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'VIP has the Lucky 13' - Julian Willock

- Mr Willock supports and endorsed Mrs Arlene L. Smith-Thompson in District 3
Mr Julian Willock, a former Permanent Secretary and Businessman, had his first public address since last year December, when he told residents and his supporters that he has suspended his campaign and will not be a Candidate in the 2019 General Elections in the Virgin Islands (VI). Photo: Team of Reporters
Mr Willock was at the time speaking at the launch of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Candidate Ms Arlene L. Smith-Thompson when he announced to an excited crowd in Sea Cows Bay on Saturday, February 2, 2019, that he “is still a VIP supporter and member,” and that the Caribbean is excited to see Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) becoming premier. Photo: Team of Reporters
Mr Willock was at the time speaking at the launch of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Candidate Ms Arlene L. Smith-Thompson when he announced to an excited crowd in Sea Cows Bay on Saturday, February 2, 2019, that he “is still a VIP supporter and member,” and that the Caribbean is excited to see Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) becoming premier. Photo: Team of Reporters
Mr Willock closed is 6 minutes pep speech by saying, “the people of the country need a change and the “lucky 13 is the best group to take the country in one direction forward.” Photo: Team of Reporters
Mr Willock closed is 6 minutes pep speech by saying, “the people of the country need a change and the “lucky 13 is the best group to take the country in one direction forward.” Photo: Team of Reporters
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - Mr Julian Willock, a former Permanent Secretary and Businessman, had his first public address since last year December, when he told residents and his supporters that he has suspended his campaign and will not be a Candidate in the 2019 General Elections in the Virgin Islands (VI).

Mr Willock was at the time speaking at the launch of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Candidate Ms Arlene L. Smith-Thompson when he announced to an excited crowd in Sea Cows Bay on Saturday, February 2, 2019, that he “is still a VIP supporter and member,” and that the Caribbean is excited to see Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) becoming premier.

I am still VIP - Willock

 “I have not left the VIP because I lost an internal election,” he told those gathered at the rally. Mr Willock had previously failed to make the VIP’s At-Large slate in a December 1, 2018, internal elections.

He further said that as a VIP member he “supports and endorsed Dr Arlene Smith Thompson in district 3,” and told the energetic crowd of over a 150 persons that “it makes no sense to elect her opponent to sit in the Opposition for another 4 years, knowing how the National Democratic Party 1 (NDP1) has victimised and discriminated against districts 1, 3 and 2… the people of district 3 has suffered long enough” he noted.

Mr Willock also praised the VIP team and called them “the lucky 13.”  He said it was a team that can represent the Territory “anywhere.”

Willock Lambasts PVIM

He noted that others are claiming they have the best group, however, “one team’s only contribution is an expert in horse race while another claimed to have the best Minister of Finance, however, he was fired after his first 4 years [2003-2007] in that position… out they voted him.”

In making fun, he noted that on the other side there is one who “cannot even run a little school that is on a shift system, meaning all the students are not there at once”, while another is “playing with words over what is an Audit and an Investigation.”

The former Director of the Water and Sewerage Department noted that “he is under investigation, therefore, we cannot risk putting him back in office.”

Mr Willock further spoke to a recent trip he made down the island and while in a discussion with a Prime Minister who briefed him about his shuttle diplomacy and the issues over the crisis in Venezuela and the Caribbean Community’s role.

Fahie for Premier

He said, “at that moment I thought on my country and who is best positioned to represent the BVI… the leaders of the Caribbean are ecstatic and excited about Hon Andrew A. Fahie becoming the next Premier because they see BVI Leaders when a VIP government is in power, as they attend OECS and CARICOM Meetings,” Mr Willock said to thunderous applause and music.

Mr Willock closed is 6 minutes pep speech by saying, “the people of the country need a change and the “lucky 13 is the best group to take the country in one direction forward.”

Mrs Smith-Thompson faces two other opponents for the D3 seat.  They are Hon Julian Fraser RA of the Progressives United (PU) and Arron F. Parillon of NDP1. 

18 Responses to “'VIP has the Lucky 13' - Julian Willock ”

  • Diaspora (04/02/2019, 16:53) Like (19) Dislike (24) Reply
    IMO Julian Willock would have been a competitive At Large candidate but the VIP delegates went in a diffrent direction. Confident JW could have been on the ticket of other parties or make an independent run but he is respecting the process and is demonstrating some uncommon loyalty. Hopefully, this uncommon locals pays dividends and bears fruit.
    • Oh dear! (04/02/2019, 19:25) Like (27) Dislike (5) Reply
      Mr Fahie had successfully distanced himself from the Esteemed, but now he is back. He has just to distance himself from Clyde O (for OversSpend) Skelton Cline. The connection between Fahie and the Esteemed and the Overspend is worrying. He would be better without them.
      • @ oh dear! (06/02/2019, 01:56) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
        CHUPES!!! some of you always on these blogs talking piss. One thing with the esteem he always ahead of the game. I like him in fact he good people and one of us
  • Greedy (04/02/2019, 16:54) Like (15) Dislike (26) Reply
    I wonder which Caribbean Islands he is talking about I lilve on a Caribbean Island and asked my Head of State who is my cousin and he told me He is not interested in external politics and will work with any one who is elected in any country.
  • west (04/02/2019, 17:11) Like (12) Dislike (15) Reply
    Tell them esteem
  • asur (04/02/2019, 17:18) Like (18) Dislike (26) Reply
    Julian should have been on the ticket, so I going split my votes
  • Really (04/02/2019, 17:25) Like (30) Dislike (12) Reply
    Yes the party is the only one with 13 but its not the correct 13.

    Remove carvin and showda replace with willock and zebolon. Bam bam bam
    • @ Really (05/02/2019, 09:03) Like (10) Dislike (10) Reply
      Ndp bloggers out trying to cause confusion we going vip all the way
    • Silm (05/02/2019, 17:15) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      You guys not thinking to go with one party all the way. The people perish for their lack of knowledge. History will repeat itself.
  • HAHA (04/02/2019, 20:15) Like (13) Dislike (8) Reply
    NDP didn't do well the last 8 years and they didn't bring a good team this time. They are hoping that Myron's popularity push them over the top.
  • 911 (04/02/2019, 21:11) Like (22) Dislike (23) Reply
    I going vip all the way
  • rattie (04/02/2019, 21:59) Like (13) Dislike (27) Reply
    Good speech willock you got balls
  • EW (05/02/2019, 13:10) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply

    All the Caribbean wants Andrew to be Premier?? In which Caribbean, St Kitts Caribbean? Care to substantiate that statement? 

  • pat (05/02/2019, 17:51) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    I agree with esteem willock you speaking truth to POWER


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