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9D Debate to Create Unbiased Platform for Decision-Making

The structure of the debate will consist of opening statements, three question and answer segments and closing statements. Each candidate will be allowed two minutes each to present themselves to the audience. Photo: Provided
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- A group of young people representing the Ninth District, will host a debate to contribute to upcoming elections in the British Virgin Islands.

This is according to a press release from the group dated January 6, 2019, which states that the youths came together on the belief that the plans to build up the Ninth District should be based on reason, regardless of political affiliations. This group consists of Shea Alexander, Sasha Flax, Rea Vanterpool, Adrianna Soverall, Trevor Bridgewater and Akeem Lennard.

An invitation letter addressed to candidates, the group highlighted that the voting public should be aware of its options and conscious of respective ideas to then decide the best fit for upward mobility thus the call for the debate.

The three persons who have publicly announced their candidacy have all confirmed their participation in the debate, which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at the Catholic Community Centre on Virgin Gorda at 7:30 p.m. They are the current 9th District Representative Dr The Honorable Hubert R. O’Neal representing the National Democratic Party, Vincent O. Wheatley representing the Virgin Islands Party and Jose C. B. de Castro representing the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM).

The structure of the debate will consist of opening statements, three question and answer segments and closing statements. Each candidate will be allowed two minutes each to present themselves to the audience.

The first segment will then allow for all candidates to answer the exact three questions provided to them in advance. They will then have three minutes to respond to each question. The second segment will allow for candidates to answer questions provided via social media polls on specific interests. The same time parameters will apply as the first segment. The third segment will allow for candidates to be asked three questions from the live audience whether in the physical or Facebook live broadcast.

Each candidate will be asked one question before moving along in sequence. All responses in the form of rebuttals will be allowed if desired by one candidate per question for a maximum of one minute. Candidates will give closing statements within a minute and a half each.

For more information on the debates, interested persons can visit the ‘Representing the 9th’ Facebook page.

The public, in particular, residents of the 9th District are invited to attend the event and to come prepared to ask questions and take part in the discussion while exercising their democratic rights to building the next chapter of the Virgin Islands.

Should persons be unable to attend the event, they are encouraged to tune into the live broadcast on the Facebook page.

3 Responses to “9D Debate to Create Unbiased Platform for Decision-Making”

  • pat (07/01/2019, 11:53) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    we will not be fooled we know who is behind this
    • Kat (07/01/2019, 14:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Doesn’t matter. Use your head wisely. Keep out the ‘party’. Parties don’t care what happens to your district or your country.
    • who? (07/01/2019, 15:13) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Please enlighten the public then.

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