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Premier Wheatley has ‘my pledge of support’– Hon Vanterpool

-Says new Premier had the courage to do what it took to take the VI forward
Fourth District Representative in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) says he has pledged his full support behind new Premier, Dr the Hon NAtalio. D. Wheatley (R7) and the unity Government. Photo: HoA/Youtube
Dr Wheatley became VI’s newest premier after moving a successful no-confidence motion for the removal of former Premier Andrew A. Fahie who is currently detained in the US on drug conspiracy charges. Photo: GIS
Dr Wheatley became VI’s newest premier after moving a successful no-confidence motion for the removal of former Premier Andrew A. Fahie who is currently detained in the US on drug conspiracy charges. Photo: GIS
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.

Hon Wheatley was sworn in last evening May 5, 2022, along with Government members, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) and Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) as ministers to form a coalition government.

Speaking at yesterday’s 2nd Sitting of the 4th Session of the 4th House of Assembly at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff's Bottom, Hon Vanterpool said, “I have given my pledge of support, not because of any party or any politics or anything.

"I have said to Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley, you have my full support to take us up from where we are, we are down,” he said.

Hon Vanterpool also lamented that the world is now viewing the VI in a negative light, but acknowledged that the territory is in a bad place.

'We are down'

“We must admit that we are down. The territory of the Virgin Islands is down and we can blame whoever we want to blame but we are down.

“The events of the last week and the CoI Report bring us to a position where we must admit to where we are,” Hon Vanterpool added. 

The veteran legislator and backbencher in the National Unity Government noted too that May 5, 2022, in the VI must be remembered as a day when the leaders of the Virgin Islands had the courage to change course.

Speaking directly to Dr Wheatley, Hon Vanterpool said, “I hail you! You had the courage to bring a resolution to this House against your own government in a vote of no-Confidence,” he said.

Dr Wheatley became the VI’s newest premier after moving a successful no-confidence motion for the removal of former Premier Andrew A. Fahie, who is currently detained in the US on drug conspiracy and money laundering charges.

19 Responses to “Premier Wheatley has ‘my pledge of support’– Hon Vanterpool”

  • Damascus (06/05/2022, 18:30) Like (37) Dislike (2) Reply
    They will do anything that prevents them being kicked out of the cheese shop and investigated.

    Serious hypocrisy.
  • good (06/05/2022, 22:16) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mark i know you, just its not the same pledge you have with CST and the agreement. Don't say what you don't mean. it doesn't make any sense.
  • Native Senior Citizen of the British Virgin Islands (06/05/2022, 22:27) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    One time he said that he quit. Next time he said that he will not run again as a political candidate. Another time he said that he will not support any particular party.
    Then he lately said that Hon. Natalio Sajande Wheatley has his pledge of support.
    Hon. Mark Vanterpool is political liar to the core, according to his own words.
    Apart from that, he is considered to be a good businessman, though politically twisted.
  • Spanish team (06/05/2022, 23:17) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Jus laugh one of them that pass the poor everyday and jus bring young spanish to ride off go sit down you hear….cause ur next!!!
    • @Spanish team (07/05/2022, 10:49) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Ride off? A man that age don’t have the energy nor stamina to ride anymore off. Not even the viagra will work.
  • Really? (06/05/2022, 23:33) Like (13) Dislike (7) Reply
    Where have you been for the past years Rip Van Winkle? Please go back to sleep. We’re doing fine in Road Town without you.
  • old cr00k (06/05/2022, 23:35) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just gone over there to get some election projects go thru, hope he shows up in the house for every meeting
  • Covid shopping (07/05/2022, 00:12) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ok mark that is what you practice with Andrew
  • We are Down (07/05/2022, 06:01) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why are we down Minister? The report only illustrated the corruption we all knew was taking place. You and your fellow ministers got rich of the backs of the people. Unity govrrment is only united in keeping you all in power
  • IT WILL COME TO LIGHT (07/05/2022, 06:52) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    SO ALL THOSE ENTITLED HYPOCRITES WHO HAS OUTSMARTED , RIPPED OFF , AND P WHATEVER DIRTY DEEDS YOU HAVE DONE TO POOR INNOCENT HUMAN BEINGS , DON'T LET YOUR FAMILY SUFFER BECAUSE OF YOUR WRONGDOINGS • WE COME WITH NOTHING AND WE WILL LEAVE WITH NOTHING ????
  • Yep (07/05/2022, 07:36) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    WE DOWN / AND YOU PRETENDERS UP ) WE THOUGHT THAT HAVING LADIES WOULD BALANCE THE SCALE BUT IT APPEARS THEY CANNOT SEE BEYOND
    THEIR MAKE UP WHEN THEY LOOK IN THE MIRROR / , AND THAT WANNABE PROTEST REVEALED THEIR TRUE IDENTITY ???? ( SITTING DOWN IN THE STREET IS ONLY A
    PUBLICITY STUNT , WE SAW THROUGH IT
  • Yes (07/05/2022, 07:47) Like (19) Dislike (7) Reply
    I hear 42,000,000 missing from the Port project
    • Immigration Whistle blower. (07/05/2022, 08:45) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
      More than 50% of this man staff on work permit when we have BVIslanders, belongers, residents and work permit exemption people looking for work, no way a company should be staffed with more than 40% of work permit staff...ANOTHER THING, PEOPLE WHO APPLICATION NOT BEEN PROCESSED FOR RESIDENTS OR BELONGER STATUS SHOULD RIGHT THE GOVERNOR . THE SPITE, BIAS AND UNFAIRNESS IS TOO MUCH, SOME PEOPLE WHO THEY KNOW OR LIKE ARE RUSHED THROUGH THE PROCESS, .WHILE OTHERS WHO'VE BEEN BEFORE AND BEEN HERE LONGER KEPT RECYCLING TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PILE, ONLY THE GOVERNOR CAN HELP, .
  • Govt of Crooks (07/05/2022, 08:04) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    No way Britain will go along with this Govt of Crooks.. If you listen the COI you know the names of those accused of wrong doings...I Appreciate Hon Premier Wheatley for his effort,. He is about the smartest of all, the only one that can diplomatically, strategically and with the good Character to stand up to Britain....We have to keep it real and honest...This unity has dirty elements and it's not coming from me, it comes from the COI...
  • Native Senior Citizen of the British Virgin Islands (07/05/2022, 08:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Of Hon. Mark Vanterpool 4D Rep.resentative, one time said that he will not again run as a political candidate: Quoted: "I wanted all my friends Back," Another time he said that he will not support any particular party and candidate. Later on he supported disgraced Andrews A. Fahie. Now he pledged support for Him. Natalio Sajande Wheatley
    Hon. Mark Vanterpool D4, don't you think it is time you to quit talking political hypocrisy to us. Don't you recognised that we know politically most of what you says are nothing more than political mouthing?

    Onti another topic:

    As a businessman the new supermarket that you will open in a few weeks in Fat Hog's Bay, D7 is very much welcome. Not only will you be greatly supported but it is yet again proof of you value ,and care, not only for money making purposes, but your willingness, and unselfish ability to serving the needs of others.
    But as far as the political arena is concerned, please , Hon. Mark Vanterpool, stop flip flopping with political words, like a butterfly that flies through the air. We are tired of substanceless political rambling, many of us, truly.

  • Crack (07/05/2022, 09:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    How can this guy be a politician if he resigned and no election was done to re-elect him
  • Thief's at play (07/05/2022, 09:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Don't say We Down, rather it's you who going down then up Ballo.
  • LOL TO THE LOL (07/05/2022, 15:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    All the dirty underhand doings in Tortola is now bubbling to the surface of the dirty swamp. Everyone and everything is now being exposed. Shame, betray, embarrassment, treason and the list goes on. There is no where to run. Every last one that had hands in or was involved in bringing down the territory is going down in a blaze of glory.
  • Nice (09/05/2022, 14:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    buh i still wahn know weh pah da 48 million from pier park gone


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