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USVI: Bryan to Let Go Underperformers Across the Board, Will Expand Authority of CEOs to Push Progress Forward


by Elesha George (VI Consortium) Governor Albert Bryan Jr. continued to take a hardline approach to underperformance in the government service, warning on Thursday night that there would be “changes all across the board.”

Continuing on from Tuesday’s re-election pledge to terminate underperforming Cabinet members, he said on Thursday that his administration would get rid of not only commissioners but directors, and people who perform “rank and file jobs.”

Because of their underperformance, Mr. Bryan said other workers have had to work twice as hard and his government has become a scapegoat for departmental failures.

“There’s too many people in the line that just get jumped over and gets a pass because it’s okay, it’s the governor’s fault,” he said. “We’ve got to be accountable all the way down the line and all the way up. We’ve got to get it done, I only have four years [and] I’m not going to be gentle about it. It’s time for results,” he declared.

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