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Opposition must be cautious of terms like ‘No confidence’ in HoA– Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) said using terms like 'No Confidence’ in the HoA can paint a picture of instability in the [British] Virgin Islands. Photo: YouTube
Opposition legislator Hon Myron V. Walwyn (R6) said there is nothing sinister about a vote of no-confidence as a part of the parliamentary process. Photo: YouTube
Opposition legislator Hon Myron V. Walwyn (R6) said there is nothing sinister about a vote of no-confidence as a part of the parliamentary process. Photo: YouTube
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has cautioned the House of Assembly (HoA), particularly the Opposition, about using terms like “No Confidence’ in the HoA, which he says can paint a picture of instability in the [British] Virgin Islands.

According to Hon Wheatley, he has always acknowledged that the Opposition has a job to do, "and that is to point out what the government ain't doing, ain't doing right and are doing bad,” he said during the Continuation of the Thirteenth Sitting of the First Session of the Fifth House of Assembly on July 4, 2024.

“And listening to what they're saying, they're doing their job...Our job now… is to point out there are things that are happening, but we must tell that story,” the government legislator stated.

Hon Wheatley noted; however, that in the enthusiasm to point out what is not right, there needs to be caution with what is being put into the atmosphere by the House.

“Because persons are listening around the world and when words like no confidence are said in this House, we don't ever want to have a situation where people feel we are unstable or things are not right.

“We have to be very careful how we bring those particular kinds of words around,” Hon Wheatley added.

Nothing sinister about no-confidence - Hon Walwyn 

Meanwhile, Opposition legislator Hon Myron V. Walwyn said the points raised suggested something sinister about a vote of no-confidence as a part of the parliamentary process. 

“If people are not pleased with the way in which the government is being operated, the appropriate device is to bring a vote of no confidence. Why are we giving the impression as if to suggest a vote of no confidence will suggest that the country is going to be turned upside down?" Hon Walwyn rebutted.

Hon Wheatley added, “All I'm saying is that we must be very careful in using those words."

The government legislator reiterated the term could suggest there is instability in the VI when it is not the case.  

12 Responses to “Opposition must be cautious of terms like ‘No confidence’ in HoA– Hon Vincent O. Wheatley”

  • Strupes (05/07/2024, 13:41) Like (34) Dislike (0) Reply
    NO CONFIDENCE!!!!!!
  • Ridiculous (05/07/2024, 13:47) Like (43) Dislike (0) Reply
    if there need to be a vote of no confidence so let it be . stop dictating what the opposition should say and shouldnt say.
  • Mehson (05/07/2024, 14:09) Like (24) Dislike (3) Reply
    Nobody dont have no confidence in ayo
  • Eh? (05/07/2024, 14:18) Like (31) Dislike (2) Reply
    Mr Whestley it is waaaay past time for a Realty Check !!!
  • lol (05/07/2024, 14:41) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply
    No a lack of confidence in the HoA but in Natalio and his team that are running the coutry into the ground. Why do not one of you stand up to him?
  • NB (05/07/2024, 15:13) Like (29) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mista Wheatley saar, is fuh true you tell the opposite dah? Well you wrang to do that saar. 75 parcent of the people of these beautiful VIs want a No confidence motion or for the UK to come in. Both course of action will put us on the right path to a better VI. Ah just saying eh. We still have freedom of speech right?
  • oh well (05/07/2024, 15:34) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    keep pitching marbles til the UK intervene.
  • hm (05/07/2024, 16:55) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    The term that y'all don't use with government doing bull?
  • No Confidence (05/07/2024, 17:20) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    We are unstable and things are not right.
  • THE CHICKEN HAWK (05/07/2024, 20:19) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    HE IS CONTROL OVER HEALTH / SO AUTOMATICALLY HE BECAME A DOCTOR OVERNIGHT , AND ALREADY HANDING OUT PRESCRIPTIONS , HE DONE DO A NUMBER ON THEM CARIBBEAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS USING MONEY GRAM AS A FRONT TO DOUBLE TAX THEM / AND LEFT THE EMPLOYERS UNTOUCHED TO TAKE MORE ADVANTAGE THEM \ AND MEANWHILE HIS COACH WAS POUNDING HIS CHEST LIKE KING KONG HOLLERING OUT HOW HE MADE ( 2 - MILLION OFF
    AH DEM ISLAND PEOPLE WID EASE ) AS
    THEY CELEBRATED , THEIR HIDDEN
    AGENDERS \ HOW CAN ANYONE RESPECT ANY OF THESE HYPOCRITES ?


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