Press Release

Governor's Group
Office of the Deputy Governor
Release Date:
Saturday, 18 February 2023 - 9:12am

Deputy Governor, Mr. David Archer, Jr. will act in the Office of Governor from February 18 to 26 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 Editor:

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 His Lordship, the Hon. Justice Paul Webster Justice of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court


Nia Douglas-Wheatley

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