Topic: Law, The Public Service | Posted By: aphillip
Friday, 5 March 2021 - 12:46pm
Mr. Speaker - As this Honourable House is aware, on 19th January, 2021 the former Governor, His Excellency Augustus Jaspert, appointed a Commissioner, Sir Gary Hickinbottom, to hold a Commission of Inquiry, to inquire into whether corruption, abuse of office or other serious dishonesty in relation to officials whether statutory, elected or public, “… may have taken place in recent years.”
Deputy Governor, Mr. David D. Archer, Jr has said that facilitating improved access to a wide range of public services is a priority for his office while announcing that the Sister Islands Programme Unit has extended its ongoing survey until the end of March.
Following the decision of the former Governor, His Excellency Augustus J U Jaspert, to institute a Commission of Inquiry (the "Inquiry"), the Government of the Virgin Islands established the Inquiry Response Unit ('IRU') on 5 February, 2021 to ensure full cooperation with the Inquiry and facilitation of the Inquiry process, while upholding the legal duties and legitimate interests of the Government.
Topic: Disaster Recovery, The Public Service | Posted By: lstevens
Thursday, 18 February 2021 - 2:03pm
With heavy machinery and ceremonial shovels, demolition of the former home of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) and construction of a state-of-the-art new National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) began with a groundbreaking ceremony this week in McNamara.