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March 8th, 2022
'There was no H.L. Stoutt without his wife'– Premier Fahie

CAPPOON'S BAY, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has paid tribute to the late first lady, Mrs Hilda E. Stoutt for the important role she played during the tenure of the territory’s first Chief Minister, the late H. Lavity Stoutt.

February 9th, 2022
Former First Lady Hilda E. Stoutt passes

WEST END, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our news centre is that former First Lady Mrs Hilda E. Stoutt, the wife of late Chief Minister H. Lavity Stoutt, has passed.

June 2nd, 2021
50th anniversary of appointment of Dr Willard Wheatley as Chief Minister of VI

By Family of former Chief Minister, the late Dr Willard Wheatley, MBE, LLB

June 2, 2021, marks 50 years since the late Dr Willard Wheatley, MBE, LLD was appointed the second Chief Minister of the Virgin Islands after he was first elected to the Legislative Council (i.e. House of Assembly) in 1971. His political legacy is the financial autonomy of the Territory that remains the cornerstone of self-government and the furthest advance in self-determination achieved thus far.

March 2nd, 2021
VI will be ‘shining example’ of how to manage a pandemic – Dr the Hon Wheatley

CAPPOON'S BAY, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Honorable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), while celebrating the legacy of H.L. Stoutt, shone the spotlight on the Virgin Islands' successful fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 3rd, 2020
H.L. Stoutt remembered as father of modern VI

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Speaking at the 25th Annual H. Lavity Stoutt Memorial Celebration on Monday, March 2, 2020, Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) said the legacies of First Chief Minister, Hamilton Lavity Stoutt and those before him, paved the way for the modern Virgin Islands.

March 7th, 2019
Political dynasty? From Dr Willard Wheatley to Dr Natalio D. Wheatley

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI - Dr Willard Wheatley MBE, LLD, was the Virgin Islands’ (VI) second Chief Minister, who served in the post from 1971 to 1979.

July 20th, 2015
‘We were @ bitter end of colonialism with Grant in Aid’ – Hon RT O’Neal OBE

MAJOR BAY, Tortola, VI – Former Chief Minister and the first Premier of the territory, Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE said it was good that the late Chief Minister Dr Willard Wheatley got the Virgin Islands out of Grant in Aid, as it left the citizens “at the bitter end” of colonialism.

April 25th, 2014
Former VI First Lady Dorothy N. Wheatley passes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Word reaching our newsroom last week is that the wife of the late Chief Minister of the Virgin Islands Willard Wheatley, MBE, LLD has died peacefully at Peebles Hospital after a brief period of illness.


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