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June 5, 2003 – Government House released a list on Thursday evening of 75 executive branch employees authorized by Gov. Charles W. Turnbull to use government vehicles at any time. There are 55 for the St. Thomas-St. John district and 20 for St. Croix.
Turnbull advised his department and agency heads on May 12 that he was going to cut back on the number of unrestricted authorizations as a fiscal austerity measure.
"It is estimated that the approved list" for use outside of normal working hours "has been reduced by 50 percent," the release stated.
The list includes all commissioners but no chauffeurs. And while it covers eight Public Works Department technical experts for St. Thomas-St. John, none are listed for St. Croix.
The release noted that the governor has provided his department and agency heads with a form for them to authorize after-hours use of vehicles by particular persons within their areas for particular activities. "These forms will be in the possession of authorized employees" during any such after-hours use of the vehicles, it said.
Police Commissioner Elton Lewis announced on May 26 that police coming upon an unauthorized executive branch worker driving a government vehicle outside of regular working hours would from then on detain the driver, seize the vehicle or have it towed to a police holding area, and notify the head of the employee's department or agency.
The employee, he said, would be "held at a police facility until the commissioner of the employee's agency or department has been notified." And the commissioner, once notified, would be obliged to "explain the employee's action to that island's administrator."
Lewis said then that repeat offenders "could face criminal sanctions."
Those with unrestricted authorization on the list distributed Thursday are:
St. Thomas-St. John district
Office of the Governor:
Juel T.R. Molloy, chief of staff
Alric Simmonds, deputy chief of staff
James O'Bryan Jr., St. Thomas/Water Island administrator
Horace Brooks, confidential assistant
Julien Harley, St. John administrator
Agriculture Department:
Elvette Elliott, assistant commissioner
Office of Collective Bargaining:
Karen M. Andrews, chief negotiator
Education Department:
Noreen Michael, commissioner
William I. Frett, superintendent
Finance Department:
Bernice Turnbull, commissioner
Fire Service:
Ian Williams, director
Mervin Potter, chief
Glenn Francis, fire marshal
Brian Chapman, deputy chief
Health Department:
Lucien Moolenaar, assistant commissioner
Clarice Comissiong, director of nursing
Ethlyn T. Joseph, public health director
Housing Parks and Recreation Department:
Ira M. Hobson, commissioner
Stanley Smith, assistant commissioner
Human Services Department:
Sedonie Halbert, commissioner
Wynn John, transportation director
Moleto Smith, deputy commissioner
Office of Inspector General:
Steven van Beverhoudt, inspector general
Nicholas Peru, special investigator
Internal Revenue Bureau:
Louis Willis, director
Ervin C. Dorsett, deputy director
Justice Department:
Iver Stridiron, attorney general
Alva A. Swan, chief deputy attorney general
Licensing and Consumer Affairs Department:
Andrew Rutnik, commissioner
Office of Management and Budget:
Ira Mills, director
Personnel Division:
Joanne U. Barry, director
Kevin Rodriquez, assistant director
Planning and Natural Resources Department:
Claudette Lewis, assistant commissioner
Police Department:
Elton Lewis, commissioner
Bruce Hamlin, assistant commissioner
Elvin R. Fahie Sr., deputy chief
Angelo Hill, deputy chief
Property and Procurement Department:
Marc Biggs, commissioner
Randolph Latimer, assistant commissioner
Lawrence Sylvester, deputy commissioner
Lawrence E. Ottley, director of printing/public information officer
Daryl Lewis, program administrator
Public Works Department:
Wayne Callwood, commissioner
Eventon Gibson, project supervisor
James Jeffers, wastewater maintenance mechanic
Louis Camsel, wastewater maintenance mechanic
Shawn Brown, solid waste supervisor
Rasid Mu'Min, landfill supervisor
Steven Aubin, mechanical engineer
Lionel Olive, unspecified director
Campbell Francis, wastewater plant operator
Tourism Department:
Monique Sibilly-Hodge, assistant commissioner
Office of Veterans Affairs:
Justin Harrigan, director
V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency:
Maj. Gen. (V.I.) Cleave McBean, executive director
Harold M. Baker, director

St. Croix district
Office of the Governor:
Gregory Francis, St. Croix administrator
Agriculture Department:
Lawrence Lewis, commissioner
Education Department:
Terrence T. Joseph, superintendent
Finance Department:
Valencio Jackson, assistant commissioner
Fire Service:
Roberto Santos Sr., fire chief
Alex Alexandro, fire marshal
Health Department:
Dr. Mavis Matthew, commissioner
Human Services Department:
Ferrynesia Benjamin, assistant commissioner
Jason Williams, administrator for maintenance/transportation
Internal Revenue Bureau:
Gizette Canegata, deputy director
Justice Department:
Cornelius Evans, deputy attorney general
Labor Department:
Cecil Benjamin, commissioner
Eleuteria Roberts, assistant commissioner
Personnel Division:
Kenneth L. Hermon, acting assistant director
Planning and Natural Resources Department:
Dean C. Plaskett, commissioner
Police Department:
Novelle E. Francis, chief
Herminio Valesquez, deputy chief
Property and Procurement Department:
Felix Llanos, transportation coordinator
Public Works Department:
Robert Moorehead, assistant commissioner
Tourism Department:
Pamela Richards, commissioner

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