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‘My spirit is not in tune with the things that are going on’ -Dr Pickering

-Picks up endorsement from PVIM as he launched his 2019 campaign
Independent Candidate and former National Democratic Party 1 (NDP1) founder, Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering has launched his bid to serve for a fifth consecutive term [1999-2019] to represent the seventh district. Photo: Team of Reporters
In his launched last evening, Tuesday, February 12, 2019, in front of about a 100 persons at the Stickett, Dr Pickering who was chased out of the NDP 1 by controversial leader, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL), said “I am standing alone as an independent because, clearly, my spirit is not in tune with the things that are going on.” Photo: Team of Reporters
In his launched last evening, Tuesday, February 12, 2019, in front of about a 100 persons at the Stickett, Dr Pickering who was chased out of the NDP 1 by controversial leader, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL), said “I am standing alone as an independent because, clearly, my spirit is not in tune with the things that are going on.” Photo: Team of Reporters
Small crowd gathered at the launch. Photo: Team of Reporters
Small crowd gathered at the launch. Photo: Team of Reporters
LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI - Independent Candidate and former National Democratic Party 1 (NDP 1) founder, Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering has launched his bid to serve for a fifth consecutive term [1999-2019] to represent the seventh district.

In his launched last evening, Tuesday, February 12, 2019, in front of about a 100 persons at the Stickett, Dr Pickering who was chased out of the NDP 1 by controversial leader, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL), said “I am standing alone as an independent because, clearly, my spirit is not in tune with the things that are going on.”    

PVIM endorsed Dr Pickering 

Dr Pickering also picked up the endorsement of Apostle Curnal P. Fahie an At-Large Candidate and his Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) aka ‘NDP 2’. The party led by Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), another one who was chased out of the NDP 1 he founded is now rallying behind Dr Pickering as he seeks re-election in the Seventh District.

However, Dr Pickering has refused to run with the same party that has endorsed him, instead, doing an independent bid.

Dr Pickering also gave his personal endorsement of Mr Fahie. The representative who also talked about his travels around the globe, noted that he could not return to the Walwyn led NDP 1 because “I cannot support the politics of disunity”.

Experience matters

Dr Pickering also boasts about his 20 years in office and noted, "Experience matters”. He warned the residents of District 7, “Our country is going to face some major, major challenges over the next four years. It doesn’t matter who is elected. We have major, major issues to contend with.”

He said he has been loyal to his friends and to the seventh district and stated, “We are going to need persons in the House of Assembly [and] the Cabinet of the Virgin Islands who understand how regional and international events affect our daily lives” he said to loud applause.

Dr Pickering is facing Hipolito D. Penn of NDP1 and Dr Natalio D. Wheatley aka 'Sowande Uhuru’, of the the Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

11 Responses to “‘My spirit is not in tune with the things that are going on’ -Dr Pickering”

  • Eagle Eye (13/02/2019, 17:35) Like (25) Dislike (4) Reply
    Pickering you can't promise nothing because you don't have a party.you and Fraser should hold hands and on the count of 3, JUMP. Its a cricket party,1 2 3 jump.
  • pico (13/02/2019, 17:41) Like (35) Dislike (3) Reply
    we not bringing him home this time
  • long look (13/02/2019, 19:16) Like (33) Dislike (2) Reply
    Doc what cant uou really tell the people this time . 2p years and you did nothing . Doc just like how you lost your pride you also do t have no shame .. we getting rid of you this time ..
  • less (13/02/2019, 19:17) Like (21) Dislike (5) Reply
    He so less let an antiguan run he out of the party
  • sad (13/02/2019, 23:38) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    Picko seems to have the edge . Sad . After 20 yrs . There is nothing positive to show in his district . Don't talk about Agriculture . He murder that Labour hmm. No leadership . No representation ....Try someone New something different ..
  • time (14/02/2019, 04:47) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
    The BVI had a serious problem with born here mentality. History has confirmed that many bvi landers migrated to antigua, barbados, cuba, santo domingo. Ralph Oneal with to grammer school in st.kitts.

    Alot of us went to st. Thomas and america to make better lives. What if these countries have the same mentality with this born here attitude calling us island poeople.

    We operate as if we dont need people. No man is an island. 80% percent of our infrastruture are built by expatriates. 80% of the people that work in hotels, resturants, supermarkets, bars, cleaning, auto repairs, contruction etc are the said expatriates. How many bvi islanders going to clean houses? How many bvi ilanders going to work in bars? How many bvi islanders going to work in stores etc? Yes we may own these business but the reality when hiring we look for the same expatriates do get the job done.

    These very same newsonline websites how many locals they have working with them.

    We need to stop this foolish mentality we cannot survive on her own without these people. If these people decided to go back to their country we bvislanders businesses will sink becuase half us aint doing these jobs that are below us and the houses that are for rent the landlords will have a difficult time paying their morgage.

    We need to stop it trust me there will come a time when these same people will go back to their country. How will we survive.

    But then it is the mentality of some of these politicians and supportes when you say we going to take our country back, I am indigenous, we need our own this is implying to the people we dont need people to run this country who are not full tortolian

    Now that people who are belongers that has rights for here they went and check the voters list and civil registry to see how many can vote. Now all if a sudden they want to give citizenship to skilled persons within a 10 year period, they want to gie them the world, they love them . Stop the sh....t. if these said party leaders had such live why did they question the legality of the staus of Myron running. The truth his they do not want him to run becuase his parents not from here he is jot indigenous enough. He is not a full breed.
  • OnePeople (14/02/2019, 09:05) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
    @less you sound like an empty vessel and you know what they say about empty vessels...
  • chappy (14/02/2019, 10:21) Like (26) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why is it a f..k..g problem when someone say that they born here? Everyone else come and are proud of there country of birth but we the people born in The Virgin Islands should not be proud our country and brag of it.Other people come in our country do what they want say ,what they want, call Dow my country to the lowest,fly there country’s flag in our country of birth and as we say we from here or born here it’s a problem.The people of the Virgin Islands only go to the USA or the USVI to live if we go to any other country is to VISIT or for SCHOOL When our people went to those country they went to look work to help their families, Not to call down the people,s country or do what they wanted ,,they respect the people and their country So respect the people of the Virgin Islands and our country because We BORN here Thank you
    • facts (15/02/2019, 07:39) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
      You are not making sense the truth of the matter is we started the born here culture from the 70s.we looked down on expatriachs as if where they come from they come here hungry. If we did not create such culture then the island people will not have a reason to call down our country.

      The other day I heard a man say that people voting for myron have to be island people or they have parwnts aint from here. It is talking season now so they now love island people we fully well know that VIP do not like island people they only using them now for votes.

      Why Andrew made it an issue for him running
    • Snap Chap (15/02/2019, 09:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      The problem with this is that you use a complete accident of birth to anoint yourself as superior, when really you should have to earn that status and have it bestowed on you by others - usually as a result of your good deeds, integrity, courage, honesty, whatever.
      By throwing around your pride in being born here you look a like a fool that inherited something valuable and expects the world to respect them for it. It doesn't work like that.
      I agree it's wrong to talk down BVIslanders and a certain amount of patriotism keeps things cohesive, but elevating the importance of where you are born over who you actually are and how you live your life is topsy turvy.
      As for generalising about foreigners talking down BVIslanders? No. Some do. Some don't. All should be allowed to if their eyes show them idiotic behaviour. Or should they not form opinions about what they see in the country they live in?
      And claiming BVIslanders respect other countries when they are there is just ... meaningless nonsense based on nothing at all except some words you put together in a sentence. Some do, some don't - what the ??? are you talking about?
      Anyway, I'm a born here BVIslander and proud, but not so proud it made me stupid.


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