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Getting ready for General Election? Revised Voters’ List published

- talks of snap election have been dismissed by Premier Andrew A. Fahie
Revised Voters' List published in the First District on September 28, 2021. Photo; VINO
Opposition Leader Marlon A. Penn (R8) recently announced he is ready to be Premier, suggesting he may be anticipating either a snap election or early elections. Photo: VINO/File
Opposition Leader Marlon A. Penn (R8) recently announced he is ready to be Premier, suggesting he may be anticipating either a snap election or early elections. Photo: VINO/File
Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said his government has no intentions of calling a snap election. Photo: VINO/File
Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said his government has no intentions of calling a snap election. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) pounding away at the Virgin Islands (VI) despite the territory experiencing one of the most challenging times in its history, with the coronavirus pandemic coming on the heels of the devastating Hurricane Irma, there has been much-dreaded talk about a possible United Kingdom takeover and even early general election to remove the self-determination-minded Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government.

General Election in the Virgin Islands is constitutionally due in 2023.

Despite Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) dismissing the notion of snap elections, it has not stopped persons from speculating that it is a possibility.

The speculations have been further fueled with the  Supervisor of Elections informing the public via a Government press release on Monday, September 27, 2021, that the Revised Voters’ List was being published on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, in accordance with section 23 (1) of the Elections Act, 1994 and Amendments.

Opposition Leader ready to be Premier!

Recently, Opposition Leader Marlon A. Penn (R8) announced that he is ready to be Premier, suggesting he may be anticipating either a snap election or early elections.

“I am not going to be a dictator or a one-man show; my focus is how to get the people involved in the movement of this country…

“This community has prepared me. I have been in every role, I have been a backbencher, I have been a Junior Minister, I have been a Minister, the Leader of the Opposition now, but most of all, I have been a citizen of this community. I have seen how this community has been built from the ground up by the blood, sweat and tears of the people of this community, and I believe that for us to move forward, the people has to be the first in the process of moving this country forward,” Hon Penn stated at a community meeting at Willard Wheatley Primary School on September 9, 2021.

No intentions of snap elections- Premier

Meanwhile, Premier Fahie during the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) radio programme on September 21, 2021, said talks of a snap election have likely been initiated by persons seeking to do mischief.

“I want to let the people of the Virgin Islands to know that we have no intention of doing any snap election.

 “I am totally flabbergasted that persons would be working along with others to bring on the notion of some snap election. As Premier of the territory I do not know anything about snap election. I know that there are those who will work overtime to see if they can remove me as Premier or remove this government from office, but if that’s not God’s will, I don’t envy their task,” Premier Fahie had stated.

What does the Elections Act say?

According to the Government press release the Elections Act states the following:

(2) The copies published under subsection (1) shall be deemed to be the Registers of Voters for the local electoral district to which they refer and shall be used for a General Election of members of the House of Assembly and for any other Election to fill a vacancy in the seat of the member of the House of Assembly representing the relevant district.

(3) The current Register of Voters for all local electoral districts shall constitute the Register of Voters for the Territorial Electoral District and shall be used for all Elections for members of the House of Assembly to represent that district.

The press release informed that the revised list can be accessed on the Government’s website at

For further information, persons can also contact the Office of the Supervisor of Elections at 284-468-4380 or 284-468-3701 Ext. 4380 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or visit the office located at Creque's Building, #216 Upper Main Street, Road Town.

18 Responses to “Getting ready for General Election? Revised Voters’ List published”

  • bam (29/09/2021, 10:35) Like (107) Dislike (62) Reply
    election now or later the VIP going right back there
  • 1st District (29/09/2021, 11:06) Like (44) Dislike (8) Reply
    Them could delete my Christian name and address. I have NO need to vote and I would like my previous vote back! What a disgrace and disappointment!
    • 1st District (29/09/2021, 13:04) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
      I wad u
    • Please vote (29/09/2021, 19:07) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
      Please vote - the rest of us can’t.
      • @Please vote (29/09/2021, 22:33) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
        I can only speak for myself, I don’t care who can’t vote, that is not my problem and I will not make it my problem. I refuse to be a part of the BVI CLOWN FEST.
  • I have no intentions (29/09/2021, 11:26) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
    I will not be voting next election. I refuse to be a part of the S**t show. THAT IS MY GIVEN RIGHTS.
    • Belonger Brat (30/09/2021, 10:51) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      My sentiments exact! Waste of time if you ask me. Government only help who them want!
  • No Voting For Me!!!!! (29/09/2021, 11:40) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    End Of Story!!!
  • @ Bam (29/09/2021, 12:08) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
  • In Your Dreams. (29/09/2021, 12:20) Like (55) Dislike (1) Reply
    The COI and Britain will decide when will be the next election...Time for politicians to take a break,,
    • Factual Truth (29/09/2021, 14:03) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ in your dreams: Only illusion minded politicians and their blind supporter will disagree against you that "the CoI and Briton will decide when will be the next election, that is, the next general election", in the British Virgin Islands, not in the people born and others that live and owned properties here Virgin Islands, but British Virgin Islands, United Kingdom Virgin Islands.
  • WHY? (29/09/2021, 14:08) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Would you all come out with this for today to further stress people out. No one cares nor do they want any part of it anymore.
  • Hurry (29/09/2021, 14:21) Like (23) Dislike (11) Reply
    Vip will die in opposition !
    Cant wait for the date !
  • WOW (29/09/2021, 17:02) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    so many people reading my mind because no one and no amount of money will get me to vote again. i will go back to my regular routine on election day i am off island
    • @wow (29/09/2021, 22:44) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Thank you. They could not pay me a million dollars to vote in any more BVI elections. I’m done with that.
  • upset (29/09/2021, 18:55) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    All these negative comments because we don't think they handle everything in the right way we are upset.
    Hold on we are going to hit the roof next when we get the results in the next general election brace yourself.

    Unless we have 13 new candidates without blemish then we will have the real upset. No one and nothing is perfect so let's not fool ourselves

    We must do whatever our conscience tells us when that day comes. Let no one or bribe force us to do different. We have to live with our own decisions
    • @upset (29/09/2021, 22:39) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      What is it that you don’t understand? No one is upset about anything. If we hit the roof in the next general elections, we will cross that road when we get to it.
  • Sad (29/09/2021, 19:47) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    My mind was thinking on not voting number one I'm not vaccinated why they should want my unvaccinated vote and two by not voting them set of hmm will stand a better chance.

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