Press Release

Office of the Deputy Governor
Release Date:
Thursday, 12 January 2017 - 4:29pm

Deputy Governor Mrs. Rosalie Adams is acting in the Office of Governor until Monday, January 16.

Mrs. Adams’ appointment commenced today, January 12 in the absence of His Excellency the Governor Mr. John S. Duncan, OBE who is on official leave representing the Territory at the Caribbean Overseas Territories and Bermuda Governors’ Conference.

Mrs. Adams 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.”

The public is officially notified on the above matters.  Persons may contact the Office of the Governor or the Office of the Deputy Governor for additional information.

Photograph attached - Mrs. Rosalie Adams, Acting Governor


Colene A. Penn

Head of Communications
Recovery and Development Agency
Tel: +1 (284) 345-2776 | Mobile: +1 (284) 345-3387