The Ministry of Home Affairs is pleased to announce that Ms Andesha Busby, the 2016 recipient of the Government's four-year bursary award and member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), recently joined the Bermuda Government Land Valuation Department as the Designate Valuer.
In 2016, after receiving the Land Valuation Department's four-year bursary award, Ms Busby began pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Real Estate at the University of Reading in the UK. After successfully earning her Real Estate degree in 2019, she joined the UK Government's Valuation Office Agency (VOA), which provides valuations and property advice to support taxation and benefits.
Ms Busby, based in the VOA's Southampton office from 2019 to the end of 2022, was responsible for various projects and gained diverse professional experience.
With this background and on her first attempt in early 2022 at 28 years old, Ms Busby passed her Assessment of Professional Competence, becoming a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, specialising in Valuations.
In January 2023. Ms Busby returned home to commence her role in the Land Valuation Department as the Designate Valuer, responsible for providing valuations on all property types throughout the island for stamp duty and probate purposes.
Recognising Ms Busby's accomplishments, her decision to return home, and the Government's support, the Minister of Home Affairs, the Hon. Walter Roban, said, "I congratulate Ms Busby for her success, especially for becoming a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Land Valuation is a specialised and unique field, and chartered surveying is an excellent choice for students considering a career."
"Also and in line with Government's Youth Employment Strategy, this is a perfect example of the Government's tangible investment in our youth. Investing and encouraging them to return and contribute their talents to their home country is vital to the future of Bermuda."
"To that end, the Government continues to provide many scholarships, training, and internship opportunities enabling Bermudians to pursue their goals."
Bermudians interested in a career in Land Valuation are encouraged to contact the Land Valuation Department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 297-7964.
For more information on scholarships, training, and internship opportunities, contact the Department of Workforce Development by calling 297-7714.