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Friday, March 01, 2019

General Elections Won by VIP, Andrew Fahie Sworn as New Premier

Andrew Fahie has become the new Premier of the British Virgin Islands, after the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) has won the majority 8 of the 13 seats at the 2019 General Elections. On Tuesday, BVI Governor Augustus Jaspert officially swore in the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) leader as the Premier; now he is to appoint five elective representatives as government ministers.

The Virgin Islands Party won four district seats and four Territorial At-large seats. Those who received the seats from the party are Andrew Fahie, Kye Rymer, Dr Natalio Wheatley, Vincent Wheatley, Sharie de Castro, Neville ‘Sheep’ Smith, Shereen Flax-Charles, and Carvin Malone. Progressive Virgin Islands Movement candidate Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull, Progressives United leader Julian Fraser, and the NDP’s three elected candidates Mark Vanterpool, Alvera Maduro-Caines, and Marlon Penn received the other five seats.

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