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UPDATE: 41 candidates to contest 2019 Elections, VIP only party with full 13

-Advance Polling is February 21 & General Elections February 25, 2019
Candidates from the VIP team on Nomination Day. Photo: Team of Reporters
NDP Chairman Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) and other candidates from the NDP. Photo: Facebook
NDP Chairman Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) and other candidates from the NDP. Photo: Facebook
VIP Chairman, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) (at centre) on Nomination Day. Photo: Facebook
VIP Chairman, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) (at centre) on Nomination Day. Photo: Facebook
PVIM Chairman Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) and other candidates photographed on Nomination Day. Photo: Facebook
PVIM Chairman Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) and other candidates photographed on Nomination Day. Photo: Facebook
VIP’s Kye M. Rymer who is contesting the 5th district after being nominated. Photo: VINO/File
VIP’s Kye M. Rymer who is contesting the 5th district after being nominated. Photo: VINO/File
 Chairman of the PVIM Hon Ronnie W. Skelton, Verna V. Smith of PU and Carvin Malone of the VIP. Photo: Team of Reporters
Chairman of the PVIM Hon Ronnie W. Skelton, Verna V. Smith of PU and Carvin Malone of the VIP. Photo: Team of Reporters
Independent At-Large candidate, R. Dancia Penn-Sallah QC along with some VIP candidates on nomination day. Photo: Team of Reporters
Independent At-Large candidate, R. Dancia Penn-Sallah QC along with some VIP candidates on nomination day. Photo: Team of Reporters
VIP’s John M. Samuel being nominated. Photo: Team of Reporters
VIP’s John M. Samuel being nominated. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Supervisor of Election, Juliette Penn has confirmed that at the closed of Nomination Day, Today Thursday, February 14, 2019, a total of 41 candidates will be contesting the upcoming February 25, 2019, General Elections in the Virgin Islands (VI).

There are 13 seats up for grabs in the one chamber, VI House of Assembly (HoA) and only one group, the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) has a full slate of 13 candidates.

Of the 41 candidates nominated today, all are eligible to run for office, 16 are contesting for a Territorial At-Large seat, while there is a total of 25 District Candidates.

The National Democratic Party (NDP 1) only has 11 candidates, and the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) aka ‘NDP 2’ has a mere 9 and meanwhile Progressives United (PU) only has 6, and in addition, there are 2 independent candidates.

Who are they? 

The names nominated and party affliction are as follows:

District One

Andrew A. Fahie (VIP), Stephanie A. Brewley (PU), Sylvia C. Romney-Moses (PVIM)

District Two

Melvin M. Turnbull (PVIM), Carnel D. Clyne (VIP)

District Three

Julian Fraser RA (PU), Aaron F. Parillon (NDP), Arlene L. Smith-Thompson (VIP)

District Four 

Mark H. Vanterpool (NDP), Vincent G. Scatliffe (PU), Luce D. Hodge-Smith (VIP), Karl M. Scatliffe (PVIM)

District Five

Elvis J. Harrigan (NDP), Kye M. Rymer (VIP), Wade N. Smith (PU)

District Six

John M. Samuel (VIP), Alvera Maduro-Caines (NDP)

District Seven

Hipolito D. Penn (NDP), Natalio D. Wheatley (VIP), Kedrick D. Pickering (Independent Candidate) 

District Eight

Dean B. Fahie (VIP), Marlon A. Penn (NDP)

District Nine

Hubert R. O’Neal (NDP), Jose de C. B. de Castro (PVIM), Vincent O. Wheatley (VIP)

Territorial At-Large

Trefor A. Grant (NDP), Sandy M. Underhill (NDP), Henry O. Creque (NDP), Myron V. Walwyn (NDP), 

Carvin Malone (VIP),  Sharie B. de Castro (VIP), Shereen D. Flax-Charles (VIP),  Neville A. Smith (VIP), 

Ronnie W. Skelton (PVIM), Curnal P. Fahie (PVIM), Lesmore Smith (PVIM), Shaina M. Smith (PVIM), 

Derk L. Walters (PU), Rajah A. Smith (PU), Verna V. Smith (PU), 

R. Dancia Penn-Sallah (Independent Candidate)

 

See previous story published Today, February 14, 2016

Today February 14, 2019, is Nomination Day! 

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Today, Thursday, February 14, 2019, is not only Valentine’s Day but is the day when all political aspirants and incumbents will be nominated to contest the February 25, 2019, General Election in the British Overseas Territory of the Virgin Islands (VI). 

Political parties and independent candidates have mobilized their various teams to be nominated, at their designated locations around the VI.

United Kingdom appointed Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert, issued the Writs of Election on January 31, 2019, which are formal instructions issued in accordance with the Elections Act.

It’s the law

According to the writs, the Governor appointed Monday, February 25, 2019, as Polling Day and Thursday, February 14, 2019, as Nomination Day.

Supervisor of Elections, Ms Juliette Penn, previously stated that “the additional time is being provided to allow sufficient time for candidates to make declarations in accordance with section 66 of the Virgin Islands Constitution Order if deemed necessary.”

In accordance with section 26 of the Elections Act, on Nomination Day, candidates will be required to complete Form No. 15 which will be provided by the Returning Officer.

$1000.00 each candidate

Additionally, the nomination paper has to be attested by one witness.

“The candidates are also required to swear an affidavit in Form No. 16 which will also be provided by the Returning Officer, stating that to the best of their knowledge they are not disqualified under the provisions of the Constitution from contesting and being elected as a member of the House of Assembly,” according to Ms Penn.

Each candidate whether they are running in a district or independent will be required to pay $1000.00 in cash only. Opening hours for today’s nomination are 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

16 Responses to “UPDATE: 41 candidates to contest 2019 Elections, VIP only party with full 13 ”

  • VIP all the way (14/02/2019, 16:29) Like (14) Dislike (8) Reply
    I done see a spoil vote in that picture
    • Mufasa (15/02/2019, 23:45) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
      VIP party launches seems like the emphasis is on party! Not a serious enough bunch for what we are facing now!
  • one eye (14/02/2019, 16:33) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    Horses are in the gate
  • wize up (14/02/2019, 17:05) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    As the British Virgin Islands Turns
  • juggie (14/02/2019, 17:11) Like (20) Dislike (44) Reply
    i with NDP 2
  • Outlaw (14/02/2019, 17:46) Like (41) Dislike (2) Reply
    Congratulations are in order for all candidates in the general elections. May the best persons win and may the decision of the electorates be respected fully. All the best everyone. Whoever forms the next government, we have to live with them, support them and work with them for the next 4 years.
    • wize up (15/02/2019, 09:02) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ outlaw: with you on this one but have the feeling we will have a number of recounting of votes on Election Day however as you note let us work together for the betterment
  • my 2 cents (14/02/2019, 20:41) Like (8) Dislike (14) Reply
    Only about five of the 41 can run my country
  • ann (14/02/2019, 22:48) Like (10) Dislike (47) Reply
    Bunch of dead horses
  • Juice paw (14/02/2019, 23:27) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply

    Where is stone n he a*** son behind of mark

  • vip (15/02/2019, 00:01) Like (33) Dislike (15) Reply
    VIP all the way let’s find that missing plane ✈️
  • wize up (15/02/2019, 00:57) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    in whoes pocket will that 41,000.00 goe
  • Boyee (15/02/2019, 07:00) Like (30) Dislike (18) Reply
    Okay, they have 13 but are they the right 13? Vote competence and trustworthy persons in who can represent. More than half of this set don’t know their asses from their elbows.
  • Hope (15/02/2019, 11:56) Like (55) Dislike (16) Reply
    we going with VIP all the way
  • wize up (15/02/2019, 19:54) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    only 13 of the 41 can win so the 26 February will meet persons very upset
  • My wager (16/02/2019, 17:49) Like (0) Dislike (8) Reply
    District 1: Andrew, district 2: Mitch Turnbull, district 3: very close victory for Julian, district 4: Fingernail bitting victory for Luce, District 5 Khoy Rhymer, district 6: Alvera (hot race), District 7: Doc gets home, District 8: Dean Fahie by a nose, District 9: a big blow out Vincent Wheatley At large: Myron Walwyn, Ronnie, the Pastor, I like Trevor but I can see him getting beat by Danica, or Shania. This is my best guess right now, but I have not been wrong on the last four elections.


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