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Archer in the big chair, named Acting Governor

Deputy Governor, David D. Archer, Jr. will hold the post of acting Governor until Saturday, May 26, 2018, after being appointed with effect from Thursday, May 17, 2018, in accordance with Section 37 of the Virgin Islands Constitution Order, 2007. Photo: Andre Dawson aka ‘Shadow’/Facebook
Some 10,000 plus residents are getting ready to descend on Government House in Road Town on the main Island of Tortola in one of the most significant demonstrations to date on May 24, 2018. Photo: VINO/File
Some 10,000 plus residents are getting ready to descend on Government House in Road Town on the main Island of Tortola in one of the most significant demonstrations to date on May 24, 2018. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As some 10,000 plus residents are getting ready to descend on Government House in Road Town on the main Island of Tortola in one of the most significant demonstrations to date come Thursday, May 24, 2018, it has been announced that Deputy Governor David D. Archer, Jr. is acting Governor.

Mr Archer will hold the top public sector post until Saturday, May 26, 2018, after being appointed with effect from Thursday, May 17, 2018, in accordance with Section 37 of the Virgin Islands Constitution Order, 2007.

Archer has power

Government spokeswomen, Colene A. Penn said in a Government Information Service (GIS) statement issued moments ago May 23, 2018 that according to section 37 of the constitution “During any period when the office of Governor is vacant, or the Governor is absent from the Virgin Islands or is for any other reason unable to perform the functions of his or her office, the Deputy Governor shall, during Her Majesty’s pleasure, act in the office of Governor and shall perform the functions of that office accordingly.”

Mr Archer is expected to receive a petition at the end of the public march at the governor’s resident according to march organisers.

14 Responses to “Archer in the big chair, named Acting Governor”

  • 123 (23/05/2018, 14:43) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    yo go boy
  • Divine Intervention (23/05/2018, 14:51) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    And Mr. Archer will receive us gracefully for he will, no doubt, become undeniably engulfed with the spirit of our Ancestors. End point!
  • yes (23/05/2018, 15:48) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    That's my boy!
  • (23/05/2018, 17:29) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    How convenient!! Saw this coming from the decision was made to march to Government House.

    Congrats Archer...do your thing!!
  • foxy (23/05/2018, 19:02) Like (9) Dislike (13) Reply
    Look how the white boy set him up!
  • Hand pick (23/05/2018, 21:44) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    He is in position for such a time as this. The door keeper for this hour.
  • Eagle Eye (23/05/2018, 21:52) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    White boy don't want to face our music
  • ReX FeRal (23/05/2018, 22:34) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    How big is that chair?
    White boy set up what? All he has to do is follow the darn rules and keep his integrity in tact like the Hill man.
  • Holditdown (24/05/2018, 00:15) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Archer is one of we foremost. That should tell you the UK man running and leaving Archer to hold the fort. Barry said you don't talk all.
  • me again (24/05/2018, 04:09) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Watch Gov house faking a “ sick emergency “ before this march is over , ambulance will be called out : mark my word
  • Where's Willy? (24/05/2018, 07:51) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    So, where is Gov Jaspert? Why wouldn't he be there today? Hmmm.
  • faith (24/05/2018, 09:28) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I admire this young man so much. He is following in the footsteps of the late Elton Georges, a man of integrity.


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