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March 7th, 2019
Political dynasty? From Dr Willard Wheatley to Dr Natalio D. Wheatley

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI - Dr Willard Wheatley MBE, LLD, was the Virgin Islands’ (VI) second Chief Minister, who served in the post from 1971 to 1979.

August 19th, 2015
Daughter can't get back job @ Peebles Hospital after studying abroad - caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - An irate caller to last night's August 18, 2015 Speak Out BVI radio show on ZBVI 780 AM demanded that Government ensures the rights of Virgin Islanders are preserved and not trampled upon.

August 13th, 2015
'Move Rise & Shine tramps from parade days'- Radio show guest

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The parades for Emancipation Festival this year were labelled as poorly supported with the lack of troupes, floats and spectators as compared to previous years.

July 22nd, 2015
‘UK messed up the VI by banning death penalty’- Radio caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A caller to the Speak Out BVI radio programme aired on July 21, 2015 on ZBVI 780 FM has questioned whether the Virgin Islands has to accept every policy that is proposed by the United Kingdom and even suggested that the territory seek to manage even more of its own affairs.

April 25th, 2015
'More library hours needed'- Douglas Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands wrapped up Library Week 2015 observances, radio talk show host Douglas Wheatley called for more library hours to facilitate the working public.

April 8th, 2015
Radio caller blames district rep for closure of WE Police Station

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller has dismissed the concerns of Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) regarding the need for the Government to address the West End Police Station, which has been closed for some months now pending repairs to the building.

September 3rd, 2014
‘RVIPF needs external civilian review body’ – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Radio talk show host Douglas Wheatley believes an external civilian review board will go a long way in allowing the public to hold police officers accountable as questions continue to fly regarding alleged corruption in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

August 20th, 2014
‘Important for Governor to quickly decide on COI’ - Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio commentator Douglas Wheatley said that it is important that new Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency Mr John S. Duncan OBE makes a decision quickly on launching a Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the cruise pier project.

July 16th, 2014
Full CARICOM membership dangerous for VI – radio show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller into the Speak Out BVI radio show hosted by Douglas Wheatley last night July 15, 2014 on ZBVI 780 AM urged that the Territory does not become a full member of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) since he fears the flood of persons from member states of the regional bloc as a result of the concomitant free movement will be bad for the Virgin Islands.

July 10th, 2014
Foreigners favoured in top positions – radio show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller to the radio talk show Speak Out BVI with Douglas Wheatley on Tuesday evening July 8, 2014 on ZBVI 780AM expressed dismay with what he said was the employment of foreigners to certain top positions over locals who can do the job.

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