Press Release
11 October 2018 - 10:21am

Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering is acting Premier.

Honourable Pickering will act as Premier in the absence of Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE who is away from the Territory from October 11 to 18 on private business.

.Honourable Pickering’s appointment is in accordance with Section 55 (1) of the Virgin Islands Constitution Order, 2007 which states, “If the Premier is expected to be absent from the Virgin Islands for more than forty-eight hours, the Governor shall authorise the Deputy Premier to perform the functions of the office of Premier; and the Governor shall revoke this authority on the return to the Virgin Islands of the Premier.”


Andra Phillip

Department of Information and Public Relations

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