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VIP Congress to meet May 6, 2015 to confirm district candidates

- another date will be set to confirm the party’s At-Large candidates, according to party bosses
Zoe J. Walcott-McMillan (left) and Elton L. Sprauve are confirmed on the list for nomination by the VIP Congress to contest the 5th and 9th Districts respectively. Photo: Hezikiah E. Maddox/VINO/File
Former 5th District Representative Elvis J. Harrigan (left) and former Labour Commissioner Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard will be seeking the VIP Congress' approval to contest the Sixth and Seventh Districts respectively. Photo: VINO/File
Former 5th District Representative Elvis J. Harrigan (left) and former Labour Commissioner Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard will be seeking the VIP Congress' approval to contest the Sixth and Seventh Districts respectively. Photo: VINO/File
Incumbents Hon Julian Fraser RA, the Virgin Islands Party Chairman and Third District Representative and Hon Andrew A. Fahie, the First District Representative, are expected to receive the VIP Congress' blessing being highly experienced and competent leaders in their districts over the years. Photo: VINO/File
Incumbents Hon Julian Fraser RA, the Virgin Islands Party Chairman and Third District Representative and Hon Andrew A. Fahie, the First District Representative, are expected to receive the VIP Congress' blessing being highly experienced and competent leaders in their districts over the years. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Gearing up after announcing the expectation of a snap election anticipated in July of this year, the main Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) will convene a special meeting of its governing body to ratify its nine district candidates to contest the Virgin Islands general elections.

The Congress meeting will be held on May 6, 2015 at 6:30pm, however, a venue has not been announced by the party.

Congress’ first meeting is on district candidates

The VIP has also advised its party members and the public that on Tuesday April 28, 2015 nominations will close for all district candidates and urged the VIP District Committees to continue their work of getting out the most suitable persons for possible district candidates. 

The Congress meeting on Wednesday May 6, 2015 according to a press release from the party, will be to only address and vote for its district candidates, however, another meeting will be called by the Congress to vote on the At-Large slate.

VIP district candidates so far!

While the 40-year old party has announced that nomination for district candidates will end on April 28, 2015 thus far, it has candidates lined up in most of the districts with just districts 2, 4 and 8 to be confirmed.

First District - Hon Andrew A. Fahie

Second District - Persons submitted are to be confirmed

Third District - Hon Julian Fraser RA

Fourth District - Dr Vincent G. Scatliffe and other names to be confirmed

Fifth District- Zoe J. Walcott-McMillan

Sixth District – Elvis J. Harrigan

Seventh District - Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard

Eighth District – McLloyd O. Walters and other names to be confirmed

Ninth District- Elton L. Sprauve

The election is expected to be a battle between the VIP and the ruling National Democratic Party. There are about two other political parties that have announced they will be contesting the 2015 general elections. They are the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) headed by Hon J. Alvin Christopher (R2) and the United Party (UP) headed by former Legislator Conrad A. Maduro.

36 Responses to “VIP Congress to meet May 6, 2015 to confirm district candidates”

  • ABC (24/04/2015, 10:20) Like (23) Dislike (12) Reply
    Zoe young girl you may not be all that we want but you are certainly of more value than Madam Speaker. You have my vote.
    • Smile (24/04/2015, 12:10) Like (8) Dislike (9) Reply
      Wow, what a put-down with lip-stick smeared all over it. I understand that you do not support Delores, but it appears that you don't support Zoey either. If so, let it be known that you don't want to waste your vote. Ask for a better candidate and let the democratic process in your party congress, work.
  • foxy (24/04/2015, 10:20) Like (16) Dislike (13) Reply
    I see a winning team bam
  • Bvi man (24/04/2015, 10:25) Like (16) Dislike (16) Reply
    Nice i going green
  • Hmm (24/04/2015, 10:30) Like (13) Dislike (19) Reply
    Poor old NDP they will forget their food again at Doc house after the election results come in!!!! we not voting for no bunch of Johnny come lately! like Mitch, Sharna, and OJ
  • wize up (24/04/2015, 10:31) Like (13) Dislike (8) Reply
    lets gets this party started!!!
  • Pasture (24/04/2015, 10:45) Like (67) Dislike (25) Reply
    Look dead horse!
    • @ pasture (24/04/2015, 11:17) Like (12) Dislike (14) Reply
      Same ting me say about oj delories myron alvera and shina
      • moomoo (27/04/2015, 10:03) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        YOU IS ONE WITH THAT VIEW. THERE ARE HUNDREDS WITH A COUNT VIEW. NDP JAMMING. YOU DREAMING OR WHA?
    • @ pasture (24/04/2015, 16:03) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      I was thinking the exact same thing lol. Pure dead horse
  • ooooo (24/04/2015, 11:19) Like (7) Dislike (29) Reply
    i see 6 winners in the photos
  • Fran (24/04/2015, 11:19) Like (1) Dislike (11) Reply
    Allout is DOA he should be at large as he indicated to me many times at the Mineshaft. Alya making it easy for them NDP man.
    • @ Fran (24/04/2015, 12:31) Like (21) Dislike (3) Reply
      you seriously deluded bossie! Get real, show me someone outside of a few shelfish persons in the O'Neal family that will not support ALL Out..he is the man he will win in a land slide XXXXXX
      • @@Fran (24/04/2015, 13:31) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
        I guess that you have polled all of the O'Neals to see where they would vote. Give us a breakdown please!!! shelfish??????
  • The VIP dream team (24/04/2015, 11:20) Like (12) Dislike (8) Reply
    Now this is what is called a breath of fresh air.
  • thing teh talk (24/04/2015, 11:36) Like (19) Dislike (13) Reply
    The ndp has something personal with maynard because they moved her twice (from house clerk and labour dept)....The NDP hate fraser because he hurt them pockets (digicel and biwater) so no more dividends...Them hate andrew because he exposed the crookedness and the corruption.
  • vip (24/04/2015, 12:17) Like (10) Dislike (11) Reply
    See VIP got 6 winners here already all they need is two good AT LARGE
  • boos (24/04/2015, 12:25) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    Frett for the 8th!!
  • JACK BE STILL (24/04/2015, 12:33) Like (8) Dislike (12) Reply
    If the six districts looking so strong I can't wait for the big At large team…VIP GOOD! We need a change All the way mehson
  • 911 (24/04/2015, 13:07) Like (8) Dislike (21) Reply
    I AM IMPRESSED WITH THE DIFFERENT CANDIDATES FOR THE VIP DISTRICTS & HEARD THE AT LARGE IS EVEN STRONGER…ON THE ROAD TO GET RID OF THE WICKED AND EVIL NDP
  • long look me come from (24/04/2015, 14:08) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
    The good thing is; no one can dear call any of the 6 prsons in the photos corrupt
  • pat (24/04/2015, 14:13) Like (10) Dislike (7) Reply
    If you want the BVI to say in the hands of Virgin Islanders and not taken over by the UK; VOTE VIP
  • VIP VG all the way (24/04/2015, 14:42) Like (8) Dislike (8) Reply
    ALL OUT, VOTE THEM OUT all the way! No more bad words, disrespect, corruption, cronyism, fraud, neglect, nepotism, failed promises, gimmicks, Nontransparency, abuse of public officers, back door deals. vOTE them out!!
  • O'Neal Lover (24/04/2015, 14:53) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    What the O'Neals' did to you? Leave them alone please that is the reason I am voting for Hubert. Take dar and smoke it.
  • bvi (24/04/2015, 14:58) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    BVI we going ALL OUT FOR VIP, VG and Anagada voting ALL OUT FOR ALL OUT, NOT ONE SEAT FOR THE NDP, NOT ONE.
    • NORTHSOUNDER (24/04/2015, 15:22) Like (1) Dislike (12) Reply
      YOU TALKING FOR YOUR SELF MY GIRLS AND I VOTING HANNIBAL AND VIP NO NO NDP... ALL IS A NICE GUY BUT HANNIBAL IS A BRAIN. IF YOU THINKING ABOUT THE COUNTRY AND DISTRICT YOU WOULD VOTE FOR HANNIBAL TOO.
      • @ Northsounder (24/04/2015, 23:32) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
        Lies as usual, not a man voting ndp outside of joe jack, pope, funny man and the lady with the bad words
        Wa did you say ayo NDP doing for the country again? ah can hear ya…
      • Hmm (25/04/2015, 10:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        it takes one to know one, so if Hannibal is the best brain for you then I assume you have a good one too. taking a look at this situation it seems to me as though you missed a spur cause this thing between the two major parties and one or 2 PEP. independents rarely win. have you checked VI election history lately. lets get this right before it get screw up.
  • four more years (24/04/2015, 19:27) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    Ayo aint got nobody! Go sit down.. Y'all see that power team NDP has?
    • facts man (24/04/2015, 23:23) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
      Majority of the lands in BVI were sold under the NDP they have strip us of our birth rights, who will ever vote for them again?
  • oops (25/04/2015, 00:16) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    VIp all the. Way ndp make the same mistake twice them 4got the small man keep on sending money where money is ayo go c
    • Me Too (25/04/2015, 10:46) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      classic example of Fool me once shame on me, fool me twice shame on you. there won't be a third.
  • oops (26/04/2015, 01:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Till now they can't even pay people them increment but them money throwing all over the place


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