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Pickering willing to work with VIP gov’t if called up by Premier


“If the Premier calls me, I would drop what I am doing and go because that is the Premier of the country ” — Dr Kedrick Pickering

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.

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  1. Devon says:

    No thanks and we don’t need any more beach consultation from you !
    You should be given a bucket and shovel and made to make Brandywine beach good agàin !

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  2. sam the man says:

    Please no – he advocates independence of the BVI strongly and if he’d have had his way we’d have been totally screwed after Irma and the No Direction Parties shambolic lack of governance as they allowed projects to fail, over run, exceed cost and frankly just gave millions away negligently…..he was part of that

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  3. Really now says:

    Your doing just fine where you are keep on saving the sharks with Bronson on your time not tax payers time both of you can dive down to the Kodak queen that you give him for nicker island to attract more guests the world war 2 fueling ship and you can help him to find the value of the treasure that he found on the island you Will be just fine just where you are .

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    • hmmm says:

      You need to re-learned….. It seems like the one thing he did wrong was the shark thing. So we forever hold that (1) against him and ignore the other 4 things he did right! Sometime I wish people as individuals could get a taste of the 1 thing they did and face he’ll for it before it turns around.

  4. Yep says:

    He is indirectly asking for a job….. Ray Charles could see this

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  5. @Sam says:

    You will throw back a trillion reasons why, and many will have a trillion responses to yours that you are a colonial symperthiser and one who is scared of looking into the future, fearing change; fearing some hardship of life style that may accompany it.

    There are a multitude of models to self determination, many of which can be beneficial to this territory, rather than the former slave owner coming back and reclaiming and controlling the whole cookie jar for himself alone,

    We know his nature and greed. We must be smater than you are projecting in the 21st. Our futuer depends on it.

    If you and others who think like you are placing your and our future in the hands of the UK and the English man, i would say, without doubt, we are a F—– people. And, you do not know history nor the nature of that man.Start studying and learning.

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    • Bobthebuilder says:

      Hey mate, just a thought but you might also want to start studying and learning (and use spell-check if you are unsure as to something).

      Cheers
      Bob

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      • @Bobthebuilder says:

        Hey mate! Truth hurt and or stuck you the wrong way? Did i not study and learn your-his-story? Is it false?

        What the h**l does spell check have to do with this medium? I do so if if so so chose, but not mandatory for your scholarly stuck up information.

        Did your ancestors use spell check when they recording the names of my ancestors and the cost of each one? GTFOH with your primitive s**t.

        Tables!

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  6. Go siddung says:

    He didn’t do any work when he was a minister and now he wants to work when he is not one? Amazing!

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  7. Really? says:

    Is this a f*****g joke? 20 years in office, shove your nose up at your own people and now that you’re voted out, you want to help? Go sit the f**k down!

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    • @Really? says:

      I dont normally blog w strong words but Im with you and the others above. Cant take this man a waste of 20 years. Im just grateful to that district 7 for sending this snob home.

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      • VICKIE says:

        What he has done for two decades. Is this man serious . God knows how some of us suffer under the NDP. Glad they are out set of wicked people who pretend they had the country at heart we see they had their ////// at heart. MR Pickering take a good at district 7 and come back.

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  8. Big says:

    What the h**l!
    This got to be a mad man.
    NO THANK U.

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  9. true says:

    Go sit down on the corner with your rich white friends you have done enough damage to the natural boundaries and land of the BVI

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  10. Hmm says:

    Is he going to be getting a big consultancy contract soon? Is this to gear us up?

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    • Curiosity kill the cat says:

      Even if he is given a consultancy contract at least the money stays in the country. We BVIslanders are our own worse enemy. We hate to see each other progress. So sad!!! The world creeps In and take over while we remain with our crab in the bag mentality.

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  11. vip heckler says:

    Both the cuban and foy are sponsored by great tatch

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  12. Hellloooow says:

    Larrd sen help, wander wah de doc ah put e self een ah?

  13. LOL says:

    Explain the millions you spent on the airport study with no results first and then we could talk. This man is the most unproductive minister we had in the government in last 30 years. All hot air with a bad attitude who thinks more of himself than he is.

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  14. Concerned says:

    He is probably broke and having sleepless nights because of that stunt he pulled last election and lost. Let him go back and continue his medical practice…..full time.

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  15. Curiosity kill the cat says:

    Even if he is given a consultancy contract at least the money stays in the country. We BVIslanders are our own worse enemy. We hate to see each other progress. So sad!!! The world creeps In and take over while we remain with our crab in the bag mentality.

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  16. MMM says:

    It is very interesting that something like this was said but let us not forget whether you agreed with his policies or not he speaks so eloquently and is very knowledgeable. He knows how to handle himself overseas. How many of the current leaders can do so?

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    • sam the man says:

      How forgetful you are – this joker declared war on the UK – doesn’t feature as an ability to handle himself well with our overseas friends in my book?

  17. Hmmm says:

    “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.

    Seems like he is begging for one of them consultant job with the fat pay checks.

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  18. Hello says:

    You all are too mean to Picko. Of course the VIP could use some help. D7 and D8 are the dirtiest districts on the island. Let him Pickering go and clean it up …FOR FREE

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  19. Ausar says:

    I agree with you,”Curiosity”!

    No need for the haters!

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  20. I got a job for you says:

    Come lewwe grab shovel and fill up all the pot hole dem in district 7 that been there for all the years you were in office. Them thing tired gimme whip lash and flat tire. When yuh ready, tell meh.

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  21. Can't be serious says:

    Why could anyone call on you, you have 8 f**king years and you did squat. Is money you looking.man

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  22. Already Failed says:

    You have already Failed big time. There is nothing you can point to!

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