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January 9th, 2018
NDP Gov't allocates 33% of Recovery Plan $$ for controversial airport project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Even before the destructive hurricanes, Irma and Maria of September 2017, the public, the Opposition, media and even elected members of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government had opposed the Airport Runway Expansion Project at Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport at Beef Island going ahead as they felt the Territory could not afford it at the time and that there were many other priority areas that needed addressing first.

January 6th, 2018
Consultation period for recovery plan ‘way too short’- Dr Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Amid criticisms that the public was snubbed in the formulation of the initial document, the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government in late December 2017 published on the Government official website a draft of the post hurricanes Irma and Maria recovery plans, along with the floods of August 2017, to allow the public to make an input.

January 4th, 2018
'Bad' NDP Gov't shunned the people in drafting recovery plan- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “I am a true believer in Democracy and I don’t believe that democracy just functions at election time. By democracy we mean when the people are involved in their own governance.” Those were the sentiments expressed by the President of the Virgin Islands Party, Mr Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru, when he appeared on the newest radio talk show, BVI Have Your Say.

January 3rd, 2018
BVI Have Your Say: New radio programme to be launched this evening

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Residents and visitors of the Virgin Islands are being given another forum to have their say on issues affecting the Virgin Islands and giving recommendations on having them addressed or resolved, providing the powers that be will be listening.

December 2nd, 2017
‘A lot of wickedness takes place in the BVI’- Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Church has become an activity that you just do on a Sunday or a Saturday. It’s almost like you going through the motion. It’s almost just like a weekly ritual. It has not really transformed a lot of ways in which we live in the BVI,” stated President of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and Lecturer at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC), Dr Natalio D. Wheatley aka ‘Sowande Uhuru’.

November 30th, 2017
VIP rebuilding 'almost from scratch'- Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The question as to the part former Chairman Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) is to play in the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is still uncertain, since he was replaced as Chairman of the party a year ago, and subsequently on February 6, 2017 replaced as the Opposition Leader.

July 21st, 2017
Hon Fraser will not be allowed to paralyse VIP- Hon Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) has said it is looking to move forward with its agenda and even though there is a place for former Chairman Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3), it will not paralyse the party by waiting for a response from Hon Fraser as to whether he is still with the party or not.

July 19th, 2017
'What start wrong can only end wrong'- Caller on BVI Airways fiasco

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – During the radio programme, ‘Speak Out BVI’ on ZBVI 780 AM on Tuesday July 18, 2017, callers took to the show and voiced their frustration on the controversy between BVI Airways and the government of the National Democratic Party (NDP).

March 26th, 2017
Radio talk show hosts applaud historic move by Governor Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was not worded quite the same as Calypso Queen Sistah Joyce (Joycelyn Sears) hit song- Wha you bawlin fa?, but the message is one and the same.

January 31st, 2017
VIP Congress to address nasty power grab between Hons Fraser & Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Calling it unfortunate and discomforting that the business of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is “seemingly on public display,” President of the VIP Dr Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru has said the embattled party will be convening a meeting of Congress with the aim of resolving the public spat over the Leader of the Opposition post between the incumbent Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) and Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), the VIP Chairman.

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