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NDP officially presents election candidates

The NDP’s candidates for the 2019 elections

National Democratic Party (NDP) has officially announced its slate of candidates who will contest the 2019 General Elections.

The NDP team presented 11 candidates on Saturday. They presented no contenders for the First and Second district seats.

The NDP’s campaign-launch at Maria’s by the Sea Hotel in Road Town confirmed previous BVI News reports that singer/song-writer Aaron Parillon is the party’s Third District candidate.

Sitting legislator Mark Vanterpool will seek re-election in the Fourth District, Rotarian Elvis ‘Juggy’ Harrigan will contest the Fifth District, while Alvera Maduro-Caines will seek re-election in the Sixth District.

Hipolito Diego Penn has been named the contender for the Seventh District, NDP Deputy Chairman Marlon Penn will once again contest the Eighth District, while Dr Hubert O’Neal is seeking re-election in the Ninth.

Party Chairman Myron Walwyn along with resigned high school principal Sandy Underhill, former Ports Authority board chairman Trefor Grant, and former BVI Electricity Corporation boss Henry Creque are the four Territorial At-Large candidates the NDP will present for the elections.

The NDP’s next political event will come in the form of a rally on January 12.

Creque

Grant

Underhill

O’Neal

Marlon Penn

H Diego Penn

Maduro-Caines

Vanterpool

Harrigan

Parillon

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  1. Hmmmm says:

    Looks like a winning team to me. Well done! You have my vote all the way!

    5th District Voter

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    • Luke says:

      Until the NDP returns our $7.2 mil I don’t think any of these guys or their family members should be allowed to represent us.

      Look, our roads are broken they couldn’t fix them and they didn’t even have a plan to fo do.

      Our electricity doesn’t work half the time and now the former manager of that wants us to vote for him?

      Our schools are broken and the head of that problem now wants to be the leader of this party.

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    • Justice says:

      Will the members of this party agree to enact whistleblower laws to prevent elected officials from spending our money on themselves and their families?

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    • BVI! says:

      Think back of how the territory was when they got in power and compare it with today (You can even distract Irma)…they did a pretty good job in destroying all what was once good. This bunch of incapable politicians should never be elected again, especially now being leaded by Mr Wall-win.

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    • SB says:

      No matter someone IMMORAL doings it’s the past so of course it wouldn’t happen again. Given more money and power smh. You all will vote and mate anything in the VI.

  2. Resident says:

    I sorry but I can’t vote for ndp again neither ndp 1 or 2 deserve to lead the bvi out of this mess that they created its time to make a real change

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    • @Resident says:

      So vote who the H*ll you want to vote for resident. NDP is the only ones who is going to get the Country to where it is suppose to be. That is a power house team standing on that stage. They got this.

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      • Resident says:

        I see someone already got their white envelope but unlike you i put my country above my own needs

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        • @Resident says:

          You cannot be making asumptions like that without proof. Be very careful when you hit the send button because there are ways to tap into phones that will lead right to your front door. Just think about that when you start accusing without proof.

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  3. Wowwwww says:

    People will be delusional to elect NDP for a next 4 years…. Some are right every government the same or done the same but let’s be real REAL ndp did the worst in election history…. Not one of the getting my votes NDP 1 nor NDP 2….

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  4. Hmmm says:

    Just look at them, into there eyes I see a pack of evil, power hungry people who is not for this country, Sorry but then ain ready… Never thought I would have said but NDP dead this time around

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  5. Lol says:

    Are y’all serious y’all think these people can get us out of trouble, out of cries, can defend us locally, regional & international… Jokessssss….. National Dose of Poison!!!

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  6. Boo says:

    Nice suits!

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  7. Smh says:

    Team is very weak!! Please reshuffle!

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  8. No name says:

    And the losers are:

    Aaron, Elvis, Diego, Hubert, Sandy, Henry and Trefor!!!!

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  9. manioc says:

    the last time buggy represent the fifth district he done nothing for the
    people of long trench and facie hill, anyone from those areas voting for him would be foolish.

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  10. Yikes says:

    WOW! Some of them are good choices,while some will make you scratch your head and wonder. I will just sit back with my popcorn and watch the show.

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  11. Bob says:

    Set of dead mules wheel and come again

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  12. Ms.Diva says:

    Look at that powerhouse team. Myron, you picked a excellent team. Love it.

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  13. Voter says:

    No mention WHO in the seventh district

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  14. Done deal says:

    Loving it. NDP got this.

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  15. It's Show Time says:

    NDP is ready for the war. Fahie what do you have to say now? PLUS PU is coming.I’m popping my pop corn for this movie. Will Ronnie and his team retain their seats, will the VIP win one or any AtLarge Seat? Will RA pull of a upset or will the Bird team steal one Atlarge? This movie is Rated R. Tickets are on sale January15th at UPS *** **** cinema.

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  16. Foot Soilder says:

    What a great team . Land slide victory at the polls

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  17. ...? says:

    So why did they hold back the 1&2 district candidate?

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  18. Who is on 7 says:

    Is Pickering in or out? What a brave bunch! I thought the NDP would never be able to show their faces AGAIN.

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  19. AP says:

    AARON PARILLON LOOKING FOOOOIIINEEEEE IN THAT SUIT

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  20. Fashion police says:

    Love this team.

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  21. LOL says:

    The NDP have more women running than the VIP—I count about 5

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  22. ndp heckler says:

    I didn’t know that a deck of cards have in so many jokers?

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  23. Eagle eye says:

    Find candidates for the first and second district let’s go team NDP.

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  24. BA says:

    100% ALL THE WAY LETS GO NDP LET FOOLS KEEP TALKING .

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  25. A show? says:

    People are speaking of sitting back and watching as if this is some television drama. This election is about the future of our COUNTRY (not Territory as many like to say). Participate! Hear the debates, speeches, ideas, etc and vote!

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  26. Benin man says:

    I am from Benin Africa. Whoever wants to see me before the election. I will be in the bvi sometime in February for two weeks. Politicians only please please.

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  27. Puzzled says:

    The amount of government workers I saw at this rally mean it is okay to come forth at any rally or we will be victimized?

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  28. Please don't be fooled says:

    NDP again trying fool you with fancy suits, nice decorations, fancy speeches. They a disaster dressed up nicely. Not me again

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    • @Please don't be fooled says:

      Sending out congrulations from Baltimore Maryland. That is the way Politations should look. Myron, we are so proud of you and your team. NDP all the way. Damn, I am sooo happy.

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  29. I am lost. says:

    Where is Pickering?

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  30. Please says:

    You can have Mark, Hubert, Juggie, Diego on a team and call it powerhouse…please…gimme a break

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  31. I tell ya.. says:

    Diego should have never joined the NDP. You just committed political suicide. Aaron should not be in politics after his court cases a few years ago……………Stay away from the political arena and stick to music .

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  32. Lord says:

    Diego why ??? You just lost my vote. Why did you join the NDP?

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  33. Hmmm says:

    The c*****t head will c*****t the body of this gang. Keep them far away from power.

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  34. NDP Supporter says:

    Let the haters continue to press the dislike button. The haters are Scurdd/ scared. We are going to drop ya/you haters at the poils. Myron, Congrats for selecting the dream team.

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  35. Please says:

    These NDP 1 are hypocrites. They throw away millions of our hard earn tax dollars and want us to forget about it and put them back in. People of the VI stay awoke. The further we keep them from being elected the better for tge V.I.

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  36. Lb says:

    They only got 3 seats there.

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  37. Hahahahaha says:

    Oh you poor haters. You will be busy typing till all yuh dead.

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    • NDP Supporter says:

      Let the haters continue to press the dislike button. The haters are Scurdd/ scared. We are going to drop ya/you haters at the poils. Myron, Congrats for selecting the dream team.

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  38. Clearly says:

    This is not a competent team to lead the BVI at all. This is a put together of family and close friends to continue the NDP dominance over the majority of the people surpressing and intimidating we the people while they get richer.

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  39. Socrates says:

    Should not a party supposedly on a strong 8 year run be fielding a slate of candidates-13? Should candidates not be sprinting to run with the NDP? Is the NDP yielding the D-1 and D-2 seats to the encumbents? Should not all parties have a 13 seat(9 district, 4 at large) strategy if they are serious? What is the NDP reason(s) for not rolling out a slate? Is it that there are too many highly qualified/competitive applicants for D-1 and D-2, making hard to choose? If so shouldn’t the NDP have made the tough decision and choose a candidate? Is not making tough decisions a core governing tasks, ie, there will never be enough money to meet needs all at once?

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  40. Want2Kno says:

    Dr. Pickering is part of the NDP Government, but, not a part of the NDP TEAM….Where does he stand now?

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  41. Cuban Sandwich says:

    Hey where the Cuban sandwich gone? PVIM he wid ayo? Or he gone wid PU….either way he is gone P…ing and no one can find whey he gone! Must be on da plane circling above to see whey he can skydive into the best party. Picko…whey yuh hiding deh….

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  42. Q says:

    Where is district 1 and 2 ?
    U cant fine no one?

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    • @Q says:

      It is not that they cannot find anyone from 1 and 2, they are looking for the best suited canadite. They are going to find someone from 1 and 2 soon.

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  43. Wendy says:

    I have to give it to DrSmith ad other members of NDP.
    Smartest and most intelligent
    set this side of the Caribbean or the BVI is blessed and led by Divine Guidance.
    No matter how you slice it,NDP will again become the ruling party even if under a different name. The ideology will remain the same and that is guaranteed. A bunch of thinking heads and expensive consultants have sealed the deal.

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  44. State Side says:

    All the haters need to continue to drink from the haters water fountain.NDP is going to whip them good on election day. Ain’t no stopping NDP now. You haters need to reconize that.

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  45. Hah says:

    We will be fools to reward the NDP once again. We cannot reward failure and expect success. No sane person can honestly say that the last 8 years were successful or showed any promise of moving in the right direction and I would challenge anyone to justify why the NDP deserves another chance. The NDP have not addressed or admitted their failures they are simply hoping that we forgive and forget. Some of the biggest failures and wasters of public funds are still members of this “new” NDP only because of their popularity and you expect us to think that this team will lead us to the promised land.

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  46. Diaspora says:

    Mi arm, ayu lawd, ah wah, garçon, mey son —-me confused. The NDP government is in power and Dr. Hon Pickering is the current D-7 rep and Deputy Premier and has not indicated he is not running yet Diego Penn is on the NDP ticket as the D-7 candidate. He is part of NDP government but not part of the NDP. I’m no math wiz but I’m having difficulty squaring this circle. WTF! Perhaps, the NDP needs to take a hiatus, a respite to fix itself. What a royal mess! These are the worst of times for the BVI and it does not need all this confusion; it needs a steady hand to captain the ship thru the ground sea and shoals. NDP fix yourself as the late Fix It would quipped.

    Nonetheless, if Dr. Hon Kedric “Frenchie” Pickering has not retired from active politics, who is he rolling with? Is he rolling wid PVIM, PUP, RAA, UP or rolling as an independent hoping to be the king or queen maker? I could be wrong but there only a few hopefuls on the NDP ticket. Here is a news flash and a piece of free advice for political hopefuls. You have to be civil and amicable all the time, not just at election time. Too many of you live in the community but are not part of the community. Talent, education, social status, employment…..etc are not enough to get you over the finish line. Further, the gift for gab also is not enough. The days of buying votes wid some rum is long gone. You got to bring substance; this applies to all parties. The NDP roll out its ticket, albeit not a full ticket, so Election is around the corner. This uncertainty is why date certain for election is needed. The next government needs to make this happen.

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  47. Wiww says:

    They looking for someone heavy for D1 to beat Andrew but that will never happen.

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    • Hmmm says:

      Unfortunately Fahie is the weakest link in the Gov of the VI and the International Powers and overseers are waiting for his moment wth which they can use to sink these islands.
      Prayers pleaae.
      I have my feelers out just in case for tis sell I will sell immediately to the highest MidEastern or Asian buyer and get outta dodgeto experience the death toll from afar.

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  48. Ausar says:

    Interesting line-up, but Im voting VIP this time.

    It’s about keeping “true” to those of “BVI soil”..

    Great going there though, Aaron…!!

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  49. The Truth says:

    A farce. A travesty. No wonder the BVI is currently on the path it’s on.

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  50. BVI says:

    I am sure most of you have better things to do with your time other than to be typing nonsense at the end everyone one vote for the candidate of their choice.As far as i can see most of us is very ungrateful

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  51. Hmmm says:

    Unfortunately Fahie is the weakest link in the Gov of the VI and the International Powers and overseers are waiting for his moment wth which they can use to sink these islands.
    Prayers pleaae.
    I have my feelers out just in case for tis sell I will sell immediately to the highest MidEastern or Asian buyer and get outta dodgeto experience the death toll from afar.

    • To Hmmm says:

      Oh please. Everyone with or without sense by now know that you are talking foolishness about Fahie. Come with something else but then again you all have nothing else.

  52. At Least 2 says:

    @Hmmm, they are waiting for at least 2, if not more, from the side u are apparently supporting. Doesn’t the formation and presence of the RDA shed a clue as to who might be heading to Ballo? that we the Taxpayers, for the first time ever are paying over $300,000 to one man who isn’t elected by us, but yet responsible for spending the moneys that we are borrowing that our children will have to pay? Doesn’t that give u a clue as to what’s happening?. Meanwhile u r insinuating that Fahie is corrupt, when in fact he has been practically single handedly preaching about the Corruption and the need for us to “Police ourselves or be policed by others in ways we wouldn’t like”.
    It amazes, saddens and thrashes my hope seeing how we were able gather ourselves together in the thousands to march against the very Country that is now bailing us out of the horrendous situation we are in, knowing exactly how and who got us there, and instead of marching against them, here supporting and calling for the renewal of their Leadership contract.

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  53. Supports NDP 100% says:

    I like this team. Said it and will always say it, NDP is the best fit for the Country. Congrulations to all of you standing on that stage. Nice photo. The ladies look great.

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  54. Lodger says:

    Dont know who to vote for? Suggestion. Attend all rallies and speeches. ARRIVE AT THE ADVERTISED TIME. Note which candidates START ON TIME and vote for them. Late starts show utter contempt for we the voters, and they dont deserve our support. If you dont agree with me, then you also dont care for your country and deserve who you get for the next four years.

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  55. Political Intelligence says:

    Both the VIP and NDP has selected p**s poor weak candidates.

    They cannot find anyone to run in the first and 2nd, more especially the 2nd. How pathetic with the no candidacy in the 2nd! …Mark? Harrigan? O Neal? Underhill? Creque?…Where the h**l they going with these?

    NDP has the better Head than the VIP tho.

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    • @Political Intelligence says:

      Speak for yourself. However from your post you have rightfully state that NDP isn’t going anywhere. This is VIP turn and nothing will stop this.

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  56. So says:

    The current minister of communications and works who has delivered the worst internet in the world and terrible infrastructure and a pier that is riddled with controversial overspend that seems to be related to overpaying contracts .

    The minister of education but we have no high school and no libraries

    For real?

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  57. Good Mix says:

    Very good choice to build a better BVI.

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  58. Wallaroundtheschool says:

    St.Thomas, St.John and St.Croix voted now we in the BVI have a chance to do the same thing. Vote out a—– –n. BVI Make the change.

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