Deputy Premier and Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley said the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government deserves more time given the accomplishments it has achieved since taking office in 2019.
Dr Wheatley complained that his party met the territory in a very dark place when it entered office but set about rectifying the issues that were encountered instead of ‘cursing the dark’.
“We’ve taken what we’ve been given and we’ve prospered the Virgin Islands
in very difficult times,“ the Deputy Premier said at a recent political rally celebrating his party’s third year in office.
According to the Deputy Premier, the VIP government has had more cabinet decisions, more projects and enacted more legislation than was done in the previous eight years which was overseen by the National Democratic Party (NDP) government.
“We spent more time in the House of Assembly, we’ve had more meetings and I say to you, we have done more and we deserve more so we can do more for you the people,“ Dr Wheatley said.
He touted his administration‘s accomplishments in the education sector and said the sector was met in a very difficult place.
Dr Wheatley also said his administration has issued more scholarships and educational grants in its three years in office than were issued in the eight years under the NDP government.
The Education Minister promised that schools in Tortola and Jost Van Dyke that his government set out to build will be completed, despite the negative talk faced by detractors.
“Despite the talk,” Dr Wheatley said, “we will deliver.”