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Carrot Bay Fisherman’s Dock contract signed- Shaina M. Smith

- told residents this is what action looks like
National Democratic Party (NDP) candidate for the First District Shaina M. Smith said that a contract has been signed for the completion of the Fisherman’s Dock in Carrot Bay so that fishermen in the area would be able to ply their trade in a more convenient way now that facilities will be constructed. Photo: VINO
At Large candidate for the National Democratic Party (NDP) and Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton and First District candidate for the NDP Shaina M. Smith. Photo: VINO
At Large candidate for the National Democratic Party (NDP) and Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton and First District candidate for the NDP Shaina M. Smith. Photo: VINO
Part of the audience in attendance. Photo: VINO
Part of the audience in attendance. Photo: VINO
Another section of the audience at the meeting. Photo: VINO
Another section of the audience at the meeting. Photo: VINO
CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – National Democratic Party (NDP) candidate for the First District Shaina M. Smith said a contract has been signed for the completion of the Fisherman’s Dock in Carrot Bay so that fishermen in the area would be able to ply their trade in a more convenient way now that facilities will be constructed.

Smith was speaking last evening, May 18, 2015 at a community meeting in Carrot Bay in the First District where she hopes to unseat incumbent Virgin Islands Party candidate Hon Andrew A. Fahie come Monday June 8, 2015.

“As we promised when we were out here about two weeks ago…myself, [Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith]...Hon Myron V. Walwyn and Hon Archibald C. Christian were out here and we told the fishermen that we would be back and that we would be back with something and we have completed the drawings. I think that deserves a clap,” said Smith.

According to Smith, for many years residents of Carrot Bay and the First District have been discussing the need for the fisherman’s dock. She said she was speaking earlier yesterday to a young man who had received a phone call from someone who told him that the waves were pushing his boat up against the rocks.

“So this is a very important step in terms of meeting a community need. Persons make investment in their vessels and it is important that they are able to use it in a safe way,” she said. She noted too that she has heard stories of persons falling on rocks when they were trying to get off or get on a boat and said that it is a very dangerous situation that had to be mitigated immediately.

Smith said Government involved an engineer and a contract has been signed and the work is ready to commence. “That’s action people…that’s what action looks like,” she emphasised.

Polyclinic in Capoons Bay

Speaking at the meeting, Minister for Health and Social Development and NDP At Large candidate Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton said the NDP, once elected into office again, plans to build a polyclinic in Capoons Bay to help deal with management of healthcare as a primary institution.

“The clinic is a first stop. It doesn’t say that if there is a major emergency that you wouldn’t go straight to the hospital. The clinic will look at persons, evaluate them and either deal with them on the spot or refer them to Peebles Hospital,” said Hon Skelton.

He said it is important for government to do this so that the hospital is not overwhelmed. “One of the difficulties we have at Peebles is that everybody rushes to its emergency room but when you go there you may meet a lot of people,” he said.

Smith’s passion

Smith said that for her, she cannot see things out of place and not want to set them right. “So it is out of that passion that I decided that I am going to run in the First District in this upcoming election and as much as the talk is that it will be a hard task because someone has been there for 16 years, I have been here for 12 of those 16 years and I don’t know about anybody else but you should judge people on performance and what their record shows,” she said.

Don’t take our culture for granted

Smith acknowledged that while the economy is thriving people are still out of work and as such they need to create the opportunities for persons to find work. She said there are opportunities for tourism and clean up jobs in the First District.

She said the territory’s culture must not be taken for granted as it could become one of the attractions for visitors and as such needs to be carefully preserved.

According to her, because one might have grown up experiencing certain cultural practices one might think that they are something that people won’t be interested in seeing or experiencing. “This is also a way for us to preserve our heritage for those who just know about IPads and video games,” she said.

44 Responses to “Carrot Bay Fisherman’s Dock contract signed- Shaina M. Smith”

  • b arnold (19/05/2015, 08:29) Like (44) Dislike (37) Reply
    nobody wants to listen to a traitor
    • @ b arnold (19/05/2015, 09:06) Like (32) Dislike (9) Reply
      and we are not voting for she since she join the does that make sense?
    • voter (19/05/2015, 09:30) Like (50) Dislike (11) Reply
      • Outlaw (19/05/2015, 11:01) Like (27) Dislike (5) Reply
        They ain't come to support, they come to spy but to be honest there are certain of them in the NDP who wants to see the back of Dr. Kedrick Pickering, ask Myron, Mark, Ronnie and Ms. P. They will lie but it's a fact
    • Lame (19/05/2015, 23:03) Like (22) Dislike (6) Reply
      when OJ came before the 3rd district he was presentable and was well dressed...Mitch did the same in his district he wore a suit. You mean all what Shaina could of thrown on is a polo? Really?? What about being professional...LAME and DRY!!!

      Shaina go sit down you ain't ready
  • Voter Too (19/05/2015, 08:34) Like (39) Dislike (32) Reply
    What happens during elections the politicians always begging us for a job and just after we are the ones begging them for jobs and most treat us like footstools. With their many gimmicks and promises we take them for granted and wholeheartedly vote them into power and soon after the projects and policies go flipflop. People search your hearts and vote your conscience, vote for freedom, for accountability, vote integrity, vote for the true party and vote VIP.
  • As I said (19/05/2015, 08:47) Like (35) Dislike (2) Reply
    Something do not sound right here If you are truely concern about the people of any district how come only when election time we hear about these plans? How long were these plans in place?
  • 911 (19/05/2015, 08:49) Like (20) Dislike (14) Reply
    Look empty chairs as compare with Pickering-Maynard event…that say a lot yall NDP must go! Another political gimmick
  • dem say (19/05/2015, 09:00) Like (37) Dislike (6) Reply
    All of a sudden she is interesting in the First District and calling down our rep. Go way. I have never seen you take part in your community. Not once. Get your team to sign last minute contracts, but WE still not voting for you!
  • black (19/05/2015, 09:21) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Yelr@ (19/05/2015, 09:31) Like (41) Dislike (18) Reply
    Marvelous, marvelous! Finally the government in consultation with the representative have contract signed for a dock at Carrot Bay and within two weeks. And when I say representative I mean the incumbent eh. That was just a punch thrown deceptively of course. Once again it show the disrespect and the egregious attitude by the governing party. As is always the case that other people who have not been elected is sitting at negotiation table hammering out deals behind the back of the people's representative, with no consultation, with unelected persons who they glean is better. Well I never, the audacity of these and those who believe that this deserved of the people's choice is so not funny. Ms. Smith will you have us believe that if you were the representative that this manner of doing things will be acceptable to you? Am the sure the answer would be a bold NO WAY JOSE. Why would you then be that devious to hatch such plans? This is not only ugly, it is shallow and undignified in every way. Is this the low to wit you have now sunk. Waw!
    • nonsense (19/05/2015, 10:14) Like (16) Dislike (45) Reply
      Give me a break Yelr@. The Representative for the 1st District is hell bent on proving to the people that the NDP did nothing. He was made the head of the Committee to move forward with Smuggler Cove several years ago when the NDP got into power and he did nothing. He was asked about many things in the District and he ignored the Government. He want the people to believe that he was not involved, he had no money and he was never heard. That is far from the truth. His aim is to do nothing and blame the NDP. He can fool who he want to fool!!
      • dog (19/05/2015, 12:32) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
        I for one, am glad he hasn't moved on Smugglers because there is much protest still to be resolved over development, ruination by vendors, bulldozing and preservation. This natural state is what visitors want to see, not commercial tourism that can be seen anywhere. The question is what kind of tourism does Shaina see for the First which is the least spoiled district, and how can she think she is responsible for getting the fishermans dock moved forward? AND why aren't the plans seen in a public meeting or/ and published? The planners at TCDP do not have a trained architect and don't understand urban planning.
  • The Whole Truth (19/05/2015, 09:44) Like (30) Dislike (6) Reply
    Now is when the contract for the Fisherman's Dock is signed three and a half years later when you guys want votes. These jokers have not passed back in the district since they took off and now you are here saying that the contract is signed for the dock. And call that progress please and then you going about bashing the minister fro the District about what has he done with the 120K he got? When the truth of the matter is that everything he wants to do in the district you guys still micro managed and he still has to beg for the same 120k to spend Give me a brake
  • qc (19/05/2015, 09:55) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Not one of the Leaders of the NDP quoted above identified the root of the problem.
  • long look (19/05/2015, 09:58) Like (9) Dislike (26) Reply
    Maynard event aint had a soul! The same people attending every launching can't even vote in the district and the NDP supporter!! Nobodum else. We sticking with Pick & the whole NDP team
    • stop lie (19/05/2015, 18:38) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      The polls will tell the tales. No matter what C**** W******* do this time will not save him. Is that why the NDP supporters send their Walwyn for Youth in the District to act in a manner? I have never seen such disrespectful behaviour in all my life. You know what we should not have expected any better because that is their MO.
  • my two cents (19/05/2015, 10:03) Like (34) Dislike (2) Reply
    I listen over the last three years to the 1st District Representative asking the NDP government over and over and over about this finishing of this project. They said many times that it wasn't a priority. Now two weeks before elections they going to do it and allow a non-elected person who doesn't be in the District until now, come and announce it. Well if this isn't disrespect then I don't know what is. This is foolishness.
    • @ 2 cents (19/05/2015, 11:19) Like (40) Dislike (3) Reply
      It is so funny that there were no money or nothing was a priority for the 1st district but now someone who is not the representative can secure a contract to finish work that Hon. Fahie has been begging for completion for years.

      These VINDICTIVE people don't or refuse to realize that it was not the district rep that they were victimizing but we the people of the 1st and now they want OUR votes to put them back in. NONSENSE!!!!
  • T (19/05/2015, 10:21) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    Wait.....hold up!!! Can the government sign contracts while the HOA is dissolved?
    • rubbish (19/05/2015, 22:53) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Did Ralph sign contracts less than 48 hours before the 2011 election day?
  • Hmmm (19/05/2015, 10:21) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wonder if these people understand VIlanders our pride and expectations.
  • Valley Political Analyst (19/05/2015, 10:22) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    OOOOOhhhh you poor team. The message is being sent loud and clear.
  • jokers (19/05/2015, 10:45) Like (25) Dislike (6) Reply
  • OH WOW (19/05/2015, 11:06) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
    Look at the pic above with she and Ronnie, she the embarrassment on their face
  • Well.. (19/05/2015, 11:53) Like (15) Dislike (23) Reply
    The money andrew spent on drag race study, med school and claude could have built 4 ramps and still have 15% change left back.
    • Howie (19/05/2015, 14:08) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
      And they were monies well spent, things that would have benefit the BVI if they were ever implimented
  • ann (19/05/2015, 12:19) Like (18) Dislike (16) Reply
    People wake up and getting rid of the ndp....
  • Stewie (19/05/2015, 13:04) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    Shaina ran against the NDP in 2011. She blasted them for not being capable. Fahie did not have an opponent in 2011, Shaina thought Fahie was doing such a good job that she ran at large. NDP did not put a candidate to run against him now they claim he did nothing for the last few years. Her cousin was the leader of the NDP he could have easily convince her to run against Fahie in 2011 but he did not think she was the right person for the job just like Archie.
  • Need not worry (19/05/2015, 13:10) Like (21) Dislike (35) Reply
    Don't worry Shaina we got you! People are just afraid of being victimized in the first district. The Bomber and his overweight bullies have nothing on you. Stick with it don't lose your passion. The district needs a proper representative someone with vigor and SENSE.
    • l (20/05/2015, 10:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      No need to start calling people stupid. Members and supporters of the NDP have already called Carrot Bay people stupid. If you dont win in Carrot Bay you cannot win the district.
  • ! (19/05/2015, 14:18) Like (23) Dislike (2) Reply
    This is politics at a nasty low... I know for a FACT the NDP push this contract forward just before the HOA was dissolved and it was signed after the HOA was dissolved. This was a low down dirty political move in order to put support behind Shania to try and secure her seat in the 1st. Everything about this tender/contract was done underhanded, with no transparency or accountability.
    • CB Massive. (19/05/2015, 15:36) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
      And we must sit and say well done my true and faithful servant. Poll will tell the final story.
  • NDP heckler (19/05/2015, 15:25) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    A no bid contract at the eve of an election?
  • Well Sah (19/05/2015, 15:28) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ronnie took away king fish garbage contract and that guy had several youngsters in the district employed.
  • David (19/05/2015, 18:38) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    This just continues to get worse for Ms. Smith. First she says the NDP must go. Then she joins the NDP. And then she allows herself to be a pawn in the NDP pay-for-vote schemes. I am pretty sure when she campaigned against the NDP in 2011 that she was in favor of cleaning up government. She must have forgotten about that.
  • Contract (19/05/2015, 22:58) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    You aint rich enough Shaina, how much more money you really want! set a greedy NDP
  • DEDE (19/05/2015, 23:35) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    This woman making a fool of her self.
  • tell it like it is (20/05/2015, 00:03) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    They could make Carrot Bay the capital of the BVI.......give us all that you should have given us already and then some more.....we still voting VIP all the way'........
  • Really (21/05/2015, 05:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Seems like She and Mitch already hot elected and nobody told us. Alreafy had contracts signed and making announcements. Welĺ Well, stop thinking we stupid. They already elected then they dont need our votes then.

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