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'I will always be for the 99 percent'- Zoe J. Walcott-McMillan

- said she refused offer to join NDP team as she does not subscribe to their philosophy
Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate for the Fifth District Zoe J. Walcott-McMillan slapped down and dismissed any inkling that she was interested in joining the National Democratic Party (NDP) though she said she was approached by them. Photo: VINO
Zoe J. Walcott-McMillan was at the time speaking on June 3, 2015 in Capoon’s Bay at Honourable Andrew A. Fahie’s (R1) campaign meeting. Photo: VINO
Zoe J. Walcott-McMillan was at the time speaking on June 3, 2015 in Capoon’s Bay at Honourable Andrew A. Fahie’s (R1) campaign meeting. Photo: VINO
CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate for the Fifth District Zoe J. Walcott-McMillan slapped down and dismissed any inkling that she was interested in joining the National Democratic Party (NDP) though she said she was approached by them.

She was at the time speaking on June 3, 2015 in Capoon’s Bay at Honourable Andrew A. Fahie’s (R1) campaign meeting. This was in response to an advertisement allegedly by the NDP which suggested that Walcott-McMillan might be harbouring a consideration about joining them.

“A number of them have come to me and I have emphatically shut down any thought process, or any concession that I have an interest in their philosophy,” she said.

“I was approached by a gentleman who was encouraging me to their way of life and I said I don’t know if it is the perfume that I am wearing but if that is the case I need to stop. Because it is not like I am shadow boxing with you all. I do not subscribe to your philosophy,” she recounted.

According to Walcott-McMillan, the young lady who accompanied the man asked her what she meant by that and seemed upset. Walcott-McMillan said she told her she’ll explain in a way that she could understand.

“I said you have Delores Christopher (R5) and you have Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6) and their party treats them as if they are inconsequential because they don’t look like you,” she said. “I said they are not your brand of success,” she said.

She told them that she will always be for the underdog. “I will always be for the 99 percent because when the 99 percent is doing well the one percent will always do well.”

Walcott-McMillan believes that the current politics is too toxic for the Virgin Islands and stressed that while it is the policy of the VIP to conduct a clean campaign, this does not mean that the party will shy away from defending its image when it is necessary to do so.

She noted that everyone from the Virgin Islands Party is always said to be crossing over to the NDP every elections campaign. “Every election Andrew leaving…then I heard ‘All Out’ [Elton L. Sprauve] leaving to do to the NDP, ‘Juggy’ [Elvis J. Harrigan] leaving to go to the NDP. Everybody in this party leaving to go to the NDP,” she said.

Over the past weeks, the NDP has been in overdrive with their statements against members of the VIP, especially the Chairman of the party Honourable Julian Fraser RA, who has been the target of their attacks.

28 Responses to “'I will always be for the 99 percent'- Zoe J. Walcott-McMillan”

  • Well said (05/06/2015, 14:13) Like (45) Dislike (53) Reply
    I like your stance, please keep it that way and do what your heart has told you to do.
  • hill (05/06/2015, 14:23) Like (52) Dislike (57) Reply
    yes zoe it is time that our district get some representation not a chech em not a callme and other excuses from the now representative she only liiks out for a few free, par ans Zoe I hope you win ans put ms. pee where she belongs so she can qeep quiet it is time for a change in the fifth district and no more trading secrets
  • 5th district (05/06/2015, 14:56) Like (74) Dislike (128) Reply
    Zoe we cannot trust you like we did in 2007 and make Julian Fraser Premier of this country,sorry but we are voting NDP all the way. Call back next election.
    • period (06/06/2015, 07:11) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
      Why is Fraser so hated. He has to be a chosen vessel. Only Jesus Christ was hated more. If God be us, who could be against us. Fraser loves his country.
    • RedStorm (06/06/2015, 23:38) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      If you analyze this, you are a strong woman,you will well represent the territory, with either party. Put all the crap aside, the young people will get more leverage in the territory in becoming their own individual, they will better able to governor themselves. You have wonderful ideas, I still waiting to see that Drag Race idea come alive. But, your time will come when either two things happen, put aside all personal feeling of what you think the party is about and get on the band wagon, so we can get some project going. Or you can wait until the people believe in the other party and vote them in, it might be a long time, or a short time. But I know wherever you are you will make remarkable stride.
  • for real (05/06/2015, 15:27) Like (55) Dislike (57) Reply
    I am a 5th district voter, as much as I want to give you an X Zoe I cant, Just the thought of Frazer being Primeir is a might mare. I would have if Andrew was head
  • 1 of the 99% (05/06/2015, 15:45) Like (37) Dislike (41) Reply
    VIP ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bad association (05/06/2015, 16:10) Like (47) Dislike (46) Reply
    No Zoe. We are keeping what we have. The government is working why would I want to change that based on propaganda
    • Shady Times (05/06/2015, 21:06) Like (14) Dislike (17) Reply
      No! The government is NOT working. Why were they FORCED to call snap elections? Much more in mortar than pestle.
      • @Shady Times (06/06/2015, 02:55) Like (4) Dislike (9) Reply
        Ohh you though they were going to stay there taking lick from Fahie and Fraser spreading poison like they did in 2007 and not take them on, correct? Andrew Fahie launched political ads for 3 weeks into 2015 and they did it night after night and day after day so DR Smith said you want it lets go for it. Now they got what they want they crying?
  • Street reporter (05/06/2015, 16:25) Like (37) Dislike (34) Reply
    Zoe you are my friend, I know you well, I like you. You should have refused to run under Frazer leadership, you are a strong and opinionated lady--Frazer is loved for his good work as an opposition member-- but hated as a leader..that is where you and VIP chances evaporate in thin air.
    • Small (05/06/2015, 21:12) Like (18) Dislike (16) Reply

      Why you all talking so bad about Fraser. he is a good person and everybody can't join NDP so you all need to give her you all support and stop calling down Fraser. He might shock a lot of you all.

  • dem say (05/06/2015, 16:30) Like (23) Dislike (14) Reply

    ...BUT YOU PREFER TO VOTE A NDP TEAM THAT IS DECEITFUL AND WHO ARE PROUD OF THEIR RICH WHITE FRIEND. WHO ARE SELLING OUT OUR COUNTRY AND DR, SM*** WHO PRETENDS LIKE HE HAS HIS HEAD IN THE SAND. HE IS THE WORST ONE BECAUSE HE KNOWS BETTER BUT THE MONEY TOOOOOOO SWEET!

    • Youth (06/06/2015, 23:06) Like (0) Dislike (9) Reply
      What is wrong in having rich white friends. Stop the jealousy and love. We are one people when we excel be happy and stop thinking evil that will develop into hatred. May God be with you all. Stop the hatred for politicians, they all do the same thing. They are friends and you want to make enemy
  • jokers (05/06/2015, 18:18) Like (11) Dislike (7) Reply
    WHEN YOU HAVE DR. SMITH FOR YOUR HEAD MAN IF THE REST OF THE MINSTERS SAY HE IS NOT DOING RIGHT AND HE HAVE TO STEP DOWN HE HAS TO STEP DOWN
    • Street Jokes (05/06/2015, 19:18) Like (8) Dislike (13) Reply
      jokers---hahaha--You make me laugh. Doctor Smith will step down with a smile--Frazer won`t-- he will put up a real fight,
    • HMP (05/06/2015, 19:30) Like (11) Dislike (8) Reply
      Dr. Smith done know those piranhas he there between.
  • De Wisher (05/06/2015, 19:31) Like (7) Dislike (19) Reply
    I hope---I wish, and I would like to see these 4 candidates win at-large--Dr. smith, Dr. Dawson. Mr. Walwyn and Ms. De Castro--- this is a good balance of youth, brilliance, good heart, and experience---good for the country- at-large is what interest me......Who ever wins, I want it to be a 5 to 8...or 8 to 5---Keep the balance--no monopoly.
  • REALLY CONCERNED! (05/06/2015, 19:40) Like (16) Dislike (15) Reply
    ZOE, PLEASE STOP IT!
  • ?Strupes (05/06/2015, 23:22) Like (13) Dislike (12) Reply
    Zoe go sit down!
  • VG Realist (06/06/2015, 00:10) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    Speak truth to power Zoe. Don't mind the naysayers.
  • Just observing (06/06/2015, 01:07) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    God is in control.
  • wondering (06/06/2015, 13:18) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    So if Fraser doesn't win the 3rd district how can he become premier if the party gets majority of the seats, am I missing something? Just want to know
  • voter (07/06/2015, 07:37) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    If the people put in the NDP to control the HOA the people of the VI will regret it for the rest of their lives especially the young people the doctor is not a leader PICKERING is a done deal the lawyer is a //// VANTREPOOL is another //// you all want get rid of the VIP then who leave to watch those sharks people be very careful chose wisely this snap election should be enough to wake up who were asleep.
  • Me (07/06/2015, 21:16) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ugly individual......inside out.
  • captnpete (08/06/2015, 19:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    no matter which party gets power, the people of this island have to realize that prosperity comes with hard work and not hand outs


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