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PHOTOS of the DAY: Power move by Premier Wheatley & Deputy Premier Smith

- VI Top brass met with Minister of States for the Overseas Territories Hon Frank Z. R. Goldsmith
Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), left, and Deputy Premier Hon Lorna G. Smith, OBE, centre, with Minister of States for the Overseas Territories Hon Frank Z. R. Goldsmith. Photo: GIS
Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) is in London where he has received great reviews from the United Kingdom Government. Photo: GIS
Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) is in London where he has received great reviews from the United Kingdom Government. Photo: GIS
LONDON, UK- The second consecutive term of a Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government now headed by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) seems to have reached a new high.

The Head of the Virgin Islands (VI) Government is in London for about two weeks, May 3- 13, 2023, and has received great reviews from the United Kingdom Government, both from Buckingham Palace where Dr Wheatley attended King Charles III coronation and Parliamentarians from both sides of the aisle- Conservatives and Labour.

Premier Wheatley was joined by his Deputy Premier Hon Lorna G. Smith OBE, the woman considered to be of class when she placed the country above self to give the VIP its governing majority.

The two top brass have met the Minister of States for the Overseas Territories Hon Frank Z. R. Goldsmith, among others.

During the recent debate in the House of Commons on the future of the Overseas Territories that took place on May 11, 2023, one Conservative MP praised the VI  for the just concluded 2023 elections and described Premier Wheatley as a “superb Premier”.

The UK loves the VIP

The UK Government is very happy indeed to have a VIP Government back in power, despite the election campaign lies, and has said this both privately and in meetings in the UK and publicly in Parliament.

Now all the general elections 2023 campaign lies and unfounded rhetoric spread by the National Democratic Party (NDP), Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) and Progressives United (PU) about the UK not wanting the VIP back in power, who could not hold ministries, and who can’t be Speaker have turned out to be the biggest set of lies in the Territory’s political history.

The Big Lie VI style

At home, Governor John J. Rankin, CMG has stated privately and publicly that neither he nor the UK Government had anything to do with the resignation of a Speaker or two Ministers losing their portfolios to form a Unity Government.

One social commentator Julio S. Henry aka ‘Sam, before his untimely death a few weeks ago, compared the tri-party Opposition's lies to that of former US President Donald J. Trump (R), who falsely claimed the election in which he was ousted was rigged.

35 Responses to “PHOTOS of the DAY: Power move by Premier Wheatley & Deputy Premier Smith”

  • Voter6 (12/05/2023, 11:59) Like (32) Dislike (9) Reply
  • ???????? (12/05/2023, 12:03) Like (29) Dislike (9) Reply
    I was not fooled by the opposition’s desperate tactics to gain power.
    These two will get the job done!What we have here is a team that will deliver. They are both intelligent and well versed. This is the right team.
  • Mbviga (12/05/2023, 12:08) Like (0) Dislike (8) Reply
    sam was a vip simp
  • Youth (12/05/2023, 12:10) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
    I hope they asked for independence for all OT especially those in the Caribbean. I hope they told him no to same sex marriage.
    • Observation (13/05/2023, 06:47) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      I think they will work good together without a lot of discord.
  • jack (12/05/2023, 12:10) Like (24) Dislike (11) Reply
    Long live the vip
  • Clearly (12/05/2023, 12:11) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
    These people see us as property and not people.
  • Brazos River Warriors (12/05/2023, 12:11) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
    When they have power and authority they don't give a dam about you and Me.

    Mighty Short shirt.
  • youth man (12/05/2023, 12:18) Like (29) Dislike (10) Reply
    the voters are wise; Long Live the VIP, Long Live Lorna, Long Live Andrew, Now Nat lead us to victory.
  • Angie (12/05/2023, 12:23) Like (20) Dislike (5) Reply
    Superb Premier, yes, Superb!!!
  • HMMM (12/05/2023, 12:26) Like (30) Dislike (15) Reply
    Funny how the BVI wanted to tear down Myron for being born in the BVI to expat parents but now laying a bed of roses for Lorna with no BVI ties
    • @ hmmm (12/05/2023, 14:27) Like (13) Dislike (9) Reply
      Funny man was looking premier Lorna accepted deputy stop comparing apples with grapes
    • @hmmm (12/05/2023, 14:35) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      4 years is a long time to hate, your ida in the corner or not….
    • @hmmm (12/05/2023, 15:59) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Stop the lying. The VIP never did such. Alvera was in the same boat and others who worked with the VIP so stop lying.
    • Voter6 (12/05/2023, 16:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    • @hmmm (12/05/2023, 16:52) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      We are not going to start this who got BVI ties and who dosen’t.
    • @hmmm (12/05/2023, 23:22) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Myrun Needs some humble pie.

    • FaithMP (13/05/2023, 09:38) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Lorna was brought here as a child by her mom, seeking better for her children, all of whom are well educated and have contributed more to this country than all of you who criticizing. She doesnt know anywhere as her home but the VI. We love Lorna in we corner
  • ... (12/05/2023, 12:53) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    big clown
  • Jack-B-Quik (12/05/2023, 13:40) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    Stop there…Deputy Premier Lorna Smith is someone you can “sen’ out” - (in the common vernacular) - to represent the Virgin Islands (UK). I love this picture and article.
  • Yessssssss (12/05/2023, 14:12) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    That is the BVI POLITICAL POWER DUO RIGHT THERE. There is a good feeling about those two being Premier and Deputy Premier. I wish them both the best.
  • congress (12/05/2023, 14:38) Like (11) Dislike (10) Reply
    Dem better do not make the mistake to give Danica that speaker’s post
  • How Nice (12/05/2023, 14:49) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    Love it, I love and is feeling this new Government.
    • @How nice (12/05/2023, 16:41) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
      I understand what you are saying, I’m feeling them as well, it’s a good combination. Him and Lorna can go anywhere on the International stage and represent the BVI.
  • Let them know (12/05/2023, 16:01) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Let her know we do not want same sex marriage. Let her know we do not want GLOBAL BRITAN agenda.
  • Asking For Myself (12/05/2023, 16:16) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    VIP is the party for we Lorna was there with vip Lavity why not help vip Showda
  • Pick Sense outa Nonsense (12/05/2023, 16:54) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now imagine a different picture. Even the Opposition got to feel proud now. Nam where Zoe. We forgive those who wanted and almost messed up our chances of a go erment we can all be proud to say my hand was in dah. Lol Checking in from the Eastern Bvi
    Some saying that the turn out was low. Now here's how we figured it out. Up here in VG NDP had some Play Motorcade on Saturdayb4 election. They had their motorcade high day in the hot sun with 6 or 7 vehicles.. Now people must be Accusing Vip for wuki g African o eah that cause them other lartyz to have day time Motorcade and Mark and he partner forgetting which party they were in thinking they were with Vil (All the way).So Sunday afternoon with those Big truck that everytime they blow their horn all of VG shaking. So guess what. Them other parties and One man party hot scared and tremble and know that the Vil Big Dog was going to be tunning things so they gave Up and decide they didn't see how they could win and stayed at home outta Vip way.
  • B (12/05/2023, 18:16) Like (10) Dislike (7) Reply
    Why is this news what value does it add to our lives and the multitude of problems we have in the VI, the elections are over time to move on.
  • ok (12/05/2023, 19:27) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    So if Ms. Smith didn't win a seat who would have win it?? It would have been another Smith (Neville) and he's VIP, so VIP would have still be the ruling party.
  • time longer than twine (12/05/2023, 20:22) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
  • Yup (12/05/2023, 20:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Can we at least get some potholes filled. Hope no one has to die before we do. Wisdom is crying out in the streets.
  • Barry Seh (12/05/2023, 22:12) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Wah sweeten goat mout does poison he tail.
  • Just 4 the sake of love (13/05/2023, 08:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well done, electorates. Let's move on. Good Government, best Opposition.
    Ayes have it.
    I hope the good lady's first fight is to get them to place her husband's name on the Hospital.
    And at the same time ,not to give her Brother a part of the operation (which he greedily has already.
    A friendly piece of advice.
  • All said and done (13/05/2023, 09:51) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is about moving forward. like it or hate it, the sitting Premier and Deputy Premier is really the most qualified to run the territory. At least when they go on official business outside the territory they are not going to embarrass us. Those two knows how to articulate themselves very well on the International stage.

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