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Zoe J. Walcott-McMillan plans big changes to 5th district

- sees it as becoming a city as it already has many amenities
Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Fifth District candidate Zoe J. Walcott-McMillan has proposed a number of key development to the district she calls home and one day sees it as becoming the territory’s second city. Photo: VINO
Zoe J. Walcott-McMillan speaking in Huntum's Ghut last night. Photo: VINO
Zoe J. Walcott-McMillan speaking in Huntum's Ghut last night. Photo: VINO
Residents at the meeting in Fahie Hill earlier in the day yesterday May 17, 2015. Photo: VINO
Residents at the meeting in Fahie Hill earlier in the day yesterday May 17, 2015. Photo: VINO
HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Fifth District candidate Zoe J. Walcott-McMillan has proposed a number of key developments to the district she calls home and one day sees it as becoming the territory’s second city.

She was speaking at a VIP meeting at the Basketball Court in Huntums Ghut last night May 17, 2015. She also was part of an earlier meeting at Fahie Hill where she gave a similar speech to residents.

Walcott-McMillan said that within 60 days of being elected representative she will put a bus service in place in the district until the national public transportation matter is addressed.

She said that with the bus service, seniors in the district will feel a sense of access while young people will feel a sense of independence. She said that there will be a mega-civic centre with multi level parking to facilitate major events that take place at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex, the A.O. Shirley Ground or the Cultural Centre is a must for the Fifth District should she be elected.

She promised them that should they give their vote to the VIP, such a Government will alleviate their water woes.

Mrs Walcott-McMillan said the continued examination of the district’s road networks is a given. She said that there will be speedbumps from Botanic Station to Kingdom Hall Church, the establishment of proper waste water treatment in the most critical areas. She said too there will be the widening of the road to Horse Path when accessed from John’s Hole.

The vibrant candidate who has twice narrowly missed out on a seat in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly as a Territorial At Large candidate, also promised that as Fifth District Representative she will install lighting along the Long Trench and Fahie Hill roads.

“The Long Trench Community Centre still needs a facelift and structured programmes for the young and golden seniors,” she said.

Walcott-McMillan lamented that there is no access to the Fahie Hill Playground and said this is something she intends to address on her first day in office.

“There will be a major overhaul of the Sandbox Playground as there is no coverage to encourage community use, no bathroom facilities amongst other things,” she said.

Death traps

She is proposing turning a number of roads in George’s North side into one ways as they are currently death traps. She will also be proposing alternate roads in the Fifth District.

The VIP Fifth District candidate also promised that there will be provision of parking to facilitate tourists enjoying the local artistic renderings of the mural without obstructing traffic.

Anti-bullying legislation

Walcott-McMillan said too that her party will be piloting anti-bullying legislation as a means of curbing the practice, both face to face and online.

“We need to pass anti-bullying legislation to protect the core of our people and the Virgin Islands culture. We cannot ignore this type of behaviour because they will think that it is ok. When you see someone displaying this type of attitude tell them stop it,” she said.

Time for another city? Consider the Fifth District!

Walcott-McMillan said it time for the Fifth District to be considered a city as is Road Town, as it has all of the amenities and services one would find in a city. She said it has parks, overnight accommodation, beauty salons, barbershops, stores, shops, police station, supermarket, schools, museum, eatery and others.

44 Responses to “Zoe J. Walcott-McMillan plans big changes to 5th district”

  • Vote VIP All The Way (18/05/2015, 10:32) Like (141) Dislike (37) Reply
    Delores walked off the job before her 4 year contract was up so therefore she don't need to be re-elected.
    • to vip (18/05/2015, 11:06) Like (31) Dislike (22) Reply
      Try selling that story. She will report to the people on Saturday. Then you will know who walked of what. The truth always shines in de end so keep pushing that idea that she had not done nothing and see how it will end.
    • TRUTH PLAYER (18/05/2015, 15:58) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
      Sounds personal. The Rep did not walk of the job. The premier (leader of the NDP) called for the dissolution of the House of A#Assembly. Mind you, I am not a supporter of the NDP. I, however, insist that we the people cease from muddying the water that is already cloudy. Some politicians seem to be doing a good enough job of that.

      Please stick to the issues and insist that political candidates do the same. Idon't believe that it is helpful to the VIP to appear so ?common!
  • the 4 horsemen (18/05/2015, 10:34) Like (69) Dislike (35) Reply
    Time to use a younger horse because the old horse is tired now!
  • NDP heckler (18/05/2015, 10:38) Like (64) Dislike (30) Reply
    The same badminded person who took back her computers the last time she lost tried to prevent Zoe from using the watch house and the basket ball court. We don't need these badminded people in power. I am so glad that they walked off the job.
  • Wait (18/05/2015, 10:44) Like (36) Dislike (23) Reply
    I keep seeing and hearing about the vibrant NDP youth. Where are the VIP youth? Is VIP youth really only Raja, Swagga, Lettsome and shagga dog boy? Where the rest and what are they doing?
    • @ Wait (18/05/2015, 12:30) Like (56) Dislike (23) Reply
      What has the NDP youth done this election?
      Most of the NDP youth cannot even tell you why their party should remain in power. They are just there for show! To make people believe that the youth are behind NDP. They have them so brainwashed. While them candidates behind the scenes selling them lands away. Incredibly sad to see our young people, who are supposed to be our future, so misinformed and gullible. I hope they wake up in time for election.
      • Get Real (18/05/2015, 14:37) Like (8) Dislike (12) Reply
        obviously you have not spoken to a REAL NDP YOUTH or you just had a conversation with yourself to post nonsense. The ndp youth movement are working towards maintaining a bright future for our generation by re-electing the ndp government a party thats puts the country first and is making progress especially in education and health. No brainwashing has to be done as it is clear and most visual what the ndp has done in their term now and in their previous term as thats the only time progress has been shown in this country. It is said empty vessels make the most noise please stop spreading propaganda and focus on voting for the right party to lead this country...NDP ALL THE WAY!!!
        • @Get Real (18/05/2015, 19:54) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
          NDP Youth has never stopped working. They support our schools at graduation and do other activities. I am not a member and I am not affiliated. However, I am tired of reading the nonsense of the bloggers. This article is about Mrs. Walcott-McMillan who has some decent ideas. However, she and many other newcomers need to look at public policy in other countries because these 'pie in the sky' ideas are not easy to implement. A bus service in the 5th sounds great but do you have a budget for: maintenance, driver's wages and social contributions or fuel? Would all riders have to pay? I support her with the improvements for the Long Trench Community Center with the face lift and the programs. My question again is the sustainability of these programs - show me the resources. This is information that I want to hear to make an informed decision. I don't want to hear what Delores or whoever did and that foolishness about who is most corrupt. Give me concrete information.
      • Hmm (18/05/2015, 16:25) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
        Totally brainwashed ......parents need to see and know what they are leaRNING AT THESE MEETINGS..
    • Victimization (18/05/2015, 15:05) Like (5) Dislike (17) Reply
      You mean the ones that the NDP called and threathened?? Ting to talk!!!
    • Virginia284vi (19/05/2015, 09:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Lol lol lol
  • ???? (18/05/2015, 10:51) Like (11) Dislike (59) Reply
    What new plans are they talking about? Almost every thing she spoke about doing has be done or is been done but Delores. She is now understanding what foundation has been laid from the minster.
  • Smile (18/05/2015, 10:53) Like (21) Dislike (10) Reply
    5th District to become a city. Interesting.
    Why is this being proposed?
    What are the benefits? Any issues? What is the process to become a city?
    • Kingfish (18/05/2015, 11:44) Like (31) Dislike (10) Reply
      I am not sure if Ms:Walcott-McMillan knows the definition of a City, if she did she would not be stating that the 5th
      district will be become a city.
  • voter (18/05/2015, 10:56) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    They should have demanded persons not park on the main road near the mural lastnight with drivers having to stop to allow for cars coming the other direction to pass since drivers heading east road was blocked by more than 10 cars and this in on the main road not even pulled on the side.
  • fifth District (18/05/2015, 10:59) Like (36) Dislike (20) Reply

    Fahie hill was a flop, why they don't show the crowd under the tent. Huntum's Ghut was scanty, they take our court where our boys plays, so they had no choice but to sit on the wall doing their thing.

    Anti-bully legislation begins with herself, I had to walk her up the hill and show her what the current representative did.

    I really took her to be a good person until our interaction on my premises. Zoe, do your thing and stop trying to look good and sound good, you started the mudslinging in the fifth and now want to come off as if you are so innocent.

    I was a juggy, but I will vote for Shabazz or Delores over you.

  • jiggle Belle (18/05/2015, 11:15) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    To stop bullying is all well and good, however, this starts at home..Domestic abuse, verbal abuse, starts in the house, address Domestic abuse first, children that grow up in a abusive household, will take it to the schools and online. Stop it at home first.
  • cay (18/05/2015, 11:20) Like (29) Dislike (33) Reply
    zoe no worries we got your back VIP all the way
  • Hmmmm (18/05/2015, 11:36) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
    Those are a lot of promises my dear....can they be done in 4 years? What I would advise these candidates to do is list your first 3-4 priorities when campaigning...
  • .......... (18/05/2015, 11:53) Like (21) Dislike (26) Reply
    Delries going home for good
  • Observer (18/05/2015, 11:55) Like (14) Dislike (13) Reply
    OMG!! new drive ways being cut and paved in the 5th district like no body's business. Even dry grass being cut after receiving generous pay cheques. People don't be fooled.
  • wtf? (18/05/2015, 11:57) Like (32) Dislike (6) Reply
    How or why would you want to turn the 5th District into a City? Da mek sense?
    • Fifth District Resident (18/05/2015, 12:56) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
      I grew up and live in the fifth district for over forty years....i like the quiteness, prestine and tranqulity of where i live and i don't want it to turn into a city...with a tramway and the like as proposed by Mrs. Walcott-McMillian..when i leave the capital city in road town, i don't want to go home to a city again. what about structured programs (reading, walking, etc), clean up campaigns in the Long Trench/ Fahie HIll area ( i walk int he district and the garbage needs to clean up); access to computer and printers, homework programs. persons seem to think that only huntums ghut make up the fifth but if they look at history they will see that most persons go over the top from the people in long trench/fahie hill area...
    • Yip Yip (18/05/2015, 13:12) Like (13) Dislike (14) Reply
      Yes Myron, everyone wants their own little community city. She never said big city. And I ain see nothing wrong with that, so that mek sense.
  • The Ghut (18/05/2015, 11:59) Like (24) Dislike (17) Reply
    Sorry Zoe but you ain't close to earning my vote!
  • Boo (18/05/2015, 12:16) Like (30) Dislike (4) Reply
    Wow these politicians will say anything for a vote!
  • MIXER (18/05/2015, 12:21) Like (18) Dislike (24) Reply
  • Strups (18/05/2015, 12:28) Like (21) Dislike (5) Reply
    A city lol lol lol did she really say a city lol.
  • Say What? (18/05/2015, 12:56) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
    Who would want a city to be names after a ghut
  • BULLYING (18/05/2015, 12:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply

    THIS STARTS AT HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

  • Huntums Ghut (18/05/2015, 13:12) Like (16) Dislike (13) Reply
    Unless D5 rep don't fix the bridge after you pass Radiotron, then the people who live pass that bridge are going to vote her out. She does pick and choose who house she would go to but she don't understand the power of an x (they don't have any names attached and all votes count). Madam Christopher you have 20 days to do 3 1/2 years work so get going. Somebody please give her the message cause she probably don't check VINO
    • xxxxx (18/05/2015, 14:00) Like (9) Dislike (8) Reply
      Dolores did nothing in Horse Path
    • Really? (18/05/2015, 14:19) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      Sooooo your saying if she fixes this before election you're voting for her? Cause seems as if your mind already made up lol
  • hello (18/05/2015, 13:14) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why because it on the hill? Anything to divert the attention away from the facts. You can create almost anything as long as their are opportunities, desires and the right tools.
  • Hog Plum (18/05/2015, 13:41) Like (14) Dislike (4) Reply
    So, are we sending Zoe to Hong Kong with a two toned head? Is she to be taken seriously in such a position as running a country?
  • 5th (18/05/2015, 14:12) Like (7) Dislike (9) Reply
    Delores just going through the motion
    • True (18/05/2015, 16:50) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
      Time her to go, She only cares about a few people in her district. Better to vote for shabzz or Zoe. Either would get more done
  • kids (18/05/2015, 15:19) Like (7) Dislike (8) Reply
    Zoeee mi say bam five bam
  • TRUTH PLAYER (18/05/2015, 16:05) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    @voter. '
    While I agree that parking should not be permitted on the street, as you said. You should keep in mind that it is not the job of any political party to be traffic controllers.

    The question is how come no police officer was assigned to monitor the traffic and any untoward behaviour? Stop this nonsense!
  • jokers (18/05/2015, 16:45) Like (7) Dislike (10) Reply
    • @jokers (18/05/2015, 19:38) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      And thats why this country will never get ahead....its always one party trying to take back power....its because of dumb voters like you.
  • Parts and power (18/05/2015, 18:16) Like (27) Dislike (2) Reply
    Zoe will deliver--no one shuts Zoe down, or shuts Zoe up--Frazer got his hands full--cause Zoe is a handful. .She will represent at all cost.
  • voter (19/05/2015, 07:01) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    I thought her boss said promises are a comfort to a fool?

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