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“We in the 7th district have been forgotten” - Dr Natalio D. Wheatley

-Says NDP Gov’t neglected people & infrastructure to send the district backwards
Dr Natalio D. Wheatley aka 'Showande Uhuru’, the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Candidate for District 7 is saying that the people of the district have been forgotten for far too long under the stewardship of the Dr D. Orlando Smith’s National Democratic Party (NDP 1) government over the past years. Photo: Facebook
“Simply put, we in the 7th district, have been forgotten. With the poor state of our infrastructure, the poor economic state of the people, the failure to tackle the health and social crises, and the lack of investment in education, can there be any doubt that we have gone backwards,” he said to huge crowd of people gathered at the VIP rally. Photo: Facebook
“Simply put, we in the 7th district, have been forgotten. With the poor state of our infrastructure, the poor economic state of the people, the failure to tackle the health and social crises, and the lack of investment in education, can there be any doubt that we have gone backwards,” he said to huge crowd of people gathered at the VIP rally. Photo: Facebook
He says with the implementation of a financing strategy that involves sourcing funding from local and international sources everything can be achieved under a VIP government, “We must also turn the page for a better economy, which will provide tax revenue for the government, business opportunities, and employment.” Photo: Facebook
He says with the implementation of a financing strategy that involves sourcing funding from local and international sources everything can be achieved under a VIP government, “We must also turn the page for a better economy, which will provide tax revenue for the government, business opportunities, and employment.” Photo: Facebook
LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – Dr Natalio D. Wheatley aka 'Showande Uhuru’, the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Candidate for District 7 is saying that the people of the district have been forgotten for far too long under the stewardship of the Dr D. Orlando Smith (AL) National Democratic Party (NDP 1) government over the past years.

Dr Wheatley made his statements at the launch of his campaign in Long Look, yesterday, February 6, 2019, to a huge crowd of VIP supporters and members where he also noted that the NDP 1 government has done nothing to create more employment and improve the skills of the people in the district.    

Neglect

“Simply put, we in the 7th district, have been forgotten. With the poor state of our infrastructure, the poor economic state of the people, the failure to tackle the health and social crises, and the lack of investment in education, can there be any doubt that we have gone backwards,” he said.

“The neglect the 7th district has experienced for many years is clear to see,” Dr Wheatley told those gathered.

He said many residents have expressed their concerns regarding the state of the community, “The lack of economic opportunities in our community, the poor appearance of our district, the sewerage running through the streets,” all of which the NDP 1 government have failed to address.

Betrayal

“Moving our 8 million dollars that could have fix our sewage problem was a blatant betrayal of the people. We need to stand together and bring change to our district,” he pointed out in underscoring the importance of the district needing immediate change.

“What about employment? Has the present government produced more carpenters, masons in our district? Do we have more boat captains and engineers, more landscapers due to programs they put in place?” he further questioned.

He said the District has gone completely backwards, as he pointed out the mothers who lost their sons to jail and to the Greenland Cemetery.

“What about the social ills? The persons roaming through our community with mental illness. Are they not worthy of solutions? We have gone backwards. The present government has taken opportunities from you and given them to strangers,” he said.

New Direction 

“Giving away our 7 million dollars that could have provided more air access hurts my hearts. Now it is clear that we need a new direction,” he uttered.

He further proposed a Junior High School in the district, Reading Council to strengthen the reading skills of children in the area, recreation centres  for youths, reform of Social Security’s benefits for seniors, creating a thriving retail sector and the revival of the farming and fishing sectors by providing a food production corporation.

He says with the implementation of a financing strategy that involves sourcing funding from local and international sources everything can be achieved under a VIP government, “We must also turn the page for a better economy, which will provide tax revenue for the government, business opportunities, and employment.” 

7 Responses to ““We in the 7th district have been forgotten” - Dr Natalio D. Wheatley ”

  • 7th district (07/02/2019, 12:15) Like (31) Dislike (3) Reply
    Awesome speech by Wheatley. I am now voting for Wheatley and VIP ALL THE WAY
  • East End me come from (07/02/2019, 12:16) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
    we will you man
  • Just saying (07/02/2019, 14:31) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    He repeated most of what the opponent said just in a diffrent format. But what was most catching in his speech was the plane statements. I concluded that he is in favour of the airport extention he just use braithwaite nàme as a gimmic. We all know that braithwaite do not have the capital to fund such bigger plane they will need to partner with someone and if government going to have this done they will need to pump so sort of money. If his party complain about 7 million gone down the drain why will if you party win want to pump millions in such deal again. Why we dont make it a privatise deal and focus on the runways as a public partnership deal. On the other hand mr. Wheathley and his leader are on different page to this issue. Andrew not for it but to me Mr wheathley understand that it is a need if we are going to increase our tourist dollar.
  • pvim heckler (07/02/2019, 15:59) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    underdog!!! he on top now
  • VIslander (07/02/2019, 23:55) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    I got to see him speak. This man is going to represent the people and not himself. He called out so many families and people names he challenged our levels of accountability for the district. Many nationalities one district many villages 1 district. He is the right choice for the change we want. Team VIP has come surprisingly strong with caring qualified people.
  • Damon (08/02/2019, 08:41) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Change can be a good thing.the way our system is set up, our politicians can live a lifetime and die in their positions unless voted out and some of us though they’re not producing “we” still vote them back in.. just like the US presidents, our politicians shouldn’t be allowed to stay in office no more than 8
    yrs in office..give others the opportunity to bring new and innovative ideas to the table that can truly benefit the BVi and the people as a whole.. a new law needs to be implemented re: the 8 yrs..
  • Fran (11/02/2019, 19:43) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sorry but district 7 was ignored wayyyy before NDP got in. Our district has been a hot mess for many years and we complained and it fell on deaf ears. VIP never helped us when they were on power, so let’s see if anything changes now.


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