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Bevin S. George has interest in vying for 7th District seat @ next elections

- but said he is not affiliated with any political party right now
Bevin S. George, a young political activist and co-host of the National Democratic Party (NDP) radio show, NDP Radio, told a local radio station last week that he he has interest in contesting the Seventh District seat at the next general elections. Photo: Facebook
Businessman Lesmore Smith, who unsuccessfully contested for a seat at the 2019 General Election in the Virgin Islands, is the first to announce he will be vying for a seat at the 2023 elections. Photo: VINO/File
Businessman Lesmore Smith, who unsuccessfully contested for a seat at the 2019 General Election in the Virgin Islands, is the first to announce he will be vying for a seat at the 2023 elections. Photo: VINO/File
LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- Bevin S. George, a young political activist and co-host of the National Democratic Party (NDP) radio show, NDP Radio, told a local radio station last week that he intends to run for a seat in the Seventh District.

Mr George said he was not on the show, Tola Radio 1005.5 FM, to promote any party, saying he was a party supporter "but I am not really affiliated with any party right now.”

“So Heritage, I just came here today to really and truly tell you I just breaking the ice meh son. Like you done say the horse them done ready to come out and I was like let me just push out my head," Mr George told Mr Burnett on the show on February 17, 2022.

According to Mr George, he has been on the back burner a long time and thinks the time is now to throw his hat in the political ring.

Mr George, a BVI Electricity Corporation employee, stated that some of the things he wants to see if elected are an increase in the minimum wage and more focus on the youth.

Who really is running on NDP ticket?

Asked if he was running in the 7th District, Mr George said he would be interested in contesting the 7th District as he is from Long Look and doesn’t want to run At Large as he believes At  Large representatives should be ministers.

George also acknowledged that there are other persons interested in running for a seat in the 7th District and who may also seek to be considered on the NDP ticket, but he just wanted to let the NDP know they had options.

It is unclear if the NDP has a primary process to select a candidate for the Seventh District, as many residents of the district have told our news centre that about two other persons have been making the rounds saying they are running, including on the NDP ticket.

Former Deputy Premier Dr Kedrick D. Pickering, who left the NDP and contested his 7th district seat as an independent candidate in 2019, told a local radio talk show Honestly Speaking with Claude O. Skelton-Cline that he is neither in nor out of the 2023 Seventh District race. 

Dr Pickering lost his seat after 20 years in office to the newcomer and now Deputy Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), who is also the Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture.

Lesmore Smith 1st to declare candidacy

Mr George is the second person to express their interest in running for office at the 2023 general elections constitutionally due no later than May of next year. 

Lesmore Smith has already said he will run with the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM), an NDP breakaway party that was led by Ronnie W. Skelton in the 2019 elections.

It also remains unclear, following the resignation of defeated former Chairman and Minister Myron V. Walwyn of the NDP, who is the new NDP Chairman, or if the post is being held by anyone.

35 Responses to “Bevin S. George has interest in vying for 7th District seat @ next elections”

  • DOA (21/02/2022, 10:47) Like (38) Dislike (24) Reply
    unfortunately these two jokers are not the future leaders this country need to move forward....So NEXT !!!!!!
    • @DOA (21/02/2022, 14:29) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      He doesn't appear to be a people's person to me, but I guess D7 will decide if they will stick with what they have, or give Mr. George or someone else a chance.
  • Faithful (21/02/2022, 11:09) Like (36) Dislike (6) Reply
    Good luck, young fellow. NDP needs new young blood if they are to be revived again. People only voted NDP because they liked Dr. Smith and he is now long gone
    • @Faithful (21/02/2022, 15:56) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      This is probably one of the most truthful comments ever posted by bloggers Dr. Smith was seen as the conscience of the party and as he got older and not mentally astute as he once was. Some took advantage of his illness and almost ruin the country. Some of them could never again win for how they treated this MAN. Even now they trying to throw him under the bus.
  • @OMG (21/02/2022, 11:14) Like (23) Dislike (10) Reply
  • WOW (21/02/2022, 11:15) Like (23) Dislike (4) Reply
    go for it. great move.
  • Local (21/02/2022, 12:15) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Not a hater (21/02/2022, 12:16) Like (2) Dislike (8) Reply
    Why the pass two deputies came from long look. That has to change this time around.
  • WHAT!!!! (21/02/2022, 13:11) Like (23) Dislike (16) Reply
    Anyone gotta be better than VIP.
  • Windy (21/02/2022, 13:15) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    look how the man running from the NDP tag...thing to talk
  • Good luck Sir (21/02/2022, 13:17) Like (14) Dislike (8) Reply
    I will give you a chance and support you.
  • Mr George (21/02/2022, 13:18) Like (24) Dislike (4) Reply
    Congratulations on taking this leap of faith and best wishes. As a registered voter, I promise to listen to your platform with an open mind.
  • Too Sad (21/02/2022, 14:12) Like (7) Dislike (10) Reply
    Bevin you won't get my vote....
    • and?? (21/02/2022, 19:38) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
      Your vote is only 1...and that us your democratic right to give him or not give him
    • @Too sad (21/02/2022, 22:07) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      And whatttt!!! You don’t have to if you don’t want to. I’m supporting him. And to the blogger who said he don’t talk to anyone because he is not in the RAH RAH GOSIP with you all?
  • I said it and WHAT!! (21/02/2022, 14:51) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Young man, I am going to give you a chance. We need change. Sorry to say this but I have to. This BUSHMAN POLITICS IS OVER. I have been thinking about it and my instant has been telling me to give this young man a chance. Don’t take this the wrong way but I am doing my research on everyone that is stepping up to the plate. Lesmore is good to go.
  • too stuck up (21/02/2022, 15:12) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    Buh he dont talk to nobody
    • bvi (21/02/2022, 16:15) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
      I went school here all my life and I don’t know this dude
    • @ too stuck up (22/02/2022, 07:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You talk to damn much das wa!!! A woman I'm sure...if your not a women check your estrogen levels.
  • SMH (21/02/2022, 15:38) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Everybody wand a piece of the pie, lol
  • His turn. (21/02/2022, 15:41) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    The brown boy in the ring!
    • look trouble (21/02/2022, 20:14) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply

      Last election was Brown Girl, now playing brown boy while brown girl up in US playing

      • Middle Boy (22/02/2022, 08:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Ah wonder if is Brown Girl put him up to this ? Anyway, while Brown Girl travel back and fort like if she own her own plane, I hope she give him some advise. In the mean time, I'll sit back and have a cup of tea.
    • Brown Boy (21/02/2022, 23:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      tra la la la la?
  • Weakness.. (21/02/2022, 16:18) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
    It's Sowande weakness that attracting all these candidates....Sowande is really disappointing..
    • @ weakness (21/02/2022, 17:38) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
      You and the punk from the bank come, we waiting with wet hands
  • school girl (21/02/2022, 19:23) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sining from the grammar and part of speech stage. Papps, Pappa... English class I want to go back to English class....
  • My say (21/02/2022, 22:12) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    I hope Marlon is elected the next Premier. We need a new fresh batch of people in cabinet.
  • This election coming (21/02/2022, 22:15) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is going to be the elections of all elections in the BVI.
  • Forbidden Truth (22/02/2022, 06:04) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    The NDP is still the National Dose of Poison no matter who joins.
  • Ipetty2 (22/02/2022, 07:48) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't know why people insist on judging people because they don't talk alot?? I know you would feel a way if somebody say you talking to much!!! But that's not how it works right? Keep da chin up young blood for ever bad comment I see I will spread some love!!
  • Bevin for District 7even (24/02/2022, 17:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well ii telling you from bow i got 6 votes for district 7 in my house and Bevin George getting all of them!
  • Take several seats (26/02/2022, 08:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Child you don't even smile at people, can't even speak a proper sentence, can't control your inside house, couldn't even keep a marriage, don't have no background to make you the perfect candidate. May I go on?? You all take politics for a joke?? Wa you going do draw we a country?? Stick to drawing houses boss

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