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Hon Flax-Charles' paperwork did not satisfy VIP’s Constitution– Premier Wheatley

-returning VIP Chairman explains why Shereen D. Flax-Charles not yet confirmed as a VIP At Large candidate
Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles who currently serves as At-Large Representative in the House of Assembly as well as a Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development was amongst the names missing when three of VIP’s At-Large candidates were confirmed at the VIP’s congress elections last evening, February 5, 2023. Photo: VINO/File
The Premier noted that while Flax-Charles has not been ratified last evening, she will still have an opportunity to be the district candidate. Photo: Facebook
The Premier noted that while Flax-Charles has not been ratified last evening, she will still have an opportunity to be the district candidate. Photo: Facebook
POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has revealed that with the confirmation of candidates for the Virgin Islands Party’s (VIP’) 2023 elections slate, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles has not been ratified because of issues with her paperwork.

Hon Flax-Charles, who currently serves as At-Large Representative in the House of Assembly as well as a Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Agriculture and Fisheries, was among the names missing when three of the VIP’s At Large candidates were confirmed at the VIP Congress and Elections at the R&R Malone Complex in Pockwood Pond last evening, February 5, 2023.

The Premier and returning Chairman Dr the Hon Wheatley, in a brief statement last evening, said Hon Flax-Charles not completing her paperwork properly was the reason she was not considered on the Party slate.

“It did not satisfy the conditions of the Virgin Islands Party Constitution, and so that will still have to be done,” he said.

The Premier added, “and I should say as well, unfortunately, Honourable Shereen Flax-Charles had to leave due to an emergency.”

Opportunity still available 

The Premier noted that while Hon Flax-Charles was not ratified last evening, she will still have an opportunity to be an At Large candidate.

If Hon Flax-Charles is ratified, the VIP will return to the 2023 elections with the same roster of candidates, which will include Hon Sharie B. de Castro, Hon Carvin Malone, and Hon Neville A. Smith.

“We are very happy with being able to select the candidates we did today and, after the subsequent special convention, we will ratify the remaining candidates,” Dr Wheatley said.

The VIP is also yet to confirm its candidates for Districts 2 and 3.

35 Responses to “Hon Flax-Charles' paperwork did not satisfy VIP’s Constitution– Premier Wheatley ”

  • It start (06/02/2023, 10:05) Like (31) Dislike (0) Reply
    Or maybe VIP doesn’t satisfy Sherreen constitution!

    She filled out this paperwork before last election so she is very familiar with the paperwork!
    • @It start (06/02/2023, 11:16) Like (23) Dislike (2) Reply
      No one or nothing can satisfy Shereen, and this will hold true wherever she goes as she can only be herself.
  • Bullsht (06/02/2023, 10:07) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
    She gone rogue...She is running in the 9th against Vincent...VG needs a seat and Vincent cant hold one...Stop beating around the bush.
  • stop trying to fool us (06/02/2023, 10:08) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
  • she smell a rat (06/02/2023, 10:09) Like (11) Dislike (21) Reply
    She realize the VIP atlarges will be voted out
  • Xxx (06/02/2023, 10:28) Like (17) Dislike (6) Reply
    She does not want to be with no vip
    • @xxx (06/02/2023, 13:43) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      If she does not want to be with the VIP no more just do the admirable thing and leave. Everyone knows she is talking with PVIM and the NDP behind the scenes, so she needs to stop playing these foolish games. People are not stupid.
  • HMMM (06/02/2023, 10:31) Like (19) Dislike (15) Reply
    Honourable Miss confusion at it again.
  • here we go again (06/02/2023, 10:33) Like (16) Dislike (8) Reply
    Once again in her life she is planning some kind of mischief and will try to spin it as if she is the victim when she was the one that caused the problems in the first place. Same old from tourist board days.
  • facts (06/02/2023, 10:34) Like (15) Dislike (7) Reply
    This woman seems as if she can work with no one unless there is confrontation.
  • Foolishness (06/02/2023, 10:36) Like (25) Dislike (2) Reply
    How can this make sense. There are other new candidates in the party that knew what to do and did it in time to be nominated so why couldn't Shereen do the same. We do not have time for her nonsense.
  • Nothing new (06/02/2023, 10:38) Like (14) Dislike (8) Reply
    Most people continue to hear her bad talking the party every chance she gets so this is no surprise. Only she is perfect and speak truth as far as she believes.
  • Expect anything (06/02/2023, 10:40) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    Expect anything that will not be good from her as she wants to leave the party but wants the party to throw her out so she can use that to fuel her to campaign against the party when she runs with the party she is talking with all the time behind the scenes.
  • Non-political (06/02/2023, 10:42) Like (27) Dislike (1) Reply
    I am not a political party person, but I must say one of my main issues with Shereen is she does not know how to speak to people especially when she disagrees with you. I find her method to be very disrespectful and a turn off as a voter.
  • street reporter. (06/02/2023, 10:49) Like (30) Dislike (16) Reply
    Move on lady...Too much fight down..Your at large seat is sure. Leave VIP in your rear view mirror... Have a talk with Either Ronnie or Marlon...We voting you back in..
    • @Street Reporter (06/02/2023, 11:08) Like (13) Dislike (11) Reply
      You alone will vote for her. This woman can work with no one. The unity government with the same Marlon she is bad talking him. Once it is not her way then she always trys to mash up everything. Her time is up. Respect is earned.
  • Organized trouble (06/02/2023, 10:52) Like (10) Dislike (7) Reply
    When will the VIP wake up and realize that this woman was planted between them as an organized plot to try to destroy the party from the inside while her friends try to do the rest from the outside.
  • Kitty got claws! (06/02/2023, 10:53) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Well, what a tale to tell the king LOL
  • Life is simple (06/02/2023, 10:56) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    If you are in a group and you do not like the group and always find yourself not saying anything about the group, then do the right thing and graciously leave and stop looking for an excuse through your behavior to try to agitate them to force them to get rid of you. It is as simple as that and then move on. Respect is a two-way street.
  • ??? (06/02/2023, 10:59) Like (16) Dislike (7) Reply
    A young woman who ain't afraid to speak out and contest the issues. This present Premier is full of himself and the VIP committee is full of crap.
  • I heard (06/02/2023, 11:12) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    I heard the VIP procedure to run as an At-Large candidate is to meet with all nine-district committee and secure their support. I heard the woman went to none of them for support and as such, none of them nominated her. Could you imagine that someone does not have respect for none of the nine committees? So, this is about lack of respect and common courtesy on her part.
  • Disgust (06/02/2023, 11:25) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
    Not one of the 9 VIP District committees she asked for their support to be nominated to run again as the party constitution states, but she will now let the general public think that everyone is the problem and not her. She will now try to make everyone believe that the VIP hates her and that she is the only good one in the party. I had all I can take with this childish conduct. If she wants to leave, then do so and stop trying to blame others with lies through unnecessary confusion. SMDH.
  • show time (06/02/2023, 11:59) Like (14) Dislike (9) Reply
    Heard she got them vip members in caucus taped can’t wait until she plays the tape
    • To show time (06/02/2023, 12:51) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
      If this is true, then it shows her nasty mind and it shows her selfishness. Let us hope she does not get sued. Also, she may not be the only one with a tape and artillery. Remember when you are digging a ditch for others also dig one for yourself.
  • eye (06/02/2023, 12:44) Like (8) Dislike (14) Reply
    She’s a fighter & someone that don’t stand for nonsense.At times she can be little disrespectful,But I rather stand with a wolf than a sheep!!!
    • To eye (06/02/2023, 12:47) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
      Oh please.
      • No The truth. (06/02/2023, 14:02) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
        They making excuses they want to replace her with a youth parliament member...How many mistakes and breach of the constitution all of them have done plus the criminal act of passing the greedy bill...Ms. Flax will soon say her piece..
        • @No. The truth. (06/02/2023, 15:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          If that is what you were told then take it from me that is nonesense because if she simply request to run again with the VIP as the Party Constitution stipulates as everyone does and those that were nominated did then she would have been nominated at least by one of the nine VIP District committee at the meeting and this would be a none issue. The woman is playing too much games. She is trying to look good for the crowd but it is only a show looking for pity and votes while trying to paint the VIP in a negative light.
  • fool (06/02/2023, 12:55) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
    Dont fool your self she better stay on that ticket that's the only way she will win
  • lol (06/02/2023, 14:34) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Well my God. After getting to know this woman way back in 1988 some 35 years ago I honestly thought that with the opportunity of being elected into the house of Assembly on the VIP ticket would have been a shot in her arm to help her mature and overcome her ignorance.

    I had personal dealings with her and my,my she never admit to her wrong.
    Now I don't know the other circumstances but her normal behavior is unbecoming.

    She needs to humble herself, which she doesn't know how to do. But again where there life there is hope.
    Miss Flax Charles eat humble pie and do the right thing. No man/ woman is an island and there is no "I" in team.

    I know you ,I have dealt with you on numerous occasions for different reasons and you as a person thinks that you are larger than life.

    I know a person must be proud of he or herself but to be ignorant about it is a whole different ball game.
  • I just don't get it! (06/02/2023, 16:44) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    My prediction is that there will be no election, but if there is, WHAT DO WE REALLY EXPECT TO CHANGE when the same incompetents are running AND using the same system void of adequate measures to hold anyone accountable, WHAT THE HELL DO WE REALLY EXPECT TO CHANGE BUDDY? I just don't get it!
  • How does the saying go? (06/02/2023, 19:39) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Come out from among them…?
  • District (06/02/2023, 22:54) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Run independent for 9 th district then join back the party if you think Wheatley is on a limbo.
  • get a doo (09/02/2023, 20:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Girl if you want to be presented properly take a little time and go the the hair dresser and get a doo that makes more sense. You look out of control for sure. We know you are with a rasta and all that but you look unstable.

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