Health Minister Carvin Malone’s appointment as Deputy Premier has been extended for another month.
News of the extension was published in government’s offical gazette on Monday, May 4.
Governor Augustus Jaspert said he extended Malone’s appointment on the advice of Premier Andrew Fahie.
He said: “By virtue of the said section 52(3) of the said Constitution, and all other powers me thereunto enabling, I … appoint you, Honourable Carvin Malone, to be the Deputy Premier of the Virgin Islands for a further period of one month, with effect from the 1st day of May, 2020 to the 31st day of May, 2020.”
Malone, who was first sworn in to the post last December, was to only serve three months before Premier Fahie decided on a permanent appointee.
Malone is contending for the post with Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley, Transportation & Works Minister Kye Rymer, and Labour Minister Vincent Wheatley who have all served a three-month stint as Deputy Premier.
Premier Fahie said the ministers’ performance during their respective tenures would be used to determine his pick for the post.
The Premier has not responded to BVI News questions on why Malone’s stint extended beyond the previously-prescribed three months.
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