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Zoe Walcott the new Business Development Manager at pier park

Zoe Walcott

Another stalwart of the Virgin Islands Party led by Premier Andrew Fahie has landed a top post in the territory.

Former Mrs BVI, Zoe Walcott, is the new Business Development Manager at the C.B. Romney Tortola Pier Park.

She took up that post on September 15.

Speaking to BVI News on Monday, Walcott said she is grateful to serve.

“If the (VIP) party sees an opportunity where my skill sets can be utilized, where ordinarily it has not been given the right impetus to do so, I am appreciative of anybody who recognizes that I can be an asset,” she said.

When asked if her appointment was politically motivated, she replied: “I can’t speak to that.”

I am well rounded

In the meantime, Walcott said she has a lot to offer to the pier park.

“My background has been primarily in financial services, but I also do a lot of contracts with a number of businesses that span from tourism to chicken farms. I own a number of businesses as well. I am quite well rounded,” she said.

A lot of work to do

Walcott also said there are lots to be done at the multimillion-dollar facility that will keep her busy.

“The park has a lot of areas that require further exploration and just in terms of meeting the mandate that the park was initially envisaged. There is quite a lot to be done,” she said.

“We have sort of hit the ground running to create additional opportunities that would allow the park to flourish under a business model. The park needs to make money, and we need to make sure that we are working to ensure that we can be more autonomous,” she further explained before adding, “My job is to look for the money.”

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  1. Smith says:

    The Pier Park needs all the help it can get. It’s unbelievable how that incompetent group have been allowed to remain there and run down that facility. I hope Zoe and the new persons are able to turn around that place as there’s so much potential.

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  2. My take says:

    Great choice

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  3. vip heckler says:

    1000 jobs for VIP followers/supporters

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  4. COALITION GOVERNMENT says:

    I told you all VIP was no different from NDP!

    COALITION GOVERNMENT was the way to go but Andrew quickly shoot that idea down because he wanted to do s**t like this with ease!

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  5. Lol says:

    I do not mind the help but was that job giving to her? Them just hiring without even given people a chance. Let see who is else get put out of a job for them friend to get one. Everyone at ports and pier park watch you all self if you ain’t on their side, from the first district or 5th because tomorrow you can be out of a job sad but true.

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    • Tom says:

      Was the position created for her? They (the government) wanted to make her the CEO but they couldn’t fire the person currently in the position…

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  6. East says:

    that Premier WAS my friend that’s why I gave them my 4 votes… But he doing s**t nowadays.. I need back my votes that’s #1… #2 not a next term for you guys… sorry

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  7. Is this a conflict? says:

    Doesn’t she have a rental in the pier park? Just a question

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  8. The Reaper says:

    It is what it is. Mother Stepfather All VIP. So I guess she good. If the vip can sees my skills can be utilized it’s an opportunity too serve. My Country..Well no one else ,they could of think on .No other Candidates in Mind .oh no !!!!!!The VIP can seessssssssssssssssssss. an opportunity where Myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Skillsssssssssssss set can be Utilized After all We vote all The Way VIP Backward Never Forward Everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. see says:

    Cant be any worse . Good luck …
    just please make the place friendly for locals instead of a rude armed camp like atmosphere .

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  10. #NeverAgainVIP says:

    I want back my vote. This is who they demote Gerrine for? They demote a good manager at the Pier Park to bring in another one of their cronies. Who next? How many people will VIP walk over and destroy to sweeten the mouths of their friends. #NeverAgainVIP

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  11. Ausar says:

    What a consummate professional, that is deserving of this position!

    Congrats, Zoe!!!

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  12. Pickomoff says:

    Which party here paying for this blogging negativity all day? I wanted a job like this blogger.

    Blogging all day with the same 7 to 8 likes on a VIP attack doing good or bad.

    Now about this job to Zoe, she is one ah we so why not.

    Get Le**s out of there is what they need to do. A total waste of time.

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  13. Master Plan says:

    Good choice. Zoe will do her best so let’s give her a chance

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  14. Great Move says:

    Politics aside, Zoe is qualified to do a great job. I support this and congratulate her.

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  15. Me says:

    Are these positions being established out of thin air? I never saw an ad for any vacancy? who was the previous BDM? if this was such an important role why has this position been filled so long after opening? Was it really needed?

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  16. vip heckler says:

    BAM! BAM! BAM! BAM! has finally paid off

  17. Hmmm says:

    We seeing VIP only looking out for the party supporters while the trample other BVIslanders #NeverAgainVIP

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  18. hello says:

    Zoe.. congrats.

  19. 1000 says:

    Andrew sure taking care of his, no interview, just a phone call and report to work on Monday $72,000.00 per year.

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  20. Well sah says:

    You think is demote they demote jurine alone all them managers getting a licks at the port well some of them. You think VIP easy I know I is one who ain’t voting for them. I do not like how they are treating people at the ports especially the manager who have been there very long. Andrew and his 10000 jobs in a 1000 days and people afraid to speak up because they are afraid that their job is going to get taken from them.
    Never seen anything like this before this board is to involve in the day to day function of the port if that the case we do not need no managers because right now no one have the employee best interest at at heart

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    • jah says:

      Same thing at the airport the board ppl them have more say than the ones who in are hired to do the job…especially F**x he becoming a real pain in the a** with he sorry a+* tatics…

  21. NOnonsense says:

    Nepotism and un-earned favour.

    No experience in tourism. No experience with cruise ships.

  22. True says:

    Not the ones who look green! Leave them man!

  23. Interested says:

    And the beat goes on

  24. CW says:

    ALL YOU HATERS THAT ACT A FOOL AND HIDE BEHIND YOUR KEYBOARD MAKING STRUPE COMMENTS ARE HURTING THE BVI.GIVE A PERSON A CHANCE HEFORE YOU LIE, AND SCANDALIZE THEM.

    WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO HELP BVI? STRUPE COMMENTS AND EVIL HEARTS TOWARDS YOUR FELLOW COUNTRYMEN IS SHAMEFUL

    THE BVI NEEDS HELP ONLY BECAUSE STRUPES AND HATERS REFUSE TO DO THE RIGHT THING BIT WANT EVERYTHING DONE FOR THEM IN RETURN

    THOUGHT YOU LOT WERE CHRISTIAN! WHAT HAPPENED TO “DO UNTO OTHERS”? STRUPES ONLY ACT CHRISTIAN WHEN IT SUITS THEM AND THEN RUN OUT THE OTHER SIDE OF THEY MOUTH.

    SHAME ON YOU

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  25. Happy says:

    It’s about time! Hope we see some positive changes. She’s a positive person that is well suited for the job. J***** should have been fired the way she treats the tenants, not demoted! Tenants deserve better! Good luck Zoe!

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  26. Arianna says:

    Unlike others at the port who dont have a clue zoe will make valuable contributions

  27. Yellowbird says:

    Hope Zoe make all who not paying their rent pay now.

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