Premier Andrew Fahie has confirmed that the next Attorney General of the British Virgin Islands, which is expected to be announced in coming weeks, will be a BVIslander.
Premier Fahie made the announcement at a contract signing ceremony for repair works at the Ralph T O’Neal Administration Complex on Friday.
He said he was unable to disclose the identity of the successful candidate but confirmed the person is local.
“I was able to get a correspondence that did me great joy. And no offence to anyone but … a Virgin Islander has been named as the new Attorney General,” the Premier said.
“I am so elated about that news, but I cannot name the person as yet because of the confidentiality of it because they only have been named, and certain processes have to go through,” he added.
Meanwhile, Minister for Transportation, Works & Utilities Kye Rymer, joined the Premier in congratulating the new successful candidate for the Attorney General post.
“I think that’s a great step for us moving forward in this territory in empowering our people, so that they can play a vital role in the development of our territory,” he said.
Premier Fahie had announced in a December 2019 sitting of the House of Assembly that last year’s budget was the final one for the current Attorney General Baba Aziz.
With the expiration of Aziz’s contract in February 2020, Premier Fahie had hinted then of the possibility of having an Attorney General from the territory.