Minister of Transportation, Works, and Utilities Kye Rymer is now Deputy Premier of the British Virgin Islands.
Governor Augustus Jaspert appointed and swore in Rymer to the post on Thursday morning, June 6.
He will serve in that post until September 5.
“I wish Honourable Rymer good luck and success as Deputy Premier,” the Governor said during the brief ceremony held at Government House.
Rymer is now the second minister to be appointed for three months in the post. The first was Minister of Education & Culture, Dr Natalio Wheatley.
Premier Andrew Fahie is giving each of his ministers in his government an opportunity to serve as Deputy Premier.
“After the first year, then someone will be named permanently to the post of Deputy Premier,” Premier Fahie said at the time.
He further said: “It allows for each minister to get the experience and also makes sure that each minister also develops in areas that normally in most governments might never have seen or had the opportunity to do.”
The Premier described his administration as one that is ‘inclusive’.
“We intend to build our people whether elected or not in the same manner so that we can all be ready and equipped to take on the challenges of tomorrow.”
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