Members of the Recovery and Development Agency — the unsalaried body established to govern the territory’s recovery effort for the next five years — are now to be offered payment.
The Cabinet of the Government of the Virgin Islands made the decision in a meeting this month.
Cabinet also approved for overseas members to become eligible for a ‘daily’ allowance.
It has not been specified how much each member will be paid nor has it been said how frequently they will be remunerated.
It is understood that at the time the RDA was established, the agency’s CEO Paul Bayly was the only RDA member confirmed to receive a salary. His salary is yet to be made public.
The RDA board comprises chairman Dr Robert Mathavious, Pastor Gregory George who was selected by the Premier, Maria Mays who selected by the governor, Sharie DeCastro who was selected by the Opposition leader, David Hancock select by the UK, Monica La Bennett who was selected by the Caribbean Development Bank, Clarence Faulkner (civil society representative), and Clyde Lettsome (private sector representative).
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