The RDA is seeking a new CEO following the resignation of New Zealand native Paul Bayly a few weeks ago.
“I did not support the RDA, unlike the current Premier. I said to someone that I was having a conversation with, when I looked at the job description that was set for the CEO of the RDA, you would realise that there was never intended for the BVIslander to qualify for that position,” Turnbull said during a press conference last week.
He continued: “Now hearing [that] because Mr Bayly has resigned, we can make way for a BVIslander, the Premier has the opportunity, if he so wishes, to do that. But why was the RDA set up? What was the RDA supposed to do? The last administration and this administration is operating in contravention to the law that passed that I voted against because the RDA was supposed to be set up to deal with the recovery and development of the Virgin Islands after the devastating storms of 2017. Where we are now is a lot of fast talk, a lot of things shifting, and things operating as if we are trying to get it together.”
Turnbull said his reasoning for voting against the RDA back in 2018 was that the BVI should be rebuilt by the locals, “just as it was done 50 or 60 years ago”.
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