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Selective VI youths meet millionaire David V. Johnson @ Oil Nut Bay!

-second round of meetings organised by Deputy Premier Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) with his “rich white friends”
From left: Digicel’s new Marketing Manager Kareem–Nelson Hull, culinary expert and teacher Tonya S. Malone, and strong NDP supporter and current Premier of the Virgin Islands Youth Parliament Sonniel O. Pickering were among the selective youths taken to Oil Nut Bay where they met millionaire David V. Johnson. Photo: Facebook/Team of Reporters
From left: Banker and youth Leader Kevon S. Lettsome, banker Jolece Matthew and Commercial Manager of Caribbean Cellars Kevin S. Fahie were others who made the trip to Oil Nut Bay on Saturday January 9, 2016. Photo: Facebook/Team of Reporters
From left: Banker and youth Leader Kevon S. Lettsome, banker Jolece Matthew and Commercial Manager of Caribbean Cellars Kevin S. Fahie were others who made the trip to Oil Nut Bay on Saturday January 9, 2016. Photo: Facebook/Team of Reporters
Below: The group of young professionals with Mr David V. Johnson (front, centre). Photo: Team of Reporters/Internet Source
Below: The group of young professionals with Mr David V. Johnson (front, centre). Photo: Team of Reporters/Internet Source
Deputy Premier Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering (D7) reportedly organised the meeting with selective youths, mostly supporters of the National Democratic Party (NDP), who travelled to Virgin Gorda to meet and greet millionaire David V. Johnson, the Chairman of Victor International Corporation on Saturday January 9, 2016. Photo: VINO/youtube
Deputy Premier Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering (D7) reportedly organised the meeting with selective youths, mostly supporters of the National Democratic Party (NDP), who travelled to Virgin Gorda to meet and greet millionaire David V. Johnson, the Chairman of Victor International Corporation on Saturday January 9, 2016. Photo: VINO/youtube
NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI- During the 2015 general elections in the Virgin Islands, Deputy Premier and Minister for National Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) told the people while campaigning that “yes I have rich white friends and I am proud of my rich white friends.”

Well for the second time Dr Pickering has organised a meeting with selective youths, mostly supporters of the National Democratic Party (NDP), to meet and greet his “rich white friends.”

It was on Saturday January 9, 2016 that a group of carefully handpicked young people travelled to Virgin Gorda to meet and greet millionaire David V. Johnson, the Chairman of Victor International Corporation.

Mr Johnson’s company owns Oil Nut Bay, which is located on the eastern tip of the sister island of Virgin Gorda.

The property consists of suites and villas with private pools, private chefs, and caters for the high-end visitors.

Who was there!

While it was a different group from the ones that met last month with British Billionaire Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson on his private islands- Necker and Mosquito, it included many of the usual young political aspirants.

Firstly, all who were invited to attend were reportedly required to sign a code of secrecy, disallowing them from talking to the press and discussing what happened at the meeting with Mr Johnson.

This was required even before they boarded the boat, according to our newsroom’s sources close to the meeting organisers.

The chief organiser and friend of Mr Johnson, Dr Pickering, was in attendance. Also at the Saturday morning meet and greet with Mr Johnson at Oil Nut Bay were Digicel’s new Marketing Manager Kareem–Nelson Hull, one of the point persons to suggest youths to attend, Sonniel O. Pickering, a strong NDP supporter and current Premier of the Virgin Islands Youth Parliament, and culinary expert and teacher Tonya S. Malone, among many others.

While the meeting was not as extensive as the one with Mr Branson, the young people had a chance to meet Mr Johnson, get a tour of the property, and had small talk about his successes.

Others, who made the handpicked youth meeting with Mr Johnson, were banker and youth Leader Kevon S. Lettsome, Commercial Manager of Caribbean Cellars Kevin S. Fahie, and banker Jolece Matthew.

It remains unclear what were the purpose and objectives of the meeting since everyone seems to be tight-lipped after reportedly having to sign a non-disclosure pledge.

41 Responses to “Selective VI youths meet millionaire David V. Johnson @ Oil Nut Bay!”

  • dem say (10/01/2016, 14:51) Like (72) Dislike (4) Reply
    What were they discussing. How to remove the barriers that they place in the waters to prevent BVI Islanders from going on the beach at oil nut bay or how they do not pay taxes and allowed to bring in good s in the country free of cost…SHAME ON YOU ALL…sucking up to bullshit!
    • Handpick (10/01/2016, 15:21) Like (1) Dislike (33) Reply
      Shame on all the negative thinkers and bad perspection that everyone was it invited to
      • My Eyes Hurt (10/01/2016, 16:20) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
        My goodness, I surely hope that you weren't one of the handpicked with that type of grammar.
      • @ Handpick (10/01/2016, 22:57) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
        Unbelievable, and at the same time, completely believable.
  • Lily Ann (10/01/2016, 14:52) Like (7) Dislike (13) Reply
    VINO placed extra emphasis on Piko quote of his "Rich White Friends" .......LOL look ,... its too early in the year... VINO has no chill lol
    • @ Lily Ann (10/01/2016, 15:22) Like (32) Dislike (9) Reply
      VINO always do good factual pieces that is why everybody loves VINO…but they only quoted what the Doc said….Hope he takes the young people to some rich black locals too
  • Xxx (10/01/2016, 14:58) Like (34) Dislike (0) Reply
    Half of them even cant win a dog catching election we waiting for dem
    • the rock (10/01/2016, 15:05) Like (4) Dislike (34) Reply
      year just turn and u here showing your jealousy, we waiting for them, continue to wait 3yrs is far from here, so wait, u idiot!
      • @ the rock (10/01/2016, 15:27) Like (68) Dislike (0) Reply
        So are you confirming that this is about politics? It will be sad, for we still live and a democracy not a dictatorship and no one will hand pick my leaders.
        • Windy (10/01/2016, 23:21) Like (27) Dislike (1) Reply
          The NDP gang and a lil eat here and there have many of deeds young people so delusional it's not funny.
      • To the rock (10/01/2016, 23:16) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
        Now election is not DUE until 2019, I am sure by then there will be new youths for us not no handpick selling out to the w man already!!!.
  • Pawns (10/01/2016, 15:06) Like (64) Dislike (1) Reply
    A set of dumb pawns. You say you are the youths . Youths for what. How to get ahead and stomp on people. Go do some real community service at FSN, Diabetes, Rain Bow home, Cancer Society and so on…we tired of this political hoorah
    • @ Pawns (10/01/2016, 15:43) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
      At least Dr. Pick invites both male and females to his high powered youth meetings, but another Politian seems to only invites one gender to his youth things…But keep that between us
      • Pawns (10/01/2016, 16:10) Like (23) Dislike (2) Reply
        …high powered youth meeting in secrecy and intrigued and signing documents to keep their mouths shout…bull…we need transparency!
        • ---------------------------- (10/01/2016, 23:27) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
          It is a very beautiful thing when we can choose our own destiny..

          Step-up-De-Progress..
          And Tun-Up de
          Progress & Prosperity.
  • S. R. (10/01/2016, 15:20) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    How come they still did not invite Masa P? he supposed to be a positive youth LOL…if they could invite some of them with pass teaching we kids (AP) then they could invite Masa!!!
  • don't assume (10/01/2016, 16:45) Like (15) Dislike (5) Reply
    It seems like Kerdick and Myrun battling for the NDP youth lord. If you all think the Cuban going let Myrun get the big post because he has the young people and a few blind mice in the party both elected and not elected you all in for a surprise.

    Say one say two my $$$$$ still on Doc and not Myrun once Dr. Smith steps aside
  • role model (10/01/2016, 17:20) Like (50) Dislike (0) Reply
    Whilst letting these people meet the successful entrepreneurs that have decided to invest and make money out of the BVI please pick ones with ethics and morals.... Plus what about meeting some of the people who came here 40 years ago or more and helped to make the BVI what it is today...Peter Haycraft, the Morgan's, the gentleman who owned the boatyard at wickhams cay 2, Derek Dunlop, Mr Reigel, owners of Conch, Horizon, TMM, or any of the countless others plus the extremely rich black people on the island. Just don't go and visit anyone who makes his employees call him 'The Chairman' and has no interest in the well being of the BVI. I agree rubbing shoulders with talented is good for our youth but there are plenty on this island who have experience making it here.
    • Agree (10/01/2016, 18:18) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
      I will second the motion definitely for Haycraft and the people who started the moorings especially Haycraft.
    • Invited Guests (10/01/2016, 18:26) Like (1) Dislike (15) Reply
      While your statement does have truth to it, the only difference between those names you just mentioned and Sir Branson and The Chairman is that they invited the group of youths to their various establishments...when the aforementioned names invite the youths for an audience then maybe, just maybe the youths will attend!
      • @ invited guests (10/01/2016, 20:07) Like (41) Dislike (0) Reply
        Stop tell lie it was kedrick idea and hull help pick the names...ndp playing smart trying to keep the youth vote
  • @pawns (10/01/2016, 17:26) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    I really like your comment
  • wize up (10/01/2016, 17:36) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    NDP at work!!!!
  • joe joe (10/01/2016, 17:39) Like (11) Dislike (16) Reply
    That lady in the middle photo is hot & sexy nice pair she got there!
  • Mr Pickering (10/01/2016, 18:12) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
    Is there a group for a middle aged female? I certainly would like to go.
  • Truth (10/01/2016, 23:08) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
    everybody talks out of two sides of their mouths and out of the centre to boot. while I agree one or two who was invited to Brason thing last time was very shady, Had some of been invited you would not have been here blogging piss
  • voiceofthevoiceless (10/01/2016, 23:25) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    The beautiful and smashing thing is that buying for time and now creating a class system amoung the youths and or hoping for a wind of change cannot reverse or make failure into success and it certainly won't ease or change the economic and social hardship and agony been experience by most under this exciting and exuberant for self and pocket administration..
  • You look closer (10/01/2016, 23:34) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    if we are so fool fool to think about elected some of the people I saw on this list and the last one with Richard B, Oh what a bitter disappointment will occur!
  • Scary Mary (11/01/2016, 00:06) Like (110) Dislike (0) Reply
    The NDP are following their good friends the Chinese in their approach to indoctrination and brainwashing. The youth of our country are being fed a line of political BS, being made to believe they are "special" because they were hand picked to meet a man who built a resort and closed another, putting more than 70 people out of work.

    Get them while they are young, bend their minds to our way of thinking and we'll have them for life.

    Personally, Mr. Johnson is the last person on the planet I would have any interest in meeting, let alone listening to him talk about his success. His "success" in the BVI has come at an astronomical price to us all. Show me how the people of the BVI have benefitted (even moderately) from his presence here. I see no evidence whatsoever but I do see a great loss to each and every one of us with an even greater cost coming.

    Once we build his airport for him, he will be laughing at us all and particularly at his "close friends" in government. What a bill of goods we've been sold!
  • B Savage (11/01/2016, 05:44) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply
    What bothers me about it is the poor so called youths don't get it. First the island should be scared if Pickering ever become Premier....that's all I'm saying on that. That man is Samuel Jackson in Django no lie. I think he is cool but be wary of persons who believe they need the assistance of Edomites to feel important.....scary prospect. Then again there always has been a "color of your skin" inferiority with Tolians.
  • Fire burn dem bomboo (11/01/2016, 06:48) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    These are the same people who fire and crucify olivine when she was labour commissioner. She didn't do as much as 10% of what this minister is doing. But he is getting a free ride and praises.. NDP will not last for four years.. I predict..too much injustice God will fix it..God is looking for better people to replace them. When he find those people he will replace them..
  • north sound (11/01/2016, 08:13) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    Johnson has done very little to help the people of Virgin Gorda, he has gotten a million times more that what he gave. He needs to pack up and go home now before he finish destroying this place.
  • SB (11/01/2016, 08:56) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Soooo they can't share their experience publically? Have to sign non disclosure agreement? OK fam got yah. Well tha is how "they" operate. In secrecy and oh "they" refers to the elite.
  • Hmmmmm (11/01/2016, 09:21) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why make noise Branson and Johnson run the government and owns the BVI ...so be quiet all of you had a chance to change some of it and all of you VOTED them in that includes Johnson and Branson.
    So please be quiet this Monday Morning...NDP and JOHNSON and BRANSON SPELLS TEAM!! sadly thats the way it is...
    • please (11/01/2016, 11:07) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      No partner, most of the people on here venting is the set that lost..... You talking to your own people. We rather this than a dictator.... If you all had won, the people woulda been bawling worse right about now...
  • ........ (11/01/2016, 11:02) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    The jealousy and hate is thick on here boy.......WOOOOWWW..... While I agree that the rich folks have done very little to help the people of the Virgin Islands, they bought the land from Virgin Islanders (at least Oil Nut Bay). They didn't steal it, nor was a gun put to the former owner's head. Maybe it's them we need to be mad at, instead of the rich white friends....
  • Well (11/01/2016, 13:13) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I would really like to know what made these youths special...not saying anything bad here..but there is do much more talented young people here in the British Virgin Islands but it seems like that one young man who always up and down parading for NDP is in everything....there are so much students bursting there asses to make the bvi a better place such as med students, law students, those who participate in endless communtitt groups eg bvi cancer society, diabetic society etc.. why not make them pay these rich white folks a visits..
  • Scotland Lard (11/01/2016, 17:33) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Non disclosure of WHAT? I hope our finer wealthy citizens of good character are not behind Mr. Johnson. That
    would be an international embarrassment, and since he has so upset many other wealthy and loyal patrons to
    the BVI, it would be even worse when the authorities step in. Someone has bad pea soup.
  • mm (11/01/2016, 18:29) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just a bunch of want to bes
  • Wendy (11/01/2016, 19:35) Like (2) Dislike (8) Reply
    Based on the comments , it seems that folks would have been more satisfied, if the Minister had taken them to Balsum Ghut to meet and greet and aspire to be hip and hop.

    Big up to Pickering! Keep on doing, NDP!
    Expose these youths to a world where the possibilities are endless so that they can choose to break the cycle of low expectations.

    Too too many of us just don't know any better.


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