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Sharie B. de Castro grateful for political experience

- said valuable lessons learnt in first attempt for office
At Large candidate on the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) ticket Sharie B. de Castro has sent out congratulations to the National Democratic Party (NDP) for their victory at the polls of June 8, 2015 and thanked those who supported her and the VIP. Photo: VINO
During the campaign trail, Ms Sharie B. de Castro was hailed by senior Virgin Islands Party member Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) as one of the brightest young minds in the territory and who has a genuine desire to make a contribution to the development of the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO
During the campaign trail, Ms Sharie B. de Castro was hailed by senior Virgin Islands Party member Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) as one of the brightest young minds in the territory and who has a genuine desire to make a contribution to the development of the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – At Large candidate on the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) ticket Sharie B. de Castro has sent out congratulations to the National Democratic Party (NDP) for their victory at the polls of June 8, 2015 and thanked those who supported her and the VIP.

She also expressed gratitude for those who stopped to listen to her on the campaign trail as she explained her Vision 20/20. The youngest candidate in the elections, de Castro used her knowledge of English Language to paint pictures using analogies that helped people grasp her message.

By the end of the count on June 9, 2015, de Castro had garnered 2,676 votes, making her the seventh highest vote getter on the At Large list.

“My people, the 2015 Election has come to an end and I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all those who supported me, those who invited me into their homes and those who spared a moment on the streets to listen to my desire to serve,” she said.

“I am truly grateful to my family and committee for their tireless and unwavering support and to the entire VIP Team who believed in me. I am humbled by the overwhelming support from you the people and I truly appreciate all of your encouraging words,” she said.

“Congratulations to the entire NDP Team and the VIP [candidates who have been successful – Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3)]. I am confident that all who have been elected will work together in an effort to secure prosperity for our country by closing the gap in our political differences and focusing solely on the issues,” said de Castro.

She noted that she has learnt so many valuable lessons throughout what she describes as an amazing experience. According to the young political aspirant, those lessons have awakened her consciousness even more to the role she should play in becoming the light, “the visionary and the agent of change we hope to see.”

de Castro pledged to continue lending her voice and vision to the development of this territory and said she will strive with a passion devoted to love and loyalty for the Virgin Islands.

19 Responses to “Sharie B. de Castro grateful for political experience”

  • .......... (11/06/2015, 14:47) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good girl
  • Next time around (11/06/2015, 14:55) Like (32) Dislike (3) Reply
    Be encouraged- all the feedback on this woman was positive- she has got a seat in the house in 4 years if the VIP stays strong and remains a team
    • ha (11/06/2015, 15:22) Like (23) Dislike (30) Reply
      No way! Fahie and Fraser are toxic and hungry for power. VIP goes nowhere with either of those two at the helm - FACT! Once NDP continues to look out for ALL people like they did in their last term, continue with succession planning and putting the youth at the forefront, they will not be defeated by VIP, never again! Notice the youth involvement on NDP compared to VIP? That was no accident! Many say the NDP fooled the youth but that's far from the truth. NDP has something worth listening to and believing in, education, training, employment etc. VIP are the party of ignorance and fear mongering. Unless some decent young people take over the reins and clean house, VIP are not going anywhere.
      • jj (11/06/2015, 17:57) Like (25) Dislike (22) Reply
        I maintain ndp steal the election and must go
        • Lightning (11/06/2015, 23:35) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
          Well if NDP did steal it, they did it before you guys could.. just means they are faster and smarter than you. That also means they will have more surprises for you VIP in 2019 - so start using your brains now to anticipate and prepare.
          • +++ (12/06/2015, 23:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
            If they are faster and smarter and have more surprises coming that means they are manipulating and being disingenuous. (not truthful) or playing by the laws--- or have the people's benefit in mind. Is that what you really want?
      • wow (11/06/2015, 23:23) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
        Whose more power hungry than the NDP ministers? You guys act so stupid when you are given money
    • Agree (11/06/2015, 19:37) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
      Agree.
  • onlooker (11/06/2015, 15:13) Like (1) Dislike (17) Reply
    @nexttimearond....they wouldn't be a next time around...OK...NDP
  • To Sharie (11/06/2015, 16:44) Like (30) Dislike (14) Reply
    I am very proud of you and I know many are also both NDP and VIP, I can assure you Mr Myron Walwyn knowing his passion for the youths he is also proud of you as a young BVI Islander , and I believe he will do all in his power to make your vision a reality, . We need to put party aside for a while and see the positive in people. Young lady do not give up
    • micky mouse (12/06/2015, 16:24) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      I agree with you . At the VIP lancing i heard her speak . When i heard her age i could not beleive If she cn speak so well at this 24 yrs. If she keep it up, she will be one of the first Woman Permier in the Bvi. keep up the good work.I think you an work in the education department as an advicer .
  • Street reporter (11/06/2015, 18:32) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    Ms. De Castro I am so proud of you--your future looks bright-- stay with it--hang-in- you did well---Remember our conversation at Greenland field when you were there meeting and greeting--I said your chances are good--but D.P entrance into the race--Will Hamper you.---So said--exactly what happened---Wasn`t for D.P--you and, or Dawson would have gotten home---If you have to change party doing to better serve your country--you have to be in to initiate change--VIP is like holding on to slippery pole.
    • excuse me (11/06/2015, 21:54) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      Does any of what you said make sense. I guess then than Myron took some of Archie Votes. Like really!!!!
    • excuse me (11/06/2015, 21:54) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Does any of what you said make sense. I guess then than Myron took some of Archie Votes. Like really!!!!
  • Only the BVI (11/06/2015, 19:15) Like (7) Dislike (14) Reply
    Only in the BVI we push people forward on popularity and not substance. I am still waiting to understand what the 20/20 vision is for the territory. All talk and no substance, but that's what we like here.
  • peep (11/06/2015, 19:48) Like (21) Dislike (3) Reply
    Decastro don't turn you back on VIP they are the ones who gave you the opportunity to shine.
  • Love (11/06/2015, 22:44) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
    You are a breath of fresh air. You brought fresh fragrance to the political arena at age 24. May God continue to keep you and make his face to shine on you.

    You're my hero and as long as my eyes stay open I voting sharie so stay with it don't loose Hope
  • ...... (12/06/2015, 07:16) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    Not a VIP fan but she has potential. Stick with it girl.
  • Voter Too (12/06/2015, 07:44) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    Yes SHARIE don't give up keep the flame burning and see you in 2019 and stick with VIP,you will be successful one day .


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