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‘I am NDP & not going anywhere!’ – Dr Kedrick D. Pickering

-slammed persons for spreading rumour that he was allegedly leaving the NDP for the VIP with a promise of Premiership
Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr the Hon Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) debunked rumours which said that he was leaving the National Democratic Party (NDP) for the Virgin Islands Party and said that Premier Dr the Hon D. Orlando Smith could rest easy when he travels as he as acting Premier in Dr Smith’s absence “is going nowhere.” Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr the Hon Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) debunked rumours which said that he was leaving the National Democratic Party (NDP) for the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and said that Premier Dr the Hon D. Orlando Smith could rest easy when he travels as he as acting Premier in Dr Smith’s absence “is going nowhere.”

He was speaking during today’s December 15, 2014 sitting of the House of Assembly during the budget speeches.

“A lady pulled me aside and whispered in my ear and asked me a question: ‘Dr Pickering what is it I hear about you leaving the NDP to join the VIP because they offer you Premiership?’ and I answered her in the affirmative…absolute nonsense! And I want to say it publicly…whether it is people in my organization saying it or outside of my organization,” Dr Pickering said.

“Dr D. Orlando Smith and I have been working together since 1986 and we have been working together over the past 22 years on a daily basis. We went through some rough times in that operating room in the wee hours of the morning,” he said.

“Nobody can understand that [and for] people to use me and talk foolishness…” he said.

“I have the greatest of respect for the Leader of the Opposition [Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE (R9)] and people see my relationship with him and talk about I going to join the Virgin Islands Party?” he asked.

“Those who are perpetuating it and trying to cast aspersions on my character I want to say publicly, stop that foolishness. I ain’t going nowhere,” he said.

“When Dr Smith leaves this country and the Government appoints me acting Premier he could sleep wherever he is. I am an original member of this organization…I ain’t going nowhere. Ain’t nothing anybody could offer me. I want to make that clear and hope that this rumour dies down,” said Dr Pickering.

25 Responses to “‘I am NDP & not going anywhere!’ – Dr Kedrick D. Pickering”

  • ranting (15/12/2014, 13:00) Like (28) Dislike (2) Reply
    Can someone tell me what the continuous ranting this morning on ZBVI by the 6th District Rep was all about? It is time that ALL of the political people mature. I don't care what NDP do from what VIP didn't do. We have real problems man. It was quite sickening.
  • Hmm (15/12/2014, 13:00) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    WOWWW . That's a clear message.
  • cay (15/12/2014, 13:24) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    He think fraser will ever give up premier
    • facts man (15/12/2014, 15:13) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
      for real fraser will rather die that give that up for pickering, fahie or ralph
    • Response (16/12/2014, 05:05) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      No. Dr. Pickering is smarter than that. Fraser cannot give up what he does not have and may never get.
  • who did it (15/12/2014, 13:36) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    he better blame the likes of mvw and others for this not the VIP...
  • Final for Now! (15/12/2014, 14:13) Like (25) Dislike (3) Reply
    That's right Doc! Keep them thinking! Especially the bald head Minister!! He trying to push you out.
  • ooooo (15/12/2014, 16:39) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    both M&M started that rumour
    • wize up (16/12/2014, 06:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      hello ooooo; listen, talk the ting; who is M&M???? i promise, you will not have any problem with immigration(who is M&M)......
  • qc (15/12/2014, 16:51) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Last I checked his own party does not want him so why will the VIP take he????
  • ooooo (15/12/2014, 16:54) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    lebron said the same thing to the miami heat that he was not going back to cleveland
  • george w touch (15/12/2014, 17:15) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    more political games when we are to hear about the budget...The taxpayers never win. We who Work hard, follow the rules and get laughed at by the HoA...waste of time
  • under the bus (15/12/2014, 17:19) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    This article should remind us of what is really going on in Road Town while we are passionately focused on the NDP and VIP deeds guys are signing combya
  • teacher john (15/12/2014, 17:21) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    This budget process is designed for corruption. No hearings on major provisions just three days, no identifiable authorship for several provisions and no backbone from those we elected to protect us
    • ha (15/12/2014, 20:58) Like (0) Dislike (7) Reply
      Just because Fraser didn't score any points it's bad? He was a quiet mouse today I wonder why. The ship is sinking as raja admitted a few days ago.
  • wize up (15/12/2014, 19:04) Like (1) Dislike (12) Reply
    well said Dr; why would should anyone in their right-mind join the VIP..the VIP is very disorganized
  • vip (15/12/2014, 21:18) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Come back home prodigal son!
  • ndp fanatic. (15/12/2014, 21:59) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    poor vip going down the drain and now there are spreading rumors. mr pickering will never leave ndp no matter what. big laugh......
  • cnn (16/12/2014, 01:20) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    More strong rummers
  • Chance (16/12/2014, 11:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    IS A WOMAN LEADING THE NEXT ELECTION SO LET THE MEN FIGHT AMONG THEMSELF.
  • Oooooooooo (19/12/2014, 14:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    He is no asset to the VIP, in fact I think for the most part he is embarrassing at times. So he has nothing to offer another party.


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