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History? Mr Speaker? Hon Archibald C. Christian acts as Speaker

History? Mr Speaker? Hon Archibald C. Christian acts as Speaker. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a history making session today, Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at the continuation of the 6th Sitting of the 3rd Session of the 3rd House of Assembly (HoA).

With Speaker of the HoA, Honourable Ingrid A. Moses on vacation, and Deputy Speaker, Honourable Delores Christopher (R5) on sick leave, Junior Minister for Tourism, Honourable Archibald C. Christian (AL), was sworn in as the Acting Speaker.

It was the first time in recent memory that both the Speaker and Deputy Speaker were away from the Territory at the same time.

While most members were caught slipping up at times, saying “Madam Speaker” instead of “Mr Speaker,” most legislators give Hon Christian ‘kudos,’ on doing a "good job" with his short lived appointment.

With Hon Christian’s announcement to his ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), that he will not seek reelection after two terms, maybe the next government could consider him as a contender for House Speaker, as he seems very comfortable in the chair.

11 Responses to “History? Mr Speaker? Hon Archibald C. Christian acts as Speaker”

  • one eye (14/08/2018, 20:37) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    lol yea he did a good job
  • please (14/08/2018, 20:50) Like (12) Dislike (10) Reply
    He will not see that seat under the next VIP government so he better enjoy the few hours
  • Jaigon (14/08/2018, 21:05) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    Congrats Archi. You should have hold the position of deputy speaker from the onset, but seeing the Delores was a stalwart and they couldn’t give her a ministry they had to reward her with something. Hence she was made DS
  • bojan (15/08/2018, 00:34) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    Big up Archie its the first time lately I hear the house sound like respectable people inside there and not like Dogs and Cats respect to you I hope they keep it that way.
  • musa (15/08/2018, 07:34) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    great job bro , when a man can keep his own house together he can unit any team ...
  • justice (15/08/2018, 15:27) Like (50) Dislike (0) Reply
    The man fit the position. This site need to stop screening comments
  • facts man (17/08/2018, 02:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Moses has lower the house standards and reputation

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