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Dr Natalio D. Wheatley retains Chairmanship of VIP

- beats out long-time VIP executive member Hon Carvin Malone
Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has been voted to remain as Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), as it heads into the 2023 General Election. Photo: GIS/File
Former Health Minister and former Opposition Member Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) served as President of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) from 1999 to 2016. He; however, made an unsuccessful bid for Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) on February 5, 2023. Photo: GIS/File
Former Health Minister and former Opposition Member Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) served as President of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) from 1999 to 2016. He; however, made an unsuccessful bid for Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) on February 5, 2023. Photo: GIS/File
POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has been voted to remain as Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) as it heads into the 2023 General Election.

Dr Wheatley, who had taken over the chairmanship on April 30, 2022, following the resignation of former Premier Andrew A. Fahie, retained the Chairmanship post when the VIP held its Congress at R&R Malone Complex in Pockwood Pond this afternoon, Sunday, February 5, 2023.

The current Premier in the Unity Government beat out Honourable Carvin Malone (AL).

According to the final tally, the votes for Dr the Hon Wheatley is 60 and Hon Malone received just 12 votes.

More details to follow.

46 Responses to “Dr Natalio D. Wheatley retains Chairmanship of VIP”

  • SMILEY ☺ (05/02/2023, 18:08) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    AND ? ????
  • WWW (05/02/2023, 18:12) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I wonder who W.W.W.voted for.?
  • Facial expression (05/02/2023, 18:17) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    i'm ,Alone ) Is saying )> well ah try ah ting but it ain't wuk ????
  • q (05/02/2023, 18:18) Like (13) Dislike (11) Reply
    Let him cross back over again.
    Power power power ....
    What did Barry say?
    You will hear !
    • @q (05/02/2023, 19:35) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
      I had that same thought lolololol. He need to cross.right back over to the opposition
  • Hold hands and jump (05/02/2023, 18:19) Like (5) Dislike (21) Reply
    After election both of y'all will be in the same boat. Matter of fact, y'all will be thrown overboard and will be swimming outside of the boat together.
  • Congrats big dawg. (05/02/2023, 18:23) Like (17) Dislike (5) Reply
    Bring a motorcade East. I hope he grasshop back over from whence he came. Let him see who all does smile and eat and drink him out and hug him in his back. He’s done with roasted Mr Covidina Maloney
  • News (05/02/2023, 18:25) Like (22) Dislike (3) Reply
    Great news. Congratulations they are moving in the right direction.
  • vi (05/02/2023, 18:40) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Here we go again
  • Eggs (05/02/2023, 18:46) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    I need a word with the dozen eggs ???? that voted for this man eggs are expensive and they wasted them
  • Nice (05/02/2023, 19:18) Like (19) Dislike (6) Reply
  • Non Political (05/02/2023, 19:19) Like (25) Dislike (4) Reply
    Like the VIP or not, one must say that they have a structured transparent system and have done good in the area of succession planning.
  • enough (05/02/2023, 19:22) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am not listening to that girl and her malicious UK shared guavaverry fb fake news that assured all that Dr. Natalio was definitely going to lose. This place just full of gossip and mischief. You really have to wait until everything done in this place to know the truth. Congrats anyway. Let's move on.
    • @ enough (05/02/2023, 19:49) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
      Everything for her is Breaking News.

      A chicken could cross the road and you’d see Breaking News: Chicken Safely Crosses the Road
  • Keep you eye on VIP (05/02/2023, 19:26) Like (26) Dislike (2) Reply
    The VIP has led this territory through some of the most trying times in the history of the country and have done fairly well despite the few challenges. They had to deal with all that wasn't done from the damage of the two worse category 5 hurricanes in history. Then covid which rocked all world economies and social fabric and many more. They kept us alive and when compared to most countries big and small they have done fairly well. Congratulations.
  • lol (05/02/2023, 19:27) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    The slow man turn out to be slow but sure. LOL.
  • okay (05/02/2023, 19:28) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is true democracy at work.
  • vg youth (05/02/2023, 19:34) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am glad how more youth and women are allowed to be involved in the management of the party. This is encouraging.
  • My Take (05/02/2023, 19:36) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
    Carvin is a good man and an intelligent man but for this time he is not the one to lead however he is needed in the Parliament. He definitely will get my vote to be re-elected as well as most others on the VIP slate.
  • My Advice (05/02/2023, 19:42) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    VIP will get my vote this time but they have to work on their PR and defend each other better on the street and stop letting the gossip mongers get the false but believable news out on them first or without being challenged. The VIP supporters and executive must improve in this area because the VIP has done more good than bad but others are trying hard (with some success) to make the majority think otherwise. This must change now. Get to work VIP.
  • Say what you want (05/02/2023, 19:46) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Say what you want about Carvin, he handled this matter well although he had a difference in opinion on leadership. The structures of the party allowed for a smooth a democratic process without destroying each other when one win or lose like how it is done in America & other countries when there is a race for leadership or resolving any serious matter. I hope Shereen learns how to do this as she is always out to destroy when things do not go her way.
  • good (05/02/2023, 19:53) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    VIP WOULD HAVE LOST MY VOTE IF CARVIN WAS CHAIRMAN ????. Can’t see him running a country . ????????
  • WOW (05/02/2023, 19:55) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is good news. I was one who against and laughed at Fahie's rotating Deputy Premier initiative, but it is clear now whether you agreed with him or not that it turn out to be a wise move that allowed for stronger and more balanced and steady leadership, especially in the area of youth, for years to come in the VIP. Congratulations Dr. Wheatley.
  • hey (05/02/2023, 19:55) Like (0) Dislike (10) Reply
    U mama jammy , where you gonna do your moonwalk to now ? . am sure your buddy can use company bin Miami
  • Voter6 (05/02/2023, 19:56) Like (14) Dislike (6) Reply
  • NDP supporter (05/02/2023, 20:01) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    At least the VIP had an election to vote for their leadership. Marlon named himself our leader of the NDP and called his process leadership, democracy and what the NDP wants and needs. Sigh.
    • To NDP Supporter (05/02/2023, 20:28) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      My family and I who support the NDP here home saying the same thing. What a disaster of a man Marlon is as a leader.
  • Dead is dead (05/02/2023, 20:04) Like (6) Dislike (17) Reply
    VIP still cant win
  • licks (05/02/2023, 20:09) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    VIP put some licks on Carvin
  • I wonder (05/02/2023, 20:12) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    What C--dy and gooseberry media saying now? Bout Carvin is the favorite.. chupppppes
  • Karma Is A Bitch (05/02/2023, 20:16) Like (1) Dislike (7) Reply
    Carvin will now see how the member for the 3rd felt after he and the head coach pulled the rug from under him.
  • sistah j (05/02/2023, 20:20) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    "Carvin get licks licks licks so much licks"
  • Street Reporter..As expected. (05/02/2023, 20:27) Like (24) Dislike (13) Reply
    I said it. That's the strategy to shut others out knowing Carvin will split the others votes which will gave Sowande the edge. Why you think Sowande accepted him over so easily, he was part of the strategy... We need to wise up..!!
  • my view (05/02/2023, 20:31) Like (12) Dislike (12) Reply
    The VIP has the competent team to address the pressing issues with a high degree of success.
  • Woods (05/02/2023, 20:54) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wheatley left Carvin in the woods..smh
  • Amen (05/02/2023, 21:33) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Will will not change Smurf to be no damn premier he not ready
  • I told U so (05/02/2023, 22:23) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    This was predicted.
    • Looks Fishy... (06/02/2023, 06:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Look how the club gang up on Lou Smith....She was to stay out of it....Talking about women in Power, in this BVI women are more vicious and have more deadmy venum again other women than you will ever think...
  • terrible (05/02/2023, 22:41) Like (5) Dislike (10) Reply
    Carvin needs to step down. He is a dead weight.
  • my vote (05/02/2023, 22:51) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    I support willock over flax
  • 8th District Youth (06/02/2023, 01:27) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    This is a solid team. Allen has my vote in the 8th for sure. I am tired of lying and mischief-making Marlon.
  • Asking For Myself (06/02/2023, 07:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    But why the congress members was fooling Carvin?
  • Hmm (06/02/2023, 21:18) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    God put him as V.I Leader, Now is time My People do the same. VIP team of the late Hon. Lavity Stoutt will guide him , so the V.I can regain Integrity
  • @ ASKING FOR A FRI B (07/02/2023, 18:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    THat all alone fellow wasn't fooled by anyone but himself , he playing games , like tap dancing , the moonwalk , grasshopping , and it only exposed all his make up which fell off ( bragga dam )

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