Monel Nickie is Virgin Gorda’s first female district officer
Ms Monel Nickie has been appointed to the post of Virgin Gorda District Officer, making her the first woman to hold the position.
Ms. Nickie will be responsible for coordinating designated government activities on Virgin Gorda to ensure departmental objectives of the Sister Islands program are achieved in her new role.
Deputy Governor David Archer Jr. congratulated Ms Nickie and said her appointment was historic and worth celebrating as she becomes the first woman to serve as a district officer for Virgin Gorda.
The Deputy Governor said, “While we recognize this significant milestone, it is also important to note Ms. Nickie’s unique strengths and vigor that earned her this Virgin Gorda Community Enhancement nomination.
Mr. Archer added: “After Mr. Verne Wheatley, who previously held the position, served 25 long years, we are grateful to him for leaving a legacy that will not be forgotten, and which Mrs. Nickie will certainly benefit from. and extend.
Ms Nickie said she was delighted to take on the role of district officer and considered it an honor to serve the Virgin Islands and her community in this capacity.
“The strength of our success as a Territory lies in our ability to work together and serve each other. I am committed to contributing positively to my community and look forward to our continued growth and development,” she added.
The District Officer has served in a variety of roles in the teaching profession, including as an Adjunct Lecturer at H. Lavity Stoutt Community College as well as a Virgin Gorda-based elementary school teacher. Ms. Nickie is also the founder and director of MOSADI, a women’s empowerment initiative that provides spiritual, emotional, physical, financial and social mentorship through lectures, workshops and one-on-one sessions.
The objective of the Sister Islands Program is to promote and facilitate the execution of projects designed to bring about lasting improvement in the quantity, quality and delivery of government services to the Sister Islands.