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Territorial At-Large representatives plan series of meetings across BVI

Shereen Flax-Charles

Territorial At-Large representatives will be holding a series of meetings across the territory, starting with Anegada on Wednesday, October 16.

Shereen Flax-Charles is one of the three At-Large representatives who will be present during office hours at the Anegada Library.

She told BVI News the meetings are part of government’s effort of ensuring residents of the sister islands feel sufficiently represented.

“In the past, I can safely say that persons on the sister islands always felt that they were neglected and we are making sure that is not the case … We’re going to work with the people to ensure that they feel comfortable and that the BVI is moving in the direction that we want it to move in,” the first-term legislator stated.

While noting that meetings have been scheduled for the other islands, Flax-Charles said forums such as those will become a regular occurrence on the sister islands.

“It is not only going to be one day. It is going to be a series of meetings which will be occurring on a regular basis in each of the districts and each of the villages,” she told BVI News.

Flax-Charles said the purpose of the meetings is to ensure persons get the opportunity to convey their issues to the requisite authorities.

“It will mainly be the At-Large team so that we will be able to take back information to the ministers to ensure that the people’s voices are heard and that the issues are addressed. All of the ministers may not be able to attend because of their busy schedules. But those of us that do not hold a full ministry, we felt the need to be able to reach out to the people to say we are here and we will work with the ministers to make sure that needs are met.”

Accompanying Flax-Charles will be Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development Sharie de Castro as well as Deputy Speaker in the House of Assembly, Neville Smith.

In the meantime, the meeting at the Anegada Library is scheduled to run from 10 am until 2 pm.

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  1. Well says:

    flax-charles, you seem to be confused. You are territorial represenatative not just sister islands. I don’t see you around enough.

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    • CW says:


      She has done more for this territory in less time than anybody before her. Stop being selfish and support the efforts to provide representative to the overlooked islands. ONLY STRUPES COMPLAIN AND DO NOTHING THEMSELVES

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    • Long look says:


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  2. Facts says:

    Under the vip finally the at large and residents of the sister islands have a strong voice

    True be told we voting vip all the way again

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  3. Overspend says:

    Claude O(verspend) Skelton Cline signed a 6 month contract for $98,000 in early April 2019. According to the Government Press Release at the time, the contract obliged him to:

    1 – provide advice on how to create a climate resilient and renewable energy unit and similar projects.

    2 – monitor the planning and execution that would ensure the delivery of a programme to provide business development and advise on the development and implementation of initiatives designed to empower youth,

    3 – lead negotiations with stakeholders in the telecommunications sector.

    4 – lead discussions on the current status and the future of Prospect Reef.

    5 – take responsibility for formalizing and leading the strategic planning process, focusing on short- and long-term initiatives, translating strategies into actionable and quantitative plans; facilitating the execution of the strategy by working collaboratively with ministerial leadership, special committees, private sector, regional and international bodies, and consultants to support execution of key initiatives.”

    6 – head negotiations for new Cruise Line Berthing Agreements as well as to identify and facilitate a seaplane tour excursion initiative.

    Given the $100k limit on Government contracts not subject to the procurement rules, it always seemed likely that the initial contract was limited to 6 months to keep it just under the limit.

    Have any of the contractual requirements been fulfilled, and has the contract been renewed.

  4. Bvi says:

    Meetings will be held in ALL districts and villages

  5. On Looker says:

    Complete waste of time, they have no say, no influence or power to make any decisions, they are railroaded by their leader and silenced even in the HOA.

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