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‘I’ll reach across the fence’-Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull

- promises to serve all the people of the Second District
Newly elected Second District Representative Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull thanked everyone who voted for him in the 2015 general elections, saying that they wanted change and that he is committed to serving the needs of all the people in the district whether or not they voted for him. Photo: VINO
Part of the gathering at the celebration. Photo: VINO
Part of the gathering at the celebration. Photo: VINO
Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Ronnie W. Skelton lending support to Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull. Photo: VINO
Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Ronnie W. Skelton lending support to Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull. Photo: VINO
Sixth District Representative Alvera Maduro-Caines offering her words of support to Turnbull. Photo: VINO
Sixth District Representative Alvera Maduro-Caines offering her words of support to Turnbull. Photo: VINO
CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – Newly elected Second District Representative Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull thanked everyone who voted for him in the 2015 general elections, saying that they wanted change and that he is committed to serving the needs of all the people in the district whether or not they voted for him.

Turnbull held a victory celebration yesterday June 13, 2015 at the Cane Garden Bay Park where he sought to show appreciation to his supporters.

“To the people of the Second District, Cane Garden Bay and Brewer’s Bay and Jost van Dyke…We won at every single community within the district, that is something that has never been done before,” he said.

He said the people that did not vote for him, “the election is gone and I am willing to serve all of the people. I am going to reach across the fence whether you are VIP, PEP or LMNOP.”

The political newcomer also thanked the team that worked behind him which made the change possible. He said that it was a team of rookies who knew nothing of politics but who were eager for change.

“They came together and they joined me and they supported me and all of this that you see right here tonight is because of them.”

Turnbull emerged victorious in the district after garnering 600 votes and beating out Elford W. Parsons of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) and Rajah A. Smith of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

“We have a lot of work to do Second District and we are going to do the work together. It is not about me. It has never been about me. It is about the entire community,” he said.

Turnbull succeeds J. Alvin Christopher of the People's Empowerment Party (PEP) who opted to run At Large instead of in the Second District.

36 Responses to “‘I’ll reach across the fence’-Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull”

  • just saying.. (14/06/2015, 10:06) Like (9) Dislike (38) Reply
    One termer....
    • voter (14/06/2015, 11:08) Like (23) Dislike (2) Reply
      Like You guys said about Archie. Please sit down and get a life
      • eye see (14/06/2015, 15:45) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
        what happened to the holliday ,the next day after election skelton promise.?
        • @eye see (14/06/2015, 16:57) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
          He must have been shamed by what the observers said they saw, if they have shame? Cheaters never truly wins you know! They bought their own first place ribbons, Who does that??? True Losers!
      • Street reporter (15/06/2015, 06:29) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
        These NDP Candidates should have a large Photo of Frazer hanging on their wall that says--"THANK YOU"
  • JACK BE STILL (14/06/2015, 10:41) Like (14) Dislike (26) Reply
    Ndp thief the election....
    • wize up (14/06/2015, 11:42) Like (24) Dislike (5) Reply
      @ jack be still: it is evident that supporters of the VIP voted against them in the 2015 elections: the Virgin Islands Party was soundly beaten in their respective districts also soundly beaten at large: the only strong hold the Virgin Islands Party have in this entire territory is the first & third districts...not even VIP supporters wanted them in office(just look at the results).. after all of that chat during their rallies and only came home with 2 seats clearly say the people of our community had no interest in a Virgin Islands Party administration (2 out of 13 is a failing grade in any subject much less for a party that have been around for over 30 years)....come back 2019 soon come!!!!!
      • @wize up (14/06/2015, 13:08) Like (5) Dislike (17) Reply
        2019? If UK don,t request a bi-election after receiving evidence of this bought 2015 election?
        • wize up (14/06/2015, 14:06) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
          @wize up: request your bi election.... VIP already have the Governor's contact info they have been submitting request after request, WHAT is one more.....talk!! talk!!!: the VIP I knew back in the day was a power house( It hurts me to see what a strong political party have now become(a set of cry babies) keep running to the white boy in the white house(Hon Stoutt was a champion and VIP was the people's party)...
          • @wize up (14/06/2015, 15:57) Like (1) Dislike (11) Reply
            You must be a very bad fortune teller...who said that I was a VIP supporter? No one likes a cheat! We need to take this to the international press. Let's see how the governor will handle it then. The observer saw the greed and electorial corruption in this place. There is no disputing that! Greed won this election! Disgraceful!
      • Truth Sayer (14/06/2015, 15:39) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
        wize up how I agree with your comment. The people spoke at this election and it was that they did not want VIP or Julian Fraser as their Premier. The results at the polls were overwhelming and even in District Three where Fraser won his seat, it was a mere win. Of all the Districts races, District 3 was the closet run. And VIP should stop talking about NDP 'thief' election for in the Third there is apparently lots of evidence of wrong doing.
        • wize up (14/06/2015, 16:40) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
          @ truth sayer: I supported the VIP for the past 35 years; this new VIP brought nothing of substance to the table in 2015: my long term associates and I went with NDP for this one......
    • @Jack be still (14/06/2015, 16:51) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      ...and as these bloggers but it the NDP thief it fair and square, 'and with the Lord's Help'. When God done with them!!
  • 123 (14/06/2015, 11:08) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    dem say he slepp jvd and the rest tis history...well saw money talk
  • BVI Prince. (14/06/2015, 11:14) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    Revive music Fest--exactly where it started--no prejudice, no bias. Exactly where it started, same set up,. then you are the man. If you get Bruno Mars, Lionel Richie, Beres and Buju fresh out of jail your first time around--you will be BVI Prince. We would love you more.
    • LOL... (14/06/2015, 20:46) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      I wonder why he calling on Mitch to get BuJu fresh out of jail for the Music Fest? He fitting right in on all of this worldly mess. I guess he can buy his freedom. Just starting out and people already seeing his ways.
  • apple (14/06/2015, 11:15) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    where is the phtos minsiter?
  • Jane (14/06/2015, 11:20) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    vip made a big mistake by putting rajah in that race...what a blow out SMH
  • Second Dristricter (14/06/2015, 13:03) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    Victory Celebration? I'm in the second district and wasn't aware there would be one. Anyway, congratulations to Mr Turnbull.
  • Voter Too (14/06/2015, 13:46) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Sure thing to do to assist all,those with you those against you and those sitting on the fence. I wish you the best of luck in your first time endeavour and be a man to your words otherwise the bigger Man above gonna deal with you
  • voter (14/06/2015, 14:28) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
    IT IS SO DISGUSTING EVERY TIME ANYONE OF THE NDP GOVERNMENT SAY OR DO ANYTHING POSITIVE SOMEONE WITH HIS OR HER NEGATIVE BLOG ABOUT NDP THIEF ELECTION PEOPLE VOTED FOR PROGRESS AND CANDIDATES OF THEIR CHOICE. GOD BLESS YOU HON. TURNBULL.
    • @voter (14/06/2015, 16:02) Like (5) Dislike (15) Reply
      Because he won disgracefully! God don't bless evil deeds!
      • Sick (14/06/2015, 17:02) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
        WHOEVER YOU ARE YOU NEED JESUS.
        • @sick (14/06/2015, 17:58) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
          You will know them by their fruits. He bought he blessings! Shameful!
        • Well Well Well... (14/06/2015, 18:20) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
          I guess the UK Observers need Jesus too, All the God fearing Christians in the community who knows this young man bought his votes through contracts and money need Jesus? Up is down, wrong is right. I guess we in a twilight Zone!!

          Woe to those who call evil good and good evil... Isaiah 5:20

        • @sick (14/06/2015, 19:26) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
          Then the observers need Jesus too, all the God abiding citizens in the community who did not sell their votes need Jesus? Up is Down, Right is Wrong. We must be living in the Twilight Zone this election.

          Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Isaiah 5:20
      • voter (14/06/2015, 19:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        dislike
  • just saying.. (14/06/2015, 15:07) Like (9) Dislike (15) Reply
    I still maintain ndp must go
  • go Mitch (14/06/2015, 16:00) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Turn up the district with action like the action man and the people can't get you out again. Young and fresh blood you will bring new vision. Hold on to God my brother and stand for what is right even against the odds in the party.

    Hold on and God will fight for you congrats
    • @go Mitch (14/06/2015, 16:42) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      I don't know which god you are referring to, maybe the gods of greed and corruption because Jesus do not bless greed or the deed of bribing votes. ( He punishes people for that stuff.)
  • Not My Fence. (14/06/2015, 17:12) Like (10) Dislike (12) Reply
    If you 'reach across my fence' I will have to release my dog knowing that a thief just entered my property. (Cause to bought votes and stole this election.)
  • voter (14/06/2015, 21:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

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  • Well Well Well... (15/06/2015, 19:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    He just t**** all them votes now he wants to reach across our fences again people?...give the 2nd district a change to recover man! LOL...



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