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April 28th, 2023
Premier Wheatley says Opposition Members welcomed to join his team

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Emphasising that the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is an inclusive government, Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has indicated that members of the Opposition are welcomed to join his new team.

April 27th, 2023
Hon Smith 'stepped up to the plate when the country needed her'- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Had we not formed the government we would have faced a crisis and the governor would have had to step in and either appoint a premier and a government, which I don’t think anyone really wants to happen.

April 25th, 2023
Dr The Hon Natalio D. Wheatley sworn in as Premier; Hon Lorna G. Smith as Deputy

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– In a short ceremony tonight, April 25, 2023, returning Legislator Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) took the Oath of Office to become Premier of the Virgin Islands for the second time and newly elected At Large Representative Mrs Lorna G. Smith OBE as Deputy Premier.

April 24th, 2023
The Governor could end up selecting VI's leader- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has detailed that should the Virgin Islands (VI) fail to elect a party with the majority in the 2023 General Elections and there is no agreement among the parties as to who will be the Premier, it would then cause Governor John J. Rankin to select a leader.

April 24th, 2023
Political opponents have spent entire campaign on 'kicking VIP out of office'- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has lamented that the other political parties, namely National Democratic Party (NDP) and Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM), have spent their entire campaign focusing on what they termed as mistakes of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) but have neglected to share a clear vision for the territory to their supporters.

April 21st, 2023
'I feel brand new'- Dr Kedrick D. Pickering

GREENLAND, Tortola, VI– Former Deputy Premier and At Large Candidate under the National Democratic Party (NDP) Dr Kedrick D. Pickering has laid out a challenge to the electorate to ensure the NDP becomes the next government in the 2023 Elections, promising that he will use his 20 years of experience in the House of Assembly (HoA) to make the territory better.

April 19th, 2023
NDP billboard ‘is a shameful act to mislead & deceive the people'- Premier

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- A large billboard titled ‘VIP- A Government of mistakes’ erected in Road Town, in the vicinity of CCT Headquarters and the Road Town Fire Station, has been labelled as “shameful and misleading” by Premier and Minister Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7).

April 19th, 2023
‘You are not mistakes’- Premier to 688 Belongers validated

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After legislators in full campaign mode highly politicised the House of Assembly (HoA) being recalled to validate the grant of Residence and Belonger Certificates of some Six-hundred and eighty-eight (688) persons from the 2019 ‘Fast Track Programme by the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration, calling the programme another mistake, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has assured the 688 persons they are not mistakes.

April 18th, 2023
NDP endorses Perline R. Scatliffe- Leonard in D7

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- With a week to go before Polling Day, Independent Seventh District Candidate and former Water and Sewage Department (W&SD) boss Perline R. Scatliffe-Leonard has been endorsed by the National Democratic Party (NDP).

April 15th, 2023
HoA to validate status of some 688 persons from Fast-Track programme - Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has announced that legislators will be heading back to the House of Assembly as early as Monday, April 17, 2023, to handle a matter with implications in the democratic process of the 2023 elections in the Virgin Islands.


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