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Theodore Burke to chair BVIAA after Lake, Sylvester’s terms expire

The Terrance B Lettsome Airport on Beef Island

Cabinet has approved the appointment of a new Board of Directors for the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA).

Theodore Burke, who was announced as the Board’s new non-executive chairman, was appointed along with Michael Thomas for a period of three years.

This was disclosed in a Cabinet post-meeting statement issued by the government yesterday.

Cabinet further approved the appointment of Susan Daly, Kevin Fahie and Selvyn Dawson as non-executive directors of the new board. They have been appointed for two-year terms effective from August 31.

The release said the Cabinet acknowledged the expiration of the chairmanship of Bevis Sylvester and the expiration of appointments of Patsy Lake, Kelvin Hodge, and Marlon Chocoutou as members of the previous board of directors. The Cabinet statement also acknowledged the resignation of Nathaniel Isaac as a previous member of the board.

According to the statement, the Financial Secretary, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transportation & Works, and the Director of Tourism have also been appointed as as ex-officio directors on the BVIAA Board.

Members of the board, the statement further noted, will be paid a stipend with the Chairman receiving $1,250 per month and other members receiving $800 per month.

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  1. Now we talking says:

    AS LONG AS LAKE AND SYLVESTER IS OUT!!!. HOPE THOSE TWO WILL NEVER GET A CHANCE TO SIT ON ANOTHER BOARD IN THE BVI.THE GLORY DAYS FOR A LOT OF YOU IS WINDING DOWN SLOWLY. #GREED, BADMINDEDNESS AND ME, ME, ME ALWAYS BACKFIRES.

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  2. LOL says:

    Daly??? How tf do they find these people for the positions??? No wonder the territory is in this state SMH

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  3. Reality Check says:

    What has happened to the concept of “community service”? Why are we having to pay these people? Every citizen of the Territory should, like jury duty, contribute to furthering the well-being Territory by performing community service. Use the stipend money to further education, improve services, increase the quality of everyone’s lives, not just these board members. It is a privilege to live in this wonderful place and everyone doing so should give back for that privilege!

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  4. To now we talking says:

    Shut your mouth. Talk facts. Some of you are so bias and hateful. What about MT who was on all boards during the gravy train days of the NDP and is now back in the saddle again. I guess once you have money and criticize and keep the right friends then you can get wherever and whatever you want in the BVI. This one is worse than anything you are posting about anyone else.

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  5. In Support says:

    Of these individuals, I hope they review all salaries and shake up the management there. Keith, Luce, and that thief from maintenance need to resign. All the salaries paying out for people who only walk around not being productive.

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  6. Guest says:

    Daly is a good and solid choice. You obviously do not know the young lady.
    As the saying goes, we mock what we don’t know.

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  7. Cold hard sound check AKA facts says:

    @Reality Check, I am in agreement with your comment 100%. People here is so darn selfish, and I have heard this VERBATIM on many occasions, as long as MEEEEE and my family have, screw the next man. As long as it has nothing to do with MEEEE OR IT IS NOT AFFECTING MEEEE. BUT GUESS WHAT? IT WILL AFFECT YOU. PEOPLE HERE IS GREEDY, SELFISH, BAD MINDED ENVIOUS PEOPLE. THE ONLY THING THEY DO WELL IS TEAR EACH OTHER DOWN, LIE AND MAKE UP LIES IF THEY CANNOT FIND ANYTHING ON YOU. OH YEAH, THEY ARE GOOD AT THAT. BE VERYYYYYY CAREFUL OF THESE PEOPLE.

  8. Hmm says:

    Nothing has changed these are Fahies cronies. I dont undertsnad whats going on those board members including the chairman does not have a drop of qualification or experience in Aviation. I dont undertand we need a election.

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  9. Feo Gomez says:

    THeodore is a good person plain and simple no debate.

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  10. What you know says:

    STFU, is them who called him back… And he turned it down. But they insisted.

  11. @lol says:

    Because the positions are advertised now and qualified individuals are staying out of the foolishness.

  12. CoI says:

    All I would say about every one of the recent appointments is that the commission of inquiry was a waste of time and this place will never ever clean up.

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  13. Same ole same ole says:

    Its who you know or who you can payoff or who you can sl__p with to get certain positions. Enjoy y’all co__uption

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  14. Now we talking answering back says:

    To whoever you are, warning: don’t ever tell anyone to SHUT UP, why? BECAUSE IS THE CAUSE OF GETTING A GOOD BUTST MOUTH THAT INCLUDES LOOSING SOME TEETH YA HEARD? THE MILK COW FACTORY IS CLOSED CANNOT SUCK ON THE COWS BREAST ANYMORE.

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  15. fitting says:

    Daly fit the position

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  16. Lake! says:

    How many boards was she paid to be on! Sick to the stomach. The building on the highway looks like a slum, there will never be justice.

  17. Good luck Theo says:

    But Im not sure you are of the right character for this appointment.

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  18. Correct says:

    That ugly building needs to be demolish looks like something you see in a THIRD WORLD COUNTRY. BIG JANKEY EYESORE.

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  19. I Said It says:

    I hope he do a better job than he is doing with the business …

  20. @Guest says:

    LMAO!!!! whatever you say

  21. One Board for all Ports. says:

    This is the Board that should be running all the Ports “Air & Sea” This is better constructed than the Sea Port Board. We have too many boards.

  22. Friend of BVI says:

    Any time l hear someone ask why persons are given stipend to be on a Board it tells me they do not have a clue all that is involved to be a Board Member.

    There is this misconception that you just show up for meetings, and persons are not aware that there are documents you must reviewed and policy decisions made that sets the tune for the organization. When a few members of the general public/know it all’s are free to just be on social media speaking freely about what they know nothing about, you are up late studying in an effort to serve them while they curse you for doing good on their behalf. But then again how dear you make some gas money and a little extra as a thank you.

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