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No permanent job at BVIHSA for former boss

The employment contract for Carty-Baptiste who is a native of the neighbouring US Virgin Islands ended in in October 2016

The employment contract for Carty-Baptiste who is a native of the neighbouring US Virgin Islands ended in in October 2016

Former Chief Executive Officer at the BVI Health Service Authority (BVIHSA) Darlene Carty-Baptiste will not take up a new permanent post in the public health sector here in the British Virgin Islands.

That was the indication this week from Bishop John Cline, who is Chairman of the BVIHSA.

Back in September last year, Bishop Cline told journalists that he had discussions with the former chief executive officer about an employment opportunity.

This week, however, he was asked if a job is or will still be available for Carty-Baptiste.

“That is not the case,” Bishop Cline said.

It is understood that there were failed attempts to have Carty-Baptiste appointed Director of Medical Tourism in the Ministry of Health.

Reports reaching BVI News Online are that she is now likely to play only a short-term role in relation to medical tourism.

Carty-Baptiste was succeeded by Trinidad and Tobago native Paula Chester Cumberbatch in November as chief executive officer of the BVIHSA.

Bishop Cline, in the meantime, had stated that there was no animosity between the BVIHSA and Carty-Baptiste who held the hospital’s top job for four years.

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