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Don’t get fooled by "quick fix & handouts" – Christopher

- Says Nov. 7 will “silence” those who think VI people are naive
Second District Representative J. Alvin Christopher speaking last evening at a campaign meeting in Harrigan. Photo:VINO
Residents of the 2nd District at Harrigan, were told not to allow
Residents of the 2nd District at Harrigan, were told not to allow "quick fixes and handouts" to fool them. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Standing before a group of supporters in Harrigan in the 2nd District, J. Alvin Christopher urged district residents not to be fooled by those who bring “quick fix and handouts” but rather to look for those who have their best interest and will do things in the lawful way.

At the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) rally last evening October 27, 2011, the incumbent representative Christopher further told residents that there are those who think they (2nd district residents) are naive but they will be silenced on November 7, 2011 – the day of the 2011 General Elections.

“Don’t get fooled by quick fix and handouts, we are not in the United States where they have food stamps and all of that. Maybe one of these days that will come. All resources we collect in these islands are limited. We must learn how to use our resources to fit the needs of this country but still making sure we put aside something for a rainy day and continue to build our infrastructure,” the representative said.

Christopher told residents that there are those who have come and received “easy handouts” which must be stopped. He said there is a situation in Cane Garden Bay and throughout the Territory, where many the young people, in particular young male, are falling through the cracks, and attempts were made to find out how to develop programmes to assist them.

He said it was a pleasure and joy when a young man came to Government and said he has seen a programme work in other places and asked to be given a chance that he can make it work. Christopher was referring to the Neighbourhood Partnership Initiative that was spearheaded by Pastor Claude Skelton Cline, now the National Democratic Party’s 2nd district candidate. The programme had become a highly disputed one and most recently, before the 2011 budget was passed, Christopher, had called for the reports to show the success of the programme, which was done through the Ministry of Education and Culture.

“You laid out a plan of three-sprung, you going to bring the church, the community and the school and give us a plan that will work. After 14, 15 months later and $700,000 less, I can’t find that plan as yet and still have that problem … there are no plans but we can run the country better than anyone else who have toiled for years, have sweat in order to ensure this country can make $700,000,” he charged.

The district representative further said, “We will put to silent, all those who believe the people of the Virgin Islands is naive, with your vote on November 7 and no one from anywhere “will take and run these islands just for the sheer profit of this country”.

“One will be critical because you have toiled and sweat and do what is right. Do you understand that representing people is more than money, is a way of life, building into someone a sense of pride and caring? You cannot develop this nation unless you possess the quality in yourself that you want to see this country to be,” the representative said.

The representative said some people think they are the only ones who possess knowledge in what life is all about, but he will not stand there and tell the people he can do some magic and anything they want will appear in their hands but rather he will show them how to work to achieve things and find investments and opportunities for them to do so.

“I will tell you how to work, provide opportunities for you to work, I will provide opportunities for you to invest and take chances, going to the bank and getting them to release money to the people so they can invest. I will tell you what I think about moving the economy forward, so this country can go back to the status that we can enjoy. I will not bring heaven from somewhere and drop it in your lap, I cannot do that, I know how to go out and find investment and create opportunities.”

The district representative said he has a proven record of how to make things work and how the people can make money and have a job. He said he has given out assistances in all forms and fashion to education, health and financial hardship but will not talk about it as he believes that is what should be done as a leader and as a Government.

30 Responses to “Don’t get fooled by "quick fix & handouts" – Christopher”

  • peter crumble (28/10/2011, 08:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    punish that unmannerly cline at the polls, ladies and gentlemen
  • Accountability (28/10/2011, 08:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Quick fixes is right. All of a sudden roads are being paved, basketball court refurbished, contracts for this and that given out while we've been crying for four years. Yup, we won't be fooled.
  • u sinking ur own ship (28/10/2011, 09:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    but is the wip that giving them out i done talk to many people that get theirs in the 3,1,2 and i waitng for mine to alvin u promis it to me from long i dont tell u int int woring since may-june and u only give me a lil change i need the rest our my vote gon change
  • Virgin Gordian (28/10/2011, 09:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Look how he calling down his own party, aint them who is doing all the quick fixes? out of touch out of sync LMAO.........
  • billyb (28/10/2011, 09:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    you "know how to go out and find investment and create opportunities.” I believe you do, however, this is what you are doing for yourself, not the people of the Virgin Islands, so shut up. NEEEEXT!!!!!!
  • Bay youth (28/10/2011, 09:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    • insider (28/10/2011, 12:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      "TO BAY YOUTH" as soon as you tell we about the NDP do nothing record from 2003-2007 i will tell you...let us start there boss!
  • Period Cramps (28/10/2011, 10:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Alvin what the hell are your plans! You keep talking but saying nothing! You just like a man bad talking another man to get with a woman. The woman don't want to hear about the other man, she want to hear what you got to offer!! That woman is the 2nd District seat and you won't be getting that woman come November 7th hahahaiiii11!
  • dude (28/10/2011, 10:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sounds like he has a God Complex, but I don't need you to tell me how to work or to create opportunities for me to invest in, I just need you to not kill my opportunities I LEAD MYSELF all I want is a REPRESENTATIVE in the Government.
  • Jigga (28/10/2011, 10:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    But Christopher you all are the ones who quick to fix road put up street light and talk about giving away land dont mention the white envelopes to get vote
  • PENN (28/10/2011, 10:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    i wonder if after elections Claude will return to Detroit??
  • Jingle (28/10/2011, 10:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yes Alvin, they seem to know everything and they think we are stupid and naive. He came back here like a fish out of water and took our $700,000 and produced nothing! The same small minded, stupid, naive people that they think we are had to give them our money! Our money that people like the "empty kerosene tin" toiled and served our country for years to accumulate. Now these Johnny Come Lately going on like they know every thing with all their quick fixes. Where's the neighbourhood project?! The same kinda tactics like the so called 'neighbourhood project' that they were playing in Detroit is the same tactic they came back here to play, but as naive as you think we are, we are watching you for sure! Not one vote for the NDP!
  • wake (28/10/2011, 11:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    all the pro Cline blogs by the new gang of three will not help him. The people mind already made up we voting for J Alvin in the second district...we do not want any pastor who had to run home to avoid jail time....tell him explain the $700,000 to help the youths in the BVI
    • question answered (28/10/2011, 12:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      dey first serious blog for dey day dat tis dey truth..Cline need to go suck and egg
    • @wake (28/10/2011, 12:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Stop spreading propoganda....that's the best of BVI people (generally speaking). Show your facts
  • ALVIN IS RUNNING SCARED (28/10/2011, 12:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Alvin, you have been sleeping for 4 years. We have not seen you. So how do you know where Cline was or wasn't. You have focused your entire campaign around trying to destroy Claude's character, but we are smart enough not to be fooled. What about the millions government has given you for your properties? Let the truth be told, but this may not be published because they don't want people to know. You have milked the government treasury for too long. You have no vision, no plan, just excuses. You look tired and weary. I pray your health gets better. But we will retire you on Nov 7th. You have done nothing for we....
    • what a thing (28/10/2011, 13:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Who we, you talking about, who we. Got to be you alone. Cause we sticking with Alvin all the way. How can a so called man of God be in this mess. Cline where is the $700.000?
      • Run Alvin run (28/10/2011, 16:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Ask Alvin where are the millions government has given him of taxpayer dollars to support his pet projects. So I am right. We not voting for Alvin. Google that...
  • Dattebayo (28/10/2011, 15:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ah think both Alvin and Cline will get a rude awaking come Nov 7th. Mooooove out da way!
  • cilly (28/10/2011, 16:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    VIP promised status to voters in this general who have relatives without status. Have not received any confirmation of this, therefore, VIP you are getting our votes for empty promises.
  • Hold on (28/10/2011, 16:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why is the rest of the Govt sooo quiet about this $700K? Does their silence mean compliance?! Why did they continue to authorize payments from our treasury if something was wrong? How can we vote VIP ALL the way when they are sending out mixed messages? The Hon Minister should have ran independent. Only then it will all make sense
  • My Church grateful (28/10/2011, 17:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr Christopher have you spoke with the many kids that benefitted from the program? Well, my church participated in the Neighborhood Partnership Program and I saw the impact and benefit to the yours at my church. I am disappointed to hear you criticize something you where not a part of. Next time think before you speak. Talk to some of the staff and parents that participated maybe we would here the truth.
  • jokers (28/10/2011, 18:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • fox (28/10/2011, 23:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Alvin boss it looks like Claude teking tis sea from you
  • Cox Heath (29/10/2011, 00:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    LOL! For once I agree with a VIP candidate!! "People, DO NOT be fooled by quick fix and handouts!" You've got to be kidding!! Alvin gone independent again and campaigning against VIP? LOL! This is totally hilarious! I ask again, do they have a campaign manager? How can the opposition offer handouts and quick fixes? The Government are the ones doing this Alvin! People told me you were dumb. WOW!! Look at all the patch work going on now, look at all the private roads and walls with our money. It's all your party Alvin, ALL YOU!
  • We need help! (29/10/2011, 09:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We need help! Alvin has sat back for 8 years doing nothing. Only helping family and friends and Pops who got all the contracts. Let tell the true. We need help bad. The sea walls is gone, flooding, beach eroding, businesses struggling, basketball court not finished, so help in any form or fashion will help. So I welcome Cline. He is visible and has a vision. Don't underestimate how God is going to move in the BVI on nov 7th.
  • love man (30/10/2011, 11:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    after all the noise the nasty tv commercial J. Alvin Christopher will be the winner

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