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'Thanks for opening your homes & hearts to me’ – Zoe J. Walcott-McMillan

- VIP candidate had the best showing of the losing VIP team with exception of Hons Fahie & Fraser in the district polls
Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate for the Fifth District Zoe J. Walcott McMillan expressed thanks to her committee members and strong supporters of the district whose work saw her going away with 399 votes or 39 percent. Photo: VINO/File
Walcott-McMillan spoke passionately on many issues affecting her district and the VI as a whole. Photo: VINO/File
Walcott-McMillan spoke passionately on many issues affecting her district and the VI as a whole. Photo: VINO/File
Walcott-McMillan receives an embrace from Chairman of the VIP Hon Julian Fraser RA. Photo: VINO/File
Walcott-McMillan receives an embrace from Chairman of the VIP Hon Julian Fraser RA. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate for the Fifth District Zoe J. Walcott McMillan has expressed thanks to her committee members and strong supporters of the district whose work saw her gaining 399 votes or 39 percent.

Despite the strong showing for the young vibrant VIP candidate, she lost to Honourable Delores Christopher who gained 590 votes or 58 percent.

Speaking exclusively to this news site, Walcott-McMillan said that on Election Day the people spoke “and made a democratic choice to retain the incumbent Hon Delores Christopher who I congratulated right after conceding.”

“Allow me to take this time to thank God for seeing us through [and] my hard working committee members and strong supporters for their faith, time and energy. I also take this time to thank you the voters and people of the Fifth District who opened your homes and hearts to me,” she said.

Not wanting to say much more, Walcott-McMillan said this is not the end, but the beginning and asked that persons work together with her “for the good of this place we love and call home.”

During her brief sojourn on the campaign trail, Walcott-McMillan campaigned on a platform for the development of the Fifth District into a second city, saying that it had all of the amenities and services that one would expect to find in a city.

She had campaigned strongly on improving tourism, noting that the district had a lot to offer in terms of its culture.

The young candidate also wowed the crowd with her ‘got it’ checklist at the end of every one of her meetings where she would name an amenity or service and the crowd would respond “got it” meaning that it was available in the Fifth District.

Her youthful appeal and fiery delivery won over many persons, especially youth, but she could not unseat the clear favourite.

Except for Hon Julian Fraser RA in the Third District and Hon Andrew A. Fahie in the First District, Walcott-McMillan had about the best showing for a VIP candidate at the district polls.

19 Responses to “'Thanks for opening your homes & hearts to me’ – Zoe J. Walcott-McMillan”

  • me (18/06/2015, 09:08) Like (60) Dislike (44) Reply
    ZOE I am a 5th district voter as much as I wanted to give you an x I couldn't first of all wrong party ,second that leader you all have sorry.
    • 5th voter (18/06/2015, 09:14) Like (94) Dislike (17) Reply
      Zoe needs to understand this is not a beauty pagent and her childish commercial, Wade 2019
      • 5th (18/06/2015, 09:29) Like (36) Dislike (17) Reply
        Wade what? We want Troy Christopher as our next representative. Delores isn't the best but no way we could replace her with Zoe. If Zoe presented herself in a more serious manner then we would have considered it despite her being on VIP with Fraser. Many people wanted to give Zoe a chance but she killed herself. You cannot blame Fraser for that at all. People are fed up with Delores but couldn't stomach voting for Zoe especially with her antics during the last month of campaigning.
      • Hose path (18/06/2015, 20:48) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
        Just because the girl presented her self u call that beauty contest u wanted her to look run and old she's a young woman
    • Hmm (18/06/2015, 09:41) Like (17) Dislike (14) Reply
      What do you mean wrong party? Green and white or red and blue, any party can make a difference in this country. Say you voted for her because you preferred the NDP team, but saying that she was on the "wrong party" makes you sound ignorant
  • POSITIVE VIBEZ ONLY (18/06/2015, 09:10) Like (28) Dislike (57) Reply
  • Observation (18/06/2015, 09:25) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
    Wade is not ready he been bluffing ever election i am already turn off from him. the school children dem say he was to be with PEP he fail to come up to the plate. so even if he comes I will note vote for him. case close
  • punishment (18/06/2015, 09:44) Like (13) Dislike (6) Reply
    The virgin islands received punishment because of one man but time linger than twine
  • bvi (18/06/2015, 09:45) Like (31) Dislike (21) Reply
    I am glad you lose. You too nuff with yourself. ha ha
    • THE FIFTH (18/06/2015, 10:17) Like (20) Dislike (19) Reply
      • Citizen (18/06/2015, 14:37) Like (17) Dislike (5) Reply
        What have she done? A drag race study that was Never Made Public), and a Poppy Show Commercial??
  • Street reporter (18/06/2015, 14:21) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    ZOE--I was calling on you to publicly broke ranks away from VIP leadership and clearly state during your campaign that you are not in favor of the leadership- I wanted you to take the lead on that--I said in my previous blogs that you are strong, intelligent, courageous and clever..that was my call to you to denounce leadership publicly- That would have given VIP a better chance--I was reporting from the streets and according to the streets I know you all chances were dooooommeedd.
    • Boo (18/06/2015, 20:29) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      She had done tell everybody she was goin NDP. Then couldn't balls up and put out that childish infantile youtube video that crushed her chances of getting elected.
    • Drivel (18/06/2015, 21:16) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      She would have lost more votes for her disloyalty if she did that! To do that she would need to run independent or with another party. What kind of nonsense advice were you giving her.
  • Horse Path (18/06/2015, 18:25) Like (4) Dislike (11) Reply
    Zoe all the best to girl we want you back God bless you
  • Say goodbye. (19/06/2015, 08:24) Like (33) Dislike (1) Reply
    Zoe just leave this dying party and stubborn party and look for greener grounds, they are only making you look bad--find a team that respect, encourage and use you base on your skills----your complete future matters, not just politics.
  • BOOPIE (19/06/2015, 11:03) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Zoe, don't go back with the VIP. The party goin dead. You see, when they choose Andrew, all you will find out he is a big bommer loser too because the people them don't want him either. So think hard and fast what you going to do, but don't go back with the VIP. My advise is to contact a professional political advisor who can advise on the way forward. Go look for one of Barack Obama's campaign executives to help you find your way, but not with the current VIP people. Them all dead.
  • zoe (22/06/2015, 08:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You will be back with a revamped VIP with the old guard gone and that includes AF- the people of the BVI will never put AF as Premier- simple as that- so go with at large- Dawson- Sharie- Dancia- Irene- Bunbury has to do some work on her image- and we need new faces at district level- Sowande is one name- pray that the people will forgive your foolishness of signing that stupid letter with Fahie- Fahie is a loser

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