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Fresh persons needed for high posts; Adams leaving

Deputy Governor Rosalie Adams. File photo

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Journalist

Rosalie Adams, who has a few months remaining in the post of Deputy Governor of the British Virgin Islands, said the opportunity is ripe for ‘fresh persons’ to be prepared for top public positions in the territory.

“Because I had been in Government for a substantial period – 2018 will be 50 years, I think it is time for some fresh persons to come in. Because of this, we are working steadfastly on our secondment programme so that persons will be able to be well groomed to take these high positions,” she said, adding that a deputy governor’s duties are challenging but rewarding.

“It has its glories and it has its challenges. It’s a matter of balancing both and trying to work between both – between the political arm and the administrative arm to support the work of both groups. I find it rewarding as I am able to make my contribution to both,” Adams said.

She will demit office in 2018.

The application process for the new Deputy Governor closed on Friday, August 25.

Director of the Department of Human Resources Michelle Donovan-Stevens declined to comment on how many persons applied for the post. “We do not disclose that information,” she told BVI News Online.

Adams said the newly appointed governor, Augustus Jaspert, will head the panel responsible for selecting a new Deputy Governor. She added that the other members of the panel will include the Chairperson of the Public Service Commission, as well the Director of the Human Resources.

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