A little more than a week before the territory goes to the polls, a billboard has been mounted in the capital city of Road Town campaigning against the Myron Walwyn-led National Democratic Party (NDP).
It is not clear whether one of the NDP’s political opponents is responsible for the sign, which sends what can be described as a strong warning to the local electorate.
The advert — which is simply signed ‘concerned citizens’ — does not purport to favour any of the other three political parties contesting the elections.
The message on the sign suggests that the NDP has brought the territory into something of a run-down state while serving as the governing party for the last two consecutive terms (eight years).
As depicted in the above photograph, the sign reads: “Our territory will not survive a third NDP term”.
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The other parties contesting the polls are the Julian Fraser-led Progressives United, the Andrew Fahie-led Virgin Islands Party (VIP), and the Ronnie Skelton-led Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM).
Fraser’s party is fielding six candidates which considerably decreases his chances of becoming the territory’s next Premier considering a party needs at least seven persons to form government. The PVIM, in the meantime, is fielding a total of nine candidates while the VIP stands as the only party fielding a full 13 slate of candidates for the upcoming elections.
The NDP has fallen just shy of having a full slate with 11 candidates.
A total of 14,935 persons are registered to vote in the elections which will see advanced polling day on February 21 and the general election on February 25.
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