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Hospital CEO resigning for ‘personal reasons’

CEO of the BVI Health Services Authority, Paula Chester-Cumberbatch

The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) is searching for a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Trinidad national Paula Chester-Cumberbatch had taken up the post of CEO back in November 2016 but told BVI News on Monday that she will vacate the post on October 31.

“For personal family-related reasons, I will not be renewing my contract with the Authority,” she said via email.

Cumberbatch said she had officially informed the BVIHSA of her plans, back in February.

Enjoyable tenure

Meanwhile, Cumberbatch has described her tenure with the BVIHSA as enjoyable.

“I will never forget the way we pulled together and were a beacon of hope for the community, during and post hurricanes Irma and Maria, to sustain hospital operations and health care service delivery across the territory,” she said.

“We are a family and I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to the team for their invaluable contribution in delivering excellent, compassionate, client-centred healthcare.”

Post being advertised

The BVIHSA began advertising the post of CEO in local media outlets last week.

The closing date for applicants is May 25.

According to the advert, the CEO of the state-owned medical organisation will be responsible to plan and direct all aspects of the organisation’s policies, objectives, and initiatives and has responsibility for all day-to-day operations.

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  1. Jack says:

    Should have been a Virgin Islander Only Post in the first place

    • Right says:

      To sit in office and play with you cell phone all day long… Isn’t that’s what the local does and gat paid.

      • Whatever says:

        What you expect the locals to do?? When you are qualified for your job but because them despise locals, you can’t do the job you were hired to do.

        We ain’t care just let her go… ain’t like — did anything!

  2. Wtf says:

    Y them do this to the woman she was so nice Lord help BVIHSA when to go plz look into hospital needles little secrets them have a lot of s*** going on down there where is Mr Mr Skelton to help the staff in the drama and problem they have down hospital

    • Stroops! says:

      nice or pr———-? From where I sit the hospital has not progress any further since — came.

    • @WTF says:

      I work there and trust me when i tell you might as well we kept the first one. — added nothing to the table.

    • @@@ says:

      We sadly miss you already Mrs. Cumberbatch. You are truly a role model. During the hurricane last year you stand out as a true leader and for that we love you even more. Thank you for your service at BVIHSA. God bless you.

      • Like really! says:

        Stop wasting your data talking foolishness! There was no leadership present during and after the storm.

  3. two cents says:

    Time to give the position to Dr. Georges

  4. Brad Boynes says:


  5. ronald says:

    well said two cent

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