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Hon Vincent O. Wheatley is new Deputy Premier

From left: Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1); newly sworn in Deputy Premier, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9); Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert and Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) at the swearing in ceremony at Government House today, September 6, 2019. Photo: Provided
Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), left, and Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) have already served their 3-month terms as Deputy Premier. Photo: VINO/File
Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), left, and Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) have already served their 3-month terms as Deputy Premier. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) is the new Deputy Premier of the Virgin Islands.

Hon Wheatley replaces Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5), the Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities.

The appointment of Hon Wheatley is in keeping with the policy announced by Leader of Government Business Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), that every minister in his government will get the opportunity to serve as Deputy Premier on a rotational basis of three months, and after the first year someone will be named permanently to the post.

Hon Wheatley was today, September 6, 2019, sworn in as the New Deputy Premier at a ceremony held at Government House.

The ceremony was performed in the presence of his Excellency, Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert, Government ministers, family, friends and well wishers.

Hon Wheatley swore alliance to the crown before being made official to execute in the office of Deputy Premier for a period of three months, effective today September 6, 2019.

Experience & Development

According to Premier Fahie, the decision to appoint ministers on a rotational basis allows for each minister to get the experience and development in areas they might never have the opportunity to.

So far, ministers who have already served as Deputy Premier under the Hon Fahie-led Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Administration are: Dr The Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) and Hon Kye M. Rymer.

10 Responses to “Hon Vincent O. Wheatley is new Deputy Premier”

  • Proud (06/09/2019, 13:37) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    VIP has got such a strong team, all of the picks so far can be deputy premier. All the best Mr Wheatley
  • my 2 cents (06/09/2019, 13:40) Like (24) Dislike (8) Reply
    Once this party sticks together you cant get them out of office
  • good move (06/09/2019, 14:02) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Who will be permanent deputy?
  • Mr. Entrepreneur (06/09/2019, 14:02) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Congratulations! Well deserving and I know you will do an awesome job. Keep up the work as always.
  • williams (06/09/2019, 14:20) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
    Are these Minister performance being monitored?
  • Truth (06/09/2019, 20:37) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    The great thing about the vip team any of them could be premier
  • Jimmy smith (07/09/2019, 13:19) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply

    I promised myself that I was not going to comment on anything the present government did, I was going to give them a chance to let me see their agenda, but almost eight months later I must confess I see no agenda or real plan of action going forward. This bull****, because that what it is of giving each minister a three months stint is real a cop-out, as the premier did not want make a decision very early, so he use the pretext that his government is unconventional. Please folks, we can not at this time depends on a government who is making things as they go we need a clear plan of action with each person pulling his or her weight, I would of from the start named Carvin Malone as the Deputy for several reasons, one being his level of maturity, he has managed business before, he has contacts both local and abroad that he can tapped into, and he is not broke, he is not a multimillionaire, but he can live, I do not see the same for the others. And for the other to go along with this farce is a clear indication that they immature and not quite ready for big time. I also see this premier's action as leader of opposition beginning to bite him in the ass, he was hell bent on taking the NDP down so at one time it appears as thought he was the governors errand boy and would say anything, guess what? he is in charge now and the shoes is squeezing his foot he wants referendum , fix the government and outlined a plan of where you plan to take the country, then fight .



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