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Dr the Hon Wheatley voted Chairman of VIP; Tipped for Premier

The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Congress met this evening, April 30, 2022, and has unanimously voted for Acting Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) to become the new Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP). Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the shocking incarceration of Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in Miami on Thursday, April 28, 2022, the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Congress met this evening, April 30, 2022, and has unanimously voted for Acting Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) to become the new Chairman of the VIP.

Dr Wheatley, the Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, has also received support to be appointed the new Premier of the Virgin Islands.

This was disclosed by Dr Wheatley in an update to the territory titled ‘A Call to the Nation - Forging Forward Together’ this evening.

“I wish to advise you that the Congress of the Virgin Islands Party met earlier tonight, and they unanimously voted for me to assume the mantle of Chairman of the VIP.”

Hon Fahie’s resignation being sought

Dr Wheatley added that the elected members have expressed the view that he should be appointed premier and will be taking steps in this regard.

He also said efforts are underway to seek the resignation of Hon Fahie as Premier of the Virgin Islands as this would facilitate the smooth advancement of the process.

“All my elected colleagues and the government have expressed their support and confidence in me and we have all reiterated our commitment to working together in the best interests of the Virgin Islands and the Virgin Islands people,” Dr Wheatley said.

Will Gov Rankin swear in Dr Wheatley as Premier?

Dr Wheatley would need to be sworn in by Governor John J. Rankin, CMG, who will be at the helm of the VI if the UK suspends the VI’s Constitution and House of Assembly, as recommended by the Commission of Inquiry Report.

More details to follow.

65 Responses to “Dr the Hon Wheatley voted Chairman of VIP; Tipped for Premier”

  • Sammy (30/04/2022, 22:57) Like (7) Dislike (24) Reply
    • RedStorm (01/05/2022, 05:03) Like (5) Dislike (17) Reply
      Yes, but he is ready. Some are called in their position for such a time as this. God is the head of this , he needs to listen to the Holy Spirit for all instructions. Congratulations!
  • ausar (30/04/2022, 23:09) Like (9) Dislike (78) Reply
    Again, Congrats Dr. Sowsnde Wheatley!

    Your ascension into this position; who knew, would rather be so soon!
    We are pleased that you have agreed to lead us forward. And for this, you have my support!

    Congrats, Ausar!
  • ha (30/04/2022, 23:09) Like (25) Dislike (4) Reply
  • Tell us (30/04/2022, 23:11) Like (36) Dislike (3) Reply
    The public want to know about that development that is going on @ Havers .!!!
  • Okkk (30/04/2022, 23:11) Like (48) Dislike (3) Reply
    No sworn in for him. Governor
  • voter (30/04/2022, 23:29) Like (65) Dislike (5) Reply
    Having you all represent our interests seems to have worked better for you all than for we the people! Government cant borrow because financial statement havent been produced. Its not YOUR money, its our money, needed for infrastructure, health and education for our children. We need value for money from government and accountability for how it is spent. You elected officials and some senior public servants have failed us. You have put us here and you should all resign!
  • pat (30/04/2022, 23:32) Like (7) Dislike (40) Reply
    Very good move
  • lol (30/04/2022, 23:34) Like (23) Dislike (5) Reply
    Look what things have come to SMH
  • GOVERNOR (30/04/2022, 23:35) Like (24) Dislike (13) Reply
    Hell will freeze over first.

    No sir

    I am next in power.
  • Reporter (30/04/2022, 23:55) Like (88) Dislike (5) Reply
    Not such a thing! The decision as to who will run this country will not be determined by no Virgin Islands Party Congress. The COI recommendations suggest that the people of the BVI deserves better and so this is not the time for party politics. Not VIP, NDP or any other P. The country needs structure and strong leadership.
  • hello (01/05/2022, 00:02) Like (45) Dislike (1) Reply
    No HOA = no Premier
  • History (01/05/2022, 00:11) Like (19) Dislike (79) Reply
    It was under his grandfather’s watch as chief minister of the territory that we moved from
    Grant in aid somewhere in 1975 from Great Britain

    It is very shameful what the current premier did but it is far more shameful enslaving another human being simply because of skin color.

    Great Britain had our people as slaves cutting their sugar cane and picking there cotton while beating our people back them(NOW there are back !!!!!!

    Which is worst
    1. Money lounging…….
    2. Beating another human being just because of skin color

    Great Britain(dont forget your history
    • @History (01/05/2022, 06:03) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
      Slavery was not is not and never has been about skin colour. It’s about power, exploitation and questionable economics.
    • WOW (01/05/2022, 06:42) Like (24) Dislike (2) Reply
      You're preaching history and you can't even spell or write properly.
    • History 2 (01/05/2022, 08:05) Like (37) Dislike (3) Reply
      Money lounging….which I had some of that. Slavery stopped about 170 years ago. GB is really not interested in taking over the BVIs. It doesn’t have much political value in the UK which has plenty of bigger problems to solve. It’s more like the BVIs screwed it up so badly that GB has no choice but to come clean house, just like in the US, the federal government takes over in major disasters. Maybe better to see all this as a chance to learn how to properly run a country so that then it can be taken over by the residents/locals and the UK can be done with it. To fight all this on some sort of ideological colonial rhetorical principle serves no useful purpose and delays meaningful progress. We just simply need to learn the lessons, clean up shop, and move on. Days of easy money lounging are done.
    • Jill (01/05/2022, 10:57) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
      And not much has changed. The white man still control us because they employ us.
  • More problems (01/05/2022, 00:18) Like (121) Dislike (6) Reply
    I am going to say it. Wheatley does not have the experience to lead the Country. Please reconsider this.
    • Up sowande (01/05/2022, 03:00) Like (2) Dislike (27) Reply
      Seems to me he is on a great path thus far. So you go sit down with your bs talk
    • Yes (01/05/2022, 06:38) Like (47) Dislike (7) Reply
      Agree. Having him as premier won’t change anything. They all are corrupt. Dissolve the HOA.
    • Hog Tail (01/05/2022, 09:47) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
      I agree he does not desolve the house we need a clean up its about time from opposition to who was there before and who is present. ths nonsense that was going on in the past and present stinks .
  • Joker (01/05/2022, 01:18) Like (55) Dislike (1) Reply
    • Power Rush..Andrew Ink still wet.. (01/05/2022, 07:22) Like (33) Dislike (0) Reply
      Anyone that can name 3 real achievement he made in 3 years will get a million ...At least Carvin manage Covid...Thank God for the Governor...They all disrespected the Governor in the worst of way , When all he was doing was giving them a heads up of whats going on ..They felt untouchable, they been untouchable for so long....Now they bawling
    • Let me join in welcoming Britain.. (01/05/2022, 08:36) Like (40) Dislike (3) Reply
      The first thing I would like Britain to do is to investigate the corrupt and bias immigration status system..A lot of deserving people got oppressed by a few powerful ones in this Dept. While undeserving got a clear path..So, Sad. Lock up, clean up...Sort it out. Thanks in Advance..
      • Well said (01/05/2022, 16:31) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
        I wish I knew who you are to sake your hand. clean house. I am in full support of UK take over. They been sharing oppression for soo long now they would fully understand how others felt at the mercy of immigration. Come in UK.
  • A****** (01/05/2022, 01:24) Like (14) Dislike (47) Reply

    Congrats Mr. Wheatley

  • APB (01/05/2022, 02:52) Like (22) Dislike (9) Reply
    So it is obvious that the Party has concluded that Hon. Fahie has already been tried, found guilty, sentenced and abandoned. It is amazing how many people, even friends and relatives who are waiting for the moment something happens to us to fill our. position or go-carting off with whatever when we are not around. It doesn't matter who fills this post though, our reputation as a Nation has been tarnished forever.
    • three cents (01/05/2022, 12:01) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Well even if he’s innocent the US isn’t going to let go of him till he’s tried, and that’s probably kept happening till next year, from how I know federal courts move. So how can he fulfill his duties as premier of the VI from a jailhouse in Miami?
    • smh (02/05/2022, 23:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Caught with his hand in the cookie jar, not exactly a dar stretch to determine guilt.
  • Earl (01/05/2022, 03:17) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    No way we want this puppet as Premier in fact the UK wont want him neither !
  • Me (01/05/2022, 04:23) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    They can vote.for whoever they want to run party but for sure run the.BVI.The VIP is a disgrace the entire.GOVT. needs to be no more.And dont come on here talking no piddle about prayers

  • vi (01/05/2022, 04:47) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    It will not be for long election coming
  • RedStorm (01/05/2022, 05:10) Like (8) Dislike (9) Reply
    Awesome! Don’t listen to the naysayers, they have their part to play. You are called for such a time as this. Go 4 it! God will guide you, he has done it before he will do it again. Listen to him, and heed the instructions he will give to you to lead the people. You will have my vote.
  • wondering (01/05/2022, 05:20) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Was Grant In Aid a bad thing for the BVI? Who said, “If you tell a lie often enough it becomes true?”
  • Well Well (01/05/2022, 05:44) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    He also said efforts are underway to seek the resignation of Hon Fahie as Premier of the Virgin Islands as this would facilitate the smooth advancement of the process.
    What efforts is he seeking again? What HON are you speaking about? He should have been fired at the start of his arrest., and we need new Elections immediately. no more appointments. we have to get this right, and only one chance we have at this.
  • Ghd (01/05/2022, 06:04) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
    Some body got to replace him. Come on you all….
  • mad max (01/05/2022, 06:17) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    What have the members of the HOA to say about Fahie and his charges? We are waiting to hear from you?
  • defence (01/05/2022, 07:04) Like (30) Dislike (3) Reply
    These guys need to wake up and realize that this is not business as usual. Do you think you could just appoint a new Premier kiss and make up and forge forward?
  • resident (01/05/2022, 07:08) Like (3) Dislike (35) Reply
    As much as I would like to send the set of them packing I won't. Andrew blindsided a lot of us. I'm going to believe that most persons were not fully aware of his shenanigans so I'm willing to give them a chance. Provided that u.k. has oversight. We'll be watching like hawks.
  • DownIslandRat (01/05/2022, 07:32) Like (33) Dislike (0) Reply
    “All my elected colleagues and the government have expressed their support and confidence in me…” …. SMH

    The COI determined that your colleagues are not fit for purpose, so the fact that they have confidence in you is a display of their limited ability to govern and why the HOA needs to be suspended.
  • Child in the wilderness (01/05/2022, 07:51) Like (3) Dislike (25) Reply
    As long as his hands are clean, give him a chance. We don’t know if the Premier had his hands tried when it came to making decisions. Yes, I know that he could have gone over to the opposition but what would that solve. Our sincere prayers are with him. If he need to repent do it now and move on.
  • Choshueka (01/05/2022, 07:57) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    I prefer a free and repentant Andrew Fahie and not a you I say from the bottom of my soul, you would be a waste of time, I do not see among you the right person who is not a Stoutt who is still alive Elmo
  • AG chamber’s (01/05/2022, 08:03) Like (4) Dislike (61) Reply
    Can we as a country unite and mount a strong defense to protect our premier and one day set him free!!

    A legal team from the nation must go and protect the head of state! The BVI owes it to the people to commit its influence at least to get our head of state back home!

    Why should he resign his office if no one is helping him!
  • church (01/05/2022, 08:05) Like (6) Dislike (9) Reply
    Every time the SDA Church have a crusade in the BVI something nasty is revealed. Don't you notice! The church came here and have crusade even before COVID is officially put down, is there a reason? warning was right there with no one taking notice.
  • Interested (01/05/2022, 08:12) Like (42) Dislike (0) Reply
    What a joke. We do not know if there will be a sitting Government until after the meetings with uk officials.
    Does anybody trust these people anymore?
    We have no idea who is who
  • wondering (01/05/2022, 08:15) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    Aren't you worrying about what HC is telling the feds? What about Rose and Blacka with no lawyers, what are they telling the feds? How long are they being interrogated? How many hours are they getting interrogated everyday. What else did HC, Rose and Blacka say that is not in the affidavit. Who else was mentioned? Who can HC give up to get a great plea deal??
    • Yep (01/05/2022, 09:48) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
      These, my friend , are the right questions. Wait and see...its crumbling as we speak...
    • I believe (01/05/2022, 10:56) Like (48) Dislike (1) Reply
  • Yo (01/05/2022, 08:32) Like (37) Dislike (0) Reply
    The people don’t get a say again. The VIP congress vote and that’s that? What a joke.
  • Chilli (01/05/2022, 09:06) Like (26) Dislike (4) Reply
    The world is watching the BVI and its poor choices. I got texts from friends from all over the Caribbean and even Europe watching in awe of the level of corruption that happens in the BVI. Now the whole world knows the true BVI politician behavior.

    As a BVI citizen who lives abroad, I am always disgusted by how the government treats expatriates. How they treat people who aren't from there like animals is appalling, but I have joy for the expatriates today. Hopefully, they get their justice and due rights through British rule.

    Again, the world is watching. Make better choices for your leaders and treat all people well.
  • We in more Trouble. those 4 (01/05/2022, 09:08) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    They are going to end up fighting with each other in that meeting...I can bet.. it will be a competition of who is the brightest, the most competent, the most experience, who had opportunity and messed up...l
    • For Premier (01/05/2022, 11:49) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      I think Frazier has the most experience. Why not choose the most experienced?
  • I may be naive (01/05/2022, 10:24) Like (5) Dislike (14) Reply
    But I can't believe some of the things said in the affidavit unless I hear the recordings for myself and listen to the voices. Half of the things it's alleged Fahie said doesn't seem to be the way he speaks. Play the tape
    • @ I may be naive (01/05/2022, 12:47) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      Romans 16:18 For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.
    • Okayyyy (01/05/2022, 13:13) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Well then you are indeed naive or in denial. Tell you what, take a flight to Miami and make a visit to the FEDS and voice your concern about Coach on tape. I bet the FEDS WILL HAUL YOU IN FOR QUESTIONING. Get it through your head Andrew will be spending time in camp FED for breaking and disrespecting the laws of the United States of America.
    • @I MAY BE NAIVE (02/05/2022, 08:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
  • hmmm (01/05/2022, 11:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I wanda wah c..dy saying now
  • Proze (01/05/2022, 13:12) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Does this make sense? Let the people who created the mess in the first place stay in charge. It's impossible to think that the majority of the people are going to trust them we still don't even know who politician 1 is.
  • Nature's Little Secrets (01/05/2022, 17:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I often wonder what they are....... now they coming out faster than I can digest them. Now realizing they not little they are huge
  • Relax (01/05/2022, 18:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Politician 1 is head coach Who are the other players including the officers Blacka has on his payroll? We need a lot of adult pampers.
  • AskingForAFriend! (01/05/2022, 19:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Does the VIP party have a constitution for their organisation? I would certainly hope they do.
    If they do, what exactly does that constitution say about gross misconduct of a member of the party?
    I would hope it's slightly more robust than just waiting for them to resign...if they want to.

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