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Tears flow as Hon Christian retires from HoA

-Calls for term limit in House as final request before leaving
While many of the Legislators said their farewells and expressed thanks and well wishes, outgoing Member, Hon Christian also called on his colleagues to enact term limits for House members. Photo: House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands
Outgoing Premier Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL). Photo: House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands
Outgoing Premier Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL). Photo: House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was the final day of the 6th Sitting of the 4th Session of the 3rd House of Assembly (HoA) last evening, Wednesday, January 23, 2019, as two members are retiring; outgoing Premier Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) [1999-2019] and Hon Archibald C. Christian (AL) [2011-2019].

While many of the Legislators said their farewells and expressed thanks and well wishes, outgoing Member, Hon Christian also called on his colleagues to enact term limits for House members.

He noted that the USVI Governor has term limits, as well as the United States President and ask members to consider it as a tool of reform.

Hon Christian wept

Hon Christian, a former Junior Minister for Tourism who first won in 2011—after many attempts—and was re-elected in 2015 noted, “I think that once you continue indefinitely, things can, unfortunately go wrong. I am not casting any aspersions on anyone, but it is my own personal observations,” he warned.

At the end of his presentation, he also thanked his wife and two children at which time he began to cry.  It was an emotional evening, as other elected members had started to become choked up as they bid their colleague farewell.

It is unclear what will be Mr Christian's next move, however, some have suggested under the Progressive Virgin Islands Moment (PVIM) aka ‘NDP 2’, he could be considered for Speaker of the HoA.

14 Responses to “Tears flow as Hon Christian retires from HoA”

  • ... (24/01/2019, 18:16) Like (21) Dislike (14) Reply
    Hope it was not crockerdile tears
    • faith (25/01/2019, 09:29) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
      You need to learn to spell before posting piss
    • the rock (25/01/2019, 15:45) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      The only reason he retired is he had no choice than too, this election is about real man not boys who needs a party to put them inn!
  • Eagle Eye (25/01/2019, 05:56) Like (24) Dislike (11) Reply
    How could he cry after archiving nothing. Get out the house and go home and sit down.waste of time.
    • OZYMANDIAS (25/01/2019, 07:26) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
      Even if you can't spell the word ACHIEVE atleast know 'R' could never be the second letter you TIGHT TONGUE MORON.
      • Eagle Eye (25/01/2019, 13:42) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ OZYMANDIAS. Yur whole name is spelled in capital letters, anyhow do sumtin for me please.stand up and stretch out yur hands horizontally.u shod look like a cross because dats wat u r.hope u understand my spelling.
    • wize up (25/01/2019, 07:39) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ Eagle Eye: I have to disagree with you and I choose to disagree respectfully(he was able to achieve his annual pention!!!!)
  • fool (25/01/2019, 07:16) Like (14) Dislike (32) Reply
    You had all right to cry!!! After 8 years nothing to show for it.. but wait you said you was going join Ronnie to do what retire why you didn't choose to retire on the other side of the house it only shows how much you and the rest hate Myron but I could tell this short script "hope you make up your mind come February 26th to hear and live with reality Hon.M.V.Walwyn Premier".
  • farmer brown (25/01/2019, 07:35) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
    Wish he was taking others with him Ronnie Mark myron fraser and kedrick
  • good move (25/01/2019, 08:14) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ike the idea of term limits ...3 consecutive term then leave ..long term servers tend to believe they become owners of the place and the people and can do what they want ..You ain't only talk it Archie but you made yourself and example . Good move ...At the right time
  • SMH (25/01/2019, 08:48) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Crying for the Youth, Crying for the Territory! What Greed has done to US!
  • pension (25/01/2019, 09:16) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why should he have cried when he has accomplished his ultimate goal: staying in the house long enough to collect that lifetime pension. In fact they were probably tears cof joy when he considered the end result of his clever investment.
  • 2 grand (25/01/2019, 15:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    lord have mercy who ain't crying spilling dem guts promising more of the same behavior jumping off the gravy train cause it crash. poor lil we with white squall round we mouth dying for want. my tears are ligit no crocodile aint running out.


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