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Sister islands to be the first to access e-government services

The newly refurbished North Sound Administration Building on Virgin Gorda

The sister islands of Anegada and Virgin Gorda are expected to be the first islands in the territory to utilise the one-stop e-government services once the relevant e-government legislation has been passed in the House of Assembly.

Deputy Governor David Archer, Jr gave that indication during a contract-signing ceremony which involved some projects on the two sister islands.

He said the suit of e-government legislation which the BVI government will be bringing forward soon to the House of Assembly, will transform how residents conduct business on the sister islands when it comes to accessing public services.

“When we have those legislations in place and when we have our e-government and digital transformation in place, the first place that we will establish one-stop service for clients will not be on Tortola, it will actually be first on Virgin Gorda and secondly we’ll do the same on Anegada,” the Archer stated.

He added: “And when Virgin Gorda and Anegada have tested the system coming and paying whatever bill and they can give us feedback, then we’ll advance their vision over to Tortola.”

A need for sister islands

The deputy governor said such a service will help to alleviate the many difficulties residents from sister islands experience daily when commuting to the mainland of Tortola to conduct government business.

“That’s not just conversation, that’s because those persons on sister islands it cost a lot to come forward to Tortola. They need to ensure that we have a one-stop-shop for public officers, a one-stop-shop for services,” Archer stated.

To assist with the coordination of the services, the deputy governor said his office has assigned a Human Resources Manager on Virgin Gorda.

 

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  1. Rubber Duck says:

    Please concentrate on getting systems where bills can be paid on line first Mr Archer. Then look at computerizing items like car registration, land registry and other govt services.

    Let’s try to move into the 21st century.

    • Archer says:

      Archer thinks that these things that are being set up in the BVI is on the cutting edge of technology. All of this has been computerized around the world for at least 30 years while you still keep ledger books and write by hand like it’s 1950. An expat property owner cannot pay his property tax online. Where else in the world is this like this other than the group know as Turd World Countries. Stop bragging and get things done. It’s embarrassing

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