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Too much talk & no action – NDP’s Aaron F. Parillon

-Hon Fraser now facing stronger competition for D3 Seat
Parillon launched his campaign in the Third District on Saturday, January 26, 2019, where he said, “There has been too much talk and it’s time to take action,” he said as he rolled out his plans for the district. Photo: Facebook
Mrs Arlene L. Smith-Thompson on her platform, which takes a Christian outlook by offering a voice for women and children issues. Photo: VINO/File
Mrs Arlene L. Smith-Thompson on her platform, which takes a Christian outlook by offering a voice for women and children issues. Photo: VINO/File
In past elections, Hon Fraser ran under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) slate, the party he quit after he lost the post of Party Chairman during their internal elections. Photo: VINO/File
In past elections, Hon Fraser ran under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) slate, the party he quit after he lost the post of Party Chairman during their internal elections. Photo: VINO/File
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - In the 2015 General Elections of the Virgin Islands (VI), Honourable Julian Fraser RA easily retained his Third District seat when challenged by youth, Mr Kevin C. Smith aka 'OJ' under the National Democratic Party (NDP) Slate.

Today, the race for the Third District has two stronger contenders, the first is Mrs Arlene L. Smith-Thompson on her platform, which takes a Christian outlook by offering a voice for women and children issues while on the other hand another young man, Mr Aaron F. Parillon is contesting the seat.

In past elections, Hon Fraser ran under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) slate, the party he quit after he lost the post of Party Chairman during their internal elections.

He has since formed his own political party, Progressives United (PU) and Mrs Smith-Thompson has filled the slot on the VIP ticket for the District 3 seat, meanwhile Parillon is now where Mr Smith was on the National Democratic Party (NDP 1) ticket.

Time to take Action – Parillon  

Parillon launched his campaign in the Third District on Saturday, January 26, 2019, where he said, “There has been too much talk and it’s time to take action,” as he rolled out his plans for the district.

He spoke of the importance of youth involvement in the decision-making area of the country while noting that young people have been and are involved in the development of the territory.

According to Parillon, people are nervous and are concerned that their dreams may not be realized, “I am here to tell you tonight that the light of your hope, your aspirations, your ambitions may not be vanquished.”

He said for the past eight years he was not sitting on the sideline doing nothing but was working with Mr Kevin O. J. Smith, “We jointly pursued the dream of changing this district. Tonight I declare to you, that dream is still alive.”

Youths See and Hear

According to Parillon, youths are more observing than persons believe. “I am you and I am courageous and I am reminded by my elders, God call young men because we are strong.”

“I have the strength to restore this community, I have the strength to fight for this country, I have the strength to empower the youths, I have the strength to take care of our elders who give so much so Aaron can stand here tonight and fight,” he said while pledging to restore harmony and bring better education and health.

Among other things he vows to work on for the Third District include a museum, “We [are] losing our heritage, we are losing our values, we are losing the things that made us who we are,” he said.

Over its 8-year rule, the Dr Smith led NDP Government has been accused of blatant corruption and breaking promises in addition to lacking transparency and accountability. Throughout the elections seasons, the members of its 2019 slate have all been campaigning on promises to do better under the leadership of Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL).

22 Responses to “Too much talk & no action – NDP’s Aaron F. Parillon ”

  • facts (29/01/2019, 11:21) Like (44) Dislike (27) Reply
    He does not have a chance in hell
    • @ facts (29/01/2019, 12:22) Like (22) Dislike (21) Reply
      why the hell don't you run?
    • the rock (29/01/2019, 14:21) Like (11) Dislike (11) Reply
      You are damn right, only you wants a chance in hell, lol. They are goinh to be some upsets in this up coming election, the 3rd is one!
      • Outlaw (29/01/2019, 17:01) Like (30) Dislike (8) Reply
        @the rock. Surely not with him. To be humble is to be bless and this young man needs to humble himself. He is too pumpos and show off. Surely needs to tone down a bit.
        • Hmmm (29/01/2019, 20:24) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
          Define your views of being Humble? Cause if I was on the BVI mindset of humble I won’t have what I have today. I’m not alone.
  • agreed (29/01/2019, 11:28) Like (31) Dislike (30) Reply
    They were on Delores case saying she ain't do nothing? But ask them what was done in the West for the last 20 years? Some of these good old boy are just holding up the seat talking, talking, talking, and nothing to show for it. Delores did more than the minister in the 1 for the terms she served.
    • @agreed (29/01/2019, 13:07) Like (37) Dislike (9) Reply
      I live in 5 destrict and i can say Deloris did Nothing in that destrict nothing
      • Strupes its all lies (29/01/2019, 17:00) Like (17) Dislike (8) Reply
        Utter Rubbish, Under Delores watch she did the basketball court, fixed the two ditch one by Desmond X Bar and the other next to the park further down, Cover the Ghuts behind the bar all the way up to MBS, Completed the multicomplex Gym with the assistance of Jamesy, build the Rubberized Track, Build the Watch House, Build the Elderly home next to the school, Build Craft Alive, Fix the sugar works museum, Repair Great Mountain Road, and build many new road leading to the different beaches, and the list goes on…… Your hate for he cannot erase her records.

        • hello (30/01/2019, 09:46) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
          Some people rather politicians who can give them a lil change here and there vs those who actually put infrastructure in place for them to enjoy. I hear them saying she didn't do anything but its clear from your post that you have paid close attention to what has been done especially with that basket ball court that so many are rejoicing over completely forgetting that she was the one that commissioned that court and refitted it time and time again when the careless youths destroyed it with their fights and scooter riding, not to mention using the restrooms as drug houses and make shift garages.
  • Hmmm (29/01/2019, 11:29) Like (93) Dislike (35) Reply
    Thumbs up if you wan Arlene Smith Thompson win D3

    Thumbs down if you wan Aaron Parillon win D3
  • E. Leonard (29/01/2019, 13:54) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    The territory is at a crossroad, facing some strong, high squalls and dark, swirling gathering clouds, having been decimated by two historic, catastrophic and category 5 hurricanes in Sep 2017 (Hurricanes Maria and Irma). The storms caused an estimated $3.6B in facility damages; these damages included infrastructure, government buildings, structures, recreational facilities, public facilities, schools, housing, medical facilities, utilities.....etc. The storms also impacted the economy, gross domestic product, employment, and standard of living and quality of life. Further, the HOA was dissolved and a general election set for 25 Feb.

    However, thus far there 4 political parties on the campaign trail, ie, the encumbent NDP, VIP, PU and PVIM; a few candidates have announced an independent run. Nonetheless, the campaigning to date IMO have mostly include more poetry than prose (former NY Governor Mario Cuomo is credited the phrase “ campaign in poetry and govern in prose). Poetry is about sweet sounding plans of action; whereas, prose is outlying specific actions, timeline for those actions, how they will be paid for, what is the opportunity cost, the priority.......etc. On the trail, there are a myriad of promises but the questions are, what will be the delivery rate of all these promises?

    Moreover, the BVI has a 13-member unicameral HOA (4 At Large, 9 Districts). Districts do not raise and control their own revenue streams and depends on funding from the central government. District members have to work in the HOA and with government to bring a commensurate share of available resources to their districts. District voters have important task of voting for the person who they think can best represent them in the HOA. Further, a district member may be able to motivate private sector businesses to locate to a district. I’m nuts so here is a wacky idea for districts. In order to get some things done in their districts, districts can advocate for changes for a district to tax itself to construct specific project(s). Additionally, any revenue/taxes resulting from these projects will be earmarked for the district. Such a plan will have a sunset clause. The plan can be called: Tax Increment Project (TIP). The race is on. Vote.


    • RealPol (30/01/2019, 02:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Here is a TIP, you are nuts, loco......etc! Lol! Need to hear more on how this TIP will work. Districts probability send more to Road Town than they get back and should be getting their fair share of resources and should not generally have to tax themselves to get things done. However, if there are opportunities to tax themselves to get seed money on projects that benefit the district and will get their seed money back, this might warrant a looksy.
  • Hhhhmmmm (29/01/2019, 14:49) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
    @agreed - its obvious the representative for the first is a torn in your flesh - but guess what you have to live with it... because fortunately or unfortinately for you... it would take more than you to remove him.
    • @ Hmmmm (31/01/2019, 13:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Omar said the same thing also. The people have the power, and when they had enough they will deal with the matter.
  • Weak candidate (29/01/2019, 15:11) Like (30) Dislike (10) Reply
    Its clear they were desperate why they went to Aaron
  • Weak candidate (29/01/2019, 15:11) Like (18) Dislike (11) Reply
    Its clear they were desperate why they went to Aaron
  • Hmmm (29/01/2019, 17:02) Like (12) Dislike (20) Reply
    He spoke better than your candidates and presented solutions, what do you have to offer?
  • HAHA (29/01/2019, 22:09) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
    Some say the 3rd times the charm. Some say 3 strikes you're out. Well I'm not a gambling man so I ain't trying to see which one is true about NDP in 2019. Arlene all the effing way.
  • father (30/01/2019, 09:10) Like (11) Dislike (14) Reply
    Its hard to separate a mans personal life when he's running for office. How can you care for a district when you don't even care for your children? You post on your Facebook about one of your daughters time and time again for likes and attention but neglect the other two? You would think that you as a young man who had a troubled upbringing and had foster dads that you would be instrumental in your children's life especially your son. What about that new baby girl that you have? To post on Facebook is one thing but your actions in real life is another. Now I see why all those posts about helping people like Eggy and #seacowsbay was about..... Even your very own family had to put you on blast for your nasty and selfish ways... having to bunk with friends because it was your last resort... What about your mom that you always talk about? Didn't you leave her to fend for her self after the hurricanes? Didn't you go and got shelter while she had to fend for her self? Aaron.... take care of home first young man. The image you are trying to portray people arnt buying it.
    • *Hmm (30/01/2019, 15:04) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
      Poopa Jesus this one nearly take me out!!! If one thing is for certain when it comes to politics and throwing your hat in the ring just know you open up yourself to all & I do mean ALLLL scrutiny. Your closet doors ain just flying open they ripping off and your files bout to be read!
  • Hmmm (31/01/2019, 14:37) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    It’s the same NDP that kept down D3 no no water no proper roads no lightning it’s the NDP
  • ha (02/02/2019, 09:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I still cannot t believe a man known for messing with young girls running for PollyTRICKS but who am I to judge lol


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