Former Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has said he decided to return to the Unity Government side in the House of Assembly after careful consideration and consultation.
Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) first and accurately reported this morning, February 2, 2023, of Hon Malone’s crossing of the floor.
“After careful consideration and consultation, it has been decided that I
would vacate my post as a member of His Majesty’s Loyal Opposition and
rejoin my Virgin Islands Party colleagues as a member of the backbench
in the Government of National Unity, with immediate effect,” Hon Malone
stated in a letter to Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Corine
N. George-Massicote and read by the Speaker at the Continuation of the
Second Sitting of the Fifth Session of the Fourth House of Assembly of
the Virgin Islands at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom,
Former Minister Health Minister and
Opposition legislator Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) is reportedly set to
cross the floor today, February 2, 2023, to return to the Unity
Government headed by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable
Natalio D. Wheatley (R7).
Hon Malone, in the letter, said he wished to thank the people of the Virgin Islands
for their support, understanding and appreciation of the impart of information from his post as Opposition Member.
“I pledge to continue the discharge of all relevant information, save for topics of National Security and those limited by protocol,” Hon Malone wrote.
Meanwhile, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) stated in the HoA that he welcomes the Territorial At Large Member back on the Government side.