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Hon Turnbull claims VIP offered him Deputy Premier's post on elections night

- says he did not take up offer since he is not hungry for power
District Two representative under the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) Hon Melvin M. Turnbull is claiming that he was the first person to be offered the post of Deputy Premier under a Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government, in exchange for him to defect from the PVIM and form a government with the VIP as its seventh seat. Photo: Facebook
Members of His Majesty’s Loyal Opposition. From left: Hon Stacy Mather, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull, Hon Ronnie W. Skelton, Hon Marlon A. Penn, Hon Myron V. Walwyn and Hon Julian Fraser, RA at the joint Opposition press conference on April 27, 2023. Photo: VINO
Members of His Majesty’s Loyal Opposition. From left: Hon Stacy Mather, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull, Hon Ronnie W. Skelton, Hon Marlon A. Penn, Hon Myron V. Walwyn and Hon Julian Fraser, RA at the joint Opposition press conference on April 27, 2023. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Second District Representative under the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) Hon Melvin M. Turnbull is claiming he was the first person to be offered the post of Deputy Premier under a Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government, in exchange for him to defect from the PVIM and form a government with the VIP as its seventh seat.

Hon Turnbull made the claims during an April 27, 2023, joint press conference with the Opposition Members on the aftermaths of elections 2023 and said despite the reported opportunity to take the first jump, his integrity prevented him from doing otherwise.

“We stood on integrity...I was one of the members that were speaking out and speaking truth to power. I will continue to do that for the people of the Virgin Islands.” 

Hon Turnbull added, “While I'm speaking truth, I failed to mention earlier that about 10:00 PM on Monday. I received the first call from the Virgin Islands Party to be the Deputy Premier, so if I was hungry for power I would have already gone,” he added. 

Hon Fraser was initially approached - Premier Dr Whealtey 

It remains unclear who called Hon Turnbull and the exact terms of the offer, but Premier Dr the Hon Natalio D. Whealty (R7) has revealed that the initial target of the VIP was Progressive United's Hon Julian Fraser and the Third District seat as the 7th seat to form the Government with the VIP.

Hon Fraser is a former member of the VIP and led the party into the 2015 General Elections, which the VIP lost.

Hon Turnbull added that he stood on integrity in not taking up the offer. “So I shared with my party chairman and the other members of the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement. I cannot say one thing to people and represent something else,” he said.

The now opposition political parties comprising PVIM, NDP, and PU have since unilaterally blamed Hon Lorna G. Smith, OBE for derailing their plans to come together and form a government when she took her At Large seat to the Virgin Islands Party. 

Hon Turnbull added that his integrity; however, will remain solid moving forward, "I think it's extremely important to always remember whose I am, and I know that the people of the Virgin Islands are the priority and have to be the priority as we go from strength to strength and raise the reputation, raise the integrity, and raise the standard of the Virgin Islands,” he said.

VIP was willing to work with other party members

Meanwhile, NDP Chairman Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) and Hon Stacy Mather (AL) of PVIM have also claimed the VIP contacted them to join the 'green team' to form the next government. 

This confirms that the VIP was willing to work with elected members from the different parties; however, they failed to take up the offers.

The Opposition Members have now been sheepishly complaining that the people voted for a coalition government but got something else.

85 Responses to “Hon Turnbull claims VIP offered him Deputy Premier's post on elections night”

  • Channel 11 (28/04/2023, 10:19) Like (39) Dislike (7) Reply
    So what?
    • Linda (29/04/2023, 19:10) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      Sounds like sour grapes to me. Intergrity you say? You don't want to seem like you want power? Then pay back that enormous $8,000 roaming charges bill that you racked up talking business and to friends and family. You seemed to enjoy that power. I go on vacation 3 times a year and my roaming doesn't even add up to $500. Intergrity my foot! You should not have come out saying you were offered the position, but so were others and one of them took it! That catchy tune- Lorna in the corner-Lorna in the corner. LMAO!
  • ... (28/04/2023, 10:24) Like (52) Dislike (18) Reply
    hear this clown
  • We got it (28/04/2023, 10:29) Like (64) Dislike (5) Reply
    We got what GOD willed
    • @ We got it (28/04/2023, 13:10) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
      The New Testament makes it crystal clear that NOT EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IS GOD’S WILL.

      For example, Jesus instructed his disciples to pray that God’s will would be done on earth (Matt. 6:10). If everything that happens is God’s will, such prayer is superfluous. In Romans 1:10, Paul said he prayed for “a prosperous journey in the will of God” to see the believers there. Another meaningless prayer? No.

      The will of God for an individual, whether revealed in the written Word of God or by direct revelation, generally comes to pass only when that person understands it and, by his own, acts accordingly.
      Rather than sit passively by waiting for God’s will to happen, we must make a diligent effort to learn God’s Word and then aggressively obey it.

      God’s will, for example, is that people do not steal, but rather that they work to earn what they need (Eph. 4:28). Very simple. We just do what He says. But are some people stealing? Yes.

      If everything that happens were God’s will, then nothing would be sin or disobedience. What a travesty of logic!
      • @@ We got it (28/04/2023, 16:31) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
        There is also God's permissive as well. He allows things to happy so that at the end only He alone gets the glory. EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS ON THE EART IS GOD'S PERMISSIVE OR ABSOLUTE WILL.
        • @@@we got it (28/04/2023, 19:58) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
          Really! Is that soso God does bring all those terrible destruction in this world....i see but i prefer to go with @we got it.
  • DUTTY DAWG (28/04/2023, 10:32) Like (30) Dislike (53) Reply
  • Cry me a river (28/04/2023, 10:33) Like (78) Dislike (10) Reply
    Y’all was scheming and plotting and got plotted on, it happens. Y’all had the government and lost it, that’s on you guys.
    • @Cry me a river (28/04/2023, 12:07) Like (40) Dislike (3) Reply
      Well said. They are a set of talkers, not doers.

      While man talking woman walking. GONE!
      • @@Cry me a river (28/04/2023, 22:56) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Oh boyyyyy (28/04/2023, 10:34) Like (58) Dislike (11) Reply
    I am so sick and tired of all this who do and who did. MITCH, your GREED, SCRATCHING and quest for power has been your downfall. YOU? DEPUTY PREMIER? YOU ARE OUT OF YOUR BLASTED MIND. YOU NOR FRASER WILL NEVER BE GIVEN A PREMIER, DEPUTY OR MINISTRY POSITION.
  • Goof (28/04/2023, 10:36) Like (46) Dislike (9) Reply
    He vex all now that he didn't take it. John Cline said he was nearly to the point of taking you over to them Mitch so keep that story.
  • Hotmess (28/04/2023, 10:36) Like (49) Dislike (5) Reply
    Strupess. Integrity my foot. That's why all of you there are now. Ronnie just taking disadvantage of y'all. Look he take back the head from you. Lorna right to cross. You Mitch is just afraid of what they will say about you. Take the offer and get things done for you people. Not for Ronnie it is for the people.
  • Citizen (28/04/2023, 10:41) Like (90) Dislike (7) Reply
    Election is over!!! Lorna made her choice! Not interested in hearing about what coulda, woulda, shoulda!!! Please just let's get to work and handle the peoples business!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Citizen (28/04/2023, 10:42) Like (60) Dislike (5) Reply
    God don’t like ugly, you are just where you deserve to be , go and clean the garbage in your district it needs cleaning, try to untie your hands and get to work, no more complaining, obviously you are not a doer, you are still very immature and have a lot of growing up to do. You guys had the chance to form the government and because of greed and some of you just cannot work with the others for the betterment of the country. Shame on you all.
  • WOW (28/04/2023, 10:45) Like (15) Dislike (5) Reply
    Please stop it not you that what you think and the election is over the people did what they did so move on you will never will be you for use we not that dumb greedy
  • Renard (28/04/2023, 10:50) Like (21) Dislike (21) Reply
    God doesn’t like ugly peoples. These goons in the opposition for a reason. Time for Marlon to stop hag the ndp and give someone else a chance. Myron should be the chairman and he know it. His dislike for island people is his downfall.
  • Political Strategist (28/04/2023, 10:56) Like (24) Dislike (3) Reply
    NDP, PVIM and PU are bellowing loudly that they were in active negotiations when the Hon Lorna Creque Smith, OBE, At Large jump ship, pulling the rug from under them. What was the tall pole in the tent for the negotiations? Was the hold up about who will be leader of the government business? Did not PU, PVIM and NDP supposedly had an alliance before the election and was there an agreement as to whom would be the leader? Was the Hon Smith at the table during the negotiations? Was the big boys so certain that no one would bolt from the alliance that they made some bad assumptions and ignored some glaring signs? Everyone is claiming now that they were contacted by the VIP . Did they share the contact with the NDP, PVIM , PU planners? And if so that should have been a sign to move with alacrity . What is the truth the whole truth? The alleged word on the street is that a leader from the opposition parties approached the VIP with a proposal to their being Premier and their other members holding ministries. If true, why would the VIP the holder of 6 seats agree to that. Nuts.!!! Did Hon Smith checkmated the boys. Another post said she s….d the 6 men. What ah ting to tell the King. Are the boys trying to rationalize being to the punch? Is not the electoral process based on the the-first-pass-pole concept. Was not Hon Smith first past the pole?
  • Tired (28/04/2023, 10:57) Like (32) Dislike (7) Reply
    I am tired of these guys especially Mitch and Marlon as they have challenges with the truth.
  • note (28/04/2023, 10:57) Like (37) Dislike (4) Reply
    Any organization which Mitch is in will always have confusion and chaos.
  • lol (28/04/2023, 10:59) Like (38) Dislike (4) Reply
    Mitch all of you failed and failed miserably. At that point it wasn't about you . It was about country and people you weren't ask to join the VIP . You were ask to help form the VIP Gov seeing they had the most elected members . Am I missing something??
  • Truth (28/04/2023, 11:00) Like (42) Dislike (3) Reply
    You wanted Premier and that's why you didn't go over, you all think this is a game of lying and smearing people's reputation to save your own. But time will tell. There isn't one thing in your district that you can point to that is an accomplishment but every four years you keep crying to the voters and bringing family and friends from overseas and do your dirty little white envelopes allegedly to pull you through but when the true and living almighty sees it's enough he will stop you. For a pastor, you aint easy boss.
  • Strupes (28/04/2023, 11:00) Like (23) Dislike (5) Reply
    He needs to tell the truth. He also send his family to negotiate position with VIP on his behalf so he could have stayed behind the scenes. His request was to get back his Ministry he was in before the elections.
  • NDP supporter (28/04/2023, 11:02) Like (52) Dislike (3) Reply
    We will never forget how you disrespected Dr, Smith when he was Premier with your rudeness and lies. All you do is cause trouble wherever you go. You have loss your way and need help but your family playing blind to the signs and encouraging your nonsense.
  • History (28/04/2023, 11:05) Like (37) Dislike (2) Reply
    He forgot how he, Ronnie, & Archie jumped ship on the NDP to try to fall the NDP Government. They forgot that Marlon had promised to jump with them, but as usual flip flopped at the last minute and stayed with the NDP Government to get a Ministry. It has always been about power and not people with these guys.
    • But wait (28/04/2023, 15:33) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      Archie? I thought dude was working on a hair product line for men in the BVI with receding hair line and balding Frontals IE… hair plugs and lace front toupees. That is the running joke.
  • do tell (28/04/2023, 11:07) Like (27) Dislike (2) Reply
    Do tell about the bad words you & Ronnie put under the same Lorna in the past in the NDP and recently while trying to form the government as clearly you guys on that side have no regards for women in power.
    • @do tell (28/04/2023, 22:27) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      They have no regards for women in power or leadership roles. Well, like her or not, say what you want to say about her, she opened the door for women to step up in politics here in the BVI. The late Barbara Walters opened the door for women Journalist.
  • Simple Facts (28/04/2023, 11:12) Like (40) Dislike (1) Reply
    The VIP should not have been a topic of discussion if Mitch and the others were making head way to form the government on their side. All they had to tell VIP when they called is they were not interested because they are getting through with their side to form the government. Just like a bad marriage they (PVIM. NDP, PU) were cheating on each other but lying to each other to make the marriage seem like it was working. They need to stop taking we the people for a@$e$.
  • Real Macoy (28/04/2023, 11:14) Like (45) Dislike (5) Reply
    Lorna Smith made the perfect decision.
    She made that decision for the betterment of the country.
    Everyone just have to work together so this country can move forward.
  • come on now (28/04/2023, 11:15) Like (31) Dislike (2) Reply
    The PVIM made an initial agreement with VIP and then changed it when they were getting too greedy, and this broke down the negotiation between them. Mitch please stop with your deviousness and lies.
  • All I would say is (28/04/2023, 11:15) Like (23) Dislike (3) Reply
    You call a man when you want big mouth back up. You call a woman when you need answers and problems solved. Women of the BVI, if you have political aspirations, start prepping from now, don’t sit back and wait until the last minute. As a man speaking, women is going to be leading the Government very soon. Four years is not that far away.
  • Stop the Frig (28/04/2023, 11:17) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    So why didn't you Turn-COAT? That would not have surprised anyone.
  • So disappointed (28/04/2023, 11:17) Like (35) Dislike (2) Reply
    Mitch, Ronnie, Marlon, Fraser, and the others could not unite to form a government to build the country but will unite in the opposition to destroy but make it look like they are building it up. SMDH
  • Our now bitter Opposition (28/04/2023, 11:20) Like (33) Dislike (3) Reply
    Pure mischief is what we will see from these guys out of bitterness that they did not, could not, & would not form the government out of greed, ego, personal agendas, and selfishness but will make their now wicked intentions look like good governance. Destroy at all costs is now their aim because if they cannot have it then no one else should have it. What a pity. What a shame. What a disgrace.
  • Revenge (28/04/2023, 11:21) Like (51) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Opposition is now filled with men who are professionals at getting revenge.
  • Final Analysis (28/04/2023, 11:22) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    I have reached the conclusion that we may never get the full story or the truth in this debate. Everyone is trying to explain something. Everyone is trying to be a "hero" What happened has been done. Had the 3rd District rep. Joined the VIP or the PVIM there would have been a lot of disgruntled people anyway.It time to move ahead
  • Elections 2023 (28/04/2023, 11:23) Like (22) Dislike (2) Reply
    Marlon & Ronnie fooled the voters in to believing they could work together after the 2023 elections knowing full well it would never happen. During the 2023 campaign it was in the news the two parties met to settle their differences, but the conclusion of the meeting was they will remain in their separate ways and support each other during the campaign and will unite to form a coalition government if necessary. Simply put, we can never work together at any time. All those now in the Opposition except Hon. Mather, are nothing but a huge disappointment and a mistake. They will never get my vote again.
  • Lollllllll (28/04/2023, 11:27) Like (29) Dislike (3) Reply
    Boy Pleazeeee, someone is always offering you something when your EGO get stroked. Continue to sit in the opposition with the part headed fox that out smarted himself demanding Premier ship. YA THINK? LOL. Continue doing what you do in District two or whatever it is and keep it moving.
    • @Lollllllll (28/04/2023, 14:34) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      LOL lOl LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LLOL LOL LOL haaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa "Part Headed Fox" haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ????????????????????????????????????????????
    • @Lollllllll (28/04/2023, 16:00) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      You have me rolling with laugh today. Part headed fox. Lmaooooooo.that is a good one. PART HEADED T SHIRT WITH A ACCUAL PICTURE OF A FOX IN A SUIT AND TIE POINTING HIS TAIL TO THE PART IN HIS HEAD. Lmaoooooo.
  • Records (28/04/2023, 11:33) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
    @Mitch, show us the phone records . Only then will we believe you. You better mind God. Ain't no mother or father can take off when He put on.
  • Lammy (28/04/2023, 11:38) Like (36) Dislike (4) Reply
    Mitch, you a idiot because you refuse a ministry to be in the opposition and Launa went in Dem corner . So stop the frig and move on with your opposition post. Crying a River!

  • My survey (28/04/2023, 11:39) Like (39) Dislike (2) Reply
    Since it is free fall and drama season be transparent. I don’t believe one word of what Mitch is saying.
  • Nancy (28/04/2023, 11:44) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
  • concern (28/04/2023, 11:49) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    I am lost here being not a VIP supporter why are the other parties NDP/PVIM and there supporter’s b…thing about and calming that there were given a mandate with 3 seats each and the VIP got 6 seats and steal the GOVERNMENT from them.
    If we the voting public had rejected the VIP the way we needed to we will not we will not be here now.
    Let’s embrace them and keep them accountable moving forward.
    That all we can do.
  • LIES (28/04/2023, 11:50) Like (24) Dislike (3) Reply
    Lies you tell Mitch, LIES. Y’all MOVE ON NOW.
  • 2023 (28/04/2023, 11:56) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    can we all just get along: try sit together and deal with making our territory better: most of you would have feel better if the Governor had gotten involved: The same Governor swore in mrs smith and he had no issue

    look a set of them jumped over on the other to form the unity government not one word from some of U(some of them cares only about their political welfare)

    it is so disgraceful to hear our own VI Landers pull down; while other comes into the british virgin islands and live in such unity

  • Truly? (28/04/2023, 11:57) Like (28) Dislike (3) Reply
    Mitch you would not have refused that offer. You snooze, you lose. Lorna was quicker that all of you. I bet you are sorry now.
    • @Truly? (28/04/2023, 13:18) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
      Cause he thought women was stupid. I will continue to say, Lorna made a higher power move while they were sleeping like Rip Van Winkles. She did what she had to do for the good of the Country. As a woman in here shoes I would have done the same without any regrets. You all are not trying to see it or understand it, NEVER UNDERESTIMATE AND THINK A WOMAN IS FRAGILE, STUPID OR WEAK. NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER THAT A WOMAN CAN WELD WHEN SHE IS PUSHED TO THAT POINT. I AM HAPPY THAT WHEATLEY IS PREMIER AND LORNA IS DEPUTY PREMIER.
      • She sure did (28/04/2023, 19:14) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
        She made one heck of an excellent move. And women is dumb, soft and stupid right? Good for all you men, demoted from the penthouse to the dog house in the back yard.
  • Hmm (28/04/2023, 11:59) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply
    So what you had wanted them to do wait for days for you all parties to make your decisions and to take power from them?? They had to decide too of how not to let you do that. That's why they HAD to contact you all to see how they could get the majority. If you all so not hungry for power or if you all so badly wanted VIP out then you all should have given Frazer the premier position. stop the lies lies.
  • Integrity? (28/04/2023, 12:06) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    This guy bought the election in the 2nd district. He ran scared and bought out many of the voters, brought in hundreds of people from away, and exploited the elderly and differently-abled. He needs to go on his knees and repent. God does not like deceivers. You are either for him or against him. By your fruits, you will be judged. It was embarrassing to watch the extent to which he and his family went to secure a win. You were the first to be called by the VIP because you know why (let's leave that there). Stop insulting the people. I am so happy for those people at Labour that they don't have to deal with you anymore. You are a disgrace. Ronnie, drop this guy, your party will never move forward as long as he is a key player. PVIM will be dead next election if Ronnie is no longer able to lead them. Their best bet is to reunite with NDP and start growing their base from now.
  • Rubber Duck (28/04/2023, 12:10) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    Of course they did. They went for the softest ones, the ones they could control first. The ones most like them .Nudge nudge wink wink

    But they had to settle for Lorna.

    Who will be impossible for them to control.
    • @rubber duck (28/04/2023, 15:21) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      They can’t control a boss lady. Good, let them take what they got. They thought she was easy and they could step on her. Keep underestimating women. When you least bit expect it, boom in your behind. See, the men was to busy focusing on what and who was going to slighter in what position. The women were focus on their campaign. I’m glad a woman is second in command.
  • On you nark (28/04/2023, 12:21) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    The call was on your mark, get set, go and she was gone leaving ayo behind in the block wondering. Next race 2027. Keep on training.
  • Secret fly on the wall and in air ducts (28/04/2023, 13:03) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mitch, Ronnie, Marlon and Fraser have a problem with Women in leadership roles. When you sit in a room in private laughing at women and referring to the women as C’s, B’s, W’s and other things to mention, you are not fit to clean dog poop from the bottom of my shoes. It sure did not feel good when the rug was pull from under you eh? Bet you hit that floor like a ton of falling bricks.
  • lol (28/04/2023, 13:12) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    bectha feel like a $kun+ now. Tiz power u was looking.
  • Oh Sir (28/04/2023, 13:39) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Before you and the one from D3 think you are entitled to hold Premier and Deputy seats, go and clean up D2 and D3 up and coming VILLAGE GHETTO.
  • Over It (28/04/2023, 13:55) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
    What a bucket full of BS. When will he hear about education, roads, tourism and out little island improving.
    You’re all acting like a bunch of 12 year old girls, it’s an embarrassment to the BVI.
    This just goes to show we need the Uk’s help.
  • say so (28/04/2023, 14:01) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wtf cares!
  • Real Talk (28/04/2023, 14:19) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Curious (28/04/2023, 14:22) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is there still bad blood towards some members of PVIM and NDP regarding how they dissed Dr. Hon former Premier Daniel Orlando Smith?
  • Sowande again.. (28/04/2023, 15:08) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply
    VIP did the right thing. The others did the wrong thing...Thats how politics work. Why the others didn't get on the phone and call Lou, Dawson or Vincent with an offer.. Sowande and VIP out do them play better politics, while they were fighting and acting like rookies
    They got left behind..
  • RedStorm (28/04/2023, 15:33) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    I believe that is what you call proactive, he is a deligent leader. He is hunger to get the country under management. And those who are not hunger and can stay with out, can now give up their seat. Leadership is about a hunger to fulfill a desire to give, to see people , places and things grow and develop in it most beautiful and character.

    Pettiness in leadership show immaturity and arrogance in behavior. Most leaders cannot become lions, as they will not know when to use strategies. Do you think a lion chase it’s prey with angry words, and big mistake billboard. He strategize at night and during the day it carries out its plan and then go to sleep after it’s accomplished the task. Think about nature it have all the answers.
  • Ras Baby (28/04/2023, 15:56) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Tell him to go to his compadre Myron, and tell him that we waiting on we money wha he pay is off not to vote for Alvera or to stay home. Tell him it’s Friday…Thursday long gone and we ain’t see we money promised yet.
  • Charter Captain (28/04/2023, 15:59) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Know please take time to improve the dock in Cane Garden Bay. It is the worst dock in the BVI and until it gets an upgrade I cannot bring my guests to our favorite places there. Skirt it. Put lighting and railings. Fix the darn thing! You are costing the community a lot of business as charter guests have an issue with the old falling apart dinghy dock. If I lived there I would be really upset that it has taken so long.... Just do it Mitch!
  • fool (28/04/2023, 16:14) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    You would have taken it if they had really offer you that so have several seats!!
  • Stupes (28/04/2023, 16:19) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    They did not have the chance to form a Government if Lorna was to be a part of it. It is obvious, she was not interested in any negotiations. She wanted something and went after it - Case closed. It matters not what anyone who was in the room says at this point. What is done is done and those of us who were not present will have all sorts of assumptions.
  • vi (28/04/2023, 17:14) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Although I don’t like the VIP Lorna made the right move because they they didn’t want to form no government around the NDP which was the way to go
  • Well (28/04/2023, 18:00) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well then since you not power hunger you should have agreed to give Mr. Frazer the premiership.
  • Jack-B-Quik (28/04/2023, 18:09) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    This guy exhausts me with his constant excuses. I find myself yawning over and over every time I read something quoted from his lips. He is “wearying”.
  • Order Don (28/04/2023, 18:17) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hon Turnbull argument doesn’t make sense, a few months ago he team up with the VIP to form a unity government, now he is talking about his integrity why he did not want to form a coalition government with the same VIP. Lack of integrity is to join with the NDP that you part from 4 years ago. I think the Honorable Lorna Smith out smart them.
  • Recall ??? (28/04/2023, 18:30) Like (1) Dislike (11) Reply
    Are there provisions in the constitution that allows voters who voted in the April 24 election to start a petition to recall Lorna Smith. The title of Hon is questionable?? If there are no provisions for recall there should be. Voters should not have to wait until the next election. Lots of voters feel deceived
  • oUCH (28/04/2023, 18:56) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    • Talk da (28/04/2023, 20:17) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      You said it.
      We not hearing from the man in the sixth..,too upset to speak??
  • lol (28/04/2023, 19:34) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Snooze and lose. He got what the duck got and Lorna took the prize from under their nose. All those with voter’s remorse..this is why you check your candidate properly not just what they say the month before the polls. Those who know are not surprised. Neither should the NDP brass have been surprised. They should have been prepared.

    Either NDP or PVIM should have taken the VIP offer from the time whiskers started to play the fool. In fact on the drive back from Sea Cow Bay they should have been on the phone sealing a deal with Sowande.
  • Kim (28/04/2023, 19:52) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    mitch wanted deputy premier while his pops became the speaker of the house and what went wrong
  • Johhy (28/04/2023, 20:39) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    You all leave mith he didnt t
    ake the postion and you all still talking b@ s
  • guy hill (29/04/2023, 06:07) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    When people in power believe that they know more than the people they serve these things happen.
  • Joker (29/04/2023, 15:51) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mitch you know you wanted 3 ministries
    For your three men to Run the Cabinet!
    Talk dat nugh

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