Governor Rankin Rejects Claims of Inactivity Among UK-Appointed Governors in BVI
Governor John Rankin has rejected claims that UK-appointed governors have been inactive in addressing issues in the British Virgin Islands (BVI).
He stated that previous governors have spoken up and taken action in the past, and that he himself has been working with the territory on issues such as health, the environment, and security.
The Governor also noted that it is the responsibility of the elected government to decide how to spend public funds, and that he would not advise the government on such matters.
However, he acknowledged that if private discussions fail, governors may need to step in, and this could be what the "additional powers" recently protested by the Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley are about.