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Latino community warned against selling their votes

-Virgin Islands Party member Devon U. Osborne addresses members of the Latino community @ Port Purcell meeting
With his fluency in Spanish, member of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Devon U. Osborne took an opportunity of a meeting in Purcell on Tuesday evening to address members of the Latino community about the need to give their vote to the party of H. Lavity Stoutt. Photo: VINO
A section of the audience on Tuesday night. Photo: VINO
A section of the audience on Tuesday night. Photo: VINO
On May 10, 2015 the VIP held a fun day for the Latino community at the softball field in Road Town during which Fourth District candidate JoAnn ‘Roxie’ Romney addressed the Latino community seeking their support. Osborne had acted as translator for Romney. Photo: VINO/File
On May 10, 2015 the VIP held a fun day for the Latino community at the softball field in Road Town during which Fourth District candidate JoAnn ‘Roxie’ Romney addressed the Latino community seeking their support. Osborne had acted as translator for Romney. Photo: VINO/File
PURCELL ESTATE, Tortola, VI – With his fluency in Spanish, member of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Devon U. Osborne took the opportunity at a meeting in Purcell Estate on Tuesday evening June 2, 2015 to address members of the Latino community about being wary of those seeking to bribe them for their votes.

“I basically encouraged the Latino community to come out and vote. To don't let anyone compromise their dignity and integrity trying to buy their votes,” he told this news site following his speech.

“I told them that they did not migrate here for that but to become better people and for politicians to come out and offer Belonger's status or any other bribe especially on the brink of an election is total deception that they will end up having to pay the true price at a later stage while the National Democratic Party Government put us more in debt on the backs of us citizens and Belongers,” he said.

Mr Osborne added that he told them to go to the polls and vote for the Virgin Islands Party by putting their X next to the lady with the torch “because we have always recognised them as being a part of this community and for that we will engage our Latino brothers and sisters even closer by putting a desk in place to assist with their problems since the language barrier is one of the main issues for communication here in the Virgin Islands.”

Before he commenced his speech proper, he had said that he comes from District Nine and was there to support the VIP candidate for District Six, Elvis ‘Juggy’ Harrigan. He noted that there is a huge Latino presence in District Six and it was important that he addressed them.

On May 10, 2015 the VIP held a fun day for the Latino community at the softball field in Road Town during which Fourth District candidate JoAnn ‘Roxie’ Romney addressed the Latino community seeking their support. Osborne had acted as translator for Romney.

Osborne, who learnt Spanish while at university in Puerto Rico, encouraged persons to learn a second language if they have the opportunity to do so.

22 Responses to “Latino community warned against selling their votes”

  • wize up (04/06/2015, 14:24) Like (11) Dislike (46) Reply
    people need money to spend; my vote is for sale( I see no harm) bills must be paid.....some bringing just talk and others might be willing to bring money(take the cash).....
    • Outlaw (04/06/2015, 17:52) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
      @wize up. Exercising your democratic right to elect reputable men and women to represent out interest and make decisions on our behalf in the HOA, should never be in exchange for money and material gains. Here is where the moral fabric of society has broken down. We have seen many accepted material things in exchange for their vote and then we end up with a corrupt and ineffective government
  • lmao (04/06/2015, 14:32) Like (8) Dislike (94) Reply
    Not one Spanish voters as there. Apart from juggy family not another soul was there lol
  • BOL (04/06/2015, 14:35) Like (14) Dislike (24) Reply
    Now them know the Latinos exist.
  • Hmm (04/06/2015, 14:36) Like (28) Dislike (38) Reply
    Devon you need to sit your a-- down. Let the people make them own choice them not blind NDP all the awy
  • 123 (04/06/2015, 16:02) Like (37) Dislike (6) Reply
    the man from town trying to buy the spanish votes
    • @123 (04/06/2015, 16:44) Like (26) Dislike (15) Reply
      The TT monster also buy other things from the spanish women and I was told that the drone has a 3some in action. No wonder action speaking louder than words. Spanish babies in the making and already getting BIG, HELLO!

      I mean HOLA!

      Vote NDP out. They damage family
      • @123 (05/06/2015, 02:06) Like (2) Dislike (15) Reply
        You have your own business to mind so please do that. You are sounding like a real idiot talking muck or better yet....shut your dirty mouth up.
  • 321 (04/06/2015, 16:57) Like (8) Dislike (31) Reply
    This person doesn't exist when it comes to making a difference in this territory. While the Latino presence and vote is valued the size of the audience on that night tells you something is missing. Perhaps the VIP is the problem.
  • no soy maniqui (04/06/2015, 17:04) Like (20) Dislike (3) Reply
    T-MAN breed a Spanish woman, who damaging family?
  • work horse (04/06/2015, 17:22) Like (4) Dislike (22) Reply
    Fahie you working--If you were the leader--hmmm-you working. So sad VIP only getting 3 seats...Dawson--maynard--and yourself
  • Schups (04/06/2015, 17:55) Like (3) Dislike (19) Reply

    Another "£$%^& with a podium and a mic.

  • wize up (04/06/2015, 18:11) Like (10) Dislike (18) Reply

    if the same NDP have filled his pockets with money the NDP would be great, simply because he got no funding for that boat project, he talking crap!!!

  • VG (04/06/2015, 22:03) Like (2) Dislike (22) Reply
    That man walk on the cloud he don't speak to people.
  • ABC (04/06/2015, 22:18) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
    It is shameful what the TT man is doing. He is now giving out cases of twenty four bottles of water to voters in the 4th District. This week end it will be the Turkey and Ham. What are we coming to.
    • I'm Hungry (05/06/2015, 06:37) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
      If you don't want it send your share up to me I live in the 7D
  • fox (05/06/2015, 04:33) Like (2) Dislike (23) Reply
    Ndp will never bribe people
    • Never? (06/06/2015, 14:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Where were you the last time around and where are you now? In America?
  • Kingfish (05/06/2015, 06:46) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    june 8 is judgement day yall
  • babs (05/06/2015, 16:31) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    I don't know why you all tripping, don't you see the white people prefer the latino over us Blacks, they and the white people is going to rule the world
    • Latino (07/06/2015, 10:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      U blind or wat u can see whites and latino trying to be like black! Cus they love the blackness. Get ur head out ur donkey and unite! One love


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