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UPDATE: VIP Chairman Hon Fraser retains D3 seat

- NDP newcomer Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull takes Second District seat at General Elections 2015
Unofficial results just in are that Virgin Islands Party Chairman Hon Julian Fraser RA has retained his seat in the Third District after defeating National Democratic Party candidate Kevin 'OJ' Smith at the polls today June 8, 2015. Photo: VINO/File
The counting for the Territorial At Large candidates will be done at the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall in Road Town. Photo: VINO
The counting for the Territorial At Large candidates will be done at the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall in Road Town. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Unofficial results just in are that Virgin Islands Party Chairman Hon Julian Fraser RA has retained his seat in the Third District after defeating National Democratic Party candidate Kevin 'OJ' Smith at the polls today June 8, 2015.

0Hon Fraser received a total 596 votes as against 561 received by Mr Smith.

NDP newcomer Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull has also been declared the unofficial winner in the Second District and so has been fellow NDP candidate Delores Christopher in the 5th District.

Another NDP candidate, Marlon A. Penn was unofficially declared the winner in the 8th District as well as Kedrick D. Pickering in the 7th District. Incumbent Alvera Maduro-Caines has retained her seat in the 6th District.

Senior Virgin Islands Party member Hon Andrew A. Fahie has won the 2nd District with a whopping 652 votes.

A motorcade is rolling in the 4th District to celebrate the win of Mark H. Vanterpool who has retained his seat with 717 votes against 151 votes received by Virgin Islands Party candidate JoAnn 'Roxy' Romney.

So far the National Democratic Party has secured 4 seats while the Virgin Islands Party has secured 2 seats.

Political pundits expect the NDP to win the 6th and 7th Districts based on the counts so far and seem headed for a landslide victory.

The counting for the Territorial At Large ballots began around 11pm at the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall in Road Town. No figures have been released as yet.

See below for latest updates:

Results from the District Polling Stations

District 1

Andrew A. Fahie- 652 Votes

Shaina M. Smith- 277 Votes

Preston P. Stoutt- 68 Votes


District 2

Melvin M. Turnbull- 448 Votes

Elford W. Parsons- 209 Votes

Rajah A. Smith- 16 Votes


District 3

Julian Fraser RA- 596 Votes

Kevin C. Smith- 561 Votes


District 4

Mark H. Vanterpool- 717 Votes

JoAnn 'Roxie' Romney- 151 Votes


District 5

Delores Christopher- 590 Votes

Zoe J. Walcott-McMillian- 399 Votes

Shabazz Abdul- 23 Votes


District 6

Alvera Maduro-Caines- 765 Votes 

Elvis J. Harrigan- 237 Votes 

Dion M. Jennings- 43 Votes 


District 7

Dr Kedrick D. Pickering- 607

Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard - 199


District 8

Marlon A. Penn- 943 Votes

McLloyd O. Walters- 185 Votes


District 9

Dr Hubert O'Neal- 669

Elton L. Sprauve- 389

Vernon V. Vanterpool- 37

Stephanie I. Faulkner-Williams- 36

Albert O. Wheatley- 63

Faye J. Reese-Charles- 27


Territorial Results

Myron V. Walwyn- 2987

Dr D. Orlando Smith- 2960

Ronnie W. Skelton- 2752

Archibald C. Christian- 2418

Dr Karl Dawson- 1730

Irene F. Penn-O'Neal - 1450

Sharie B. de Castro- 1346

Charmaine Rosan-Bunbury- 905

R. Dancia Penn- 967

J. Alvin Christopher- 494

Natalio D. Wheatley- 246

Lorie A. Rymer- 99

Khoy Smith- 85

Edmund G. Maduro- 50

Ishmael Brathwaite- 37

Dr Rawle R. Hannibal- 59

56 Responses to “UPDATE: VIP Chairman Hon Fraser retains D3 seat”

  • dd (08/06/2015, 21:27) Like (27) Dislike (1) Reply
    Fahie on a roll yo....
    • SMDH Again (09/06/2015, 01:17) Like (26) Dislike (25) Reply
      Congrats to Hon Fahie. He fought off the giants.

      It is unfortunate that the voters were not given much of a choice in this election. It feels like a hollow win. A rush job can't lead to a good result.
    • Glover (11/06/2015, 17:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yes, he's on a roll in his district. but no where else in the territory as you can clearly see. He lost respect by taking people for granted. Instead of trying to win hearts of the entire territory with kind words, he threw sarcasm an anger in the people's faces. We don't want another 20 odd years of that like before. DONE!
  • concerned citizen (08/06/2015, 22:16) Like (17) Dislike (42) Reply
    I'm listening the coverage live and from what I've just heard from voting went on till after 8 at the polling Station and that is TOTALLY UPSURD. Rules, procedures and policies are made to be followed, POLLS opens @ 6am and finishes at 6pm. Persons who are on the inside are allowed to vote, when the gate is closed, voting is ceased. That is an OFFENSE and persons who allowed the individuals to place a vote after the allowed time should be FINED! You play by the rules, cricket starts at 6 and finishes at 6 not a MINUTE OVER!!
    • SMH (08/06/2015, 22:30) Like (35) Dislike (1) Reply
      Are you really listening to what you're saying? Smh... Yes the poles closes at 6pm but once persons are in the line before 6pm you must allow them to vote!
    • Curious (08/06/2015, 22:43) Like (35) Dislike (6) Reply
      @concerned have your facts mixed up.....who ever in the line at 6.00 have to if a 299 was in the line at 6.00 they have to allow them all to vote.....The reason why some polling stations went so on what u know not on what u have no idea about...
    • Observer (08/06/2015, 22:49) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
      why would you want to disenrachise people? If they were in the line at 6 pm by all means allow them to vote and make their voices heard. Why are you so scared of people voting?
    • @concern citizen (08/06/2015, 23:08) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
      It's not. Yes the polls closed at 6:00pm all those that are in the line at 6 pm were allowed to vote as long as you were in the line. And it was over 100+ in the lines that they add get in the ft and closed it at 6.
  • Yow (08/06/2015, 22:19) Like (14) Dislike (18) Reply
    Marlon an Action man got his already...go NDP....watchin d third with ten eyes tho
  • Queen (08/06/2015, 22:29) Like (52) Dislike (2) Reply
    Andrew Fahie is on a ROLL. WAY TO GO ANDREW "he should be the VIP leader"
  • dog (08/06/2015, 22:43) Like (38) Dislike (32) Reply
    this is a sad day because it marks a time when massive development, cruise ships, disney, loud big planes, more resorts and land giveaways will continue at a great pace and the government will STILL not listen or consider what people are saying. They think that it worked once it will work again. I am frightened for BVI. Today we lose our historical and cultural identity, our natural environment in an effort to look like Hong Kong or Miami or St Marteen.
    Say good bye to Beef Island and Hans Creek, and some of the outer islands. Pickering now has an opportunity to put his money where his mouth is-- is he for saving the environment or only when it is convenient?
    • Youth (08/06/2015, 23:35) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
      I told you all to but your house in order and you did not. Lesson learnt
    • To dog (09/06/2015, 00:27) Like (12) Dislike (10) Reply
      It is a sad grievous day. For the number of people who contested against the NDP, those number are not correct.
    • Congratulaions (09/06/2015, 06:32) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      I hate that you feel that way. But look at it that our country can grow. The late Chief Stoutt always quoted these scriptures: Where their is no vision the people will perish. We the people of the BVI have vision. We advertise our self as BVI Staycation let us continue that and continue to make our islands a beautiful place to live. I hope that this time around that we will stop all the mud slinging and allow country to prosper. All the 1st and the 3rd have to do it come on board for the betterment of the country.

      Congratulations NDP.
      • dog (09/06/2015, 11:24) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
        Although I do not like Fraser and his drama, I commend both ministers for keeping up the noise and bringing irregularities to light. If you have one dominant party repeatedly there is a chance for laziness following the leader and it slowly becomes a dictatorship. Vanterpool's words still ring "we will listen to the people but we will not be deterred from our goal". That is not respectful listening. The question has always been HOW to grow and how to keep the people involved.

        Lavity only wanted one cruise ship in a day knowing we didn't have the infrastructure for it. We are not much better off today. People come to see the natural state, not necessarily Micky Mouse. Tidal pools. mangroves and fisheries are being destroyed at Fat Hogs and plans for a resort will be pushed for Beef Island (even Havers) while the airport will cut off Trellis-- one of the biggest draws in the BVI chartering.

        Let's see who caters to the wealthy resorts. Let's see what tail is wagging the dog. Not this dog. This victory is all the more reason to watch closely NDP protocol and buldozing through projects that are not necessarily good for the territory in the long run. Miami/ St Thomas/ St Marteen here we come.
  • Red and Blue (08/06/2015, 23:15) Like (35) Dislike (8) Reply
    Yeaaaaaaaah MITCH! We made the damn SWITCH . Best thing since slice bread . Lol HELLLLOOOO!
  • yes (08/06/2015, 23:23) Like (22) Dislike (29) Reply
    Whoop! Whoop! Congrats Hon. Fraser!
  • Me (08/06/2015, 23:28) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Salty much !???!!!! U mad ? Yea u mad !!! No allllllllll the way
  • Early Christmas gift (08/06/2015, 23:29) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
    Congrats young man on your win...but this district was handed to you on a platter...this was a wrong move on mr. Christopher part...this strategy did not work in your favour at all..
  • kids (08/06/2015, 23:32) Like (21) Dislike (34) Reply
    Sad night
  • Ears (08/06/2015, 23:37) Like (20) Dislike (7) Reply
    We got our A-team opposition back---How nice
  • Yes (08/06/2015, 23:39) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    Poor Rajah, lol
  • voter (08/06/2015, 23:52) Like (22) Dislike (14) Reply
    Ayo really put back in this man.....strupes....
  • Ballots missing (08/06/2015, 23:59) Like (9) Dislike (22) Reply
    Sounding the alarm. Watching the results for at large on channel 51. How is it that Lorie Rhymer is showing 1 vote in the 2nd district when a family member and I for sure cast a vote for him each? So if one vote is missing, how many others are missing? We knew when we saw those results for Mitch over Parsons that some thing was wrong but now we know for sure this election was tampered with and the results are flawed and not a true reflection of the voters. Not that that is anything surprising for the NDP where corruption is their lifestyle.
    • Yes (09/06/2015, 05:52) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
      It just means that either you or the family member telling lies and actually voted for NDP...busted!
    • duncan (09/06/2015, 05:57) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
      perhaps if you were silly enough to vote for Lorie then you were silly enough to spoil the ballot, or your partner told you a lie and didn't waste their vote.
    • Ur not so smart (09/06/2015, 06:20) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply
      Maybe you voted for him but your other family member did not. Have yo thought about that?
    • For peace sake (09/06/2015, 06:57) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Your ballot spoiled that's why you see only one vote.
    • Well Sah (09/06/2015, 13:28) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Many years ago in USVI, a candidate called for a recount because he said that everybody he talked to promised him they were going to vote for him, he ended up with 16 votes, go figure...busted
  • Just saying! (09/06/2015, 00:00) Like (36) Dislike (27) Reply
    I guess we like the high taxes, victimization, lack of a proper thought out health insurance, lack of health equipment for our fancy hospital, our deplorable education maintenance, muzzled mouths, disrespectful behavior, upper class eats well, while the 90% live pay check to pay check, the death of the middle class system! Tears! The MOFIA gone with the BVI! We will NEVER be the SAME!
    • ndp (09/06/2015, 00:43) Like (36) Dislike (37) Reply
      No we don't like it. We LOVE the ndp n what u call victimization we love it !!!
    • @ Just saying (09/06/2015, 01:06) Like (13) Dislike (59) Reply
      Bvi looking like Dodge. Your concerns are rightly placed. Take joy in that we did our part in trying. History will record that we did something to effect change and restoration while others docilely followed Ndp to the slaughter house. Bvi is no longer the bvi.
      Now we must look elsewhere to have the kind of future we envisioned for the BVI. Those same people will be crying out under NDP.
  • .. (09/06/2015, 00:08) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
  • .... (09/06/2015, 00:22) Like (16) Dislike (12) Reply
    Oh well ndp must still go
  • 2% (09/06/2015, 00:32) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    The people done would appear that the two green Giants better off being in the opposition for another term. The BVI people put them there.
  • flawed results (09/06/2015, 00:47) Like (21) Dislike (22) Reply
    You know something? I better start looking about buying property else where. The corruption in BVI has reached a solid 9. NDP voters remember you choose the consequences when you choose the decision. We will remind you of this when you return to begging and crying out. NDP fed you for a week. What are you going to do for the next years? I tell you what a partner in Rock who got a hefty contract is doing. He is on vacation trip with his kids and on return he is coming back to bvi to continue his contract and getting paid. Where will you be?
  • Clearance sale (09/06/2015, 01:40) Like (26) Dislike (62) Reply
    If those votes cast for NDP are valid, BVI has destroyed more years of progress. We are quite aware that pay outs went out. It is sad that all these cannot distinguish right from wrong. But life has a way of righting wrongs.

    To those who did not cave in to illicit deception, take a bow for standing for honesty and integrity and not selling yourself short or in any form what so ever; as if there was enough money on earth to buy you.

    To those who sold their votes, where was NDP when they neglected you for 3 1/2 years? Now you've proved to them that you can be easily manipulated and they have no further use for you. You will be discarded, neglected and dismissed just as you were for 3 1/2 years. What use do they have for you now that you have proven how easily duped you can be. Now that you have given them your ace, what leverage can you operate from now? You went on clearance sale and you sold your birthright for a morsel of meal.
    • wise up (09/06/2015, 02:37) Like (22) Dislike (10) Reply
      @clarrance sales; you sound deeply troubled: persons like you just keep on talking and taking but at the end of the days its pure foolishness you are talking: the people have spoken and spoke on their own free democratic right: reality check( 4 more years of the NDP....keep talking).....
  • victory (09/06/2015, 05:12) Like (14) Dislike (4) Reply
    Yall gon give me high blood pressure with these comments. Boy the salt is too real !! These ppl on here salty bcuz the better team win. Give it a break
  • Caribbean girl could vote (09/06/2015, 05:21) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    While it can never be pleasing to all we have to embrace our government stand for our rights and keep calm,there's really no better or worst place anywhere elsei in this world . Welcome to the world. BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
  • mecca (09/06/2015, 06:05) Like (25) Dislike (13) Reply
    Congratulations to Hon Fraser and Hon Fahie.

    As we all know a vote for ndp means a vote for your low quality of life, your continued dimishment, turning you into beggars since they got into power and their usual bullying and corruption. I want to ask this fairly to the people of other Caribbean islands. Your parents and may be you too left your countries for betterment. Why then would you put in the NDP who has started to turn the bvi into the same oppressed country you left from? NDP don't care about you. Now you will see them turn their back on you. Bvi was your mecca and now you have given away your mecca. Many of you and tolians will say you regret the day you put ndp back.
  • ........ (09/06/2015, 06:24) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply all asked for 2015 to come and it did.. Vote with a vengeance eh?? We most certainly did...
  • False start (09/06/2015, 07:06) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    I`ve been advising VIP over and over do not ignore Island people issues--those 6 thousand votes matter...It hurts me-- fighting on behalf of children who born here that can`t get rights a winning fight--most of these kids parents can vote----VIP allowed themselves to be seen as Anti expatriates-- no party can win in the BVI with that image--Its a big melting Pot with more Island spice than local provision---Who advising these people? I guess false start bad finish.
  • Splease (09/06/2015, 07:09) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where ooooo this morning ?
  • Hmmm (09/06/2015, 12:53) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    I pray for our little country. Until people are not afraid to speak the truth, we will forever be lost. So many unnatural and immoral factors played into this win. From the snap election, to obeah, to bribery, to media manipulation, to the cult-like indoctrination of the youth.
    Something is wrong, i just hope we dont get hit too badly.
    • Yeaahhh (09/06/2015, 14:15) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why don't you run to fix it. You sound soo bitter. Strups! You think that only your views and those of the VIP voters matter. Well the electorate has spoken. Besides, the only obeah people through out the election seem to be on the other side of the fence. Thank God for the able prayer warriors who pray off the obeah you all hell bent on working. Congrats NDP!!!!!!!!!!!!
      • Crite (09/06/2015, 15:45) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
        NDP supporters have acted as if their views were the only one that matter for the entire election. Not because a party wins means that the concerns of the other side automatically go away. Stop calling people bitter because they see fault where fault lies. The NDP is perfect nor did they run a perfect campaign.
        And do the research on your candidates more and you will see which one regularly practice obeah and are in secret societies.
  • Taylor (09/06/2015, 16:15) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply

    i am so glad that Hon. Fraser won his district it is a little shameful that they did not pull the other districts, but God is in the mist Fraser We in the third district loves you dispite those who want to kill you but what God has for you no man aaaacan take it away sone day you will be premier of these Islands may be God want you to wait a little longer good thingds comes to those who wait keep on trusting God. as fr the mighty *** It is good for him he told a lot of lies and slander fraser but God turn it round for frasers good, I hope NDP finds you a job and the same Fraser does not have to help you again ask your mom to get uyou a position *** you need to appoligise to fraser fro all the nasty things you said about him God is going to punish you marl my word Go to church and con fess your sins, Fraser as for kitsh*** you please keep far from she if you see her comming omn the right side of the road go on the other side She will get what she deserves hope *** continue to help her he will soon get tired of her with she begging she think he is fraser the father for alll boy she made a bihg mistake all of you fraser haters take what you get he will always repeesent the 3 dissssssssssssstrict and **** your campagain managers tell them niot to be asking people to vote for you on election day that what the bert was doing by the side of the road. Any way Hon. Julian the annoting Of God is on your head and he will always protect you do not mind the OBEAh that was flying around to defeat you see it turn back where the roodter went. Fraser I love you and may God continue to bless you in what ever you do You hacccccve to get a vibrant committee who can now do things in the 3 district so you can shine even though you ae not in Government. I know that you and andrew will hold the govrnment to their feet Fraser and andrew You are going to do wonders O*** remember these wowrds God is always on the side of the righteous but the wicked he will cut off and that is just what he did to you because Lord knows that you and your team wanted to destroy Fraser but God is good Carry back the fowl cock

  • qqqqndp (10/06/2015, 08:22) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    ndp is corrupt

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