Press Release

Office of the Deputy Governor
Release Date:
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 - 4:51pm

The Panthers, Team A of the Ministry of Communications and Works has regained the Public Service Week 2016 Championship.

 This was announced on Monday, June 27, at the closing and prize giving ceremony to officially conclude Public Service Week 2016.

Four teams within the Public Service engaged in friendly competition for year-long bragging rights as champions of the week.

The Panthers also won the dominoes competition, the open house video competition and the Family Fun Day decathlon held at Brewer’s Bay Beach.

Team B, Supersonics with members from the Governor’s Group and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour placed second overall and won the viewer’s choice award for the open house video competition.  Team C, Warriors of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Health and Social Development, placed third and won the employee trivia competition. Team D Eagles, of the Premier’s Office and the Ministry of Finance placed fourth and won the Employee Race competition.

Acting Deputy Governor Mr. David Archer thanked public officers for their work and enthusiasm in making the week a success and for the camaraderie and high levels of participation evident at the week’s events. Mr. Archer expressed gratitude to the Public Service Week 2016 Steering committee co-chaired by Mr. Andrew St. Hilaire and Mrs. Felina D. Moss from the Ministry of Communications and Works for the tremendous work in planning the week of activities.

Public Service Week began on Monday, June 20, with a march through Road Town and a prayer service on the grounds of the Central Administration Complex.  Among the activities of the week was the employee recognition ceremony that was merged with the launch of ‘One Government’ that signaled the rebranding and transformation of the public service. An open house video competition was a new addition to this year’s week of activities where competing ministries created a five minute video marketing their services and those of their departments.

Public Officers also embarked on a mammoth community service project with over 150 persons hauling more than 1000 bags of debris, junk, plastic bottles and waste from the mangroves behind the fence at the festival grounds.

Public Service Week 2016 was held from June 20 to 27 under the theme, “One Public Service:  A Celebration of Togetherness.”  The event is held annually to highlight the contributions of the public service to the Territory’s development, and to give members of the public an opportunity to gain a better appreciation and understanding for the work of the public service.


Colene A. Penn

Head of Communications
Recovery and Development Agency
Tel: +1 (284) 345-2776 | Mobile: +1 (284) 345-3387