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Devon U. Osborne says he's ready to be 9th District Representative

-Hon Andrew A. Fahie laid disclaimer; said Orborne not speaking on behalf of the party
At a General Meeting called by the leadership of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) last night June 18, 2014, former Press Secretary Mr Devon U. Orborne announced that he was ready to run for the position of Ninth District Representative. Photo: VINO
A section of the audience at the meeting. Photo: VINO
A section of the audience at the meeting. Photo: VINO
Immediately following Mr Osborne’s announcement Representative for the First District and staunch member of the Virgin Islands Party Honourable Andrew A. Fahie made it abundantly clear that the views expressed by Mr Osborne were not necessarily those of the VIP. Photo: VINO
Immediately following Mr Osborne’s announcement Representative for the First District and staunch member of the Virgin Islands Party Honourable Andrew A. Fahie made it abundantly clear that the views expressed by Mr Osborne were not necessarily those of the VIP. Photo: VINO
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – At the General meeting called by the leadership of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) last night June 18, 2014, former Press Secretary Mr Devon U. Orborne announced that he was ready to run for the position of Ninth District Representative.

Mr Osborne made the bold announcement within the walls of the Ashford Walters Community Centre in the Valley Virgin Gorda.

“Today I am standing here once again letting you know that I am a member of the Virgin Islands Party, YES I AM, I have paid my dues and as the Chairman said the Ninth District has to go through a democratic process of selecting the next candidate…”

“I am letting you know that I am willing, capable, able, to execute that mission,” stated Mr. Osborne to loud rounds of applause. “I am hoping that I could be nominated. If not I would respect and support whoever is selected to represent this district behind the Virgin Islands Party,” he added.

He reminded residents that he is an aspiring politician and had contested the general elections in 2007 and 2011. He made it public information that he stands fully in support of the VIP under the current administration and hopefully the new government to come following the next National Elections.

“I ran for office exercising my democratic rights. A lot of people believe that I ran because Hon Ralph T. O’Neal [OBE] put me to do that and that was not so that is false,” said Mr Osborne.

“I know I did so because I want betterment not only for myself but also my country.”  He told residents that attempts were made to have him branded as some type of a radical, “… and I have been evicted from the press booth of the House of Assembly,” he said.

Good afternoon Madam Speaker

Osborne sought to clear the air that he did not go to the House of Assembly to cause any confusion but rather to basically listen to the debate, acquire information in order to deliver same to persons who would not have had the opportunity to hear same because of some reason or the other. “...But I was evicted [for] just saying good afternoon to the Speaker of the House and I don’t know how she took it.”

According to Mr Osborne at the most recent sitting of the House of Assembly on Friday June 13, 2014 Speaker of the house Honourable Ingrid Moses had said “Good morning” to him and he responded, “Good afternoon”. “It was 12:30, I don’t know how she took it and that’s my sentiment.”

Mr Osborne challenged others to have the courage and step forward and express their interest in taking on the position as Representative for the Ninth District.

Immediately following Mr Osborne’s announcement Representative for the First District and staunch member of the Virgin Islands Party Honourable Andrew A. Fahie made it abundantly clear that the views expressed by Mr Osborne were not necessarily those of the VIP.

“I want to say it early because it’s getting late in my political career, Devon is a VIP but I say like ZBVI, the views expressed are not necessarily those of the [VIP]...It was his democratic right, it was an open meeting. Virgin Gorda you are going to decide who you want. This wasn’t rehearsed… we heard it just like you… whether you send him or who it’s up to you,” said Hon Fahie. “I don’t want anybody leave from here thinking that was a set up… so Devon could say for himself,” added Hon Fahie.

During his opening address VIP new Chairman Hon Julian Fraser, RA (R3) told residents that it had come as a surprise to the VIP members when Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE, current Ninth District Representative had announced that he was not going to contest for that position come the elections period.

Much was spoken highly of Hon O’Neal’s contributions towards the development of Virgin Gorda during his lifetime as a politician, government leader and District Representative.

43 Responses to “Devon U. Osborne says he's ready to be 9th District Representative”

  • VG (19/06/2014, 09:08) Like (32) Dislike (4) Reply
    Devon go sit down
  • Yes (19/06/2014, 09:11) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    Jokes this morning, go on let him run, that's a sure seat for another party then.
  • Look at the picture (19/06/2014, 09:25) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Where are the young people? WoW!
    • Outspoken (20/06/2014, 07:59) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Do you really expect young people to be there young people don't follow those kinds of things if it was a jam then there would have been full
  • Oh dear (19/06/2014, 09:41) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    Mr, Obsbourne has passion for his country but little else. It needs a heavywight in the 9th. VIP even distancing themselves from him. oh lord.
  • Really (19/06/2014, 10:11) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    An aspiring representative is one whilst not in "power" hold meetings with the community to find out their concerns etc.....Mr. Osborne I dont See you nor hear from you in VG.
  • ccc (19/06/2014, 10:14) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Where tis crazy man guy going
  • wize up (19/06/2014, 10:17) Like (10) Dislike (18) Reply
    Now we finally see his true colors. No wonder NDP did not support his Latino Poker Run. Dr. Smith you did the right thing. Don't allow this man to shine under your watch.
  • good to great (19/06/2014, 10:22) Like (5) Dislike (16) Reply
    Good job Mr. Osborne. I am proud of you. You stood up and spoke with a passion. I admire that although Fahie used the disclaimer letting the public know that it was not stage or plan on behalf of the party, you stood up for what you believe in and you did well. You are a great person and some day and hope that Virgin Gorda and Anegada people can give you a chance.
  • Yeah Osby! (19/06/2014, 10:27) Like (6) Dislike (15) Reply
    Osby run At Large because the Virgin Gorda/Anegada people has been blind for 40 years. It will be a miracle for them to get sight and see who really would do them justice.
  • Strange (19/06/2014, 10:28) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    This guy is funny as hell. He needs to be careful with that Lime Light her seems to love so much. If he cannot manage a small latin poker run how in the world will he manage VG???

  • Ms. Valley, VG (19/06/2014, 10:31) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    Andrew can't speak for the 9th....we are looking at the choices. If we want him, aint nothing Andrew or Fraser can do about it. I know for sure, we want YOUNG BLOOD!
  • ABC (19/06/2014, 11:15) Like (22) Dislike (7) Reply
    YA,YA. Give him power and the next thing we would hear is he has approved $400,000. for the 2015 Porker Run.
  • wize up (19/06/2014, 11:15) Like (22) Dislike (2) Reply
    can you imagine this man in office; taking government funds for his poker run....he needs to stick with talking smack on that FM station !!!!!!
  • Political Expert (19/06/2014, 11:38) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    Devon needs a lot more maturity- he looks and behaves like a BIG KID- another 20 years- then maybe-
  • tola (19/06/2014, 11:41) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    Boy go sit down
  • Spanish Town don't Want VIP (19/06/2014, 11:42) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    The individual we wants to repesent the 9th District have to be more milletant than the 1st and 3rd District reps because they twist and turn our previous Rep we don't need to repeat that, Devon's a milletant Brother but weak in other aspects you knew better than what you did going in the Media booth and knowing that ZROD was not Accredited you could of sit in the back and do your do but no mr important just want to play politics we love honest people in VG were Honest people don't mix us up with your bangarong were vigilant
  • yes (19/06/2014, 12:28) Like (4) Dislike (11) Reply

  • ndp (19/06/2014, 13:29) Like (30) Dislike (7) Reply
    NDP will win that seat easily once they deliver the long awaited properly fitted clinic and enclosed basketball court. It would be the first real government initiatives that they got in decades.
  • Gordian to the Bone (19/06/2014, 16:11) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
    Mr. "NDP" Virgin Gordians will not be bought. The monies are our tax dollars that we have paid in to the Treasury to make a better life for us and our children. Gov. reps are only the conduits, so whether they do or don't do it is still the peoples' prerogative to take them out or let them stay, notwithstanding take my advice; " A still tongue keeps a wise head."
    • Mr Gordian (22/06/2014, 10:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Over the last 20 years you all were not been bought, you were given nothing. And now NDP has shown and interest to building up the Island you want them to take a back seat? Its not about buying out the people it is about give the people of VG returns and a fare share of the pie.
  • @@@@@@@ (19/06/2014, 16:42) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Can some body talk some sence into this guy head?
  • Dummy (19/06/2014, 17:46) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    can we please have someone who lives in vg and experiences the problems and can provide solutions.
  • ABC (19/06/2014, 19:11) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    This boy need help he seems to be sick with power
  • Virgin Gordian to the Bone (19/06/2014, 20:21) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Devon need a slice of humble pie. He is not political candidate material. He craves the spot light and does not care about anyone else but himself. He is too controversial a person and if he is anywhere on VIP ticket for the 9th district I am sure as hell not going to the poll. He is BAD NEWS for the VIP and politics in general. He was so hungry for the spotlight he convinced the former Premier to hire him as his press secretary and that turned out to be a huge mistake and didn't last long because he has no sense of protocol and respect for doing things the correct way. His most recent demonstration for complete disregard was in the House last week. For someone his age he is very immature and need to stick to what he knows which is "bigging" up himself and staying far far away from politics.
  • run baby run (19/06/2014, 22:40) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Run way he think the vip is a joke?
    • Herrow (20/06/2014, 08:08) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
      @ verging Gordian I agree Devon is a bit off point But why a you trying to destroy the individual if you can't give a Bly don't destroy him what you dont like for your self dont Give.if you coward @ss had to show your face you would be nibbling on your tongue Stop fool
      • run baby run (20/06/2014, 09:31) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        can you tell me where he is off point because that is the only part in your blog that make sense.
      • Virgin Gordian to the Bone (20/06/2014, 15:08) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
        To "Herrow" FYI blogging is all about the reader's opinion so shut your trap up. In life there is going to be good criticism and bad. Devon made a public announcement and I gave my opinion end of story. If you and others don't like it that is simply too bad.
  • hungry tummy (20/06/2014, 06:53) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    Your negative comments will not do any harm to Devon ambitious bold move. You are doing him a favor when you blog negatively and you don't realize it. He is making positive moves in life and you are trying to keep him down. Come let me give you something to eat and keep you calm.
  • mother hen (20/06/2014, 07:33) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why this moo moo do not go sit down eh?
  • Virgin Son (20/06/2014, 07:35) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply

    W...le Pe...e is a joke

  • hey (20/06/2014, 07:59) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
  • chicks (20/06/2014, 10:26) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Y r you critizing the man you haven't given him a chance you so blind you can't even c wat happening underneath your nose your negative thinking will not put him down he will jus keep on rising everytime u have some negative thing to say about him jealousy n bad minded take a look in the miorror bfor u try to put him down you retarded fool
  • time to talk (20/06/2014, 10:46) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    at some point in time i hope the vip big man dem fraser, cavin, willock, whitehead, jamsie, and the VG crew talk some sence in this man head
    • Jah Rasta For I (21/06/2014, 13:27) Like (1) Dislike (7) Reply
      The only BIG MAN there is "Yaweh" the creator of heaven and earth.

      Devon have my vote and many more other than those crooks.
  • AA (21/06/2014, 15:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is something else
  • bystander (21/06/2014, 16:23) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    I thought all the mad man has left the BVi or is another he must be mad who is going to vote for he up VG
  • Wille P (22/06/2014, 10:54) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    You all don't waste space on the ballet form please.
    • Willie Peelie (22/06/2014, 15:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      That's right people. Vote Devon and VIP all the way depending on who the candidates are. If they bring back them old foul well vote the best in.
  • advance (23/06/2014, 14:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The human mind can be very creative when it wants to be. Justifying any behaviour in the process. devon please stop while you ahead

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