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‘The USVI is not in a good place’- Allison Petrus

-the 2018 USVI Gubernatorial Candidate was at the time on a Tortola based radio show Honestly Speaking
Former three-term United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Senator and Democratic Gubernatorial candidate in the USVI, Allison Petrus (right) aka ‘Allie’ at the time being interviewed by radio commentator, Claude O. Skelton-Cline (left) answering to questions, as to why he wants to be the Governor of the USVI. Photo: Facebook
Allison Petrus when quizzed as to the strength of the incumbent Governor Kenneth E. Mapp (I) he said, 'He is a good talker, but for three years have not even planted a tree.' Photo: Repeating Islands
Allison Petrus when quizzed as to the strength of the incumbent Governor Kenneth E. Mapp (I) he said, 'He is a good talker, but for three years have not even planted a tree.' Photo: Repeating Islands
The USVI Democratic Primary is scheduled for August 4, 2018, and if he wins, Mr Petrus and his running mate St Croix senator Samuel Sanes will face Governor Mapp and Lieutenant Governor, Osbert E. Potter on November 6, 2018, general elections. Photo: Expedia
The USVI Democratic Primary is scheduled for August 4, 2018, and if he wins, Mr Petrus and his running mate St Croix senator Samuel Sanes will face Governor Mapp and Lieutenant Governor, Osbert E. Potter on November 6, 2018, general elections. Photo: Expedia
BAUGHER’S BAY, Tortola, VI - Former three-term United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Senator and Democratic Gubernatorial candidate in the USVI, Allison Petrus aka ‘Allie’ appearing on a Tortola radio show Honestly Speaking in the Virgin Islands on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, quoted from Boxing Champion Mohammed Ali, “if you are doing at 50 years old what you were doing at 20, you have lost 30 years of your life because there is no growth".

The believed front-runner for the Democratic Primary was at the time being interviewed by radio commentator, Claude O. Skelton-Cline answering to questions, as to why he wants to be the Governor of the USVI.

Mr Petrus noted, “I am committed to growing”, hence his vision and reason for offering himself to serve the residents of the USVI.

Skelton-Cline asked Mr Petrus, on the hour-long show aired live on radio station ZBVI 780 AM; giving your well established and successful businesses, P & G gas stations, Subway Store franchises, Sabarro Franchise, The Plaza Complex, 120 employees and a beautiful family, why would you want to get into politics again?

Not in a good place

Mr Petrus replied, “The USVI is not in a good place, businesses are stagnated, Main Street, the characteristics that once defined who we were are being lost, lots of ‘for sale’ and or lease notices and business closure signs are going up. Therefore, I can no longer sit on the sideline.”

Mr Cline quizzed him as to the strength of the incumbent Governor Kenneth E. Mapp (I) to which Mr Petrus responded: “He is a good talker, but for three years have not even planted a tree.”

The former Senator further stated that he rejects the traditional wisdom that the incumbent with all the federal dollars pouring in makes it impossible for him to be elected. “People are looking for and deserve results,” he emphasised.

He went on to state that the current Mapp-Potter administration “prior to the hurricanes were running a 300 million dollar deficit and had gotten worst”. Mr Petrus warned about false promises being made including “increase in salary on the expenditure side with no means of paying for it on the revenue side of the ledger”.

Mapp has a big ego- Allie

The businessman blasted Governor Mapp saying, “If you believe you are bigger than the seat you are in, something is wrong, your ego is bigger than the space you occupy... I do not have a king size ego, but the current Governor has, and it cannot fit through a 36-inch door, and that’s the size of the door, you must pass through.”

The USVI Democratic Primary is scheduled for August 4, 2018, and if he wins, Mr Petrus and his running mate St Croix senator Samuel Sanes will face Governor Mapp and Lieutenant Governor, Osbert E. Potter on November 6, 2018, general elections.

Mr Petrus also has roots in Tortola and Jost van Dyke.

3 Responses to “‘The USVI is not in a good place’- Allison Petrus”

  • Dr T (15/06/2018, 09:19) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Mapp-Potter
  • Windy (15/06/2018, 13:16) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    political hack. will say anything (lies). USVI on top of the world with all the aid received since hurricanes. Look around here- pitiful
  • yrral (16/06/2018, 21:03) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why the Virgins Islands do not have a Walmart ,even in our backwood town in East Texas,we have a Walmart and a Sam in our small city it pack 24 hours a day ,it big as two soccer fields,it would create jobs and bring people to the island to re supply ,lots of these mom and pops stores,sell out of date goods


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