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Lesmore Smith announces candidacy for 2023 VI General Election

Businessman Lesmore Smith, who unsuccessfully contested for a seat at the 2019 General Election in the Virgin Islands, has made it known already that he will be vying for a seat at the 2023 elections. Photo: VINO
Lesmore Smith, right, campaigning with the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement back in 2019. Photo: Facebook
Lesmore Smith, right, campaigning with the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement back in 2019. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Businessman Lesmore Smith, who unsuccessfully contested for a seat at the 2019 General Election in the Virgin Islands, has made it known already that he will be vying for a seat at the 2023 elections.

Smith had run for office in 2019 under the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM), a party formed by members who had broken away from the National Democratic Party (NDP).

"I am thanking continue to trust him, despite the challenges, despite the obsticles, despite I didn't win the last election, despite the next election I am going to win.

"I am telling you by faith, and I told brother Ronnie [Skelton] last election they were going to only have nine delegates."

"So this time around, Blue, God loves you."

Smith was at the time speaking at a ceremony dedicating and officially opening his new business building 'Victoria's House of Commerce' at Long Bush on November 26, 2021.

Thie event was also attended by Mr Ronnie W. Skelton, along with PVIM Representative in the House of Assembly Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) and Opposition Leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8).

37 Responses to “Lesmore Smith announces candidacy for 2023 VI General Election”

  • anything will do (06/12/2021, 15:11) Like (28) Dislike (18) Reply
    • demand better (06/12/2021, 21:06) Like (43) Dislike (0) Reply
      Nah - anything will do got us in this mess. Need to vote for the people, not the parties. We want more independent candidates. The Party stuff is killing the BVI.
      • hmmm (07/12/2021, 09:12) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      • @demand better (08/12/2021, 02:08) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
        I am all for independent candidates, but the party system may be better this go around because we might just end up with the motley crew who cannot decide who will be their leader. I truly believe this go around we should choose the party with an able leader as we should have done last time. In my humble opinion, which I strongly believe today, Honourable Skelton and his team would have taken us firmly forward. Sometimes you have to forget about the three letters naming the party and choose true leadership as per experience. This time people chose their leader hoping everything would be alright because NDP needed to go, but from the fire pan into the fire we went. This is our country, and we have to be more responsible when choosing representatives to lead us forward responsibly and ably.
    • Tee (08/12/2021, 09:00) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      Help me to understand what's happening here, the guy was asked by the speaker if he is considering running again and you guys published it causing him to lose his contact and halting his pay for works already done? Is this not the same reason we fire the NDP for fare of victimization?
  • ccc (06/12/2021, 15:42) Like (77) Dislike (21) Reply
    Dead on arrival just like last time
  • Mr.gage (06/12/2021, 15:44) Like (27) Dislike (4) Reply
    NO SAH!!!
    • What you know won't hurt much (06/12/2021, 18:48) Like (19) Dislike (12) Reply
      We already know that he is greedy and selfish, yet very progressive...He is the Devil we know.. .Better than the Fakes we elected....
    • Hog Tail (06/12/2021, 20:59) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      i agree cutlass dont leave mark in water run way on the horse track probally
  • A VOTER IN #6 (06/12/2021, 17:07) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
  • PVIM (06/12/2021, 17:09) Like (7) Dislike (26) Reply
  • Sam (06/12/2021, 17:25) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    running with fraser
  • it depends (06/12/2021, 17:51) Like (12) Dislike (17) Reply
    I’m an easy vote once you don’t mandate vaccines you got mines
  • 5th district (06/12/2021, 18:35) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    Thank you sir.
  • Fhc (06/12/2021, 19:06) Like (22) Dislike (7) Reply
    Lesmore U need to stay out of that
  • Fhc (06/12/2021, 19:06) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    Lesmore U need to stay out of that
  • Hmmmm (06/12/2021, 21:01) Like (12) Dislike (33) Reply
    anything is better them those thief we have in government right now
    • @ hummm (07/12/2021, 02:53) Like (55) Dislike (27) Reply
      Remember we voted out Myron and the ndp we will give the vip another 4 years
  • Brother Skelton (06/12/2021, 21:03) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    The problem is we are fed up with all the parties being full of lodge brothers. Maybe if there were fewer funny handshakes between all of you brothers there would be more Government left to spend.
    Please can we make sure that candidates declare all memberships, allegiances, and income sources before they are allowed to run and that the declarations are all public. We want it written and signed so we know who is scratching whose back before we vote.
  • Hmmmm (06/12/2021, 21:07) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
    boy rite now as things going and looking any dog or can can win
  • Musa keep the faith (06/12/2021, 21:42) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
    This team will make a difference for a better bvi
  • bvibuzz (07/12/2021, 02:54) Like (37) Dislike (9) Reply
    Good luck Lesmore but I sticking with the green team
  • Really??? (07/12/2021, 08:10) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Recipient of large "tender-waiver" contract realises there is much more where that came from...
  • BVI STRONG (07/12/2021, 09:14) Like (7) Dislike (12) Reply
    What we need here in the VIslands is a new breed of politicians. People like Hon Skelton who was for the people
  • ting to talk (07/12/2021, 09:56) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    The cookies jar is very tempting. Two waivers back to back ,now he wants to his hands, soul and body in the cookies jar.
  • Tall (07/12/2021, 10:19) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Tell he try again another time. Cause alll I smelling is another one trying to get power to try rule ppl.
  • lol (07/12/2021, 10:31) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Umm (07/12/2021, 13:59) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
  • GT (07/12/2021, 14:23) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lesmore just takes the cookie jar vaccine. In 2023 he will get the booster shot. Good luck
  • jah know (08/12/2021, 07:20) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The 1st thing that came out his mouth is "God". They always come playing this holy God game trying to fool the ppl and the christian community like they are the most God fearing and "no wrong doing" person.
  • Lipidee (08/12/2021, 10:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Finish THIS one ….

    In the land of the CONSTIPATED , and As_h__ can be KING
  • fish (08/12/2021, 10:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    There is no horse race president to run for so he salt
  • Try (08/12/2021, 13:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    There is a song that says if you tried everything and everything fail you try who?

    Keep looking up my friend
  • RedStorm (09/12/2021, 09:30) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    I could not believe this is how you encourage a brother to go for the candidacy. Well,well,San. Mr Smith I say go for it if you have the best interest of this country and willing to stand up for the vale’s of progress and protection. Go for it. I will home in time to give you my vote. Go for it.

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