This is according to Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon. Andrew Fahie who said Bayly's departure paves the way for a Virgin Islander.
"Mr. Bayly’s resignation, although coming as a surprise to this Government, now provides and creates an opportunity for qualified Virgin Islanders to step forward and apply for the position when it is advertised," the Premier stated.
According to the Premier, the Government has 'invested in its people, and our people have invested in themselves'.
"We are therefore confident that Virgin Islanders have the necessary skills to lead the RDA and to continue taking the Virgin Islands forward with the recovery, which is on the move. It is important to note that the Government and people of the Virgin Islands have invested more in the ongoing recovery than any other entity, and will continue to do so while we welcome assistance from others," the Premier stated.
Premier Fahie stated that Government thanks Bayly for his service and wish him the best in his future endeavours.
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