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Hon Turnbull appointed Minister for a day

Honourable, Melvin M. Turnbull, has been appointed Minister for Health and Social Development in the Virgin Islands government, for a day, on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Photo: VINO/File
Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), will be away from the Territory at the time. Photo: VINO/File
Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), will be away from the Territory at the time. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Second District Representative, Honourable, Melvin M. Turnbull, has been appointed Minister for Health and Social Development in the Virgin Islands (VI) government, for a day, on Thursday, August 23, 2018.

The appointment comes after an official notice was handed to acting Governor, David D. Archer, by Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), today, August 22, 2018.

According to the missive issued by Dr Smith, to the acting Governor, the appointment obtains, since substantive Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), will be away from the Territory at the time.

According to the official notice dispatched to the acting Governor, “…two ministers will be away from the Territory,” on August 23, 2018.

Premier Smith, as such indicated that “in order to comply with Section 49(3) of the Virgin Islands Constitution Order 2007, I advise that the appointment of Hon Ronnie W. Skelton be revoked and that Hon Melvin Turnbull be appointed to the post of Minister for Health and Social development for the said date.”      

8 Responses to “Hon Turnbull appointed Minister for a day”

  • ccc (22/08/2018, 17:41) Like (20) Dislike (4) Reply
    He he just a day, hopes he build a hospital on jvd
  • NICK (22/08/2018, 18:07) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    so is he getting a big bonus pay for that?
  • OKAYYY (22/08/2018, 18:21) Like (10) Dislike (8) Reply
    Ok Mitch, that's cool. That was a good decission.
    • c j (23/08/2018, 18:25) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      hope is just a day, for we aint want his uncles to run the place dry
  • Outlaw (22/08/2018, 18:38) Like (17) Dislike (24) Reply
    Hon. broad minded and courageous Ronnie, be careful of this move, you may not have a ministry when you return. Will Mitch be paid as a minister for that?. Trying to buy over Mitch but he will be running with Ronnie party
    • Inlaw (23/08/2018, 06:02) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
      @ Outlaw. Oh Gosh Man! Can you read? The article clearly states that the decision was made by the Premier in accordance with the Constitution.


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