Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has signalled that he still has unfinished work in his Seventh District constituency and plans to address these issues once re-elected.
Questioned recently about his reasons for seeking re-election as a District Representative instead of seeking office as a Territorial At-Large candidate, Dr Wheatley said he still had ‘very exciting plans’ in store for his constituents.
“The Seventh District elected me. [They] elected me with a mandate to improve the situation in the Seventh District. I believe I still have a lot of work to do in the Seventh District,” Dr Wheatley told reporters after the recent Virgin Islands Party (VIP) congress where he retained his post as leader of the party.
According to Premier Wheatley, each district has five representatives, and all of them have to work in unison for the good of the people of the Virgin Islands
“We value the work of our district candidates, as well as our At-Large,” the Premier said.
“So, whether we are in the district, whether we are At-Large, we still have a role to help the people of the Virgin Islands
, and to give the people of the Seventh District, and all the districts a voice,” he expressed.
Dr Wheatley shared that his government is currently working on the sewerage issues in the district and noted that they were in the process of sending out a Request for Proposals for road works in the district.
Premier Wheatley also pointed to his government’s recently launched RATED programme which he said was able to help some of the unemployed persons in the district and added that many other things have been done.
“We’re going to present our platform and our plan to the Seventh District very soon but we still have a lot of work to do there,” Dr Wheatley said.