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Names of other potential NDP election recruits surface

Following recent reports of names of potential political newcomers who the National Democratic Party (NDP) may have recruited to contest the upcoming General Election, the names of another set of possible NDP recruits have surfaced.

In an internal meeting held last evening, party officials reportedly confirmed well-known Rotarian Elvis ‘Juggy’ Harrigan, singer/song writer Aaron Parillon, and Hipolito Penn to run under the NDP banner.

Harrigan will contest the Fifth District seat, Parillon will vie for the Third District seat, and Penn will take on the Seventh, BVI News understands.

It is also understood that party officials confirmed high school principal Sandy Underhill, Ports Authority board chairman Trefor Grant, and BVI Electricity Corporation boss Henry Creque as three of the four Territorial At-Large candidates the NDP will present for the elections.

It is not clear whether Speaker of the House of Assembly, Ingrid Moses-Scatliffe, has been placed on the party’s ticket for election — something she, herself, declined to confirm or deny when reports of her potential NDP candidacy surfaced some two months ago. Her reported candidacy stirred up major controversy at the time.

Still tightlipped

Party Chairman Myron Walwyn is continuing to keep his political playing cards close to his chest and opted to reveal nothing when BVI News reached out to him for comment last evening.

What is known, however, is that Walwyn, Marlon Penn, and representatives for Sixth and Ninth districts — Alvera Maduro-Caines and Dr Hubert O’Neal, respectively — will be seeking re-election as NDP candidates.

The NDP is one of four political organsations that is expected to present candidates to contest the next General Election, which must happen by April 16, 2019.

The other three parties are the Julian Fraser-led Progressives United, the Ronnie Skelton-led Progressive Virgin Islands Movement, and the Andrew Fahie-led VIP. The VIP is the only party to have officially announced most of its election caandidates, so far..

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  1. ndp heckler says:

    Will PRINCIPAL and PORT CHAIRMAN tender their resignations today? This also confirms that the ACTION MAN is running in the 4th again. The question is, will he show up to the house on time or attend at all if he wins and his party loses?

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  2. LOL says:

    Myrun is holding a deck of bad cards to his chest

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    • Not2Sure says:

      Probably more than you know. I am guessing that there is more than a little bit of “disinformation” going on in relation to these NDP leaks of potential candidates.

      I suspect the real list of candidates will look a bit different when it is finally announced.

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  3. well sah says:

    What is kedrick doing among those people? Cant he see that Myron is dissing him? How come those 3 government workers still be on their jobs????

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  4. shame shame says:

    IS THIS A JOKE OR A HOAX? WHERE THE NDP GOING WITH THESE SETS OF JOKERS? DOC AND WALWYN CAN’T BE SERIOUS? I DON’T SEE A WINNER AMONG THOSE NEW CANDIDATES

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  5. Woeee says:

    Thumbs up if VIP have better candidates

    Thumbs down if NDP HAVE better candidates

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  6. 7th District Rep says:

    So are you saying that Dr. Pickering is no longer an NDP member since Diego is running in the 7th??

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  7. strupes says:

    A bunch ah green-hands. This is not the time to experiment with our future!

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  8. Eagle eye says:

    Quick question somyone.if Henry was pushed out of the 4 district then who is the NDP candidate for that district?

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  9. @Eagle eye says:

    Mark Vanterpool is back.

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    • lol says:

      LUCE WILL MAKE HIM GIVE AWAY ALL THAT HE HAVE IN HIS SUPERMARKET THIS GUAVA CROP

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      • Jokes says:

        Luce do what? That’s the same thing they said about Roxy last time. Mark will win his district handily again, no question about it.

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        • Really says:

          If — wins hands down, that means that the system is really flawed, because if someone can break all the laws and be so corrupt and still get voted in, then the UK needs to step in because we are not politically mature enough to handle our own affairs. It is that bad. Look at Road Town, our business district, it is filthy, corruption reeks. —– must go now.

  10. Well here comes trouble says:

    Myron really Aaron Parillon that’s the best you could get? Not my vote no way he has no kind of ——— at all

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  11. Family says:

    I am disappointed in Aaron for even considering joining up with this gang fully well knowing their actions are inconceivable!

    My youth don’t let these people destroy you, the devil comes in many disguise! Be warned.

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  12. My Run says:

    It seems like you will stop at nothing to continue to destroy our young people! You have made a mockery out of our education system, you have destroyed the culture of the BVI and you have helped raid the country of its finances!

    I pray every day, that you Sir get what you rightfully deserve! A seat at Her Majesty’s Prison!

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  13. Hmmm says:

    Who you think gonna win

    If you want Thumbs up for luce Hodge district 4 vip

    If u want him Thumbs down for Mark Vanterpool district 4 ndp

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  14. Interested says:

    NDP is already tarnished.I don’t care who they bring.As long as Myron is there it’s a NO No.Do we really want to put finance in that man’s hands . Think carefully people.

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  15. Ausar says:

    What I find interesting is that Dr. Smith has stepped down in retirement from this party and his step-son is running as an at-large candidate?

    It’s great to see that the Vanterpool/Creque/Smith families still have a viable interest in the survivability of this party.

    What’s even more interesting is that it appears that the good docter from the seventh is being replaced.

    How come we’ve not heard of a resignation or a retirement letter from this representative?

    So much is happening at the eleventh hour which we all must pay keen attention to, to avoid being bamboozled and tricked by skillfully and cleverly political “mercenaries”!

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  16. OZYMANDIAS says:

    AaRON? We have not forgotten about that HISTORY. Especially with what transpired in the courts the other day. Most of the other candiates NOBODY REALLY LIKES.

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  17. BVI says:

    You bloggers amaze me. How many of you would actually make the move to serve your country at this level? You have persons that although you may not like personally you try to discount them with childish rants. And we wonder why the BVI is the way it is. You sit in your comfortable little spaces to blog and spill hate yet do absolutely nothing to better your country or communities. The BVI should be ashamed of itself with the level of blogging that takes place. It is full of educated people who clearly don’t blog.

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    • Just Curious says:

      Obviously the bloggers have their opinions and as such they have all the right to expressed themselves whether you like it or not. When you said that educated people don’t blog are you suggesting that the bloggers are uneducated and if so I would also assume that you have also fallen in the category of the uneducated since you had time and energy to block and rant your ignorant A$$ trying to belittled persons who are using their constitutional rights to freedom of expression.

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    • OZYMANDIAS says:

      No sweety what you want us to do is back the LOW MORAL CODE piece of candidate you present. Serve community? Go clean out your heart then come clean up the community. I beg your pardon.

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  18. Byron says:

    NDP so desperate they recruiting r—– now? Just sad!

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  19. You're kidding says:

    The picture of the NDP sign. That is a space between “HEAD” and “QUARTERS”? A new meaning to what the NDP has been up to ! Walwyn being “tightlipped”… good play on words.

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    • Millie says:

      I always thought it was one word, but I have an open mind and maybe I had it wrong. As for the recruits, worst have thrown their hats in the ring before —

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  20. My 2 cents says:

    That child, Parillon! Really! NDP come better please!

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  21. No nonsense says:

    What happened to the brown girl in the ring for the 1st. She had better go help pull dem fish pots in the Tower’s!! She will not upset Fahie’s fish basket!!

  22. Lena says:

    The symbol of the NDP is a family with round head people. Don’t take my word for it, go look at it for yourself. This election is crucial. Look at everything and make an informed decision. For years we have been asking for changes to the electoral system, the voters registration card with photo, the picture of the district and at large candidates on the ballot. Instead I heard the school children saying we are getting voting machines from St. Thomas. People stand up and demand better.

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  23. Socrates says:

    Did KPMG report on TPP (Tortola Pier Park) deliver a no fault finding and a clean bill of health for the MCW on the TPP? Is the MCW standing for reelection and did KPMG findings a deciding factor? What grade should we give to road conditions? A, b, C, D or F? Has the MCW earned reelection?

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  24. THE PEOPLE OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS says:

    WE AINT PUTTING BACK IN DUTTY NDP OR DUTTY NDP 2.0 (PVIM) AND RHONNIE D***Y SKELTON DONT THINK WE GOING BE FOOLED BY HIDING BEHIND A DIFFERENT PARTY!!!!!! BAD GOVERNANCE WILL END NEXT ELECTION DAY. ALL OF AYO WHO WAS IN POWER FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS WE DONT WANT NONE OF AYO BACK IN REGARDLESS WHICH PARTY AYO JOIN!!!!

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  25. ndp heckler says:

    A new set of pall-bearers to help bury this country

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  26. Soooo.... says:

    I’m gathering that the people do not want seasoned nor new representatives; too young nor too old. I also detect that they do not want them to be tied to well-off (black, yellow, red or white) families with a long history in the BVI. They don’t want educated nor uneducated. They don’t want them to have any friends but they should be friendly to everyone. They don’t want them to fraternize with members of opposing parties but they want them to form a consensus on plans of action for the territory.

    What they want are representatives suffering from multiple personality disorder. Pure insanity.

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    • @Soooo.... says:

      I couldnt have said it better!! They don’t know what the bleep they want. So we will all suffer together. Bunch of looney toons.

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  27. Anegada says:

    This man dissed us last two graduations in Anegada and allowed a top notch child abuser to be transferred not fired
    Dismiss this man from our options
    Hes not to be trusted

  28. Think Twice says:

    How many of these candidates can represent the BVI abroad? Who can we send to the UK for instance to speak on our country’s behalf?

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