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August 12th, 2022
Unity Gov’t ‘selected’ as a result of a coup– Hon Carvin Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Opposition Member, Hon Carvin Malone (AL), who crossed the floor after the formation of the Government of National Unity led by Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), has described the formation of that Government as one that resulted from a coup and not democratic elections.

July 21st, 2022
‘Put up or shut up’- Premier Wheatley to critics

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has challenged critics of his coalition government to run for office or find persons they have confidence in and support for public office.

June 20th, 2022
Unity Gov’t had to ‘act quickly’ to prevent suspension of Constitution– Premier

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says the suspension of the Virgin Islands (VI) constitution was the CoI recommendation on which the other recommendations rested, and as such, his Unity Government had to act fast in negotiations with the United Kingdom (UK).

June 20th, 2022
'UK now standing over VI like a cop with a gun'– Bishop Cline

FISH BAY, Tortola, VI – Local clergyman Bishop John I. Cline says he remains disappointed by what he perceives as the United Kingdom's lack of effort in truly partnering with the Virgin Islands (VI) on the implementation of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) recommendations and other reforms.

June 10th, 2022
UK Foreign Secretary can instruct Governor to suspend VI HoA & Cabinet

LONDON, UK– United Kingdom (UK) Foreign Secretary Elizabeth M. Truss of the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) could at any time instruct the Governor, H.E. John J. Rankin CMG, to suspend the House of Assembly (HoA) and Cabinet, and by extension, the Constitution, should the Unity Government fail to meet deadlines and reform the territory as laid out in their proposal for the implementation of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) recommendations.

June 4th, 2022
VI political parties will not ‘disappear’ due to coalition Gov’t – Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has assured the people of the territory that local political parties will not disappear as a result of the newly formed Unity Government.

May 6th, 2022
Premier Wheatley has ‘my pledge of support’– Hon Vanterpool

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Fourth District Representative in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Mark H. Vanterpool says he has pledged his full support behind new Premier, Dr the Hon Natalio. D. Wheatley (R7) and the National Unity Government.

May 6th, 2022
Our ‘Top priority’ is implementation of CoI recommendations- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following the successful passing of the resolution in the House of Assembly to remove Andrew A. Fahie as Premier of the Virgin Islands, Governor John J. Rankin, CMG yesterday evening, May 5, 2022, appointed Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) as Premier and Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) as Deputy Premier, before swearing in the new Cabinet Ministers.

May 5th, 2022
HoA restructured 11 to 1 in favour of Unity Government

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- In another post-Commission of Inquiry (CoI) move, three members of the Opposition have crossed the floor to formulate a coalition Government.

May 4th, 2022
VIP Gov’t & Opposition to propose Unity Gov’t to Governor Rankin

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the Government of the Virgin Islands and the Opposition, along with the people, against direct rule by the United Kingdom (UK), the Government and Opposition have announced they are proposing a unity government to Governor John J. Rankin, CMG as an alternative they hope he seriously considers.

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