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NDP begins victory celebrations with motorcades

- seem headed for landslide victory at the polls
Newcomer Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull of the National Democratic Party during his victory motorcade on June 8, 2015. Photo: VINO
Hon Mark H. Vanterpool celebrates being returned to office. Photo: VINO
Hon Mark H. Vanterpool celebrates being returned to office. Photo: VINO
Some of Hon Mark H. Vanterpool's supporters during his motorcade on June 8, 2015. Photo: VINO
Some of Hon Mark H. Vanterpool's supporters during his motorcade on June 8, 2015. Photo: VINO
Elated National Democratic Party supporters. Photo: VINO
Elated National Democratic Party supporters. Photo: VINO
A number of persons came out to view the motorcades. Photo: VINO
A number of persons came out to view the motorcades. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The motorcades have begun rolling in the Second and Fourth Districts as victory has been announced for the two National Democratic Party candidates for the respective districts.

Newcomer Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull began his celebrations as soon as it was declared that he had won convincingly with 448 votes. People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) candidate Mr Elford W. Parsons received 209 votes while Virgin Islands Party candidate Mr Rajah A. Smith had 16.

With hooting horns and singing praises of victory, the ‘Mitch’ motorcade drove all the way to Road Town where they then joined Hon Mark H. Vanterpool who had also started celebrating in the streets with a motorcade of his own after being declared the winner of the Fourth District with 717 votes over Virgin Islands Party candidate JoAnn 'Roxie' Romney who had 151 votes.

Mr Turnbull told Virgin Islands News Online immediately following the announcement that he has all praises to give to God and that he is very grateful to his supporters for their show of confidence. “I am very grateful to God for seeing and keeping me through, my family through, my parents and my brother, my wife and daughter but to the people of the Second District for the tremendous support. To a hard working committee that stayed behind me and supported me,” said Turnbull who added, “I give my word because I don’t make promises. I give my word that I will serve to the best of my ability and serve with excellence.”

While noting that the feel of victory at this level is surreal, he said he knows he can do all things through Christ. “And I know that the people of the Second District knew that it was time for change and we will move to ensure that they receive the change that they so desire.”

Hon Vanterpool victorious

On the other hand, Hon Vanterpool stopped while passing though Road Town in the vicinity of the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall and said to this news site, “I am very happy I want to thank my committee for doing a very good job and I want to thank everyone for supporting us in the Fourth District and I want to thank everyone for supporting the NDP again.”

He was very welcoming of the newcomer Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull and said, “I am excited about Mitch, the Young man Mitch. I am excited about Marlon (Marlon A. Penn) Delores (Delores Christopher) and we know we are going to get it in Virgin Gorda and we are excited about that too.”

While the NDP had their hopes up very high for their candidate in the Third District, Kevin ‘OJ’ Smith, he again lost to the incumbent Honourable Julian Fraser, RA and according to Hon Vanterpool, “OJ didn’t make it but he was super super bad so we are happy for all of them in all of the districts, we looked forward to it and we’ll be working together as a team.”

Hon Penn, Hon Christopher, Hon Alvera Maduro Caines, Hon Marlon A. Penn and Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering have all been voted back into government on the NDP slate.

Virgin Islands Party’s Chairman Honourable Julian Fraser RA and Honourable Andrew A. Fahie have been returned to sit again in the Third House of Assembly.

In the meantime, the mood is tense in the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall where the numbers of curious voters are rapidly increasing as they await the results of the Territorial At Large votes.

So far the NDP candidates are leading.

24 Responses to “NDP begins victory celebrations with motorcades”

  • wize up (09/06/2015, 01:42) Like (34) Dislike (14) Reply
    The NDP will win 11 seats; Fahie & Fraser will remain where they usually sits next house of assembly......
  • Hmmm (09/06/2015, 02:08) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I want see the next cartoon please lol
  • .......... (09/06/2015, 03:32) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    Well saw look trouble ndp all the way
  • We the peeps (09/06/2015, 04:13) Like (15) Dislike (5) Reply
    The VIP asked n we delivered !!! We give em what they wanted, they asked us to vote with vengeance n that's exactly what we did !!!! God I love my bvi ppl
  • talk bring talk (09/06/2015, 04:22) Like (20) Dislike (19) Reply
    We did it NDP family we did it !
  • Voter Too (09/06/2015, 04:52) Like (67) Dislike (48) Reply
    This wasn't much consistency in this elections, this election was ridged. However,whatever cheating and handing out of envelopes gonna soon start to shine because after the people can't get what they want they all sorts of things gonna be revealed . Papa Jesus nar sleep.
    • Observer (09/06/2015, 11:04) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Stop being a cry baby. Look at the margins of victory,200+, 300+, and in some cases by more than 500. If you check the totals, the VIP would have secured less votes overall this election than it did last election. Thus not everyone who voted for them last time voted for them this time again. Your theory about vote buying is unsound. If the VIP is to figure out why they lost and what they need to do to win next time, they better go deeper than this shallow surface reasoning.
  • hm (09/06/2015, 05:35) Like (34) Dislike (26) Reply
    They chose Barrabas too. The crowd is not always right.
  • yes (09/06/2015, 05:50) Like (32) Dislike (14) Reply
    Let all who was bashing Ndp take that look licks pure landslides
  • Hope (09/06/2015, 06:06) Like (41) Dislike (7) Reply
    I Hope Kedrick step down as minister of Labour and Agriculture and gave it to Marlon----I hope Ronnie, Dr, Smith, Myron and Dr. Pickering start listening the the 85% of the people who are not in favor of the board and the high medical fees..I hope
  • me (09/06/2015, 06:32) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
    Look landslides lolllll Ndp all the way a family that's stays together hellooooo now that make sensee
  • FRUIT (09/06/2015, 06:55) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
    United we stand. Let us continue to work together for the good of everyone with wisdom from Almighty God. Congrats to the winning party.
  • good men (09/06/2015, 07:16) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Marlon deserves a Ministry----Kedrick and Ronnie can now resign or step down they looked tired get their rest---We have Marlon to replace Kedrick and Dr. Oneal to replace Ronnie---good men, fresh blood, new energy, 4wheel-drivers.---no need to worry.
  • Judas friends (09/06/2015, 07:33) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats to my friend Dr. Oneal---Wow--you did it-----Everybody wrote you off, even me had my doubts---but I learnt in my life long, long time ago--tooo many friend, is too many envy, back stabbing and jealousy, that`s where I knew All out would fail.
  • good (09/06/2015, 07:43) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    My only wish for my government this time around is to stop the prejudice and victimization. I voted for you because you made progress, but if you all continue this nonsense of VIP v NDP during your term, I cannot support you
  • Concern 1 (09/06/2015, 07:46) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Look the elections is over let us move on from here and try to live as one BVI belongs to all of us citizens,non citizens ,belongers,etc. God bless the BVI
  • SMH (09/06/2015, 08:04) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
    the people of tortola have sold their souls to the devil for 20 pieces of silver, i hope when the corruption starts they keep their mouth shout and take it because it's what they voted for
  • dog (09/06/2015, 11:04) Like (22) Dislike (2) Reply
    this is a sad day because it marks a time when massive development, cruise ships, disney, loud big planes, more resorts and land giveaways will continue at a great pace and the government will STILL not listen or consider what people are saying. They think that it worked once it will work again. I am frightened for BVI. Today we lose our historical and cultural identity, our natural environment in an effort to look like Hong Kong or Miami or St Marteen.
    Say good bye to Beef Island and Hans Creek, and some of the outer islands. Pickering now has an opportunity to put his money where his mouth is-- is he for saving the environment or only when it is convenient?
  • Bay Boy (09/06/2015, 11:19) Like (4) Dislike (9) Reply
    hmmmmmm NDP always getting blame for everything.....Who to Blame for this Victory now !!!!!!!!!!Let me Guess.....NDP? lol lol
  • proverbs (09/06/2015, 15:01) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    This election has taught me how deceptive people are. The same persons who were shaking hands in support of one party..were actually supporting the other.
  • Judas (09/06/2015, 15:05) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    tola sell out for 20 pieces of silver
  • @ dog (09/06/2015, 16:25) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply

    He is the real Pickering. For God's sake, leave the man alone! The people have spoken. Stop your d@mn campaigning in the comments after the fact. The blasted decision is FINAL! Now after me...1,2,3...NDP ALLLL the way!

    • dog (09/06/2015, 23:22) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      they may have gotten back in but the point is did they learn anything these past years. I do not think it out of line to remind them of some issues close to people's hearts and maybe they will be humble enough to listen and consider. It is not campaigning, but hoping they do the right thing. And yes, I will be watching Pickering who does say one thing but doesn't seem to realize how his choices have consequences. And that goes for all in Government.

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