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Hon Pickering reveals EE housing scheme plans

- said he will continue to fight to protect the environment despite the harsh criticisms
Denouncing naysayers that he is selling out the country, Deputy Premier and Seventh District candidate with the National Democratic Party (NDP) Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering has vowed to continue fighting to protect the environment “down to the last breath” and also revealed plans for a housing scheme and a park for senior citizens in his district. Photo: VINO
Speaking at an open air campaign rally in Greenland last evening, June 2, 2015, Deputy Premier and Seventh District Representative Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering denounced his critics as 'people who are talking foolishness' especially as it relates to works and initiatives that have been executed under his portfolio. Photo: VINO
Speaking at an open air campaign rally in Greenland last evening, June 2, 2015, Deputy Premier and Seventh District Representative Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering denounced his critics as 'people who are talking foolishness' especially as it relates to works and initiatives that have been executed under his portfolio. Photo: VINO
The campaign meeting was held in Greenland, East End on June 2, 2015. Photo: VINO
The campaign meeting was held in Greenland, East End on June 2, 2015. Photo: VINO
EAST END, Tortola, VI – Denouncing naysayers that he is selling out the country, Deputy Premier and Seventh District candidate with the National Democratic Party (NDP) Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering has vowed to continue fighting to protect the environment “down to the last breath” and also revealed plans for a housing scheme and a park for senior citizens in his district.

Foolish talk

Speaking at an open air campaign rally in Greenland last evening, June 2, 2015, Hon Pickering denounced his critics as "people who are talking foolishness" especially as it relates to works and initiatives that have been executed under his portfolio.

Referring to the several works that have been executed in the communities of East End, including Beef Island, he said, “Yet still we got people talking foolishness but we selling out the country, we who doing more than anybody else to protect this community and protect our natural environment and I will continue to fight with every last breath that I have, fight to protect our fisheries.”

Conchs & whelks disappearing

Endorsed by members of the audience, Hon Pickering alluded to the disappearance of conchs from the Red Rock area and the disappearance of whelks from Buck Island. “Everybody knows when you could have set fishpot off Beef Island and catch plenty fish, you can’t do it now but if we continue at the rate at which we going, if we continue to remove without protection, we soon wouldn’t have anything at all.”

Hon Pickering has been the subject of harsh criticisms by several members of the opposing side on the campaign trail and even his own constituents, for not having done anything for the District he was placed in office to represent. But, according to him, he has been focusing more on the bigger pictures.

“Despite all the criticism I get, despite all the venom that has been thrown against me by people in this community who I have grown up with, I will even work twice as hard to ensure that we protect the natural environment of this country because it is our number one asset and it is one that will sustain us in years to come,” he said.

New housing scheme on preserved Steven’s land

The Deputy Premier also came equipped to disclose plans for a housing scheme and a park for senior citizens in the Seventh District.

“In case you don’t know, the piece of land next to Sheebo right in front of Taxo over there is reserved by the covenants of the land that was given to the government by the Stevens’ family. Three acres of the land is reserved for a park in honour of senior citizens,” announced Hon Pickering as he alluded to housing plans for the community he said he had held back so he could deliberately announce last night.

He told residents that while a section of the land left by the Stevens' is specifically for the establishment of a park for senior citizens, two and a half acres of the land was reserved specifically for housing for locals.

The incumbent displayed a drawing, which he showed to those present, of the plans already made out for the development of that housing scheme. He said the design was done by Deon Crabbe and Deon Stoutt and it was the hope it would have gone to cabinet before elections.

“But the boss called elections before we had time to finish, but I guarantee you that one of the first things on the agenda for the next government when you send us back to the House of Assembly is going to be this project,” declared Hon Pickering.

Residents were told that already one person has committed to the construction of the first house out of his pocket for which he would be repaid when that house would have been sold. Hon Pickering declined to name the individual.

The design for the housing scheme allows for some 14 houses.

40 Responses to “Hon Pickering reveals EE housing scheme plans”

  • voter (03/06/2015, 09:46) Like (37) Dislike (11) Reply
    We are voting you out this time if the VIP left the country broke then how come you all still spending you all are a set of ///// VIP all the way to the HOA.
    • Servant Of The People (03/06/2015, 13:21) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
      "No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money." Matthew 6.24

      It seems that the smell of those white people money is driving him crazy. I was so impressed with the Done Deal minister before he made it up to the 16 years.

      He would have been much more productive in giving the constituents of the 7the District the representation that they deserve, if only he would have stayed out of the white people place up at Oil Nut Bay, Necker Island, ScruB and and LDB.
  • Annarette (03/06/2015, 10:02) Like (25) Dislike (3) Reply
    Boss stick to the issues. New projects need at least an estimated cost during election campaign time.
  • LOL (03/06/2015, 10:03) Like (39) Dislike (2) Reply
    "He said the design was done by Deon Crabbe..." Lmfao! I'll keep quiet and vote buddy
  • Try (03/06/2015, 10:10) Like (40) Dislike (3) Reply

    These houses would be for h*m and the Cr****s. They got all the work up East End. Pure Lie.

  • NDP heckler (03/06/2015, 10:12) Like (36) Dislike (3) Reply
    This is a hurried plan devised by 2 NDP cronies to make some quick big bucks.
  • ooooo (03/06/2015, 10:13) Like (39) Dislike (3) Reply
    i hope that the smart people in district 7 don't fall for this stupidness?
  • The Prophet (03/06/2015, 10:14) Like (43) Dislike (9) Reply
    Hurry up and take him out Maynard.
  • Fishing issue (03/06/2015, 10:33) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    I understand what Dr. P is trying to say about the fishing issue, but when you go about instituting policies that affect people's lives without consulting them first, then you are in the wrong. We do not live in a dictatorship, we live in a democracy. You have constituents at all levels of the population, yet all of them complain that you do not consult with your people. You "MAY" mean well, but you can go about all of this without being the Minister. Because its is clear that you may not have the requisite interpersonal skills necessary to be a leader
  • FFFFFFFFFF (03/06/2015, 10:39) Like (28) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is so stupid you really think the people of the Virgin Islands are blind. Finish the sewage, fix the roads stop blowing out crap just to get back in.
  • Dr. 16yrs Recap (03/06/2015, 10:40) Like (27) Dislike (1) Reply
    Let's do a recap of 16yrs in 7th District. Built a wall with picture to remind us we came from so we can know where we are going. Fix the road leading to the church he go to while main road is crap(Great Job). Built a hang out spot to decease the amount of young people live to see 30yrs(Thank You). Let's give him 4yrs to extend the Airport for his "White Friends" can have straight flights to their playing field. I see the bigger Picture now Dr that's why you going to take the back seat so you can see the smaller picture.
    • maynard fan club (03/06/2015, 11:00) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
      We don't approve of giving this fake pickering another 4 years.
      • Bill Clinton (03/06/2015, 20:35) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
        If you want to criticise Mr. Pickering for his policies, I have no problem with that; it is your right as a resident. Children often do not have a say as to the name they carry. If that is the surname that was given to him, please do not knock him for it. Consider Bill Clinton.
  • ooooo (03/06/2015, 10:57) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    is this another done deal?
  • reality (03/06/2015, 11:04) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    ....And who is paying for all this? Maybe your rich white friends we''re jealous of. Nuisance.
  • cay (03/06/2015, 11:04) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    after three long years of doing nothng he comes with this...for jah sake go sitdown cuban
  • yellow (03/06/2015, 11:51) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    in a few days doc wll be over oil nut with his rich white friends....
  • ndp (03/06/2015, 12:10) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    Even as an NDP supporter I am still voting Maynard and I am encouraging my fellow party supporters to do the same. At the end of the day it is country above all and I look at the way Marlon had improved his district and unified his people in such a short time but he has been there 16 years and has little to nothing to show for it.
  • heavdyd (03/06/2015, 12:19) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    you don't have to take out the doctor to prove a point vip does a lot for the average man my vote is vip al the way
  • facts man (03/06/2015, 12:25) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Everything the VIP have the NDP want copy- NDP got no real plan that explain was they did nothing for 3 and a half years
  • Mr. Plan (03/06/2015, 12:50) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    Pension plan--Minimum wage plan--Beach plan------Plan, Plan, Plan, Strrruuppess...After election Mr. Plans is dead and high fees and victimization raise up-----strrruuppeesss----Go sit down, give Olivine a chance
  • shaw (03/06/2015, 13:20) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    how can you put 14 houses on 2.5 acres? just sayin'. And that definitely won't help the environment with poor engineering, water runoff, trees cut down, etc. maybe the documents are for more PARK land and not lots of housing. Is he taking the promise for himself?
    • Scientist (03/06/2015, 16:23) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      Good questions shaw! To that I will add, what about the septic issues?
  • Check your roads bro (03/06/2015, 13:37) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ask the People your friends who do the road in Fat hogs bay a refund--All those Bachoes and big trucks spending weeks on the road---That's what we get a road like bread bake in yeast raising up.===All them East end people doing hussling the Govt...
  • what myrun said (03/06/2015, 15:34) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    "Please! I am begging, GIVE ME MAYNARD"
  • Len (03/06/2015, 15:37) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    “But the boss called elections before we had time to finish, but I guarantee you that one of the first things on the agenda for the next government when you send us back to the House of Assembly is going to be this project,”...

    NDP really think that we are fools! Why didn't the Honourable minister allowed you to finish the project then call election? Another political gimmick just to get votes.

    • Common Sense (04/06/2015, 08:37) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      That is is same thing I have been saying. The projects that they doing now could have finish within the next couple months and then no matter which party had come they would have had a lot of trouble getting them out. They call it not SNAP but it is. Historically SNAP elections are called when there are things not going right, the population is highly disgruntled and there are policies to be put in place that would impact them negatively. I think when they get back in there would be a cutting of jobs of the civil service and that NHI would keep in. So even that little break that they gave everybody recently with hospital fees would be eaten up by NHI fees. Tha don't mek sense at all. Where are the minimum wage, consumer and tenant/landlord protection laws? Oh they forgot to bring them. I suppose we going see some draft on the campaign trail now to say they start but we are not foolish. Our ears blocked straight to the polls. Fingers and eyes will speak
  • voter (03/06/2015, 16:23) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    How Pick get in 8th district business, what happen. I know Marlon can speak for himself.

    So what going on. Since when a district candidate telling us what he doing in somebody else district but his own.
  • Real Pickering (03/06/2015, 16:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    You sleeping or what. Business people do thing to make money, not just get money back. That is no incentive, unless you not telling us something.
  • Bill (03/06/2015, 16:58) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ha Ha we don't believe you! Them Crabbe ate there share well boi!
  • Hmm (03/06/2015, 21:02) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply

    And i bet them Cr***e will get the job to build. Just sickning!

  • lmao (03/06/2015, 21:32) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    this is so funny Doc I'm here cracking up why because u take we LONG LOOK people for fools it reminds me of a woman who like material things she mad with you so u by he some jewelry and things good again so 16 years you did absolutely nothing now today here comes the jewelry OIL NUT BAY in LONG LOOK LMAO we are not falling for that enough is enough man
  • DON Q (03/06/2015, 22:29) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Go spend time with your rich white friends...
  • Bye Kedrick (04/06/2015, 12:26) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sha na nahh na sha na nahh nah ayy ayyy ayyyyyyyy gooooddd bye Kedrick! JUNE 8th!
  • question (05/06/2015, 06:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So this tang going up long look or in marlon district
  • Real Talk (05/06/2015, 16:40) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    (21 questions)
    1) How could you say you care about the people who elected u and the only time they see you is election time and the rest of your time Oil Nut Bay
    2) How could you love your people when they cannot approach you
    3) How could you say you love your people and 16 years after Suzie, Kung fu, Flock Bull, kumbaya, Champy, etc still looking the same and eating meal a day
    4) How could you love your people and you don't tell them you love them
    5) How could you love your people when you continue to limit their opportunity to be their own boss
    6) How could you love them when you only see them as bush cutters
    7) How could u love them when you only mingle with a selected few and proud of your rich friends
    8) How could you love them after lying to them for 16 years promising them homes just like today
    9) How could you love them with so many of the unemployed?
    10) How could you love them when you only put them to work around election, August and Christmas
    11) How could you love them when they crying out to you for help and you ignoring them
    12) How could you love them you taking their land
    13) How could you love them when you encouraging them to go out miles away to fish and haven't made the right preparations for them to do so
    14) How you cannot take the land from the people who own long bay beach to develop it
    15) How you cannot encourage those young guys on the block to go long bay beach and sell food and drinks
    16) Why long bay beach have to be a park and not a place of business for opportunities, Cane Garden Bay can only hold so much
    17) How many parks do we need
    18) Why Kung fu eating out the garbage (only one meal a day)
    19) Why only now you fixing the roads
    20) Why only now the ideas
    21) How much more years do you need

    Maynard will do more for the people than u

  • Biggs (07/06/2015, 20:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dr. We sending you on leave with pay pending maynrad pefomance over the next 4 years


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