Premier and Tourism Minister Andrew Fahie said he has requested a full report into the circumstances surrounding the now-controversial departure of Sharon Flax-Brutus as Tourism Director at the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB).
Days after giving six months notice about her intended resignation, the Board decided that Flax-Brutus’ resignation must take immediate effect.
Addressing the issue via a press conference on Thursday, the Premier said preliminary information indicates that the former Tourism Director was paid out for the six months and released.
“The board has dealt with it independent of myself, [but] I have asked for a full report on it, and they are supposed to be giving me the report hopefully by tomorrow,” Premier Fahie stated.
“Anything other than that (all of the preceding), I cannot answer until I get the full report, but that’s the gist of the whole matter,” he added.
When asked if he was privy to the BVITB’s decision prior to its execution, the Tourism Minister said: “I don’t interfere with the board like that.”
Premier Fahie, in the meantime, placed on record his gratitude to the former Director for her ‘hard work’ and positive contributions to the tourism industry for the eight years she held that position.
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