Businesswoman and outspoken Virgin Gorda resident Shereen Flax-Charles said she is weighing whether to run for office in the next General Election.
Flax-Charles said she has been mulling the prospect of contesting at the elections since being inundated with requests from residents on Virgin Gorda.
“What I’ve found is that it’s not only persons on Virgin Gorda that are asking me to run for an election, it’s throughout the BVI. So, I have made an impact somewhere out there; not that I’ve been trying to do that in that way,” she said during the ‘Honestly Speaking with Claude Skelton Cline’ radio show on Tuesday.
The businesswoman said she does not necessarily like publicity but has recognised that she has made an impression on a number of residents.
“Sometimes I shed a tear thinking ‘what do I say to these people?’ Do I tell them no, do I say ‘yes’? What is best for the entire community?” Flax-Charles said.
Flax-Charles did not specify what seat she would contest if she decides to run but many have her tipped for an At-Large seat.
It is not clear whether she would run under any of the two traditional political parties if she decides to contest at the upcoming elections.
The two traditional political parties are the Myron Walwyn led-NDP, and the Andrew Fahie-led VIP.
Less traditional parties in the territory include the People’s Patriotic Alliance and the newly-formed Progressives United, which is headed by opposition legislator, Julian Fraser.
As a prospective candidate, Flax-Charles also has the option of running independently.
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