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Dr Kedrick D. Pickering to contest elections as At Large candidate

- but said he will be joining a party
Former legislator Dr Kedrick D. Pickering has announced he will be contesting the upcoming general elections as an At-Large candidate, as opposed to running for the Seventh District seat he held for 20 years. Photo: JTV
LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- Former legislator Dr Kedrick D. Pickering has announced he will be contesting the upcoming general elections as an At-Large candidate, as opposed to running for the Seventh District seat he held for 20 years.

Dr Pickering; however, has not yet decided which political party he will run with.

The former Deputy Premier broke the news last night, September 22, 2022, during his public meeting at the Stickit in Long Look.

Willing to support 'fresh' candidate in D7

"I am standing here before you tonight to tell you that since I spoke here on the 6th of April, I have changed in my mind about my approach to politics and I am announcing this evening that I will be running in the next elections as an At Large Territorial candidate," he said adding, "And ultimately I will support somebody in this district who is fresh, full of energy and can take on the issues in this district.

"But I know that I have the knowledge, the experience and the expertise to help navigate this country through its difficult issues."

Some of the issues he alluded to have to do with the United Kingdom (UK), as well as issues on the regional and international scenes. "The issue that confronts us with respect to the post pandemic world, the issues that affect us with climate change, whether you believe climate change exists or not," the former Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration stated.

'I am begging you for a vote'

Dr Pickering was also not shy to beg the community to vote for him.

"This is what I want to say to you tonight, hear this loud and clear, when the elections come around you will have your five votes. You can vote for who you want in the district, you can do that and I will support somebody also. But I am going to ask every single person in my community, every single person, whether you like me, you hate me, you vote for me the last time, you want to see me in politics or not, I am begging you for a vote, one of your At Large votes in the next elections."

Dr Pickering also said he had not yet joined a party but he was going to, rather than running independently.

"I am going to tell you that as this campaign heats up, that I am going to be running with a group of people, whoever that is."

'I am prepared to do a reset'

Stating that he has listened to all of the politics and the criticisms, Dr Pickering said he has listened well and is ready for a reset.

"I've been in politics for 20 years and I have made my mistakes and everything that went along with it but I am prepared to do my part to help my community and help my country. I am prepared to do a reset," Dr Pickering stated.

25 Responses to “Dr Kedrick D. Pickering to contest elections as At Large candidate”

  • Hana (23/09/2022, 21:31) Like (33) Dislike (12) Reply
    Mr pickering your time is up. Doctors in the hospital need help.. Leave politic s alone please.
    • Vaccine (24/09/2022, 13:23) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      He believes in the vaccines too much don’t send him hospital. If he goes to sh_t he wears a mask. I wonder how he feels for all what he was pushing and as a doctor he can now see the truth
  • Theron (23/09/2022, 22:35) Like (0) Dislike (7) Reply
    Wi fa di Docta, wi fa di Cuban coolie hair. Nuff respek pon dis bredren, zeen star?! Even tho him fada fi float from rope pon he nek, like mutt pon rope pon de sea, he a still wi star pon the east. Vote pon de Docta fi come election dey, mek nah mistake pon dat! Zeen star!
    • reality (24/09/2022, 08:02) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Interesting comment, Theron.

      But what has the Doctor done in 20 years to be considered a star of the East?
  • hm (23/09/2022, 23:20) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Reset your bank account?
  • Native Senior Citizen of the British Virgin Islands (24/09/2022, 00:15) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    I totally agreed with Dr. Kedrick Pickering speech, the honesty, artticlate, genuineness of his presentation of it. Many have deliberately made themselves absent for various political reasons. They may not realized or probably did not care are to hear for themselves the that a reset of the way we have in the past practiced. Our Political affairs were in fact detrimental to our need
    For Spiritual, social,and economic security. However what have been done have be done. We cannot eracethe past, but we can foster better relationship with ourselves, and negotiate with the UK fearlessly, and honestly going forward. This is the reality: RESET not, or be prepared for further regrets. Choose wisely or continue to regret foolishly.
    (Choose wisely)
  • the rock (24/09/2022, 03:41) Like (5) Dislike (8) Reply
    You got my vote!
  • Forbidden Truth (24/09/2022, 04:53) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some of the issues he alluded to have to do with the United Kingdom (UK), as well as issues on the regional and international scenes. "The issue that confronts us with respect to the post pandemic world, the issues that affect us with climate change, whether you believe climate change exists or not," the former Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration stated."

    REALLY??!!.How about some dam jobs, further education and employment skills for those lazy local and expat people in your district and the wider Virgin Islands? , How about fixing the dam road? Reset what? You were in there 20 freakin years, look at the Pot holes and garbage in your district and the wider virgin islands? Sick of all you all.
    • I have a personal Axe for you & NDP (24/09/2022, 08:20) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      You were the minister of Labour during Hurricane Irma and you and your NDP admin sat back and let RTW let a lot of people go, I was one of them. I am still hurting, to see the company raking millions of dollars weekly everyday for a whole month the lines were long and the place crowded and doing well. But they use the opportunity and the hurricane and a weak govt, with a useless labour dept to victimise out spoken locals. U all did or say nothing. #theunforgiveablesin.
  • Unbelievable (24/09/2022, 06:14) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
    For several years you sat in the House and said nothing.
    AF is a personal friend of yours and you sat and watched all the abuse and damage and you said nothing
    You give agriculture and the farmers a painful death
    You looked out for your own personal interests and that of your rich friends.
    What is it. Have you missed traveling so much that you want another 20 years. It’s a shame that you should even want to consider going back to run.
  • Bad but strategic move.. (24/09/2022, 08:13) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't like the at large move, bit I understand it gives him a better argument to be Premier. But I think #7 was a sure win, at large, it's a little tougher. Right now we have one Sure at large winner and that is Shared Flax.. Hope Sheena run at large also..Those are two of my four at large votes, my 3rd vote I'm considering Carvin or Dr. P. The fourth one. I will wait and see who come forward...
  • district 7 (24/09/2022, 08:15) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Never have I seen someone who was given so much trust, and so much goodwill... return so little.
  • piko (24/09/2022, 08:49) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply
    Not me wasting my vote. Look outside your door. You travel to and from on the same roads, does this even bother you? Our neighborhood is the worse on the Island and the roads are horrible and dangerous. You contributed nothing. Thank you for showing us how much you care, Stop taking us for fools and disrespecting our intelligence to give you a Reset button to push. Well, there still are some fools here lending a blind eye to their surroundings.
  • facts (24/09/2022, 09:14) Like (18) Dislike (3) Reply
    Both him and Myron need to keep out of politics period they had there turn
  • Native Senior Citizen of the British Viirgin Islands. (24/09/2022, 09:24) Like (1) Dislike (19) Reply
    Dr. Kedrick D. Pickering has made many political mistakes overt his 20 years as the 7th electoral representative of that district He has openly admitted, and genuinely admitted his false. All past and present politicians too have misrepresented us, fact. But of them only Den kedrick D. Pickering has came before us , admited his errors, and asked forgiveness. We as do people all over the world have thoughted, said, and done wrong against each others, some of us more than others, but most of us have blatantly, and selfishly refused to admitted our wrong s, much less asked those that we have done wrong forgiveness. Dr. D. Kedrick D Pickering has taken the high road and done that, genuinely, and courageously. Where genuine love dwells so does the a ility to forgive other their falses.

    Whether or not some of us have already chosen with Dr. Kedrick C. Pickering that we as a people need an urgent RESET of our own attitude among ourselves and a new and fair negocialibke dialogue with the UK government,he is right. We cannn afford to continue doing things the same as we were and expect better results. A reset of our mental, spiritual, social, and economical mindset must be first reseated before good governance could be achieved in the BVI.
    Let us all reset our mind, think differently andmanagedour affair wisely for a better future for ourselves, and our families, and neighbor's families and all those that will comes to visit our beatiful country.
    In your next coming general election vote wisely for the best cadidates the former NDP Deputy Premier, Dr. Kedruck D. Pickering is definitely one them. "Time TO RESET"

    • Forgive who. (24/09/2022, 17:18) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      Forgive and don’t forget now keep it moving can’t believe you sat and wrote all that. Are you lonely this good Saturday afternoon.
    • @Native Senior (25/09/2022, 10:31) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Are you his grandparent? If so, please tell your grandson to go tend to his patients and leave the politics alone he’s terrible at it!

      You as an older person should know better than to entertain wrong doing.
  • mama (24/09/2022, 10:44) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    What kind of man is he. Spend all tax payes money in sea and sand
  • uh (24/09/2022, 15:34) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    Not my vote sorry
  • FACIAL EXPRESSION (24/09/2022, 18:40) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
  • the rock (24/09/2022, 19:35) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
    Doc you abd myrin bsck inn, dint mind the noises
  • Really? (24/09/2022, 22:19) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dr. you scarred the sh#& out of us with how you handled your exit from politics the last time. We were all expecting you to lead the NDP party and then you all sat there and gave it to myron! What a slap in the face. We asked from all 4 corners of the globe why, YOU said nothing we could believe. Then there was the 7 million spent on a plane, and all the other things we needed to hear you talk about......Sigh. You are the reason Andrew became premier, because we did NOT want Myron as a leader of this country, and now you want us to forgive you and trust you AGAIN. I dont know if we have that kind of time. You hurt us BAD!!!
  • @ REALLY (25/09/2022, 11:07) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
  • youthman (25/09/2022, 20:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    You need to stay in the hospital. Help the country in that way. Stay from in office please over 20 years you build a gazebo. Our country doesn't have food security because of you. We can't afford to back you anymore. You want a reset you already had, to do nothing. Fishing industry hurt as well country just in shambles. Help your community in other ways. The sewage systems ghuts and roads been like that.
  • Reset (26/09/2022, 15:57) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Doc all the chaos caused we dont need your order. Cause you had no order for 20 years. Time after time we put you in we need results. We tired⁹. It's the deception for me upon the people of the land. The chose of words. The great reset you want is to put people behind another 20-50 years. Turn from your ways and let God heal the land. Cause we hurt. Who pockets ain't hurt heart hurt and some both in these times. The reset needed is for all islanders to get a small garden at their home. while each community have a commumity garden throughout the different islands.

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