Press Release

Office of the Governor
Office of the Deputy Governor
Release Date:
Friday, 18 December 2020 - 1:52pm

Deputy Governor, Mr. David D. Archer, Jr. was sworn in as Acting Governor by His Lordship the Honourable Justice Gerhard Wallbank (Ag.)  today Friday, December 18.

Mr. Archer will serve as Acting Governor from Saturday, December 19 until Thursday, January 7, 2021 while His Excellency the Governor Augustus Jaspert is out of the Territory.

Mr. Archer’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

Caption: His Lordship, the Hon. Justice Gerhard Wallbank (Ag.) administers the oath of office  to Deputy Governor, Mr. David D. Archer, Jr. to serve as Acting Governor from Saturday, 19th December, 2020 to Thursday, January 7th, 2021.


Chrystall Kanyuck-Abel
Information & Education Manager
Department: Department of Disaster Management
Office: 468-4200 
Mobile: 468-9854