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Hon Archibald C. Christian apologises to those he offended

- also said he has worked hard for the people even though he was not frequently in the news
National Democratic Party (NDP) Territorial At Large candidate, Honourable Archibald C. Christian has apologised to anyone he may have offended during his term as Territorial At Large representative. He said he has also worked hard as an At Large representative without a portfolio even though he may not have frequently been in the news or made headlines. Photo: VINO
Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (left) and fellow At Large candidate Hon Archibald C. Christian. Photo: VINO
Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (left) and fellow At Large candidate Hon Archibald C. Christian. Photo: VINO
The ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) launched their Territorial At-Large candidates on Saturday May 16, 2015 at Sir Olva Georges Plaza in Road Town. Photo: VINO
The ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) launched their Territorial At-Large candidates on Saturday May 16, 2015 at Sir Olva Georges Plaza in Road Town. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – "I pledged that I will continue to speak the truth at all times dealing with your matters, and that I did. I may have offended some persons along the way, but tonight I sincerely apologise if I did.”

This came from the National Democratic Party (NDP) Territorial At Large candidate Honourable Archibald C. Christian at a time when his colleges of the NDP have been taking full swings at the Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser, RA who shortly after being elected to the position in his party asked not to be judged by his past.

“Now what they going say to that, they don’t want we forgive Julian Fraser and he come now apologising for offending we, is the same thing. All make mistakes and a man 5, 6 years ago is a wiser man now,” one woman standing in the background was overheard saying.

Her colleague also chimed in saying, “Tell we it is ok to forgive Fraser and we going forgive you too. These people in politics two-headed man.”

But while the background comments continued throughout the session of the launch of the NDP’s At-Large candidates on Saturday May 16, 2015 at Sir Olva Georges Plaza in Road Town, Hon Christian continued with his address to the greater audience as he said the notion and perception that politicians the world over are not trustworthy is most unfortunate. “But tonight I stand here to tell you that I will be truthful, and I will deliver to you in my dealings at all times.”

He further said, “There were instances when I encouraged everyone to put aside their party differences and pleaded with all to work with us in the best interest of our country, and this I will continue to do.”

According to Christian, while he may not have made the headlines or breaking news as often as some of his colleagues, no one can dispute the fact that he did work hard.

Contributed to debates in HoA

Speaking to some of his works on behalf of the people of the territory, Hon Christian said he contributed extensively in the House of Assembly by debating just about every Bill and Motions’ brought before the House of Assembly, including those that were aimed at strengthening the territory’s finance and tourism industries, protecting the environment, and reducing crime.

“With the passage of the BVI Electricity Amendment Act of 2015, which now allows for persons to provide other sources of alternative energy, I will be advocating for alternative sources of energy – be it solar or wind, to provide electricity so that you can finally get reduced cost on your electricity bill.”

He said once given the opportunity he would work even harder over the next four years to ensure that he gives the best representation as an At-Large candidate without a portfolio.

18 Responses to “Hon Archibald C. Christian apologises to those he offended”

  • xxxxxxxx (18/05/2015, 15:46) Like (30) Dislike (6) Reply
    He better just enjoy the three weeks left salary
  • TRUTH PLAYER (18/05/2015, 15:47) Like (19) Dislike (5) Reply
    Would be great if some of your colleagues in the NDP try modelling their beh.aviour after you,
  • ooooo (18/05/2015, 15:59) Like (22) Dislike (8) Reply
    bye! bye! archie
    • Yea? (18/05/2015, 16:28) Like (6) Dislike (34) Reply
      Who will beat Archie? Alvin? Lorie? Irene? Bunbury (LOL)? Sharie? Dawson? Please. If Zoe or Shaina ran at-large then Archie would have been beaten. Irene may come close but she will not beat him because VIP voters will also vote NDP at-large like they always do.
  • jokers (18/05/2015, 16:34) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
  • Quennie (18/05/2015, 16:43) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    You cant handle the truth Bald Xtian.
  • roots (18/05/2015, 18:12) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply

    Remember your roots. .been ungrateful to your roots is disrespectful to your ancestors. .people fought and speak up and died for you and others like you to be where you are.

  • kids (18/05/2015, 18:49) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    Archie enjoy your last weeks you and your big talks strupes
  • Xxx (18/05/2015, 19:00) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Little too late my boy
  • ... (18/05/2015, 19:21) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Archie go home
  • Xxxx (18/05/2015, 20:10) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Open confession is good for the soul. Who is next?
  • ONE TERM (18/05/2015, 23:27) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Archie will join the likes of Malone and Flax.
  • Voters (18/05/2015, 23:28) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    You shoulda never walk off the job!
  • An Employer (19/05/2015, 06:09) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    NDP we the ppl hired you to work for us on a contract for FOUR YEARS you have not done what you were hired to do you were rude and arrogant in your office doing and saying what you want yo do in the HOA we spoke to you you still didn't listen like you did in 2003-2007.
    Now you broke the contract dissolve the office (HOA) and you are pretending that you are sorry and want us to hire you back for another 4 years? No Ndp as Donald Trump says (YOU ARE FIRED)
  • Josh (19/05/2015, 09:32) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    archie your days are nobured you were the NDp wip remember how they treat oj alvern and michael when they did not win watch that enjoyy your last talks you know that NDp is not a good party but you still continue to run your mouth for them Happy sailing
  • Looking on (20/05/2015, 08:22) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    DR. Smith tell Marlon and OJ stop buffing up so becuz they going to burst.

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