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‘Many people want me to run’! Willock might contest next election

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Former Speaker of the House of Assembly Julian Willock has signalled that he is considering contesting the next general election in the BVI.

In an interview with online media CaribUpdate Channel, Willock said he hasn’t made a final decision but has been encouraged to run for office by members of the community.

“There have been many people throughout the country — from Anegada to Jost Van Dyke to Virgin Gorda and Tortola — who have asked me to run and who think I can make a meaningful contribution. I have not declared anything yet,” Willock explained.

He added that he has established a committee to advise him ahead of a potential election which is constitutionally due in 2023.

“I have been listening, I have a campaign committee set up, I’m a Virgin Islands Party member, they have their own process. I would have to seek in their congress to be a nominee on the slate. Things are being put in place so whenever an announcement is made, I’ll be ready to go,” Willock said in the interview.

In 2018, Willock, who is also a well-known businessman in the BVI, sought to run as an At-Large candidate. However, he lost his bid to represent the Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

After the VIP won that election and formed the government, Willock was appointed Speaker of the House of Assembly. However, he was unceremoniously removed from his post after the conclusion of the Commission of Inquiry (COI). 

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley confirmed that Willock was removed because most members of the government held no level of confidence in him.

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  1. R U serious says:

    No one wants you to run but you and your criminal friends.

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  2. YEAH WE KNOW says:

    RUNNING IS A VERY GOOD EXERCISE , AND DON’T FORGET TO WALK WITH YOUR WIG , JUST IN CASE IT RAINS

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  3. Anonymous says:

    ” Many people voted for the exPremier

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  4. Un Weis cv says:

    Many people voted for Andrew.
    Theyy knew better.

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  5. Salty Fish says:

    The reality show this cat must continuously, live in his own mind, must be an endless source of entertainment!

    Bro, do what makes you happy because I’m pretty certain you don’t care about other people’s opinions anyway. You are just going to do what you do.

    Carry on, and let the adoring public just continue to enjoy the endless twists and turns of each episode you produce!

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  6. BviBuzz says:

    I am a voter and many of you blogging negatively against Willock will not stop the majority of us from voting for him.

    We need new blood, and people who can fight

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  7. reply says:

    Easy win for the esteemed but run in the third we don’t want Frazer or Aaron

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  8. Feo Gomez says:

    Nobody likes you dude not enough to get votes.

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  9. Nothing personal says:

    However, I think it would be fair to say based on Mr. Hillock’s past performance in government, he is a controversial and divisive figure with his personality driving what he does and says. In short: it’s his behavior thats problematic.

    While he is entitled to contest any election he wishes the question for me is whether he will be a team player and a good addition to an already divisive political environment. Ultimately, that decision will be left to voters.

    IMO, I believe Mr. Willock is a very talented and smart man who could articulate the issues of the day well. Unfortunately, his personality imo will get in the way and decrease his effectiveness as a legislator. Thats quite unfortunate as I said because minus the personality issues, I do think he could prove a valuable asset and perform well in his duties.

    Mr. Willock, if you are reading, work on you. I think if you can just check yourself and tone it down, you can do a lot more inclusive of running for office. Change your approach. I do not see you as a bad person, but you have to check yourself. Its getting in your way.

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  10. Rubber Duck says:

    It might be a good idea to run.

    Away from the BVI before the law catches up with you.

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  11. Feed up says:

    Yes people want you to run, just keep running until we don’t have to see or hear from you ever again

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  12. ninja man says:

    “run way b”’y bwoy”

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  13. My run says:

    Run boy run!

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  14. Guth man says:

    He has just vote and the six i control

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  15. lol says:

    RUN FOR COVER!

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  16. balheaded says:

    This j”’l b…d has been fired from gov twice

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  17. go fly a kite! says:

    Take a hike!

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  18. say what says:

    No comment, NEXT.!!

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  19. lol says:

    I think they were joking

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  20. Truth says:

    All now people was shock you became the speaker…..

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  21. Yawn says:

    most only want you to run so that they can see you fail. Claude and Cindy should also run.

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  22. Jane says:

    Have you paid your court bill yet?

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  23. cay says:

    Julian willock has a lot of great qualities. When I worked with him at Water and Sewerage he gets things done.

    Many will criticize him because he does not put up with s**t, but he has my vote going and coming

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  24. Walk says:

    I thot after the BVI Reforms we were going FORWARD not BACKWARDS…

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  25. my two cents says:

    He was one of the best speakers we have had. Now he gone the house has hit rock bottom just ask sheep

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  26. Scofflaw says:

    The esteemed one carries a lot of baggage with him…

    1. He was dismissed (read: fired) from his government job as a Permanent Secretary for ignoring the stipulation that government employees are restricted from owning and operating media outlets (the Yellow news site).
    2. The esteemed one knowingly employed foreign workers for his Yellow media site, without benefit of work permits, and he was caught!
    3. The esteemed one dragged the government through endless and frivolous appeals and delays in the legal system, trying to regain his government position. This stuff is expensive. Did he pay for his court time?
    4. The esteemed one is part-and-parcel of all the issues highlighted in the Commission of Inquiry report on poor governance, graft, and corruption. Everything he writes on his inflammatory media site is against compliance.

    The esteemed one is all about the system of government we’ve endured for decades – the “wink-wink”, under-the-table, scratch-my-back-and-I’ll-scratch-yours system of payola and largess.
    We need to be extremely wary of the esteemed one.

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  27. Not me says:

    He’s a scofflaw! He feels the law doesn’t apply to him. At best, he should be ignored.

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  28. ... says:

    these negative blogs seems so fake. One man who is very capable of running this country is Julin Willock. His name has not been caught up in the COI. He has my one vote

    Who cares about these fake bloggs

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  29. @ SALTY FISH says:

    That was a gentle way of putting it 😁 I had to take a seat before I fell

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  30. Said nobody says:

    I have not heard one person say that….. funny tho

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  31. Only the truth says:

    AT LEAST WE CAN SEND WILLOCK ENGLAND TO REPRESENT WE

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  32. Ausar says:

    Congratulations, Honourable Willock,on your decision to represent the country in legislative office!

    The country is in NEED of fighters!

    And you represent some of the best stock that we currently now have!

    Again, congratulations!

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  33. The man says:

    We here joking then look the man win well sah

  34. Hard working citizen says:

    I couldn’t think of a worse candidate.
    Even Trump could do a better job!
    No diplomatic/leadership skills, selfish, racist, ignorant, and arrogant. Just watch the COI youtube video.

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  35. @ Scofflaw says:

    you can say that again, and now he is using another site to allegedly blogg using different names again , he just cannot resist the
    urge to indulge himself in drama / we wish he would do his Michael Jackson’s moonwalk on video 😂

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  36. xxx says:

    I see all of the UK bloogers here disliking Mr. Willock’s bid for election. Just remember some of you all cannot vote, you can just blog. PLUS remember WILLOCK IS ONE OF US YOU ARE HERE TO INVADE

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  37. Wish you would run... says:

    …away.

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  38. @ Scofflaw says:

    Our BVI has hit bottom. People are hurting. We need fresh faces in office and someone in government who loves people, not corrupt and will fight the UK on the behalf of the people.

    Every job Mr. Willock held in government he was praised for action, innovation and being a trail blazer and doing things right. He was at water and sewerage and clean it up. He was one of the best PS even ask my cousin STONES.

    He was wrongfully dismissed from Government and sued and won. By the way he is a black man so how can he be racist? Stop the madness. I think if we had three more like Mr. Willock our country will be better off. He is very articulate, a leader and to be honest one of the best House Speakers we have seen in years!

    I will campaign for him and together we will win. He is one of the few who can bring people together. Now take that to BANCO

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  39. Lol says:

    This guy is a joke

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  40. Kermit or Oscar says:

    You won the beauty contest, Ms Piggy has touted you as adorable 9/10. Pick your pick.

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  41. the real deal says:

    Just listened to his interview. Hats off Mr. WIllock. The man is knowledgeable and Billiant.

    He certainly has a set next elections.

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  42. WE WANT YOU TO RUN says:

    . . . THE FK AWAY FROM WE AND TAKE YOUR ACT TO A SHADY STREET CORNER OR CIRCUS . . .

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  43. Hog city says:

    Willock is the most credible and best candidate so far to announce

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  44. Really SMH says:

    Look how you setting yourself up for the same “people who want you run” to make a poppy-show out of you with 10 votes

  45. Anonymous says:

    Comments look like the Yellow bloggers are starting their campaign already. Pi**ock is a n**ty, vindi**ive and div**ive individual, and will financially rinse any position you put him in.

  46. Pat says:

    The more the same three persons blog against Willock the more we the people will put him in office where he belongs

    Fool us once you not going to fool us again Julian Willock is like royalty in the bvi

  47. Musa says:

    You a correct many want you to run 🏃‍♂️on the tracks so you enjoy a healthy life

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