British Virgin Islands

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020

Gov't workers told to focus on revenue generation this year

Gov't workers told to focus on revenue generation this year

Premier and Minister for Finance Andrew Fahie has charged public officers with the task of focusing on revenue generation for the most of this year.

Premier Fahie was at the time addressing a strategic planning meeting with public officers on Tuesday, a government-commissioned media release said on Wednesday

He said this was the focus for the first three quarters of 2020.

Premier Fahie said the plans in place stand to benefit the people of the Virgin Islands in all areas.

The leader of government business further said his areas of priorities include “green energy; amendments to and creation of legislation; and capacity building in specific economic sectors such as the marine industry, culinary arts, alternative energy and entrepreneurship”.

According to the said media release, “Premier Fahie pledged his support for the establishment of the Halls of Justice and the development of a modern ferry terminal in West End. Other areas of priority include consumer protection, medicinal marijuana, and digitisation of services”.


Governor to focus on good governance

Also addressing public officers, Governor Augustus Jaspert said his office’s mandate this year will be geared towards public service transformation, good governance, security and justice, disaster resiliency, alignment of constitutional departments, human resource capacity building, organisational reviews, and quality service delivery, the release said.

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