Former Deputy Premier under an NDP government, Dr Kedrick Pickering said he is willing to work with the new Fahie administration for the advancement of the BVI if his expertise is required.
Dr Pickering was not re-elected in the February 2019 General Elections where he ran for the first time as an independent candidate.
“Somebody asked me the question, ‘if the Premier asked me to do something, what would be my response?’. My response is, as far as I know, the Honorable Andrew Fahie is the Premier of the British Virgin Islands. If the Premier calls me, I would drop what I am doing and go because that is the Premier of the country. He is my Premier,” Dr Pickering said on the Honestly Speaking with Claude Skelton Cline radio programme on Tuesday.
He continued: “I would certainly have to take a look at it. Once it doesn’t interfere in any way with my own personal beliefs and principles. That’s a different story. But if it is something that I can do to help the country, absolutely.”
I have experience
Dr Pickering, who served two decades as a legislator, said his expertise goes beyond the territory’s shores.
Among the expertise Dr Pickering described is that of foreign relations.
“Clearly, I have garnered a certain amount of experience over the years with respect to international affairs, and if I can help the country. I am more than available and willing to help the country in any way I can. What use is it for me or any of us that we have certain gifts and talents, and you just keep them to yourself?” Dr Pickering said.