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NDP voters: Walwyn top performing Minister, Pickering lowest- Poll

- Final poll conducted by CADRES show low rating for National Democratic Party in post hurricane handling
Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL), left, and Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), right. Photo: Andre Dawson aka ‘Shadow’
Government's performance ratings as perceived by some 700 voters in the Virgin Islands. Photo: CADRES
Government's performance ratings as perceived by some 700 voters in the Virgin Islands. Photo: CADRES
Democratic Party voters rated Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL), the Education and Culture Minister, with a 7.7 on Ministerial performance and gave the lowest rating to Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), who had 6.3. Photo: CADRES
Democratic Party voters rated Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL), the Education and Culture Minister, with a 7.7 on Ministerial performance and gave the lowest rating to Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), who had 6.3. Photo: CADRES
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The consulting Barbados based firm, Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES), run and owned by Peter W. Wickham has released its final of three surveys conducted in the Virgin Islands.

Mr Wickham, speaking again to our newsroom moments ago, declined to reveal his client in the Territory that ordered and paid for the poll. 

However, in the final poll, it shows on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest, National Democratic Party voters rated Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL), the Education and Culture Minister, with a 7.7 on Ministerial performance and gave the lowest rating to Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), who had 6.3. 

Poll disclaimer

The pollster warned not to read into this too much and noted that throughout the region Ministers with Agriculture portfolios often rate low and those with education rate high because education is always one of the better performing sectors in the Caribbean over Agriculture.  

In the same poll, NDP voters gave Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D Orlando Smith (AL) 7.0 and Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), the Health and Social Development Minister, a 6.3.

On the other hand, Virgin Islands Party (VIP) voters gave all ministers a failing grade, with 4.7 going to Walwyn and 3.8 going to Pickering. Independent voters also gave the Ministers a failing grade.

VIP & independent voters give failing grade on post Hurricanes performance

On the question of Government performance on the post hurricanes recovery, only NDP supporters gave the current government a pass with 6.0 out of 10 whereas independent and VIP voters gave them a failing grade. VIP voters gave them a 3.4 and independents gave them a 4.6 rating.

Mr Wickham, through his CADRES, released two previous polls within the past days. The first one shows that voters believe the country is moving in the wrong direction and the second show a dead heat for preferred leadership between Dr Smith and Opposition Leader Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1).

CADRES said it polled 700 participants from the VI.

See link to opinion poll in its entirety:

http://www.virginislandsnewsonline.com/upload/documents/BVI_Political_Opinion_Poll_Release_III_06_April_2018.pdf

28 Responses to “NDP voters: Walwyn top performing Minister, Pickering lowest- Poll”

  • Sawda (06/04/2018, 14:30) Like (29) Dislike (4) Reply
    Those Polls means nothing..Cabinet voted for seven million dollars for those W B's to thief us..They all must go,they are a disgrace to society..The hold cabinet scatter them A$$$$..
    • SMH (06/04/2018, 16:16) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply

      Well you got to be a real sk***! The country needs the money! There are people who still have not fix their house because they have no money ! The government and use some of that money to either give soft loans and or also help fix some people homes! Take y’all head out y’all *$$ because our people need help! It had people who help built this country who needs help ! And don’t worry about me I didn’t vote for none, but I know that these Islands need help

  • Barbados (06/04/2018, 14:49) Like (18) Dislike (10) Reply
    PLEASE STOP MISLEADING PEOPLE WHO DO NOT KNOW BETTER. I AM NOT IN THE FIRST DISTRICT BUT MR FAHIE AND THE PEOPLE IN THAT DISTRICT WORK THEIR BUTT OFF . I SEE WHY HELL GATE WILL NEVER CLOSE. WHO BRING THIS SSA HERE TO TALK PISS WHEN HE PUT THE CART INFRONT THE HORSE. WHEN THE YOUNG PEOPLE READ THESE UNJUST THINGS MR BARBADOS YOU KNOW WHAT IT DO TO THEIR MINDS REBELL SO YOU GO AND COME BACK WHEN YOU GET THE FACTS.
    • @ Barados (07/04/2018, 04:53) Like (25) Dislike (12) Reply
      PLEASE READ AND COMPREHEND! THIS PARTICULAR POLL WAS ABOUT MINISTERIAL PERFORMANCE. DOES HON. FAHIE HOLD A MINISTRY??? NO ONE CAN DENY THAT HON.FAHIE DID AN AMAZING JOB IN HIS CONSTITUENCY POST IRMARIA SO STOP TRYING TO CREATE UNNECESSARY CONFUSION ABOUT YOUNG PEOPLE REBELLING! YOU ARE DOING HON.FAHIE A DISSERVICE WITH YOUR MISLEADING POST!
  • LOL (06/04/2018, 15:06) Like (28) Dislike (8) Reply
    Everything in that man's ministry needs investigating. Too much questionable financial conduct.
  • ting to talk (06/04/2018, 15:08) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    One out do the rest with a hundred thousand dollar school wall that costed tax payers $1.5mill. Pure robbery.
    • The fan (08/04/2018, 22:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      How much dose sea cows bay wall cost..1mill and going.talk that..
  • wow (06/04/2018, 15:09) Like (37) Dislike (2) Reply
    I feel safer with my sons and daughters with Kedrick than funny man.
  • ... (06/04/2018, 15:11) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    pay attention to the disclaimer thing to talk
  • wize up (06/04/2018, 15:22) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hurricane season around the corner: until we send those suspected of wrong doing off to the ghut, it is pointless with certain levels of conversation because where is taking us or what is dong for us: let’s take some poles and get a better understanding as to how many of our people still homeless or roofless from September 2017......SOSDD(same old $hit; different days like a broken record) let be more positive; we all agree come 2019 there will a shift !!!
    • SuezeeQ (06/04/2018, 21:29) Like (2) Dislike (9) Reply
      If u are homeless and or roofless,why don't you get yourself a roof and or home.. Waiting for Gov?
      Why ? Grow up and stop your welfare mentality.
  • Interested (06/04/2018, 16:34) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    When commenting please use English.
  • Stats 101 (06/04/2018, 18:02) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope the pole was a free one cause everybody know that you can't pole 700 people out of 30,000 and think that you did justice with regards to coming to a mathematical conclusion on what the average person is thinking. The real pole next year so don't get too excited yet.
  • on (06/04/2018, 18:31) Like (33) Dislike (66) Reply
    Myron is the best
  • Things like these (07/04/2018, 07:43) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    along with Cambridge Analytica can dtermine the outcome of any election by playing on the minds of the masses.They need to stop drilling money out of govt and parties to enrich themselves for doing nothing then guess what when the verdict goes the opposite direction they appear to give reasons or conclusion for such. Let the voters and God do their works.It is no wonder for so much corruption bribing sell and buy of votes etc.There is a need to stop these money hawks now.
  • jail (07/04/2018, 08:15) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope after the investigation he can even run again
  • Realist (07/04/2018, 09:37) Like (24) Dislike (2) Reply
    None of them will be elected again they should be shame they wasted the public money..Myrun built a wall to drown the children,no weep holes for the water to drain out and he try to build a paper school and Irma Rip it up .The buildings Ira Smith design in the 90s still standing and the 2017 building is gone waste of money that's a big example of his failure..He can lead some fools but not me..
  • hmm. (07/04/2018, 10:06) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    It is now clear who commissioned this report. They got what they paid for. Nothing new here but the same old attempt by Wall-wyn to try to manipulate people's mind.
    • @hmm. (08/04/2018, 11:32) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      Is this the same report that the opposition leader embraced when it favored him as a good replacement to Premier Smith? Hmmm it's only good when it is a benefit to one set but not the other.
  • I wonder (07/04/2018, 10:09) Like (29) Dislike (7) Reply
    I wonder who was voted the most corrupt NDP Minister? Was it this same guy?
  • VG (07/04/2018, 13:20) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope they came to the sister islands. Most Bajans also think Tortola is the entire BVI. Sister Islands holding all the aces next election. They better use them wisely
  • Mediocracy Hypocrisy (07/04/2018, 18:17) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Unfortunately performing exceptionally well does not afford you the Premiership Hon Walwyn. You have to be with the party from inception to be considered. Watch how Hon Pickering just sail een easy!
  • Concerned (07/04/2018, 18:35) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I believe what the survey says. Pickering is hiding or dreaming impossible dreams (Brandy wine Beach, Green Houses, and yes, I recall he was the start of the expanded airport.
    Skelton-Cline wants rich to give to the hospital. I do not believe in that, but if so why does he not ask his fellow Ministaers?? Why does he not ask members of the Millionairs Club he knows who they are and can ask direct ,not in a general pleae which always gets funds from folks too poor to give.
    Premier Smith wants to restore trust!!! HaHaHa ha Everyone knows it takes twice as long to be trusted than it does to lose trust and for over 7 years you have been losing it. No one will believe you.
    • Unfortunately (09/04/2018, 08:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      They know, unfortunately, that a few white envelopes can sway their constituents. So sad.
  • I believe (08/04/2018, 06:54) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    That this survey was conducted at the moorings restaurant.
  • simple (08/04/2018, 08:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    NDP must GO!
  • Street reporter (08/04/2018, 18:34) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    My polling says the same thing...Labour and Agriculture are the underperforming and most dissatisfying ministries ..


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