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April 3rd, 2015
PEP remains tightlipped on candidates

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) remains tightlipped regarding its candidates for the upcoming national elections in the territory and maintains that “at the right time” those candidates will be made known.

March 27th, 2015
‘We don’t have to produce everything’ – Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) continues to make agriculture one of its biggest campaign issues and its President Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru said people must move away from thinking that if they cannot produce all their food then it does not make sense producing any of it.

February 4th, 2015
'Social Development Dept under-resourced' – Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – President of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru believes that the Social Development Department must take the lead in helping the troubled youths of today but noted that the department cannot do so, since it is under-resourced.

January 19th, 2015
“I will not be running with the NDP” - Shaina M. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Clearing the air on reports that the newly formed People’s Patriotic Alliance (PPA) had been defunct and may not contest the next general elections and that its head Shaina M. Smith had gone with the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), the information reaching our news room speaks to the contrary.

November 25th, 2014
‘VI Govts not thinking of the future!’ – Caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller into the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) lambasted both the incumbent National Democratic Party (NDP) and the previous government led by the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) for not doing enough to bring into reality an upgraded airport capable of handling long haul flights given the importance of tourism to the Territory.

November 20th, 2014
‘NDP Govt. must better control expenditure!’ - Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Talk show co-host and political activist Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru said that the Territory has not done a very good job in controlling expenditure and this he feels is a better strategy than trying to raise revenue on the backs of people already suffering.

November 3rd, 2014
‘No to projects using cheap expat labour!’ – Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – President of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru said he is against developers who want to build hotels and other projects here using cheap overseas labour saying this is not the model that should be desired for the Virgin Islands.

October 7th, 2014
‘There are troubling trends in Education!’ – PEP Pres. Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –The People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) believes that education at an early age must go hand in hand with the development needs of the Territory and that persons must be channeled into the areas most needed in order to build the economy.

May 4th, 2014
Raise age requirements for scooter riders - Sowande

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Social commentator and lecturer at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) Mr Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru who is also the President of the newest VIrgin Islands Political Party, the People's Empowerment Party, has suggested that a ban on motorbikes may not be the way to go in seeking a solution to the many accidents around the Territory involving youths who handle the vehicles and suggested that a compromise be looked at.

May 27th, 2013
Territory under attack – 3D Show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru is of the view that the Virgin Islands (VI) needs to set its sights towards creating a regional economy in attempts at diversification after a caller on a local radio show suggested that the VI economy was under attack.



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