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OFFICIAL: NDP takes victory 9-4, clinches At Large seats!

A tender moment! The new Premier Dr. D Orlando Smith kisses his wife Lorna moments before the official results were declared at the Sir. Rupert Briercliffe Hall. Photo: Aneka Edwards/VINO
The NDP At Large candidates, right to left: Ronnie Skelton, Archibald Christian, Myron Walwyn and Dr. D. Orlando Smith seem certain to occupy At Large seats. Photo: VINO
The NDP At Large candidates, right to left: Ronnie Skelton, Archibald Christian, Myron Walwyn and Dr. D. Orlando Smith seem certain to occupy At Large seats. Photo: VINO
The winning team - the new National Democratic Party! Photo: VINO
The winning team - the new National Democratic Party! Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At 10:23 a.m. Tuesday November 8, 2011, Supervisor of Elections Juliette Penn officially confirmed the 2011 General Elections results, with the National Democratic Party (NDP) securing a 9 - 4 victory over the Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

The At Large candidates have been officially confirmed as Dr. D.Orlando Smith, Myron Walwyn, Ronnie Skelton and Archibald Christian with Dr. Smith leading with 5081 votes, Walwyn with 4605, Skelton with 4475 and Christian with 4205.

The nine NDP candidates that will form the new Government are as follows: Territorial At Large and Party Leader Dr. D. Orlando Smith, Territorial At Large Ronnie Skelton, Territorial At Large Myron Walwyn, Territorial At Large Archibald Christian, 4th district representative Mark Vanterpool, 5th District Representative Delores Christopher, 6th District Representative Alvera Maduro-Caines, 7th District Representative Dr. Kedrick Pickering and 8th District Representative Marlon Penn.

The Virgin Islands Party candidates that will form the opposition and who have retained their seats are: Party Leader Hon. Ralph T. O'Neal, 1st District Representative Andrew Fahie, 2nd District Representative J. Alvin Christopher and 3rd District Representative Julian Fraser.

61 Responses to “OFFICIAL: NDP takes victory 9-4, clinches At Large seats!”

  • District 3 voter (08/11/2011, 06:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    we lost the battle, but it lokks like we are about to win the war kudos to all successful candidates.
    • billyb (08/11/2011, 12:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      We ain lose battle or war. The winning team is still intact and we will bring it home in the next four years. Claude lose because he turned people off (including me) with his loud mouth and pompus attitude. He needed to save his big mouth for the pulpit and humbleness (as a new comer) for the campagne. St. Thomas won it for Fraser, and as for the ninth, dem other candidates messed it up for Hubert.
      • Yes i (08/11/2011, 17:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        I agree what do anegadians it seems like a little money buy them. Kudos to the valley
      • Who Say (08/11/2011, 19:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Who ever you are Billy B: You exercised your democratic right to vote who you you wanted to and so did the people in the 9th district. Messed up for whom? Somebody who comes to the district only when its election time and not to look for their own mother who lives in the district. Give me a break. You did your do and we did ours too.
        • billyb (09/11/2011, 07:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          stolen land was signed over to you by your representative, das the only reason why you so loyal over there.
    • Discrete (08/11/2011, 14:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Congratulations NDP!!!! We expect both parties to work together for the better of the country....Hope all the bad mouthing has stopped. Premier Dr. Smith I love you and I pray that you make the right choice in placing the other candidates in the appropriate form of work. Ronnie Finance, Dr Pickering will be Deputy Premier and Min. of Health. Myron Education along with ARchie. Mark..Communcation and Works with Marlon as your shadow to help. Delores will work also along with Dr Pickering she will be able to deal with people in that field. Dr. Smith Min of Labour. Sounds good people!!
  • Peter Crumbled (08/11/2011, 07:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Peter Crumble whey you dey?? I ain't hearing from you???
    • LOL (08/11/2011, 08:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Peter "Crumble-D" nice play on the name. I honestly think someone needs to check on VIP Loyalist=Peter Crumble just to ensure he didn't have an heart attack. While they are at it, get them a fair supply of Depends diapers, he gonna need it.
      • Simply the best! (08/11/2011, 10:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Its funny but I am glad to see the pressure off my VIP team. I will be happy to see them go at their own pace!
      • Mmm (08/11/2011, 10:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        They did their part in helping the NDP to win. Aggravating us the voters with some of their ridiculous comments. Sometimes I am not sure whether they work for the VIP or NDP. But if they work for the VIP they sure need to be fired because all they did was continue to give us a sour taste for the VIP and push us more to the NDP.
    • NDP 2 De bone (08/11/2011, 12:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      He/she crumbled, stunned, numbed, crippled.....poor thing.
    • Voter (08/11/2011, 16:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I want to be there, just to see their face, when they drive those big Lexus vehicles from Omar, Dancia and Juggy back garden.....I can rent them a old jallopie truck to run around in...they best get used to it!!
  • BREAKING NEWS!! (08/11/2011, 07:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where is VIP Loyalist & Peter Crumble???????? Changing their depends???!!! LMAO
    • Funny (08/11/2011, 17:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Peter Crumble and V.I.P Loyalist are out helping Omar wake up from that knock out he got from "the little lady with the purse"... LOL! looks like the people of the 6th district exchanged the "cookie jar" for the purse... LOL
    • WATCH IT!!!!!! (08/11/2011, 18:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      LMBO!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS TOOO FUNNY LOL LOL LOL
  • tiny (08/11/2011, 08:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let all dem behinds go look wuk.......Slew dem
  • ??? (08/11/2011, 08:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    how is it possible to have 20 ooo at large ballots when there was only 12 000 registered voters can some one explain isnt one ballot per person ??
    • At large Ballots (08/11/2011, 09:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Its not 20,000 at large Ballots. There is only about 11000 plus voters that voted, so its only that many (11000 plus ballots) ballots, but each ballot casts 4 votes, so you have to multiply that 11000 plus by 4. So you get over 33,000 at large votes, not ballots. Those 33,000 votes are spread among the 16 at large candidates. Hope this helps.
    • BEINTIME (08/11/2011, 13:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      1. First you determine how many voters voted overall. 2. Multiply this by 4 because each voter is entitled to 4 at-large votes, and this would give you the amount of at-large votes that should have been counted. 3. If some persons did not vote at-large, or only voted for two, minus this from the amount of votes cast on 11/7/11 at-large and you would arrive at the total at-large votes to be accounted for on 11/7/11. 4. Finally, count all the votes the at-large members got on 11/7/11 and this should equal the amount of votes cast for that day. 5. It is called Mental Arithmetic. We used to do it in the 'old schools' in the BVI when we used to write on 'slates.' I don't know if they still do it. 6. It is the basics for understanding simple arithmetic so people don't dig out your eyes. 7. GOD BLESS OUR BELOVED BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS; GOD BLESS THE NEW GOVERNMENT.
  • peng (08/11/2011, 09:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    hahahahah...peter crumbling and VIP Loyalist shivering in a hole somewhere..... check balo......dem man might be rite there.
  • Happy (08/11/2011, 09:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    VIP we still here for you. Congrates! Stay Focus.
  • Q (08/11/2011, 09:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    COULD YOU BELIEVE THE FUNNY MAN TIS IN WE HOUSE? HOPE DEM TEK HE TO COURT
  • To ???? (08/11/2011, 09:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Because although there are only 12,609 registered voters, on each territorial ballot you get to vote for four people.
  • Bam! (08/11/2011, 10:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Nuff Said!!!!!!!!!.........
    • Well Sah (08/11/2011, 11:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Hit the Right Spot!!!! LOl!!!!
      • LOL (08/11/2011, 12:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        I guess they did hit the spot, but not the one Zoe wanted. I guess since the people can't be wrong, they it wasn't the right spot she wanted them to hit.
  • I Tell Yah (08/11/2011, 11:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    VIP lost for a number of reasons! #1. Hon. Hodge said the woman was short and broke carrying a black bag! when he know to himself he wasnt looking out for his people. #2 Hon. Penn did nothing for her district but yet she boldly claims who is better to represent the BVI in the UK!!! LMAO #3 Hon. Fraser made numorous bad decisions and did not listen to his people, behaved like an arrogant, ignorant *** and still want people to vote for him!!!!! #4 one man (Fraser) was making drastic decisions that affected other districts and the district reps allowed this to take place!!!! WELL I HOPE VIP NOW SEE WHO WAS THERE DOWN FALL!!!!!!!! IT IS CALLED TEAM WORK!!! CONGRATS NDP!!!!!!!!!
  • billyb (08/11/2011, 11:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    PETER GRUMBLE AND VIP LOYALIST LICKING THEIR WOUNDS, GIVE THEM SOME PRIVACY
  • Confucius (08/11/2011, 11:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sigh. Well, I am glad that the NDP got in but I am not at all happy that they got so many seats. We have just given them all the power they need to do whatever they choose without any checks and balances from opposition members. We have a lame duck opposition which is what we had for the last 4 years and that is NEVER a good thing. They will be free to ram things down our throats just as they did from 2003 to 2007. Once again, the people of the BVI have swung too far to one side and put too much power in one party's hands. I truly hope we don't all live to regret making this move for the third election in a row! I had hoped we had learned to temper our enthusiasm. At least the the people managed to keep Pastor Cline out of the mix and sent the cookie monster packing. THANK YOU JESUS! It's a shame OJ didn't make it this time around, but I am sure that if he sticks with it, he will oust Fraser next time. He came very, very close! I only wish Preston had begun his campaign a lot earlier and thrown a few more hardballs. I hope he runs again in 2015. He is a good man with a lot of very sound ideas. Next time he needs to be more aggressive. One of these days Andrew! Congrats to all the winners! For heaven's sake, do not take your big win as an endorsement to do anything you like. Please LISTEN to the people this time!
    • i agree (08/11/2011, 15:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      ndp better be very careful, listen to the people, STAY HUMBLE, STAY APPROACHABLE, GET THE PRAYER BREAKFASTS BACK INTO PLAY, put GOD FIRST. I too was disappointed with all the seats, i believe that every Government always needs a very strong opposition so that the people will be informed. But my disappointment or anything for that matter will never change God's will, untimately he always has the final say. Lets remember to continue to pray for all our nation's leaders, they will need it.
    • billyb (08/11/2011, 16:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      confucius, you can't have it both ways. You either glad NDP win or youre sorry they get so many seats.
      • Confucius (08/11/2011, 17:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Billy B, with all due respect, you don't know what you are talking about. Of course I can be glad that the NDP got in and of course I can be disappointed they won so many seats! Apparently, you don't get it! We the people have given the NDP an endorsement of nearly 70% of the electorate. With only 4 members in the opposition party, they can do exactly what the VIP did over the past 4 years and the NDP for the 4 years before that. They can ram ANYTHING THEY WANT down our throats and there isn't a darned thing anyone can do about it! They are too strong and have too many votes in the house. Unless their own members oppose a bill, they can do what they want because we put them there to do just that! We swing left then we swing right and then swing left again! There is no middle ground with our people! This NDP or VIP ALL THE WAY thing is a political ploy to give the ruling party ALL the power. There is no point in the opposition even showing up for the meetings because they are basically just bumps on logs. They may as well not exist! It would take 3 members of the NDP to not agree with an initiative and vote with the VIP in order to stop anything from being passed in the house. Have you forgotten BiWater? If the VIP didn't have so many seats in the house, with a lame duck opposition, they MAY have been successful in getting the agreement sidelined BEFORE it was signed! But the VIP just crammed it down our throats despite all the cries. That is exactly the same thing the NDP has done (and no doubt will now continue to do) with the Beef Island Project. In those two cases, BOTH partiescompletely ignored what the majority of the people wanted, simply because they could. AND WE PUT THEM THERE! So we got exactly what we deserved! A government with too much power and no checks and balances. Get it now? ~ If you don't, you soon will. A leopard doesn't change it's spots.
        • Sixer (09/11/2011, 10:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          Shut the hell up. The Opposition only need ONE MAN, Fraser. He said he was the VIP. ONE MAN. They should let him sit on the Opposition Side by himself ONE MAN. ONE MAN TEAM
  • Jog (08/11/2011, 12:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Peter Crumble where are youuuu. I enjoyed your posts I must say, but dont stay out of the blogs. Just take your lost like a mature adult and come back. We want to hear from ya, lol.
    • billyb (08/11/2011, 16:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      who in the world told you that peter crumble is a grown adult, LMAO????? Right now he/she's sucking on a lolly pop. I could wait for this day to rub it in their faces. they were confident without a cause. LMAO
  • Guest (08/11/2011, 12:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hey Zoe did we hit the right spot????
  • JACKANDJILL (08/11/2011, 13:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well, sah. There is no more oil in the K***can to burn up the place on the walk-a-tons. Take a turn-about walk to 49 Main Street. It is desirous of your legal expertise if you are still able. Let God arise and his enemies be scattered!!
  • Guest (08/11/2011, 15:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Fraser unfortunately you were wrong we don't have to go through Sea Cows Bay voters to get you, we can just target the district reps that allow you to do folly and take them out. Why?? Because it takes 7 to be a government not 1. Bark now cause you are a dog without teeth now...............
  • T2DB (08/11/2011, 15:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    LMAO!! I can't stop laughing! You all remember when vip loyalist and peter crumble were on here EVERY SINGLE DAY saying how myron, alvera, marlon and delores are dead horses?? LMAO!! What that make the VIP candidates, corned beef? HAHAHA! LOOK LICKS!!!!! Felt like I was watching a slave movie, PLAU!! LICKS!!! WHOPSHT! LICKS!! LMAO! LMAO!! Now you cant see one blog from them! They win the 3rd by a hair and didn't even celebrate you know why? Because after spending MILLIONS on concrete, tar and other goodies at the last minute, promising lands, registering folks from outside the districts with promises etc. They expected to blow out OJ! Imagine if it weren't for their influence with spending etc.? I count OJ's performance as a WIN since he ran a stellar campaign and didn't bribe anybody! At least he knows that 557 district 3 people have faith in him! Fraser? Not too sure! With all the St Thomas and outside district people, he probably don't know how many real district 3 people he has supporting him! LOL! BTW, Bring back our black Lincoln please!!!!! And don't worry, we putting OJ either as Speaker, Cabinet Sec. or something else where he can be of great benefit to this Government and our entire Country! Next time around we going with the 3rd FOR SURE!!!! Or who knows, after all your bad dealings are put on the table you may just be asked to step down so legal proceedings can take place!! Let's see how it will play out!!
    • take me home (08/11/2011, 17:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      hust ayo broke backside...i will raher die that live for four years under an NDP government! BAM
    • bam (08/11/2011, 19:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      u got it wrong they brought people in the third to vote the one who work the hospital bring all her co workers and all kind of people that fraser never saw people that lived in the 8th district came to vote in the 3rd but we still bring our boy home and if they did not register people from other districts fraser would have win by a land slide but vip all the way
      • Hmmm (09/11/2011, 07:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        They did the same thing in the eight district. Register people who don't know a stone bout East End or Greenland. The young people who live in east end know a lot of them and they were asking way them come from because they know way them live. Never seen so much mortal in may live and the nerve of the representative to be up east end celebrating right after the polls closed. He knew he knew. But like we keep telling everyone what is to be will be. everything has it's place. Just so all them politicians know we coming with someone with no roots here too. A precedence has been set. can ah worm open up! you all will hear.
    • LMAO!!!!!!! (08/11/2011, 20:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      T2DB Hush yuh a@@. Where is the 300 people that yall said OJ would beat Fraser by? You Talking about Fraser bringing people from outside the district to vote for him but what about the 90 that yall were up and down bragging about transferring from town? What about the boat load of OJ's family that came up from St. Thomas? Yall too damn biased and out of place a set of Desperadoes!!! Where the depends ayuh had for FRASER??? LOL I so happy for that damn BIlly leh he take that!! Up and down bragging bout them gone be sharing out projects soon HAHAHA what projects????? LMAO!!!!!! And that ungrateful Aaron well the law will soon deal with him!!! Yuh could tell OJ feel like a wet fowl I see he on tv and on the internet and he look sour hahaha we don't want him in the 3rd!!!!!!!! Ah GLADDDDDDDD Ayuh quiet now ayuh too damn wicked!!! All ayuh schemes still couldn't work. God don't like ugly, what God have for him yall can't take away!!
      • ROTFLMAO!!! (09/11/2011, 12:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Why would OJ feel bad?? Fraser has been relagated to a dog with bark and no bite... He can make all the noise he wants now. But guess what? He will do that **** from the sidelines watching on...ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Because the liberator has been liberated of his power by the ENTIRE people of the BVI.... It will be soooooo much fun watching him on the sidelines for the next 4 years only able to whine and pout.....So Sea Cows Bay every election you do what you gotta do and we the REST OF THE BVI that falls unders the ministry will do what we gotta do......
    • Hush (10/11/2011, 11:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      T2DB you sound so stupid buh our Lincoln!! You had help buy any damn lincoln?? You talking as if you will be driving it!!! If Fraser want to drive a Lincoln he can buy one with his OWN money because he ain't hand to mouth like you!!! At least he ain't owe NO bank for any of his two vehicles but what about you can you say the same?? And for your information Fraser carried back the government vehicle since Sunday afternoon!! You people always coming on these blogs talking things that you don't know. It seems like you don't have a damn job because you always find time to be on the internet blogging hogwash as if what you are saying is the Gospel Truth!!!
  • big man (08/11/2011, 20:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    take that big sh$$$ aka bad state the same man yu call broke n in financial problem is the minister of communication n works so start beggin
    • broke today not tommrow (09/11/2011, 13:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      me happy in dey private sector an never got a gov work so at my age & tis late stage me naa bag for no government work..petty contract tis ah waste of me time...but dem say Mark broke so a boke minsiter looking to hjelp he self..well saw
  • poor we (09/11/2011, 01:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Me aint coming back to dey bvi till 2015
  • sea weed (09/11/2011, 13:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Four years of hell on earth as the victimization has started!
  • question (10/11/2011, 00:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    what's in a kiss?


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