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'Speak the Truth!’ L. Allen Wheatley blasts Hon Penn for claiming Hawk’s Nest road project

-says project was created under past VIP Gov't as part of a large road network plan in the area
Former Financial Secretary, Mr L. Allen Wheatley who is contesting the 8th Electoral District in the 2023 Elections under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), has blasted his political opponent, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) for taking credit for the completion of the Hawk’s Nest Road project. Photo: Facebook/File
A road in the Hawk's Nest area of East/North East Tortola. Photo: VINO/File
A road in the Hawk's Nest area of East/North East Tortola. Photo: VINO/File
EAST/NORTH EAST, Tortola, VI – Former Financial Secretary, Mr L. Allen Wheatley who is contesting the 8th Electoral District in the Virgin Islands 2023 Elections under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), has blasted his political opponent, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) for taking credit for the completion of the Hawk’s Nest Road project in East/North East Tortola.

Wheatley in a WhatsApp voice note circular today, Saturday, March 18, 2023, claimed that he was the one who envisioned the project and realised its possibilities after being told it was not possible.

Road was part of a major road network plan - Wheatley 

“Hawk’s Nest Road was part of a grant plan, to open up the northern road to give an alternative, as opposed to having to go to Cane Garden Bay,” Wheatly said.

“When hurricane Irma came and Cane Garden Bay was shut down, we were able to do tours either in the south and north and end up on Long Bay Beach,” he added. 

During a recent debate, Hon Penn when asked about his accomplishment in Government and Politics had listed the Hawk's Nest Road as one of his accomplishments; however, Mr Wheatley is disputing this. 

Wheatley further added that the lack of economic activity in Long Bay Beach came as a result of a ‘block’ from the NDP who stopped projects that would have boosted the areas.

NDP did not build Hawk's Nest road - Whealtey 

“Y'all [NDP] did not do the Hawk’s Nest Road, y’all did not interconnect the northern highway, the whole Ridge Road network was all VIP and most of it was done in my time as the FS,” he added. 

Mr Wheatley called on Hon Penn to ‘Speak the truth’ and reiterated that Hon Penn nor the NDP had anything to do with the project.

“Stop claiming what you did not do... Find something that you actually did and talk about it, because every time you claim something of mine, I will shut you down,” Mr Wheatley warned.

26 Responses to “'Speak the Truth!’ L. Allen Wheatley blasts Hon Penn for claiming Hawk’s Nest road project”

  • Guest (18/03/2023, 16:55) Like (12) Dislike (10) Reply
    Family dispute.
  • voter (18/03/2023, 17:05) Like (19) Dislike (7) Reply
    OUCH, OPPS that was a knockout Marlon dont take xredit for other people work
  • Trying (18/03/2023, 17:26) Like (10) Dislike (13) Reply
    Stripes. Wheatley they are crazy blood. Mad people
  • I coulda smell deh rum (18/03/2023, 17:31) Like (14) Dislike (19) Reply
    Last night most of the men on the stage were drunk.
  • Tvip (18/03/2023, 17:36) Like (24) Dislike (3) Reply
    If 100yrds of road is all Penn can claim he did for the 8th in the 8yrs hes been there is pitiful. Just look at the state of the roads in EE. And American is coming in just a few months. They called this the sexiest new destination. Just wait till they have to traverse the endless potholes and sewage on the road! The sexiest cesspol is what it is.
  • Wellsah (18/03/2023, 17:47) Like (28) Dislike (22) Reply
    Small boys politics. Can Allen Wheatley please go back into the cave he was hiding in. Sounds so backward and petty as if it is 1993 or something. Wellsah
    • the rock (19/03/2023, 04:06) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
      You are so darn right, i cant believe this is the $hit he is campaining on, people of the 8th forget this dude!
  • voter (18/03/2023, 17:52) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Wow, "something of mine", and i do not believe that any FS is elected. I wonder what the elected rep at the time have to say.
    • Minds already made up. (18/03/2023, 19:37) Like (4) Dislike (19) Reply
      My 5 Votes...#8 Sowande...At - Large..Ronnie, Ingrid Lorna, Mather.. Bam, Bam, Bam, Bam, Done.
  • qc (18/03/2023, 17:53) Like (14) Dislike (5) Reply
    allen on his rass
  • Jah knows (18/03/2023, 18:01) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    Allen is right vip strated it most of it was was vip but ndp finish the little it had left it had to finish Marlon and his ndp finish when that srared marlon never dream about running for elections he was in collage
  • lol (18/03/2023, 18:19) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    honestly I have no concern with who started it but more so with who ran it and finished it. Politics is just a bunch of smoke screen to hide the true grabbing
    • Sowande again.. (18/03/2023, 19:18) Like (8) Dislike (9) Reply
      These politicians are the same, saying and doing anything to get a Job. When they get the Job, they have to sign all kind of party a d govt privacy and secrecy agreement. They can't freely talk to the people and represent the people properly...That's why I want Lorna and Ronnie in this Govt, Maturity, honesty and experience brings stability..
    • Minds already made up. (18/03/2023, 19:38) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Sorry #7 Sowande. My bad. I vote #7.
    • hah (18/03/2023, 20:26) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      Chances are NDP wouldnt have started it because that wasnt their plan. They only finished because it would have been crazy not to.
  • 2023 (18/03/2023, 18:21) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
    the set of them needs to tell our people where this territory will be in the next 30-50 year and stop the petty kindergarten infancy conversations

    politics is a very serious undertaking therefore those on stage needs to grow up because the future of these lands are at stake so when i vote for you what will you do(want to hear these mandates
  • Hawks Nest Resident (18/03/2023, 18:22) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    Ok the road is now fixed, let’s focus on water and street lights for Hawks Nest.
  • safety (18/03/2023, 19:13) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where is the guard rail for this road that they are fighting to get credit for? This is such a simple thing to implement, and it could save lives.

    What a backwards place.
  • Auditor General (18/03/2023, 20:42) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Give Marlon thr credit for the Georgie Hill road project that he give to his crabs that started in the hundred thousands and end up in the millions. I am amazed the auditor general never audited that project. Probably because she has always favored the NDP.
  • HMMM (18/03/2023, 21:05) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    I think marlon means the lil pieces they finished off recently? He is the one that finished the project? There both right, but allen does have point.
  • Rtu (18/03/2023, 21:43) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Both are fighting for vote now. Just to remind you both, this road was built with the taxpayer's money ,not none of you money..
  • Stolen Legacy (19/03/2023, 10:29) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Allen what about you the other night in Virgin Gorda calling out all of the VIP projects? It is obvious that you all are trying to drown out Lavity's contribution to this country. It was dis respectful when someone had to call out to you that the College is a project that was done. But because you knew that lavity did it you wanted to sidestep it allegedly. Tell the people that the dual carriageway and many projects that was done was already in the making before lavity passed.

    Tell them that from time Ralph joined the VIP it has been one scandal after the next from the time he was Deputy Chief Minister. But you all are his bad eggs hatching so you all will praise him. When that college that your father managed was been built and created Lavity and Lorna were out on a limb by themselves where a lot of you all were laughing saying it could never happen.
  • guy hill (19/03/2023, 10:59) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Speak the truth regardless of who its coming from. For truth there is no deadline.
  • RedStorm (20/03/2023, 15:54) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I said to a friend the others day, petty candidates at this election will not get my family votes.Thought the guy had some high ethical values. Struuppppesss!

    Sir, there are big issues and problems and you taking about who claim what, credit for what! It does not matter in my books, who do what, get it done it all that’s matters. You just lost 13 votes. Next
  • BVI Citizen (21/03/2023, 15:13) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hawke was Dancia's project.

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