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July 4th, 2017
Governor Duncan’s departure delayed until after August Festival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Some in the political class from both sides of the aisle were counting the days in July of this month to see the back of the United Kingdom appointed Governor John S. Duncan OBE.

July 1st, 2017
Gov John S. Duncan leaves VI in a few days; A brief look back!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor John S. Duncan OBE took up his post as a senior civil servant in the British Foreign Service as appointed Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) in August of 2014 and after 3 years the time has come for him to leave. His tenure ends August 2017; however, he is expected to go on leave sometime this month (July 2017) and not return.

June 26th, 2017
4 yrs of 'underspending' on Police has to be addressed- Gov Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor John S. Duncan OBE has asked for patience from the people of the Virgin Islands as the results of his recent historic move to exercise his reserved powers under the Virgin Islands Constitution Order 2007 to fund the police and other departments “will take time” to be seen.

June 24th, 2017
Governor was right to take money from Consolidated Fund- E.G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – He has been one of the harshest critics of Governor John S. Duncan OBE, even calling for the United Kingdom to recall him; however, this time talk show host and retired civil servant Mr Edmund G. Maduro has found himself siding with the Queen’s Representative.

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.

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