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Anegadian Vernon V. Vanterpool joins Ninth District race!

- Independent candidate said VI citizens are being left behind
Mr Vernon V. Vanterpool has announced his intentions to run in the June 8, 2015 General Election as an Independent candidate contesting the Ninth District. Photo: Team of Reporters
According to Mr Vernon V. Vanterpool, with the way things are going under the present National Democratic Party (NDP) government, the country is being developed and the citizens are being left behind. Photo: Team of Reporters
According to Mr Vernon V. Vanterpool, with the way things are going under the present National Democratic Party (NDP) government, the country is being developed and the citizens are being left behind. Photo: Team of Reporters
‎THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI - Another person, Mr Vernon V. Vanterpool has announced his intentions to run in the June 8, 2015 General Election.

Mr Vanterpool has joined the historically long list of persons contesting for the Ninth District seat to be vacated by Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE who served that district for some 40 years.

"I am the winner with an absolute certainty. The Ninth District seat belongs to Vernon Vanterpool, on election day vote for the crown, that's my symbol. There is no other way. You have tried the rest now try the best," said a confident Vanterpool who will be contesting as an Independent candidate.

In an interview earlier today May 15, 2015 with Virgin Islands News Online, Mr Vanterpool, a resident of the sister island of Anegada, said he is in the race to make a difference. "The difference will come with accountability, fairness, fair share for all, and some of my main issues will be health, education, land in particular for the young people, homes and businesses."

Citizens being left behind

According to Vanterpool, with the way things are going presently, the country is being developed and the citizens are being left behind. "I intend to take us forward while our country grows."

He said he has been actively involved in politics since 1983 and continues to follow as well as support candidates. "And now I decide I am going to do it for myself," he said.‎

‎" I am in it to redeem the youths so they could have their rightful place in society and to be productive and law-abiding citizens.‎

Mr Vanterpool joins the National Democratic Party’s Dr Hubert O’Neal, Mr Elton L. Sprauve of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Faye J. Reese-Charles of the People’s Empowerment Party and Independent candidates Dr Rawle R. Hannibal, Mr Albert O. Wheatley and Mrs Stephanie I. Faulkner-Williams among the list of persons contesting the Ninth District seat.

34 Responses to “Anegadian Vernon V. Vanterpool joins Ninth District race!”

  • jeko (15/05/2015, 14:26) Like (33) Dislike (1) Reply
    hahhaahhahahahahahahahaahhahaahahahahahahahahah woiiiiiiii
    • Clara (15/05/2015, 15:53) Like (19) Dislike (4) Reply
      Well your post has me on the ground with laughter! Absolutely funny. I really needed that belly laugh.
    • Cole Bucks (16/05/2015, 10:03) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
      My brother we speakever so often and I applaud you on this bold and courageous move. We know that Anegada has always been treated as an unwanted step child and treated quite unfairly. SO to all the ha ha has and the he he hes lets just tell them ( Who fells it knows it ). They laughed at Noah , They laughed at David , so if this is your passion persue it. Iknow you are not aboutN.D.P. or V.I. P. or about self. You are about country. FORWARD BROTHER.
  • onlooker (15/05/2015, 14:35) Like (50) Dislike (6) Reply
    holy cow, where is all these so called new politicians appearing on the scene from? Now look at this dude appearance. Tell me where in Caricom region would he go represent the BVI with that head tie up? Much less to go discuss climate change and other important issues in the UK..just sad..............Its disgusting!
  • comical (15/05/2015, 14:38) Like (41) Dislike (0) Reply
    This election has to be the comic of the century! It doesn't make sense to get angry anymore when they surface.
  • Well Well (15/05/2015, 14:48) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    Look jokes in the 9th and 2nd. Strupes this must be a joke.
  • No Name (15/05/2015, 14:48) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    Well sah. Who next?
  • +++ (15/05/2015, 14:54) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    do you think that if the country is "being developed and the people are being left behind", that the NDP will listen to you? can change that attitude? your people-based platform speaks more of VIP than NDP. You and your social agenda will be ignored.
  • Yes (15/05/2015, 14:54) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    Lord jesusl
  • Hmm (15/05/2015, 14:58) Like (20) Dislike (5) Reply
    This is too funny. He need to go and sit down.
  • .......... (15/05/2015, 15:01) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    Tom dick and harry running since the 2011 elections
  • tgif (15/05/2015, 15:09) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
  • Valley Political Analyst (15/05/2015, 15:26) Like (31) Dislike (23) Reply
    The amount of candidates coming forward...what does this tell the electorate?????!!!!!! The people are FED UP WITH THE NDP. The NDP priorities are in the wrong order!!!!
    • .... (15/05/2015, 17:06) Like (12) Dislike (6) Reply
      Not really. This is only the case in the 9th. And this is because a 40 year veteran has left the scene. Now everybody under him feels emboldened.
  • son of the soil (15/05/2015, 16:10) Like (6) Dislike (19) Reply
    Mayson if a few islandman was allowed to run you run too. Yo is one ah we.
  • ooooo (15/05/2015, 16:11) Like (11) Dislike (20) Reply
    any one against the NDP will do
  • run boy run (15/05/2015, 16:15) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    This is our country'''dog and cat running so run!
  • AGREELO (15/05/2015, 16:15) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Politics have taken a toll on the 2nd and 9th districts LORD have mercy on the VI.
  • all out posse (15/05/2015, 16:17) Like (18) Dislike (17) Reply
    Many will be called but only All Out will be chosen.
  • islander (15/05/2015, 16:32) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lord what is this
  • ...... (15/05/2015, 17:08) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Country being developed without the people a legitimate concern/platform though.
  • lollol (15/05/2015, 17:27) Like (27) Dislike (3) Reply
    I voting for he mayson he look like he would legalise de thing
  • Music (15/05/2015, 18:28) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Proof is in the pudding. Wait until nomination day to see how many of these cuckoos actually sign up!
  • voter (15/05/2015, 18:58) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Boss, go sit down
  • Strupes (15/05/2015, 19:27) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    Mr. Banter pool stop wasting people time. A evade is a beautiful place with beautiful people...please stop making us so ashame! Go pull fish pot or sit down!
  • Rep (15/05/2015, 19:31) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    I want to get my hands on some of this goverment money thats sharing bcuz everyone and their grandmother want to run for office. What they heard about?
  • Yes (16/05/2015, 00:23) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    He got 1000 to waste. Best he give it to the Hospital or Red Cross.
  • gloria (16/05/2015, 07:25) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    I commend Mr. Vanterpool for his vision. It's about time someone from Anegada comes forward as a voice for the people of the 9th. The district is in need of genuine leadership. I hope he is successful.
  • we the people (16/05/2015, 08:10) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Leave the man alone…he is no difference from Alvera, Myron, Rajah, Kohy, and Shabaz
  • stick with it (16/05/2015, 09:06) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Now if he was running or voting for the NDP he would've been God"s son?
  • huh (16/05/2015, 10:07) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    What another one
  • creque man (16/05/2015, 11:34) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    AND THE MOST NEEDED SUCH AS A AMBULANce A properly staff clinic to advance to a hospital that will adequately service Anegadians as well as visitors. You Can challenges those past and present for their lack of accomplishments. I hope you will continue
    with with short all long term goals for the future of our home. Tourism is a great future for these islands , but without no Infrastructure,
    tourism is gambling with our visitors lives. Stay on the ball and make these dreams a reality. Thak you for taking our community Intrest
    at heart. Please learn that those who are laughing will laugh more wben your plans are accomplished.
  • Dall (22/05/2015, 18:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It has been more than 40 years since an Anegadian threw his or her hat in the ring and now is the time. We need more Anegiadian youths to step up and represent the ninth district. Congrats Vernon!! This is a step in the right direction. When T. H Faulkner stepped up he made a difference so I am encouraging more of the youths to step up and make a diference.

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