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‘I am ready!’- ‘Roxie’ Romney declares

- promises to address crumbling infrastructure of Road Town
Assuring that she has learnt much from her father the late Chief Minister Cyril B. Romney, Virgin Islands Party candidate for the Fourth District JoAnn ‘Roxie’ Romney declared that she is ready to step up to the challenge and become the next Representative. Photo: VINO
VIP's Fourth District candidate JoAnn 'Roxie' Romney speaking last evening. Photo: VINO
VIP's Fourth District candidate JoAnn 'Roxie' Romney speaking last evening. Photo: VINO
A section of the audience last night. Photo: VINO
A section of the audience last night. Photo: VINO
Another section of the audience at the meeting. Photo: VINO
Another section of the audience at the meeting. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Assuring that she has learnt much from her father the late Chief Minister Cyril B. Romney, Virgin Islands Party candidate for the Fourth District JoAnn ‘Roxie’ Romney declared that she is ready to step up to the challenge and become the next Representative.

She was speaking at the Bandstand in Road Town, Tortola last night May 21, 2015 as the Virgin Islands Party train continued to charge on.

“I have always been taught that to whom much is given much is expected. This is why I am here tonight. I stand here before you tonight to let you know I am ready,” she said.

VIP an easy choice

The prominent entrepreneur said the Virgin Islands Party was an easy choice for her as it is and always has been a party of inclusion. This is borne out by the diversity of the slate of candidates on the VIP ticket, many believe.

Romney refuses to listen to naysayers

Romney shrugged off statements that she is too business oriented to be suited for a representative of the people. “Some have said that I am too business oriented to be a servant to my country when I am ready now,” she said.

She said she has spent a lot of time listening to the people of the Fourth District. That is what I have been doing over the last few weeks and that is what I will continue to do throughout this campaign."

“I will not listen to the naysayers and I will certainly not listen to my opponent. I will listen to the people in this community,” she said.

Romney said that a handout today without the certainty of tomorrow is not what public service should be. She said that empowerment is what allows people to control their destiny.

The VIP has plans

Romney said that her vision for the Fourth District is to have a district that is properly kept, healthy and with adequate infrastructure. She said too that the Fourth District must be commercially driven to proudly reflect the capital of the Virgin Islands

She said that there is need for infrastructure upgrade as well as the construction of essential facilities in various locations. “The NDP will say that they have Peebles Hospital and Crafts Alive, but what about other places in Road Town such as Lower Estate, the Softball Field and Festival Grounds,” she asked.

She cited the very bandstand where the meeting was taking place was not complete and said that the VIP would be committed to finishing this project. She promised that the VIP would construct restroom facilities and enhance the playground area so that families can come out to visit. Romney said too that the VIP would finish the Queen Elizabeth Park, calling this one of the unfinished projects of the NDP.

She promised that her Government will pay attention to landmarks with a view to having them be used as tourist attractions and that Road Town will become a vibrant business centre.

34 Responses to “‘I am ready!’- ‘Roxie’ Romney declares”

  • i from here (22/05/2015, 09:18) Like (35) Dislike (44) Reply
    Where crumbling ? Mark got the 4th under control thanks!

    You, Walters and Rajah will get the most licks in BVI Political History!
    • TRUTH PLAYER (THE ORIGINAL TRUTH PLAYER) (22/05/2015, 13:32) Like (24) Dislike (11) Reply
      TO I FROM HERE: Obviously, you don't live in Road Town, or perhaps you are very,very blind! Have Eyes and Shall Not See!

      Mark has the 4th under control all right, or so he seems to believe! That is perhaps why he has not done anything Nada, Zippo! Although not much, Hon Archie Christian tried to clean up the town. Re-electing Vanterpool would be a nightmare. I for one don't want to live through that.
      • nonsense (22/05/2015, 15:44) Like (19) Dislike (4) Reply
        Mark Vanterpool is our Minister of Comms and Works and took his job seriously. To say he hasn't done anything in Road Town is a big damn lie! The National initiatives like Crafts Alive, Cruise Pier expansion and complex, sewage works, road works have all positively affected the 4th District. You would rather him pour concrete all over the district just to say he did something, like Fraser does in the 3rd? IF Fraser took care of the entire Territory when he was in that Ministry, like Mark is doing now, we would have a VIP Government in power for a long time. To say Mark has done nothing is pure rubbish!
        • Truth (23/05/2015, 05:48) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
          Something was done in each district. Sad thing is that $21plus million debt that was left in limbo from 2006 caused a muck. More muck now cause we dig another hole with the cruise pier. But we busy building savings funds while the country crumbling. A country cannot progress effectively without its people.
  • ooooo (22/05/2015, 09:21) Like (38) Dislike (30) Reply
    this is a breath of fresh air in the 4th...i am sick of smelling the sewage and lemon scent that the action man dumped in the ghuts
    • SMH (22/05/2015, 11:25) Like (24) Dislike (18) Reply
      Give it a rest (we all know it's the sea weed we've been smelling)
      • hello (22/05/2015, 12:39) Like (16) Dislike (9) Reply
        Is that the scent of sea weed there under the ghut by the stop light at treasure isle
        • @hello (22/05/2015, 14:31) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply

          That is actually a private business dumping liquid waste in the £$%^ Ghut. That has nothing to do with government but rather a nasty business/individual who chose not properly dispose of their waste!!!!!

    • Ljj (22/05/2015, 11:55) Like (11) Dislike (7) Reply
      OK, what have you personally done to uplift the community - your community???
      Less talk.
  • YES! (22/05/2015, 09:34) Like (55) Dislike (37) Reply
    Send him santo domingo to play with his kids.
    • T (22/05/2015, 09:51) Like (28) Dislike (3) Reply
    • Yes (22/05/2015, 10:08) Like (38) Dislike (14) Reply
      Most of those ministers are on a breeding spree.....The streets will talk the rest.
      • i from here (22/05/2015, 10:28) Like (26) Dislike (40) Reply
        At least they can breed, unlike them on VIP!

        DWL !!
        • lmao (22/05/2015, 10:49) Like (22) Dislike (12) Reply
          Like them VIP who don't like children
          • dem say (22/05/2015, 14:40) Like (17) Dislike (6) Reply
  • qc (22/05/2015, 09:47) Like (30) Dislike (20) Reply
  • chad (22/05/2015, 10:20) Like (52) Dislike (24) Reply
    That crowd looks like they were forced to attend that rally. Jesus piece. lol
    • voter (22/05/2015, 10:48) Like (10) Dislike (13) Reply
      Lol, Usual cowbirds most not even voting in the district.
    • ooooo (22/05/2015, 11:24) Like (21) Dislike (6) Reply
      our crowd will come out on june 5th and 8th...remember that huge motorcade the NDP had?
    • vip (22/05/2015, 11:25) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
      We had to put it live on TV because the people afraid to get victimized.
  • Voter Too (22/05/2015, 11:32) Like (20) Dislike (19) Reply
    This is a FRESH START . Vote RR, Vote Roxie, Vote VIP
    • spell check (22/05/2015, 12:23) Like (51) Dislike (14) Reply
      You mean False Start. What has she done in the 4th District? When was she ever in the heart of the 4th District and among the people before Mid-May? She will get beat worst than Audley. He wasn't a people person and they will treat her the same way. To unseat Mark you need to come good, REAL GOOD!
  • facts man (22/05/2015, 13:32) Like (15) Dislike (37) Reply
    A vote for the ndp is a vote for the uk to take over the bvi
  • ghuts sis (22/05/2015, 14:17) Like (7) Dislike (8) Reply
    Mark is coming good we don't know roxie when town out water where she was the ppl in the #4 know mark and the ppl of the NDP sorry for she hahaha
  • Crimestopper (22/05/2015, 14:53) Like (9) Dislike (10) Reply

    People of the Virgin Islands. Now is the time to X out corruption and fraud in our 4th district. The power in your hands. The Road Minister will garner votes because of the society he built around him. The boys on the block will vote for him because he help them r*pe this country. It sound harsh my people. Look around the 4th drugs, crime, fraud, stealing, guns, killing young people going to waste. Road Minister is just that road building roads our young men are dying and fallen to drugs and crime. Road Minister smiling through our roads. When you vote ask yourself if who you voting for is a positive product a good leader. Road Minister too c*****t to see what he's doing to the country. Make your X count to a crime free BVI.

    Roxie countribute to the tourism Road Minister contribute to he p*****t and c******n. Make your X for country.

  • MHL (22/05/2015, 14:59) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    Miss Romney heads up you look the part. No one comes into the Political arena perfect. As we go along we learn from our pass and wished that we had done things differently. This is surely a time for reflection. Best wishes. If you are not successful I hope we will see you again. I know you will come out of this a better person.
  • Honorable Roxie (22/05/2015, 15:23) Like (15) Dislike (10) Reply
    Honorable Roxanne Romney Minister for Health and Social Development
    • Hon. Rox 2 (22/05/2015, 18:30) Like (13) Dislike (9) Reply
      I prefer have her as minister of tourism--we need action--we need results we need someone who understands the business--someone who is respected and taken seriously
  • ABC (22/05/2015, 16:37) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    One cannot but understand why the TT man has to win this election. If he goes down so will Kmark just like Lambert. I don't know how he would explain that to TICO.
    • lord-o (22/05/2015, 18:36) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
  • Ears (22/05/2015, 18:16) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    I know you are ready--I like you--start planning for next election--This one is not for you--I think you will win the next one--hanging--stay in it--don`t give up.
  • we all win (22/05/2015, 18:27) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
    Can`t afford For Mark to lose--We need those crazy sales--better than St. Thomas--The best sale--savings--savings--savings--When he win--He will shut rite down for two days---sale--sale--crazy sale.
  • Truth (24/05/2015, 10:01) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    The current rep for the 4th has forgotten the 4th District is made up of more than Road Town. All other areas in the 4th (Long Bush, Botanic Station and Lower Estate) have been neglected these 3 & 1/2 years with the exception of a wall going up in lower estate and one on the way to Long Bush as a last ditch effort to give people the impression that he doing something. Waste of time is and babble for talk is what he is.
  • local guy (27/05/2015, 15:37) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply

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