Press Release

Office of the Governor
Office of the Deputy Governor
Release Date:
Wednesday, 29 March 2023 - 11:15am

Monday, May 8 and Friday, June 16 have been declared public holidays.

His Excellency the Governor Mr. John James Rankin, CMG made the proclamation that on May 8 this year, the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will be observed; while June 16 will be designated as the Sovereign’s Birthday, replacing the previously issued date June 9. 

The aforementioned proclamations were made in accordance with Section 5 of the Public Holidays Act (CAP. 199).


Nia Douglas-Wheatley

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