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VIP's Neville A. Smith mulls expanding tourism's niche markets

-proposes legislation for ambitious agriculture & fisheries project
Neville A. Smith aka ‘Sheep,’ (seated in front row, second from right), is among the 13 Member Slate of VIP Candidates introduced to the public at the VIP’s ‘Meet and Greet’ venued at Maria’s By the Sea on January 17, 2019, last. Photo: VINO/File
 Territorial At Large Candidate for the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Neville A. Smith aka ‘Sheep,’ is proposing the shoring up of the Territory’s Tourism Industry by expanding into new niche markets in addition to an ambitions agriculture and fisheries project. Photo: VINO/File
Territorial At Large Candidate for the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Neville A. Smith aka ‘Sheep,’ is proposing the shoring up of the Territory’s Tourism Industry by expanding into new niche markets in addition to an ambitions agriculture and fisheries project. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – Territorial At Large Candidate for the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Neville A. Smith aka ‘Sheep,’ is proposing the shoring up of the Territory’s Tourism Industry by expanding into new niche markets in addition to an ambitious agriculture and fisheries project.

Mr Smith was among the 13 Member Slate of VIP Candidates, introduced to the public at the VIP’s ‘Meet and Greet,’ venued at Maria’s By the Sea, on January 17, 2019, last.

The At-Large Candidate, in his address to the hundreds gathered for the event, said the Tourism sector which serves the Virgin Islands (VI), “as one of our major industry pillars at this time, it is important that we identify and explore other tourism areas such as Air and Sea Transport, Sports Tourism, Heritage Tourism and Medical Tourism.”

Cultural Hub 

‘Sheep’ also told VIP supporters and likely voters, of a proposed amendment to the Agricultural and Fisheries Legislation.

This, is order to establish a joint Agriculture and Fisheries Complex and Marketplace, in the heart of Road Town, “to create a heritage tourism attraction and national cultural hub within the city limits.”

The At-Large Candidate used the occasion at the podium, to also speak to the fact, there are also many social issues facing the VI and committed to working alongside residents to address many of the issues affecting our social development as a Territory.

“We must learn to be inclusive of all residents because we cannot progress forward without unity.”

Bilingual Needs 

With this in mind, Smith unveiled to supporters another ambitious VIP plan, saying it’s “my intention to address the challenges facing our non-English speaking communities, by making it mandatory that all service oriented organizations have translated material.”

He told supporters, “…too many times, after the election is over, and the confetti is swept away, all those promises fade from memory, and people turn away, disappointed as before, left to struggle on their own.”

'Sheep' was adamant, “this election has to be about reclaiming the meaning of VI pride, restoring our sense of common purpose, and realizing that the excuse of taking a few failed ‘risks’ cannot withstand the power of thousands of voices standing up, saying enough is enough and call for change.”

8 Responses to “VIP's Neville A. Smith mulls expanding tourism's niche markets ”

  • east man (19/01/2019, 12:04) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
    we voting sheep
  • Why (19/01/2019, 17:15) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Please stop doing that Hitler Salute.
  • SMH (19/01/2019, 20:02) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Yes, its really time for a change! We the People are looking foward to a new Beginning, a breath of fresh air, as we move foward to regaining and building our Territory.
  • where (20/01/2019, 02:01) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Is Hitler today
  • DON Q (20/01/2019, 09:56) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sheep is a good man we voting for he and decastro
  • Poll (20/01/2019, 11:33) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    At large myron sheep decasto and c fahie
  • voter (21/01/2019, 04:46) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I would like to know if agriculture is a modern day thing or a thing of yesteryear? I would like to see an agricultural plan before hand and tell me the estimated income from such plan,my reason being look at our Caribbean neighbors who once dominated the agricultural markets. What are they turning to now?look at St.Kitts who was well known for sugar something that is use all around the world.haven't they closed the sugar industry and take up tourism? Look at Grenada know for there spice, St.Lucia,St.Vincent for bananas once the agricultural market fail internationally so was all these countries even take a look next door at St.Croix one factory close and you see what happen all now they can't recover and make it worse crimes take over cruise ships not even wanting to go there..
    bear in mind the fishing and agricultural market will become over crowded locally and who will we export too? We need to bring back music festival we need to uplift our tourism product and we need proper sporting facilities if we going into sports tourism.. Medical tourism would some deep thoughts about that
  • ho hum (21/01/2019, 16:10) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    All these tired empty election promises. All of them saying the same thing. Medical tourism, sports tourism, heritage tourism blah blah blah. Its almost as if the whole lot of them reading from the same script! Why havent any of these brilliant initiatives been done before? It ain't rocket science. I know Sheep and I like him. But as he himself said from the podium on Saturday night "please do not vote for me because I am popular or well liked". I couldn't agree more.


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