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C'paign member for Christensen-Ottley killed on St Croix

-Candidate Donna M. Christensen and team express sorrow at the passing of Javier De Jesus who was killed in act of violence today November 17, 2014
Gubernatorial Candidate (D) Donna M. Christensen (left) with now deceased Javier De Jesus who was killed this morning November 17, 2014 in St. Croix, USVI. Photo: Provided
Javier De Jesus (left) seen recently on the Christensen-Ottley campaign trail. Photo: Provided
Javier De Jesus (left) seen recently on the Christensen-Ottley campaign trail. Photo: Provided
FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI – United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Gubernatorial Candidate Donna M. Christensen and her running mate Lt. Governor Candidate Basil C. Ottley and the entire Christensen-Ottley Campaign mourns the passing of Campaign Team Member Javier De Jesus who was killed in an act of violence early this morning Monday November 17, 2014.

"Basil and I and the entire DB (Donna-Basil) Team are extremely saddened and hurt by the passing of Javier and the violent way in which his life was taken," said Christensen in a brief comment sent by email to this news site this evening. 

"Javier was a supporter from my earliest campaigns for Delegate and was always there to lend a helping hand. He was a gentle spirit, always ready with a smile and a kind word," she said.

"Basil and I condemn the violence that has become too prevalent in our community and that has claimed too many of our friends and loved ones. Among the many things that must be addressed in our community is crime and violence and how to take the necessary steps to return the Virgin Islands to the safe place that we all know and love," she said in the brief email.

Christensen and Ottley extended their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Javier on his untimely passing. "May his soul rest in peace," the email said.

Christensen faces a runoff election tomorrow November 18, 2014 where she comes up against front runner Kenneth E. Mapp.

6 Responses to “C'paign member for Christensen-Ottley killed on St Croix”

  • bye fam (17/11/2014, 19:39) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rip javier
  • rock city (17/11/2014, 22:07) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope it was not political
  • zoe (17/11/2014, 22:41) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Are they trying to frighten christensen-ottley many supporters?
  • no more (18/11/2014, 10:36) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Omg, if this is political how Barbaric, or even if it is not political. Every one should be able to walk, run or sleep and live safely in this or any other community. It is our inherent right, but there are disrespectful and callous persons who live, eat and breathe to violate our rights, and instill fear in us. But you know what? We are going to live in our community, and will not be afraid of you COWARDS. RIP Javier.
  • not so fast (18/11/2014, 11:34) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    We are deeply saddened by the passing of this gentleman, but his situation was not a political one. He and other Dominican men were at a bar when this happened nothing to with politics so pls don't blame the MAPP POTTER campaign for his demise. We all want free and fair elections this year.
  • STX (18/11/2014, 17:23) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    @not sO fast

    Thank you for updating us with facts

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