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Can anyone spell in the NDP? 'Queen’s English' maybe?

- error in short 'Thank You' sign from D3 losing candidate Kevin 'OJ' Smith
It seems like the highly paid National Democratic Party (NDP) consultants and those who are claiming to speak the “Queen’s English” like no one else can may need to start editing and proofreading their work before it reaches the public domain. Photo: VINO
While we do not have late night television shows in the Virgin Islands (VI), both the real intellectual class and social media had a good laugh after reading a 'Thank You' sign posted in Sea Cows Bay from losing NDP candidate Kevin C. Smith. Photo: VINO
While we do not have late night television shows in the Virgin Islands (VI), both the real intellectual class and social media had a good laugh after reading a 'Thank You' sign posted in Sea Cows Bay from losing NDP candidate Kevin C. Smith. Photo: VINO
So while the NDP spokeswoman, the now controversial Eileene L. Parsons, is up and down claiming that the re-elected Government is the party with “brains” and “bright boys” that can speak the “Queen’s English”, maybe she can start off by volunteering to edit and proofread all materials coming out of her camp. Maybe only then the academic class will take her seriously! Photo: VINO/File
So while the NDP spokeswoman, the now controversial Eileene L. Parsons, is up and down claiming that the re-elected Government is the party with “brains” and “bright boys” that can speak the “Queen’s English”, maybe she can start off by volunteering to edit and proofread all materials coming out of her camp. Maybe only then the academic class will take her seriously! Photo: VINO/File
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- It seems like the highly paid National Democratic Party (NDP) consultants and those who are claiming to speak the “Queen’s English” like no one else can may need to start editing and proofreading their work before it reaches the public domain.

While we do not have late night television shows in the Virgin Islands (VI), both the real intellectual class and social media had a good laugh after reading a 'Thank You' sign posted in Sea Cows Bay from losing NDP candidate Kevin C. Smith.

The sign, with less than 8 words, had an error in it. Instead of saying we thank you “for your...” it stated “for you....” While we here at our newsroom have to read more than 40 stories a week and are not pretending to be perfect, as errors do tend to creep in from time to time, we are not lucky to have a ton of consultants paid for by the state to help us proofread or spin things.

So while the NDP spokeswoman, the now controversial Eileene L. Parsons, is up and down claiming that the re-elected Government is the party with “brains” and “bright boys” that can speak the “Queen’s English”, maybe she can start off by volunteering to edit and proofread all materials coming out of her camp.

Maybe only then the academic class will take her seriously!

But that might just be too much for our cultural icon, the OBE, as she will have to spend all day on two particular Ministries of government where cabinet papers are often sent back for grammar and clarity.

Oh, back to the topic at hand. While the author of this article is not from D3, we say you are welcomed Mr Smith and sorry we were not invited to the ‘Thank You’ party last night!

48 Responses to “Can anyone spell in the NDP? 'Queen’s English' maybe?”

  • Yes (19/06/2015, 13:53) Like (21) Dislike (57) Reply
    It has to be POPE who did that sign...Sounds islandmanish to me.
    • @LOL (19/06/2015, 14:11) Like (20) Dislike (9) Reply
      Stop this islandman talk. People are connecting it to VIP which is very very far from what the VIP stands for. Say it sound like POPE but keep the other civil brothers and sisters out his mess.
      • Just my cents (19/06/2015, 16:38) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
        I am soo tired of people trying to tell other what to say and when to say? So what if someone say Islandman? It is like calling a person fat, life goes on.........strupes.
    • sentence de mort (19/06/2015, 14:20) Like (5) Dislike (24) Reply
      Ms p should have told us the bright boys were pope, mvw and joe jack ha he he
  • ???? (19/06/2015, 13:55) Like (44) Dislike (21) Reply
    More grammatical errors like the Minister of Education????
    • D3 Voter (19/06/2015, 19:51) Like (27) Dislike (6) Reply

      A letter is missing from a word, a small mistake, and it becomes the greatest thing to talk about. The message for me and many others is clear and well appreciated. OJ is thanking the voters of D3 and that says volume. There are so much more important things to write about and people are taking up so much time with this little error. I guess it is only because he is an NDP and is doing something good.

  • wize up (19/06/2015, 13:57) Like (13) Dislike (30) Reply
    and your point is!!! If you want the job to proofread simply apply: not because to voted for VIP(wasted a good vote)
  • ccc (19/06/2015, 13:57) Like (38) Dislike (11) Reply
    Vino u got jokes....
  • oversight (19/06/2015, 14:04) Like (9) Dislike (36) Reply
    It is not all the time we have an eagle's eye - just saying. Some days we do and some days we don't. We aren't that perfect. Also, consider sabotage?
  • Sylvia (19/06/2015, 14:06) Like (59) Dislike (16) Reply
    I would more so call this a grammatical error than a spelling error. And it is quite funny to see the NDP supporters on Facebook and Instagram defending it and bashing people for pointing it out. They (the NDP supporters) call it a minor oversight, however when Omar Hodge had 'proyectos' on his sign it was seen as a major problem (in which we know his campaign committee contained a lot of Spanish people). I think he should take it down as it makes him look bad, at least Omar Hodge had his corrected after the problem was found.
    • @Sylvia (19/06/2015, 14:22) Like (41) Dislike (6) Reply
      You must realize the era we live it: the NDP era. Their supporters will defend or justify EVERYTHING that they do-good or bad. I'm sure if one of their leaders kill someone, they will find a way to justify their actions. You cannot tell them anything about their beloved NDP
    • Yes (19/06/2015, 15:18) Like (37) Dislike (7) Reply
      NDP does not make banners. A letter is missing, cry a river.
      • @LOL (19/06/2015, 16:55) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
        Don't trivialize this. A letter is missing and it does look bad for such a small banner. We all make mistakes but we should not trivialize them but strive to do better.
      • facts man (20/06/2015, 07:03) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        The issue is ms p say they have brains...they need to show it on paper
    • Voter Too (19/06/2015, 15:24) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
      being bi- lingual can create this sort of things too.
  • Voters (19/06/2015, 14:16) Like (18) Dislike (20) Reply
    What bright boys...they need to take english 101
  • Strupes (19/06/2015, 14:20) Like (37) Dislike (6) Reply
    Did NDP headquarters print the sign? No. I am sure they saw it n think it was to late to deal with it. Which ever printing company print this had a hand
  • belonger (19/06/2015, 14:21) Like (13) Dislike (7) Reply
    Bright boys my left foot a set of dunce hiding behind consultants
  • Yes (19/06/2015, 14:33) Like (10) Dislike (9) Reply
    The whole world is seeing this no wonder they call us monkeys.
  • Back to reality (19/06/2015, 16:01) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    NDP 11 VIP 1 Fraser 1
  • NDP supporter (19/06/2015, 16:10) Like (39) Dislike (7) Reply
    Vino Really? I have seen so much wrong info and spelling on this site, so your point is? Nobody is perfect. A review should have been but gee come on. If we have to pick out all that VIP did wrong...I could tell yuh!
    • @ ndp supporter (19/06/2015, 17:44) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply

      Oj need to remove it fast his m****r should be able to spell

  • yes (19/06/2015, 16:15) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
    THey place it like that to make you guys find fault on it, sometimes you have to see why people do thing like that, to give the public work to do.....hahaha
  • STRONGHOLD! (19/06/2015, 17:35) Like (18) Dislike (8) Reply
    So sad you still haven't gotten over the NDP's Glorious Victory! Now you are making fun at a banner that probably wasn't even printed here, get over it man. Once and for all the NDP is still the Government, no matter what!
  • Strupes (19/06/2015, 17:36) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Next cartoon pls a boxing ring with Frazer and fahie and Ralph the refery
  • C..t (19/06/2015, 17:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ndp keep doing it
  • Hotmess (19/06/2015, 17:39) Like (1) Dislike (7) Reply
    Ralp gala ain't gone yet an dem man fighting lol mind u all ain't make de man drop before he get he roses, I want see how dem man stay at gala lol
  • voter (19/06/2015, 18:36) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    It is time to stop this nonsense you all seems as if you have nothing else to say this is no help for the country let us put our heads together and come up with constructive plans to help the NDP
  • No one is perfect (19/06/2015, 18:46) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    In stead of belittling anyone you could have just pointed the mistake out to the person. I am so sick and tied of the undermining that goes on in this territory. Every body that have anything on the VIP just need to bring it out now which will help in the selection of the leader of the opposition. How about that. We just need to help everyone instead of cutting them down. If this very important news. How about the news right now with the then leader of the opposition and the member of the 1st district.
  • .......... (19/06/2015, 19:19) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    Nice article vino i love how you keep lighting up the moment
  • We de fools (19/06/2015, 21:17) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    That`s the problem--that`s why they don`t listen--because they are too bright--they know it all--"He that never been hungry knows not what hunger is like" That`s the way I see NDP.-------Health-the board, high fees, the people are ignored--Labour and agriculture---Almost extinct, ineffective----Yea--they know it all---Why complain?
  • SHAME (19/06/2015, 21:40) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    This Ndp Vip thing has to stop... Some of you all lucky you ain't in the jail
  • Hmm (19/06/2015, 23:52) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well vino if you never made a mistake, good for you..
  • Forbidden Truth (20/06/2015, 06:56) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    You all to dam petty.
  • 20 june 2015 (20/06/2015, 07:08) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    And the sign is still up with the big mistake lord send help
  • Just Sayin (20/06/2015, 08:02) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Some time ago there was a banner up near the festival village with incorrect spelling and incorrect usage of grammar however it was not a big deal to anyone. I don't know if much people picked up on it but who actually creates the banner is the culprit in these cases. It is their work and their portfolio that they present to the public but I guess they don't mind because their stamp or decal that shows who made it is quite tiny in comparison to the messages or it's not there at all and they don't care,. Long and short: TAKE PRIDE IN YOUR WORK! And do it to the point where it does not have to be redone after you have done it. Our little island needs to go back to those teachings. Fathers and mothers take up your posts like never before... For we are given charges whom we should give our priority in raising... Responsibility has to be seen, learned ( or learnt) and practiced...otherwise mediocrity will take over... And I don't know if you can see it but it is beginning to raise its unattractive head. People look beyond what you see it is not a matter of NDP, VIP, or whoever it is about us as parents taking up our responsibility.
  • Capt. Obvious (20/06/2015, 10:13) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is what's wrong with the VIP. Focusing on the insignificant. I hope they are also looking at their math ie 11 to 2, 596 to 561 vs 652 to 345. It's going to be a long 4 years for the VIP.
  • Takers (20/06/2015, 12:05) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    OK, might i just say that mistakes happen, and that nobody is perfect, but i would like to ask a question....... Those banners from my understand are done by local printing companies... So who's really to blame for that error?
  • Thought (20/06/2015, 15:41) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    I think we need to free up a little and realize it's only a mistake. God forgive sins why can't we.Too many of us strive to be perfect instead of being human. You can tell the person to correct it but it's not a shame. It's a valid correction.
  • move on .com (21/06/2015, 11:11) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    lawd ah mussy the ram shame he move the sign fast
  • vg ndp (21/06/2015, 18:29) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    fix our water on vg it going off during the day now and aint coming on till morning don't make me regret voting for ayo
  • Really??!! (22/06/2015, 11:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lord have mercy!! Alyo trivial eh! Even I make grammatical/spelling errors sometimes. That doesn't mean I don't know how to spell or construct a proper sentence. I read that poster and I knew that "you" should have been "your" but I still got the message of the poster. I get the feeling that whether it had you/your this poster was going to create some kind of controversy. It hang up wrong, it's not blue enough, it doesn't have enough red letters etc... Let it go already!! Cha man!!
  • Hmmm (22/06/2015, 12:44) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    At the end of the day, 11 - 2. BOOM


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