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Lone campaigner! Dr Pickering to hold meeting @ Stickit Thursday

Dr Kedrick D. Pickering, who has already launched his campaign to contest the Seventh District, will be holding a public meeting in the district under the theme ‘Time to Reset’ on Thursday, September 22, 2022. Photo: VINO/File
The flyer announcing the public meeting called by Dr Kedrick D. Pickering. Photo: Facebook
The flyer announcing the public meeting called by Dr Kedrick D. Pickering. Photo: Facebook
The four other persons who have declared their candidacy for the 2023 general elections are (from left) Lesmore Smith and Shaina M. Smith-Archer of Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM); Bevin S. George, who has not stated his party affiliation; and Independent Candidate Rosemary Cindy Rosan. Photo: Facebook/File
The four other persons who have declared their candidacy for the 2023 general elections are (from left) Lesmore Smith and Shaina M. Smith-Archer of Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM); Bevin S. George, who has not stated his party affiliation; and Independent Candidate Rosemary Cindy Rosan. Photo: Facebook/File
LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- Despite commentator Claude O. Skelton-Cline observing that no one seems to be in campaign mode although general election is around the corner, former Deputy Premier Dr Kedrick D. Pickering may be the exception.

‘Time to reset’

Dr Pickering, who has already launched his campaign to contest the Seventh District, will be holding a public meeting in the district under the theme ‘Time to Reset’ on Thursday, September 22, 2022.

The meeting will be held at The Stickit at 7:30 pm and topics to be addressed include ‘Our relationship with the UK’, ‘Our Politics’, Our Way Forward’, and ‘Our Children’s Future’.

Dr Pickering, who held office for some 20 years (1999-2019), will be coming up against Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) for the Seventh District seat.

It is expected that there will be about four persons in the 2023 race for the Seventh District seat, along with Dr Pickering and Dr Wheatley. According to sources in the NDP, former banker Kevon S. Lettsome is expected to be their candidate for D7. In addition, residents in the Seventh District have told our news centre that the Water and Sewerage Director Mrs Perline R. Scatliffe-Leonard is considering a run in D7.

In the 2019 election in a three-person race, Dr Wheatley of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) received 384 votes to Dr Pickering’s 338. The National Democratic Party (NDP) candidate Hipolito D. Penn received 136.

Candidates declared

This brings to five the number of candidates declared for the Virgin Islands’ General Election constitutionally due by the second quarter of 2023.

The others are Lesmore Smith and Shaina M. Smith-Archer of Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM); Bevin S. George, who has not stated his party affiliation; and Independent Candidate Rosemary Cindy Rosan.

30 Responses to “Lone campaigner! Dr Pickering to hold meeting @ Stickit Thursday”

  • Listening (20/09/2022, 21:00) Like (8) Dislike (12) Reply
    People have a tend to don’t forget what you done to them but would prefer if you forget what they do do you.

    Mistakes and wrongs are not easy to get over and is something people will hold us on for a long time. I do believe people can learn from errors and do right. I will listen to the Dr. and hear what he has to say.
    • HeHe (21/09/2022, 11:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Health-Doctors knows best!
      Country- _______ knows best!
    • Greg (21/09/2022, 19:55) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Listening. Well, he can start with an apology to us for being so arrogant, and self-centered while looking his nose down on people who were suffering here in Long Look. In all these years, we saw the Sticket structure built where every low life hangs out and even lives in there, and the children's playground where all of the druggies hang out. He lives here and Long Look is so dirty with trash piling up and out of the bin, right near his house, old cars and trucks that should be towed eons ago, and young drug dealers blocking the road right across from the playground, while they are fixing their vehicles. Nothing positive has happened here at all. It has gotten worse. So Piko, what is your plan for us so we can get busy cleaning up our neighborhood? If you can address this, then I am in it with you.
  • lol (20/09/2022, 21:07) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    He cuh stickit
  • Make your case (20/09/2022, 21:29) Like (33) Dislike (0) Reply
    We will listen however how are you better than the old you? Why didn’t you speak up against nepotism and COI findings?
  • Commander (21/09/2022, 00:02) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    He ga a lot a time on he hand. Me son go study theology and become a preacher and tell the young people in the 7th district about God. Straight up Tolan talk.
  • Theron (21/09/2022, 00:09) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply

    Pickoring- leh we fi mek long lok beta. We fi tyiad a fi potholes, fi dutty wata pon road, zeen star? We fi kno you fi a bigot fah deh rich white man all deh years yuh fi be pon politiks, but guess wa, it fi beat dat playdo, mokojumbie face wheatley bwoy who fi truble all fi likkle sk**l gyal dem fi seh! Pickoring to deh werld meh sey! We fi mek long lok fi lok like ah town fi people to live pon, instead of fi 3rd werld kountry like meh home fi yard.

    • WHAT!!!! (21/09/2022, 12:24) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      “Theron”
      You again posting unintelligible garbage.
      If you take the time to write at least do it so people can understand what you are saying.
  • Linda (21/09/2022, 00:59) Like (28) Dislike (1) Reply
    Oh No. Bad history repeating itself with Piko running again. Let's see how smart the Long Look community is to fall for this again.
  • xxxxxxx (21/09/2022, 01:22) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
    This man is just running because of the benefits, that's come with benign an elected member of the H o A. On another note, he's already colecting a pension for his time in office.!! What more in H%$$ he want.?
  • the rock (21/09/2022, 02:05) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    I will be there God spear!
    • @ the rock (21/09/2022, 08:16) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Hi yuh smeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeellellelellellll, what the rock, is cooling
  • Sam (21/09/2022, 05:21) Like (10) Dislike (9) Reply
    Good lock doc you have chanleg you are right start early you have to wind.back the trust of the people in the 7
  • Windy (21/09/2022, 05:55) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let the race begin
  • steel pulse (21/09/2022, 06:31) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    WOI! DESPERATION HAS RETURN
  • west end (21/09/2022, 06:41) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    we need to see whos running for district 1
    so far we have absolutly no representation at all. the unity party keep saying we are all there for you....but WHO do we address our issues to. no one in government reply to letters or return phone calls.
    VIP was always available to anyone. unity party the door is ckosed...too high and mighty.

    BRING BACK VIP
    • @ west end (21/09/2022, 18:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Of course you have representation for the First District. There 4 At Large Representatives who you should be able to contact.
  • Our next Premier. (21/09/2022, 07:41) Like (4) Dislike (12) Reply
    Don't take Dr P lightly. He will win #7. All the maths and scenarios working out in his favour, plus his aggressive personality, his intellect and his desire to be Premier.. I already crown him as our next Premier. Only one thing can get in his way, (A suspension of the constitution).
    • Simple Answer (21/09/2022, 12:58) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      If he become next Premier, trust what I tell you that it is not the people he will be listening to it will be Sir Necker!
      • Hmm (22/09/2022, 04:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        @simple answer- and the advice from Sir Necker will be bad advice? have you ever met or had a chat with Sir Necker? ever herd his blogs or his book or like everyone else going off of hearsay? People will lose opportunities just because or a hearsay that he or she ain’t a good person so you’d advoid them; Then you herd from someone else the amazing opportunity they got.
  • Our next Premier. (21/09/2022, 07:41) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    Don't take Dr P lightly. He will win #7. All the maths and scenarios working out in his favour, plus his aggressive personality, his intellect and his desire to be Premier.. I already crown him as our next Premier. Only one thing can get in his way, (A suspension of the constitution).
  • Congrats Sowande (21/09/2022, 08:42) Like (15) Dislike (11) Reply
    You will get a second term!!
  • what (21/09/2022, 09:56) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    just curious; because what can Doc do now that he did not do for the many years he was in public office: history will recall Doc was the representative for district several years!!!!!

    History will also recall NDP members contributed to the confusion the territory is now facing with the united kingdom
  • lol (21/09/2022, 10:24) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    Yes time to reset. Reset without you or any of the old cronies. Reset and start over with a fresh set of people.

    Why you don't work with one of the young aspirants like Bevin or Shaq. Why you have to be the one center stage? Why don't you throw your support behind younger candidates and work as a part of their team as an advisor?

    Because you are power hungry and want to be relevant again.
    • @ lol (21/09/2022, 16:11) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Oliver Cills paved the way for Julian Fraser when he plan on leaving this need to happen more often where senior members bring an alternative to takeover a given district

      what is going on with district 1
  • asura (21/09/2022, 10:41) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    look at those who running a dime a dozen
  • drain the swamp (21/09/2022, 10:57) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    WE VOTING FOR THE LADY
  • Sell out (21/09/2022, 12:43) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    How can I run for office when the swearing in ceremony is a vow to sell out to the UK. I will not run for office in a colonialist White supremacy puppet regime. All these wanna be politicians are in it for self there is absolutely nothing going on when it comes to progressing beyond our present colonial status as a matter of fact the way things stand now none of them dare not even mention anything along those lines. All of them are a waste of time a set of con artists fooling the people until the votes are counted. Same foolishness over and over and over again and the people still can't see. BVI is a circus.
  • Cuban ? (21/09/2022, 16:25) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    YOU FOOLED A LOT OF PEOPLE , YOU HAD A CHANCE TO PUT YOU FAMILY NAME IN THE HISTORY BOOKS AS A PERSON OF INTEGRITY / WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE IN TAKING THE COUNTRY TO A HIGHER LEVEL / BUT LIKE THE REST , POWER WENT TO YOUR HEAD / AND NOW YOU ARE BACK ON EARTH ???? YOU REALISED THE HONOR , TRUST AND RESPECT THE PEOPLE HAD IN YOU
  • musa (21/09/2022, 20:10) Like (1) Dislike (11) Reply
    Dr Pickering will be a great asset for the bvi you have my vote sir .


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