Press Release

Office of the Deputy Governor
Release Date:
Friday, 26 February 2016 - 5:15pm

Deputy Governor Mrs. V. Inez Archibald, CBE has announced plans to conclude her services as Deputy Governor by August 31, 2016.

The Deputy Governor shared this information today at a Heads of Department meeting to an audience of senior managers, heads of departments and senior public officers.

Mrs. V. Inez Archibald was appointed as Deputy Governor by former Governor David Pearey on September 15, 2008 for a period of three years.  Her appointment was extended for six months from September 15, 2011 to March 15, 2012, then again, for two years effective March 16, 2012.  Another extension was granted from March 16, 2014 to August 31, 2015, and then again on September 1, 2015 until August 31, 2016.        

Section 38(1) of the Virgin Islands Constitution Order outlines the functions of the Deputy Governor.  The Deputy Governor assists the Governor in the exercise of his or her functions relating to matters for which the Governor is responsible for under Section 60 of the Constitution.

The Deputy Governor also assists the Governor in the exercise of his or her other functions, being functions in exercise of which the Governor is not obliged to act in accordance with the advice of any other person or authority.

The Department of Human Resources will issue a vacancy notice advertising the post of Deputy Governor early next week.


Colene A. Penn

Head of Communications
Recovery and Development Agency
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