Deputy Governor, Mr. David Archer, Jr. will act in the Office of Governor from August 28 to September 7, 2021, in the absence of His Excellency the Governor, Mr. John J. Rankin, CMG who will be out of the Territory.
Deputy Governor Archer, Jr.’s appointment is in accordance with section 37 (1) (a) of the Virgin Islands
Constitution Order 2007.
The Constitution states, “During any period when the office of Governor is vacant, or the Governor is absent from the Virgin Islands
or is for any other reason unable to perform the functions of his or her office, the Deputy Governor shall during Her Majesty’s pleasure, act in the office of Governor and shall perform the functions of that office accordingly.”