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Lieutenant Governor Tregenza A. Roach, ESQ

Early Life

Lt. Governor  Tregenza A. Roach, Esq. migrated from St. Kitts to the U.S. Virgin Islands at the age of eight to join his parents, Victor and Iona Roach, who had made St. Thomas their home years earlier.

A proud product of the St. Thomas Seventh Day Adventist School and V.I. public schools, Lt. Governor Roach graduated from Charlotte Amalie High School and attended the College of the Virgin Islands as a Holstein-Lewis scholar. He earned a Bachelor of Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and launched his career as a reporter for the Virgin Islands Daily News, rising to News Editor. He holds a juris doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he honed his skills as an effective problem-solver, innovative thinker, and detailed analyst.

Roach was a law clerk at various U.S. and V.I. government offices, practiced in the Territorial Court’s Civil and Family divisions and was an associate attorney at Bornn Bornn Handy and Rashid. He has been a member of the Virgin Islands Bar since 1991.

Public Service Leadership

The Lt. Governor ’s early public service career as Legal Counsel to the V.I. Commissioner of Education and as Executive Director of the Board of Education led to hIs award-winning consultancy as the Coordinator/Researcher of the University of the Virgin Islands’ (UVI) Constitution 2008. The website created under his leadership was included by the Library of Congress in materials for the national election 2008. As the United Nations qualified expert on constitutional development in the U.S. territories, he represented the V.I. at the United Nations Decolonization Seminars in Grenada, Indonesia, and St. Kitts.

Roach has served on UVI’s faculty, worked on its other projects with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, its Center for the Study of Spirituality and Professionalism, and was Editor-in-Chief of The Caribbean Writer.

Lt. Governor  Roach was elected to the 30th, 31st and 32nd legislatures as a staunch advocate for education, the environment, and the youth and elderly. As a member of the Education Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), he garnered the support of this influential body to adopt a resolution supporting full citizenship rights for Virgin Islanders which led to a full NCSL conference session devoted to the affairs of the remaining U.S. territories.

Humanitarian and Thought Leader

Lt. Governor Roach has served as a board member of the Disability Rights Center and the mental health advocacy group Clear Blue Sky, Inc., as Chairman of the V.I. Humanities Council, and as a volunteer reader and speaker in public and private schools. A poet and author, he has been published in numerous journals and is the recipient of regional and national awards for his adult and children’s books.

Name Designation Email
Annice Canton Executive Assistant to Lt. Governor annice.canton@lgo.vi.gov
Monique Wenner Executive Assistant to Chief of Staff monique.wenner@lgo.vi.gov
Denise Johannes Director of Corporations & Trademarks denise.johannes@lgo.vi.gov
Laura Bedminister Assistant Director, Division of Corporations and Trademarks Laura.Bedminister@lgo.vi.gov
Erica Dover Director, St. Thomas/St. John District Recorder of Deeds erica.dover@lgo.vi.gov
Shani Pinney VI SHIP Director / Medicare Coordinator shani.pinney@lgo.vi.gov
Chris George GIS Administrator Chris.George@lgo.vi.gov
Lance McKay Director of Management Information Systems lance.mckay@lgo.vi.gov
Gwendolyn Hall Brady Director of Banking, Insurance and Financial Regulation gwendolyn.brady@lgo.vi.gov
Glendina Matthew Acting Director Banking, Insurance, and Financial Regulation Glendina.Matthew@lgo.vi.gov
Kishma Dorset Director, St. Thomas/St. John District/St. Croix Passport Division kishma.dorset@lgo.vi.gov
Portia Pierre Director, St. Croix District Recorder of Deeds CPortia.Pierre@lgo.vi.gov
Ira Mills Tax Assessor ira.mills@lgo.vi.gov
Kennard Callendar Tax Collector Kennard.Callendar@lgo.vi.gov
Chalma Moorhead Assistant Tax Assessor Chalma.Moorhead@lgo.vi.gov
Paulette Ible Deputy Tax Assessor, St.Thomas/St.John District Paulette.Ible@lgo.vi.gov
Laura Acoy Deputy Tax Assessor, St. Croix District laura.acoy@lgo.vi.gov
Office Phone Fax

Administration (STT)

Administration (STT, accounting)

(340) 774-2991, opt. 1

(340) 774-2991, opt. 1

(340) 774-6953

(340) 774-5817

Administration (STX) (340) 773-6449, opt. 1 (340) 773-0330
Tax Assessor (STT)
Tax Assessor (STJ)
(340) 774-2991, opt. 2
(340) 773-2991, opt. 6
(340) 774-1270
(340) 693-9916
Tax Assessor (STX Christiansted)
Tax Assessor (STX Frederiksted)
(340) 773-6449, opt. 2
(340) 772-6449, opt. 6
(340) 773-4052
(340) 772-9325
Cadastral, (STT) (340) 774-2991, opt. 3 (340) 774-1270
Cadastral, (STX) (340) 773-6449, opt. 3 (340) 773-4052

Banking Insurance and Financial Regulation


(340) 774-2991, opt. 4

(340) 774-9458

(340) 774-5590

Banking Insurance and Financial Regulation


(340) 773-6449, opt. 4 (340) 719-3801
Recorder of Deeds (STT) (340) 774-2991, opt. 5 (340) 774-2234
Recorder of Deeds (STX) (340) 773-6449, opt. 5 (340) 719-7228
Passport (STT) (340) 774-2991, opt. 6 (340) 779-1171
Passport (STX Christiansted) (340) 773-6449, opt. 6 (340) 773-0330
Corporation (STT) (340) 774-2991, opt. 7 (340) 776-4612
Corporation (STX) (340) 773-6449, opt. 7 (340) 773-0330
Tax Collector (STT) (340) 774-2991, opt. 8 (340) 779-7825

Tax Collector (STX)

Tax Collector (F’STED)

(340) 773-6449, opt. 8

(340) 773-6449, opt. 8

(340) 719-2355

(340) 772-5580

VI State Health Insurance Program / Medicare, (STT) (340) 774-2991, opt. 9 (340) 774-2636
VI State Health Insurance Program / Medicare, (STX) (340) 773-6449, opt. 9 (340) 772-9120

“I am inspired by his earnestness and real passion for the

people of the Virgin Islands.”

– Albert Bryan