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VINO Survey: Labour voted worst Gov’t Dept; Residents want new political party

VINO Survey: Labour voted worst Gov’t Dept; Residents want new political party

In a month-long survey conducted by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO), the Department of Labour and Workforce Development was voted the worst government department in the Virgin Islands. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) came in second.

When asked which Statutory Body/Department is the worst run in the VI, the Labour Department came in with 741 votes, followed by the RVIPF with 482 votes.

The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) came in third with 371 votes, followed by the Immigration Department with 315 votes.

Residents were also asked if there was another Department not listed and 332 votes were received.

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has been voted the second worst run government department in the Virgin Islands.

Residents were asked who they would like to see as the next Premier and over 1030 voted for a new person. Current Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley  came in second with 569 votes.


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Residents were asked who they would like to see as the next Premier and over 1030 voted for a new person.

Current Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) came in second with 569, followed by Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) with 401.

When asked which political party will have the most seats following the 2023 general elections, residents voted overwhelmingly for a new party with 1442 votes.

The National Democratic Party (NDP) came in second with 426 and the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) third with 336.

Residents were also asked if the Territory would accept another slate of new candidates like in the 2019 general elections. 1702 voted 'Yes' while 610 voted 'No'.

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