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Governor comes from 'a dead economy' & will only 'sink' VI– Former FS

- L. Allen Wheatley said Governor will only bring bureaucracy that will be harmful to VI
Former Financial Secretary (FS) in the Virgin Islands (VI) Mr L. Allen Wheatley has slammed the UK as having a dead economy and yet wanting to impose their economic policies on the VI’s thriving businesses sector through Governor John J. Rankin CMG, which would only sink the country. Photo: Facebook/File
As part of a rant that the Dr Natalio D. Wheatley-led Government of National Unity should rely on advice and the knowledge of local experts to run the territory, Mr Wheatley added that any UK-backed policy of the Governor will only sink the Virgin Islands. Photo: Internet Source
As part of a rant that the Dr Natalio D. Wheatley-led Government of National Unity should rely on advice and the knowledge of local experts to run the territory, Mr Wheatley added that any UK-backed policy of the Governor will only sink the Virgin Islands. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Former Financial Secretary (FS) in the Virgin Islands (VI) Mr L. Allen Wheatley has slammed the United Kingdom (UK) as having a dead economy and yet wanting to impose their economic policies on the VI’s thriving businesses sector through the unelected Governor John J. Rankin, CMG.

“The Governor come from a dead economy, them is dead people… Them so bad, they had to bring in an Indian man to run a white man country, and then you come here as a white man want to run a black man country. Are you crazy?,” Mr Wheatley questioned in a voice message circulating on social media.

The UK had threatened direct rule of the Virgin Islands and, although it has been staved off, there have been allegations that the Governor may be ruling indirectly. One legislator had even called his own Unity Government a puppet government. 

Mismanaged UK trying to run VI - Wheatley 

As part of a commentary that the Dr Natalio D. Wheatley-led Government of National Unity should rely on the advice and the knowledge of local experts to run the territory, Mr Wheatley added that any UK-backed policy of the Governor will only sink the Virgin Islands.

“An Indian man has to save England from their own self because they [have] so mismanaged England.  Now you are coming down here with your mismanagement techniques, taking a thriving economy and want to put your dead man policy on it… you will sink the BVI!” he declared. 

Mr Wheatley said the Governor will only bring bureaucracy to the VI that will eventually harm the territory.  

“Because all the Governor can come here is lay a bunch of weight and bureaucracy on this country and sink it. You know why? We're doing better than the UK and the UK got a problem with the fact that we're doing better than them,” he said.

VI not a 'drugs' economy - Wheatley 

He continued, “We got bigger house than them, we got bigger car than them and the first thing they want to say is we are running drugs.”

The former Financial Secretary said the VI’s spirit of community allowed homeowners to save on labour costs to build huge homes with the help of friends during the construction process.

Wheatley had slammed the Dr Natalio D. Wheatley-led Government of National Unity for what he said is their refusal to take advice from experts in the territory, even as the coalition government navigates the last months in office. 

He accused the Unity government of being know-it-alls and said he has offered advice and suggestion and any assistance that the Premier would need, however, that assistance has been allegedly ignored.

23 Responses to “Governor comes from 'a dead economy' & will only 'sink' VI– Former FS ”

  • PT09 (16/01/2023, 10:44) Like (41) Dislike (25) Reply
    Allen Wheatley you sound just as stupid as all the people who are looking on the UK for what’s wrong there that’s there problem they will fix it what we should worry about is fixing our problem. A word of advice if you are thinking on running for office you are going about it the wrong way what we want to know is how you are going get us out of the mess we are in, not you putting the UK every chance you get all of you are like kids when they get caught doing something wrong. I think the UK made a mistake when they didn’t take over because if they did we won’t have to listen to all this bull crap.
  • rattie (16/01/2023, 11:03) Like (16) Dislike (38) Reply
    Allen speaking good and he is so correct
    • jah (16/01/2023, 16:15) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      Rattie you got that name for a reason, stay quiet,you know who making the money in the vi is politicians and they give them friends the privilege to run illegal stuff through the port's.
  • agree to an extent (16/01/2023, 11:12) Like (5) Dislike (15) Reply
    to some extent, he is right but in some he is wrong but I think hes onto something.
  • Native Senior Citizen of the British Virgin Islands (16/01/2023, 11:40) Like (23) Dislike (13) Reply
    Mr. Allen Wheatley, trying to add fuel to a raging fire in the BVI politucal arena is not in the BVI best interest. Yiu full well know that some ofwhat your are trying to convince the publuc about the the state of the BVI is definitely not true, however, some are.

    You very well know that elegal drugs trafficking is a major problem in the BVI. Stop trying to downplay its negative effects against our best interest.

    Your parents Mr. Charles, and Mrs Jenny Wheatley are two of the most highly respected local citizens of this Overseas Territory of the Uk, Tortola birth. They have proven the same by their unselfish service to our country's people, and others over a period of most of their lives so far. Show them and us, your neighbours, respect. Behave yourself accordingly.

    No personal hate from me against you. As a person I respect you, not youe deceptions. You have the ability to to help pull us out of the mess that we are currenrly experiencing. All shortcuts to get in the spotlight are ill advised. Choose your words carefully and speak them truthfully.

  • smdh (16/01/2023, 11:47) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
    Yiur yndian woman goin run here.


    Strupps, please be quiet....and leave the novices to run de show.
    Your time long past....
  • not nice (16/01/2023, 12:02) Like (3) Dislike (16) Reply
    Preach it Allen
  • WTF (16/01/2023, 12:52) Like (19) Dislike (6) Reply
    Allen I support you in most things, but this narrative is void of sensible content, and is just very divisive. Moving forward please if this is the kind of bs you are going to talk, just STFU. You are better than this. You did not impress any body with this bull sh*t talk. Stop it.
  • Loose mouth (16/01/2023, 13:18) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    What has contributed to the demise of our and, most economies is the poor management of our resources. When Politicians and others we entrust to protect and developpe our finances, for the use of all its citizens use these funds to line their pockets for personal gains and those of their family, friends, and close associates then the economy and thereafter its citizens will suffer. The key is to elect persons to our legislature, who has demonstrated in the past to have a proven record of proven trust.
  • WTF (16/01/2023, 13:32) Like (25) Dislike (2) Reply
    This, coming from a man convicted of financial mismanagement. There is no shame in the BVI. Only that of being caught.
  • Stupidity.. (16/01/2023, 13:35) Like (26) Dislike (8) Reply
    Attacking the Governor and Britain over BVI failures and systematic corruption is non-diplomatic, unwise and plain out stupid, a turn off for a lot of people
    • @Stupidity.. (16/01/2023, 14:41) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      The truth hurts one's pride and pride come before the fall!
  • ccc (16/01/2023, 13:41) Like (5) Dislike (17) Reply
    Allen on point he hit it out the box keep speaking truth to power
  • Jane (16/01/2023, 13:56) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    The British prime minister is born in Britain and is British. Please stop projecting your own racist beliefs in this public forum.
  • Distractions everywhere (16/01/2023, 14:15) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    Is the gentleman really trying to directly compare the economies of a G7 country to one where to this day some people still have never heard of? Really? The Conservative party put Sunak in that position to continue the work of the Conservatives who, as a party are majority white and English so it's pointless to even mention Sunaks roots. The last time I checked finance and tourism is really all the BVI really has. I get the point he's trying to make about the stagnant UK economy but to compare the two is just dumb. If the BVI really wants to be free of the UK, the BVI government only needs to put it in writing. If anyone believes the UK cares enough about the BVI to stop it going independent you and mr. Wheatley are both delusional.
  • Hire (16/01/2023, 15:05) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    Rail strike, Health nurses on strike, teachers on strike and British Brexit citizens returned to the UK. Prime Minister lying everyday. Violent attacks in the UK daily. Let our people go. We do not need the UK or UK brain washed bloggers.
  • mad max (16/01/2023, 15:56) Like (16) Dislike (5) Reply
    This man appears both stupid and racist. Was he really FS? I guess that is why the audits have never been finalised.

    Every day we see the boys on their scooters covered in gold, regular shootings and the ex-premier awaiting his court appearance. Clearly not all money here is clean and worked for.

    How clean is this man? He's beginning to sound a little sweaty!
  • Indian (16/01/2023, 16:25) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Guess what my son is a born bvi citizen just as his mother and he soon will run in politics,let me see who will throw him out,check the status in bvi who are the kids that ate topping the schools..these politicians are in too long and running the country they way their friends pay them to run it.
  • 2023 (16/01/2023, 20:48) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    do you remember the days of slavery if our people are not mindful history will repeat itself
  • NB (16/01/2023, 21:41) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Mister Wheatley sah, when I googled ignorant, your photo and name came up. Are you really in your right senses to make such statements. So much hate being projected from you. Chill bro!
  • lol (16/01/2023, 22:30) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Somebody please do a mental welfare check on this man...ain't look like the elevator going all the way up.
  • Had too much (17/01/2023, 07:22) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sounds like he had a couple bottles of something before he wrote this one. So erroneous and you can hear the typical BVI mentality coming out. The "Indian man" who is a born British subject. Fortunately, the descendants of immigrants in most places around the world are not told to hold you corner and know you place, you not one-a-we.


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