI and its affairs into consideration, but believe you me he is looking for business opportunity …

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