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Pickering Acting Premier for a week

Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr Kedrick Pickering is now Acting Premier.

Dr Pickering will act in the post for a week, in the absence of Premier Dr D Orlando Smith who is said to be away on private business.

Dr Smith will be away from October 11 to 18.

Honourable Pickering’s appointment is in accordance with Section 55 (1) of the Virgin Islands Constitution Order, 2007, government said in a media release on Thursday.

The section of the Constitution referenced above states: “If the Premier is expected to be absent from the Virgin Islands for more than 48 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.”

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  1. Jokes says:

    He better enjoy it because that’s the closest he will get to having that chair.

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  2. Waste of time says:

    That’s the best of this man. A total waste of time. I hope the 7th district send him to the garbage heap.

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  3. Joseph says:

    Why does his face has so many crevices?

  4. ndp heckler says:

    How come myron didn’t get a chance to act?

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  5. Buffett says:

    The UK recently passed an Unexplained Wealth Order which allows authorities to to investigate the sources of money that public officials have used to purchase private property.
    Dr Pickering, will you agree to support a law like this in the BVI? Will you and your fellow ministers agree to disclose your taxes and sources of wealth? Will you and your fellow ministers disclose your benificial interests in BVI companies

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    • Schups says:

      Mind your f*****g business! I hope all who looking news are paying their taxes/ss/nhi on their small businesses as well.

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    • Warren says:

      I like your questions however do you really think that anyone in the BVI government would support this law. These people are wealthy with no visible means of how they became wealthy. This leads to only one conclusion. Thus, there will never be a law which requires these people to disclose their finances. The only way this will happen is if the Brits take over for a while and end the corruption and then hand back over governance to the locals. All the locals not just belongers. T

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  6. F------ I---- says:

    B—— loser the VI has ever p——d

  7. BLESSED says:

    God Bless You ALWAYS Dr. Pickering…

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