BVI News

Gov’t leaders hail late Registrar General Stephanie Benn

Registrar General of the Civil Registry and Passport Office, Stephanie Benn.

Government leaders have expressed condolences to the family and colleagues of Registrar General of the Civil Registry and Passport Office, Stephanie Benn who died this week.

Governor John Rankin said he was saddened to learn of Benn’s passing and highlighted that she was a well-respected civil servant.

“She was also highly regarded by her counterparts in the other overseas territories and the Home Office in the United Kingdom for her work on nationality and other Civil Registry matters. On behalf of all staff in the Governor’s Office, I offer condolences to her family on their loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time,” Governor Rankin said.

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley remembered Benn as one who was committed to what she believed in and was a key driver of innovation.

“In other words, as she saw trends in her field, for example, automation services, she did not hesitate to introduce this to her department to provide quicker and more professional services for the people of the Virgin Islands. I appreciated her service, and we will all miss her,” Premier Wheatley said.

Deputy Governor, David Archer said Benn was a fine, devoted, exceptional public officer and department head who left an indelible mark over the 15 years she served.

“I express my deepest sympathies to her work family, especially those within her department whom she worked with daily and shared her pain, joy and successes as they strive to improve the services the Office delivered,” the Deputy Governor said.

The government said the Civil Registry and Passport Office is currently closed and will officially resume operations on Thursday, October 27, 2022.

In the interim, the public is advised to contact the Public Service Customer Service Care Centre at 468-3701 or email the Civil Registry and Passport Office.


Copyright 2023 BVI News, Media Expressions Limited. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or distributed.


Disclaimer: BVI News and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the comments below or other interaction among the users.

  1. Snoppy says:

    Those shades were/are so unprofessional

    Like 5
    Dislike 24
  2. Peewee says:

    But why she keep refusing to issue visa to work permit holders spouses to visit for quick vacation when they made it clear they NOT want to live here?? was it a power struggle?/

    Like 9
    Dislike 11
  3. Give Jackie her Jacket says:

    I was privileged to have received service from her office and it was so refreshing that I had to commend the work ethics of her staff. They were so professional and courteous, from the moment I entered the office up to when I was cashed out. This is one of the few Government offices that provide this type of quality service. We need every office in Government to transform as well.

    Like 9
    Dislike 1
  4. Please grow up says:

    What does a professional pair of shades look like. SMDH

    Like 4
    Dislike 2
  5. ??? says:

    What is wrong with you? The lady is DEAD!!! Did you not get that from the article? What kind of person are you? Lord have mercy on you and your disgusting and empty soul.

    Like 3
    Dislike 2
  6. ??? says:

    Again, did you not read the article which stated the lady died? Okay, she’s gone now, here’s your chance to get that visa maybe. In the mean time how about crawling back into the hole from which you emerged to write that peace of crap in response to the article on her sudden death.

  7. Elsa says:

    No. It was because she could see through the lies. People come to visit and 10 years later they are applying for belongers status.

  8. Lilly says:

    I agree with you 100%.

  9. Forbidden Truth says:

    At Peewee. Stop being dam Salty. You can apply for a dam visa from any british consulate.

Leave a Comment