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Lesmore Smith brings horse racing experience to PVIM - Hon Skelton

-Smith vows to do hard work even if he has to stand alone
Hon Skelton in a Facebook video released on the Party’s page yesterday said, “Mr Lesmore Smith brings to the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement a large amount of experience in security especially and in the Horse Racing arena.” Photo: Facebook
Mr Smith, a businessman and President of the BVI Horse Owners Association, was yesterday, January 15, 2019, announced as a new PVIM At-large Candidate. Photo: Facebook
Mr Smith, a businessman and President of the BVI Horse Owners Association, was yesterday, January 15, 2019, announced as a new PVIM At-large Candidate. Photo: Facebook
HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI - Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP 1) breakaway group, Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM- NDP2), Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), says his new At-Large Candidate, Mr Lesmore Smith brings a range of experience to the party.

Mr Smith, a businessman and President of the BVI Horse Owners Association, was yesterday, January 15, 2019, announced as a new PVIM At-Large Candidate via a Facebook video released on the Party's page.

Horse Racing Experience

Hon Skelton in the video released said, “Mr Lesmore Smith brings to the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement a large amount of experience in security especially and in the Horse Racing arena.”

The PVIM Chairman continued, “Lesmore is a self-made man… and Lesmore is someone who I welcome to this team because of his ingenuity and his forthrightness to work hard and accomplish what he wants.”

Mr Smith in his maiden speech as a confirmed At-Large candidate said that he decided to join the party after hard consideration and a series of meetings.

“You’ll ask why do I choose to join politics… as a BVIslander born and raised, I believe that I can contribute a whole lot in the development of our country especially at this state in which it is in,” he said.

Willing to stand alone – Smith

Mr Smith continued, “The Virgin Islands is home for me and for the rest of us, and as a BVIslander, I will commit myself fully to you the people, to ensure that I give everything I have to make it what it ought to be... viable, financially independent and moving forward,” he said. 

The confident Smith also pledged to fight alone in the event the PVIM fails to live up to expectations, “I pledge myself in support to doing the hard work as always, even if I have to stand alone and do it myself like I am accustomed to,” he said.

“But I don’t think I have to, because when I look at my left and right I see some strong people that I can depend on,” he uttered.

“I have with me a leader with good financial accountability that I know for a fact that my money will be well spent,” he said referring to Hon Skelton, a former key member of the NDP 1; a party and government accused by political pundits for its general lack of accountability and transparency.

18 Responses to “Lesmore Smith brings horse racing experience to PVIM - Hon Skelton ”

  • wize up (16/01/2019, 14:25) Like (6) Dislike (17) Reply
    Minister of Sports
  • Hrmph (16/01/2019, 15:31) Like (42) Dislike (5) Reply
    I am pleased to hear this - I could not countenance voting for a party that did not have horse racing experience
    • Faringtones (16/01/2019, 18:33) Like (27) Dislike (1) Reply
      What do you mean? He will represent the rights of all horse in the BVI. By 2021, all race horses and pastured horses in the BVI will have the unalienable right to vote in general elections under Lessmore. How can you get more from less anyway?? Isn’t that a contradiction?
  • Triple Crown (16/01/2019, 16:30) Like (41) Dislike (3) Reply
    That’s the qualifications he is bringing to table, I would vote for a horse or donkey instead.
  • dude (16/01/2019, 16:57) Like (22) Dislike (5) Reply
    I am so happy as this is clearly the kind of experience we need to repair this country
  • OMG (16/01/2019, 17:21) Like (54) Dislike (4) Reply
    What are we coming to???? Horse racing experience is now a qualification to run as politician??? Father send rain!!!
  • WHAT!!! (16/01/2019, 17:55) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    “Hrmph” very good Ha, Ha.
  • Really (16/01/2019, 18:44) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    Well well with all the advantage that was taken of our people before and after Irma horse racing is the equalizer do you people really think or listen to your selves before you comment ,those are the same reasons why those so politicians takes advantage of you because you settle for nothing and expect it to get better ,all this crap Ronnie and the gangs that put us to beg bread are talking now why weren’t they doing it before now that they realize we don’t want them anymore they have a change of heart leave those people where they are accept better and demand more for Gods sake
  • Geeze (16/01/2019, 21:40) Like (14) Dislike (4) Reply
    Amazing how you people take a headline and run with it. It's only journalism people
  • HAHA (16/01/2019, 21:59) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    LMAO, these comments and the headline are hilarious.
  • Hmmm (17/01/2019, 06:08) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    This ain’t no time to be horsing around my people. We have a country to save and maintain. Enough of the distractions.
  • Really Now! (17/01/2019, 06:58) Like (14) Dislike (4) Reply
    Horse racing experience?! This is leadership experience! Horse racing is a sport that adds to the economy. Tell the car rentals not to rent cars on that day or the hotels not to book rooms or the ferry not to have a special boat trip. How many for you will use your own money for such a cause. How many of you donates to schools, the elderly sponsors events and the likes. How many of you take the risk and build a company from scratch that provide service to prominent businesses. ‘This is true leadership? All employees will not be happy no matter what. What have any of you with these negative blogs done? I dare you to list your accomplishments. This is the type of person I am happy to vote for.
    • Tall up (17/01/2019, 12:16) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      How many locals can you count that work for lessmore Security business ?
  • hiya (17/01/2019, 14:25) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ronnie just make a big mistake.
    What horse racing has to do with running a country. We need guys with high moral and ethical values.
    Colin oneal , Micheal oneal , Reggie penn , Gerard Farrara etc. people with brains and who are articulate
  • voter (17/01/2019, 15:18) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    He don't take care of the island people working for him, Tall up
  • @Tall Up (17/01/2019, 20:16) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    How many locals are in the Police force or One Mart or the Moorings and your point is?
  • SMH (18/01/2019, 05:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    JAH! I should run for Office based on what his criteria is! I worked in Admin, MNR&L, LEGCO, DG OFFICE and knows or is aware of how changes are needed to facilitate our people as time progresses. Being able to lead and follow at the same time enables me to be more effective and compassionate to others. Its not always about money! Humility is a great asset to Victory. Horseracing...yea right!


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