Press Release

Office of the Governor
Office of the Deputy Governor
Release Date:
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 - 4:52pm

His Excellency the Governor Mr. John S. Duncan, OBE has completed an official farewell tour of the sister islands.

The Governor visited Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke from June 20 – 23 as part of his official farewell.  He was accompanied by his wife Mrs. Duncan for the Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke visits.

In Virgin Gorda, His Excellency met with the principal, teachers and students of the Bregado Flax Educational Centre – Primary Division, the Robinson O’Neal Memorial Primary School and the Ciboney School for Excellence.

The Governor also called on the Virgin Gorda seniors, and visited Yacht Harbour and Leverick Bay.  He met public officers at the Virgin Gorda Administration Complex and thanked them for their hard work during his tenure. His Excellency also hosted a meet and mix at Hog Heaven restaurant that included residents from the Valley and North Sound.

On Jost Van Dyke, Governor Duncan attended the graduation for the Jost Van Dyke School and addressed the students, parents and staff. He visited the Administration Building, the Public Works Department Facilities, the Solid Waste facility and Foxy’s Taboo at East End.

The Governor toured renovations at the Fisherman’s Wharf, and visited the Emile Dunlop Community Centre on Anegada.  He attended the opening ceremony of the new visitor facilities at the Iguana Centre and toured the clinic and the Government Complex.

Governor Duncan who is serving his final weeks as Governor of the Virgin Islands said, “I wanted to visit our sister islands to bid farewell before the schools broke for the holidays. Young people are the future of our community.  Their passion for learning and the enthusiasm and dedication of their teachers is an inspiration. Each sister island has a unique community and it has always been a real pleasure to meet with the people, both young and old.”

The Governor was presented with a special gift from each of the islands as a memento of his time in the Territory. He wished everyone well, and a safe and prosperous future.

Governor Duncan took office on August 15, 2014 and is the 12th Governor of the Virgin Islands.

Note to Editor(s):  Augustus ‘Gus’ Jaspert has been appointed the new Governor of the Virgin Islands.


Colene A. Penn

Head of Communications
Recovery and Development Agency
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