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Will Elections date be announced @ NDP January 12, 2019 rally?

Word coming from members of the National Democratic Party (NDP 1), led by Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) is that the 2019 election date could be announced at the next NDP political rally. Photo: Facebook
Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and Progressives Unites (PU) will be contesting the 2019 Elections. Photo: Facebook
Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and Progressives Unites (PU) will be contesting the 2019 Elections. Photo: Facebook
 The NDP breakaway group, Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) is headed by Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) and the new Reform Action Alliance (RAA), has an unknown leader. Photo: PVIM/RAA
The NDP breakaway group, Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) is headed by Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) and the new Reform Action Alliance (RAA), has an unknown leader. Photo: PVIM/RAA
MARKET SQUARE, Road Town, Tortola, VI - Word coming from members of the National Democratic Party (NDP 1), led by Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) is that the 2019 election date could be announced at the next NDP political rally.

The political rally is set to take place on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at the Road Town, Market Square.

Sources close to the party have told our news centre that outgoing Primer, Dr D. Orlando Smith (AL) is expected to make the announcement of the election date there.

Political pundits are speculating that the elections date will be February 18, 2019, however, the source said that date is unlikely so “stay tuned.”

Election now!

The source noted that elections could be later like February 25, 2019, or in March, but the date is already discussed and set by both Co-Leaders of the NDP 1. According to the source, Hon Smith and Hon Walwyn are “holding it close to avoid leaks before the Premier announces it.”

Another source who is close to Dr Smith alleged, “The premier has not even finalized a date with the Governor so it’s premature to claim that a date will be announced on Saturday.”

Residents are anxious for the date and even for the House of Assembly (HoA) to be dissolved.  Many residents are longing for a new path and hoping for a change of government to replace the hardship they have faced under the NDP.

8 years of mismanagement

Former Governor John S. Duncan OBE was among many who accused the current Dr Smith led 8-year regime of corruption, lack of transparency, breaking of laws and reckless spending of public funds. 

There are now five political parties contesting the 2019 General Elections that must be held by April 16, 2019.

These are, the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) headed by Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), National Democratic Party (NDP) headed by Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL), an NDP breakaway group Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) headed by Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), Progressives United (PU) headed by Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) and the new Reform Action Alliance (RAA), with their leader unknown. 

10 Responses to “Will Elections date be announced @ NDP January 12, 2019 rally?”

  • SMH (09/01/2019, 12:50) Like (13) Dislike (7) Reply
    See...this man showing that things gets done when, where, and how he wants. A motion for dissolution of Council should be put before the HOA, thus informing the People of the date of up coming Election. The folks working with this individual must have been brainwashed! He just controlling no matter what!
    • @SMH (10/01/2019, 10:30) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      This story is speculation and an opinion piece by the author. Do not confuse it with facts. The house has to be dissolved first, then elections are announced. Both of which are done by the Governor under advisement from the Premier.
  • oen eye (09/01/2019, 13:25) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    blah blah blah blah blah
  • BS (09/01/2019, 13:29) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Governor announces date
  • Political Observer (PO) (09/01/2019, 17:06) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    There is a precursor and clear sign that the general election is nigh. What sign? The ruling NDP has rolled out its slate of candidates. Political parties and independent candidates should anticipate that election will be held in weeks. They should be racing full speed ahead with their campaigns.
  • five (10/01/2019, 00:22) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Political parties for couple hundred Belongers to choose from is freightening and sickening.
    • time will tell (10/01/2019, 10:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Who do you suggest should choose in the British Virgin Islands? I am curious...
  • wize up (10/01/2019, 02:51) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    can you imagine, we as a developing society and a progesive set of people have to sit around pondering and biting our fingers nail simply to know there will be any election date(that is hight of madness...no special interest group should hold a population of over 25 thousand people hostage playing political games....government business is public business and there ought to be no under-cover movements(bull-$&it) we need to lively up ourselves and remove this private conduct from the public business


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