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Five new Ministers to be sworn in shortly; Hon Rymer to be Deputy Premier!

Hon Sharie B. de Castro (AL) will be sworn in as Minister for Education and Culture, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) as Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration; Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) will be named Minister for Health and Social Development. Photo: VINO/File/GIS
Transportation and Works Minister, Hon Kyle M. Rymer (R5) will be the Deputy Premier and Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley will take up the role of Premier. Photo: VINO/File
Transportation and Works Minister, Hon Kyle M. Rymer (R5) will be the Deputy Premier and Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley will take up the role of Premier. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Word reaching our news centre from highly placed sources in the Team Unity Government led by incoming Premier, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) is that by 7:00 PM this evening May 5, 2022, five new Ministers will be sworn in.

They are Dr the Hon Wheatley as Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) will be named Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Sharie B. de Castro as Minister for Education and Culture, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull as Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration; and Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines, as Jr Minister for Tourism.

Hon Rymer will be Deputy Premier  

Transportation and Works Minister, Hon Kyle M. Rymer (R5) will be the Deputy Premier, and it is expected that many of the subjects taken away from his portfolio will be returned in keeping with his current ministry alignment. 

Additionally, the portfolio of Jr Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Hon Shareen D. Flax-Charles (Al) will be enhanced with agriculture and fisheries. 

Today, a motion passed with all 10 members in the House of Assembly present voting to remove Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) as the Premier.

More details will follow.   

35 Responses to “Five new Ministers to be sworn in shortly; Hon Rymer to be Deputy Premier! ”

  • pat (05/05/2022, 18:25) Like (15) Dislike (24) Reply
    Very good choice for deputy
    • Comment (05/05/2022, 19:05) Like (8) Dislike (40) Reply
      You all guys are a ‘Total’ disappointment! I am no longer in the VIP camp! If you come to your senses and remove the NDP’s (past and present) from your house and return the two members and the Speaker I will forgive! Until then, have fun destroying our country….at lease we got to see your evil hearts before the UK make their move!
      • ?? (06/05/2022, 10:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        @Comment. They are too closely related, Boo. We can't have the Premier and Deputy Premier being 2nd or 3rd times removed cousins. Good choice Dr. The Honourable Natalio Wheatley even though the decisions you have made over the past few days were difficult. We are praying for you and the entire House of Assembly, regardless of what party.
    • Marlin should be deputy.. (05/05/2022, 19:26) Like (32) Dislike (14) Reply
      This thing start bad, start wrong...U cannot have a true tri unity party with one party having the two top position. Lord. This is Nonsense. This is a Circus ..We need Britain intervention...I now support Britain take over..
      • SHUT UP (05/05/2022, 20:39) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
        Marlon is lucky to have a seat at all. And the premier needs a deputy who wasn't objecting to everything for sake of objecting because something has to be accomplished. Also they are one family and I feel it is better that the top 2 positions don't go to one family. You should ask Marlon why he suddenly was okay to join Wheatley after all the noise and fight he put up against unity all this time. Could it be he just wanted a ministry? Anyways the toxic political culture just got to as far as we could go with it and I welcome a new day. We'll see how productive it is, but the party minded people just need to chill for now and put country first until elections. Marlon still leads NDP Wheatley VIP Turnbull PVIM and Fraser his. Good place to move fwd. The VIP can welcome Fraser back now that his nemesis is gone too. New Day.
    • Rubber Duck (05/05/2022, 22:24) Like (11) Dislike (5) Reply
      Make the most of it.

      They will all be unemployed next week
  • jack (05/05/2022, 18:33) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply
    I hate coalition government
  • ???? (05/05/2022, 18:36) Like (18) Dislike (4) Reply
  • we the people (05/05/2022, 18:36) Like (22) Dislike (6) Reply
    We must go to the polls right away
  • Catt (05/05/2022, 18:37) Like (1) Dislike (12) Reply
    Well, that's a great idea. Young blood.
  • Nooooo! (05/05/2022, 18:49) Like (37) Dislike (6) Reply
    Dissolve the House and call elections!!
    • Britain please intervene... (05/05/2022, 19:34) Like (27) Dislike (10) Reply
      They are doing all this without consulting the people....The right and serious thing to do. If they were serious is to make the Opposition leader the deputy...I like Kyle a lot, he is a good person, this is not about who we like ..This is about the right thing, the serious and proper thing going forward.. .We going back into the same old ways.. I lose the confidence I had .
      • @British (06/05/2022, 06:46) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        You want two cousins on top position one premier and one deputy. 7 and 8 will run things lol other will say it's unfair so leave it as it is.
      • * (06/05/2022, 08:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Natalio and Marlon are closely related family. That would be a serious conflict right there. It would have also been wrong to put Carvin if he remained as a minister because he is also closely related family to Natalio.
    • @nooooo (05/05/2022, 19:59) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      To vote for whom? The same set of people!!
  • Coalition (05/05/2022, 19:01) Like (36) Dislike (8) Reply
    So why the deputy wasn't chosen from the other side.? England come fix this mess.
  • This is mix up. Won't work . (05/05/2022, 19:21) Like (27) Dislike (2) Reply
    1/ Marlon should be deputy .2/ Switch up Flax and Maduro Caines, Fisheries and Agriculture more fit Maduro Canes. tourism don't fit her, she can hardly speak or speak properly, ..
    • smh (05/05/2022, 20:33) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      Her PR tourism crony can’t see past friendship.

      Instead of defending he need to keep her off social media from blogging unprofessional nonsense.
  • Pure games. (05/05/2022, 19:31) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
    Let England rule. You all heading for a total crash with this cabbage you all doing.
  • Congratulations (05/05/2022, 19:31) Like (6) Dislike (25) Reply
    At first i was a bit worried; but to be honest i’m quite please with this!! As long as we keep C***y out of office we good.
  • homeboy (05/05/2022, 19:34) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    Let's all district vote if they want direct ruling. Our call a election. I don't have any confidence in this group of clowns.
  • wondering (05/05/2022, 19:37) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Why your Thumbs down button does not work?
  • Set of power hungry people (05/05/2022, 19:39) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    Hope no one of them make it except kye
  • 911 (05/05/2022, 20:23) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    We need fresh elections
  • vi (05/05/2022, 20:28) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Enjoy for now guys
  • NUG (05/05/2022, 20:38) Like (3) Dislike (13) Reply
    Congratulations Premier Dr Wheatley and Deputy Premier Kye!!!!!!
  • Honestly (05/05/2022, 21:04) Like (2) Dislike (13) Reply
    I am happy that Kye got the position. From day one I always said Kye should have been Deputy.
  • People people people (05/05/2022, 21:05) Like (6) Dislike (24) Reply
    Give the new govt a chance. We wanted change. You all get a change. It is only for a year then we will have elections. Let us pray for them and support them. And watch them with an eagle eye. It may not be ideal but it's what we get. Unity is strength. United we stand!
    • @ people People (05/05/2022, 21:42) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
      Chance is for raffle sheets. We need people of strength and integrity to take this island forward. Every four years we give chances and that's one of the reasons we are in this mess. How can a man be dishonest with his family or other half but we can trust him to do right by us. Oh how we never learn. Let's focus on men and women of integrity or its Fahie part 2
  • Hog Tail (05/05/2022, 21:43) Like (3) Dislike (14) Reply
  • Native Senior citizen of the British Viirgin Islands (06/05/2022, 01:29) Like (16) Dislike (3) Reply
    Yes, I can understand that it necessary to move forward the best that we are able to in this confused position. But this rigged government that the UK put in place to run the country for the duration of time is not the best interest of our country future progress.
    Many would have us to believe that other ministers were ignorance of some the Andrew A Fahie illaithed behaviours, but no, no, no., This is far from the truth.
    The UK, in my opinion buckled under the pressure of noises and threats, rather than taking over for a short duration of time, they did mixed random political views without demanding the the guilty one give back to the rightful owners, the people, what was unjustly ripped away from them wrongfully. So what the UK thought will be ag reasonable good collision government is in fact the shuffling of like-minded insecurity disunity, in mine, and many others wise knowledge of the British Viirgin Islands politicians mindset of misrepresentation of our finances. In other words, some different players, but players of the same game.. crookedness is crookedness, and when they are mixed, this can called mixed crookedness or political volved in sheep's
    In summary, we are still in need of good governance in the British Viirgin Islands at this time in our country.
    The UK did not help us much, but we still must pay the cost of their efforts, like it or not.
  • The People would have done a better Job.. (06/05/2022, 04:48) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    If they had come to us the people and seek our input in putting this thing together it would have been better constructed. But u know why they didn't come to us to seek our in put, 1/ they do not want to be told what to do...2/ They see us as fools...3/it has to be there way....It's this our way approach that keep failing us,,. It's leaving the public out that keeps failing them....
  • Native Senior citizen of the British Viirgin Islands (06/05/2022, 07:47) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    In the UK they have an opposition to help God the ruling party check.but in the name of so-called good governance the UK has destroyed the opposition and has lest us stil wallowing confusion.. not good.
    The UK knows how to spell goop governance it the truth is that that they as selfish dictators. In other words they are incompetent and should it be trusted any ore that our own elected, money mismanaging politicians..
    Good governance does not stand far off, and allowed a few politicians to raped a country's people of its needed finance wantonly as has happened in the BVI under the UK's watch for approximately thirty years, and more before the try to stop it, and now they did try, things still remained in disorder, only this time our finances are less, and our future is more confused than before. Lack of true love, personal, corporate greed for material posession, selfish remained our greater problem.
  • big show (06/05/2022, 10:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    More power to Patsy Marlon and Mitch you let me down with this you guys lose my support

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