The BVI Port Authority (BVIPA) has retracted its Friday, May 29 statement announcing Dean Fahie as the new Acting Managing Director of the organisation.
According to the BVIPA’s Marketing Director, Natasha Chalwell, the announcement was “prematurely” made.
“The full process for appointment was not yet completed at time of [media] release. Therefore, it is possible that it’s contents might not be accurate and as such a retraction was required,” she explained following inquires from our news centre on Monday, June 1.
It is now unclear whether Fahie is still poised to get the post, which would have seen him take over leadership from Acting Deputy Managing Director of the BVIPA, Oleanvine Maynard.
The BVIPA, in the meantime, said an update on the matter will be provided “in due course”.
Operations Manager at the BVI Port Authority (BVIPA), Dean Fahie has been appointed Acting Managing Director of the organisation.
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 three months starting June 1.
In a statement on Friday, Deputy Chairperson for the BVIPA, Roxane Sylvester, described the appointment as “a strategic move” that will provide the Authority with “welcomed high-level leadership”.
“His solid reputation, his in-depth knowledge of port operations, and his commitment to the success of the cargo and cruise operations are all major assets that will help us get the Ports Authority’s expansion plans and initiatives completed,” Sylvester said.
Fahie’s new role now supersedes the authority of Acting Deputy Managing Director Oleanvine Maynard, whose leadership has faced some level of public criticism in recent times.
Among other things, Fahie served a seven-year tenure as Deputy Commissioner of Her Majesty’s Customs and is said to have grown what the BVIPA describes as a successful charter yacht operation that makes him “knowledgeable in the sector”.
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