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‘Our votes are not for sale’ – Elvis ‘Juggy’ Harrigan

- accuses incumbent 6th District candidate Alvera Maduro-Caines of being voiceless in her own party
Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate for the Sixth District Elvis ‘Juggy’ Harrigan last night June 2, 2015 accused incumbent National Democratic Party (NDP) candidate Alvera Maduro-Caines of not having a voice in her own party and as such unable to fully represent the people of the district as he would be able to do if and when elected come June 8, 2015. Photo: VINO
National Democratic Party incumbent candidate for the Sixth District Alvera Maduro-Caines. Photo: VINO/File
National Democratic Party incumbent candidate for the Sixth District Alvera Maduro-Caines. Photo: VINO/File
A section of the audience last night in Purcell. Photo: VINO
A section of the audience last night in Purcell. Photo: VINO
Another section of the audience at the meeting. Photo: VINO
Another section of the audience at the meeting. Photo: VINO
PURCELL ESTATE, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate for the Sixth District Elvis ‘Juggy’ Harrigan last night June 2, 2015 accused incumbent National Democratic Party (NDP) candidate Alvera Maduro-Caines of not having a voice in her own party and as such unable to fully represent the people of the district as he would be able to do if and when elected come June 8, 2015.

“As I have said repeatedly in this campaign, and I don’t apologise for it, the incumbent has a good heart and means well. But she has failed to deliver in this community in the way that she should,” he said.

Noting that he has no doubt that she has tried her best, Harrigan said that in this crucial time in the history of the district and the country as a whole her best is not enough.

“The problem with the incumbent is that she has little influence in her party. In fact, over the past three and a half years you have hardly heard her say anything in your defence. For all of her limited strength, she does not have the clout and sisters and brothers this is the fundamental difference in this race in District Six.”

The former legislator said that instead of the incumbent getting upset at him for his views on her stewardship of the district, she should be mad at the people in her own party who will not listen to her.

He added that a vote for him on Monday is not a vote against the incumbent, whom he emphasised has tried, but a vote against her party and the people who will not listen to her and in so doing have not listened to the people she represents.

Cost of living higher

Harrigan argued that under the NDP cost of living has increased and this is because they do not put the interest of the people before those of their corporate sponsors. He said they have made the wrong choices in tough economic times.

“They have spent our limited funds on their friends and their companies rather than on the public servants and the people. While our schools have gone without supplies their cronies have gone with the big pay cheques,” he said. “That is why we say that the choice for next week here and everywhere is clear.”

Harrigan said that while he is not promising perfection, he strongly feels the VIP presents a choice that represents the people’s best interest.

Votes not for sale

He accused the NDP of having persons working with them walking around the communities including Purcell handing out “white envelopes” presumably containing cash and said that this speaks of desperation never before seen. “But all of us have to go out on Monday and tell them that our votes are not for sale,” he said.

30 Responses to “‘Our votes are not for sale’ – Elvis ‘Juggy’ Harrigan”

  • ........ (03/06/2015, 09:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well saw....
  • Sista-Sista (03/06/2015, 09:10) Like (23) Dislike (43) Reply
    Juggy, it is better to say nothing than to say a lot and be counted a fool. You are full of win and we in the 6th district do not have an interest in your kind of representation. You cannot hold a feather to Alvera. She did not clean this ground for you the monkey to play on. S.C.A.T.T.E.R.!
    • hello (03/06/2015, 20:47) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
      Sista siesta clean what district you really can't see Omar is who fix up Purcell what alvera you talking school bus for the kids to school it was Omar all you too ungrateful
  • wow (03/06/2015, 09:22) Like (25) Dislike (12) Reply
    Juggy was elected to serve a District before, which was District 5. What is his record in District 5 as a representative? Look that information up and that will give an indication of the type of representative he would be for the 6th. He says he has influence in VIP and Alvera doesn't, but I remember clearly it took juggy months to fix a pot hole because he had to wait on the then Minister. Don't be fooled, our past matters, our record matters.
  • bvi (03/06/2015, 09:34) Like (29) Dislike (17) Reply
    Well sah! Only his family showed up to listen to this crap. We voting Alvera Again! Go sit down Juggy
  • @ Family only (03/06/2015, 10:13) Like (14) Dislike (7) Reply
    This was a family, reunion!
  • DISTRICT 6 (03/06/2015, 10:18) Like (44) Dislike (21) Reply
    VOTE FOR JUGGY AND THE VIP ALL THE WAY
    • Zone 6 (03/06/2015, 11:50) Like (11) Dislike (8) Reply
      you alone voting for he ha ha
      • ocean (04/06/2015, 01:03) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
        Zone 6, it doesn't matter if he juggy had only his family member show up at his meeting. Do u think having a huge crowd will help win an election? Let me now tell all of you who's backing the NDP party. The VIP party is the one who is going to win this election trust me. God is the one who is in control and he run things, He sees and He knows.
  • thing teh talk (03/06/2015, 10:23) Like (26) Dislike (9) Reply
    ALVERA IS NOT A NDP CHOICE BECAUSE IT WAS INGRID THEY WANTED TO RUN.
    • !! (03/06/2015, 13:25) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
      Really? That don't make sense. Then how AM-C end up their choice and the other as Speaker?
    • Sista-Sista (03/06/2015, 15:39) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
      Who cares what you say, neither you nor Ingrid are on the ticket. Talk That!
    • @think teh talk (03/06/2015, 23:44) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Your tactic will not work. Stop talking much and causing confusion. We voting for AAlvera....get that in your think hard headed skull.
  • Tortola (03/06/2015, 10:33) Like (34) Dislike (13) Reply
    I have heard Juggy speak. He has great vision for the 6th. Yes we must remember our past but we must also learn from it for that is what makes us stronger. Juggy has learnt from the past and now is a better candidate for it. He certainly has clout within the VIP and I believe he will serve us well. Go Juggy!
  • LO (03/06/2015, 10:51) Like (8) Dislike (8) Reply
    This was a family meeting. Juggy call it quits it dont look good. Forward Never, Backward Yes.
  • Curious (03/06/2015, 11:37) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    Juggy if your accusations are true, with the envelopes containing cash, Why don't you bring the evidence to the people. Remember the first impression is what our lives are most times being judge by and if your want the people to trust what you are saying please give them a reason to.

    Please come to us with something for us to reconsider and give you our vote. As at to date you have given us anything to convince us to vote for you.
  • wize up (03/06/2015, 11:38) Like (11) Dislike (8) Reply
    don't worry next election Harrigan will run in the 7 district: remember the poor chap began in district 5, he now in the 6; so I am concluding he up for the 7 in 2019....he did nothing in the 5 district, so one should antisispate the young man will do nothing if he is elected for district 6: you know what you have U never know what you will get!!!!!..
  • TUTA (03/06/2015, 11:47) Like (0) Dislike (17) Reply
    Vote Dion Jennings all the way for the 6 district.
  • DoubleTriple (03/06/2015, 12:16) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    Isn't this the same man that said at his campaign in Baugher's bay to the voters to take the NDP money and vote them out. Now he coming on here saying Our Votes are not for sale. Mr. Skipper, which one you want the ppl of the 6th to do....take the money and vote or don't take the money and vote.....foolishness
  • Back Benchers (03/06/2015, 12:45) Like (3) Dislike (9) Reply
    Two back benchers fighting for a back bench seat-useless, cant help the people.
  • Jesie (03/06/2015, 12:57) Like (11) Dislike (9) Reply
    Yes Juggy we got your back! Dont mind the noise! You have no competition.
    • Factual (03/06/2015, 14:50) Like (13) Dislike (8) Reply

      really he has none! sad but true Alvera supporters are just out publically "supporting" her because of the "white envelope". I know for a fact!

  • Hmm (03/06/2015, 13:59) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    A lot of candidates will drop down this election. Especially those that people saying they voting for and not doing it. It happen to The People's Man it can happen to the Bag Lady too.
  • You are correct! (03/06/2015, 15:42) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
    It can certainly happen to anyone. What is your point? Wait until June 9, early o'clock and then talk about it.
  • 6TH DISTRICT VOTER (03/06/2015, 20:04) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    SORRY JUGGY! I AM SO SORY! REALLY, REALLY SORRY!
    CANT'S TELL YOU HOW SORRY I AM! BUT I AM SORRY!
  • pat (03/06/2015, 22:37) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Alvera will be weaken but will win
  • Invisable man (05/06/2015, 19:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr, Harrigan is so wise if you dont check for the people
    how are they going to vote for you think about it.
    Also according to NDP "ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS!!"
    According to a rasta man TALK THAT!!
  • Take your house to D6 (05/06/2015, 19:58) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well when he was in District 5 he act as if he didn't had a "SAY" too and he did nothing at all but drive to his home up in Fahie Hill. He gone running from D5 because he knows he's gonna loose. Leave Hon. A Maduro-Caines, she's new and trying. Ain't no "cookie jar" business here. If he gets in it's gonna be worst. Burr he coming home. How you gonna come to where you don't live.


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