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    British Virgin Islands Government - 1991

      Long-form name: none

      Type: dependent territory of the UK

      Capital: Road Town

      Administrative divisions: none (dependent territory of the UK)

      Independence: none (dependent territory of the UK)

      Constitution: 1 June 1977

      Legal system: English law

      National holiday: Territory Day, 1 July

      Executive branch: British monarch, governor, chief minister, Executive Council (cabinet)

      Legislative branch: unicameral Legislative Council

      Judicial branch: Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

      Leaders: Chief of State--Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor John Mark Ambrose HERDMAN (since NA 1986); Head of Government--Chief Minister H. Lavity STOUTT (since NA 1986)

      Political parties and leaders: United Party (UP), Conrad MADURO; Virgin Islands Party (VIP), H. Lavity STOUTT; Independent People's Movement (IPM), Cyril B. ROMNEY

      Suffrage: universal at age 18

      Elections: Legislative Council--last held 12 November 1990 (next to be held by November 1995); results--percent of vote by party NA; seats--(9 total) VIP 6, IPM 1, independent 2

      Communists: probably none

      Member of: CARICOM (observer), CDB, ECLAC (associate), IOC, OECS (associate), UNESCO (associate)

      Diplomatic representation: none (dependent territory of the UK)

      Flag: blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Virgin Islander coat of arms centered in the outer half of the flag; the coat of arms depicts a woman flanked on either side by a vertical column of six oil lamps above a scroll bearing the Latin word VIGILATE (Be Watchful)

      NOTE: The information regarding British Virgin Islands on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of British Virgin Islands Government 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about British Virgin Islands Government 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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