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Henry O. Creque quits BVIEC for NDP Political Career

Deputy General Manager of the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC), Mr Henry O. Creque has tendered his resignation to pursue a political career. Photo: VINO/File
According to our sources, Mr Creque is said to be running as one of four At-Large Candidates with the Myron V. Walwyn sect of the NDP. Walwyn is accused of pulling persons from critical and key positions in his quest to become Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI). Photo: Facebook
According to our sources, Mr Creque is said to be running as one of four At-Large Candidates with the Myron V. Walwyn sect of the NDP. Walwyn is accused of pulling persons from critical and key positions in his quest to become Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI). Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Deputy General Manager of the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC), Mr Henry O. Creque has tendered his resignation to pursue a political career.

Reliable sources within BVIEC told Virgin Islands News Online (VINO), that the move comes as the National Democratic Party (NDP) is scheduled to launch their campaign tomorrow, January 5, 2019. However, VINO is yet to see an official press invitation or release regarding the launch.

According to our sources, Mr Creque is said to be running as one of four At-Large Candidates with the Myron V. Walwyn sect of the NDP. Mr Walwyn is accused of pulling persons from critical and key positions in his quest to become Premier of the Virgin Islands (VI).

Principal of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS), Ms Sandy M. Underhill along with Mr Trefor A. Grant are among those now with the NDP.

Job above self

Creque is credited by sources in the BVIEC for putting his job above self during the period he worked with the BVIEC.

 “No one can throw stones at him… He did his job and even more than he should have. Most times, he is out their heels on heels with the field workers ensuring that the job is done expeditiously and professionally,” they said.

“He is always studying now and advance methodologies as it relates to this job and the company will surely miss him.”

The source who requested to remain anonymous added, “I for one and I know many of the other guys are not happy with his switch, though we also know he had a lot of fight down silently in here and in that same government he [is] going with. But I personally don’t think with the gentle personality Henry has, he should run for politics it will destroy him like it destroyed Dr Smith.”

Mr Creque is the stepson of out-going Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) and is the only biological child of out-going First Lady, Mrs Lorna G. Smith.

He is also the nephew of Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4).

18 Responses to “Henry O. Creque quits BVIEC for NDP Political Career”

  • WOWW (04/01/2019, 11:24) Like (24) Dislike (18) Reply
    She should his behind electricity sorry to say because he, Sandy, Nor Trevor not getting, Poor Sandy now gonna be a cashier at j&c when she loses, Mr Grant not stay in pageantry not politics... I’m sorry I loved NDP but this atlarge team weak...
  • hello (04/01/2019, 11:26) Like (51) Dislike (20) Reply
    His step father Dr smith told him run lol... He’s a nice guy but I’m sorry buddy because if I vote for you is benefiting Myron.... Not speaking for nobody but myself and my family of more then 60 we don’t want Myron nor the NDP win election 2019... Sorry Henry but I just can’t
    • Music (04/01/2019, 13:48) Like (20) Dislike (19) Reply
      So you control how your large family vote? Is that democracy? Sounds like dictatorship to me.
    • the rock (04/01/2019, 18:03) Like (7) Dislike (14) Reply
      Ite ok i will vote for Henry, my intire fsmily will too!
    • Yes (05/01/2019, 08:20) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      It’s actually funny that he or she has a family of 60 people (huge family) and knows how they all are going to vote. I think they meant family of 6.
  • ... (04/01/2019, 11:46) Like (29) Dislike (17) Reply
    Dead on take off keep your job deman
  • me (04/01/2019, 12:12) Like (15) Dislike (11) Reply
    We like u henry but not who you rolling with. Me and the family of 37 can vote and only 9 of us are voting, the rest want nothing to do with politics or politicians anymore. 7 out of 9 are against walwyn so not sure how this gon go.
  • Jimmy smith (04/01/2019, 12:51) Like (17) Dislike (16) Reply
    Hello, you got a family of 60 persons and you are making like you can control their vote, boss you can only control yours barely. Stop spewing foolishness and deal with issues facing us.
  • hello (04/01/2019, 15:19) Like (14) Dislike (37) Reply
    We don't care if ayo voting or not we voting for Myron. He was always the biggest vote getter in the elections. He can deliver himself in public and out of public. He helped a lot of ayo Tola dumb ass children get a little educaton because ayo own was not looking out for them, look @ the teachers he helped and a lot of them was against him. Tortola people afraid of people when they are great on what they do. Their biggest talk is we born here and they still killing their own.

    He will get my vote he and his team. Everybody has a choice. The boy is GREAT
  • family (04/01/2019, 17:33) Like (8) Dislike (26) Reply
    I will convince my family of 200, including them from St. Thomas to vote for you Henry and the NDP team.
    • @ family (04/01/2019, 19:02) Like (25) Dislike (3) Reply
      You seem to have a family of sheep. Nobody thinks for themselves, they just follow blindly wherever you lead?
  • John (04/01/2019, 17:47) Like (3) Dislike (10) Reply
    Why everyone that is running for election is quitting their job, just Mr Kye Rhymer Is not quitting his job from Dmv.
    Can someone look in to this. I think Mr Rhymer is playing a very smart game.

    Please look in to this man . The goverment needs to look in to this
    • Enquiring Mind (04/01/2019, 19:21) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
      Why not also ask the government to look into the millions and millions of taxpayers' dollars, which have not been accounted for, hence the serious delay in the same government repairing the public buildings devastated by Hurricane Irma, and not really speaking of the lack of emergency assistance by the government to residents in the wake of the 2017 Hurricanes?
  • Hmmm (04/01/2019, 18:03) Like (24) Dislike (10) Reply
    Can’t manage a power plan how can you manage a district?
  • oh yea (05/01/2019, 08:52) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
    Well my family of 500 will be supporting Henry....
  • Diaspora (05/01/2019, 19:13) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    The VI is a small locale with a small economy and by necessity a major direct and indirect employer. The action requiring a civil servant/statutory body employees to resign his/her position is archaic. It limits interested, highly qualified personnnel with government operations experience from standing for elected office, unless he/she vacates the position(s) held. This action needs to be looked at and a procedures put in place that allows civil servants run for office without having to resign from government positions. The pros outweigh the cons of civil servants running for elected office while government employees. This is not an endorsement of Mr. Creque’s alleged candidacy; it is an opinion on current policy.
  • @Diaspora (06/01/2019, 09:57) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    @Diaspora, are you a civil servant hungry to run but fraid to take that leap? No pain no gain. How will the process of letting civil servants run for elected while government employees work? Where else is this done? Would the BVI be a trend setter in this area? How would the conflict of interest be managed?


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