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New Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert arrives!

- to be sworn in tomorrow, August 22, 2017
Governor-designate Mr Augustus J. U. Jaspert, right, along with his wife and two young sons, is greeted by Premier Dr The Hon D Orlando Smith (AL) and Leader of the Opposition Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), left, at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island today, August 21, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
BEEF ISLAND, VI- Governor-designate Mr Augustus J. U. Jaspert, the 13th unelected Governor of the British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands, has arrived in the territory.

Mr Jaspert, along with his wife and two young sons, arrived at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island around 12 noon today, August 21, 2017.

The man to replace Mr John S. Duncan OBE was greeted at the airport by Premier Dr The Hon D Orlando Smith (AL) and Leader of the Opposition Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1)

Mr Jaspert will take the Oath of Office for the Governor upstairs the House of Assembly (HoA) building on Tuesday August 22, 2017 amid controversy that Speaker of the House Ingrid A. Moses-Scatliffe fought to prevent him from being sworn in at the HoA as always been the practice.

Mrs Moses-Scatliffe has said Mr Jaspert could not be sworn in at the HoA as she had not invited him there.

22 Responses to “New Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert arrives!”

  • trouble (21/08/2017, 15:50) Like (9) Dislike (31) Reply
    Worries start when the leader of the opposition start carrying news
  • How (21/08/2017, 15:50) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
    much longer Lord?!?
  • cedar/montesurri (21/08/2017, 15:51) Like (8) Dislike (26) Reply
    Will his sons attend the public schools?
    • How (21/08/2017, 18:16) Like (6) Dislike (19) Reply
      could such a question even be formed upon the lips? Of course not!! Attend public school? Do you not know of and understand class, privilege, pedigree, racism and others?
      • Online Now (22/08/2017, 06:42) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
        @How - you are right those boys would encounter extreme racial prejudice should they have to attend the public school system. Best for them to go private.
    • Jacperlance (21/08/2017, 19:16) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
      @ cedar/montesorri. Is that your busines? The man will enroll his kids in whatever school he chooses, whether it be private or public
    • Music (22/08/2017, 01:55) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      They will go back to their boarding schools in UK when the summer holidays are over.
    • Excuse you (22/08/2017, 07:27) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      Did you ask these same questions of other Governors? Is it your money spending? You too out of place to be asking such a malicious intended question. Do something constructive and ask about our $7 million
  • Strupes (21/08/2017, 15:55) Like (24) Dislike (7) Reply
    The speaker just want to be in thing
    • VOW (21/08/2017, 17:50) Like (41) Dislike (4) Reply
      She is very disrespectful he is the QUEEN representative and she is the crooked PND representative this seem to be a DNP doing starting off on the wrong foot . MR GOVERNMENT welcome to the BVI. Do your work for the residents and not for party.
  • oh lord (21/08/2017, 15:59) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    A new sheriff in town
    • wize up (21/08/2017, 19:03) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ oh lord: new sheriff is joke.....let's hope he get busy on the white collar crime(s) in quick time; a change have to come because change is needed soon
  • vex (21/08/2017, 16:10) Like (39) Dislike (0) Reply
    Welcome Governor
  • wings (21/08/2017, 16:53) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    Guess he didn't arrive by BVI Airways ? Haven't heard much about that. 7 million swept under the rug, or in some pockets.
  • chad (21/08/2017, 18:49) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Instead of the NDP & Speaker fighting to get back our seven million dollars from that corrupt deal they fighting to keep the Governor from swearing in at the House of Assembly Chambers.
  • Pickpock (21/08/2017, 18:50) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Starting off well then....he can't come in because I didn't invite him? Really? #amatuerpolitics
  • England (21/08/2017, 21:56) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    I hope the Man with the broom upside down tell the new governor that he turn back 400 soldiers who had wanted to help the BVI after a dangerous flood..
  • facts man (21/08/2017, 23:38) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    If they'd have wanted it, it would be already done. time to dissolved the House
  • Charley Rose (22/08/2017, 02:36) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    School children said that if a rat is in the house just ensure it does not bite you. We knew that the former governor had his ways and he left. What we do not know is what the new governor will do. By not giving him the traditional swearing in ceremony in the House Of Assembly will be a very bad taste. After all, he is the Head of State.
  • Kay (22/08/2017, 09:38) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
    It doesn't matter where he is sworn in. He can be sworn in right at Noel Lyold Park. People come on. But if this so call tradition was not suppose to be then why not change it. Its not going to hurt a soul. And its not being petty its starting back on the right foot.

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