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I am now a ‘statesman’, I advise both sides — Vanterpool

Mark Vanterpool

Since his noticeable absence from public Opposition meetings since March 16 this year, Representative of the Fourth District, Mark Vanterpool has given reassurance to residents that he is still an active member of the Opposition.

Vanterpool made the statement during Wednesday’s when he said he now considers himself as a ‘statesman’.

He said: “Yes, I am still a member of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition and I will remain, but I tell people I am now a statesman.”

Vanterpool said after a number of years in politics, veterans usually begin to prioritise the needs of their country ahead of party politics. He said that is the stage at which he has now arrived.

“I advise Honourable [Marlon] Penn as much as I can, we sit together, we have breakfast, lunch or whatever. But I also harass the Premier and tell him when he’s doing great or when he’s doing wrong he knows he gets a text from me … I text him and, in a few minutes, he calls me back. But that’s what I am now, I am going to advise all sides, I am now a statesman,” Vanterpool explained while speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of his new OneMart store in East End.

Not one appearance since first lockdown

Since the territory’s first lockdown in late March, Vanterpool has been the only member from the parliamentary Opposition to be absent during media conferences.

When BVI News made an attempt to inquire about his absence in September, he responded: “I am not going to have any comments right now. I am not going to comment.”

While Vanterpool has been missing in action for the media conferences and public discussions, he has made appearances in the House of Assembly during that time.

 

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  1. idlewanderer says:

    The missing in action man didn’t want the job, tried to resign, failed, and is now stuck.

    I am now a statesman,” Vanterpool explained while speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of his new OneMart store

    lol

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    • Self says:

      Is this like self declaring that you’re a Bishop? The definition of a statesman is as follows:

      “a person who is experienced in the art of government or versed in the administration of government affairs. a person who exhibits great wisdom and ability in directing the affairs of a government or in dealing with important public issues”

      Please explain how in the world he falls into this category when he’s missing in action and has done nothing in the past except use his position to get r**h.

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  2. Hmmmmm says:

    Look at their behavior and then they wonder why decent younger people don’t want to get involved in politics. Such a f**king disgrace! He is no longer on the Government side so just play fence with Fahie so that all his business deals can go through without any problems. Absolutely disgusting behavior. I have a big pot of hot oil boiling already for any of them that come in front of my door in the next 2 years asking about support.

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  3. One says:

    Thanks for clarifying what a statesman is Mark. We don’t have many of these in we BeVI. Mostly power hungry nincompoop politicians.

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  4. YES MR. VANTERPOOL says:

    YOU ARE INDEED A DISTINGUISHED STATESMAN.

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  5. Ever wonder says:

    How he is able to buy all these properties, plots of land and businesses…cause he is a proper statesman!

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    • Remember says:

      Just remember there is no land tax for the great statesman. He made sure his politician brethren helped him save a few hundred thousand dollars. Can’t make this s**t up.

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  6. ndp heckler says:

    grasshopper

  7. Hmmm says:

    Rich and switch.

  8. District 4 says:

    Well look where we had to find our representative. This is really super.

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  9. What a set says:

    After the raid of the treasury for years now we turn saint.

  10. OWNER says:

    MARK GOD IS SEEING YOU ARE DOING GOOD BUT WATCH HOW YOU MOVE THE LORD DOES NOT LIKE WORTHLESSNESS SOME DAY THINGS WILL TO THEM RECOKENING CONTINUE TO FLY HIGH HOBE THAT YOU DO NOT END UP LIKE NEBUKANAZZAR OR BELSHADER, DO YOUR BESS TO BE HONEST BECAUSE HONESTYIS THE BEST POLICY, HOPE ANDREW REALLY SEE YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE AND HOPE WHEB THE CARDS ARE LAID ON THE TABLE YOU WILL KNOW WHEN TO HOLD THEM AND WHEN TO FOLD THEM NO WHEN TO WALK AWAY AND KNOW WHEN TO RUN YOU NEVER COUNT YOUR MONEY WHEN YOU SITTING AT THE TABLE TGEE IS TIME ENOUGH FOR COUNTIMG WHEN THE DEALING DONE MARK ALL THE BEST BUT PEOPLE KNOW THE REST

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  11. Do your job! says:

    Either do your job or resign. You’re being paid by the people!

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  12. GTFOH says:

    Mark is good man but he full of ish for disrespecting the people of the 4th district and the BVI by making us waste time and money for him to be a member of the HOA. He only ran as a favor to the NDP then he change his mind when the party lose then he tried to win a p!$$ing contest with Willock noe he’s back to showing his true colors.

  13. LOL says:

    CHANGED FROM A GREEN GRASSHOPPER TO A BROWN ONE

  14. Diaspora 3-D/360 says:

    The Hon Mark Vanterpool (R-4) a self-appointed statement. Is he fish or fowl, fish or cut bail or sh..t of get off the poe.

  15. Wondering says:

    Is statesman a new elected position? Didn’t realize this.

  16. Bla bla bla says:

    Lol mark you have got what you sorted out of politics. I can remember when you switch political party twice based on who was elected at the time. You are a real c***n.

  17. The truth to all of us says:

    Mark ready to jump off sinking ship …n***a play to win

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