Press Release

Office of the Governor
Office of the Deputy Governor
Release Date:
Friday, 17 September 2021 - 3:26pm

Deputy Governor, Mr. David Archer, Jr. will act in the Office of Governor from September 19 to 22 in the absence of Governor, Mr. John J. Rankin, CMG who will be out of the Territory.

Mr. Archer, Jr., took the Oaths of Office in the presence of Justice of Appeal, His Lordship, the Honourable Mr. Paul Webster and His Excellency the Governor, Mr. John Rankin, CMG.

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 of Allegiance and Oath for Due Execution of Office in the presence of Governor John Rankin, CMG and Justice of Appeal, His Lordship, the Honourable Mr. Paul Webster.


Temulji Hughes

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