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Attorney General Claude Walker Has Resigned

Featured / News / Top Stories / Virgin Islands / December 10, 2018

Attorney General Claude Walker has resigned, The Consortium has learned. Mr. Walker, who served from August 2015, resigned on Friday, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. In a talk with this publication on Friday, Mr. Walker said he was “wrapping up” at the Department of Justice, but gave no indication that a resignation letter was forthcoming, or had already been submitted.

The resignation is not surprising; such is the norm during change of administrations. Governor-elect Albert Bryan told The Consortium during a Wednesday interview on the Virgin Islands Political Consortium, that current Mapp appointees who wish to resign could do so.

But the wait for the cabinet announcements from Mr. Bryan’s transition team has frustrated some, and over the weekend a list said to be a legitimate document containing names of individuals on the incoming administration’s transition team — including former Governor John P. de Jongh — was leaked. The Bryan-Roach team has since disavowed the document.

“The information purporting to be a list of the members of the Bryan-Roach Transition Team is not accurate, and neither was it sanctioned by the leadership of the Bryan-Roach Transition Team. Information coming from sources other than the Transition’s Press Sec-retary or Co-Chairs is not official information,” read the statement.

It added, “The leadership of the Bryan-Roach Transition Team fully understands the public’s inter-est and in keeping with our commitment to transparency will provide the official list con-taining the individuals serving on the transition team shortly.

“In the meantime, we ask that you continue to follow our social media pages and our web-site at for updates and official information on the transition.”

Mr. Walker, who took strong stances against marijuana, will be most notably remembered for his role in arresting Mr. de Jongh on two counts of embezzlement of public monies, and neglecting to pay over public monies in violation of Virgin Islands criminal code. Mr. de Jongh eventually paid the government and was not charged.

Mr. Walker could not be reached for comment.


Ernice Gilbert
I wear many hats, I suppose, but the one which fits me best would be journalism, second to that would be radio personality, thirdly singer/songwriter and down the line. I've been the Editor-In-Chief at my videogames website, Gamesthirst, for over 5 years, writing over 7,000 articles and more than 2 million words. I'm also very passionate about where I live, the United States Virgin Islands, and I'm intent on making it a better place by being resourceful and keeping our leaders honest. VI Consortium was birthed out of said desire, hopefully my efforts bear fruit. Reach me at [email protected].

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