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New British Virgin Islands governor faces heated debate over sovereignty and corruption

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A public servant from the United Kingdom has been sworn in as the new governor of the British Virgin Islands. He faces debate over the archipelago’s sovereignty after an investigation found widespread corruption and sparked a constitutional crisis. Gov. Daniel Pruce says he will follow the recommendations issued by a 2022 commission of inquiry that found corruption ran so deep in the British Caribbean territory that the local elected government should be suspended. Pruce’s predecessor tried to award the governor’s office more power, but Caribbean leaders rejected that after finding the inquiry’s proposed reforms were “significantly stalled.”

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