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Shaina M. Smith mum on political future

- but hints that her ‘turn’ is yet to come
Defeated National Democratic Party (NDP) candidate in the First District Shaina M. Smith has refused to speak about the her political journey in the June 8, 2015 general elections saying that she wished to leave all that in the past. Photo: VINO
Smith aligned herself with the National Democratic Party just a few short months after insisting that this would not be the case. Photo: VINO
Smith aligned herself with the National Democratic Party just a few short months after insisting that this would not be the case. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Defeated National Democratic Party (NDP) candidate in the First District Shaina M. Smith has refused to speak about her political journey in the June 8, 2015 general elections saying that she wished to leave all that in the past.

Neither would she comment on her political future, hinting only that her turn was coming while speaking at a recent public event.

When approached for an interview at the conclusion of an event recently, Smith declined to comment saying that the elections were over and she preferred not to go back into that period nor speak about her political future.

This came after days of unsuccessfully attempting to contact Ms Smith by phone after she told this news site that she would speak to us on a later occasion.

However, it appears that this election, even though dismal for Smith, is not the end of the political road for her.

While at the victory bash for NDP Second District candidate Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull two weeks ago, she thanked the persons who supported her and said that until it is her “turn,” she would be supportive of those like Mitch and all the others who won seats in the House of Assembly.

Smith seen as flip-flopper

Smith has been seen as a flip-flopper when only in January this year she insisted that she was not running with the NDP but rather that her party the People’s Patriotic Alliance (PPA) was in the process of putting together a team to contest the elections.

However, a few months later in April a press release came out from a group supporting her saying that she was running in the First District under the NDP ticket.

When quizzed about allegations that she has been approached by the NDP to run in the first district, she neither confirmed nor denied that she was approached, but responded, “I am with the PPA. How can I run on two slates?”

Smith received 277 votes (28%) in the 2015 general elections as against 652 votes (65%) by Hon Andrew A. Fahie who retained his seat.

The other candidate in the race, Preston P. Stoutt, received 68 votes (7%).

19 Responses to “Shaina M. Smith mum on political future”

  • wow (23/06/2015, 08:45) Like (11) Dislike (29) Reply

    Her goose done cook from all that @$$whipping.

  • witch doctor (23/06/2015, 08:46) Like (16) Dislike (33) Reply
    Obviously money didn't make this mare run.
  • in reverse (23/06/2015, 08:48) Like (13) Dislike (79) Reply
    She is going backwards......From 800 plus votes down to 277.
    • @in reverse (23/06/2015, 10:35) Like (31) Dislike (0) Reply
      When she got 800 plus votes was it from the in District or At Large?
    • @in reverse (23/06/2015, 10:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Check out the VIRGIN ISLANDS 2011 GENERAL ELECTIONS RESULTS at http://www.bvi.gov.vg/sites/default/files/resources/2011_general_elections_report.pdf and you will see that Shania was a Territorial Candidate not a District Candidate and the result was 906.
  • Voter Too (23/06/2015, 08:50) Like (29) Dislike (10) Reply
    Girl you did well you cant afford to come off this train. God has a plan for you perhaps this is not your time but your time will come. Don't give up
  • qc (23/06/2015, 09:14) Like (22) Dislike (9) Reply
    Fahie need to go and preston should join the vip
  • dog (23/06/2015, 10:54) Like (14) Dislike (4) Reply
    how can you build a foundation for next time if you don't talk to the public and let them get to know you? This on-again, off-again will work against you. I frankly hope you don't get another chance. I think Preston needs another look.
  • wize up (23/06/2015, 12:02) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    don't worry about ms Smith...
  • sit down (23/06/2015, 13:10) Like (9) Dislike (8) Reply
    She a joke, try go sit down
  • Strong and wise (23/06/2015, 13:32) Like (35) Dislike (1) Reply
    Wise lady - Keep your mouth shut, speak at your own will, your own time and your own words--let know one drag you into anything you don`t wish to be dragged into--You are not wise but a good learner--Frazer and Fahie is enough to learn from.
  • Realist (23/06/2015, 14:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    She have ah right!!!! 

  • COUNTRY (23/06/2015, 19:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Preston should step aside and stop trying to ride his father's coattail. What does he have to offer other than family name?
    • Oh yea? (23/06/2015, 20:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Then he just like Rocksie.
    • Historian (24/06/2015, 10:15) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Had you given him the chance by coming out to his meetings to listen to what he has to offer, you would not now be asking this question. Here is a bit of history for you. When H.L, Ivan Dawson, and TB Lettsome offered their service to serve, the people from Road Town classified them as three grave diggers from the country. As history would show, they were three of the best to grace the halls of the Legislature. Give a person a chance to prove themselves before you just dismiss them.
  • the doc (23/06/2015, 23:50) Like (4) Dislike (9) Reply

    Ms. Smith was just a plug for the NDP. They used her but it didn't work. 

  • Next time around (24/06/2015, 18:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I think that she needs to consider marriage. A family life is important to me as a voter. A young and intelligent lady with a great career is wonderful but I look forward in seeing those who represent me having a family of their own who supports them beside them. NDP promotes family and I as a voter look at that as a good balance. Marlon is not married yet but I see the support he gets from that beautiful young lady he has a son with.


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