Premier and Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has called out his political opponents for what he referred to as nasty tactics regarding campaigning for the 2023 General Elections in the Virgin Islands.
“I've noticed a disturbing trend in the campaign, I believe very much it is a sign of desperation. [It] means we're getting closer to victory. The green team is getting stronger. It's getting more powerful and the enemy is scared.”
Dr Wheatley was at the time speaking at the Fourth District launch of Mrs Luce D. Hodge-Smith at the Market Square in Road Town, Tortola on March 31, 2023.
“They're resorting to the tactics, they getting low and they're getting nasty. They're putting out these little ads that say I wonder if the premier is high?”
Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) was at the
time speaking at the Fourth District launch of Mrs Luce D. Hodge-Smith
on March 31, 2023, at the Market Square in Road Town, Tortola.
Intoxicated with love for VI - Premier
According to the Premier, he only remains intoxicated with love for the Virgin Islands
“I'm high on the potential and possibility of this place we call home. They're wondering, is he of unsound mind? Oh boy, be clutching for straws. Not only is he of sound mind, but he has intellectual dexterity.”
He called on Virgin Islanders to stay focused and not get distracted by negativity and ugliness being said on the stage.
“They live in a glass house, but yet they're throwing stones. Don't even get into the glass house or one of them … but yet somebody has the gall to speak about where I might end up.”
Dr said he will not wish bad on anyone in the 2023 campaign trail, “So when you dig a grave for me, dig two, because you might be end-up right in there."