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VIP’s Kye M. Rymer refurbishes Huntums Ghut B/Ball Court

-others contributed; Candidate Sharie B. de Castro launches Poem in honour of basketball
VIP’s Kye M. Rymer refurbishes Huntums Ghut B/Ball Court. Photo: Team of Reporters
Many of the Virgin Islands’ most talented basketball players, came out of Huntums Ghut. Photo: Team of Reporters
Many of the Virgin Islands’ most talented basketball players, came out of Huntums Ghut. Photo: Team of Reporters
Candidate Sharie B. de Castro launches Poem in honour of basketball. Photo: VINO/File
Candidate Sharie B. de Castro launches Poem in honour of basketball. Photo: VINO/File
VIP Candidate Mr Kye M. Rymer, his committee and other volunteers to restore the Basketball Court, to ensure that the sports loved by the District’s residents, is kept alive. Photo: Team of Reporters
VIP Candidate Mr Kye M. Rymer, his committee and other volunteers to restore the Basketball Court, to ensure that the sports loved by the District’s residents, is kept alive. Photo: Team of Reporters
The final touches were placed on the Basketball Court on Saturday, January 19, 2019, as Mr Kye M. Rymer was launched as the Fifth District Candidate for the VIP. Photo: Team of Reporters
The final touches were placed on the Basketball Court on Saturday, January 19, 2019, as Mr Kye M. Rymer was launched as the Fifth District Candidate for the VIP. Photo: Team of Reporters
As a result of the efforts of Mr Kye M. Rymer’s and others, the Basketball Court is now operational and there was even an 'Exhibition' game on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Photo: Team of Reporters
As a result of the efforts of Mr Kye M. Rymer’s and others, the Basketball Court is now operational and there was even an 'Exhibition' game on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Photo: Team of Reporters
HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI - Many of the Virgin Islands’ (VI) most talented basketball players, emerge from Huntums Ghut.

Players such as Norville S. Carey, Deon J. Edwin, Kennedy H. Bass,  Frankly L. Penn  Jr, Jason A. Edwin, Dion M. Blyden and JoVaughn N. Cameron, to name a few.

After Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 that destroyed the Huntums Ghut Basketball Court, the Government of the day—National Democratic Party 1 (NDP1)—did nothing for its restoration.

Rymer working already

It was instead, Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Candidate, Mr Kye M. Rymer, his committee and other volunteers to restore the Basketball Court, to ensure that the sport loved by the District’s residents, is kept alive.

The final touches were placed on the Basketball Court on Saturday, January 19, 2019, as Mr Rymer was launched as the Fifth District Candidate for the VIP. 

As a result of the efforts of Mr Rymer’s and others, the Basketball Court is now operational and there was even an 'Exhibition' game on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Others helped

Others contributing to the refurbishing  and restoring  of the Basketball Court in Huntums Ghut, were the ‘Bringing District 5  Alive Committee,’ ‘China-Man’, B & B Trucking Company , Sherwin Williams, 'Skelly Gumbs,' 'G4L,'  ‘ Radiotron Electronics’ and ‘Spraggy.’

Youths in the community have since expressed their gratitude at the court being fixed, according to many that spoke with this publication.

In recognition of the game and the re-opening of the Basketball Court on Saturday last, at the launching, VIP’s At-Large Candidate, Ms Sharie B. de Castro, authored a Poem in memory of the games and reaching out to the youths. (See poem below)

Poem

Take your Shot’- de Castro

The shot clock is ticking,

Time is running,

What are we doing?

To assist our children?

Shoot!

 

It’s our responsibility to help them.

On the court when they still have a chance,

To lay up opportunities and advance,

Not in the court when they have already fouled up

After trying to catch a fast break

and travelling illegally putting their future at stake.

 

Neither when they are facing the penalty

For carrying the wrong company

And dribbling outside the boundaries.

In this game of life we all need coaches

To pass the balls of knowledge

To post up wisdom, strength and courage,

To turn over the lessons learnt to future generations,

To guard the future of this nation,

To teach our children, our men and women

That even after you’ve been rejected or blocked

You can still rebound the shot!

 

It’s a matter of perspective,

What some people see as an air ball,

A failure, near the hoop,

Can very well be an alley-hoop,

If someone dares to see the potential,

Jumps in, catches the ball mid-air and scores.

Team work!

 

Now that’s a slam dunk.

So today we commit to you,

To follow through,

To put in over time

So that our youth

can have a shot of a life time. 

32 Responses to “VIP’s Kye M. Rymer refurbishes Huntums Ghut B/Ball Court ”

  • Youth (21/01/2019, 15:42) Like (42) Dislike (79) Reply
    Question:
    If election wasn’t around the corner, would we get our basketball court back, get our street clean? I think not so this political gimmicks don’t move me. My eyes are wide open. Stop the madness
    • the rock (21/01/2019, 15:59) Like (46) Dislike (4) Reply
      So what is your countribution "youth:?
      • hi (21/01/2019, 16:46) Like (15) Dislike (6) Reply
        The youth is contributing by asking the type of questions that make you go hmm.....its called mental excercise.......there are no answers without questions...... its a valid question...... why we need politics and district reps to do whats right for the community?
    • Ramon (21/01/2019, 16:02) Like (41) Dislike (10) Reply
      Kye on the move. Great initiative and vision by Kye. The others NDP1,NDP2 and others did not see this as a need. Better to find solution now rather than later. Elections or not. The ruling party still can't publish when elections will be held.
    • hmn (21/01/2019, 16:08) Like (56) Dislike (4) Reply
      As a youth your site is blind.. are you sure you have vision?? This man and his committee teamed up with resident within the area and they did the job.... that’s leadership for you!!!! VOTE RYMER ALL THE WAY!
    • HAHA (21/01/2019, 16:10) Like (42) Dislike (3) Reply
      To Youth, unfortunately it was the job of NDP to fix the court or the district rep who was also a part of NDP. There wouldn’t be a need for any gimmicks if NDP was doing their job well.
    • answer (21/01/2019, 16:13) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
      But you already know the answer to your question so why ask? Everyone knows that things that could have been done from years long all of a sudden happens like magic at election time, so you shouldn’t be moved or bothered. It’s called political strategies. It happens worldwide. Ain’t nothing new, not even in our parts. Now what we need to keep both eyes on is, how many things get done (regardless of who is elected) after election day until the next election approaches. And, watch Wade n Juggy try to out-do that just for props.
      This is entertainment season. For free. Sit back and enjoy the circus. I know I am cause the mud slinging already in full force and it’s like very very few are taking any of this seriously.
      Sad, but true.
    • SHUT UP (21/01/2019, 16:15) Like (20) Dislike (13) Reply
      Way before Mr Rymer and his team was doing all of this even before he came out as a candidate..... POSITIVITY ALWAYS WIN! Go sit down with your negative comment.WE GOING GREEN IN 2019!
    • agree 100% (21/01/2019, 17:16) Like (16) Dislike (7) Reply
      I think the same thing. It was a good thing to do but what is the motivation. Can our leaders or prospective leaders do good....even if it's not election time.

      I'm just sad...

      Stop trying to buy our votes and do good all the time.
    • @ youth (21/01/2019, 19:51) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
      I agree 10000000000%
      • @Youth (22/01/2019, 09:19) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
        What did your former rep did to improve the fifth destrict i live there for years tell me
  • NICK (21/01/2019, 15:57) Like (29) Dislike (10) Reply
    Sharie for House of Assembly. Sharie for education.
  • chad (21/01/2019, 16:10) Like (35) Dislike (8) Reply
    This is amazing news! Representation at it’s best kudos to Mr Rymer and his team. My son is so happy and,e as a parent was really happy to see the lights back on and a place where my son and his friends can play from being idle. This government left that court passing it seeing all the post and concrete slabs all over the place and no one did nothing.... thank you God for me Kye Rymer. We need all politicians to be like him.....
  • leadership (21/01/2019, 16:13) Like (16) Dislike (5) Reply
    God sent us an angel to represent district 5
  • vip (21/01/2019, 16:18) Like (20) Dislike (8) Reply
    Yesssssssss! Honourable Kye Rymer for the winnnnnnn!
  • TOGETHER (21/01/2019, 16:22) Like (19) Dislike (6) Reply
    Loving the community spirit togetherness. For those who are running in district 5 let me tell you Mr. Rymer team is one big army. They workkkkkkk!
  • my yute (21/01/2019, 17:17) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    Kye we thank you
  • HAHA (21/01/2019, 18:53) Like (25) Dislike (3) Reply
    basketball star wadey stuck in his head quarters...he and his money team didn't see the need for this cause the to big for small things
  • jack (21/01/2019, 19:57) Like (16) Dislike (5) Reply
    WHERE was wade and grasshopper Elvis

    Boss we going with kye and the vip
  • Well Well (21/01/2019, 21:16) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    Where was he after the hurricane or even before now elections and here he comes . I have a road to pave hoe can I find you before election is over.
    • schupes (22/01/2019, 12:31) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Go pave your own road or let the Tortola Concret Party pave it for you
  • Hmmm (22/01/2019, 01:03) Like (15) Dislike (29) Reply
    So where was Kye the past 4 years? Ever stopped a day and talked to the youth on that same court smoking and selling dope? Why didn't he seek to engage the same volunteers to help fix the court before politics season? Where was his community involvement before announcing he was running? But magically now that he wants our votes, he can come around and now get the court fixed? Miss me with that political stunt please! If you weren't aming us the past 4 years, don't come now! Go back up on the hill with your rich in lawa or go run 2nd district where you from. Can't fool we in the 45. But thanks for the court!
    • Just Curious (22/01/2019, 07:56) Like (20) Dislike (4) Reply
      I am trying to fully understand the logics behind your statement. Firstly where was the D5 representative before she died? What did she do when she had the opportunity to do something? What did the NDP party do? The answer is NOTHING. Even if this is a politics stunt it shows that he was willing to get something done. Those who we elected for four years did absolutely nothing. So should we continue to roll with those who left us behind or follow someone who is demonstrating that he has the ability to get things done? Well I rather vote for someone who tries that vote for those who we voted for and did nothing for D5. Just one question to you before I conclude this post. What have you done in D5 that we can speak of. Guess you haven't done anything but is quick to criticize the contribution of others who even if is a political stunt is doing more than what you brought to the table.
      • Yes (22/01/2019, 11:49) Like (5) Dislike (17) Reply
        You don't need to be a representative to help your community. He isn't a representative now and he managed to fix the court with his money, donor money and volunteers right? So why didn't he think to do this before? Why have I never seen him on the same court rapping with the youth there before now that it is election time. Truth is that he has never spent time in and among the community until now. He has never done anything in and around the community to make it better until now. Why? It is great that the court is up and running. No one said anything negative about that. My statement has nothing to do with politics or being a representative. It has to do with motive and timing. Just one question to you before I conclude this post. Why are you so defensive? Must be a family member.
  • Liat 521 (22/01/2019, 07:53) Like (14) Dislike (4) Reply
    Kye rymer has started representing we in the fifth already bam bam
  • street reporter Endorses Ronnie (22/01/2019, 08:34) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
    Leave party out. Ignore the bla bla Ronnie is the best fit the best prepared man to lead us....If we have to put up Myron Fahie and Ronnie To run for the Premier ship .. I'm going support Ronnie . All have sins and fall short . Ronnie's word is more a bond more credibility promises he most likely will keep ..can't say the same for the others ..
  • Difficult (22/01/2019, 08:47) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some parties are getting bad press from some of these bias media that favor one party over the other ...seems to be the culture . Guess each party is responsible for building media relationship to get their fair and equal shake
  • look (22/01/2019, 09:07) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
    Do you all ever realize these people who on his committee is the same persons who was behind NDP 4years ago so my one question to them is if the NDP fails us how now you coming to tell me support this man leave me let me choose my own poison... Stephon,Charlene and the rest take a back seat you failed us with the NDP now you coming with Kye to fail us again
    • SMH (22/01/2019, 10:48) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      It's only common sense that if you tried one solution and you notice that it"s not working, that you try another! If you see that everytime you try climbing a rope ladder it is not stable and safe, you would try wooden or metal to feel more secure...We have Rights to make Choices and not obligated or committed to no One.
    • Stephon (22/01/2019, 15:22) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
      Stop calling ppl name in your mouth... what the hell you know bout me and Charlene.... sound like a big hater...you and the NDP CAMP got to be jealous ayo ain’t got we on ayo team.... WE BRINGING DISTRICT ALIVE TOGETHER!
    • Sharlene (22/01/2019, 15:29) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
      HATER! Have you ever seen me at and in any NDP rally...who don’t know will wonder. Jealously IS a crime...
  • think (24/01/2019, 07:41) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    I think it's a wonderful move he made in terms of rebuild n court 4 the youths. At least many will choose2 use it4 the right cause. It was more look n like a turf 4the wrong reasons. The thing is u can never do good without people give n some kind of negative response.
    So even if it's a political move the question is DIDN'T HE MADE A GOOD MOVE? look at Wade Smith & the millionaire team that's back n him they have big buildings there can afford 2fit the court 4the youths but never everrrrr they made the attempts but u c them there everyday n his rental n truck park there!!!!


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