Insurance tribunal gets new chair

Less than five weeks after announcing that Eric Ball would chair the territory’s new insurance tribunal, government stated Friday that Jack Husbands has been appointed to the position instead. Mr. Husbands is a partner at Walkers and has been practising in the Virgin Islands since 1992, according to his LinkedIn account. In its announcement, government did not explain the reason for the change. The Insurance Tribunal is supposed to mediate between dissatisfied customers and insurers with the goal of reaching amicable settlements, according to Government Information Services. If no settlement is reached, the tribunal will advise the customer on their options. Should tribunal members find any evidence of wrongdoing on the part of an insurance company, they are required to immediately notify the Financial Services Commission, which regulates insurers. The tribunal can be reached at or Insurance Tribunal, c/o BVI Financial Services Commission, Haycraft Building, Pasea Estate, Tortola, VG1110, Virgin Islands.


Consultants sought

Government is looking for professional consultants to assist with the recovery effort, according to GIS. Consultants are being sought in the areas of engineering; architecture; information, communication and technology; environmental engineering; environmental management;

climate change; financial auditing; disaster management; and ports and marine management, according to GIS. Interested parties should submit relevant information to Dr. Drexel Glasgow, the director of projects in the Ministry of Finance, at