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Vanterpool: a 'Pappy Show...taking we for joke' - Picko Moff

Speaker, Julian Willock shuts down Mark H. Vanterpool’s (pictured here) attempts to take seat in HoA. Photo: VINO/File
Speaker, Honourable Julian Willock, who has since accepted Mark H. Vanterpool's resignation letter. Photo: VINO/File
Speaker, Honourable Julian Willock, who has since accepted Mark H. Vanterpool's resignation letter. Photo: VINO/File
Kaream K. Pickering aka 'Picko Moff' was vociferous in expressing his view, calling Mark H. Vanterpool a ‘pappy show’ who is taking the people of the Territory on a ride, “taking we for joke.” Photo: Facebook
Kaream K. Pickering aka 'Picko Moff' was vociferous in expressing his view, calling Mark H. Vanterpool a ‘pappy show’ who is taking the people of the Territory on a ride, “taking we for joke.” Photo: Facebook
Ms Cindy R. Rosan-Jones, in supporting the decision by the Speaker, was adamant, not because the resignation letter was addressed to the wrong person that it is automatically invalidated. Photo: Facebook
Ms Cindy R. Rosan-Jones, in supporting the decision by the Speaker, was adamant, not because the resignation letter was addressed to the wrong person that it is automatically invalidated. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands (VI) is already wading uncharted waters with Mark H. Vanterpool, making an 'about face,' on his decision to resign but his decision has been shut down by Speaker, Honourable Julian Willock, who accepted the resignation letter.

Vanterpool has since written to Hon Willock demanding that since the resignation letter had not been addressed to him, then it was invalid and as such he should be sworn in, in accordance with the will of the electorate which re-elected him as the District Four Representative.

Hard Talk

The Former National Democratic Party (NDP), Minister, in a recent radio broadcast, said that since his resignation, the pleas from members of the electorate has since weighed heavily on him.

The former Legislator was, later ridiculed on popular radio programme Hard Talk, and was said to have been coached by the former NDP front man, Myron V. Walwyn.

Radio Hosts on the Tola Radio Programme, broadcast on the March 14, 2019, Kaream K. Pickering aka 'Picko Moff,' Taryll DeSouza aka 'Zulu,' Julio S. Henry and Cindy R. Rosan-Jones in large part supported the decision by Hon Willock and lambasted Vanterpool.

According to Vanterpool, he decided to put aside the personal reasons and as such now wants to be sworn in as a Member of the Fourth HoA.

He explained that his resignation letter was initially penned and addressed to the HoA’s Clerk, who later informed him that such a letter would have to be directed to the Speaker—in accordance with the Constitution.

Vanterpool said he subsequently directed to the Speaker his intention to be sworn in but was informed by Hon Willock that the resignation letter has been accepted.

The former Government Minister has since come in for intense flak.

Ms Rosan-Jones, in supporting the decision by the Speaker, was adamant, not because the resignation letter was addressed to the wrong person that it is automatically invalidated.

Moff was vociferous in expressing his view, calling Vanterpool a ‘pappy show’ who is taking the people of the Territory on a ride, “taking we for joke.”


He was adamant, “these are not men that care about our country……dem don’t care.”

According to the Moff,” if you care about us would have come to us in the first place……there was no sincerity…something gah be going on behind closed doors that we ain’t know about”

He posited that Vanterpool’s resignation was in fact supposed to pave the way for Mr Walywn to run again in the by-election but after they did not get a positive response from the electorate, decided to invoke the discrepancy in his letter.

26 Responses to “Vanterpool: a 'Pappy Show...taking we for joke' - Picko Moff”

  • wize up (15/03/2019, 14:38) Like (31) Dislike (1) Reply
    like dem or not the NDP have some impact on the virgin islands political history: questions surrounds the spending of the your tax money and to best of my knowledge the first a member resigned then within hours wants back his employment......
    • ??? (15/03/2019, 17:43) Like (14) Dislike (28) Reply
      We thought the elections were over but the ugly divide in our little nation continues to show
      Mark - unbelievable but that is Mark.
      Willox - not looking so esteemed now. Already put his foot in his mouth.
  • Real (15/03/2019, 14:55) Like (27) Dislike (42) Reply
    Pure speculation by Moff and Cindy about Mark and myron. Facts matter
    • the rock (15/03/2019, 22:37) Like (14) Dislike (10) Reply
      Two of them just looking for attention, espicially moff! Talk facts not foolishness!
  • Really (15/03/2019, 15:23) Like (41) Dislike (31) Reply
    Now Hon. Vanterpool is a pappy show. I agree with that. He is flapping in the wind, but Ms. Rosan-Jones and others, please don't speak out of turn. Hon. Vanterpool obviously doesn't have a clue what he wants, but he, however, wrote a letter of resignation to a person that cannot accept his resignation from his post as the Fourth District Rep. Writing to the Clerk or writing to the Post Master to do something that only the Speaker can do can only mean it is invalid and he did not resign. Now, I am not a trained lawyer, but a blind man can see that. So trying to punish him for his foolishness in the press should not be right. Hon. Speaker cannot accept what was not addressed to him. It makes for a piss poor precedent indeed in my opinion.
    • Really (15/03/2019, 16:44) Like (74) Dislike (6) Reply
      If only it is foolishness. Mark, Myron and the NDP all knew what they were doing. Do you for a second believer that this move was made without a party meeting? These fellows know the Constitution inside out. They know what they were doing. They went on a fishing excursion. As Mark always does.

      First he fish to see if Henry Creque would be accepted, after announcing he would not seek to be reelected. When Henry was not accepted by the people, Mark paddled back and say he would run in the 4th.

      Second he submitted a resignation that he knows is invalid. He fish to see if Myron would be accepted. When Myron wasn't Mark, again, is now paddling back.

      Myron is a lawyer and knows what loop holes would be avail to them.

      It's just sad to see that they have no respect for the people of this Territory. Need I remind all that both Mark and Myron are allowed to run and take seat in the House of Assembly through a grandfather clause in the Constitution. And they show respect like this.

      But who laughs last, laughs best and God will have the final say!
      • @Really (17/03/2019, 17:34) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        I am sick of you all. Why don’t you all stick to the facts and stop bringing up these senseless accusations that don’t carry any weight. Whontold you that Myron was running for the fourth. If yo all would just uhhhh open your brains and stop talk &&&&, this place would be a better place than the slump nasty ignorant people that you all are.
    • @Really (15/03/2019, 16:55) Like (29) Dislike (7) Reply
      You are incorrect. If you have an employee handbook that indicates that you must write to HR to resign and you write a resignation letter to your secretary, then she turns it over to your HR person who accepts it, then your resignation is accepted. You will be prohibited from demanding your job back on a procedural error. But your employer has the discretion to keep you employed or not. In this case, the Speaker elected not to and he communicated it before Mark was able to rescind. It is very clear that Mark is out of time.
    • Untrustworthy (16/03/2019, 01:08) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      A trained lawyer would see that the intent was to resign. So the speaker can see Vanterpool is not genuine and a man that the people cannot trust.
  • Eyes open (15/03/2019, 15:36) Like (15) Dislike (22) Reply
    I am sure I saw a vacant seat there at the sitting. Let me hit replay. This means, the Clerk was expecting Vanterpool to show up! Two days of employment and the true colors are already evident!
    • hah (15/03/2019, 18:40) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
      Not so fast! The HOA must have 13 elected members and 13 seats even if vacant.
  • wize up (15/03/2019, 15:55) Like (13) Dislike (29) Reply
    For peace sake give the man back his post because such a decision will have no adverse effect on the current government: his desk was set in place for him during the new sitting of the house on the 12 March 2019; homeboy was a no show: all th other elected people were sworn in as per usual(he alone can’t disrupt the people’s business)...
    • No (16/03/2019, 01:43) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      The electorate must be given a chance to reconsider their decision in light of Vanterpool's vacillation. At this time he does not deserve their confidence. At best, he is AWOL.
  • time (15/03/2019, 16:06) Like (12) Dislike (7) Reply
    The clerk of the house give the letter when the Speaker was appointed. Mark make clear that he wish not to ve there in his initial statement. Why the big fus. The Constitution is the law
  • Watching and listening (15/03/2019, 16:23) Like (10) Dislike (33) Reply
    Cindy, Julio and party, step off. You all do not have any dogs in this fight, not a nickel in this quarter. Get...
  • Got (15/03/2019, 17:28) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Well sah
  • SMH (15/03/2019, 18:55) Like (45) Dislike (7) Reply
    Thing to Talk...Mr. Vanterpool, Stop playing Games...your behaviour is just trying to upset the House! If you so care about the constituents in the 4th District...pull up your pants and run in the bi-election. We The People ain't got time for your foolish demeanor.
  • Curious (15/03/2019, 19:37) Like (4) Dislike (9) Reply
    What will it take to have Mr. Vanterpool sworn in days after the other representatives were sworn in? Exactly how much of the government's resources would be used to achieve Mr. Vanterpool's request?
    • @Curious (16/03/2019, 08:24) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      It would probably be a simple ceremony inside the HOA or the governor’s office.
  • wize up (15/03/2019, 19:55) Like (28) Dislike (1) Reply
    @ Really: your blog is 100% correct: by today’s standards the National Dose of Poison(NDP) was one of the most educated political groups to run our country: these guys were very crafty and all of their underhanded conniving movements were all calculated: Vanterpool publicity declared that he was not running in 2019 however due to political strategy he was mandated to run in the 2019 elections: I will personally love to see the Scotland Yard have a few minutes with these guys: 7.2 Million gone and not one thing to show the people of this country(should we simply laugh): the project on the cay, millions distributed and the project not completed: millions dished out in so-called consulting fee( exactly what where the results of these consultations only a few within the party knows): every individual in the former cabinet have a hand in placing this territory in a bad position: some of those guys entered politics broker than a church mouse and within 2 terms in political office(have a few dollars stashed away in fictitious holdings) how could these guys have developed so rapidly financially on their monthly wages !!!!
  • Quiet Warrior (15/03/2019, 19:58) Like (37) Dislike (1) Reply
    A pappy show indeed. Making a mockery of the electoral process. The 4th District deserves better and if Mark truly care for the people of the 4th and the territory, he should go quietly into retirement from active politics. Clearly, his heart is no longer into representing the 4th and should it the opportunity to elect a new represensative. This is not a game and people should stop playing games. Just a reminder this Pappy Show is being viewed world wide.
  • Well (16/03/2019, 19:42) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    He want to be sworn in, let him be sworn in. Then in quick fashion he should be booted by the majority of the House of Assembly with a vote of no confidence.
  • Yaaaaawn (17/03/2019, 06:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    More Yaaaaawn. Next
  • Charley Rose (18/03/2019, 20:47) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Many of the bloggers are on a fishing expedition. it is as clear as crystal that Hon. Vanterpool has resigned after he had won his District Four Seat. However, he recanted the move and thought that the Hon. Speaker would have broken the rules and have him swear in.

    From all indications after the dust is settle, there will be a By-Election in District four. The reason for the empty chair in the House Of Assembly is as a result of Hon. Vanterpool resignation. It was a similar scenario when Hon. Deloris Christopher died. The By-Election will be held to fill the vacant seat. Thus the full compliment of thirteen members will be seated. There should be no guessing of what is ahead because once the notice is given to the Governor all the doubters will be running to select a suitable candidate to contest the seat. The VIP is fully prepared for the contest.
  • bea (19/03/2019, 13:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Pappy Show Yes. Not Poppy Show....

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