Press Release

Office of the Governor
Release Date:
Friday, 12 November 2021 - 4:41pm

Twenty individuals are now British Citizens after reciting the Oath of Allegiance and  Pledge of Loyalty to the United Kingdom during the British Citizenship Registration Ceremony on November 12.

His Excellency the Governor, John J. Rankin, CMG, offered congratulations to the new citizens during the British Citizenship Registration Ceremony at Government House on November 12.

Governor Rankin said, “ I hope as you exercise your new freedoms for travel and employment, you will never forget that you will be ambassadors for your home base, the British Virgin Islands, where all of you have put down roots. No doubt your contribution to the development of this community has already been substantial, and I hope it will be increasingly so in the years ahead.”

 “I congratulate you on having persevered with the process, and for having demonstrated your allegiance to the United Kingdom as well as to your home in the Virgin Islands,” the Governor said. He added, “The new freedoms you will now enjoy also come with new responsibilities, moral responsibilities as well as legal ones – to uphold our shared values – including respect for democratic rights and freedoms and respect and concern for others less fortunate than ourselves.”

Registrar General, and chairperson of the ceremony, Mrs. Staphanie Benn, congratulated the new citizens and acknowledged that the ceremony confirmed their registration as British Citizens, which should not be taken lightly.”

The new British Citizens are:

Sheaheda Delkar Adolphus
Kennedy Chaguma Banda
Johanna Emilia Baret de Diaz
Elian Linconln Frazer
Manichand Girwar
Kadecia Bianca Harry
Lurline Higgins
Ayanna Nicole Hogan
Sharldon Joseph
Yunis Richards Juan
Cedric Dario King
Dionne Corissa King
Ann-Maureen Iris Matthews
Phillip Anthony Mostert
Daniella Paula Mourillon
Jassy Maria Sylvatia Palmer
La Fleece Tamyndra Rhianon Prince
Lina Francis Richardson
Dennis Michael Ricketts
Albertina Septus


Temulji Hughes

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