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I am enthused about building this great little nation- Hon. Dr. Pickering

Dr. Kedrick Pickering at the swearing in ceremony for cabinet members. He was sworn in as Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The conduct of voters at the November 7, 2011 polls seems to have further motivated Deputy Premier and 7th District representative Dr. Kedrick Pickering to serve the people of the Territory!

The Acting Premier, speaking on NDP Radio on Monday November 21, 2011, praised the people of the Virgin Islands for their good conduct at the polls and said he was motivated to build the Territory.

“I think that we should all be proud of ourselves. One of the observes was so taken aback that there was absolutely no violence, people seemed to be getting along in the lines and chit chatting to each other and there weren’t any signs of anger and discontentment amongst people. I think that augurs well for our future and I am enthused about building this great little nation as we move forward.”

The joint observer mission to the Virgin islands had said the Virgin Islands enjoys an enviable reputation of having a well-run electoral process and just as enviable for having a citizenry that believes in the fairness of that process.

“Such national confidence in the system allows for the free exchange of views that are the hallmark of a democratic process at work”, were the words of the Joint Observer Mission that came to the territory for the 2011 General Elections.

Leader of the Joint Observer Mission Ambassador Rudolph Collins had said the mission concluded that there was nothing untoward- unconstitutional, illegal or otherwise-that took place, which could be construed as having a significant influence on the outcome of the elections.

“We were satisfied with how the entire process was conducted. In the circumstances the Mission wishes to affirm that the will of the people of the British Virgin Islands was fairly and freely expressed in an open democratic process during the national elections 2011.”

The Joint Observer Mission was led by Ambassador Rudolph Collins, former Chairman of the Elections Commissions in Guyana and included Mr. Eugene Petty, former Supervisor of Elections, St Kitts and Nevis, Ms. Mignon Bowen from the CARICOM Secretariat, Guyana, Mr Conor Burns, Member of Parliament (MP) and Mr Thomas Docherty MP from Westminster, UK, Mr Alex Downie OBE Member of the Legislative Council (MLC), Isle of Man, and Mr Leon Gallienne, Deputy from Guernsey.

6 Responses to “I am enthused about building this great little nation- Hon. Dr. Pickering ”

  • public information (26/11/2011, 10:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    please most of us in the 7, 8 and 3rd distrcit knows the thinhs done by some NDP suppoetrs to steal the election and that is a fact because they are talking like parrot now!
    • registered architect (26/11/2011, 14:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      i second that motion coming from the third but we give them their reward
    • LOL (26/11/2011, 16:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Do somthing legal about it and stop the useless blogging.
    • billy b (27/11/2011, 08:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      and what did the VIP did to win it in 2007??????????? Member what happened to sharky from long bush who was found in the incinerator???
  • in the news (27/11/2011, 11:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    cuban for president

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