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VI stuck with Governor Jaspert for an additional year!

Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert has been granted a one-year-extension, on his request, to remain in his post in the Virgin Islands until August 2021. Photo: VINOson has met persons living and working in ‘far from ideal conditions’, two years following hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert, who has become very controversial for his combative style and his political interference in domestic affairs, has a rocky relationship with the democratically elected government headed by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1). Photo: VINO/File
Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert, who has become very controversial for his combative style and his political interference in domestic affairs, has a rocky relationship with the democratically elected government headed by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1). Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The unelected Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) Augustus J. U. Jaspert aka ‘Gus’ will not be leaving the Territory anytime soon.

Governor Jaspert, who became very controversial for his combative style and his political interference in domestic affairs, has had a rocky relationship with the democratically elected government headed by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

Despite this, the diplomat will not leave his post until August 2021.

The appointed Governor, who is a senior civil servant in the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), was to leave the VI in July 2020, after his three-year appointment that started in 2017.

Another year?

However, today May 21, 2020, he was asked by a news reporter at a press conference how much time he had left in the Territory. He dodged the question, speaking in evasive language.

Mr Jaspert noted, “governors are appointed formerly by Her Majesty the Queen”….. and “my appointment was extended from the initial three years and I will not say anymore.”

When pressed by the 284 Media News Reporter on how much time he has left, Mr Jaspert suddenly remembered he came in August 2017 on a three-year appointment, but then further claimed he was asked to extend his stay for another year.

However, our news centre's sources in the FCO told our newsroom months ago that Mr Jaspert was the one who requested an extension, which was granted.

He will leave office around July of 2021.

54 Responses to “VI stuck with Governor Jaspert for an additional year!”

  • Stop Evil (21/05/2020, 17:56) Like (17) Dislike (23) Reply
    poor fahie this man going drop him down!
    • Hrmph (21/05/2020, 20:33) Like (2) Dislike (41) Reply
      Unfortunately the Governor has no obvious leadership skills (especially when compared to McCleary, Fahie and Pearey). He could stand up in a classroom of 5 year olds and none of them would notice him speak unless they were called to order. The same class would go silent as soon as McCleary, Pearey or Fahie entered the room.
      In addition his natural view is that everything can be cured by more government.
      I don’t think that he subscribes to President Regan’s view that the scariest words are “I’m from the Government and I’m here to help”.
      We need a governor with Gus attention to detail and following up, and some Pearey/McCleary/Fahie leadership ability. The present Governor is not the right individual for the job. Roll on July 2021!
      • resident (22/05/2020, 08:26) Like (45) Dislike (1) Reply
        I didn't notice any lack of leadership skills after Irma. In my opinion he, and two unelected local public servants were all that stood between BVI and catastrophe. We were lucky to have him then and we are lucky to have him now.
    • ReX FeRal (21/05/2020, 22:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      At Stop Evil......NOT
    • Ourbvi (23/05/2020, 11:08) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      GIVERNOR JASPERT WE LOVE YOUUUUU
  • great (21/05/2020, 18:03) Like (134) Dislike (20) Reply
    The best governor we ever had one that actually spoken.
    • @great (21/05/2020, 18:53) Like (87) Dislike (2) Reply
      I wish i could hit the like button a million times. We BVIslanders don’t like conformation thats the reason we so anxious to send him. He need another three years if u ask me. Its because of his leadership style some we ministers feel pressured. Be honest and leave the rest. Simple!!!!!!!!
    • eyes (21/05/2020, 18:58) Like (5) Dislike (45) Reply
      We know your kind. He looking control like he did in that other country but we don't roll over so easy like our fathers before us in the great trade.
    • @ great (21/05/2020, 19:10) Like (5) Dislike (36) Reply
      ok Mr Gus it's good to blog on yourself
    • @ great (21/05/2020, 21:57) Like (6) Dislike (43) Reply
      no amount of blogging going change that Gov Jaspert is bad for the people and bad for democracy
  • British (21/05/2020, 18:27) Like (85) Dislike (11) Reply
    Governor that's good keep the pressure on the ViP.... hope you get a another 2 yrs after August,2021. One thing I will like for you the governor do is to fired Skeleton Cline.... since the premier can't see it's time to cut him off in this crisis.
  • Democracy? (21/05/2020, 18:42) Like (13) Dislike (19) Reply
    According to Worldometer the current population of the BVI is 30,208. Of that number less than half (14,928) were entitled to vote at the 2019 election. Of that number only 4,855 voted for VIP, just 16% of the population. You call that democracy?
    • @ democracy? (22/05/2020, 07:24) Like (4) Dislike (19) Reply
      For God in heaven sake Go Sit Down; did Governor Jaspert got here via an election?? NO! he here because of racism, white might and colonialism
  • Ah lie dat (21/05/2020, 18:45) Like (14) Dislike (61) Reply
    This governor needs to go he has plans to cripple this territory
  • Best Governor (21/05/2020, 19:02) Like (21) Dislike (9) Reply
    Best Governor this territory ever seen is Governor Frank Savage
  • great (21/05/2020, 19:04) Like (31) Dislike (11) Reply
    The commissioner will be around as well. the best commissioner we ever had
  • HarryGeorge (21/05/2020, 19:09) Like (47) Dislike (9) Reply
    Best gov we've had. Good service
  • thank god (21/05/2020, 19:11) Like (85) Dislike (41) Reply
    He was really good during Irma when our government went missing and he's been brilliant over Covid too.
    Thank God we have him or this Government would be getting away with all sorts of bad things.
  • Let him stay (21/05/2020, 19:22) Like (67) Dislike (4) Reply
    Stay and do your job. You doing great gov
  • Hee hee (21/05/2020, 19:22) Like (23) Dislike (8) Reply
    Take that. Many of you will blow your lid now lol
  • No bias at all (21/05/2020, 19:30) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    Luckily there is bias at all in this journalistical masterpiece
    • @ no bias at all (21/05/2020, 22:00) Like (6) Dislike (15) Reply
      so happy we have bold reporters in the BVI who can tell the truth and stand up to injustise and white supremacy
  • TIRED OF IT ALL (21/05/2020, 19:57) Like (42) Dislike (5) Reply

    Governor Jaspert is doing his job, and doing it well. We need someone who is impartial to keep the checks and balances in place.

  • ok !!!! (21/05/2020, 20:30) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    let us see how this great man aka governor gus deals with the wall and bvi airways now he have more time. please remind this great governor that he cant simply sweep questionable issues under the rug. he is not only here to sign curfew orders but administer justice for the people...follow the paper trail because the people’s tax money
  • privy counsel (21/05/2020, 20:34) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
    It appears to me that some of us don't want a governor to be head of our sovereignty, well lets go to Buckingham palace to change the constitution. generally people in the bvi don't regard constitution. the governor never still anything from bvi.is our politicians who continue to do questionable things,so why blame the governor.the governor is doing a good job in fairness to all and making sure that the laws and constitution are followed..welcome again governor.
  • boyo (21/05/2020, 20:43) Like (3) Dislike (15) Reply
    The tyranny will continue. The unelected one plans to take over.
    • Free the people (23/05/2020, 19:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      This unelected tyrant hates liberty.

      Bad man government.
  • Dancing in the sunshine (21/05/2020, 20:45) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Lord give me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference. I personally do not have any problem with His Excellency the Governor being here in the territory. However, we need to chart a course for ourselves where the local population inclusive of expatriates and Virgin Islanders. Grumbling will not take us anywhere. We need to development and maximise our local resources as well as the people with honesty and integrity.
  • kkk (21/05/2020, 21:02) Like (1) Dislike (11) Reply
    I just hate racist hope he is not one
  • bvi (21/05/2020, 21:27) Like (1) Dislike (17) Reply
    One thing I can say is that we never knew what curfew was until he came here..I always heard about it in the USVIs.Time for MASA to go back home...why are they all so afraid to leave the BVIs?
    • @ bvi (22/05/2020, 12:36) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      my crew agrees with you from around 1956 until 2017 we know not one thing about curfew: the other uk implant have a heap of foreign police up and down with automatic weapon: as a matter of fact teasing will soon be normal: under this police fellow crime and unsolved crime is above normal and with all the various armed police up and down our residents and citizens are still being robed at gun-point and murdered at gun point: i was made to understand the police now sits in a control room watching Close circuit television because you can count the number of police officers on foot patrol in road town(our capital) on one hand.....set a waste....
  • Happy (21/05/2020, 21:36) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Thank the universe for small mercies
  • vip heckler (21/05/2020, 21:59) Like (7) Dislike (14) Reply
    never seen a governor so weak and does not understand his role and the rule of law...RTO would have had him recall long time
  • ausar (21/05/2020, 22:02) Like (7) Dislike (12) Reply
    LONG LIVE the BVI we saved it from those who want to take it over via the back door, fight on Hon. Andrew Fahie fight on! to the end
  • ReX FeRal (21/05/2020, 23:03) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    He's not only unelected, he's undemocratically "Selected"..
  • UK (22/05/2020, 05:22) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    It doesn't matter how much we talk its the UK or independence. Choose the lesser evil.
  • Rick (22/05/2020, 06:14) Like (6) Dislike (12) Reply
    People stop being so naive this man is up to something
  • This BVI (22/05/2020, 06:23) Like (7) Dislike (13) Reply
    He look like he wants Hon Fahie to be a puppet like how they had Dr. Smith but Hon Fahie said it best these aren't the days when only the Governor had a college education . People wake up the Governor sees the divide in the people of the VI and will capitalize if we all don't wake up
  • facts (22/05/2020, 07:26) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply

    another year to harass Andrew and give his w friends passes and allow the w school to play football

  • Concerned (22/05/2020, 07:48) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
    Just concern that this governor trying to compete with the elected Government NOT A GOOD SIGN, why does he even need to have a press conference
  • ha (22/05/2020, 08:20) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Be as disrespectful as much as you all desire. Gov Jasper will have the last laugh and the next Gov will take the mantel with the gory details created during the Fahie Admin.
    The beginning of the end for the VI.
    • @Ha (22/05/2020, 22:37) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      No dear, Jesus will have the last word. No One messes with God’s anointed ones! The kingdom of evil Will Fall! Goliath will fall, because no kingdom is greater than Jehovah‘s! ‘You can take that to the grave!’ Leaders of many great nations have fallen ill in the last months, God does not discriminate by class or colour. God giveth and taketh away from powers and gives to His own. As it should be!!! I believe the world is seeing this unfold!!! Watch the justice and love of Jesus Nation’s of the World, and repent!!!
  • BIG M (22/05/2020, 08:48) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    People think for yourselves. Gone are the days when you had the slave master, the house slaves and the field slaves. You guys tell who in their right thinking mind is going to bring back a lady at 75yrs out of retirement. He has to be up to something.
    The best Commissioner of Police we ever had in this territory was Barry Webb. This present Commissioner is good with the media but weak on operational thinking.
  • oh (22/05/2020, 09:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Goody......smh
  • Challenger (22/05/2020, 09:18) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    i just dont understand all the comments about racism what has he done to make people say that....
    we need continuity right now...not just because of Covid..but there are many things going on..." the wall"..." "bvi airways.".....financial aid.....and we dont need loss of continuity. There is more than enough "racism" going on here right now from BV "Islanders" and "Island People"......"Lets ship in a number of people from the poorer Islands to do the jobs we dont want to do, treat them as inferior persons not worthy of our care and rwspect....steel their social security and NHI deducrions by not actually submitting them...hold them under a contract of uncertainty and disguard them when their usefulness has run out.....".......racism ??? look closer to home
  • Best ever (22/05/2020, 11:26) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    We needed someone like Gus.. Well done.. fyi...Oh yes i am from ere
  • 911 (22/05/2020, 13:11) Like (0) Dislike (7) Reply
    White is not alwAys right
  • Nasty (22/05/2020, 21:33) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply

    He is a n**** man. Needs to go.

  • bvi (22/05/2020, 21:38) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    GOVERNOR JASPERT WE LOVE YOUUUU!!!!!
  • Worst one ever (23/05/2020, 05:49) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    He is the Worst Governor we’ve ever had.
  • fantastic (24/05/2020, 18:09) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The best Governor that has ever been appointed. I like his Combat style. Monies has disappeared into too many pockets for far too long without explanation. We need his eye on the cookie jar.


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