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    British Virgin Islands Government - 2003
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    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name: conventional long form: none
      conventional short form: British Virgin Islands
      abbreviation: BVI


      Dependency status: overseas territory of the UK; internal self-governing


      Government type: NA


      Capital: Road Town


      Administrative divisions: none (overseas territory of the UK)


      Independence: none (overseas territory of the UK)


      National holiday: Territory Day, 1 July


      Constitution: 1 June 1977


      Legal system: English law


      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal


      Executive branch: chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor Tom MACAN (since 14 October 2002)
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; governor appointed by the monarch; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or the leader of the majority coalition is usually appointed chief minister by the governor
      head of government: Chief Minister Orlando SMITH (since 17 June 2003)
      cabinet: Executive Council appointed by the governor from members of the Legislative Council


      Legislative branch: unicameral Legislative Council (13 seats; members are elected by direct popular vote, one member from each of 9 electoral districts, four at-large members; members serve four-year terms)
      elections: last held 16 May 2003 (next to be held NA 2007)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - NDP 8, VIP 5


      Judicial branch: Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, consisting of the High Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal (one judge of the Supreme Court is a resident of the islands and presides over the High Court); Magistrate's Court; Juvenile Court; Court of Summary Jurisdiction


      Political parties and leaders: Concerned Citizens Movement or CCM [Ethlyn SMITH]; National Democratic Party or NDP [Orlando SMITH]; United Party or UP [Gregory MADURO]; Virgin Islands Party or VIP [Ralph T. O'NEAL]


      Political pressure groups and leaders: NA


      International organization participation: Caricom (associate), CDB, ECLAC (associate), Interpol (subbureau), IOC, OECS (associate), UNESCO (associate)


      Diplomatic representation in the US: none (overseas territory of the UK)


      Diplomatic representation from the US: none (overseas territory of the UK)


      Flag description: 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 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about British Virgin Islands Government 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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