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Governor wraps up farewell tour

Governor John Duncan, who is serving his final weeks in the British Virgin Islands, has completed an official farewell tour of the sister islands.

He visited Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke from June 20 to 23 as part of his official farewell.

The governor was accompanied by his wife Anne Marie for the Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke visits.

The governor 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.”

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

He also called on the Virgin Gorda seniors, and visited the Yacht Harbour and Leverick Bay.

The governor met public officers at the Virgin Gorda Administration Complex, and thanked them for their ‘hard work’ during his tenure.

He also hosted a meet and mix at Hog Heaven restaurant that included residents from the Valley and North Sound.

Meanwhile, 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.

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 British Virgin Islands.

Augustus ‘Gus’ Jaspert is the incoming governor.


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