Goodbye Gov. Pearey
August 5th, 2010
Thursday, August 5– His Excellency the Governor Mr. David Pearey officially left the Territory this morning after bidding his final farewell to Government officials and members of staff at a brief ceremony held at the Government House.
During the ceremony the Governor shared, “As my family and I depart, the last four years have been an extraordinary honour and privilege to serve as Governor of the British Virgin Islands. It is an experience I will never forget and the friends and bonds we have made in the British Virgin Islands will stay with us. I just feel very proud to have had this opportunity. I have served to my best and I hope in some ways I have helped to make the British Virgin Islands better but of course the main task rest with all of you who are staying and you have my very best wishes.”
Deputy Governor Mrs. V. Inez Archibald will serve as Acting Governor with effect from today, August 5 until August 20 when the new Governor Mr. William Boyd McCleary is expected to take office.
Mrs. Archibald’s appointment is pursuant to section 37 of the Virgin Islands Constitution Order 2007. According to the section, during any period when the Governor is absent from the Virgin Islands, the Deputy Governor or any other person designated by Her Majesty shall act in the office of Governor and perform the duties accordingly.
Last August, the governor accepts the trophy for the Great Festival Sloop Shootout. Photo Credit: Geoffrey Brooks