Mrs. Tashi O’Flaherty-Maduro is the new Registrar General at the Civil Registry and Passport Office after being confirmed to the post effective December 1, 2022.

The confirmation came in a media release from the Government of the Virgin Islands which said Maduro’s appointment is a natural progression following the unexpected passing of the previous Registrar General, Mrs. Stephanie Benn.

Speaking on her new appointment Maduro said that she is humbled and honoured to be serving in the role of Registrar General.

“With God’s help and the support of the capable staff of the Civil Registry and Passport Office, I endeavour to lead with professionalism and integrity.  My goal is to uphold the standards and good governance within the Civil Registry and Passport Office, while promoting a positive work culture and continue to achieve excellence in service delivery,” she said.

Deputy Governor David Archer Jr. said he is confident in Maduro’s ability to execute the post.

He said, “While Mrs. Maduro’s predecessor has set a high standard for the role of Registrar General, as well as the Civil Registry and Passport Office overall, I have no doubt that Mrs. Maduro can confidently follow suit after spending years under the guidance of Mrs. Stephanie Benn. I look forward to seeing the Office continue their mission of excellence under her leadership.”

Maduro will be responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient functioning of the Civil Registry and Passport Office.

She previously held the post of Deputy Registrar General and had prior experience as Senior Administrative Officer in the Civil Registry and Passport Office and Assistant Secretary in the Premier’s Office.

Maduro’s academic qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of the Virgin Islands, an Executive Diploma in Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute, United Kingdom, and a Master of Science in Business Management from Manchester Metropolitan University.