Press Release

Premier's Office
Office of the Governor
Release Date:
Friday, 7 August 2020 - 2:43pm

Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie is informing the public that today, Friday, August  7, Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley will be officially sworn in as the new Deputy Premier of the Virgin Islands for the duration of the Government’s term in office. 

The Premier said, “There will first be an official swearing-in at the Governor’s Office, followed by an official informing of the new Deputy Premier of the Virgin Islands to the public on Friday, August 7 at The Stickette in Long Look at 5:00 p.m.”

In considering the current environment of the ‘New Regular’ living and working with COVID-19, the event will be carried live for the public to view. The Informing of the new Deputy Premier will be broadcast live on the Government of the Virgin Islands Facebook page @BVIGovernment and simulcast on ZBVI 780 AM, CBN Radio 90.9 FM and CBN Channel 101 on Flow TV.

Persons in attendance are reminded to wear masks, and adhere to the social distancing and other health and safety guidelines.


Sheriece T. Smith

Information Officer II 
Dept. of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468- 2740