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Premier Away; Honourable Pickering Is Acting Premier

Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) will as such, act as Premier and Minister of Finance in Premier Smith’s absence. Photo: VINO/File
Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, (AL) is away from the Territory attending the United Kingdom Joint Ministerial Council Meetings in London. Photo: VINO/File
Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, (AL) is away from the Territory attending the United Kingdom Joint Ministerial Council Meetings in London. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), is away from the Territory, attending the United Kingdom's (UK) Joint Ministerial Council Meetings in London.

According to the Government Information Service (GIS), in a press statement dated December 1, 2018, the Premier will be away from the Territory from that day, until Sunday, December 8, 2018.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), will as such, act as Premier and Minister of Finance in Dr Smith’s absence.

Honourable Pickering’s appointment is in accordance with Section 55 (1) of the Virgin Islands Constitution Order, 2007 which states: “If the Premier is expected to be absent from the Virgin Islands for more than forty-eight hours, the Governor shall authorise the Deputy Premier to perform the functions of the office of Premier; and the Governor shall revoke this authority on the return to the Virgin Islands of the Premier.”

1 Response to “Premier Away; Honourable Pickering Is Acting Premier”

  • wize up (03/12/2018, 18:39) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    smart fellow: he with the tcp alliance but he will submit his walking paper once the election date is posted.....he won’t jump the gun and forfeit being the deputy


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