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UPDATE: Election results, VIP wins! Walwyn not elected

The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) has been declared the winner of the 2019 General Elections after unseating the National Democratic Party (NDP) at the polls on Monday, February 25.

The VIP swept eight of the 13 electoral seats, making Andrew Fahie the next Premier of the British Virgin Islands.

The party won four district seats and four Territorial At-large seats. The VIP victors are Andrew Fahie, Kye Rymer, Dr Natalio Wheatley and Vincent Wheatley, Sharie de Castro, Neville ‘Sheep’ Smith, Shereen Flax, and Carvin Malone.

The other five seats went to Progressive Virgin Islands Movement candidate Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull, Progressives United leader Julian Fraser, and the NDP’s three elected candidates Mark Vanterpool, Alvera Maduro-Caines, and NDP Deputy Chairman Marlon Penn.

Highlighted below are the victors of the 13 respective seats and their winning ballot counts.

FIRST DISTRICT 

Stephanie Brewley28
Andrew Fahie742
Sylvia Moses141

SECOND DISTRICT

Carnel Clyne465
Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull550

THIRD DISTRICT

Julian Fraser 519
Aaron Parillon294
Arlene Smith-Thompson289

FOURTH DISTRICT

Luce Hodge-Smith385
Karl Scatliffe28
Vincent Scatliffe24
Mark Vanterpool442

FIFTH DISTRICT

Elvis Harrigan204
Kye Rymer 638
Wade Smith396

SIXTH DISTRICT

Alvera Maduro Caines575
John Samuel534

SEVENTH DISTRICT 

Diego Penn136
Kedrick Pickering — 338
Natalio Wheatley384

EIGHTH DISTRICT

Dean Fahie527
Marlon Penn 726

NINTH DISTRICT

Jose de Castro63
Hubert O’Neal325
Vincent Wheatley891

TERRITORIAL AT-LARGE RESULTS 

Sharie de Castro 4,778
Shereen Flax-Charles 4,033
Carvin Malone 3,936
Neville Smith 4,694

Myron Walwyn — 3,335
Henry Creque — 2,799
Trefor Grant — 2,246
Sandy Underhill — 2,418

Curnal Fahie — 1,619
Ronnie Skelton — 2,639
Lesmore Smith — 1,063
Shaina Smith — 1,805

Rajah Smith — 232
Verna Smith — 278
Dirk Walters — 769
Dancia Penn — 1,607

CLICK HERE for further details of the election results.

The four successful At-Large candidates in the 2019 General Elections. From left: de Castro, Smith, Flax-Charles, Malone.

The nine successful district candidates in the 2019 General Election.

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92 Comments

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  1. Yes Sah says:

    The people have indeed spoken. Run tell that!

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    • Call me Ismael says:

      Hon Fahie, please bring us together. And let’s move forward with the wistleblorer law that you promised us.

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    • wow says:

      Myron, you galvanised the electorate, unfortunately to come out and vote against you. Years of meticulous planning and scheming gone down the drain.

      Fahie, not a fan but wish you the best for the BVI’s sake.

      Marlon, it looks like you are the leader of the NDP now and the opposition.

      Replaced one waste of time with another in the 7th.

      Vincent looking forward with interest to your time in the 9th.

      Sharie, Sheep, Shereen, Carvin, don’t be like the 3 VIP stooges from 2007, IPO, Flax and Vernon.

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    • Siren says:

      Let’s hope that Dr Wheatley drops his fake african name – the rest of the world will not be able to take him seriously. Let’s also hope that the VIP distance themselves from the Overspend and keep their distance from the Esteemed.

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  2. VIP SUPPORTER says:

    WE DONE DRAIN DE SWAMP!!!

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  3. SMH says:

    Recount for 4th and 6th
    Bye Bye MW

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  4. Rubber Duck says:

    Myron Wallose

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  5. We shall see says:

    Well the people wanted change and they got change. Let’s just hope that VIP can actually do better and make positive changes…there’s a lot that needs fixing and I know it will take time. Please choose competent individuals for the ministries.

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  6. :) says:

    I would like to apologize to everyone in the BVI and around the entire world for the false information that I publicized on Saturday. I falsely claimed that “the leader of the Opposition Myron would try his best to hold Fahie down” and for that I sincerely apologize especially to the yet undecided leader of the opposition. To everybody that disliked my comment when I accurately stated that it is written in the books that Fahie would be our next Premier have a good night and a very happy Tuesday!!!

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  7. Anonymous says:

    1,000 jobs for the 1,000 days – no pyan pyan jobs! Real jobs for the people who really work!!

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  8. Reply says:

    Congratulations to the VIP and the Premier designee, Mr. Fahie. It has been a hard fought victory.

    Also, congrats to all the other winners as well. The electorate has spoken.

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  9. Ok says:

    Walwyn hahahahahahahhaha (deep breath) hahahahahahahahahah

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  10. MMS says:

    BYE, BYE NDP and Walwyn

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  11. Ummm says:

    So is Marlon going to be the leader of the opposition ?

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  12. Yes ! says:

    Congrats Kye Rhymer!!

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  13. Hmmm says:

    Let’s hope they deliver on the campaign promises. Well done to all the winners tonight

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  14. BA says:

    I am first in line O for the 1,000 jobs starting tomorrow.

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  15. Priority says:

    Remove that speaker of the house immediately.

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  16. oh really says:

    i hope v.i.p ready for the big bad UK. yall didnt look at the bigger picture before voting smh

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    • To Oh Really says:

      Listen up. We are well aware of the UK. If it means we have to say goodbye, then we say goodbye. They send us back our 11 people and we send them back their 4,000 or so people.

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    • Yes really says:

      Its the actions of the NDP that caused the Big Bad UK to zero in on us and micro-manage us in the first place. Too much bad spending and dirty politricks. UK will implement what UK wants and its not too much that we can do, but you all caused it. That is why they are called the Mother land. They came to corale the bad NDP children for what was going on in this little Territory.

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  17. Congrats to Andrew and his team especially the NEWBIES says:

    VG Massive, we are looking for awesome things

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  18. 8th District Gyal says:

    Congratulations, Marlon! And congratulations to the winners both districts and at large. To those who did not make it, thank you for making the sacrifice of undertaking such a serious and important task.

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  19. Maverick says:

    May God Bless and guide the new government and pull us back from the precipe.

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  20. Resident says:

    Thank God WallWin is gone

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  21. Sigh says:

    This is what I was talking about. This knee jerk reaction in politics to just vote in the opposition got to stop. VIP got a manifesto of ideas that will likely be only 10 to 20% fulfilled. All the promises will more than likely not be kept. Watch and see. SMH. Why don’t people vote for substance and not fluff. Not saying NDP should have won but VIP in a landslide says something.

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  22. Sad says:

    I sure hope Myron can give Mrs. Underhill her old job back or give her a good position in his company because you encouraged her to run so you should honour your word. I sure hope Mr.Creque gets his job back as well.

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  23. Wow says:

    Congrats to the VIP and all other sucessful candidates. A well fought battle. The people have spoken – the mandate is now in the hands of the VIP and the new 5 opposition members. God’s speed to you all – there is much to be done as we forge ahead to rebuild and protect the BVI that we love.

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  24. Ouch! says:

    NDP& Orlando is this is your legacy? Tell us where the BVI Airline $ are. Tell us where the St Lucia contractor $ are?

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  25. E. Leonard says:

    Congrats to Premier designate Andrew Fahie and the green new team. It is a new day and dawn of a new era. Winning is one thing and governing is another thing altogether. The territory is faced with a myriad of challenges so there is no honey moon for the green new team and it has to hit the ground sprinting, working from a plan and prioritizing actions. Celebrate tonite, for the hard work starts tomorrow morning.

    The expectations will be high for the new government; the challenge will be meeting the high expectations with limited resources. The electorate job is not over; it cannot go in hibernation; it must stay engaged to ensure government is transparent, responsible and accountable.

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    • @E. Leonard says:

      You could not have said it better. First of all congrats to the the new Government. I am a VIP supporter and I don’t vote for no promises which I know a lot of persons voted because they were given personal promises.

      Andrew the BVI is in a sad state of affairs…get to work no foolishness, nippicking, victimizations etc. we need to stand together. The British looking to take over so it’s “we” against them.

      Get to work.

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  26. West side says:

    Congratulations to VIP!!! Premier Fahie, thank you for giving us a beautiful and humble First Lady with no concubines.

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  27. D3 says:

    District 3 results are very interesting. The two losers’ combined got more votes than the winner. I wonder what would have happened if they did not split the vote.

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    • @d3 says:

      I would not read into that as you are assuming that either person would have gotten the votes that the other person did, which was unlikely. The people clearly voted for Fraser.

  28. Hah says:

    While NDP was busy trying to make the election a two party election the difference seem to come from a formidable third party PVIM. If NDP was still united the votes might have swung a different direction. VIP supporters mostly went all the way but with a fractured NDP the votes that may have gone towards NDP were divided between PVIM and NDP. Last election the 4 NDP At large candidates won with mid 5000 to near 6000 votes with Myron (5,777) as the highest vote getter. This year Sharie had the most votes with 4778 almost 1000 less than Myron had the previous election. Roughly 4000 votes went between Lesmore, Shaina and Curnal Fahie. Without PVIM those votes more likely would have stayed with NDP and the numbers may have resembled last election. Myron had well over 2000 votes less than he did last election the difference went to the PVIM members. He fell about 600 short from being elected this year.

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  29. Political Observer (PO) says:

    The political tide waxes and wanes. In 2015 general election, Myron Walwyn, former At Large member and current chairman of the NDP, was the leading vote getter. However, in the 2019 general election, he failed to make the cut, promoted as being the potential favorite as the next premier. The lesson here is that voters have the power and that votes cannot be counted before they are cast.

    The VIP led by Andrew Fahie (R-1 elect) captured 8 of 13 seats and is the apparent winner of the election and should form the next government. It was not an overwhelm mandate but a win nonetheless. Congratulations to the VIP. Saddled with a host of problems, the VIP will have the daunting task of leading the territory during the most challenging period in its history. Thus, there is no time to celebrate. It must get to work on Day 1 putting plans, programmes, policies……etc in place to lead the territory through and out of the rough seas ahead. Much hope, dreams, expectations…….etc are being put on the shoulders of the VIP. It must produce positive outcomes.

    Moreover, as minimum, it must be effective steward of financial resources. The VIP is being tasked with rebuilding the territory after the destruction by hurricanes in September 2017. The rebuilding effort must be from a plan, not from the seat of the pants. Now that the election is over all residents must join in the rebuilding effort. Further, some civilian servants and statutory body employees that resigned their positions to compete for seats in the HOA (serving the residents in a different capacity) should be allowed to compete for their old positions, if they so desire.

  30. Mehson! says:

    What kind of nightmare is this? Did the PVIM took votes from the NDP? How can this happen?

    NDP had the best leader. When you compare Fahie’s ideologies vs Walwyn one would be able to see that. But nooo, ya’ll want Fahie as Minister of Finance (and Premier)! Well take Fahie in yall mahdem skin. Yall think the NDP was corrupt? Hold on to your pants buckle and hope worst is not yet to come.

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    • We need our plane money back! says:

      You are such a fool, you can’t see further than your nose. Your last sentence is 1000% accurate though. VIP ALL THE WAY!!

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    • @Mehson says:

      You sound SALTY!!! LOL

    • God is in control says:

      @ Mehson! First of all, God gives and He takes away. Stop wishing for bad for our territory and pray. At the end of it all, things had to change whether you agree or disagree. We could not and decided NOT TO GO on with the NDP Government.

  31. Praise God says:

    Thank you Lord for draining the swamp. No more of the bald head dictator. The people of Virgin Islands has spoken.

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  32. Fahie new premier....yassssssss says:

    Congrats Hon. fahie and VIP. Yessssss, Sowande…. Yes, Vincent, yesssss….yesssssss Kai, yesssssss VIP At Large members…yayyyyyy

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  33. Eagle eye says:

    Sad day for the BVI.you herd it first here.

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  34. Eagle eye says:

    The machines was rig.

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  35. Worried says:

    We DO NOT want CSC as speaker

    Andrew you have been WARNED again

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    • @Worried says:

      You can’t stop that. He was promised it. He helped us win this election. His wife will be giving the position former first vacate. So smoke that. We must unite election is over.

  36. West side says:

    Arlene or Luce would be an excellent speaker of the House.????

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  37. VIPer says:

    Congratulations BVI. You have elected a money l——- as your premier.

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  38. SMH says:

    Let’s Unite and help move the Terrtory Forword. Renounced the Negativity and replace with the notion of positive transgression in obtaining a vibrant and vibracious BVI.
    The Electors cannot do it alone! No Man works alone in getting the Job done!

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  39. The Cabinet says:

    Sharie or Sowande for Education Minister

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  40. The Cabinet says:

    Carvin Malone for Communication and Works

    Premier normally goes to Finance anyways

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  41. The Cabinet says:

    Kye Rymer Junior Minister of Trade
    Wheatley or Sheep for Natural Resources & Labour
    Shereen or Sheep Junior Minister of Tourism

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  42. The Cabinet says:

    Health Minister – up for grabs
    Everybody got a Ministry though

  43. 1000 jobs in 1000 days says:

    Yes Hon Andrew…starting with Sandy, Henry and Trefor…that’s 3 today alone!

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  44. Mistake says:

    Grave mistake. The best thing for the territory at this point would have been a coalition government. Guess you all forgot why you voted out VIP only 8 years ago ;only to put them back in a time time this. NDP May not have been perfect but we saw considerable growth in there time in office compared to VIPs tenure. Watch and see that none of the lavish ideas VIP sold you will come to past.

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  45. VIPERS says:

    BVI loaded with below average intelligent people.

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  46. Notice says:

    Does anyone else notice that the Opposition is stronger than the Government to be formed. Andrew be wise for the country and get some of the Opposition members with experience on your side.

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  47. Hard Work says:

    Congrats to all the winners.

  48. Just Curious says:

    I can recall on the campaign trail Myron Walwyn said to Andrew Fahie “If you think you are popular run at Large”. The irony of that statement is that MW thought he was popular and his popularity would get him elected. Well I guess the voters have spoken in no uncertain terms. Popularity is overrated when the populous is frustrated and lost trust in the government. It is now so sad the Myron Walwyn is out of the House of Assembly and is now is the “dog house”. Congrats VIP.

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    • We remember says:

      He challenged Andrew to come out of District 1 and run at Large, but Andrew sent 4 Newbies after him and they tore him to shreads. Suppose Andrew had taken him up on his challenge! He would have killed that Trushie dead on arrival.

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  49. Diaspora says:

    Patience is a virtue. Aggressive and impatience action cause a split in the NDP and resulted in a crushing defeat at the polls, losing 8 seats from its 2015 , 11 seat tally. However, the party split was not the only cause of the shellacking at the polls; poor financial stewardship, failure to show outcome, failure to improve critical physical infrastructure, fear and division, subtracting from base, failed Machiavellian tactics….. etc.

    Ok. The past is water under the bridge, spilled milk……..etc. Now the VIP has a Herculean task to right the ship of state. It has to approach the task like eating an elephant, ie, one piece at a time. It must have a strategic plan to address the array of problems. Picking the low hanging fruit should be easy pickings. The bigger problems requires climbing the tree, which is more challenging. Lots of head scratching promises were made during the heated campaign. Some were pure nonsense.

    Going forward an effective plan is needed. A master plan is needed and all other pains should dove tail with the master plan. The celebration is over; there is hard work to do to right the tilting ship. Let’s get at it. We ( voters) got our eyes on you and will not tolerate any nonsense. Do crap and you too will be kicked to the curb by peaceful agitation, protest, advocacy……etc. ????????????

  50. BOSS says:

    CONGRATS.. VIP

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  51. Long Grass says:

    Will there be commission of inquire? We need to find out what happen to the missing money from the Pier Pack project and the Sewage Project.

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  52. blessings says:

    Congratulations! God is with you, as you with him..in all your ways acknowledge God and he will direct your way. Be strong and courageous, let not your hands be weak, and your works will be rewarded!

  53. TO MR WALWYN. says:

    Mrs Myron Walwyn a heart felt thank you for what you have done for the education system and this country.
    And for helping so many young people, some of them have not forgotten your kindness. You’re very intelligent and committed to this country, it’s a pity all they see is your parent’s nationality. They fail to see you’re a citizen of this country.
    At the end of the day the fight was more like a personal vendetta to me.
    Anyways,HAT’S OFF TO SIR! And good luck with all your future endeavors.

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  54. United says:

    I want to see AF represent us internationally on a global scale… I like him but I am so sorry ppl he is not ready for this post. He need to really humble himself, pray and ask God for direction. I think it is wise for him to ask Myron to be his international adviser on global affairs!! Let’s work together and use the resources that we have. if we are really one country… let’s see you go beyond party and put those well deserving of the job in place.

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