Governor Augustus Jaspert has departed for the United Kingdom to participate in a Joint Ministerial Council Meeting and discuss topics such as the constitutional relationship between Britain and the BVI.
This meeting comes months after the UK opened up an inquiry into the future of the BVI’s relationship with the mother nation.
A media release from the Office of the Governor said the meeting will ‘provide an opportunity’ for UK parliamentarians and officials to interact with Premiers and Chief Ministers of the Overseas Territories to “discuss a range of topics and to agree on the way forward on a number of matters”.
“This year, discussions will include the impacts of Brexit, constitutional relationships, financial services and disaster resilience, amongst many other topics of mutual interest. The governor is looking forward to taking part in those engagements,” explained Acting Executing Private Secretary to the governor, Arliene T Penn.
Deputy Governor David Archer, Jr is Acting Governor while Jaspert is away.
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