Persons sitting on any of government’s statutory boards or commissions are now in danger of being sacked by the new VIP administration that was elected into government back in February.
Minister of Transportation, Works, & Utilities Kye Rymer gave that indication in the House of Assembly on Friday, May 17.
“It is the position of this new administration that the tenure of any board member should not go beyond the term of any sitting government. This is a new policy being implemented by this government.” Rymer said.
Rymer also confirmed that since April 22, at least one board under his portfolio has been affected by the new policy.
“As it relates to the board members of the BVI Electricity Corporation, the Cabinet of the Virgin Islands approved the revocation of the appointments of most of the members, which is in the process of being rectified to include all members,” the govenrment minister said.
He added: “The Board of the BVI Electricity Corporation was revoked in accordance with Section 5 of the BVI Electricity Corporation Ordinance, Chapter 277 of the Laws of the Virgin Islands.”
Minister Rymer was responding to a series of questions being asked by Opposition Leader Marlon Penn.