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‘Have General Election now’ - Carvin Malone

Senior Consultant to the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Carvin Malone is calling for General Elections in the Virgin Islands to be held now. Photo: VINO/File
Mr. Claude O. Skeleton Cline, host of the radio show Honestly Speaking asked Mr. Malone about his take on when elections should be held on his July 3, 2018 show. Photo: Facebook/File
Mr. Claude O. Skeleton Cline, host of the radio show Honestly Speaking asked Mr. Malone about his take on when elections should be held on his July 3, 2018 show. Photo: Facebook/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The drum beat of residents, the media, civil society, Opposition Members including Hon Julian Fraser RA, political aspirants Julian Willock and many others, in calling for the people to go to the polls now to get a fresh mandate, is getting louder.

The most recent call came from businessman and senior consultant to the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Carvin Malone, who was on Tuesday July 3, 2018 speaking on the radio programme Honestly Speaking.

The former President of the VIP said when asked by the programme host Claude O. Skelton Cline when an election should be held, he answered in no uncertain terms:  “Immediately…Now.”

NDP accountable to no one

Mr. Malone proffered an argument that we were experiencing a National Emergency. He stated that “the National Democratic Party Government continues to miss constitutional dates to ensure proper financial accountability, proper audited financial statements that can be held up in the sunshine and transparency and accountability for several projects that’s running millions of dollars.”

Just yesterday July 4, 2018, Opposition Member Hon Julian Fraser RA, (R3) while fighting for residents in his district over the water issues, told a local radio station that Premier Smith must admit the “government has collapsed and have become useless in addressing the needs of residents.”

Where is the Governor?

Mr. Malone also blasted the United Kingdom appointed  Governor Augustus A. U. Jaspert and noted, “if our Governor is found to be wanting in keeping in line with his constitutional duties, he too is subject to being recalled.”

The businessman further stated, “Every post in our constitution needs to work and that’s not happening.” 


9 Responses to “‘Have General Election now’ - Carvin Malone”

  • Mighty is our god (05/07/2018, 12:07) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    In the name of Jesus I am calling on the lord to watch over the bvi all the years I have lived I have never seen nothing like this Tortola is too too small for corruption please folks please stop Erma did us bad didn't anyone learned a lesson
  • NICK (05/07/2018, 17:38) Like (30) Dislike (0) Reply
    have election to elect who? have candidates been named
  • wize up (05/07/2018, 18:44) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
    the country broke yet so many via to run it!!! As a business man which one you will take over a broke business but change might be a good thing
    • Lard have mercy (06/07/2018, 22:37) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Wize- up, Dr. smith will, he look at a broke airline and pump 7.2 millions into it
  • voter (06/07/2018, 08:44) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    I agree we need all 13 gone and a new lucky 13
  • Ok now (06/07/2018, 09:38) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    A puff of hot air.
  • wize up (06/07/2018, 09:51) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    I personally subscribe to the theory that the majority must rule: the people should have a great say as to who represents them at the district level and the at large level: I personally think gone are the days when we as voters should put up with who a given political group says will represent our district: 13 persons should not be making influential decisions for over 30 thousand people: I clearly overstand the current political system but we need some changes: we not back in the 50s it’s 2018!!! Our people are more intellectual
  • yrral (07/07/2018, 15:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why do these politician delude themselves,they are living under their ruler Elizabeth,Obama will probably be the most powerful man of African heritage to rule a country in the world,in a lifetime

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