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Smith now serving as First District Rep — Malone

Neville ‘Sheep’ Smith

Deputy Speaker Neville ’Sheep’ Smith is currently serving as the de facto representative for the First District.

At-Large Representative Carvin Malone gave that indication while speaking on the Talking Points show recently.

The current elected First District representative, former Premier Andrew Fahie, was arrested in April and indicted on charges of money laundering and drug smuggling in the United States. As part of his bail conditions, Fahie currently remains on bond and confined to the apartment of his two daughters in Florida ahead of his trial which is expected to begin in mid-January next year. He has therefore been unable to return to the BVI to attend to the needs of his constituency.

Malone said it was agreed in a recently held meeting that Smith would set up office and be in the district for two days per week. 

Malone said he, too, would be offering assistance intermittently to the First District in addition to the other three Territorial At-Large Representatives. 

“As you may well by now be aware, I’ve moved over to the Opposition so in order that they (First Dirstrict residents) will have a voice in Cabinet, they have said to Honourable Smith, well, you know, we’ll like you to set up office there,” Malone related on the Talking Points show recently.

It is unclear whether a bi-election will be held to replace Fahie as First District Representative with general elections now months away and Smith being asked to serve the district in the interim.

Fahie has now missed three consecutive sittings of the House of Assembly (HOA) following his arrest in April, but current Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley recently noted that the likelihood of a by-election being called for Fahie’s soon-to-be-vacated seat may, possibly, be affected by the amount of time that remains before the general elections that are constitutionally due by May 2023. 


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  1. lol says:

    More contracts to collect on the west side.

  2. Only the truth says:

    Good move

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  3. The beat goes on says:

    Somebody gotta take the drew space…powder gotta move

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  4. Secret Bear says:

    Is this even constitutional? There should be a by-election.

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  5. U says:

    And powder have to come in u all know who ah sheep is a s**pid a..

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  6. SMH says:

    Literally shaking my head at these Comments. People fail to understand that Hon Smith is an At Large elected Official. So it’s quite fair to have him rrepresent the 1st District Constituents per say.

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  7. @ SMH says:

    Did it have to take the callers on Tola Radio to put the pressure on them for an Atlarge member to go there. It did not happen because they wanted to help.

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  8. Yea says:

    It happen . He ah d**ler

  9. Ausar says:

    Congrats, Honourable Smith!

    It is, TIME, for sensitive representation, of that district!

  10. ? says:

    Out of the four @large members, which one got the most votes from district one.?

  11. Feo Gomez says:

    Perfect pick he as sh**y and co**upt as the original rep.

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  12. @Feo Gomez says:

    We will be watching.

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