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VIP to host community meeting in the 3rd District on Wednesday

The Virgin Islands Party will this Wednesday August 27, 2014 host another of its community meetings, this time in the Third District. Speakers are expected to be Third District Representative and Party Chairman Hon Julian Fraser RA and Party President Carvin Malone. Photo: VINO/File
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) will be hosting its third community meeting this time in Sea Cows Bay in the Third District at the Valerie O. Thomas Community Centre on August 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm as it continues to introduce to the Territory the new Executive Body.

According to VIP Chairman Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) in a comment to this news site, focus will be placed on the process towards a successful path to a placement on the Party ticket, and the urgency being placed by the Party to get it done right.

“Also giving a serious look at the Territory's socio-educational, and socio-economical condition while offering models of our own for the future,” he said.

He said too that the meeting, while not a campaign promotion by any stretch, will also offer insights into the current state of affairs in the House of Assembly, particularly the treatment of the Opposition, and the uncertainty of the status of the last Sitting.

“It would also be well within anyone's expectations to hear something about the Third District, not because there is a whole lot to say given the absence of any economic activity, but because the Representative is getting the opportunity to bring the Party before his people for the first time under his Chairmanship,” said Hon Fraser.

Speaking to this news site, President of the VIP Carvin Malone said that following Wednesday’s meeting, it would be on to the First District, after which the VIP will release a schedule of meetings to come.

“What we are basically aiming to achieve is to make sure that each of the Committees are in place and those that are not mobilized as yet for the next general election that they are encouraged to do so,” he said.

“[We want to ensure] that they participate fully in actually looking at the guidelines for the choosing of the District Representatives for those districts that are without VIP representation and to be a part of the process that would send their choice or choices to the National Congress for ratification,” he said.

21 Responses to “VIP to host community meeting in the 3rd District on Wednesday ”

  • the real pat (24/08/2014, 09:22) Like (6) Dislike (10) Reply
    Vip how long not long!
  • Vote VIP All The Way (24/08/2014, 10:50) Like (1) Dislike (61) Reply
    Forward ever backwards never!
  • hurray! (24/08/2014, 10:53) Like (3) Dislike (109) Reply
  • shaw (24/08/2014, 11:23) Like (16) Dislike (32) Reply
    district committee meetings to help identify possible candidates is a must. Also, door to door or flyers posted for meeting times and places with enough time to organize. bullet points of goals to share and get opinions from the floor. get people involved. And especially in other districts. These planned meetings seem to preach to the choir. They already have VIP representation. How to educate the rest of the districts is the hard part.
    Not too much drama, finger pointing, stick to the facts, stay easy and approachable, watch imflamatory language. Pot luck dinners at community centres, talking panels discussing issues of each district. Think globally- act locally...
    • VIP Executive (24/08/2014, 13:52) Like (4) Dislike (24) Reply
      Great ideas -- Shall incorporate those that are not already in motion.
      • shaw (24/08/2014, 23:13) Like (2) Dislike (15) Reply
        thanks. Just ideas. take what you like and leave the rest. But start now with house meetings in each district.
    • shaw (24/08/2014, 23:12) Like (2) Dislike (20) Reply
      no name calling. What is VIP going to do for the territory? What is important to the identity of BVI? what makes it different? Are 4000 cruise ship passengers good or bad and how do we sustain them (and the ultimate wear and tear on the infrastructure)? Is history important (yes), water, steady electricity, support recycling, tour brochures written by students as part of a history class, maps with historical sites, (again) use the community centres and get opinions. the people are your foot soldiers.
      • dog (25/08/2014, 11:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        what is wrong with these suggestions? they are just ideas. I like some of them.
  • TO PAT (24/08/2014, 11:28) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Dream on, my sister. Dream on.
  • asura (24/08/2014, 11:47) Like (4) Dislike (20) Reply
    Vip done win trust me
  • vex (24/08/2014, 15:46) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Me will be dey wid bells on
    • -------------------- (24/08/2014, 17:56) Like (6) Dislike (11) Reply
      I hope Frazer the Liberator shock the hell out this govt by having a massive turnout.
  • pic (24/08/2014, 17:42) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
  • x (24/08/2014, 17:49) Like (11) Dislike (11) Reply
    Although I'm what you'd consider a NDP supporter, I can't support Dr. Smith gang come next time I am willing to give Fraser a chance.
  • just asking..... (24/08/2014, 17:51) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    What's going on with the PEP? are they dead in the water? we need some new and intelligent minds
  • A. Fahie (24/08/2014, 18:02) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    if dr. smith can be Premier, anybody can be primier.....outsdie of being a good Dr. his limitations are endless... Infinitely endless...
  • Plank (25/08/2014, 07:15) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Who are the 13 members contesting next year`s election for VIP. Time is short. Anyone knows? If you know the 13 for NDP you can share that also. Thanks!

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