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Bermuda’s governor to replace Jaspert in 2021
Bermuda’s present Governor John Rankin, CMG has been appointed to serve as the new governor of the British Virgin Islands from 2021.
Augustus J. U. Jaspert Out! John J. Rankin In! as VI Governor
As the controversial Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert continues to come under fire for what has been termed as callous and racist statements regarding reparations for slavery in the Virgin Islands (VI), a new Governor of the VI has been a...
We’re being watched by British secret service
As the BVI prepares to receive a new governor in 2021, at least one local is warning residents that governors are chosen to accomplish the UK’s agenda, which he said Britain determines through espionage.
Skelton-Cline urges Gov’t to pre-engage incoming Governor Rankin
Commentator Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has thrown down the gauntlet for the Andrew A. Fahie administration to start making moves to engage incoming Governor, John J. Rankin, CMG, ahead of him taking up the post in the Virgin Islands.
Jaspert to deliver last Throne Speech on Thursday
Governor Augustus Jaspert is set to deliver his final Speech from the Throne tomorrow, November 5, at the First Sitting of the Third Session of the Fourth House of Assembly.
Jaspert gives final throne speech today
Governor Gus Jaspert is preparing for the end of his tenure at the start of the new year, when he will be replaced by current Bermuda Governor John Rankin.
$450K deal signed for recovery works to RVIPF marine base
Governor Augustus Jaspert has signed a $450,000 Deed of Contribution agreement with the Recovery & Development Agency (RDA) that will assist with the rehabilitation works to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force Marine Base.
‘I will now be staying on into January’ 2021- Unpopular Gov Jaspert
After becoming highly controversial following insensitive statements regarding reparations for slavery and frequent antagonism against the elected Government of the Virgin Islands, the Virgin Islands would have been glad to see the back ...
“It is unjustifiable for the speaker to extend such an invitation to the governor designee”; speaker willock scolds governor on position of swearing in new governor
In a confidential letter received by our newsroom, Speaker of the House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands Hon. Julian Willock penned another stern letter to outgoing Governor of the Virgin Islands, His Excellency Augutus JU Jaspert on th...
Bermuda swears in first female & first black Governor
Rena Lalgie, Bermuda’s first black and female governor, was sworn into office on Monday, December 14, 2020, during a closed ceremony at Government House.
Governor’s Office allegedly gets reduced access to gov’t website
Highly placed sources have informed BVI News that the Office of the Governor has been having challenges communicating with the public because it has allegedly been limited in accessing the services of the Government Information Service (...
Rankin arrives but Jaspert remains! First time 2 Governors in VI!
The new United Kingdom appointed Governor of the Virgin Islands, Mr John J. Rankin, CMG has arrived; however, the territory is not yet rid of controversial outgoing Governor, Augustus J. U. Jaspert.
Gus strikes back! Announces Commission of Inquiry aimed @ elected Gov't
Already accused of trying to bully the democratically elected government of the Virgin Islands and sabotaging the economic advancement of the territory by refusing to assent to bills designed to introduce new revenue streams to the terri...
Why do you oppose truth? Governor asks detractors
Governor Augustus Jaspert has sent a message to Virgin Islanders who are against the upcoming Commission of Inquiry (COI), saying honest citizens shouldn’t oppose such a process.
Interview: Departing governor reviews tenure
After arriving just 16 days before Hurricane Irma devastated the Virgin Islands in 2017, Governor Gus Jaspert has since been largely focused on the territory’s recovery and the Covid-19 pandemic. He concludes his term later this month.
Premier Fahie bids farewell to controversial Gov Jaspert
Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said his official farewell to the controversial outgoing Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert who leaves the territory today, January 23, 2021.
David D. Archer Jr is Acting Governor until John J. Rankin sworn in
With the departure of controversial Governor Mr Augustus J. U. Jaspert for the final time on January 23, 2021, Deputy Governor Mr David D. Archer, Jr has been sworn in as Acting Governor of the Virgin Islands.
Deputy governor archer acting as governor until Mr. John Rankin is sworn in friday
Deputy Governor, Mr. David D. Archer, Jr. was sworn in as Acting Governor on January 23rd. Mr. Archer will serve as Acting Governor until Friday, January 29, when Governor Elect Mr. John Rankin is sworn in as Governor.
We politicians called this damage on ourselves
Former legislator Myron Walwyn has shared his views on the upcoming Commission of Inquiry (COI), saying the territory’s politicians are partly to be blamed for the damage done to the BVI’s reputation.
Mr John J. Rankin to be sworn in as Governor January 29, 2021
Governor Designee Mr John James Rankin, CMG will be sworn in as Governor of the [British] Virgin Islands at the Save the Seed Centre, Duff’s Bottom, Tortola, on Friday, January 29, 2021.
Commission starts gathering evidence
Following the bombshell announcement last week that the United Kingdom will lead an independent investigation into potential corruption in the Virgin Islands, Governor Gus Jaspert and Commissioner Sir Gary Hickinbottom held a press confe...
John Rankin to be sworn in as Governor today
Governor Designate, John Rankin is scheduled to be sworn in as the territory’s 14th governor, today, January 29.
John J. Rankin formally appointed VI’s 14th Governor
In a short ceremony that officially commenced at 13:00pm today, Friday, January 29, 2021, His Excellency John J. Rankin, CMG was sworn in as the 14th United Kingdom (UK) appointed Governor of the [British] Virgin Islands.
In Listening Mode! New Guv Fully Backs Corruption Inquiry
Newly appointed Governor to the BVI, Mr John Rankin will be in a listening mode in the first few months of his tenure.
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