Former USVI Governor Charles Turnbull Remembered

Former USVI Governor Charles Turnbull Remembered

The late U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Charles Turnbull (left) with current USVI Governor Albert Bryan Jr. | Photo Credit: MPE Caribbean Report

By MPE Caribbean Report

Former U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Charles W. Turnbull, who passed away a week ago at age 87, is being remembered for his leadership of the Territory over two terms (1999 to 2007) and his commitment to strengthening education and creating opportunities for Virgin Islanders.

Governor Albert Bryan Jr. declared a 30-day period of mourning, ordering U.S. Virgin Islands flags to be flown at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, August 2.

“Governor Turnbull was a true pillar in our community. Outside his legacy as our sixth-elected Governor, he was a historian, culture-bearer, and educator. No words can overstate the significance of his contributions to our territory. He was a giant, not only in stature, but in what he gave through his life’s work to our people’s educational and political advancement. I am blessed to have stood on his shoulders and received his encouragement and tutelage.” – Governor Albert Bryan Jr.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.