Press Release

Premier's Office
Ministry of Communication and Works
Release Date:
Tuesday, 14 June 2022 - 10:55am

Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley is away from the Virgin Islands attending the June Substantive Session of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24) in New York. 

Premier Wheatley returns on June 15.  

Deputy Premier Honourable Kye M. Rymer has been appointed to act as Premier and Minister of Finance from June 11 to June 15. 

Honourable Rymer’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.” 

Photo: Acting Premier Honourable Kye Rymer

About C-24
The Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples is also known as the Special Committee on Decolonization, or C-24. The C-24 was established in 1961 by the General Assembly.


April Glasgow

Information Officer II
Department of Information and Public Relations
Phone: (284) 468-2730