Press Release

Office of the Governor
Release Date:
Sunday, 5 November 2023 - 7:33pm

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Ministry of Justice, Mike Freer MP, arrived in the BVI on Sunday 5 November for a two day visit. His responsibilities include Courts and Legal services, and this includes the Overseas Territories.

The purpose of the visit is to help the Minister to better understand the legal and justice systems in the BVI as well as to identify opportunities to build on UK partnerships and support.

Minister Freer will meet key individuals within the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force and at His Majesty’s Prison, as well as the Attorney General, Director of Public Prosecutions and Members of the Judiciary.

His Excellency the Governor, John Rankin CMG said: “I am grateful to the Minister for taking the time to visit the BVI. Over the next few days, I hope the Minister will be able to learn more about the judicial system in the BVI and see first-hand the challenges which law enforcement agencies face.”


Note to Editors

Mike Freer MP was first elected as a Member of Parliament for Finchley and Golders Green in May 2010. Mike was Assistant Government Whip between June 2017 and July 2018. He was also Lord Commissioner of the Treasury from July 2018 to December 2019 and served as Comptroller of HM Household from December 2019 to September 2021. He was Minister for Exports and Minister for Equalities between September 2021 and 6 July 2022.