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Hon. Fraser wraps up campaign on high note [Photo-slide Included]

Supporters greet Hon. Fraser as he awaited the arrival of the motorcade in Sea Cows Bay. Photo: VINO
Supporters of Hon. Fraser prior to his rally in the 3rd District last evening. Photo: VINO
Supporters of Hon. Fraser prior to his rally in the 3rd District last evening. Photo: VINO
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- If there was anything to further boost 3rd District candidate Julian Fraser’s confidence a day before “D Day” it had to be his grand motorcade that rolled through the district in full party atmosphere last evening, November 6, 2011 before ending in the vicinity of the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School for his final rally before polling day.

The music, horns, cheers, chants and waves started around 6 p.m. in front of the Delta Gas Station in Pockwood Pond, preceded to Sea Cows Bay where it meandered along various streets as persons gathered along the roadway or stood from their porches, waving as the procession passed.

Tina Turner’s “Simply the Best”, which is Hon. Fraser’s campaign song, “Rally around the VIP” and probably the most popular song for the entire campaign season “We Voting Zoe”, had the participants of the motorcade and even persons along the roadway in a party mood. The motorcade, which was organised by the Youth Movement of the 3rd District then made its way to the venue for the rally where Hon. Fraser was on spot to greet his happy supporters before making his final address to them before polling day today November 7, 2011.

He once again reiterated his many accomplishments in the District and the Territory at large and also rolled out again his plans for the district if elected including the Sea Cows Bay Harbour Development Project, which he laid out to the people via a big screen to dispel the allegations that the project was only going to benefit a particular land owner. He said there was no way that a project that was so spread out could possibly benefit one person alone. He also made it clear that the project was not a private one and that Town and Country Planning simply issued a stop order to the wrong entity.

Hon. Fraser also said the sidewalk and the retaining wall in the District, which he built and which have come under heavy criticism from the National Democratic Party (NDP) were needed projects and that the opposition were being insensitive to the people of the District by saying otherwise. According to Fraser, he has always tried to do what was best for the District and would continue to do so if re-elected.

The water plant at Baugher’s Bay, Hon. Fraser said was also a major task accomplished outside of the District in his capacity as Minister for Communications and Works. He said he was given responsibility of a rundown facility, “pure rotten iron”, but was able to convert it into a plant that is now pumping 1 million gallons of water per day while it is now saving government some 3.7 million dollars a year. “And if you elect the NDP as the next government of the Virgin Islands that plant is going back to Ocean Conversion...I am here working for you, they are there working for them.”

He also asked the C class shareholders of Ocean Conversion where their dividends were and said if his wife was collecting any, he was certainly not aware of it. He said, however, that as soon as Biwater completes its project, shares would be available to the people. “And if my memory serves me right they are not going to be A, B and C shares and you are going to get dividends and after 16 years that plant that will put out some 2.3 million dollars a day, and will be the property of the Government and you the people of the Virgin Islands.”


Meanwhile, the incumbent representative used the opportunity to thank all his supporters and urged them to “Vote VIP all the way” today. Among those that came in for big thanks was the Youth Movement of the 3rd District, who he said he was very proud of especially for putting on the motorcade.

If re-elected today, Minister Fraser, who is known as the “Liberator” for breaking the monopoly on telecommunications in the Territory, will be assuming his fourth term as representative of the 3rd District. His challenger is the youthful Kevin “OJ” Smith, who is running on the NDP slate.

8 Responses to “Hon. Fraser wraps up campaign on high note [Photo-slide Included]”

  • making sports (07/11/2011, 08:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    fraser bouy me hope you bring tis ting home for dey mail man not playin
  • kool (07/11/2011, 10:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • lats rain (07/11/2011, 11:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    hope yall enjoyed because tomorow oj gon b ur leader
  • Yes Sah! (07/11/2011, 13:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well Fraser when you done trunce um please look out for the lil hot gyel under Myron......dont leh he too use she. To start off send her somewhey for education.
  • each one (07/11/2011, 14:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    fraser all the way..i just voted an hot the right spot bam
  • WATCH IT!!!!!! (07/11/2011, 17:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    ayo stop deh wid dem motorcade, cuz some ah dem, eating, drinking, blowing (their horns), laughing, shouting with you, but where they REALLY need to be with you they don't, so like the yardie dem does say "nuh watch nuttin" at the end of tomorrow we'll know who the crowd was really for.
  • fox (07/11/2011, 17:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    look people at the 3rd distrcit poll meybouy
  • If You Scared Go To Church (08/11/2011, 09:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well if you look at the pic this man Fraser have the criminals backing him...somebody have to represent the criminal element.

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