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‘Where are the other NDP Ministers?’- Radio Caller

-Hon Kedrick D. Pickering & Ronnie W. Skelton continue to boycott public radio appearances with Walwyn
Hon Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) & Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) of the ruling National Democratic Party. Photo: GIS
The Hon Myron V. Walwyn’s wing of the NDP party appeared on ‘NDP Radio’ last evening Monday October 29, 2018 for a two hour show. Photo: GIS
The Hon Myron V. Walwyn’s wing of the NDP party appeared on ‘NDP Radio’ last evening Monday October 29, 2018 for a two hour show. Photo: GIS
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The infighting and division in the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) continues to be noticed by the public. The Hon Myron V. Walwyn’s wing of the party appeared on ‘NDP Radio’ last evening Monday, October 29, 2018, for a two-hour show.

One caller asked where were the other Ministers, as again, for the third time noticeably absent were two NDP founders, Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) the Minister for Health and Social Development and Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7).

The male caller inquired if it was “true that Hon Skelton is starting his own party” and why was “he still sitting in Cabinet.” Another caller who is a familiar voice and an NDP supporter also called to say how sad he was for “the disunity of the party” and that the late “Hon Delores Christopher would have been sad… to see what the NDP has come to.”

Walwyn means division?

The new Chairman and Co-Leader Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) explained to the first caller that the Premier was the one to account for “Why the other two Ministers were yet again absent”, however, Dr Smith who was late for the radio show had to leave “because of an emergency” according to the party boss. Mr Walwyn said Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) was on the show the last time they met, but “could not make it this time.”

The show spent most of the time paying tributes to the late Hon Delores Lettsome-Christopher (R5) who died on October 16, 2018, along with a well know NDP supporter from Virgin Gorda, Bernice Sprauve.

By-election will tell the tales

Since Hon Walwyn became the Chairman of the NDP, there has been a split in the party and it is unclear what will happen during the By-election to fill the fifth district seat. The By-election is expected by late December 2018.

The Walwyn wing will be running former Legislator and party hopper Elvis J. Harrigan and the Skelton wing will be running Wade N. Smith the Comptroller of Customs.

The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Candidate is Commissioner of Motor Vehicles Mr Kye M. Rymer.

27 Responses to “‘Where are the other NDP Ministers?’- Radio Caller”

  • WOWW (30/10/2018, 12:27) Like (51) Dislike (21) Reply
    If you want vip win thumbs up

    If you want ndp win thumbs down
    • Just saying... (30/10/2018, 14:55) Like (10) Dislike (7) Reply
      What about the Ronnie wing, suppose someone wants them, how do you choose?
      • @Just saying. keep it real (31/10/2018, 05:29) Like (16) Dislike (15) Reply
        There is only one NDP. The NDP that establish rules and process that all agreed with. Its those same rules and process that gave Myron the NDP leadership..They need to respect and accept that and stop allowing hate and pride to dictate for them..
        • Truth Sayer (31/10/2018, 08:05) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply
          To @ Just Saying. keep it real: You seem to be living in a different world. NDP as it now and for that so called election for the leadership did a lot of wrong doings to get Myron elected. Sadly a lot of the delegates only found out after the fact. Some of the very people involved were out bragging what they did to control the election the way they wanted it to be. Some persons had the courage to say how they received monies to vote for Myron. And there is a lot more that can be said but it will not be said here. STOP FOOLING PEOPLE ABOUT THE SAME RULES WERE FOLLOWED FOR THEIR IS AMPLE PROOF TO DEBATE THAT! The party is now hurting and the newly elected leader and his cronies do not know what to do. That certainly does not speak well for the party.
          • @/Truth sayer. Let it go. (31/10/2018, 20:41) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
            U R playing Monday morning quarter backing.. Digging up all kind of excuses to diminish a legal, normal accepted process. He won.. Let it go.
  • Hmmmm (30/10/2018, 12:46) Like (20) Dislike (8) Reply
    Rhymer will win this. Easily.. Even Zoe was a better Choice than Juggy.. Will Smith will pay for NDP failures..
  • Jaigon (30/10/2018, 12:54) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    Two guys don’t want anything to do with Myron. They have lans to take back their party from him.
  • Pathetic (30/10/2018, 15:04) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    How can we expect a country to be run by politicians who cannot set their personal differences aside so that they can engage in civilized and rational discourse to solve the Territory's problems? Same old feuds that get in the way, with the same excuses presented by school children when they don't arrive in class with their homework done.SMH
  • musa (30/10/2018, 15:39) Like (11) Dislike (14) Reply
    a going for ronnie
  • wize up (30/10/2018, 16:38) Like (9) Dislike (22) Reply
    wade run things
    • @wize up (31/10/2018, 00:39) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
      I can tell u aint from the ghut
      • wize up (31/10/2018, 09:41) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
        @@wize up: calm down...point of information(my last child is 25 years; he was born and raised in the Ghut).....I guess you going VIP all the way: sometimes you have to throw a sprat to catch a keep the faith(can u recall the days of Romney!!!!)
  • jack (30/10/2018, 18:42) Like (22) Dislike (2) Reply
    NDPlease new or old still bad news
    • Jack #1 (31/10/2018, 09:00) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
      You mean NDP VIP is sad news, we need new blood.
      • wize up (31/10/2018, 12:34) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
        @ jack #1: despite the idle conversation that will follow; I am 200% in agreement with your blog: some of the current political folks have played a vital part in running the territory in the brick wall: give a serious listen to the current political convention most of them quickly reminds us what happened 10 years in the past: the future of our generation is at stake so we need political folks with insight and offer solutions to where this territory should be aiming for with the upcoming 20-30 years: new blood;
  • ghut boy (30/10/2018, 18:47) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Ryder for zone 5
  • 4 Words (31/10/2018, 05:22) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Humility......Ego........Greed.......Power...... "People who are not willing to follow are not prepare to lead"
    • @4words (02/11/2018, 00:54) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Choice....Destiny....Love for country.... I so disagree with you. My parents taught me, as I'm sure many other parents did their children, to be careful who you hang out with and who your friends are. My grandmother on the other hand used to say "you don't see fowl backside until the wind blow". I say this to say, everybody has a choice. If your destiny and your goals no longer align with mine, I can change and should change course. For each human fulfilling your own destiny is paramount. Putting people first is in my opinion the main characteristic of being the people's servant. Gaining power by any means necessary does not meet that criteria. Free drinks at every bar on the island and fake promises even during small internal elections without sitting and bringing solutions of how to deal with the way the use of drugs and alcohol is tarnishing the very fiber of our community is not fair play. Throwing daggers and finding fault without solutions, real solutions to the problem that plague our country again is not fair play. Some will say politics is a dirty game, but as one who loves the Lord, 'dirty' will never get my vote. Personally, I look at the heart and what I see there is where I will vote this coming election. Someone with a heart for my country and not for power "by any means necessary".
  • Feel n Sad (31/10/2018, 05:40) Like (18) Dislike (7) Reply
    Doctor smith was elected by the people and voted as Premier through a Democratic process. Hate or like him its an established Democratic process and everyone respect that and went along.. Myron should be given that same respect and opportunity. They have to look into the mirror and figure out why and how Myron defeat them in the process congrstulate him and accept it. And quit the leadership of division.
    • @Feel N Sad (31/10/2018, 11:20) Like (11) Dislike (5) Reply
      Respect is not given. It is earned. That boat has sailed. There is no longer a divide. It is a total separation and if those guys move out of Cabinet, Myron can lose his Government before the next election, so be careful what you wish for. Myron was warned this would happen. He proceeded anyway. Every decision has consequences. Sometimes, you cannot assume you are the leader, you have to wait until it is agreed that you are. No matter how this all turns out, people trusted doctor smith. he may have been rendered incompetent after a while but the next election will determine who the people trust with this territory. Every political party has a leader and the election belongs to him or her. Stay tuned.
  • @@Feel N Sad. Read carefully. (31/10/2018, 14:28) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
    You are missing the point.. Thus is not about emotions, warnings or personal feelings.. This is all about a process a normal established Democratic process that many quality and qualified members took part in. The process says Myron won.. Why the fuss.. Let's say Ronnie did win via the same process..Then its a fair process.. U all sick.. I am sure if either Ronnie or kedrick had won Myron would respect that decision and support the leader..
    • my 2 cents (31/10/2018, 21:04) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      There are quite a bit of voters out there who sees Myron as another Fraser. Let’s be honest Fraser was the reason why NDP won by such a large margin. Not disputing that the election was fair, just saying that maybe some people saw how distructive that particular choice would be. I think the party should have made the choice of Ronnie. Myron would have stood a better chance of becoming premier then
      • @My two cents. Research (01/11/2018, 09:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        U have your facts wrong. Myron is the one why NDP won all 4 at large seats.. Myron is very popular with belongers who are 45% of voters. I do accept that Indigenous BVI Landers isn't in favor of Myron.. The truth is a reality. Belongers are More in numbers."Sad" Do your research. What we have are the few speaking louder than the many. Myron will will his seat. Let me make a call. VIP will get 2 at large and Myron NDP will get the other two.
      • Resign (01/11/2018, 10:42) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
        Foreign nationals must not be premier in the Virgin Islands. They came here begging for bread but it seems bread is not enough for them.
    • @ (01/11/2018, 05:35) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      Stop everyo n e knows what mvw did to win the election

      No rewriting history please
  • kkk (31/10/2018, 18:00) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    Poor funny man I feel bad for she
  • West side (01/11/2018, 05:35) Like (2) Dislike (9) Reply
    Andrew will be the next premier

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