Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) is currently acting as Premier of the Virgin Islands.
This comes as Premier, Hon Andrew A. Fahie
(R1) is currently absent from the Virgin Islands
for more than forty-eight hours commencing today, November 13, 2021.
Dr Wheatley was appointed by the Governor, John J. Rankin, CMG under section 55(1) of the Virgin Islands
Constitution Order, 2007.
The order states, that if the Premier is expected to be absent from the Virgin Islands
for more than forty-eight hours the Governor shall authorize the Deputy Premier to perform the functions conferred on the Premier.
is expected to return to the territory on November 22, 2021.