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June 7th, 2017
‘We can’t sit back & let the Brits take over again’- Radio show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The issue of United Kingdom nationals taking up top positions in the Virgin Islands (VI) was expressed by a disgruntled caller to the Speak out BVI show aired Tuesday June 6, 2017 on ZBVI 780 AM.

June 1st, 2017
What is taking place in our prison? Doug Wheatley asks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of the Speak Out BVI show, Doug Wheatley, is concerned that prisoners at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut may not be properly rehabilitated before they are released back into society.

May 31st, 2017
There are delinquent mothers too- Radio caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- For the Virgin Islands (VI) community, the issue of delinquent fathers being imprisoned for not paying child support is nothing new. However, the spotlight was also thrown on some mothers who also fail to adequately support their children while mounting pressure on the father/s.

April 8th, 2017
The time to talk about the future of the VI is now- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While placing on record that he does not know whether there is any substance to talks that the United Kingdom has threatened intervention in the governing of the territory if elections are not held by August 2017, talk show host Doug Wheatley has called on all political parties to engage the people in a meaningful discourse on the future of the Virgin Islands.

April 5th, 2017
Stricter background checks for expats needed- Speak Out BVI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A call for stricter background checks on persons entering the territory is one suggestion to reducing crime in the Virgin Islands (UK).

March 23rd, 2017
Radio caller wants new constitution; No power for Governor

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Making his disappointment known for the recent decision by His Excellency the Governor John S. Duncan OBE to evoke section 103 (b) which gave him the power to withdraw money from the consolidated fund or other public funds, at least one caller is suggesting a constitutional change, one that leaves the Governor powerless.

February 22nd, 2017
People feel like 'the walls of Jericho are falling'- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Bringing into focus, the doctors “sick-out” at Peebles Hospital, host of the Speak Out BVI show on ZBVI 780 AM, Doug Wheatley, on Tuesday February 21, 2017 said many people who approach him on the streets, perceive that “nothing seems to be working” and it looks like the “walls of Jericho are falling.”

February 16th, 2017
'Woe be unto him who leads the flock astray'- Caller to Bishop Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Describing it as a source of deep “distress” one caller to the Speak Out BVI radio programme on ZBVI 780 AM, with Host Doug Wheatley, on Tuesday February 14, 2017 called for the candid man of the cloth, Bishop John I. Cline, to step down as a religious leader for his views on the controversial topic of marijuana legalisation in the territory.

January 18th, 2017
“What’s the hurry?” Caller asks Gov’t on airport expansion project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A caller to the Speak out BVI show on ZBVI 780 AM with Doug Wheatley, has called on the Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) administration to slow down and engage and educate the populace and to paint a clear picture of the pros and cons before sealing the controversial airport expansion project deal with the Chinese firm.

November 30th, 2016
Doug Wheatley calls for preservation of caroling in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of Speak out BVI on ZBVI 780 AM Doug Wheatley has called for something to be done to ensure that caroling, a long time tradition in the territory, lives on for the sake of future generations.


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