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‘NDP must be changed next election by ballot not bullet’- Rajah A. Smith

-The Youth Leader warned the public not to be fooled by the idea that the business community does not like change; says in fact they love a healthy democracy
February 20th, 2015 | Tags: Rajah A. Smith NDP VIP Business Climate Democracy
VIP trailblazer Rajah A. Smith says ‘NDP must be changed next election by ballot not bullet’. Photo: VINO/connecttristates.com
Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Youth Leader and President of the ‘Ready Committee’ Rajah A. Smith has brushed aside the notion by some that if the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith is removed from office in the next general election due by February 2016 that it might affect the business community. Photo: VINO/File
Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Youth Leader and President of the ‘Ready Committee’ Rajah A. Smith has brushed aside the notion by some that if the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith is removed from office in the next general election due by February 2016 that it might affect the business community. Photo: VINO/File
Mr Smith told radio listeners that his research shows that what businessmen and women want, whether local or foreign, is a healthy democracy. Photo: VINO
Mr Smith told radio listeners that his research shows that what businessmen and women want, whether local or foreign, is a healthy democracy. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Youth Leader and President of the ‘Ready Committee’ Rajah A. Smith has brushed aside the notion by some that if the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith is removed from office in the next general election due by February 2016 that it might affect the business community.

In fact Mr Smith, who has become a trailblazer in keeping the NDP’s feet to the fire, described this theory as “rubbish” when he was speaking on the VIP radio talk show ‘Let’s Talk’  on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 on local radio station ZBVI 780 AM. 

Change by ballot will not affect business

Mr Smith, now dubbed the Virgin Islands ‘Youth Master’ said the idea that if the government is democratically changed next elections it could detour both local and foreign investment was “rubbish written for you from the NDP’s overseas consultants”.

He told radio listeners that “in my research, it shows that what businessmen and women want, whether local or foreign, is a healthy democracy and that is what attracts them to invest in your country.”

The VIP potential At-Large candidate Smith stated “ladies and gentlemen, the business community wants to see government change at the ballot not through bullet but by the ballot and once you go to the polls in the next few months and change your government, which you must do, it will not, and I repeat, will not affect the business community.”

Business will come once democracy is healthy-Smith

In convincingly dismissing the notion that a change in government next election will scare away business investment, Smith, himself a businessman, told the public that “they will come to the Virgin Islands because they see we have a mature and healthy democracy, for we know this government is not working in our interest, and is not friendly to the business community, we know how much this NDP gang hates Biwater and Digicel that we must change it via the ballot box”.

Mr Smith warned the public not to be fooled. He said, “do not allow them to fool you and try to frighten you in keeping the NDP in power, claiming that when we put the NDP out of office come next election the business community will not like that. The business community loves democracy and we know the NDP’s history on their undemocratic practices.”

The NDP has sent many of their supporters on radio talk shows to claim that if the government is changed, it will frighten the business climate, however, this idea has now been dismissed by Mr Smith and the Virgin Islands Party.

The show on February 18, 2015 was hosted by Virgin Islands Party President Carvin Malone and included the VIP Chairman Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) and former party boss and Premier Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE (R9). 

20 Responses to “‘NDP must be changed next election by ballot not bullet’- Rajah A. Smith”

  • HELLO!! (20/02/2015, 09:37) Like (28) Dislike (12) Reply
    I wonder who writing these nonsense stories for Rajah? Meson go sit down..
    • Stuppess (20/02/2015, 10:36) Like (19) Dislike (11) Reply
      I want to know where this joker come from....you got to love democracy, it lets anyone in...lol
    • Save this guy from distruction (20/02/2015, 12:28) Like (27) Dislike (3) Reply
      This boy is a ticking time bomb waiting to explore. The people of the third district is setting this young man up for failure. He is a follower and not a leader. If you want to do something good Mr. Smith you need to get out and do something constructive and not destructive. Think for yourself do not allow Fraser to think for you.
    • GSM (20/02/2015, 14:42) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
      Please tell me who so i could go CTL to buy a stick of duck tape
  • i from here (20/02/2015, 09:50) Like (30) Dislike (7) Reply
    We have a new BOZO the clown!
  • vip (20/02/2015, 09:50) Like (11) Dislike (26) Reply
    VOTE VIP ALL THE WAY!
  • ... (20/02/2015, 10:29) Like (9) Dislike (22) Reply
    Hon rajah keep the pressure on
  • 2chainz (20/02/2015, 12:02) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    truuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
  • xxxxxxxx (20/02/2015, 13:34) Like (9) Dislike (7) Reply
    I starting to like Mr. Smith and pay attention to him. He surely making more sense than them Myron, Alvera, Deloris, Archie moo moos
    • CROSSES (20/02/2015, 22:15) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      You really do sound like a BIG JACK MOO MOO, you don't even have a name, that says it all.
  • LOL (20/02/2015, 13:51) Like (11) Dislike (8) Reply
    This poor guy is being set up to take the fall when VIP fail dismally at the polls, Frazer will never accept responsibility and its All going to be piled on this guy.
  • checking out things (20/02/2015, 16:43) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Could he not be implying that they will change by bullet and not ballot. why does the term bullet emit from this guy's mouth when speaking about election. this seems like a gesture of violence
  • Queen Mary (20/02/2015, 19:33) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Rajah, your choice of words is troubling and considering that Osborne and his personal beefs is in the mix makes it even more disturbing.
    Bullets? Oh dear!
    Prayers for Myron especially and an incident free Election season.
    • @ Queen Mary (21/02/2015, 23:34) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      we the people uinderstands clearly what he is saying BAM
      • Nonsense in its purest form (24/02/2015, 20:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        No we don't? So if you understand then explain to the rest of us, because bullet talk is threatening talk, so he needs to clarify....then again he just need to SHUT UP!!!
  • GSM (20/02/2015, 19:37) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    Post WHAT I ACTUALLY SAID VINO
  • wat a ting (20/02/2015, 22:18) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    AYO Watch this boy closely, he looks like he could be the joker in the ballot box! If he doesn't win, he might swim among the chicken feet!
  • pat (20/02/2015, 23:38) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    always found them NDP people to be an arrogant, insensitive, hubris-filled set of politicians and an awful example to our youths who inexplicably managed to hoodwink them last elections
  • rat race (21/02/2015, 23:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We've now arrived at a point where voters would be better off auctioning policy decisions to the highest bidders.


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