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June 17th, 2015
‘We knew the odds were against us’ – PEP President Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – President of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru stated that, despite the fact the party only managed to put together a slate of five candidates, it pressed forward in the elections standing on its principles.

May 18th, 2015
‘Early elections call has left a bad taste in many mouths’- Elford W. Parsons

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- Addressing some 150 persons that turned up at his campaign launch at the Cane Garden Bay Park on Sunday May 17, 2015, Second District candidate on the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) slate, Elford W. Parsons laid out several ideas he has for the Second District, including to boost tourism in areas like Brewer’s Bay and to empower youth through information technology, however, he said he wanted a 'shared vision' for the district as he wants to do what the people wants.

February 26th, 2015
‘Corruption must be more broadly defined’ – Hon J. Alvin Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Honourable J. Alvin Christopher (R2) said that corruption must be more broadly defined so that it could include the failure to follow the country’s laws so that someone benefits, for example in the awarding of contracts.

February 24th, 2015
‘PEP ticket to be revealed at the right time’ – Hon Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Honourable J. Alvin Christopher (R2) said that the party will at the right time make an announcement with regards to who its candidates are for the upcoming elections.

January 28th, 2015
‘I have always declared my interests!’ - Hon J. Alvin Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Honourable J. Alvin Christopher (R2) said that he has always declared his interests yearly as is required by law and that he ensures that this is done, even if he is a little late.

January 27th, 2015
'The Truth must be told in the upcoming Campaign' - Hon J. Alvin Christopher

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Honourable J. Alvin Christopher (R2) said that for the upcoming elections his party intends to run a campaign based on offering solutions but acknowledged that there must be a place for truth-telling, whether or not it is well received, since people need to know what happened.

November 26th, 2014
‘Fix the ferries!’ – Caller on PEP Radio

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Government needs to look into the ferry services that provide transportation among the islands of the Territory and to and from ports in the United States Virgin Islands as their deterioration is hurting tourism.

November 25th, 2014
‘VI Govts not thinking of the future!’ – Caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller into the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) lambasted both the incumbent National Democratic Party (NDP) and the previous government led by the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) for not doing enough to bring into reality an upgraded airport capable of handling long haul flights given the importance of tourism to the Territory.

November 3rd, 2014
‘No to projects using cheap expat labour!’ – Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – President of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru said he is against developers who want to build hotels and other projects here using cheap overseas labour saying this is not the model that should be desired for the Virgin Islands.

October 9th, 2014
‘Hotel industry, elderly being neglected!' – PEP PRO Lorie A. Rhymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Lorie A. Rhymer believes that the Territory has neglected the hotel industry along with its elderly, some of whom retire from the industry without any monies.





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