Former Acting Interim Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority, John Samuel has been appointed the new Director of Shipping at the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry (VISR).
He has been appointed on a one-year contract, BVI News understands.
Samuel — who was a Virgin Islands Party candidate in the February 2019 General Elections — officially commenced his duties in the new role on Wednesday, July 1.
Prior to Samuel’s appointment, Captain Raman Bala served as Acting Director of VISR for several years.
Samuel, who has years of expertise in advanced marine navigation, was not available for comment up to publication time.