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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