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PVIM without a full slate to contest elections

-as Leader defends decision to stay with NDP Cabinet before being fired
Fired Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) today, December 5, 2018, faced the press for the first time since having to vacate the government benches in the House of Assembly (HoA) and being relieved of his ministerial portfolio. Photo: Team of Reporters
PVIM without a full slate to contest elections. Photo: VINO/File
PVIM without a full slate to contest elections. Photo: VINO/File
FISH BAY, Tortola, VI – Fired Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) today, December 5, 2018, faced the press for the first time since having to vacate the government benches in the House of Assembly (HoA) and being relieved of his ministerial portfolio.

While confirming that he is in fact the Leader of splinter group—Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM), Hon Skelton conceded that the party is still to put together a full slate of candidates to contest the 2019 General Elections

Calibre

Addressing a press engagement held at the Skelton Lots, Fishbay, Hon Skelton—in speaking to the calibre of the PVIM membership—told media operatives that among those recruited to the party thus far are quite a few members who could be Leader and who could be Deputy Leader in the party.

The founding member of the National Democratic Party (NDP) disclosed to media operatives also that the decision to form PVIM should have come as no surprise to party leader, since his desire to leave the party had been communicated to him.

According to Hon Skelton if the NDP executive member would want to be honest, then he would confirm, “we had discussions on a lot of issues concerning, I not wanting to be a part of the NDP.”

The former NDP Government Minister did disclose that prior to being fired he did meet with recently elected Chairman, Honourable Myron V. Walwn (AL) to raise his concerns.

Not Dishonest

He also used the occasion to defend his decision to remain in the NDP’s Cabinet despite then secret plans and meeting to form a new political party

This, he said, was done in the interest of the people and the Territory, since he would have served as a ‘stop gap’ measure against things that were not interest of the Virgin Islands.

“I don’t see anything wrong, I don’t see it as being dishonest,” he told media operatives.

According to Hon Skelton, “I was in Cabinet I had a bigger responsibility.”

This included, according to the PVIM Leader, ensuring that that things that I consider to not be good for the country would not pass through Cabinet.

PVIM will officially launch on Friday, December 7, 2018, at which point in time more details on the party’s structure and membership, is expected.

10 Responses to “PVIM without a full slate to contest elections ”

  • Jaigon (05/12/2018, 16:32) Like (23) Dislike (35) Reply
    Go Ronnie. Say what you may, say what you can, say what you want. Ronnie is by far a better leader than the chairman elect of the dysfunctional NDP.
  • Hans (05/12/2018, 17:56) Like (6) Dislike (10) Reply
    Shope now for candidates who have the Virgin Islands interest above self.
  • venomous (05/12/2018, 18:07) Like (18) Dislike (12) Reply
    that’s the type of ppl to snake you in whatever. Beware political parties .... jumping ship and leaving the crew? how insubordinate
  • musa (05/12/2018, 20:57) Like (14) Dislike (25) Reply
    Ronnie you are a leader
  • VI to The Bone (06/12/2018, 02:19) Like (20) Dislike (12) Reply
    More like a liar!
  • Eagle Eye (06/12/2018, 05:35) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    The cricket party
  • TurtleDove (06/12/2018, 07:51) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
    NDP 1? NDP 2? all the same set of oppressors
  • Good mov. Bad Time (06/12/2018, 07:58) Like (27) Dislike (5) Reply
    If RONNIE had make this move at the time when Ms. P was complaining about lack of accountability and campaigning for him to be finance Minister then the move would have been seen as courageous, caring , an as easy sell. To make that move at this time it only can be seen as personal, weak and without much credit . I like Ronniie. I think he is a real and good man. Wish he had made this move before the congress vote . Hence I can't support him..
  • Pea Cock (06/12/2018, 21:25) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    “I don’t see anything wrong, I don’t see it as being dishonest,” he told media operatives.

    Does this man know what it means to be wrong and dishonest? Hmm. Power gets the brain Gtoggy at times don't it.


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