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'Not another term of NDP victimisation'- VIP youth group

- Promises to be vibrant & bring a youthful hype in campaigning for 13 VIP candidates
The youth group, Ready Committee, confirmed that over the past months it had the opportunity to observe and evaluate the perspectives and agendas of the various candidates who had expressed an interest in running and have been confirmed and ratified by the VIP Governing Body, its Congress. 'We call on all youth who are registered to vote, to vote for change, vote for the dynamic, talented leadership and vote for the future of the Virgin Islands, vote for VIP All the Way,' the committee stated in pledging its full support for the VIP’s 13 candidates for the June 8, 2015 general elections. Photo: VINO
The Ready Committee noted that all 13 candidates representing the VIP in the upcoming general elections in June have four important values that are good for the interest of the youth of the Virgin Islands. 'The 13 candidates possess high integrity, love for people, love for country and have vision and solutions to move the youth agenda forward, hence the country.' Photo: VINO
The Ready Committee noted that all 13 candidates representing the VIP in the upcoming general elections in June have four important values that are good for the interest of the youth of the Virgin Islands. 'The 13 candidates possess high integrity, love for people, love for country and have vision and solutions to move the youth agenda forward, hence the country.' Photo: VINO
New President (Ag) of the Ready Committee, Mr Kevon S. Lettsome, who replaces Rajah A. Smith, who is a candidate for the VIP in the Second District. Photo: VINO/File
New President (Ag) of the Ready Committee, Mr Kevon S. Lettsome, who replaces Rajah A. Smith, who is a candidate for the VIP in the Second District. Photo: VINO/File
The Ready Committee will be in action in Virgin Gorda on Monday May 11, 2015 for the campaign launch of Ninth District Candidate, Elton L. Sprauve aka All Out. Photo: VINO
The Ready Committee will be in action in Virgin Gorda on Monday May 11, 2015 for the campaign launch of Ninth District Candidate, Elton L. Sprauve aka All Out. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “The youths of this group pledge our full support to ensure that all 13 VIP candidates are elected to office as the young people cannot suffer through another four years of a National Democratic Party Administration.” This was part of a statement issued today May 10, 2015 by the Ready Committee, a youth group in strong support of the main Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

According to the 35-member plus Ready Committee, another term of the National Democratic Party (NDP) will mean lack of meaningful employment opportunities, “cut back in scholarships, red tape in obtaining trade license- resulting in young people being kept back from becoming entrepreneurs- victimisation and only knowing the youth three months before elections.

“We call on all youth who are registered to vote, to vote for change, vote for the dynamic, talented leadership and vote for the future of the Virgin Islands, vote for VIP All the Way,” the committee stated in pledging its full support for the VIP’s 13 candidates for the June 8, 2015 general elections.

The youth group confirmed that over the past months it had the opportunity to observe and evaluate the perspectives and agendas of the various candidates who had expressed an interest in running and have been confirmed and ratified by the VIP Governing Body, its Congress.

Why support VIP candidates?

The Ready Committee noted that all 13 candidates representing the VIP in the upcoming general elections in June have four important values that are good for the interest of the youth of the Virgin Islands.

“The 13 candidates possess high integrity, love for people, love for country and have vision and solutions to move the youth agenda forward, hence the country.”

New leadership in Ready Committee

Meanwhile, the group has announced that its Vice President Kevon S. Lettsome has been named Acting President until after the 2015 General Elections. He replaces Rajah A. Smith, who is a candidate for the VIP in the Second District.

“This is new for me so I will work with the team and members of the group as President of the Ready Committee and whatever decisions are made are a committee decision and not a president decision, decisions that are in the best interest of the youth and the party,” Mr Lettsome told Virgin Islands News Online.

Ready Committee bringing youthful hype to campaign

The Ready Committee, through its new president, said it will be assisting in the campaign exercises of all the VIP district candidates from 1 to 9 as well as the Territorial At Large candidates. “We will work hand in hand with them, helping them with their songs and bringing a new hype to the party….we are trying to change up and shake up things [on the campaign trail].

Lettsome also said that since it’s a “snap election” the youth arm will have to work harder as a team and as individuals with different strengths in trying to encourage young voters to be affiliated with the party as well as making the right choice come election day.

He added that the team will be in Virgin Gorda on Monday May 11, 2015 for the campaign launch of Ninth District Candidate, Elton L. Sprauve. “As we going all out for ‘All Out’.”

Why vote for the VIP?

Ask what would be his advice to the youth voters this election season, Mr Lettsome said he would encourage them to “vote for the party that has the interest of you, the party that has the manifesto that is going to be best for you, one that will cater for you and your children’s future. Vote for a party that will give us educational and other opportunities, not just for friends or affiliates of the party,” Mr Lettsome told this news site.

VIP Team

Hon Andrew A. Fahie (incumbent) - D1
Rajah A. Smith- D2
Hon Julian Fraser (incumbent) - D3
JoAnn R. Romney- D4
Zoe J. Walcott-McMillan- D5
Elvis J. Harrigan - D6
Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard - D7
McLloyd O. Walters - D8
Elton L. Sprauve - D9

Territorial/At-Large
Dr Karl Dawson
Irene F. Penn-O'Neal
Charmaine R. Rosan-Bunbury
Sharie B. De Castro

65 Responses to “'Not another term of NDP victimisation'- VIP youth group”

  • rattie (10/05/2015, 14:10) Like (35) Dislike (17) Reply
    finally we hearing from the grand old party
    • rolling eyes (10/05/2015, 15:10) Like (57) Dislike (6) Reply
      You hearing from the party or you hearing from the party's groupies? the candidates themselves need to say clearly what they have to bring to the table. Can't hear that yet.
      • Schups (10/05/2015, 17:34) Like (34) Dislike (12) Reply

        Hearing what? The young man hasn't said one thing about why the youth should support VIP. They are on facebook talking all sorts of $h!t about how bad NDP are but cannot tell you what VIP will do. The one with the trucks still upset because he didn't get to build the wall up emmanuel hill, up and down talking about NDP only got money people. Ask him when last a brokes man gave his trucks work to do! VIP are promoting IGNORANCE which is why no youth are supporting them. When you see NDP youth extravaganza in a few weeks you will understand. WHen you see NDP at -large launch at the Plaza next week with the youth in control, you will see where the youth are. VIP will RIP soon.

        • LOL (10/05/2015, 21:14) Like (4) Dislike (12) Reply
          Can you read????? Also none of the post are geared towards, the great NDP as you guys are firing bullets with out any plan to carry the country forward!!! Please get a reality chk
          • Da Make Sense! (10/05/2015, 22:17) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
            You really just say that? Not an Iota ah sense you got. Shameful!
      • Concerned (11/05/2015, 09:12) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
        How do you expect to hear from them when the Premier did such an injustice to the country by calling a snap election giving other candidates only 4 weeks to prepare!!!! You need to stop talking non-sense and see that the NDP does not care about the country because if they did, they would have given others the opportunity to discuss and debate issues!!!!! Why did they rush to close down the house of Assembly???? They have something to hide that is why...before that rush, they would have gotten my support but no more!!!!!!!! They do not care about us the voters, we should have the opportunity to listen to what others have to say before we make our decision on who should be elected to represent us...
        • Give me a Break (11/05/2015, 16:28) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
          What do you mean they are not prepared and need time to prepare lolol. ... since last election they had all the time in the world now you're telling me they still need time to prepare.... Da Mek Sense
    • @rattie (10/05/2015, 23:49) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      Struppsss and yawn
  • Boo (10/05/2015, 14:37) Like (29) Dislike (12) Reply
    Not impressed so far. Some ok candidates and some weak ones. Waiting for the manifesto but not convinced so far
  • Realist (10/05/2015, 14:49) Like (19) Dislike (5) Reply
    VG tomorrow! Yessah!
  • --------------------------- (10/05/2015, 15:07) Like (25) Dislike (30) Reply
    Where is the progress the NDP talking about? pure bull, under the NDP the youths are worst off than they were before
  • onlooket (10/05/2015, 15:10) Like (25) Dislike (25) Reply
    Sad for the VIP
  • bridge (10/05/2015, 15:11) Like (31) Dislike (44) Reply
    a vote for the NDP is a vote for the UK to take over the BVI; voters please save us from the humliation
    • true tolian (10/05/2015, 15:33) Like (44) Dislike (8) Reply
      @ bridge
      would you plse stop spreading propaganda and foolishiness
      if UK was going to take over the BVI they would have done it
      a long time ago.
    • Takers (10/05/2015, 18:24) Like (19) Dislike (14) Reply
      Truth be told "bridge" a vote for VIP is a vote for England to take over. Put all the foolishness aside and do your homework and you would learn the harsh reality of how very little confidence and the great concern England has with Frazer and VIP as the controlling party once again.
  • voter 1 (10/05/2015, 15:12) Like (24) Dislike (47) Reply
    The winds of change is blowing in the air.Can you feel it? I CAN AND YES WE CAN
  • ccc (10/05/2015, 15:14) Like (39) Dislike (26) Reply
    I see a few winners in the line up added with a few dead horses but for the country sake I hope the VIP pulls through...
  • JACK BE STILL (10/05/2015, 15:21) Like (35) Dislike (26) Reply
    I for one voting vip all the way
  • Curious (10/05/2015, 16:00) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    S#$/have and M$/n@%d are 2 lame horse....
  • Cheating the youth (10/05/2015, 16:08) Like (26) Dislike (41) Reply
    The Ndp call a snap election to stop who from voting the youth of course . Tell us young people are you better off under the Ndp. Of course not with fewer jobs and even fewer scholarships. The Ndp only out for them friend dem. Do not
    be deceived again youth
    • @Cheating the Youth (10/05/2015, 17:17) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
      The granting of fewer scholarships is the truth so don't mind them with their criticism.
  • voter (10/05/2015, 17:24) Like (19) Dislike (17) Reply
    I believe VIP we can do it we have young interlectural and experience team. To all electorate vote the Hon. Fraser and team VIP all the way. Your future is in your hands don't let the other scare u away we ready 4 the vote.
  • Plank (10/05/2015, 17:48) Like (5) Dislike (10) Reply
    My 3 things---there are three things why I want NDP to win--1/ NHI needed badly, all workers need insurance--2/ Pension plan needed for all workers after probation {with a standard rule} not having the employers set the terms--3/ Immigration need to stop harassing visitors, little of it still going on-its been better under NDP. NDP will do those three things for sure-----Then--There are Three things why I want VIP to win--1/ Need that hospital board to either be abolished or restructure, no trust-- No credibility---2/ Need another Cable TV provider Cable TV killing we High price, poor service---3/ Need Traffic lights at Lime, Rite way junction cut the parking next to lime out period.--VIP will do these 3 things for sure.-
  • jokers (10/05/2015, 17:52) Like (27) Dislike (9) Reply
    VIP YOU ARE LOOKING VIBRANT .SO WAH WE WILL ALL DO BAND UP TOGETHER AND VOTE VIP ALLLLL THE WAY REMEMBER THIS COUNTRY WAS BUILT WITH VIP SO CALLING ALL VIP NATIONS TOGETHER GET THEM OUT
  • Second boss (10/05/2015, 18:27) Like (9) Dislike (12) Reply
    The NDP has numerous unpaid bills ...
    I know youths personally that wait months on a government check not for the lack of trying to receive payment. (getting a run a round)
    Now the only running their doing is running the youths dry ,and the sad thing is we are so blind to it ! Imagine we(theyouths) have conditioned ourself to TEK bad treatment just because every August an December they give out petty contracts to cut grass on the road.



    This election is like NO OTHER we the youths (registered or not ) have to start asking questions and letting our voices be heard.

    The VIP line up is OK could it have been better maybe so. But their new to the games and that doesn't mean they won't get the job done!

    when voting ,vote for country not for self.

  • VG Resident (10/05/2015, 18:29) Like (9) Dislike (15) Reply
    Arnt you guys been observant the relationship with prime minister David camron land slide victory and the NDP that work great together why would you change a progressive team of scollers ,when we should be listening to the long term plan for developing this country ............come on why would you want to rewind to that four years of pain under the VIP we now your wiser than that so do the right thing
    • please (10/05/2015, 20:34) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
      So it was okay to rewind vip own... When they were in? Tired of hearing that nonsense.. Give ndp another four years why didn't you give vip another four in 2011. Same rules apply. Struppea
  • meyers power men (10/05/2015, 18:31) Like (24) Dislike (13) Reply
    Vote VIP all the way ndp need to stop fooling them please we need to vote the out
  • I say so (10/05/2015, 18:40) Like (16) Dislike (9) Reply
    Now if Hon. Fahie and Hon. Fraser are defeated, tell me, who on this team will lead this Country?
    • Boo (10/05/2015, 20:52) Like (13) Dislike (11) Reply
      Sharie and Bunburry lol VIP please wheel and come again. Even Dr. Doo Little would have been better!
  • VIP all the way (10/05/2015, 18:42) Like (16) Dislike (13) Reply
    Ndp will go on June 8 and we will be free at last no more bullying and insults
    • Lily Ann (11/05/2015, 10:37) Like (1) Dislike (7) Reply
      Bullying and Insults???? What the nickles I hearing here ???? If Both parties have beef and they choose to insult the other individual.... IS THAT YOUR BUSINESS ???? Do either party come to your aide when a coworker bash you ??? No !!! ... So why throw out a party just because they get in beef with the Opposition !!!! I does really wonder bout you people !!!
  • strong girl (10/05/2015, 18:44) Like (19) Dislike (11) Reply
    Ndp must go they do all kind wickedness to people just to name a few 1) the stop paying increment since 2012 2) the price to see a doctor by peebles hospital is sky high 3) firing people for no reason 4) give island people first preference I sick of them they really need to go
    • wise up (10/05/2015, 21:18) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      they all married to island women so what de big dealt you late
    • true tolian (10/05/2015, 22:05) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
      @ strong girl
      plse note,we have a new hospital.medical technician to pay,medication to buy.How do you expect these
      things to be funded if fees are not raised to cover these expenses.when govt has to fund these items and
      cannot find funds to do other things we say the govt is starving us.The NHI should have been in place
      before the hospital had even finish that would have cushion some of fees we now see.but the vip dropped
      the ball.In respect to increments it is better late than never.If someone admits that he has not paid your
      increments but will pay that is a true person, not like some who blames the civil servants for their failure.
      With the firing of people without reason .I was an manager for adept of a company and people get fired
      for not performing their their duties or living up to expectations.You cannot run a company or an govt
      with people not pulling their weight then every must fall.
      • @true tolian (10/05/2015, 23:42) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply

        If Governments introduce other industries to supplement these expenses and initiatives rather than the back of the people who are really struggling in this place by the way. Paychecks are not increasing but your expenses are. I am sick of you people justifying bull $h!t.

        • true tolian (11/05/2015, 12:03) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
          When govt try to introduce other industries we say they are selling out the country.
          there are many industries we can engage as a people but we will not because we do
          not want to get together and invest as a group,instead when others try they are
          called elitist.it is time we all band together and build our communities and stop
          waiting on governments
      • Realist (10/05/2015, 23:47) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
        NHI is going to sink this Territory financially once implemented. Why start in September when many hotels will be closed with no money coming in for workers. I'm sick of ignorant and misinformed people on these blogs.
      • Plank (11/05/2015, 06:30) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        True Tolian---You talking None-sense--Seems like you are not pulling your weight, you are not been honest--Hospital, 47 million dollar budget that`s a lot of money plus charges--Why increased fees? ( Bad Management) Who is getting the huge salary?--why everyone get increments except nurses ( because most of them can`t vote--unfair--injustice--useless board). they work harder than Police. The People who need to get fired are those who don`t ware uniform. God is watching.- stop it
      • ABC (11/05/2015, 13:56) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        Why are you bighting at the bit like that. Strong Girl is speaking about the funny man and his dictatorial attitude. As for the NHI, trust me, that will cause major dissatisfaction and like the traffic light at the round about, it will be dismantled. The problem is, Ronnie is too darn harden. He is just like Fraser.
    • island man (11/05/2015, 06:26) Like (46) Dislike (2) Reply
      @ strong girl, please keep the island people out of this, because it is not true. Under the NDP island people are treated like dogs, check and see how many island people leave here to go elsewhere or go back home. The NDP gang cares for no one else but themselves, family, close friends and cronies
    • Lily Ann (11/05/2015, 10:41) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Yall aint get enough held hands under VIP for all these years ??????????? The Island man paying his dues here as much as you, so why cant the Government give them preferences too !!!! And this is just why the NDP have to outsource people from the islands, its because you born here people so dull, you will keep a Government in power who not carry the country forward !!!!!
  • teller (10/05/2015, 18:51) Like (5) Dislike (8) Reply
    Who will win for vip
    Frazer ,andrew , Zoey, Irene, carl Dawson,
    • Boo (10/05/2015, 20:55) Like (4) Dislike (15) Reply
      Frazer and Andrew = quite likely winners but will be close. Andrew will have a good margin
      Zoey = perhaps, toss up/ close call
      Irene and Karl = Nah not even close
      The rest of the team = loosers
  • Turnbull E (10/05/2015, 19:25) Like (14) Dislike (4) Reply
    Vote vip for a better future
  • Really (10/05/2015, 19:30) Like (14) Dislike (18) Reply
    I am a VIP supporter but from the time I saw the VIP line up, I declared, four more years for the NDP. You guys can't be serious.
    • To Really (10/05/2015, 20:48) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
      Yea right and I have seen pigs fly go take a Walk Ndp desperado
    • @Really (10/05/2015, 21:01) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
      Get ur back&&&££|€ from her you to D@$$ Lie. Don't forget to pick up your cheque from MVEW and the NDP lie !!!! You are not a V I P.
  • All the Way (10/05/2015, 19:39) Like (22) Dislike (3) Reply

    Even if the put a big @$$ as a candidate for VIP that @$$ will get my vote before I vote Ndp

  • Ya forget (10/05/2015, 20:16) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    Ya forget all out in the 9th, maynard-pickering in the 7th and all the rest
  • farmer brown (10/05/2015, 21:29) Like (16) Dislike (5) Reply
    The vip team is not the strongest but for the sake of my children and grandchildren we voting vip all the way
  • tell it like it is (10/05/2015, 23:33) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    Listen fellow VIP supporters.....If the NDP could vote for their slate of candidates...we can and will vote for our people...all the way...They are no better than what we have. Check out some of their character. Their personal life. Let's not put down what we have unless you are willing to throw your hat in the ring. Vote VIP....all the way. Straight down...
  • VOTE (11/05/2015, 00:19) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
    It's best for this country for us to vote for the people that actually want to represent us, so we can have our voices heard, not people who just want to have power. That's why I'm voting VIP. You can tell that they genuinely care. Some of those NDP kats seem fishy and they have shown themselves to be too self-absorbed.
    Voting Maynard (the real Pickering) in the 7th. Anybody else choose differently needs to quickly reconsider. We need Maynard right now!
  • wize up (11/05/2015, 01:30) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
    I will continue to say to any voter of this territory, please be honest with yourself overlooking the political party system; you will see that the current administration have done far more for the BVI between 2011 and 2015(simply sit and then be true to yourself)........there was significant progress over the past 3 years under the National Democratic Party!!!!( if the truth be told)
    • Say All (11/05/2015, 08:00) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      Truth be told we also saw victimization, conflict of interest and they blatantly continue to lie about it, no respect for people's personal belonging, threatening people living, think they better than us but we good enough for a X. Waiting to get back in to impose NHI even though the majority speak against it but they would not get that chance, upheld a disrespectful House of Assembly and I never in all my years ever saw that house carry on so for such a length of time, refusing to truthfully and fully answer questions forgetting that the greater population wants to hear the answers "truthfully". We do not want to hear no explanation on a campaign trail. No! Claims of being broke but as soon as they got in they took our same youths to do what they campaigned against which was bush cutting. To add to the injury they hired consultants right away but yet civil servants had to wait until the eve of election to get their increments that was due to them. Indirectly using a whooping $16 million of our social security money to pave all over the place like a green grasshopper out of control as campaign funds because that is what it is. Not recognizing all the players in various areas. Paying out how much on a cruise ship firework that was not necessary trying to cloud people thinking but it did not work. Nice cruise line though and many more will come after we vote NDP out. Give credit where credit is due. Disrespecting representatives by giving their colleagues contracts in districts to give out like we vote for them. They are not even in yet and already pick up that Nasty Disrespectful Pompous (NDP) habit and just imagine more of that behavior getting back in the house. The $40 slap in the face but yet on VG $100,000 was given for festival that we cannot find all of to this very day. Telling lies that VIP left other districts behind from 2007 to 2011 news flash there was only one NDP district left so let the representative say if he was left behind. I shall stop here so you or likewise can rebut.
  • kids (11/05/2015, 01:43) Like (34) Dislike (4) Reply
    Vip all the way bam bam straight no spilt vote we want ndp lying behind out
  • ForbiddenTruth (11/05/2015, 05:13) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    When you talk victimization talk NDP mostly. For political reasons with people's life they play. G.Malone still on the job no contract but is being paid. Why can't he just be appointed to the freakin job? The man who used to be in immigration railroaded because he enforced the law he was suppose to enforce. Carrie O'neal forced to retire inspite of. Set of bagawires.
  • eyes (11/05/2015, 06:08) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    VIP had such bright future, the country had such high hopes. All that died when the lady from east End Failed us all
  • thief in the night (11/05/2015, 06:29) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    I just hope the ndp do not steal the elections keep your eyes open vip
  • Ears (11/05/2015, 07:20) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    The NHI is a good thing in a few ways--one way its not a good thing is by forcing patients to go to Peebles--We all know that half of the cure to our illness is peace of mind, been comfortable. having said that, we need to have the choice--I for one don`t want to be in a so call private room with someone else--sharing TV,--Sharing Toilet--Sharing shower--If I have the means to pay for a private room for my comfort and peace of mind, I should be able to do that....I will have to pay separate insurance to go away--I will.
  • no way (11/05/2015, 08:03) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    NHI good Ya say....my dearest if it was so good they would have already rolled it out.....ask the dirty mouth woman why she tell them not to bring it now...ask the so call first lady why she tell them don't bring it now.....it will sink this country.
  • Iatolla (11/05/2015, 09:56) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    For the information of those who may not know. The fireworks cost to you the taxpayers is $75000.00 that's right. Seventy five thousand. I think Social Security should hold out on drawdowns to Govt. until after elections. We cannot be certain if there may not be novel ways created to divert some of the people's money elsewhere. If you catch my drift.
  • North Sound, Youth (11/05/2015, 19:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Only 4 i know...... Who you all are?
  • Y A (12/05/2015, 17:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    They can't even get all their greens to coordinate


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