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Desperation or determination? ‘Ms P’ 'begging votes' even in church!

- said she has been “up and down begging for votes” for NDP
Ms Eileene L. Parsons OBE said she has been desperately trying to convince voters to put their mark for the National Democratic Party (NDP) at the upcoming elections and is even doing her campaigning in the church. Photo: VINO/File
Premier Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, in defending Ms Eileene L. Parsons, has been accused of upholding the 'culture of disrespect' allegedly created by some members of the National Democratic Party. Photo: VINO/File
Premier Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, in defending Ms Eileene L. Parsons, has been accused of upholding the 'culture of disrespect' allegedly created by some members of the National Democratic Party. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Ms Eileene L. Parsons OBE said she has been desperately trying to convince voters to put their mark for the National Democratic Party (NDP) at the upcoming elections and is even doing her campaigning in the church.

Speaking on the National Democratic Party Radio programme ‘NDP Radio’ last evening April 20, 2015 on ZBVI 780AM, host Ms Parsons, fondly referred to by some as ‘Ms P’, congratulated Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool for moving ahead with the controversial Cruise Pier Development Project amid the many criticisms and said she has been “up and down begging for votes” for the ruling party in the upcoming elections.

Panellists of the show included Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith and Hon Vanterpool.

“Dr Smith, I must say that I too would like to add my congratulations to the Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool for moving ahead despite the many distractions. And I think I was extremely proud two Tuesdays ago. I was up and down begging for votes, even in church and I stop at the parking lot at Wickham’s Cay and two young men came over to say hello,” she said.

“I said to them, could I ask you a favour? Would you be willing to support me and my team? And I was elated when he said ‘Ms P. support you and your team? Ms P. you see that big cruise ship tie up out there some days ago? Ms P. I have to go behind them who bring in that cruise ship,” she related having heard from one of the young men.

“I think that despite the distractions, despite we have been told don’t buy into it, I hope I will be alive next week Wednesday to cheer you on,” she said, referring to the opening ceremony on Wednesday April 29, 2015 for the newly extended cruise pier.

Does Ms P. have credibility?

Ms Parsons has been widely criticised for her recent utterances of “bad words” to an elected member of the House Assembly and refusing to apologise. She has been accused of further promoting the “culture of disrespect” that the NDP government has been often criticised for.

This some political pundits said had severely damaged the reputation of Ms Parsons as well as the National Democratic Party especially since her actions were defended by party boss Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith.

The former legislator and member of the ruling National Democratic Party had even “declared war” on the Opposition for statements emanating from Virgin Islands Party (VIP) senior member Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and said that she will not apologise for cursing him on January 30, 2015.

She had made the statements after she called in on February 3, 2015 on the Speak Out BVI radio show hosted by Doug Wheatley on ZBVI 780 AM.

On January 30, 2015 during the opening of Farmers' Week 2015 in Paraquita Bay, Parsons allegedly used profanity to Hon Fahie as he attempted to greet her. Hon Fahie, on a social network, alleged that Ms Parsons told him, “Boy you better get the f**k from in front of me,” and refused to shake his hand.

“Let me ask you something…when in the name of whoever it has become something to go to jail for to cuss a bad word in the BVI? The smallest child is doing it. I am not above those who are able to say what I have to say. Douglas, I have been blessed with intelligence that I could use words to calm a storm and I could use words to build a fire that the Mariana Trench can’t out,” she said.

“Whoever is so stupid to say I must apologise, they don’t know me…. As far as I am concerned I have declared war," she had said.

Premier Smith upholding ‘culture of disrespect’?

Meanwhile, Premier Smith had defended Ms Parsons actions, saying she is “a very passionate lady and a longstanding member of the NDP and believes in what the party stands for. She believes that the NDP has the right ideas and goals for the British Virgin Islands and supports them…I think it came as a great shock. Ms Parsons was confronted and the words came out.”

He had said, however, that the statements made by Hon Fahie on January 24, 2015 about the NDP being the most corrupt administration in the history of the Virgin Islands were very damaging not only to the party but to the territory as a whole.

Nevertheless, there has been widespread condemnation of the alleged outburst by Parsons and it is believed it has damaged her credibility.

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42 Responses to “Desperation or determination? ‘Ms P’ 'begging votes' even in church!”

  • 123 (21/04/2015, 10:34) Like (31) Dislike (5) Reply
    she needs to be stripped of her OBE
  • Citizen (21/04/2015, 10:39) Like (44) Dislike (10) Reply

    When she comes to you begging for votes for the failed NDP crew tell her get the "£$%^…out of our face people

    • @citizen (21/04/2015, 19:26) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Tell me who dont beg for votes when they want to get elected? Tell your VIP team if they want to get elected they had better start begging. Dont think they have it in the bag..
  • Sinking Ship (21/04/2015, 10:46) Like (50) Dislike (18) Reply
    The NDP a sinking ship- anyone associated with the NDP will sink with them-
  • Yes (21/04/2015, 10:47) Like (7) Dislike (11) Reply

    MS P said herself she is not to shame to beg votes for her party. VIP have a lot of begging to do.

  • Truth (21/04/2015, 10:58) Like (33) Dislike (3) Reply

    All I could say is the bl**k l*bel talking but anyway this is the same d***y mouth woman going in the church for votes, she better ask for forgiveness while she at it

  • CONCERNS (21/04/2015, 11:15) Like (53) Dislike (9) Reply
    War is not the way to run a country the NDP is running this country in the wrong way this is not the way to train the young ones to run the country I am a shame of DR SMITH who grow up in a decent home to let other people lead him a stray he suppose to be a leader not a follower.
    • NDPWarship (21/04/2015, 11:48) Like (27) Dislike (6) Reply
      He would be a better leader if he correct his supporters than encourage them. Shame shame shame.
  • ooooo (21/04/2015, 11:19) Like (21) Dislike (7) Reply

    that's what she using the taxpayers j**p to go church to do? she need to pray for her nearly lost soul and ease of those %& words

  • ooooo (21/04/2015, 11:26) Like (103) Dislike (16) Reply
    the NDP starved us for 40 months and now they spending like drunken sailors and begging for them out and vote them out!
    • @ooooo (21/04/2015, 19:28) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
      NDP starve who? Look work to do then you would not be starving..Blaming the government for everything, even when your teeth hurting...go away little boy.,
  • pray (21/04/2015, 11:27) Like (43) Dislike (7) Reply
    Ms. P you should never get that librarian award. In the real world you would be stripped off a lot of things including that OBE. You are a rude old lady but if you only apologize we are a forgiving Christian country. Next time you go church go on your knees ask God to forgive you. A little old lady like you people look up to should be making peace with the world. You will be remembered as the political cultural figure with a nasty divisive mouth. I pray The Lord have mercy on you.
  • VOTER BEWARE (21/04/2015, 11:28) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
  • ABC (21/04/2015, 11:40) Like (18) Dislike (3) Reply
    Hmmm She is like a bad penny. Every where you turn she is up in your face. Has she ever considered walking away and saying enough is enough. Give me a break!!
  • qc (21/04/2015, 12:00) Like (23) Dislike (4) Reply
    would any seriosu person vote ever again for the NDP?
  • apple pie (21/04/2015, 12:28) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
    after 4 long years of doing Nothing for the people and only for them self they now have to be up and down begging for votes...its tellling SMH
    • ...... (21/04/2015, 14:00) Like (15) Dislike (19) Reply
      So a Hospital, Cruise Ship dock and Sewage projects are nothing done for the people??? Man something wrong with you all head.
      • @ ....... (21/04/2015, 16:03) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
        sorry all VIP projects so you cannot take credit
      • @@............ (21/04/2015, 16:42) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
        We can't eat the asphalt on the roads or the concrete pavement on the cruise ship pier. These projects were all in the works initially by the VIP Government and was completed or continued by the NDP. Name one infrastructural project(s) put forward by the NDP from start to finish.
  • GREAT!! (21/04/2015, 12:38) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    Miss P look like "daniels" invited you into the lion's den.
  • ooooo (21/04/2015, 13:37) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    she has already declared war and now gone in the church to solicit votes?
  • Pundit (21/04/2015, 13:59) Like (6) Dislike (12) Reply
    What better place than in Church. Divine Intervention will see us through to another Victory, In Jesus name. AMEN...
    • wize up (21/04/2015, 14:38) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      Pundit; divine intervention is right BUT you might more than that for this one.....
  • wize up (21/04/2015, 14:06) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
    what is so wrong with what ms P doing: it shows solidarity... all of a sudden every thing in this county is a problem.... all party supporters beg for votes; in church, in bars, on the street where ever...... leave the woman alone for heaven sake(/NO I do not support NDP or VIP)......
  • Lord (21/04/2015, 14:12) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    I wanna PUKE!
  • lady with the jack daniel (21/04/2015, 15:51) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Tell her cart her,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
  • kelo (21/04/2015, 16:04) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    you would think she in church trying to make it right with the master but she out telling us she begging for votes untter disgrace
  • Anyone Out There (21/04/2015, 17:56) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    VIP PLZ ah begging you, hurry get together. Life real hard under these people and the big ones on their party laughing at the people and bragging. About when they done drop and spend all this money the people ain't gone have no choice but to vote them back in. Especially the big belly one who feel he's untouchable. Spend your money G..... The real boss! VIP plz.
  • POLITICAL DEBATES (21/04/2015, 19:50) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Just observing (21/04/2015, 20:30) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Politics should never be our reason for going to Church. Worship God in spirit and in truth.
  • xxxxxxxx (21/04/2015, 22:59) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am still amazed, at the number of NDP supporters will defend this lady
  • moses (22/04/2015, 01:37) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Miss Parson has no shame. She needs to ask God for grace to lead her home. At her age it is time to make peace with God and stop making herself a figurative fool.
  • David (22/04/2015, 07:39) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mrs p I lost all respect for u gone to far u should be guideing the Gov down the right parth not praising mark for his so. Many wrong doing Dr smith. Have no control of his Government his minister lost touch with the people u can't move the country forward and leave the people behind miss P u have no respect for u self the $100, 00 bill about island people the same people u. Begin for vote move respect for other Government minister seem the 95 thousand consultant fee gone to u head see one not enough every Government have consultant uncle use his only for six months not four and only up to 60 thousand so 95 time four
  • quote thief (22/04/2015, 12:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    “Repentance was never yet produced in any man's heart apart from the grace of God. As soon may you expect the leopard to regret the blood with which its fangs are moistened,—as soon might you expect the lion of the wood to abjure his cruel tyranny over the feeble beasts of the plain, as expect the sinner to make any confession, or offer any repentance that shall be accepted of God, unless grace shall first renew the heart.”
  • proud tolian (22/04/2015, 19:09) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    Nothing is wrong with Ms. P begging for votes for her team. As far as I know people are being constantly harassed in the comfort of their homes (via telephone) begging for votes too from the VIP. This is a fact! However, on election day the people of the nine electoral districts will decide who they want to lead the country. It's just a mater of time.
  • Church & Politics (24/04/2015, 12:30) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why mix church and politics.....?? She should not be begging votes in church... Just another example of people using the church for their personal goals... Not good man...

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