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“I don’t think so” - Ronnie W. Skelton on running again

-PVIM got only 1 seat following the 2019 General Elections in the VI
Chairman of the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM – NDP2) Ronnie W. Skelton has given indications that he is over with seeking political office in the Virgin Islands (VI) but has committed to working to build his party. Photo: Facebook
Mr Skelton made the announcement yesterday, Tuesday, February 27, 2019, during a press conference at the Movement’s headquarters. Photo: Facebook
Mr Skelton made the announcement yesterday, Tuesday, February 27, 2019, during a press conference at the Movement’s headquarters. Photo: Facebook
Only one candidate from the PVIM made it into the House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Melvin M. Turnbull aka “Mitch” was re-elected as the representative for District two. Photo: Facebook
Only one candidate from the PVIM made it into the House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Melvin M. Turnbull aka “Mitch” was re-elected as the representative for District two. Photo: Facebook
FISH BAY, Tortola, VI - Chairman of the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM – NDP2) Ronnie W. Skelton has given indications that he may be over with seeking political office in the Virgin Islands (VI) but will commit to building his party.

Practical

Mr Skelton made the announcement yesterday, Tuesday, February 27, 2019, during a press conference at the Movement’s headquarters where all the candidates who contested the 2019 General Elections were present and he made it clear that his uncertainty is not based on his loss at the poll. 

“I don’t think so. It’s just a matter of being practical in life. I am a very practical person,” Mr Skelton commented.

He said, “I see Bernie Sanders running at 77. I don’t know if I can do those things, but I leave that for the future of the party and the decision, the movement. I won’t make that decision now. I can’t tell you yes, I can’t tell you no.”

Mr Skelton, a founder member of the National Democratic Party (NDP 1) who months before the elections broke away and formed his own party, placed seventh on the list of Territorial At-Large candidates with 2,639 votes in the Monday, February 25, 2019, Virgin Islands (VI) General Election.

Assistant Role – Skelton

But in the meantime, Skelton said that he is focusing on assisting party members in the furtherance of the party.

He said, “We believe that our country and people must come first on the agenda. Any form of corruption must be eliminated, so I will continue to work with my colleagues here and the PVIM to build an organisation, get more new candidates to contest the next General Election,” he said.

On the other hand, Mr Skelton is confident that if he had more time to build the party and campaign, they would have done better at the 2019 polls.

“I think if we had a lot more time we would have been a lot more successful, but that is history now... The majority rules, whatever the majority says should happen, will happen. While we are disappointed with the results, we must accept the democratic system, that the majority rules.”

One seat PVIM

Only one candidate from the PVIM made it into the House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Melvin M. Turnbull aka “Mitch” was re-elected as the representative for District two.

Mr Skelton said that following the VIP victory he did call the new Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and congratulated him.

9 Responses to ““I don’t think so” - Ronnie W. Skelton on running again ”

  • god is good (27/02/2019, 10:58) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
    Congratulation Mitch.
    You are a good man.
    God don't sleep.
  • ABC (27/02/2019, 11:22) Like (9) Dislike (13) Reply
    like MVW you should not run again
  • VI bonified (27/02/2019, 12:13) Like (11) Dislike (39) Reply
    Shut yuh rass Ronnie! Every year after election you sing the same tune. You had need to step down from long but never realized the greed in you til now.
    • Really (27/02/2019, 14:24) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
      You sound like you were looking a handout and Ronnie said No. Sorry, Ronnie does not play when it comes to Government money! You obviously don't know this man or you wouldn't be talking such garbage.
  • Interested (27/02/2019, 13:36) Like (15) Dislike (7) Reply
    What part of Ronnie is greedy. You people just open your mouths and spout folly. Ronnie is not perfect but is one of the few politicians with integrity.I wish him the best in whatever he decides to do,He is a very successful businessman.If he decides to run again and I am alive,he will have my full support.
  • Dont Go (27/02/2019, 14:22) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
    Dear Ronnie:

    Please don't go, don't go, don't go away
    You came into our lives and one thing I know is true
    The Virgin Islands is blessed to have someone as wonderful as you
    Please don't go, don't go, don't go away

    Love and Respect you always,
    Virgin Islands
  • Charley Rose (27/02/2019, 17:29) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hon. Ronnie Skelton I want to wish you a happy retirement from politics as I stated before the General Elections. Hon. Fraser was very fortunate to escape retirement. However, may God be with you. You should have spoken out against your government and the situation would have been better for the country. As a result the voters gave you a retirement.
    • melting pot (02/03/2019, 05:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      forming a party while you are in a party is the most deceptive and dishonest thing one can do and did not sit well with many. then after that he fought for opposition showing even more that he was hungry for power. God saw...the people saw and we retired him even tho we know he good with money those moves were just down right nasty.
  • st (28/02/2019, 04:48) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    He cared more about being loyal to mr zzzzz and their wickedness than moving away for the people


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