Meet Vincent O. Wheatley
Vincent O. Wheatley is a district candidate of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP). Vincent Wheatley is running for Office because he feels the level of representation required to fix the Ninth District and move it forward is sadly lacking.
He will be the first Ninth District Representative to live within the Ninth District in over forty (40) years. The VIP is his Party of choice because it is very people-centric and offers a Legislative Agenda that promotes transparency, accountability and good Governance. His love and dedication to his community and country is undisputable, he is very approachable, knowledgeable and engaging.
Born in the Ms. Sarah Well area in the small village of North Sound, Virgin Gorda, Vincent attended the St. Mary’s Primary School in the Valley and was part of the Boys Brigade led by the late Winston Rhymer. After completing Primary School on Virgin Gorda, like his brothers and sisters before him, he went on to attend the British Virgin Islands High School (now Elmore Stoutt High School) on Tortola. After completing his secondary education, he returned to his home land of Virgin Gorda and like most other persons on the island, went to work at Little Dix Bay Hotel, first as a busboy then as a waiter.
It was common at that time, for persons, once hired at Little Dix Bay Hotel, to remain there for life, few persons ever left willingly. However, after three years, he had managed to save enough money for his first year of college and off he went to pursue a degree in Computer Science. He had developed a deep curiosity for computing after purchasing a commodore 64 computer and had taught himself basic computer programming.
Once at college he excelled at all his classes and was able to petition the Government of Hon. Willard Wheatley to grant him a scholarship to complete his studies. He was successful in his bid for a scholarship and therefore added a second subject that was more relevant at that time to his community, mathematics. He would graduate Outstanding Mathematics Student and go on to become the first local mathematics teacher at the local high school. Vincent also holds a Masters Degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Leeds in the UK.
Vincent left the teaching profession and went on to work in the private sector before returning to the Public Sector five years later as the Sister Islands Program Coordinator in the Deputy Governor’s Office. As Sister Islands Program Coordinator he has worked tirelessly for over eleven years. His contribution to the Territory is highly regarded, earning him the reputation of ‘the man who gets things done’.
Vincent lives in Handsome Bay, Virgin Gorda with his wife. He has three children and one grandchild.