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Hon Turnbull confirms link-up with PVIM

- says ‘loyalty cannot be bought’
Honourable, Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) aka ‘Mitch,’ confirms link-up with PVIM. Photo: VINO/File
“I am joining and have joined the PVIM, which is the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement,” Honourable, Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) aka ‘Mitch,’ said, referencing the new political party—with plans to take the Territory forward. Photo: VINO/File
“I am joining and have joined the PVIM, which is the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement,” Honourable, Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) aka ‘Mitch,’ said, referencing the new political party—with plans to take the Territory forward. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “There is no such thing as blind loyalty, loyalty cannot be bought,” the words of Honourable, Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) aka ‘Mitch,’ who continues to distance himself from the National Democratic Party (NDP), a group now facing treacherous times with the loss of key leadership members.

Following his resignation from the party on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Hon Turnbull, is now of the view that members in his former political allegiance, have reached a place where they feel they can now ‘buy loyalty.’

Loyalty not for sale

“That is absolutely clear that I am no longer with the NDP,” he said, affirmatively in an interview with TV Journalist, Ms Cathy O. Richards.

“I am joining and have joined the PVIM, which is the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement,” he pointed out, referencing the new political party—with plans to take the Territory forward.

“It’s a group of like-minded people… A grassroots organisation… People that want to take this country back to the basics, where the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) and the country, comes first,” the former NDP Officer/Chaplain revealed.

 “The beauty about the group so far, is that there’s a very good mix of people… there is some of the elder persons, as well as a great dynamic of younger people and I think that balance, in terms of advice, transition, [and] in terms of leadership… that’s what we’re representing right now,” Hon Turnbull said.

The PVIM, according to sources, started its organization about a month ago, following the Saturday, June 23, 2018, election of Honourable, Myron V. Walwyn (AL), as the NDP Chairman, replacing outgoing Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

VINO had previously reported that sources close to PVIM said, the party was form based on how many of the members felt the NDP congress was allegedly manipulated, to produce a win for Hon Walwyn.

In addition, several party members and political pundits have publicly accused the NDP of lacking transparency, integrity and accountability.

‘Head & body’ sick

Speaking on the PVIM, he disclosed, “our mission is simple, go back to the basics, go back to what it means to represent, to serve people… give the power back to the people and let them choose who they want.”

“For me, I am absolutely comfortable with this new group, the information, the transparency, the accountability, the conversations… From even before 2017—last year—my position is not to try to embarrass anyone.”

He explained, “...my position and the reason why I’ve been speaking up [publicly] is because I have been doing it privately.”

“Persons might have different views and I welcome their views… but if you take the time to listen to where I’m coming from… from being in this government now, and the things that you hear persons say… you have members leaving [NDP], there is something wrong… if the head is sick the whole body is sick,” Hon Turnbull said.

11 Responses to “Hon Turnbull confirms link-up with PVIM ”

  • JVD (19/11/2018, 10:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Look trouble
  • Undecided (19/11/2018, 11:18) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    Persons including myself would like to know when the so called leaders of the PVIM are going to stop hiding in the shadows and confirm that they have formed a new politicàl party. Is the purported leader afraid that he will be fired from his ministey position like Archibald Christian was? We are waiting for Mr. Skelton to tell us why he is leaving the NDP and why we should vote for him and his party in the next election. In the meantime, we wait patiently.
  • 2 (19/11/2018, 12:03) Like (26) Dislike (3) Reply
    Mitch need to go seat down you run for the deputy seat for the same party to talking bad about if something was wrong why you choose to be part of them if you and Ronnie had Win what would be your response you guys a to Power hungry
    • concern (19/11/2018, 13:18) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
      We all are entitled to our own opinions, however please "LISTEN" to point of views of each candidate and stop letting your personal views, gossip and rumors along with other influences make your decision to vote. We may not like a candidate personally, however ask yourself if what they want is inline with a productive Virgin Islands of prosperity for the future. Every candidate have to make a decision that best suits their conscience and beliefs its time we the person's/voters of the Virgin Islands start analyzing our candidates and decide who just wants a post or who are willing to help bring our country forward in a healthy wealthy and wise position for our future generation. Mitch made a good point when he said

      “our mission is simple, go back to the basics, go back to what it means to represent, to serve people… give the power back to the people and let them choose who they want.”

      “For me, I am absolutely comfortable with this new group, the information, the transparency, the accountability, the conversations… From even before 2017—last year—my position is not to try to embarrass anyone.”

      He explained, “...my position and the reason why I’ve been speaking up [publicly] is because I have been doing it privately.”

      Some candidates have a mild mannerism while others are like a BULL, always forceful and charging forward not bad but not good either BALANCE IS THE KEY.

      Remember vote for the person's who have our territory's best interest not who want to gain financially and is also power hungry.


      • PR Commercial (19/11/2018, 14:07) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
        I will not vote for him because I don’t trust him. Too bull headed, after April I hope to escape his tantrums! Let him try again in 2027, with maturity he should be better suited for the responsibility then.
  • wize up (19/11/2018, 13:06) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    this whole mixup mixup is all about self preservation because only a fool breaks his own heart: the territory is still hurting from the distruction from the 2017 hurricanes: now is time for good political leadership but see what going on: in 1975 the territory moves away from granting aid but 2018 finds us in the hands of the RDA
  • Strupsssss (19/11/2018, 13:09) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mitch need to go sit down if he got deputy he wasn't leaving NDP but the school children say he getting deputy under Ronnie so that's why he gone lol all of them power hungry
  • Liars (19/11/2018, 13:17) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
    Ronnie, Mitch and Archie a bunch a liars. Why run for second place in the NDP voting earlier this year? Make no sense Mitch you just a soar loser.

    You done start to lie imagine if you are deputy premier of this country?
  • Bull Dawg (19/11/2018, 14:34) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hmmmm........
  • NOTINGNEW (20/11/2018, 00:54) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    This young man will follow anyone. I knew this from the moment he got elected.
  • musa (20/11/2018, 05:47) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    vip get a good chance dag


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