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Is Dr. Pickering out of Walwyn’s NDP?

Former Independent Candidate, Mr Hipolito D. Penn (at right), was chosen as the man to replace Hon Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), on Walwyn’s wing of the party for District seven. Photo: VINO/File
Many claim that both Dr the Hon Kedrick D. Pickering (R7)—the Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour—and new Co Leader of Government business, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), do not enjoy a good personal relationship. Photo: VINO/File
Many claim that both Dr the Hon Kedrick D. Pickering (R7)—the Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour—and new Co Leader of Government business, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), do not enjoy a good personal relationship. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The man who has represented the seventh district—Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering—from 1999 to current, under the National Democratic Party (NDP) banner (Walwyn’s wing) seems to have been forced out of the party.

Many claim that both Hon Pickering—the Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour—and new Co Leader of Government business, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), do not enjoy a good personal relationship.

Hon Pickering is a founder of NDP 1.

Dr. Pickering Out!

While Dr Pickering did not respond to Mr Walwyn’s imposed deadline a few months ago to say, if he was with the new party boss, it remains unclear who Dr Pickering will be running with, come next election. 

In an NDP 1 Executive meeting last night November 27, 2018,  former Independent Candidate, Mr Hipolito D. Penn, was chosen as the man to replace Hon Pickering, on Walwyn’s wing of the party for District seven.

It now means that Dr Pickering has been forced from the party and now has to make a decision of who he will run with.

Many speculate that he is with the NDP II—called Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM)—headed by former Minister, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL).

It remains to be seen, if Dr Pickering declares his hand, which will result in the collapse of the 'Smith-Led' Administration, since it will not be able to govern under the Westminster system of Government with a mere six seats.


13 Responses to “Is Dr. Pickering out of Walwyn’s NDP?”

  • the rock (29/11/2018, 15:41) Like (21) Dislike (24) Reply
    Dr Pickering is loyal to doc, not like the others, plus he got class and he is not a quitter.
    • island man (29/11/2018, 18:06) Like (23) Dislike (8) Reply

      Dr. Pickering, he may not like the new leadership of the party but he keep his dignity and loyalty to his party. He didn't turn around and shamefully put the party he serve with for many years in disrepute. I admire his man's principle... Skelton should take a page from his book and stick it on his forehead.
      You want out just honorable walk out.

    • Love for My Country (29/11/2018, 19:47) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
      I agree that Dr. Pickering is loyal to Doc. Who is Doc loyal to? it is obvious he is loyal to the founding members of the NDP? If truth would be told, those whom he seems to be loyal to are not loyal to him otherwise the country would not be in the mess it is in. One only has to look at our financial situation and all the scandals of mis-management. Check and see who caused these! Had they been loyal they would not have dis-respected the Doc this way.
    • hahah (30/11/2018, 01:14) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    • But (30/11/2018, 11:15) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      His leadership is underwhelming
  • smart (29/11/2018, 16:09) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
    saying goes that a still tongue keep a wise head. Yes Doc, let them all wonder. You no fool. Your loyalty is with Doc Smith (not necessarily means NDP). Thought #2, What's up with Mark, what's really up with Doc. Time will tell.
  • wize up (29/11/2018, 16:27) Like (7) Dislike (9) Reply
    after the good doc understood what really happened to his other affiliates, he stood his ground because even the smallest of child knows the drill with the doc(tcp all the way) but the doc won’t risk loosing his mandate as deputy....who in their right mind blatantly give a ruling role to sit with their backs against the road: one can ask the former chaps (how does it fells to be dethroned)....from a wheeler and a deal to a humble backbencher( how far is the top from the bottom).....later !!!
  • chad (29/11/2018, 16:30) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    First of all we can’t at this point conclude that he is forced from the party. He had options like the rest and he has chosen to stay for whatever reason. Secondly NDP 1 not having a full slate who they have for district 1
  • Interested (29/11/2018, 17:54) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    What dethronement are you talking about ? They are just lame duck ministers until elections.Nothing will be accomplished by any of them
  • musa (29/11/2018, 21:15) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    Great job ndp
  • A man (29/11/2018, 23:42) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well he on the ticket for NDP II so what is the question?
  • Watchfull Eyes (30/11/2018, 07:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is interesting, big men acting like primary school children and the people suffering and paying for it.

    since NDP1 bypass Dr. Done Deal is because he no longer with them and all of them know that including the Dr. that he so loyal to.

    NDP 2 Know that he with them, but making no noise

    Dr. Done Deal knows he is with NDP 2, but not resigning cos he so loyal to the next Dr and don't want them to dissolve the house cos all of them will be without their fat check, and he Dr. Done Deal will be asked or will be fired as minister. It might also mean another primary schooler from NDP 1 would jump the floor to the new opposition and form the government because then it would be 7 opposition and 6 NDP. Can you see the confusion and caios in our BVI, natures little secret???

    Well now we no more little secret, because mouth open and all the secret is revealed in corruption, disloyalty and crookedness. We are watching cos as soon as they dissolve the house you will know who is who. Imagine Action Man take back his word saying the people want him, want him what and who the people?? Time will tell.
  • Political Observer(PO) (30/11/2018, 08:44) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Yes, Dr. Hon KPic (D7), MLRS, and co-founder of NDP, will probably not be on NDP ticket for the next general election due by 16 April 2019. It is an open secret that the Hon Walwyn, chairman-elect, and Hon KPic do read from the same script (School chiren say). What are KPic options? He can run independent or align with another party, ie, VIP, PUP, PVIM.....etc. Of course, if he wins as an independent, he can still caucus with the NDP......etc.

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