Press Release

BVI Airport Development
Governor's Group
Office of the Governor
Office of the Deputy Governor
Release Date:
Friday, 8 July 2022 - 3:06pm

Deputy Governor, Mr. David Archer, Jr. will act in the Office of Governor from July 9 – 19, 2022 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.”


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 Honourable Justice Adrian Jack.

L-R: Honourable Justice Adrian Jack, Deputy Governor, Mr. David Archer Jr.; and Governor John Rankin, CMG following the swearing in of Deputy Governor Archer, Jr. as Acting Governor, effective July 9, 2022.


Nia Douglas-Wheatley

Communications Officer II
Deputy Governor's Office
Government of the Virgin Islands
Tel: 284.468.2350