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VIP Gov't supports Anegada having its own Representative in HoA

VIP Gov't supports Anegada having its own Representative in HoA

Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration and Ninth District Representative Hon Vincent O. Wheatley(R9) is in support of the view by some Anegadians that the far-flung island would only meet its full potential if it is its own district and, by extension, has its own representative in the House of Assembly (HoA).

“I firmly believe until you can choose one from among you to represent you, you will not move to the next level the way you are supposed to,” he said to residents during a meeting held on the sister island on Sunday afternoon, October 24, 2021.

“So once it’s clear that’s what the people of Anegada wants, you have my full support. I will fully support it; this government would go with you once it’s clear that you want to be your own district and you can work together, and you can choose one from among you to represent you in the House of Assembly.”

Minister Wheatley said residents should also be willing to work in tandem with the representative for a common good.

Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration and Ninth District Representative Hon Vincent O. Wheatley(R9) is in support of the view by some Anegadians that the far-flung island would only meet its full potential if it is its own district and, by extension, has its own representative in the House of Assembly (HoA).


'Nobody should stand in their way'- Premier Fahie


Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) also said he would respect the wishes of the people if they wanted to have their own representative.

There are some things that have to be done which is completing a boundaries commission and certain things that we would have to do within lands.”

He added: “If and when the people of Anegada bring that petition because we have heard the same from the people of Jost van Dyke also; but if the Anegadians bring it and say this is what you want, this is what you want my answer would be yes because the voice of the people is the voice of God,” Premier Fahie stated.

The people of the sister islands have often complained about being treated like stepchildren.

Meanwhile, the other members of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government visiting Anegada yesterday were Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Carvin Malone (AL) and Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5).

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