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VIP, an unconventional Gov’t, governing in unconventional times—Hon Rymer

-as youthful HoA newcomers trumpet ‘Unity’ as only recourse out of VI woes
VIP, an unconventional Gov’t, governing in unconventional times—Hon Kye M. Rymer (D5). Photo: Facebook
Hon Sharie B. DeCastro, said the newly elected VIP government, “is a true reflection of the people who we have been elected to serve… A government filled with persons from various walks of life and educational backgrounds… A government with a fair share of women represented, a fair share of young people represented and most importantly, a government who is committed to putting country above self.” Photo: Facebook
Hon Sharie B. DeCastro, said the newly elected VIP government, “is a true reflection of the people who we have been elected to serve… A government filled with persons from various walks of life and educational backgrounds… A government with a fair share of women represented, a fair share of young people represented and most importantly, a government who is committed to putting country above self.” Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Political newcomer to Virgin Islands' (VI), House of Assembly, (HoA), under the aegis of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Minister of Transportation, Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye M. Rymer ( D5), in his inaugural address to members touched on the critical stage with which the Territory finds itself but noted, “we are an unconventional government, governing in unconventional times.”

He spoke to the need for unity among those residing in the VI and highlighted the fact, political campaigning is over.

He told Members “I envision that our future is bright” but stressed that this is only achievable if “we must come together as one people.”

Directing a statement to the electorate, Honourable Rymer posited, on February 25, 2019 a message loud and clear, was delivered by voters demanding change and accountability and to have good governance restored.

Critical Stage

He marked his March 12, 2019 statement to the HoA, saying, “today is the start of that reality.”

Minister Rymer also used the occasion to disclose that his Ministry has already begun an in-house assessment, saying the intention, “is to know where we stand and navigate the way forward.

His VIP colleague and fellow ‘youthful’ Minister in the VIP Government, Honourable Sharie B. De Castro (AL), also used her time to address the HoA, to stress the dire nature with which the Territory finds itself.

Copping the largest bloc of the electorate at the February 25, 2019, General Elections, the young Virgin Islander believes “our territory is at a very critical stage, where unity is required for us to be successful as a territory.”

Unity, she said, is “required amongst us as policy makers but (also) among all people who reside within our shores.”

Diverse VIP

Honourable DeCastro—who holds the portfolio of Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development—was at the time addressing the opening of the first sitting of the Fourth House of Assembly.

The young HoA member told was adamant, “as I pull the various pieces together to help build our economic fortitude and empower all people through education and opportunities, I promise to remain transparent, honest and hardworking knowing that every decision made…”

She said too “suggestion put forward can affect the quality of our lives and the lives of generations to come.”

According to Hon DeCastro, the newly elected VIP government—of which she is a member—“is a true reflection of the people who we have been elected to serve… A government filled with persons from various walks of life and educational backgrounds… A government with a fair share of women represented, a fair share of young people represented and most importantly, a government who is committed to putting country above self.”   

VIP secured eight seats in the HoA, seven of which were won by candidates contesting an election for the first time—a Territory record.

 

5 Responses to “VIP, an unconventional Gov’t, governing in unconventional times—Hon Rymer ”

  • Hmmmm (14/03/2019, 15:25) Like (44) Dislike (5) Reply
    What I love about this Government is the strange way they are doing things. I’ve seeing people asking if that make sense etc. dose people are too use or the way of the same. The way of no actual real results. Some people will never understand that ain’t because somebody or something doesn’t make any sense never mean it’s not the way forward. I strongly believe people need to (1) open up their 3rd eye (2) travel outside the Virgin Islands. I’m in full support of strange movements because Familiar movements but the last Government is why we’re here today how are are today!
  • Peepers (14/03/2019, 19:51) Like (12) Dislike (11) Reply
    Unconventional on the surface. Truth is you have no choice with all rookies who will probably be one-term members. 2 sisters running bvi tourism and none yall see anything wrong?Party members calling in favors already for friends and family. Contracts already being lined up. Speaker already sounding biased, although Mark full of crap. Different day same sun.
    • The wise man (14/03/2019, 22:09) Like (6) Dislike (16) Reply
      You need praying big man..atleast they are doing far better than the NDP
      • watching (15/03/2019, 06:57) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
        Better how? Too early for that so far they’ve committed a few goofs well. They are new and we will see.
  • DON Q (15/03/2019, 00:00) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    I love the vip hope they kill the ndp forever


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