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May 14th, 2017
John S. Duncan Out! Augustus J. U. Jaspert In! As new governor in August

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands (VI) will get another un-elected senior United Kingdom civil servant in the capacity as governor come August 2017. As the tenure of controversial Governor John S. Duncan OBE is almost up, Britain has announced the appointment of Augustus (Gus) James Ulysses Jaspert to take up the position.

April 6th, 2017
More details emerge on Governor’s $1.88M from Treasury

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was on March 16, 2017 that United Kingdom appointed Governor John S. Duncan OBE made history in the Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands by imposing direct rule via his constitutional authority under Sec 103 (b).

April 6th, 2017
Was there a Cabinet boycott in protest of Governor?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was Wednesday March 29, 2017 that the Government of Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) reportedly boycotted a Cabinet meeting.

March 27th, 2017
My decisions are not intended to be popular- Gov Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor of the Virgin Islands John S. Duncan OBE has said he is in no way mindful of those who criticise his recent move to invoke his constitutional right and instruct the Government of the day to disburse $1.88M for arms of government which fall under his purview.

March 26th, 2017
Radio talk show hosts applaud historic move by Governor Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was not worded quite the same as Calypso Queen Sistah Joyce (Joycelyn Sears) hit song- Wha you bawlin fa?, but the message is one and the same.

March 24th, 2017
FS Neil M. Smith Out! On vacation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was yesterday March 23, 2017 that social network was abuzz with circulation that the Territory's youngest Financial Secretary and most powerful senior civil servant, Mr Neil M. Smith, was being forced out of office and was to be replaced by a United Kingdom national.

March 24th, 2017
Gov Duncan Lies! Takes over $1.8M under Sec 103; added DPP to $$$ grab

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a hurriedly arranged press conference on March 16, 2017 requested by the United Kingdom appointed Governor John S. Duncan OBE on the steps of the Government’s Central Administrative Complex, reporters waited in anticipation as Mr Duncan finished his National Security Council (NSC) meeting.

March 24th, 2017
Gov Duncan shamed the entire VI- Claude O. Skelton Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline is questioning whether the recent move by His Excellency The Governor, John S. Duncan OBE, was justifiable, and has called on the Territory’s leaders to unite on what he feels was a shaming of the entire Virgin Islands (UK) by the UK elected hierarchy.

March 22nd, 2017
Reserved power used is ‘an attempt to take us back’- Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While many of the front bench Ministers of the ruling National Democratic Party Administration have been silent and embarrassed over Governor John S. Duncan OBE using his reserved power under Sec 103 (b) of the constitution to take $800,000 from the government coffers and place in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force’s budget, another back bencher is speaking out.

March 18th, 2017
Funding of the RVIPF is a great start- Opposition Leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of the Opposition Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has no issues with Governor John S. Duncan OBE exercising his reserved powers in the 2007 Virgin Islands Constitution to ensure additional funding to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).



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