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Some people ‘working hard’ to get deported- Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

- said he has a zero tolerance position towards anti-social behaviour
Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has made it known he has a zero tolerance position on anti-social behaviour in the territory. Photo: GIS/File
According to Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) not everyone who comes to live and work in the territory appreciates its people. Photo: VINO
According to Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) not everyone who comes to live and work in the territory appreciates its people. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “There are those who come and work among us, live amongst, who are in love with the BVI. They probably love it more than we do but then again who wouldn’t fall in love with the BVI. It’s an incredibly beautiful place, like I have said before, to live, work, visit and invest.”

This is according to Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9), who also noted that not everyone who comes to live and work in the territory appreciates its people.

Some people love the VI but not its people- Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

“Mr Speaker, we are very mindful that not all who come and live amongst us and love this place, love its people, love its food, culture, way of life, customs or even appreciate its history. So, Mr Speaker, we fully understand the anxiety of the people when it comes to confirming status to migrant workers, Hon Wheatley said during the Fourth Sitting of the First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) today, June 3, 2019.

Minster Wheatley was at the time speaking about immigration reform and the need to clear the backlog of applications for Residency and Belonger status.

According to Honourable Wheatley, the previous National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration gave Belongership status to nearly 1000 migrant workers. “Mr Speaker, we cannot continue to do this and not address labour and immigration reform, but it can happen at the same time. They are not mutually exclusive. You can address both issues at the very same time.”

‘There are undesirables among us too’

Hon Wheatley continued that there are those who come to the VI and integrate well and are very kind, helpful, courteous, hardworking, law abiding, members of our churches and clubs like Rotary and Red Cross and Lions.

“But there are undesirables among us too. They may be good people within their own rights but not the kind we want in the territory. I saw in a Gazette just last week that three persons were given deportation notices, and others are working hard for theirs. We will not disappoint Mr Speaker. But as a Territory and as employers we must always be mindful of the human rights of all peoples.

Hon Wheatley said he wanted it to be known that he has a zero tolerance position when it comes to anti-social behaviour in the territory.

12 Responses to “Some people ‘working hard’ to get deported- Hon Vincent O. Wheatley”

  • oh (03/06/2019, 21:48) Like (24) Dislike (8) Reply
    Sounds good to me. Now you're talking.
  • Expat (03/06/2019, 22:51) Like (13) Dislike (42) Reply
    Why this man don't shut to hell up.
    Cant even think for yourself. Ok if you serious go and deport the Milliners in Virgin Gorda and see way you end up.
    Only targeting the weak and poor, typical Negro!
    • Pilliners (04/06/2019, 07:10) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
      We have no knowledge or care about any milliners. If they are working hard to be deported they will be. God is not a respecter of persons.
    • Expat (04/06/2019, 07:26) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yea expat; people who express a desire to invest in our country and continue to invest in the territory will be granted some form of status while some of you in this country for personal financial gratification you make USD 10.00 and send USD 9.99 where you are from and that is your choice.
    • stfu!! (04/06/2019, 09:07) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply

      @ Expat.. you seems to be upset huh? I personally think you needs to go and book your ticket now with inter Caribbean and haul yuh r@$$ weh yuh belong and stfu!! we sure don't need you amongst us and the other expats who appreciate us. sh*t man.

    • Excuse Me (04/06/2019, 09:31) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      He’s speaking truth. Bvi has undesirables too; but they’re ours. Would you want our undesirables in your country? Speak the truth!
  • Let it be known (04/06/2019, 00:56) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
    Thank you Vincent. Looks like everybody gone quiet with their BVI bashing.
  • qc (04/06/2019, 05:52) Like (23) Dislike (6) Reply
    This minister working for sure 4 more years
  • Sax. Keep it real (04/06/2019, 07:26) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    U talking Nice. U understand the issues. The oppression. U been among us. Playing with us. Mingling with us. Having fun with us... I'm so proud of you. I know you will do the right thing...Can't go wrong loving people and standing up for people who been oppressed and victimized...
  • legal team (04/06/2019, 18:40) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    What is wrong with using the word "undesirable" to describe a person who has displayed unlawful behavior in our society.

    The topic is on immigration and status.

    If your child disrespect you at your home,you will discipline your child at your home.

    If someone else's child display disrespect to you at your home,the most you can do is to tell that child leave and don't return and may be you complain to the parent.

    If a bvislander is an undesirable in the bvi where he belong ,he cannot be deported from the bvi.

    But if an expatriate is an undesirable in the bvi,the law makes provisions for that expatriate to be deported.

    I wish to support the minister,to remove any undesirable expatriate from the bvi and make those who respect and obey bvi laws to remain and to be regularized,if they are so qualified,according to law.
  • ??? (05/06/2019, 07:12) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    The woman who had her foot on the Brewley girl’s throat, then threw food at Yo Mamas staff the following day should have already been deported, but she’s still here...


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