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2019 action plan requires 'all hands on deck'—Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

-says there is much work to be done
2019 action plan requires 'all hands on deck'—Hon Ronnie W. Skelton
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Leader of the Progressive Virgin Island Movement (PVIM), Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) is cautioning Virgin Islander’s that the action plan for whoever is successful following the imminent General Elections, will have to be executed in a short period and will require all hands on deck.

“I know that this is the talking season but when all the talk is over, the work still has to be done…There is much work to be done.”

Hon Skelton made known his views in the PVIM’s New Year’s message to the Territory, warning that 2019 will continue to provide challenges for “us as we set out on our mission to set the Territory of the Virgin Islands (VI) back on the right track.”

As such, he told potential voters in his message that the PVIM’s “number one priority is to create a better quality of life and a higher standard of living for us…All of us who have made the VI our home.”


He used the occasion to call for a greater embrace of all who have been a part of the process thus far, including those who are non Belongers and foreigners.

No one is excluded from the process according to Hon Skelton, as he used the occasion to point out that it would be a mistake, “to devalue the efforts of those who have helped us to build this country and to segregate their worth into a separate category for political or any other gain.”

According to the PVIM Chairman, the party is about, “inclusion and not exclusion.”

He said, as a movement, “we understand that the BVI comprises a melting pot of countries…Many persons came here from other islands, spent their lifetime here and helped us to build this country… we need all hands on deck to rebuild this country.”

Division, he said, “has no place in the PVIM’s agenda and as leader I will never condone it!”

9 Responses to “2019 action plan requires 'all hands on deck'—Hon Ronnie W. Skelton ”

  • Political Observer (PO) (11/01/2019, 14:01) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    The BVI is truly at a crossroad and at a critical period in its history. It is going through one of the most difficult periods in its history. And indeed all hands on deck is needed to put it back on course; everyone must be pulling the wagon, not some riding and others pulling. Political leaders must devise a plan of action and milestones and persuade the community that their plan of action and milestones is worthwhile trying. The community must get engaged and stay engaged. The community elect people to represent it and it must ensure that their reps are working in their and the interest of the BVI. National interest must come before self interest.
  • 2 grand (11/01/2019, 16:23) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    all hands on deck but which one? bvi all ah we or gravy some ah we which boat wil all ah we be on
  • 1 (11/01/2019, 17:49) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    Ronnie not going to make it sorry
  • Ike (12/01/2019, 05:57) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Them white people are very segregated here in the VI is he talking dat 2?
  • Windy (17/01/2019, 12:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just because you’ve left the NDP you think you’ve left all your bad deeds behind you. We’re not that supid.
  • name (17/01/2019, 15:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You have my vote! If these people would only open their eyes and stop vote party and vote for individuals. BVI would be in a better place. These people head hard like rocks!

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