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'I feel brand new'- Dr Kedrick D. Pickering

- said his 20 years experience as D7 Representative will be useful as an At Large Representative
Former Deputy Premier and At Large Candidate under the National Democratic Party (NDP) Dr Kedrick D. Pickering has said he is feeling brand new, as he seeks to re-enter the Virgin Islands House of Assembly. Photo: Facebook
The Seventh District largely rejected Dr Kedrick D. Pickering in favour of Dr Natalio D. Wheatley (in photo), who went on to become the first Premier from that district. Dr Wheatley is also the Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP). Photo: Facebook
The Seventh District largely rejected Dr Kedrick D. Pickering in favour of Dr Natalio D. Wheatley (in photo), who went on to become the first Premier from that district. Dr Wheatley is also the Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP). Photo: Facebook
GREENLAND, Tortola, VI– Former Deputy Premier and At Large Candidate under the National Democratic Party (NDP) Dr Kedrick D. Pickering has laid out a challenge to the electorate to ensure the NDP becomes the next government in the 2023 Elections, promising that he will use his 20 years of experience in the House of Assembly (HoA) to make the territory better.

“I am telling you, I am re-energised, the last four years I had a sabbatical, I feel brand new, I am full of energy, I am ready to go, to use my knowledge and my experience,” he told those gathered at the campaign rally of Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) on April 19, 2023, at Andy’s Car Wash in Greenland.

“That 20 years of experience that I had representing my district is now what this country needs to represent this entire country and that is why I am running At Large so that I can bring all that wealth of knowledge and experience to the entire county.”

He added that his experience will help support his cousin Hon Penn to run this territory and lead this VI forward.

In 2019; however, District 7 largely rejected Dr Pickering in favour of Dr Natalio D. Wheatley (VIP), who went on to become the first Premier from that district and is now leading the VIP into the 2023 elections as its Chairman.

Dr Pickering, who is now backing Perline R. Scatliffe to defeat Dr Wheatley in D7,  was said to have failed the district over his 20-year run, resulting in the fed-up electorate voting to change their representative.

'We will be honest with you' Dr Pickering

Dr Pickering; however, promised, that this time around his government will do what it takes to make the territory right.

“I am begging you, that we will do what needs to be done we are making you one solid promise and one solid promise, that is we are going to do our best to move this country forward,” he said.

Dr Pickering further promised that he will be honest with the people of the VI and not make dishonest and unattainable promises after spending some 20 years in office (1999-2019).

Many critics have said that after 20 years, the medical doctor had little to show at the end of his tenure and should leave the political space for new blood.

Since his loss in 2019 and ahead of the 2023 elections, many have also said Dr Pickering became accessible but while in office he “rode high above the clouds” and no one had access to him, especially the people from District 7, except the elite class who lived on the sister islands and cays.

26 Responses to “'I feel brand new'- Dr Kedrick D. Pickering”

  • Forbidden Truth (21/04/2023, 11:14) Like (31) Dislike (19) Reply
    Brand new begger knows not blood.
    • LOL... (21/04/2023, 13:47) Like (18) Dislike (3) Reply
      He must feel band new after sleeping for over 20 years!
    • liar (22/04/2023, 09:04) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      You MUST feel brand new since you have slept for 20 years doing nothing except pleasing your rich white friends. Years ago you wanted to never be poor, and now money is running low, you come out of the woodwork like a termite seeing what there is to eat. I am one who will never forget so.....NOT MY VOTE!
  • Brand new! (21/04/2023, 11:19) Like (55) Dislike (4) Reply
    Yea you maybe feel brand new but you have the same old corrupted ways. Real sell out!!!
  • jah know (21/04/2023, 11:23) Like (63) Dislike (3) Reply
    You need 20 more years rest
  • The leopard (21/04/2023, 11:43) Like (49) Dislike (2) Reply
    Never change your spots. You were a major part of the problem!!
  • Glad (21/04/2023, 12:20) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'm so glad it's almost over. May the best men and women get in. No more friend and family politics. Vote your conscience and with wisdom. your future, children and grandchildren future up in the balance. Choose prayerfully. We must not let our emotions get the best of us.
  • Too Old To Change (21/04/2023, 12:57) Like (33) Dislike (4) Reply
    Hey Dr. Please do yourself a favor mey son, sit down and take your rest, keep your Dr practice and do your best to help people recover medically.

    You gone, tooo far to change now. Science teach after a certain age people cannot change and you hit that age a very long time ago. Now is time for the young bones, and young brains to do their thing. They might fall many times like a child learning to walk, but they not staying down, they getting up and taking the right step to make it to the end. Its too late Doc. You had your days, 20 good God living years and you coming begging now???? Unbelievable. We done pass you by long ago. We cannot go back but going forward ever, backward NEVER. It would be better if like Alvin Christopher you had endorse a young person, between 35 to 45, not even the one you endorse lately, or maybe if you had endorse her and stay in the back ground, we could say patience, but you endorse and you running. Seem like you even losing a good sense of reason. Bye Doc, go back in your sabbatical, fold your hands and thank God for life. !!!!!!

    We not going to do like America, remove them old President and put young Obama and went back to their vomit and put another old man there. WE will stick with the young people, let them strive.... VIP ALL THE WAY Doc. Bam! Bam! Bam, you hear. Forward ever, backward never. BAM1 Bam! Bam!!
    • Nah this time (21/04/2023, 22:10) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
      To old to change you were going good man until you mention ‘VIP’ ban bam. You mad?
      The accidental Premier followed right along in KP footsteps. Nothing to show in the 7th including Racking up the air miles. Come on let’s not make the same mistakes. Need fresh People who we believe can best work for the interest of BVI at this most difficult time. It’s certainly not VIP. If it means that there might be a coalition so be it.
  • @Glad (21/04/2023, 12:59) Like (29) Dislike (5) Reply
    My conscious would not allow .me to vote for Kedrick Pickering
  • Quiet Rebel (21/04/2023, 13:51) Like (18) Dislike (3) Reply
    This man think we are fools. He represented D-7 for 20 years and what did he do fur or in the 7th? Checking, checking, checking. And school chiren say not a damn think of note. What experience is he going to take from the the 7th national when did nothing for 20 years in the 7th. He did travel the world on taxpayers dime, mingle with his white rich friends, protect the sharks, tried to renourished Brandy Wine Bay. The man was slow and abject failure for 20 years. Reenergized my ass. He missed the status, influence and power to frolicked with his white friendship. Doc take a rest. Physician heal thyself and take a rest. A vote for you is a wasted vote, for you demonstrate the inability to do anything for 20 years. Take a damn seat with your elitist behind. You forget where you came from….your roots. I abhor sell outs and wannabes and Sambos.
  • johnny (21/04/2023, 14:39) Like (1) Dislike (7) Reply just a number you cant have a young premier
    • @johnny (22/04/2023, 06:46) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
      Ease up off the sauce no mon. What hell yu saying? Age is not a but you cannot have a young Premier. WTF!!! Try some water and leave the adult beverage.
  • Greg (21/04/2023, 15:58) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    20 Years of uselessness. Haul yo rass to the retirement home. Poor agriculture will never be the same and District 7 will still suffer from your self-centered neglect!
  • Hmmmmm (21/04/2023, 16:21) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Agriculture dead again ……..
  • 2023 (21/04/2023, 17:38) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    big man needs to go across to VG and Relax in the Villa: what have that fully educated man did to better this territory over his several years: now if you ask the right questions one might discover what he did to better himself over his political career......8 million dollars for the east side sewage treatment system for the benefit of our people, the benefit of a community within our territory and to this day nothing(the voters must simply laugh off such miss trust by an elected representative. Corruption is corruption be it 50 cents of 50 dollars(run chat dat
  • Sambo (22/04/2023, 07:11) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Doc say “ we will be honest with you.” Notice the truth here , he didn’t say we will continue to be honest with you, meaning we were not always honest with you. Give us an update on the $7.2M BVI Airways boondoggle. How can $7.2M just vanish in thin air with no accountability to the people? Should taxpayers just pretend that it was all a mirage. Give us an update on the $8M EE/LL Sewage Project Fund. Sewage still running in the streets, presenting a health hazard to residents of D-7 and D-8. Talk dat. Having failed miserably as the D-7 rep for 20 years, did your rich white friends push you to run the same scam on the at large voters? Are feeling disconnected having lost a disappointing sellout in the inside track? Are you energized from getting too much rest for the last 20 years. I forget about the massive cost overrun at the Pier Part, the Brandy Wine Bay debacle, the death knell in agriculture, etc. But you had a glorious 20 years frolicking with your rich white friends. Here is a news flash no body jealous of you because you have rich white friends. Birds of a feather flock together. But Harry say you will hear. When you are no longer a useful idiot you will get kicked to curb like a disposable item. Enjoy the ride!!! Cart yu Sambo rass el Cubano!
  • old (22/04/2023, 07:53) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Go to the hospital. They need help. They is where you belong.
  • Hmm (22/04/2023, 08:14) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Remember this guy is who kill agriculture dead!! Not one of them said anything about building back agriculture!! People of the BVI wake up…food will stop coming here soon!!! What are we doing about agriculture??!!!
    • 2023 (22/04/2023, 12:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Hmm: pickering nailed agriculture to the cross after all the years: i can recall the days when our people were fisherman, farmers, boat builders; we have a few dollars now, so we go shopping

      for sure agriculture needs to come back and develop our fishing industry

      political leadership matters; so there is a serious need for government to pay far more attention to homeland affairs......most talk is about cruise ships and tourist what about taking some time to uplift home affairs(tourist comes & goes we reside here....

      running water
      disposable of waste matter
      well developed highways
      erecting of light in dark areas
      sewage systems
    • Real eyez (29/04/2023, 00:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      The people acting forgot about their roots and culture.
  • Go sit down (22/04/2023, 08:31) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Go Sit Down!!!
  • time is up (22/04/2023, 09:16) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Doc, mai boi no body feeling you. You squandered 20 years pretending to represent the residents of D-7. The only legacy that you are leaving is a legacy of gross disappointment, nothingness, etc. In economic terms, it was a massive opportunity cost for D-7. 5 times they erroneously put their trust in you (Doc) but every time they got their hopes, dreams, expectations, etc dashed. Without question , D-7 would have gotten more results and outcome from another (s) representative(s). They
    endured an incalculable cost of putting their trust in you and only consistently got disappointment after disappointment. Now you got the gall to ask D-7 voters to vote for you at large. Fool me once Shane on me. Fool me twice shame on you. Go siddung, siddung, siddung. Politics is not your forte; you were a failure at it. Residents needs your help as a physician go do that. Time is up in politics. No one respond to your political advice, endorsement, pleadings, etc. They are wutliss.
  • Who remembers (22/04/2023, 11:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    One of the persons that stop the health care workers from getting proper benefits after their contracts are over making it very hard to survive on what is given to them now and it has gotten so bad that ALL I SAY ALL the CEOs and board members still GRINDING them find to agree on a 1% to survive on. I wonder who going be the Health minster to see our hardship and FEEL for us ???? ????
  • Sad (29/04/2023, 00:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Its sad what come about of you Doc. Jiust sad.

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