Press Release

Premier's Office
Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports
Release Date:
Friday, 28 May 2021 - 5:17pm

Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie is away from the Territory until June 9 on personal leave.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley is Acting Premier effective Friday, May 28 to Wednesday, June 9.

Honourable Wheatley’s appointment is in accordance with Section 55 (1) of the Virgin Islands Constitution Order, 2007 which states, “If the Premier is expected to be absent from the Virgin Islands for more than forty-eight hours, the Governor shall authorise the Deputy Premier to perform the functions of the office of Premier; and the Governor shall revoke this authority on the return to the Virgin Islands of the Premier.


Photo 1:1 Photograph of Acting Premier, Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley


Sheriece T. Smith

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