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GOVERNMENT HOUSE: Mapp Taps Avril George To Be Acting Labor Commissioner


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CHRISTIANSTED — Averil George has been named Acting Commissioner of the Virgin Islands Department of Labor effective Monday, June 25.

George, who currently serves as the Assistant Director of the Division of Personnel, replaces outgoing Labor Commissioner Catherine Hendry.

Hendry submitted her resignation this week after advising Governor Kenneth Mapp that she was offered a position to serve as legal counsel for the V.I. Port Authority. She is expected to commence her duties at VIPA shortly.

“Commissioner Hendry has worked diligently on behalf of the people of the Virgin Islands and at a time when growing our workforce is essential to our continued success,” Governor Mapp said. “I thank her for her service to the people of the territory and wish her well in her new role at the Port Authority.”

Hendry has served as Labor Commissioner since 2015.

“I have had enjoyed my time with the Department of Labor and I know that the Department will continue to work on behalf of the people of the Virgin Islands,” Hendry said.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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