Press Release

Office of the Governor
Office of the Deputy Governor
Release Date:
Friday, 27 August 2021 - 5:42pm

Deputy Governor, Mr. David Archer, Jr. will act in the Office of Governor from August 28 to September 7 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 which 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.”



Note to Editors:

Photo included:  Deputy Governor Mr. David D. Archer, Jr. signs the Oath Allegiance and Oath for Due Execution of Office in the presence of Governor John Rankin and Justice Gerard Ferrara, QC

L-R: Deputy Governor, Mr. David Archer Jr.; Justice Gerard Ferrara, QC and Governor John Rankin, CMG following the swearing in of Deputy Governor Archer, Jr. as Acting Governor, effective 28th August, 2021.


Temulji Hughes

Communications Officer
Deputy Governor's Office
Government of the Virgin Islands
Road Town,Tortola VG1110, Virgin Islands
Direct Line:  284 468 2350