September 30, 2020

Honourable Andrew Fahie is Premier of the Virgin Islands

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From BVI GIS

the . , Governor of the Virgin Islands has appointed Honourable Andrew A. Fahie to be the Premier of the Virgin Islands.

Honourable Fahie’s party, the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) gained a majority of the seats of elected members of the House of Assembly. In a letter to the Governor the elected members of the VIP recommended the appointment of Andrew Fahie as Premier.

Governor Jaspert appointed Fahie as Premier after receiving the Writs of Election from the Supervisor of Election, Ms. and certified the results from the General Elections held on February 25, 2019.

Honourable Fahie’s appointment is in accordance with Section 52(1)(a) of the Virgin Islands Constitution Order, 2007 which provides that if a political party gains a majority of the seats of elected members of the House of Assembly, the Governor shall appoint as Premier the elected member of the House recommended by a majority of the elected members of the House who are members of that party.

The instrument appointing the Honourable Fahie Premier was published in the Gazette today.

Photograph – Pictured are His Excellency the Governor Mr. Augustus Jaspert and Honourable Andrew Fahie as he takes the oath of office as Premier of the Virgin Islands. (GIS: Ronnielle Frazer)

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SOURCE: http://www.bvi.gov.vg/media-centre/honourable-andrew-fahie-premier-virgin-islands

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