“I’ll be coming back to you soon to share the Government of National Unity’s approach to statutory boards because in several cases change is urgently needed in terms of their current composition and how we deal with appointments more generally, Dr Wheatley stated in a live broadcast to the territory on May 11, 2022.
“It is not good practice to have the same person sitting on multiple statutory boards and we will make the necessary changes in accordance with best practice.”
Dr Wheatley said the National Unity Government is fully committed to good governance and will be making reforms accordingly.
“I want to remind everyone what I said before, change will be hard, it will be painful. People we know and care about will be affected; however, in the end it will be for the better.”
The Premier urged the territory to remain hopeful.
“We are at the beginning of our march to renew our democracy and build the Virgin Islands into the society that we all want. Together we can achieve whatever we put our minds to,” Dr Wheatley stated.