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NDP taking steps to remove Hon Lorna G. Smith from party

- Hon Marlon A. Penn says Mrs Smith's alliance with VIP is not a policy of the NDP
Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Hon Marlon A. Penn has indicated that now Deputy Premier, Hon Lorna G. Smith, OBE will be removed from the NDP as a member, after Ms Smith defected from the party and the opposition, to form the Government with the Virgin Islands Party (VIP). Photo: Facebook
In indicating that Hon Lorna G. Smith had blindsided the opposition and the NDP, Hon Penn said Mrs Smith’s alliance with the VIP, under the name of the NDP, is not a policy of the party and that moving forward steps will be taken to remove her from the organization. Photo: Facebook/File
In indicating that Hon Lorna G. Smith had blindsided the opposition and the NDP, Hon Penn said Mrs Smith’s alliance with the VIP, under the name of the NDP, is not a policy of the party and that moving forward steps will be taken to remove her from the organization. Photo: Facebook/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has indicated that now Deputy Premier, Hon Lorna G. Smith, OBE will be removed from the NDP as a member, after she defected to form the Government with the Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

Hon Penn was at the time speaking during an Opposition press conference today, April 27, 2023, alongside leaders and elected members of the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) and Progressives United (PU).

On April 25, 2023, Hon Smith released a statement that she had teamed up with the Virgin Islands Party to give it a 7-seat majority to form a new government; however, will still remain a member of the NDP.

During the 2023 elections, the VIP won six seats in the House but needed a seventh seat in order to form the government. The NDP and the PVIM had 3 seats each and were planning to form the Government with Progressives United's (PU), 1 seat, in the person of Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3). 

Hon Lorna G. Smith to be removed from NDP 

In indicating that Hon Smith had blindsided the Opposition and the NDP, Hon Penn said Hon Smith’s alliance with the VIP, under the name of the NDP, is not a policy of the party and that moving forward steps will be taken to remove her from the organisation.

“Her alliance in the name of the party is not representative of the party. The party brass met last evening and we made a decision that we are going to move forward to have her removed as a member of the party.

“So she does not represent a coalition with the National Democratic Party and the Virgin Islands Party and I want to make that clear to the public,” he said. 

Meanwhile, Hon Penn said he too had the opportunity to defect to form a Government under Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley, having received calls from some 7-members of the VIP, but he stood on principles to stay in his organisation based on what they campaigned on.

117 Responses to “NDP taking steps to remove Hon Lorna G. Smith from party”

  • No problem (27/04/2023, 12:11) Like (107) Dislike (17) Reply
    She’s better off with the Green Team.
    • Talk da (27/04/2023, 12:16) Like (31) Dislike (8) Reply
      • smfh (27/04/2023, 16:54) Like (17) Dislike (17) Reply
        Listen to all these people trying to make it look like Marlon is the problem. This woman came to the NDP house, fed from their plate and then threw them under the bus, in the worst form of betrayal. Why should NDP keep her when she chose to drop her draws and sleep with the other side. What do you call a man who keeps a woman like that?

        She is a traitor and should be removed from the party. There is no way around this. If NDP fails to deal with this and remove her they will continue to look like weak, used fools.
    • Problems!! (27/04/2023, 12:19) Like (45) Dislike (30) Reply
      Shes's better off only for will see!!
      • vi (27/04/2023, 17:12) Like (17) Dislike (19) Reply
        Lorna is a queen she dont need government money to look good or survive. She is blessed with abundance. She made a choice for her country and the people. Long live Democracy long live Lorna and a new VIP ready to serve. Woman power.
    • ooooh (27/04/2023, 12:27) Like (45) Dislike (45) Reply
      Give back the votes Lorna!!!!!
      • Voter6 (27/04/2023, 17:44) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    • @no problem (27/04/2023, 15:45) Like (25) Dislike (8) Reply
      I agree with you 100%. Marlon and these guys are lying on Lorna to save their greedy intentions which failed. All of them negotiated with VIP rather than themselves which shows the seven of them could not work together to form the government. They mocked Natalio calling him the slow man Premier & accidental Premier but the slow man Premier turn out to be faster than they thought and now the only accident is Marlon and the rest of them with bitter minds towards Lorna rather than looking at themselves as the ONLY reason they are not the government today.
  • NDP Supporter speaks out AGAIN (27/04/2023, 12:16) Like (63) Dislike (21) Reply
    Here we go again with my NDP dealing with the symptom rather than the cause. I once again post I am an NDP Supporter, but it is time to get real. Lorna is not NDP's problem. The ones the main artery of the party loves, is the problem which is Marlon. Let's examine Marlon (The only Accidental Leader). He is the one & only accidental leader but the party letting this slide to the death of the party. He pronounced himself leader after the 2019 elections when he was one of two NDP members who won with Alvera being the next. Here lies the problem. He held no meaningful meetings in 4yrs to allow party members to select the new leader or ratify him/her in an open and transparent manner. He avoided such party meetings. Then Alvera crossed the HOA floor under his leadership & joined the VIP Government as a result of his poor leadership. Just like now with Lorna, some of my fellow NDPers blamed Alvera and turned against her with a passion. Again, Marlon was allowed to tell his usual non-factual but emotional stories to make him look & sound good which caused the NDP Party supporters like myself at the time, to once again bury the symptom of the problem (In this case Alvera) & not he (Marlon) who is the problem. The 2023 General Elections didn't come as a surprise as it was known by ALL to happen in 4yrs after 2019. Here lies the other issue. He then jammed the party last minute, with his stories again, so we were forced to leave him as leader to go through the 2023 elections. He failed in four years to grow the NDP and worse, yet he failed to get 13 candidates. Simply put, NO ONE WANTED TO FOLLOW HIM. None of us stop to ask WHY? It is because he is a poor leader who masters how to keep power through divisiveness. This is disgraceful & unacceptable. He only managed to start the campaign with 7 NDP candidates. Two founding members had already launched as independent At-Large candidates long ago. How come they knew elections was coming & not Marlon? He managed to get others in the Party to help convince those two (Kedrick & the same Lorna Ayo my fellow NDPers now want to kill) to change from being independent candidates & run with NDP. Hesitantly they did so because they felt he was not a leader. They were correct because if they could have started campaigning on their own means he could have started campaigning from a long time ago because the election was not scheduled like you would schedule a surprise birthday party. IT WAS KNOWN TO BE COMING! Let us not forget he said he joined Natalio to save the country because the UK did not want the VIP Government. Well, we all now know that was also not true (Another one of his non-factual stories) as Tuesday 25th April, 2023, the same UK Governor sworn in a 6 member VIP Government with a one alliance in the person of Lorna who is an NDP who like Alvera crossed the floor as a result of his poor leadership. Man strupeeesss, the list of Marlon mistakes is too long so I will stop here for now and if things continue with NDP under Marlon, then so will the NDP.
  • Lucy (27/04/2023, 12:18) Like (72) Dislike (10) Reply
    Lorna has already removed herself in case you did not notice.
    • She is a snake in the grass (27/04/2023, 15:08) Like (19) Dislike (19) Reply
      She said she is still NDP. If YOU haven't been paying attention.
    • ha (27/04/2023, 15:25) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
      lies! she said shes a part of the NDP forming an alliance with the VIP.
      • @Ha (27/04/2023, 15:39) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
        Lorna already resigned from NDP in writing so he will fire the air or Myron.
  • It's Hon. (27/04/2023, 12:18) Like (44) Dislike (13) Reply
    Honorable Lorna Smith...
    • @ It's Hon. (27/04/2023, 15:09) Like (40) Dislike (23) Reply
      Nothing honourable about that traitor.
      • awww (27/04/2023, 19:42) Like (17) Dislike (10) Reply
        You feel disappointed...I know but don't worry it won't hurt forever. You will be happy that she did this when we move the country forward. Lorna is a star.
  • please (27/04/2023, 12:21) Like (40) Dislike (15) Reply
    If ego, selfishness, pride, & greed wasn't he and the others now in the Opposition downfall then he would be in the Government today which the people gave them the coalition they asked for and they promised they would work together in rather than here in the Opposition where they also argued for hours over. They are the real mistake this election. For sure MARLON IS A MISTAKE & THE ONLY ACCIDENTAL LEADER.
    • @Please (27/04/2023, 15:11) Like (26) Dislike (27) Reply
      No. Natalio is the accidental leader. He didn't even WIN this election. It was handed to him by a traitor opportunist.
      • Que? (27/04/2023, 16:36) Like (20) Dislike (16) Reply
        How in your mind did Natalio not win this election? Can you count? Natalio won this election his team had twice as many seats as the ndp & pvim. And Natalio won the chess game to form the government. Respect the man.
    • jack (27/04/2023, 15:53) Like (13) Dislike (6) Reply
      That is not true! The people voted for a VIP Government, and that's what we got.
  • Rubber Duck (27/04/2023, 12:21) Like (13) Dislike (28) Reply
    She will be gutted
  • From a East End woman (27/04/2023, 12:25) Like (56) Dislike (23) Reply
    Marlon has issues with women in power. This weakness caused Alvera (NDP) to leave him & join VIP. This weakness caused Lorna (NDP) to leave & join the VIP. Different women but the same extremely weak, lazy, & divisive NDP leader who has mastered blaming everyone for the NDP failures except himself.
    • @From a east end woman (27/04/2023, 15:17) Like (24) Dislike (24) Reply
      Lorna GREED caused her to leave. Even as negotiations were happening she was all about herself. A traitor, narcissist and power hungry hag.
      • Doctors in the House (27/04/2023, 19:50) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
        Is she a narcissist? You coming across angry, did you vote for her? Only an unintelligent and stupid person would knowingly vote for a narcissist.
  • Yes (27/04/2023, 12:30) Like (6) Dislike (15) Reply
    I agree they all corrupt together!
  • So we are fools now (27/04/2023, 12:32) Like (38) Dislike (9) Reply
    Marlon said the following:

    “Her alliance in the name of the party is not representative of the party. The party brass met last evening and we made a decision that we are going to move forward to have her removed as a member of the party.

    “So she does not represent a coalition with the National Democratic Party and the Virgin Islands Party and I want to make that clear to the public.”

    These are the exact words of Marlon Penn who joined the VIP Government a few months ago to form a Unity Government because he said he did it to save the country because the UK did not want a VIP Government in power any longer. Yet a day after the elections the same UK through their Governor on the ground sworn in a VIP Government with 6 VIP elected members and an alliance with Lorna (NDP). Marlon is challenged with the truth and needs to stop pi&$ing on us and trying to fool us it is rain. It is okay when he did it but an unforgivable sin when others around him does it. I had enough of this guy.
    • Lilly (27/04/2023, 15:56) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      What your last paragraph explained is not the same thing as what just happened. So stop trying to do what you are accusing Marlon of.
    • @so we are fools now (27/04/2023, 18:01) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      No we are not fools, Just you are.

      Marlon joined an alliance to prevent a UK take over. Pay attention. That is very different from deceiving voters, using people for your own personal agenda and stabbing allies in the back to gain power. The woman is a traitor. You are just slow and disconnected.
  • This is messy (27/04/2023, 12:35) Like (43) Dislike (4) Reply
    While I understand the disappointment and anger towards her, I am not sure it's a good idea to remove her from the NDP membership.

    The truth is the NDP did not have the numbers to form the government on their own. They needed to work with the other 2 parties to do that. Based on media reports and words on the street, those 3 parties could not see eye to eye before the election, and probably could not agree on much after.

    Somebody had to move to the another side, and she did. While it may have been self serving on her part, I think it was a smart move. Considering her age, and the possibility of her ending up on the back benches after having gotten the 2nd largest vote, I can understand her decision despite it angers and disappoints some.

    Bottom line for me is this: Unless the NDP and the other team members had a plan that she was aware of and blew up, then I cannot fault her. Even so, if they had an agreement, and she did not agree to it, that's even worse.

    The country needed to form a government, and she decided to form the coalition with the VIP.

    To remove her from the NDP ranks indicates to me that the NDP is not willing to work with the VIP to get a government formed knowing that the governor would have had to step it and appoint someone, and to me that's unfortunate.
    • @messy (27/04/2023, 15:23) Like (16) Dislike (11) Reply
      You are obviously in her camp as nothing you are saying makes sense She jumped ship while the negotiations were still in motion. She was all motivated by GREED. She joined NDP to use their voter base then threw them under the bus in pursuit of power. SELF ABOVE COUNTRY.
      • @@messy (27/04/2023, 15:39) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
        I'm not in anyone corner. I call it as I see it. I understand the upset and disappointment among some, but based on the information I am aware of, I think she made the right call. Unfortunately, it has left a bad taste in people's like yours mouth, and I take no issue with your position.

        You mentioned she jumped ship while the negotiations were still in motion. Question: Did those negotiations involved her? Seems to me something is missing here about these negotiations. Who was negotiating with who?

        Who were involved in these negotiations? What was the nature of these negotiations? Was she involved in these negotiations at any point, agreed to partake in those discussions, agreed to abide by them, and then pulled the plug? Please opine.
      • Thing Ta Talk (27/04/2023, 15:57) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        When she decided to run, she did come out as an independent candidate, so it seems like her head was NDP and her heart Independent.
      • @@messy (27/04/2023, 19:59) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
        Forgive her like you forgave Ronnie, Mitch, Ayna, Kareem etc. All who threw NDP supporters under the bus 4 years ago. Unless you are in the PVIM camp and cannot take what you dish out. It was a smart move by Lorna, and I am hopeful about the future. COUNTRY ABOVE SELF, let's us now come together.
  • Marlon just get away (27/04/2023, 12:36) Like (65) Dislike (4) Reply
    “Her alliance in the name of the party is not representative of the party. The party brass met last evening and we made a decision that we are going to move forward to have her removed as a member of the party."

    Well, this is thing to tell the King!!! How come Marlon could not call party meetings for the past 4 years to build the party and vote for the new leader while getting ready for the 2023 General Elections? However, he called a quick party meeting to get rid of Lorna. This guy is a disgrace.
  • Disinterested (27/04/2023, 12:39) Like (73) Dislike (14) Reply
    Smurf, this is perhaps a childish, immature, retaliatory move. Sometimes we cut off our nose to spite our face. That is an awkward look. One has to be both technically and politically smart.
    • @ Disinterested (27/04/2023, 15:25) Like (8) Dislike (18) Reply
      Nope its necessary to get rid of snakes. This is a big predatory one. She used the party for her own gain. Get rid of it.
      You obviously are a VIP supporter. So this is all honky dory for you.
      • Disinterested (27/04/2023, 16:41) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        You are assuming that I’ m a VIP supporter. Well, you know what assume means—ass-u-me.
  • Hmm (27/04/2023, 12:41) Like (60) Dislike (13) Reply
    And you keeping Mr. Walwyn hmm
  • stupps (27/04/2023, 12:42) Like (46) Dislike (7) Reply
    Please hush. What has been proven in all this is that none of you are leaders. Why should we trust you people to run this country when you all couldn’t even form the Government. The reality is that everyone knew we would have a coalition Government but none of you wanted to let go Of the positions you all wanted in the best interest of our country. Leave Lorna alone. You all need to focus on removing yourselves from politics instead of removing Lorna.
  • Who To Blame? (27/04/2023, 12:42) Like (35) Dislike (1) Reply
    Lashing Dog sang who to blame? Fraser? Lorna? NDP? PVIM? VIP? Well, we cannot blame VIP because all the others had 7 people to form the coalition government right away. They were not supposed to leave the room until it was formed. Saying who negotiated with VIP or if VIP negotiated with anyone of them is a basket caring water. A government was placed in NDP, VIPM, and PU hand. What a shame.

    Right now, everyone looking someone to blame except themselves.
    • get over it (27/04/2023, 16:03) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      I honestly think anyone is to be blamed. The voters got exactly what they voted for, because the majority wanted this. We say we did not want a VIP government then we voted for 6 of them, what the hell else could be expected? If it was not Lorna it would have been someone else, so let it rest. what's done is done!
  • ok (27/04/2023, 12:43) Like (37) Dislike (11) Reply
    Ms. Lorna girl just go ordered your new green outfit to match the rest of the green ladies.
    • @ok (27/04/2023, 15:27) Like (9) Dislike (9) Reply
      Yes Delilah put on your green outfit. You deserve them.
      • Hmm (27/04/2023, 16:58) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        Imagine how powerful Delilah was for Sampson to have told her his secret ????. When he was told umpteenth time not to reveal it to anyone. Lol
  • Run for your life. (27/04/2023, 12:44) Like (28) Dislike (8) Reply
    To much problem with Ndp all of them want yo be primer what laughing stock of the b.v.l.All because of power they are'nt thinking about the country at all may god be with us.
  • HAHA (27/04/2023, 12:45) Like (12) Dislike (16) Reply
    Q: What item of footwear does the Deputy Premier and her brother remind you of? A: A pair of flip-flops.
  • lol (27/04/2023, 12:46) Like (14) Dislike (9) Reply
    Just to prove some ppl can't help them self. Power hungry . If you can't stick it with your team who helped you how can the ppl trust you
    • @LOL (27/04/2023, 15:50) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      You would have o apply he same term to all the others who changed parties, including Alvera, Ronnie, Mitch, etc. etc.
  • Vengeful (27/04/2023, 12:47) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
  • who cares (27/04/2023, 12:48) Like (27) Dislike (3) Reply
    As if she was going to get that position if she stays. Her husband was premier and now she's deputy will be called acting at some time when the premier is off island. So who wouldn't want that???
    • @ Who Cares (27/04/2023, 18:06) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      Any body with integrity would stay with their team. She has none. Just wants power. Get rid of her. She will be giving the greenies hell, because deputy isn't enough.
      • But (28/04/2023, 09:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Its not like she was a long standing member in that team. She wasn't even in that team until later on in her campaign. look how that team try to get Ms. Pauline. they even endorse her
  • Explanation (27/04/2023, 12:50) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    So Marlon Penn please tell us what other option did she have.
    The Liberator was not budging, neither you or Skelton would moved.
    You have been demoted to member of the opposition.
    • @explanation (27/04/2023, 18:09) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      The option was to stay with the team and wait out the negotiations. She already had this plotted out. This is no accident. She used NDP to get elected then threw them under the bus.
      • The Congo (27/04/2023, 21:28) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        To: @explanation - What team are you speaking of? What negotiations?

        She said in an interview that nobody called her.... several hours after the 8:00am target for negotiations to resume on Tuesday. As far as I know, NDP did not issue a statement to dispute what she said.

        So assuming she was truthful (and I believe she was), then she had good reason to do what she did. It indicates she was not taken seriously. But I don't think she should have said she was still with the NDP after she crossed.
    • @explanation (27/04/2023, 20:09) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
      Demoted indeed. That's why he and his supporters are so angry. However, he must blame heads alone meeting was a stupid move...idiots. Apparently, they could not find a room that can fit 7 persons. I voted NDP and I love Lorna and I am happy she is the Deputy Premier. All the best Lorna.
  • Just wondering (27/04/2023, 12:52) Like (37) Dislike (6) Reply
    Why didn't the seven of them make Lorna the Premier and Fraser the Deputy Premier Ronnie the Minister of Finance. Or make Fraser the Premier, Lorna Deputy Premier & Ronnie Minister of Finance. Or Fraser or Ronnie Premier and one Deputy and Lorna a minister. Do not fool us that it couldn't work. Their greed and ego are what stop it from working and their little or no regard for women in power was the blockage. Only themselves they have to blame.
    • Don’t wonder (27/04/2023, 13:46) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      Ronnie is not fit for finance scared money don’t make money. Read that again
    • TEK DAT (27/04/2023, 15:18) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      You all get what you all wanted. You voted foolishly and that is the result. You want VIP out but had no real plan for the greedy ones that would replace them.
    • @ Just wondering (27/04/2023, 15:28) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
      You need to stop drinking.
  • I voted for you (27/04/2023, 12:55) Like (25) Dislike (29) Reply
    If she does this to the voters what else is she capable of
    There is no loyalty to her team… how can we the people trust you?
    If I could take back my vote I would have … this is not transparency
  • Miss Demeanor (27/04/2023, 12:58) Like (14) Dislike (6) Reply
    Like she care!
  • Hot summer: (27/04/2023, 12:59) Like (39) Dislike (12) Reply
    Marlon ain't no better than who he is talking about.
  • Victimization?? (27/04/2023, 13:02) Like (34) Dislike (20) Reply
    NDP just lost my support.
  • Blind Man (27/04/2023, 13:07) Like (47) Dislike (14) Reply
    Oh how petty is the NDP this show that you all are not ready to lead this territory is all about power and position for you and your group. Lorna saw the pettiness within and realized that you all don't have the country at heart. NPD never made Lorna Smith who she is today. So get over it.
  • Fire her yes (27/04/2023, 13:08) Like (19) Dislike (17) Reply
    Delilah in her corner
  • Capt (27/04/2023, 13:10) Like (32) Dislike (10) Reply
    Marlon haul u ok big man fighting for power ayo ain’t care bout we ayo only want power big man fighting like children if ayo can’t get it together how ayo going run Ah country how
  • ndp (27/04/2023, 13:14) Like (50) Dislike (16) Reply
    Keep digging y'all grave. Marlon could have easily been premier but the boy have no sense. I am so glad Lorna jump ships. Hip hip... hooray! Hip Hip.. hooray! Hip Hip.. hooray!!
  • Get her out Fast.. (27/04/2023, 13:19) Like (34) Dislike (13) Reply
    What Lorna did was unethical, ungrateful and selfish, she only won her seat on the strength of NDP and NDP supporters, but as soon as she knew she won, she was on tbe phone negotiating secretly, with VIP. As it look to her like Marlon will not be Premier she was gone, didn't even give the trio party time to sit down and negotiate, she was gone in a rush...NDP needed to part ways with her fast. She is bad news.
    • @Get her out fast (27/04/2023, 15:55) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
      The reality is that many people said they were not voting for party - they were voting for individuals they believed could move the territory forward, so its arguable whether or not she would have won without the NDP. There are many who are condemning her move, but there are also many who see it as a good thing.
  • OJ (27/04/2023, 13:20) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
  • OJ (27/04/2023, 13:20) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
  • jah know (27/04/2023, 13:22) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    Marlon you and your ndp to late lorna done remove hers3
  • OK Marlon (27/04/2023, 14:05) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    But did you not notice she already left your little party????
  • Not surprised (27/04/2023, 14:13) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
    Lorna did the right thing. Big men acting like boys, could not have made a simple decision, now trying to make a big one. Continue playing in the defense.
  • WEW (27/04/2023, 14:17) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    We know now it's all about her. Screw the voters and who they voted for as long as she got some power
  • Look thing (27/04/2023, 14:25) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
    Marlon and Ronnie them 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
    • VOTER6BVI (27/04/2023, 17:41) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
  • Wizard (27/04/2023, 14:50) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    Pass legisilatio to make it unconstitutoonal for anyelected member to cross the floor. The electorate should not be hoodwinked.
    • @ Wizard (27/04/2023, 16:55) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      So they cannot have coalition either?
    • @Wizard (27/04/2023, 19:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      So would your proposed move to constitutionally deny freedom of choice and freedom of association to elected members also apply to the rest of the population?
  • lol (27/04/2023, 14:54) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    Honestly that’s a petty and unnecessary move. I doubt she will ever face her NDP colleagues again. Don’t lift a finger. Let her remove herself.

    Learn and move on.
  • To Marlon (27/04/2023, 15:12) Like (19) Dislike (8) Reply
    This will be your final year elected years in the 8th. The 8th needs development, attention, and care. Do not worry about Lorna; focus on the 800+ voters who trusted you to make good of their community. We are getting sick of the excuses and empty promises. We had enough! Do better!!!!
    • Interesting (27/04/2023, 16:08) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Are you speaking for those 800+ voters?
    • jack (27/04/2023, 16:13) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      This Government is very spiteful, so the district may get anything done for real besides the sewerage contract they signed the day before the elections. They forget that people all over the country voted for them and when you spite the opposition you spite those people too. Then close to elections they remember and start painting walls and visiting the elderly. I hope Lorna's focus is not on granting status only, and she can get her team to look at the whole picture and the need of the country.
  • Local Observer (27/04/2023, 15:16) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    Marlon does not surprise me. He has always been petty, whiney and sad. You need to keep your friends close and your enemies closer. How would you know what is coming if you sever the ties. You acting to foolish.
    • @Local Observer (27/04/2023, 20:21) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Because while other playing chess he is playing checkers. Stupid move, he allowed his emotions to get control of him. Is there no strategist among the top brass? PVIM committee agreeing with Marlon to fire Lorna. Pure poppyshowness.
  • You ever hear good advice? (27/04/2023, 15:24) Like (21) Dislike (3) Reply
    Do not cry for who going, cry for who coming. You was laughing thinking you would get VIP out but something went wrong. As for the 6th district. Look ting. The criminal in the seat, all his remoras trailing to see what fall off of him but they are not going to like it at all. Look at greedy, hungry man following him. They better bless the hand out they got during campaign season because no more is coming. All them man with him just like whale sharks, when they open their mouths nothing falls out, everything goes in. I laughing all now at how them frig up the district. All because them greedy as hell. Greedy as the leech daughters. Never enough but want all gets NUTTIN.
  • Hmm (27/04/2023, 15:31) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Right now you not even the opposition so who cares??
  • VOTER6BVI (27/04/2023, 16:35) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
  • cat (27/04/2023, 17:48) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    So ndp 1 n 2 can’t get together and you want Lorna to join that confusion? Hell no
  • Rudy Huxtable (27/04/2023, 17:51) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Marlon cannot run strong women. He only have balls for weak women. He will be just fine. Good one Laurna. Alvera didn’t waste any time on he either. Pray you don’t meet another strong woman for the year. Three strikes and that’s it for you.
  • FR$g (27/04/2023, 18:05) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    This Frih needs to stop Marlon your not competent
    If you want a strong team call Daniel !
  • RedStorm (27/04/2023, 18:30) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    Oh please, go sleep it will do you good, it will repair your ego.The woman did what’s best for the country, and perhaps fulfill her bucket list. Nine days from now, no one will remember what happened. People are just jealous and unhappy because they did not get what they want. So stop measuring Honorable Smith by your yard stick. Silliness, you had it all but the slowness to grab it, allow you to make it slip from you.

    The party managers see it was highly possible for someone to cross the floor and form the government. I would have done the same. Kudos to Hon. Smith. Make the country what it ought to be.
  • ki (27/04/2023, 18:35) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Don't be naive bro. She did what is right for the country. You all (pvim&ndp) were forming the fools. I wish you all the best.
  • Tadow (27/04/2023, 19:10) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    NDP can say what they want but we need a Lorna in we corner.
  • 2023 (27/04/2023, 19:31) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    mr penn brace for impact because you gone from the leader of the opposition and 2027 U will end up out of political office

    Who to Blame???
    NDP could not obtain 7 seats
    PVIM could not secure the 7 seats

    All the slick chat, they could not convince someone from VIP to join the righteous party.....i personally forgot that same group between 2011 & 2019 gone with pier park money: aeroplane money: sewage money: brandy wine bay beach

  • THE EGOES (27/04/2023, 20:17) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
  • sad case (27/04/2023, 21:17) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why don’t every parliamentarian come together as black people of this country an make a start to show the world black people can be united an be empowered for success ,is this what you all say is nature little secret when the people them living in it fighting down each other for power is this how bvislanders proud of them selves ? People of this country an politicians it’s time to come together everyone bring there ideas lay it out on the table make decisions that is going be best for this country build this country an move this country in right direction , make it a place where every nation wants to come an visit in that way every one will feel the success,to god be the glory great things he has done
  • Who eh hurt eh hurt (27/04/2023, 21:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some people are just not bless you be primer can’t stare the ship so stay in the back
  • :) (27/04/2023, 21:31) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    NDP party is on a losing streak anyways and Lorna only roll with winners. We welcome Lorna with open arms and she can party with the team anytime.
  • bb (27/04/2023, 21:43) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    U people talking about Fraser the day Fraser become premier tola close down period
  • ausar (28/04/2023, 02:40) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Marlon, I know you're hurt!

    So am I! Now is not the time to dwell on the past. Lorna acted in self interest, and we must accept this, and move on!

    I told you years ago, when the tumult and the noise died down, you would be the leader of the NDP, in the similar manner, I told Andrew Fahie. And he too, became the leader of the VIP, albeit short-lived!

    And here you are. DO NOT dwell on the " accidental leadership" of Sowande, ever again !

    What I want from you is to use this four years to galvanize seven persons that can take back the leadership from the VIP!

    You have TWO YEARS to form a team, to have discussions, so that in 2025, we can BEGIN TO SEE and hear of a committed group for 2027!!


    IF you lose again, in 2027, you would have no one to blame, but yourself!
    • @ausar (28/04/2023, 10:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Karma is just what it is. A stink bite to the wicked. He will be just fine. He got enough NHI coverage to get a check up.
  • Really (28/04/2023, 06:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Exactly what I saw coming Wow. When you all wake up and use your brains of course you can see things like this coming. All the lies she told during the campaign should have woke you up. First she said she was independent,them NDP now she's with VIP Wow, nothing but Dummies voted for this scripted election. This is the elites script and that's why I know it was going to happen. The politicians care about the fathers people. Ask yourself why are we using money which is the root of all evil. People are really dumb in this Devil earth
  • road runner (28/04/2023, 06:33) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Long live the vip
  • Facial expression (28/04/2023, 07:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • WOW (28/04/2023, 07:51) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Marlon need to grow up sitting and calling press conference is not going to help you your part only had 3 the other side only have 3 pu 1 and vip had 6 what tell you marlon all I see I am sending you to the for a paycheck look at 8 nothing doing I must I and done with NDP and you not a next four year with you again
  • laurna in your a$$ (28/04/2023, 11:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    marlon go take care of you district and let big people run the country boss. you a weak leader yesterday, today and tomorrow. this is grown folks politics. bless up boy.
  • voter (28/04/2023, 17:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We voted Lorna into government because she is the best! We don't care what party she is with. She will do her job better than the rest of you losers. Yes, you lost to her by votes and by your egos. Go do your job now...

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