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JVD residents shun NDP politicians

- upset that the NDP Gov’t turned a blind eye towards them until election season
Several residents of Jost Van Dyke did not mince their words on how they felt about being neglected by Government when the NDP's Territorial At Large Representatives Hon Archibald C. Christian (centre) and Hon Myron V. Walwyn (left) and Second District Candidate on the NDP ticket Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull, along with others, were on a campaign walk-about on Friday May 8, 2015 attempting to convince residents to give the NDP their votes on Election Day, June 8, 2015. Photo: File
Several contractors on Jost Van Dyke, who opted not to be named as they claimed they are usually subjected to victimisation and discrimination, said said they found it an insult that the NDP politicians would use the strategy of pulling down the District Two representative, Hon J. Alvin Christopher. Photo: VINO/File
Several contractors on Jost Van Dyke, who opted not to be named as they claimed they are usually subjected to victimisation and discrimination, said said they found it an insult that the NDP politicians would use the strategy of pulling down the District Two representative, Hon J. Alvin Christopher. Photo: VINO/File
The incumbent Second District Representative, Hon J. Alvin Christopher of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP), in a surprise move, is now running as a Territorial At Large candidate with newcomer and former LIME Executive Mr Elford W. Parsons (right) contesting that district on the PEP slate. Photo: VINO/File
The incumbent Second District Representative, Hon J. Alvin Christopher of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP), in a surprise move, is now running as a Territorial At Large candidate with newcomer and former LIME Executive Mr Elford W. Parsons (right) contesting that district on the PEP slate. Photo: VINO/File
LITTLE HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI - The “step child” status of sister island residents has resulted in a number of persons on Jost Van Dyke shunning National Democratic Party (NDP) politicians and their alleged cronies as residents there ‎have told them plainly, “don't come knocking at our doors now".

According to several persons residing on the sister island, including one woman who had no qualms about having her name mentioned, Ms Inga Wallison, several residents did not mince their words on how they felt about being neglected by Government when the NDP's Territorial At Large Representatives Hon Archibald C. Christian and Hon Myron V. Walwyn and Second District Candidate on the NDP ticket Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull, along with others, were on a campaign walk-about on Friday May 8, 2015 attempting to convince residents to give the NDP their votes on Election Day, June 8, 2015.

"These people don't take sister islands seriously, mainly us at Jost Van Dyke and our brothers and sisters at Anegada, and while I am not yet qualified to vote here because I don't have that status I am a valued member of this community and I pay my dues and if it had not been for business people like me many things over here would not get done," said Ms Wallison.

She explained that she was among a group of eligible voters that were approached by the NDP campaigners. "The one Archie…and the tall drink of water Myron got balls to put themselves out here only come ripping down Alvin Christopher just to get vote," she alleged.

"He Archie said in Carrot Bay they ain't calling names on the campaign, now look he come here talking bull about Alvin. What Alvin was to do? Go in he pocket and do what Government should be doing? Hell, be fair, politics, politics, politics," said the woman.

JVD contractors shun NDP mudslinging

This was the very complaint of others, including a group of contractors, who opted not to be named as they claimed they are usually subjected to victimisation and discrimination. They said they found it an insult that the politicians, especially Hon Walwyn and Hon Christian, would use the strategy of pulling down the District Two representative.

"They in power, they handling the money, they got the majority in the House, they had everything in their hands and they were At Large representatives and they did nothing for us during the past couple years and their balls big enough to come tell we Alvin ain't do nothing for us and this and that. Alvin could have only listened to us and make representation and if you follow the House them big boys of the NDP don't pay no mind to the Opposition so why come now to us when you did nothing for us,” said one contractor.

Another said, "When we see you doing for us next time around that may cause us to vote for you, for now get the hell out here, we aint want hear nothing now, nothing, we always get treated as step children. Just leave us alone, Myron and Archie leave us alone."

The NDP’s Second District Candidate is Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull. The incumbent representative, Hon J. Alvin Christopher of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP), in a surprise move, is now running as a Territorial At Large candidate with newcomer and former LIME Executive Mr Elford W. Parsons contesting that district on the PEP slate.

The VIP candidate is Rajah A. Smith.

54 Responses to “JVD residents shun NDP politicians”

  • Realist (11/05/2015, 09:29) Like (43) Dislike (10) Reply
    Ting to talk! Tell umm!
    • facts man (11/05/2015, 11:13) Like (39) Dislike (28) Reply
      Of couse we going run the wicked ndp out of town they have raped and killed the bvi and not done a thing for second districk
  • HAHAHA (11/05/2015, 09:35) Like (95) Dislike (28) Reply
    Archie couldn't even encourage his party to invest more in the district where he lives now he endorsing Shaina. The Premier didn't even endorse Shaina last election and she is his cousin so what does that say about her.
  • we the people (11/05/2015, 09:36) Like (76) Dislike (27) Reply
    They going to be chase from a lot other places
  • Registered voter (11/05/2015, 09:55) Like (32) Dislike (95) Reply
    It is interesting a whole article gets written based on a NON-VOTER. Campaigning everywhere is about convincing voters about what you can do and what the incumbent hasn't done on current issues. The comments being made by those running are mild in comparison to other countries. Come on a little mud going to fly........ the X will determine how high or low it has been flung.
    • karma (11/05/2015, 10:35) Like (59) Dislike (8) Reply
      NON-VOTERS pay tax, social security, the VERY EXPENSIVE health care fees. They the same challenges that WE the REGISTERED VOTERS do. Big difference is this...She wasn't afraid to stand up and speak up for what she believes in... while WE the REGISTERED... afraid to even let anyone know IF we oppose the views, actions or lack thereof of the persons we HIRED to do a job.
  • Lily Ann (11/05/2015, 09:56) Like (40) Dislike (110) Reply
    So Miss.... you aint qualified to Vote and you on here making noise ????? woman swerve!!!
    • @Lily Ann (11/05/2015, 10:56) Like (54) Dislike (7) Reply
      Can't you read! They were also contractors that shared the same sentiments. Therefore, the lady just voicing what persons are feeling but she had the guts to say it. Even though she cannot vote, she lives here and feeling the same struggle.
  • Real (11/05/2015, 09:57) Like (71) Dislike (28) Reply
    They purposely starved District 2 for the past 3 years for their own political agenda. Now come June 8th, it's our turn to do the starving!

    #NotOneVote
  • Concerned (11/05/2015, 10:09) Like (70) Dislike (13) Reply
    We do not want the NDP in the 9th district either!!!! They are neglecting Anagada and trying to give away the lands and islands in the Virgin Gorda area to Branson, Johnson and Yates!!!!!!!!!!!!! No more of that, we will fight them harder this time, if it means protesting, that we will do!!!!
  • vex (11/05/2015, 10:24) Like (54) Dislike (31) Reply
    Do not vote for NDP the UK will take over the country
    • Vex 2 (12/05/2015, 11:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I heard some talk like that to and I hope that really isn't the case or we suck salt!
  • .... (11/05/2015, 11:12) Like (65) Dislike (14) Reply
    A vote for mitch is a vote for myron and mark as premier god help us then!
  • kids (11/05/2015, 11:17) Like (25) Dislike (9) Reply
    Yes leh them take that dont vote them no good
  • throw mitch in the ditch (11/05/2015, 11:20) Like (21) Dislike (11) Reply
    VOTE FOR RAJAH OR ELFORD
  • Real Talk (11/05/2015, 11:35) Like (51) Dislike (16) Reply
    Bravo ! The people of JVD and Anegada must be commended for always boldly standing up for what they believe in.
    • Crylo (11/05/2015, 22:52) Like (2) Dislike (18) Reply
      People in and gads stand up for not a darn thing. They pretending like this is the first elections when they had the same representative for 40 years. Obviously they do not like progressive
  • Realist (11/05/2015, 11:47) Like (43) Dislike (2) Reply
    "The Archie and the tall drink of water Myron" that line made my day! Lol.
  • lmao (11/05/2015, 12:09) Like (17) Dislike (25) Reply
    So they can say why they not voting for NDP but somehow they haven't said why they would vote for Rajah/VIP or Elford/PEP. Let's be for real. Some people just want their own way and when they don't get it, it's Government fault. None of them complaining about having a do nothing man there 16 years, just because he comes around months before election every time and make promises. Set of moo moo.
    • @ lmao (11/05/2015, 17:31) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
      Like you ain't understand, anyone but NDP. NDP is rock bottom. We can only go up from here with a non NDP government. We are voting PEP and VIP who are capable of working together, working with all people and international interests. This snap election on June 8 2015 will deliver us from the NDP sooner than we thought.
  • ABC (11/05/2015, 13:42) Like (26) Dislike (12) Reply
    Let's face it, Mitch, Rajah and Elford. I am no fan of Elford but if we are going to make sense out of the whole thing and do what is in the best interest of the country, there can be no question, Elford has to be the best bet. Yes, he needs some brushing up but the other options are not acceptable.
  • In Ah me pants (11/05/2015, 13:50) Like (48) Dislike (10) Reply
    Oh boy this is it, as I always say, those NDP guys always of the opinion that people are fools, but I wish that others will stand up like the people of JVD and let them know what time it is. They should be ashamed. People of the BVI take a page out of the people of JVD book and turn your backs on the NDP. They are a wicked set, including the leader
  • Just Curious (11/05/2015, 13:52) Like (50) Dislike (13) Reply
    Not because a person is not eligible to vote doesn't mean he or she cannot convinced those that are registered to vote to put their "X" to a particular party. I cannot vote either but I have a few friends who can vote and I have already convinced them base on logics and performance of the NDP to vote VIP all the way. As a matter of fact if you put a dog to run on the VIP ticket we rather vote for the dog that give the NDP another four years to suck out the life of the already bleeding and lifeless citizens of this island. Go back and look at the NDP manifesto for 2011, and judge them by that and you will see that they are just sweet talkers and nothing behind their chat. A set of wasters.
    • welfare street (11/05/2015, 17:28) Like (3) Dislike (12) Reply
      yes we all miss the sweet gifts of the vip over the last three and a half yeare but logic suggests that ifvip was in power we wouldn't have gotten anything eitherand we wouldn't have any money saved right now . also England will be here handling our affairs. my people stop and think which is better Agovernment that has to send their budget to England to be approved. A U.K.take over of our affairs . Iability to take get loans an more. GOahead an put in the spend spend government.They left nothing an want to get in there anwaste the little we have saved. No worry put them in ansee whwhere the country will be next four years. People say they have no plans but I say yes they have plans.Plans tobroke our treasury again.
  • VG Resident (11/05/2015, 13:53) Like (12) Dislike (33) Reply
    That's why the sister islands always gonna be left behind what Christopher have don in they district for 16 long years nothing so continue elect the opposition and blame the NDP just like 9th district as well this is your chance elect the NDP candidates and you will see a different you all deserve what you cet
    • tell them again (11/05/2015, 16:38) Like (5) Dislike (22) Reply
      So true... we cant blame noone but ourselves....we got NOTHING of that from the VIP our district rep for sooooo many years.... NDP gave a park and started the mini hospital
    • Truth (12/05/2015, 16:23) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      The whole government is responsable for a district not only the District Representative. It is okey to blame a representative when he/she has not advance his/her district but the intire government has to answer to that district. Education, infractruture, medical, conservation....
  • Jane (11/05/2015, 14:06) Like (34) Dislike (5) Reply
    I hope the other districts stand up to the NDP so we get rid of them I am waiting on them to come in front my door VIP all the way.
  • ting to talk (11/05/2015, 14:35) Like (29) Dislike (7) Reply
    I hope Mitch tell the people that he out giving contracts for votes. He aint' elected and he start already what a shame I had hope for him
  • 16 year old (11/05/2015, 15:10) Like (26) Dislike (7) Reply
    Why is anyone surprise the ndp was run out remember myron was chase from the getto and done deal was chase from the sticket
    • No Deal, Done Deal (12/05/2015, 10:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      "Done Deal" cannot come up Long Look, nor Brandywine Bay, nor Sophie Bay, no anywhere in the 7th District meh boi! He is dead on sight (politically). He cannot come looking votes for NDP when he hasn't done a thing for anywhere in the 7th district. NOT ONE! I'm not going to call him names, even though he well deserve some of them but based on action alone, he cannot be trusted with another 3.5 years with the 7th. I have talked to the REAL PICKERING and she is ready! And I know she will do more than NoDeal
  • chalwell estate (11/05/2015, 16:07) Like (25) Dislike (7) Reply
    Ndp please stay away from my door I don't want to hear nothing you only look out for your friend them you really need to go
  • ooooo (11/05/2015, 16:15) Like (18) Dislike (6) Reply
    tell them like miss p...."get the eff from in front ah me"
  • @16year old (11/05/2015, 16:41) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    Done deal gone AND THATS A DONE DEAL
  • Yes (11/05/2015, 16:59) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Love this article guess they think the people fool fool! bal govt is needed both progressive with tradition at the forefrtont.
  • NDP to the bone. (11/05/2015, 17:32) Like (16) Dislike (7) Reply
    I'm an NDP supporter to the bone. 1999 NDP, 2003 NDP, 2007 NDP, 2011 NDP.
    In 2015 I don't have that confidence that I had for the past 4 elections. It is with
    a heavy heart I will be voting VIP.
  • seacows bay (11/05/2015, 17:48) Like (7) Dislike (19) Reply

    NDP is the best thing that ever happen to the BVI .shut up fools .Fr***** and ro**** are self centered people

  • Valley (11/05/2015, 18:11) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply

    Ndp should be ashame!! Cart your "£$% from here

  • ForReal (11/05/2015, 18:21) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    some people take their hard time from ndp and fuss
    some take it with their mouth shut but I take mines and run.
    people of the B v i you have the power in your hands please use it wisely
    because after june 8th you will be powerless
  • @ndp to the bone (11/05/2015, 19:40) Like (22) Dislike (4) Reply
    Yes NDP is just fraud then only work fix road The last minute close to election so they could get votes I don't know bout vip but I know NDP going down the drain for me
  • Forbidden Truth (11/05/2015, 22:52) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    When Justice prevail the result is TERROR for the EVILDOERS. JVD do not back down. Non voters have rights to.
  • lily (11/05/2015, 22:56) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
    Some one said they don't help. What does that mean exactly. You want hand out. Is that what the big fuss is about.
  • the doc (11/05/2015, 22:58) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    Shania ran against the NDP policies last election now she enforce the same things that she hates . She is confuse as to who she is. Can she stand up and tell any of them they are wrong in what they are doing? Hell No!
  • yeah (12/05/2015, 14:42) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good for Mitch, you getting a taste of what you did to me. You didn't want to listen to me now they don't want to listen to you
  • SADA (12/05/2015, 14:53) Like (54) Dislike (0) Reply
    RUN DEM I SAY RUN DEM AS THEY RUN FROM TE PEOPLE FOR THREE YEARS PLUS
  • voter (13/05/2015, 08:33) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    As a voter I am uncertain as to who to vote for. While some in the NDP Government genuinely care for the BVI including Doctor Smith, there are others who care only about themselves and are beholden to foreign investors including the owner of Oil Nut Bay. I laugh when I hear some of the things that are said of Oil Nut Bay and the things they get away with up there. Including all the strong rumours about politicans owning homes there at Oil Nut Bay. They offered one of the most senior civil servants a position and he gladly accepted it. He could hardly wait to retire to go there and make big money. What disgust me is this man obviously used his connections with the present Government to get anything the Oil Nut Bay developer wants. You be the judge and tell me if this is ethical.

    Of course the VIP is no better. Look at what they did to Ocean Conversion and CCT? Truth be told the BVI Investment Club are made up of a bunch of greedy people but they are our people abd I would rather see the money stay here and invested in the BVI rather that have it invested elsewhere. My biggest fear is that if the VIP is voted in to office they would squander the money the NDP Government managed to set aside as surplus in the name of looking after the small men who are mostly lazy people who depend on tax payers like me who pay over a thousand dollars every months in taxes to support them finally.

    One of the biggest problem facing this BVI is party politics. I am sick and tired of partisan politics. What is needed is a group of young honest people who will have the country at heart rather than working to enrich themselves and those they are beholden to. Until then, the BVI will continue to suffer.
  • Small (13/05/2015, 20:20) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    NDP did to much dirty thing while they were in government. Dr Smith can't handle Myron or Mark. How Mark could get so much million dollars to do the dock and haven't complete and other 16 million dollars from social security to do the road that money will never see the road that money is to pay people for votes. NDP is playing a dirty election but I always hearing the old people say what goes around comes around and what goes up must come down. So ndp look around and see what is going on. You all can't get my vote again for what I am noticing you all are playing a dirty election and you all are fooling the young people you all don't have a future for the young people all you all want is the young people to vote for you all and then after you all get you all forget about the young people until election again then you see you all start coming around the young people again and starting job fair again young people stop letting the ndp fool you all. They don't like small fries they like big fish like the white people. They are getting what they want from them. So be careful how you cast you x


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