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NDP remains in! VIP remains out! In 2015 Elections

- VIP Chairman Carvin Malone congratulates NDP; says campaign period was too short for VIP
The National Democratic Party (NDP) has already won 7 of the District seats, which is enough to give them the Government, and seem headed to sweep the four At Large seats and a 11 to 2 landslide win. The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) have won 2 District seats. Photo: VINO/File
Dr Hubert O'Neal (left) and Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull will be the new faces in the Third House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO/File
Dr Hubert O'Neal (left) and Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull will be the new faces in the Third House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO/File
Even as the official result of the 2015 General Elections has not been declared as the long and tedious counting of the Territorial At Large votes continues, President of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Mr Carvin Malone has congratulated the National Democratic Party as the elected Government and said the party will definitely be doing a postmortem to see which areas the party needs to strengthen in going forward. Photo: VINO/File
Even as the official result of the 2015 General Elections has not been declared as the long and tedious counting of the Territorial At Large votes continues, President of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Mr Carvin Malone has congratulated the National Democratic Party as the elected Government and said the party will definitely be doing a postmortem to see which areas the party needs to strengthen in going forward. Photo: VINO/File
Honourable Julian Fraser RA (right), the Virgin Islands Party Chairman, and senior party member Honourable Andrew A. Fahie have been returned to the House of Assembly. Photo: VINO/File
Honourable Julian Fraser RA (right), the Virgin Islands Party Chairman, and senior party member Honourable Andrew A. Fahie have been returned to the House of Assembly. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Even as the official result of the 2015 General Elections has not been declared as the long and tedious counting of the Territorial At Large votes continues, President of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Mr Carvin Malone has congratulated the National Democratic Party as the elected Government and said the party will definitely be doing a postmortem to see which areas the party needs to strengthen in going forward.

The NDP has already won 7 of the District seats, which is enough to give them the Government, and seem headed to sweep the four At Large seats and a 11 to 2 landslide win.

Among the District seats won are District 2, which was contested by first timer Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull, and District 9, which was contested by Dr Hubert O'Neal.

“I would like to congratulate the National Democratic Party for fighting the valiant fight. A fight which they actually presented their case to the people of the Virgin Islands and it was overwhelmingly accepted and we have to wish them the best in moving this country forward,” said Mr Malone.

In speaking with this news site late last night, June 8, 2015 as he joined many others to witness the counting of the Territorial At-Large ballots and that of the Ninth District, Mr Malone said there are many issues that are currently confronting the country for the next few years but will require the input of everyone.

“There are a lot of hopes and expectations that the people of the Virgin Islands would seek to get from a particular government and they just have to be vigilant in terms of  sure they can do it to the satisfaction of the voters, the ones who have expressed their confidence in them,” he said.

Needed more time

Mr Malone was confident also that if his party and others in the race had more time to prepare there would have been a possibility of results more in their favour. “We basically had our first rally on the 10th May, we had 27 days in which to pin our case down, there would be a lot of events that we would have to pin point and to make sure as a Virgin Islands Party we can re-group and we can move our case forward.”

As for the return of Honourable Julian Fraser RA, the Virgin Islands Party Chairman, and senior party member Honourable Andrew A. Fahie to the House of Assembly, Mr Malone said the two men would have to continue to do their job for the people who have again put their confidence in their representation. “Winnings has its benefits and losing has its pains but the fact is there is a constituent in the Third [District] and one in the First [District] that must be served so they would have to continue to advocate for and on behalf of all the persons not only in the districts but throughout the territory,” said Malone.

On the much touted talk that the VIP is likely to challenge the results of the Advance Voting of June 5, 2015, Mr Malone responded in the negative, nothing that a ruling in their favour would have done little to affect the final outcome. “…you still can’t make up the difference, it would be a null and void case.”

The VIP President said, however, that the bigger picture is that there is a procedure which, even if it is practiced as a norm, cannot be the norm if it’s not in the act. “The Act does not allow for any re-opening of sealed packages or if you do not seal then they have to be sealed in the presence of all those involved.

Mr Malone agreed that there were very many persons who did not vote and said that is something that has to be worked on.

Final District results

District 1

Andrew A. Fahie- 652 Votes

Shaina M. Smith- 277 Votes

Preston P. Stoutt- 68 Votes

District 2

Melvin M. Turnbull- 448 Votes

Elford W. Parsons- 209 Votes

Rajah A. Smith- 16 Votes

District 3

Julian Fraser RA- 596 Votes

Kevin C. Smith- 561 Votes

District 4

Mark H. Vanterpool- 717 Votes

JoAnn 'Roxie' Romney- 151 Votes

District 5

Delores Christopher- 590 Votes

Zoe J. Walcott-McMillian- 399 Votes

Shabazz Abdul- 23 Votes

District 6

Alvera Maduro-Caines- 765 Votes

Elvis J. Harrigan- 237 Votes

Dion M. Jennings- 43 Votes

District 7

Dr Kedrick D. Pickering- 607

Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard - 199

District 8

Marlon A. Penn- 943 Votes

McLloyd O. Walters- 185 Votes

District 9

Dr Hubert O'Neal- 669

Elton L. Sprauve- 389

Vernon V. Vanterpool- 37

Stephanie I. Faulkner-Williams- 36

Albert O. Wheatley- 63

Faye J. Reese-Charles- 27

52 Responses to “NDP remains in! VIP remains out! In 2015 Elections”

  • mvw (09/06/2015, 08:43) Like (47) Dislike (0) Reply
    Landslide
  • As I said (09/06/2015, 08:55) Like (58) Dislike (1) Reply
    The people have spoken. Congratulations to the the ndp !!!!!! It is time for healing. The true spirit of a warrior is not only proven in victory but is also tested in defeat. Many hurtful words were spoken and hurtful deeds were done . Let us make our wrongs right and throw our support behind our government. I must now retire this name. God bless these beautiful islands.
  • Observer (09/06/2015, 09:03) Like (84) Dislike (7) Reply
    The VIP did not lose the election because of little time. The VIP had Fahie and Fraser in the HOA making a lot of noice for the last 3.5 years. So throw away that reasoning. They been campaigning for the last 3.5 years.

    The VIP party had a weak team (particularly At-Large), an incoherent message which focused more on the NDP and less on what the VIP would do (never a good strategy) for the territory and a controversial leader.

    Going forward you should focus on the following:-

    Candidate recruitment- you had 3.5 years to pick a slate of candidate and still came up with a weak team.
    Change of leader-and this does not mean replacing Fraser with Fahie.
    Lay out a coherent vision, which is more believable. You cant be making promises that costs a lot of money and not say how you will finance it. The VIP knew elections were due in a maximum of 6 months, launch your campaign early and take your message in every nook and cranny of the Territory. You don't need to wait on an election to launch your campaign.
    • soo (09/06/2015, 22:38) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Thank you! well said.
    • wilma (11/06/2015, 17:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Observer is correct. VIP Fahie and Frasier did so much mud slinging at NDP to make themselves seem like they were the good ones, that they forgot the people who have common sense was sick of their noise. Big mouths, not humble to the territory at all. They really thought people were stupid enough to forget why they were put out the first time and why they are STILL OUT this time.
  • avalanche (09/06/2015, 09:13) Like (75) Dislike (6) Reply
    Landslide is a joke, this was an avalanche, this is a way of saying VIP just retire.

    The people has spoken.
    • Same as 2007 (09/06/2015, 09:57) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
      Was this done to NDP in 2007? The world is a cycle...careful what goes around comes right back around.
      • Lily Ann (09/06/2015, 14:51) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
        Girl BYE .... that was years ago ... people are wiser now ...
      • GG&G (09/06/2015, 16:42) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
        ...And around and around which people don't get. These positions are not sealed in stone - nor anything else and soon enough the displeased with kick up again. Lord help our little islands.
  • Really? (09/06/2015, 09:15) Like (63) Dislike (3) Reply
    Stop this nonsense now about VIP didnt have time to campaign, VIP had 31/2 years to be doing this. VIP was not prepared and this is the results, so dont blame nobody for your own short comings. From last election you should have been preparing. So tell the people if a crisis had to come would it call Fraser and say im coming so be prepared? You think we wanted an unprepared person to lead our country when you can even prepare for an election. Come on? Instead of looking into other people's dirty laundry you should have been preparing. So stop the crying and take the licks the NDP prepared for you!
  • SMH (09/06/2015, 09:17) Like (35) Dislike (51) Reply
    tola people selling out for 20 pieces of silver, judas would be proud
  • Be Prepared (09/06/2015, 09:25) Like (27) Dislike (2) Reply
    I don't think more time was needed. You just have to be prepared and this was not the case for some candidates. It is common knowledge that elections are due every 4 years, therefore one cannot wait until the year prior to begin preparation. Congratulations to all!
  • good move (09/06/2015, 09:25) Like (23) Dislike (3) Reply
    Congratulations to the NDP team
  • No more fooling the people (09/06/2015, 09:32) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
    " You can fool some people some of the time but you cant fool all the people all the tine" - Abraham Lincoln. The people have spoken...Congrats NDP.
  • just saying.. (09/06/2015, 09:39) Like (37) Dislike (17) Reply
    Not to worry the ppl will see the truth of what the vip was saying shortly
  • 911 (09/06/2015, 10:12) Like (24) Dislike (14) Reply
    Another 4 years of conflict of intrest
  • GG&G (09/06/2015, 10:13) Like (27) Dislike (28) Reply
    Celebrate now...cry later. Victimization is NOT a joke. Selling out of our country to the highest bidder is NOT a joke. Establishing a culture of disrespect is NOT a joke. We will remain silent, listen out and hear. It is all just a matter of time... and THAT as they say, is "longer than twine".
    • Live up (09/06/2015, 14:24) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Fraser & Fahie remains undefeated!! No joke about that. Respect to the NDP.'s victory.No joke about that either. They
      joking, they laughing. We can hear them clearly. Now will soon be over.
  • voter (09/06/2015, 10:23) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lets call it what it is a "landslide"
  • wize up (09/06/2015, 10:25) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    4 more years in the wilderness for VIP; but please be informed there will be another election come 2019, so don't use the excuse about a snap election when that time role around ( you have 4 years advance notice)...what a mash up!!!
  • Hmmm (09/06/2015, 10:28) Like (16) Dislike (5) Reply
    It's time now to stop bad mouthing each other there are people rejoicing and people hurting you all sound stupid come on people a party had to win a one had to loss come let us now pray that everything will be well and that God will help them to run this country and serve the people truthfully congratulations NDP the people spoke
  • Concern 1 (09/06/2015, 10:31) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    Yes let the healing begins and let all those who were defeated to rejuvenate and come again. Work on your strengths and weaknesses. To the VIP party let NDP right the wrongs that they have create leading up to this elections and if they don't at the next election the people are gonna speak again.Remember the election is for by at the people. Now all of you need to take to the beach and take a nice cool down. Any coach will tell you to do just that.
  • Blogs (09/06/2015, 10:51) Like (4) Dislike (11) Reply
    I noticed that the most popular bloggers didn't help with a win for their side lol
  • ... (09/06/2015, 11:22) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply
    NDP must get cracking and don't wait until 2019 the 9th hour to start working on projects. Action does speak louder than words.
  • Congrats (09/06/2015, 11:34) Like (5) Dislike (12) Reply
    God have spoken and the people have spoken so let's all say amen
  • tell it like it is (09/06/2015, 11:44) Like (36) Dislike (49) Reply
    I am one to call a spade a spade! NDP won this election in some districts because they had the government's money to spend to buy votes and that is a FACT! I know I will get a lot of flack for it but oh well. Imagine giving one of their supporters $25,000.00 for a bogus claim in order for him to use that money to assist "The Switch" with his campaign.

    Imagine you coming to my house and when I express that you do not have my support you ask me what I want and before I even knew what hit me, that wish was granted.

    All now I sure the Treasury still processing payments for "financial assistance" for persons who I am sure just need to look hard work to do.

    Imagine people from all parts of the world were bought airline tickets to travel home to vote from as fas as the UK to my knowledge. This is unprecedented. And to think they used to talk about the VIP. This should tell us that it was truly their intention to "do whatever it takes" win this election as said by our 'Honourable' Premier.

    Whoever wants to be fooled by the NDP go right ahead but the writing is on the wall. We will be hit really hard with extra taxes shortly to cover the cost of these loans that this government took to fund their campaign. Only they could have known what they were up to when they borrowed this 16M to suppposedly do improvement to the road infrastructure in the territory. By that I guess they meant paving roads that didn't need paving and digging up roads that were badly in need of fixing. Lord help us!

    Anyhow my good people...brace yourselves...we are in for a rough ride!
    • calm (09/06/2015, 15:22) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
      Do not worry, in this time when the NDP supporters are at their most brazen and it is cool to support NDP, you will get a lot of backlash. But you are right, they bought a lot of votes in the 4th, 5th, and 7th districts. But there were other unnatural forces at work...
    • Lily Ann (09/06/2015, 19:16) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      Why u didn't turn them away and go look hard work ... it's like good goes for some and criticism suits others even if the same situation .... hmmmmmm ....

      How you didn't notify the public before elections, why u bringing up now ???
    • Young Chick (10/06/2015, 09:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Oh please!! Stop going on like only NDP was doing it, VIP was doing it also! Whether NDP, VIP, PPP, PEP, PPA, POP, or who get in and we don't like it we always, ALWAYS!!! tend to bash. All you have to do is, next time go vote for who you want in. I'm sure most of you on here who bashing parties either voted against them or didn't even vote at all. So keep calm and observe for the next 4 years and when election time comes do what you feel you need to do.
  • Mike Rotch (09/06/2015, 11:49) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    Honestly we couldn't remove a functioning government for that mess the VIP was preaching, Fraser & Fahie will be good opposition maybe they needed more help there but they are on the right side for now.
  • LaLa (09/06/2015, 13:29) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    @tell it like it is: First of all if you are such a loyal VIP fan why did you take it, that alone to show you how crooked you and all them who take from NDP are. That is why you all lose by a landslide. Stop encouraging wrong this is one of the main reason your party loseeeeee.
    • tell it like it is (11/06/2015, 09:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I am not and never have been a loyal VIP fan. The situation I spoke about with the wish being granted was not me personally but someone I know, that was not clear in my post. I have never been offered anything from any politician for a vote and I do not intend to ever accept anything from them because my vote can not and will never be bought by the highest bidder. I think that is just totally distasteful. My country is worth more than that.

      Other commenters speak about notifying the public before elections about what was going on but what would have been the point? The power of the almighty dollar is far stronger than anything I could have said. It would not have made a difference.

      Anyhow, no need to belabour this issue, I have said my bit and the rest is left to be seen!
  • VG Realist (09/06/2015, 13:46) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    The fact remains this election was a way lower voter turnout compared to 2011. Check some of those reelected with less votes than the last time.
  • proverbs (09/06/2015, 14:26) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    It is time to fulfil all the promises that were made. The territory is going to be transformed. Virgin gorda look out a newt clinic soon. The ground has already been broken. Carrot bay,the piles for the fisherman's betty are there. Green land,the plan's for the housing project we're shown by the minister. East end the sewage project all the was to paraquita bay will continue. With $90,000,000 in the reserves our financial future is strong. Remember this government will act quickly since it is a matter of continuation....not starting from scratch. Horray!!!!! Go ndp.
    • @proverb (09/06/2015, 15:19) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      Let's hope that they can prove that the 90M is in the bank first becaus borrowing from our social security does not bode well for that claim
    • reserves (09/06/2015, 23:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      You see the 90mil in the reserves or even the 40 mil (which is what i think they claim it is). I refuse to even repeat that figure to sensible people in light of the fact that the government has not audited its books in 3 plus years.
  • SMH (09/06/2015, 15:03) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    tola sold out for money
  • facts (09/06/2015, 15:16) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    NDPv Fraser... NDP wins 11 out of 13 times. They targeted Fraser this entire time and painted him as this criminal/devil (while BTS he is close friends with many of them) and people (the youth) bought it. That affected so many other races/districts that could do with a different outcome.
    From the moment Delores started to beat Zoe, i knew that the Anti-Fraser movement was effective. I feel bad few of the other district candidates that were clearly cheated by Fraser being Premier
  • Happy (09/06/2015, 15:53) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Im very happy NDP won, congrats! Please NDP, put some serious emphasis on the general SECURITY of the country this term. I know its not only a VIP interest.
  • Wes (09/06/2015, 18:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lord where oooooo?
    Listen up next election is in about 4 years or so. So don't get your knickers all twisted when it comes around
  • jj (09/06/2015, 18:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    CONGRATS TO THE NDP
  • Ah wa dii.. (09/06/2015, 18:49) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
    But waittt; Mitch lap raja 28 times lmao. This is it!
  • 911 (09/06/2015, 19:46) Like (14) Dislike (5) Reply
    thiefing and electiion, bribing people and using the tax payers money to run a campaign shameful SMY
  • dog (09/06/2015, 23:37) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    thank you to all those who stepped up to serve. We still need fresh ideas and new faces. It is hard to fight the machine. Use this time to become visible, do community-oriented service, keep visible, speak up when irregularities and injustices are evident. Congratulations for stepping up. Now let's see if a return win will make the ruling party arrogant or humble.
  • i from here (10/06/2015, 08:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where ooooo ? LOL!


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