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Dean confirmed as BVIPA’s Acting Managing Director following premature announcement

Following a ‘premature’ media release in May announcing Dean Fahie as the new Acting Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA), the institution has now officially confirmed Fahie to the post.

In its latest media release dated July 24, the BVIPA said Cabinet approved the appointment of Fahie.

Fahie — who unsuccessfully contested the Eighth District seat for the Andrew Fahie-led Virgin Islands Party during the February 2019 General Elections — has been appointed to act in the post for an initial period of three months starting July 1.

Speaking on the appointment, Chairman of the BVIPA Kelvin Hodge said that Fahie will be very beneficial to the BVIPA especially during this period of transformation.

He said: “As we strive to transform the BVIPA through present and future expansion plans, he brings a wide array of knowledge, skills and experience in management and the maritime industry that will be invaluable during this challenging period.”

“The promotion of Mr Fahie at this juncture will aid in the regional growth and strengthening of our position in the cargo and cruise industry,” he added.

According to the aforementioned release, Fahie has been working with the BVIPA over the last six months as the Director of Operations.

“Fahie has [also] been part of implementing several new initiatives including the Board’s first-ever online booking porthole for both cruise and cargo ships and streamlining of operations at BVIPA,” the release added.

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  1. hi says:

    Barry say you will hear…..

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  2. Norris Turnbull says:

    Man should be heading Customs case closed.

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  3. vip heckler says:

    VIP taking care of their soldiers

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    • Another says:

      Another Foy. OMG. when will the politicians stop the nepotism. They definitely look the same. Both nice and robust. LMAO.

  4. Stay Woke says:

    D**b and d**ber

  5. Uhmmm says:

    I suspect you meant “online booking portal,” rather than porthole. It’s not a ship.

  6. Ning says:

    Need to put back Wade as Custom’s Head!

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  7. OMG says:

    Look like the vip got him laughing at us

  8. Time Will Tell says:

    The leader need to put the man at Customs where the man can make a difference in the country, people know that when this man was there as the Deputy, he was a no nonsense Guy.Former Commissioner … the Customs department indefinitely. Dean for Customs and Guy for Immigration. Let’s stop playing games time to get some law an order in this place. Mr premier I know you will make the right decision. I pledge with you put the country and it’s people first. Please don’t lose focus. Balance the country let’s put these honest men back to work in the right direction.

  9. Phone man says:

    Was praying you was returning back to customs.Will guy hill ot brarhwaite.

  10. Dany says:

    Congratulations Dean!!

  11. Tisha says:

    Dean will be just fine so long as he does not allow interference from those who think they know but have not a damn clue.

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