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Sylvia Romney-Moses announced as PVIM’s candidate for First District

Sylvia Romney-Moses

A final candidate has been added to the Progressive Virgin Island’s Movement (PVIM) team.

The party announced former Director of the BVI International Affairs Secretariat, Sylvia Romney-Moses, as its candidate for the First Electoral District.

“Sylvia brings to this team a vast amount of experience and leadership qualities,” said party leader, Ronnie Skelton who announced her candidacy on Friday evening.

Her campaign kicks off in the First District community of Capoon’s Bay on Saturday, February 2.

The addition of Romney-Moses now brings the number of candidates on the PVIM team to nine. There are a total of 13 electoral seats up for grabs during a BVI general election.

Meanwhile, the remaining slate of PVIM candidates comprises clergyman Curnal P Fahie, engineer Shaina Smith, Horse Owners Association president Lesmore Smith, and Skelton who are all At-Large contenders.

The party is further fielding sitting legislator Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull to seek re-election in the Second District; taxi operator Karl Scatliffe who will vie for the Fourth District; recently-resigned Commissioner of Customs Wade Smith for the Fifth; and former Deputy Projects Manager in the Ministry of Finance, Jose de Castro, who to contest the Ninth District seat.

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  1. TRUTH says:

    GREAT TEAM RONNIE. Don’t mind the noise.

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  2. good idea says:

    I want those 2 ladies run andrew outta town. He think he got it all sowed up but we got news fo he

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  3. wow says:

    What a breath of fresh air in the first district…I know she wont sell us out to lil tatch for an otterbox nor a spot in game-fishing.

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  4. THE BOUNCER says:

    BET ALL YOUR MONEY ON THE MARE HORSE ZENYATTA BECAUSE I KNOW SHE CAN DO IT (BEAT THE BROWN STALLION)

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  5. oh really says:

    no body aint studying she haha

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    • Buyout says:

      We expect you to say that. Some people’s vote only worth (2) $100 bills. Twenty years and what has he done other than share our tax dollars for votes and blow hot air. Oh sorry, I forgot. He also built a bathroom in the graveyard. Wow. Not my vote.

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      • Hello says:

        Spent $100,000s of thousands of dollars on those bathrooms and didn’t even look back to maintain them! But he think we fooly. Blaming government for stupidness. What does he do with the district funds for the yearrrsss he’s been in? Those guys can’t even get him to help fix the basketball court in Carrot Bay! But he want to be leader?? Leader of who and what??!! People better stay woke!

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      • To buyout says:

        Get your facts straight. The same Ronnie as NDP Minister of Health that the woman is running with is who built the bathroom in the graveyard and not Fahie. So try something else because that one isn’t going to work.

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        • Buyout says:

          Well, if I was a District Rep. Of 20 years tenure, nobody was spending precious money on a bathroom in a cemetery when the Cappoons Bay School is the same since the early 70s. Not even an extra classroom or bathroom. But a nice wall was built around it. Since we are giving Hon. Skelton credit for the bathroom in the cemetry, we should go ahead and give him credit for the idea of renaming the clinic, in fact island wide for it was surely his idea. The new style politician is so busy worrying about next election that they neglect their daily responsibilities. They should sit down and map out plans for their District that is beneficial to all since we all pay taxes. This tax refund system for some on the down low is unethical, illegal and frankly corrupt.

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  6. Just asking says:

    Where did the missing tooth go? Anyways, good luck to you!

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  7. I just don’t get it.. says:

    The woman doesn’t even speak to people. How then can she even decide to run for public office ????????‍♀️

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  8. Hmmm says:

    I think that people should show they care at all times, year round and not just when they want to run during elections time.

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  9. My view says:

    Fahie deserves another four years. If it wasn’t for Fahie the NDP would have hidden all their wrong doings and we the BVI public would not know half of what we know now like that $7.2mill plane deal that was no good from the start among many other questionable acts by the NDP of which her leader was a part of and didn’t say anything.

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    • Lease We Forget says:

      Hon. Ronnie Skelton publicly said out of his own mouth the NDP government squandered tax payers money and the airplane investment was a bad idea. Now tell me people and especially voters of these lovely BVI. Wasn’t Hon. Skelton apart of the same government that he now claims squandered taxpayers money and made bad investments??

      How come all of a sudden he have so much to say when he said NOTHING to the people to bring light of these things. I don’t know about the rest of you all but this does not sit well with me. Who’s to say he wouldn’t do worst IF he becomes premiere. People you better pay close attention to these individuals when they speak.

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      • ??? says:

        WHY PUNISH RONNIE AND MITCH AND ALLOW THE REST OF THE NDP TO GO FREE???

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        • Say What !!!!! says:

          Ronnie and Mitch were part of NDP and they help bring the Country down. Ronnie is bitter because Myron was elected leader of the Party. Mitch is bitter because he wanted a position that he was not qualified for. Those two will always be looked at as ship jumping R.t S….hes. Yeah, Ronnie and Mitch should be punished. I saw it somewhere and I am going to repeat it…

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      • @Least says:

        Stop misquoting the man for your lie spreading purposes. I heard him say the airlift was a good idea. How the deal went down was a different story. If you’re going to blog, blog with SENSE and TRUTH!!

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        • Yep says:

          That’s what I heard and he’s quite right. If I in business with you and we both agree that you could use $5 to buy a pen buy what we agreed to not a block. It’s simple

    • @ My view says:

      I agree with you. The facts are whether Hon Fahie in or out…he ALWAYS working with and trying for the people of the first district…I was a reisdent of the first district and Hon Fahir always driving through the district at least once or twice a month minimum…checkin the people…talking to the boys on the block…and I am talking outside of election season…if you go to him for help he will try to see what he could do for you…try to talk to the higher ups…the people of the first district know Hon Fahie aint just sit back and do nothing…even if they don like him or they not for VIP…you gotta give jack his jacket…he spearhead and do alot for the first district after Irma even if he was being strategic about it…he did the work….the first district was like an orphan and a step child after Irma…the NDP minister didnt pay attention to the first district tall tall….the roads the electricity the dock…no water…then the cox heath fire…its like we was cut….Fahie deserves to be re elected because he tried when he was Leader of the Opposition…he expose alot of crookedness that was going on…I like and respec these ladiea but sorry HON FAHIE HAS EARNED HIS KEEP AT LEAST FOR THIS ELECTION. It is obvious that he couldn get more major things done in his district cos his party was not in government but he still tried…and anybody who say differen is lying to themself or in denial..whether he should be Premier…I will leave that to God.

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    • Deserves Nothing says:

      Fahie deserves no such thing! All of a sudden he’s the great Saviour of the people!? I know one thing for sure, if you’re not on his team he will let you die. Ask them people who he refuse to give water to down Carrot Bay after the hurricane. He’s a fraud just like the preacher man.

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    • @My View says:

      And this is my view, Fahie need to go.You all keep thinking Fahie is this innocent humble here I come to save the day I am your only hope kinda Guy.Why would a person Align themselves with a FROTH/SHADY person. If I was walking down a ALLEY and I see Mr.FROTH/SHADY, I am bolting the other way out of there. I am not about to cast my vote for any Party that is going to benefit Mr.FROTH/SLIM SHADY.

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    • @My View says:

      Ok honey bun, I got it, however, some enquireing minds want him to explain what happened to the grip/money that he hand over to his bussom buddy C***e to start the After School Program that never materialized into anything. What happen to the grip/money dude.

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    • Corrections says:

      Fahie had 8 years in power under the VIP, don’t forget when the score was 11-2 he didn’t doone thing for his district. Nothing

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  10. Truth says:

    In an election you never know what can happen and I respect persons exercising their democratic rights to run for office. However for the people of the first district to move fahie now will be the craziest and stupidest political move ever. The man paid his dues and single handed fought off a giant eleven man NDP government and basically brought them to their knees. This is a fighter for the people and I will be voting for him for the first time because he deserves it.

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    • No way says:

      Persons try to reach out to fahie for help and he pretend that he never know..hmm

      Let me say this Fahie aint fought no 11 team, 7.2m hes dwelling on, but he fahie need to stop giving carrot bay and apple bay assistance. Look at all the tanks he give carrot bay people, Fahie is no good his self this is not a say say story, he only help carrot bay and apple bay people. He for all does not help frenchmans cay and west end people.

      Mrs Moses is good female candidate to run the 1st district fahie fail us big hes only for the money and special people.

      I know these persons always asked for him for assistance and always tell them to send it in and believe that persons does not need it. In all this i could never vote for him ever again after seeing i been taking in my form and he has turn a blind eye on us

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      • Well Sah says:

        People need to learn to fend for themselves instead of stretching out their hands looking for handouts from our politicians. And the politicians need to STOP the practice of giving out a fistful of dollars to buy votes.

        It is high time that our people stop voting their favorite candidate, their friend, the family friend, the one who hands out material goods most generously, and vote for people of stature, of integrity. Our Territory needs people who can defend themselves whether locally or on an international platform. If we continue the trend of voting foolishly, as has been done in the past, this country will never develop and grow.

        And yes, we have been stagnating in the past with a set of educated persons who obviously could not see beyond their noses. We must choose wisely this election, or we are doomed for good.

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      • @No Way says:

        Sound like you are hired to come on here to spin NDP rhetoric. To all the similar comments trying to counter what Hon Fahie do for the district and the people…Bring facts please not conjectures. And to My’Run if Hon Fahie run at Latrge he still going win because the people see his track record at least for the last 4 years…and dem see yours for the last 8.

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  11. First district Youth says:

    Who is this woman? What has she done in the district? Where did she come from? I never saw her in my life.

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  12. onlooker says:

    Allyuh put up people who does talk to people on the streets NUH!

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    • Me says:

      If people don’t be looking up in all you faces and grinning you all don’t feel good.

      We need people who can represent us well – and this goes for every district in the Territory.

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  13. o yea says:

    Do you know the red and blue teams and blood and crips

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  14. Objective says:

    So Fahie was the only man talking and Frazer said nothing. Come on now Frazer did his part and even members of govt at times. Lets stop being so biased.

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  15. Issues says:

    What have Andrew done for the first district for the past twenty plus years?

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  16. pagu says:

    We finally got someone serious to run against that joker andrew

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  17. Bad Move says:

    Fahie Align himself with Cline. And Cline is bad news. Cline is using Fahie to move up in the ranks. Fahie,that man is going to turn on you like a lion on fresh prey. You will see. That Cline is a very d********s man.

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  18. Smh says:

    Sometime in the early 90’s before Fahie was a politician he was a coach for 2 basketball teams from West End for many years in the main basketball league. This proves that Fahie has always been a good ambassador for his community. He never got paid. There was no ulterior motive. It had to be a burden for a man his size to be standing so much but he continued and his teams were some of the better teams for many years. That’s why I respect Fahie and Dr. Pickering because even before politics these guys were always representing their districts. The only time people talk bad about these men is when politics is involved so you know to take it with just a grain of salt.

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    • Lmao says:

      Basketball? Really? Thats the measuring stick for representation? You guys deserve what the f**k you get for that stupid way of thinking!

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      • I Laugh says:

        Lol…basketball. He did not even think that it is necessary to put some of his district funds into the upkeep of the basketball courts in Carrot Bay, Cappoons Bay and West End. Instead of the bathroom in the Cemetery, the bathroom at the field should have been addressed.

        Let Fahie cart his useless —- out of Carrot Bay. We deserve better! Carrot Bay deserves better!!

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  19. Listen Up Fahie says:

    Andrew Arturo Fahie listen up! No Water = No Vote for you. Go apologize to that family. As a matter of fact one of the persons the water was for was laid to rest recently. Shame on you for not giving them some water whilst alive! SHAME ON YOU! You a w—- and v——- person. We saw what you did that day shortly after Hurricane Irma. You don’t care for no P——. F———- with the other Pastor Fr——-.

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  20. Whew says:

    We need her in the 1st!!!

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  21. ALright says:

    Fahie has been in the Opposition 12 of the 20 years he is in politics including the last 8 years. The NDP Government has not funded any major projects for the district especially for the past 8 years. Fahie kept the district informed and did his job in the House of Assembly. He will get 4 more years. I will not trade him in for this opportunist.

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    • Facts!! says:

      Ok, since you’ve defined what an Opportunist is let’s proceed to list the opportunists that F—- surrounds himself with on the g— team.

      District 2 is an Opportunist. He loves to party. Has done nothing for District 2. Period.

      District 3 is an Opportunist. Where was she hiding all this time?

      District 4 is another Opportunist. Where was she hiding?

      District 5 is a major opportunist! Where has he been? He was too good to mingle with the regular people of the District and is a fake. A good fake though.

      District 6 another opportunist. He can’t work with nobody. Not VIP nor NDP. He defies the laws of rationale.

      District 7 not so much an opportunist. Just misguided.

      District 8, well no comment. Can’t figure out his angle.

      District 9 is a manipulator. Took advantage of his position after the hurricanes to get where he is now. So guess what? That makes him an opportunist as well.

      Won’t go to the At Large, but those are clear as well.

      So you still want to call others opportunists when you laying in bed with quite a few!?? Talk dat!

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    • @ALright says:

      You know it…Myrun just put she in there cos she a Romney – her family big so he trying to get ‘family’ votes…that’s all the votes she getting ….nuff said…

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    • @Alright says:

      Convenient excuse that he was in the Opposition. The District funds he received could have been used for something other than g******g palms. Not even a mold treatment for the school it couldn’t pay for. A proper maintenance schedule and fresh painting etc during the summer would go a long way. District funds are enough for that. Also, using all those energetic women supporters who out their shouting for his rise to Premiership could have helped him come up with youth programmes in the district to give our young men something to do with their time instead of smoking weed and drinking all day. Job fairs, encouraging the older heads to hire the young people for plumbing, electrician apprentices so they can learn a skill. Driving through a District twice a week that is a few miles long and talking to people is not representation. It should no longer be enough. It is 2019. Time to open your eyes, First District. Stay woke.

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    • Hmmm says:

      So you are telling me if Fahie loose the election, the people will have to wait for another 4 years for representation? NoNo we need new people who will fight to get things done instead of fighting for power. All this talking has gotten the people no where. He had two terms with his government in power. They destroyed the reserved that Ronnie left there when they fire the NDP. He did nothing for the district, NOTHING TO SHOW FOR 20 YEARS!!!

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  22. Hey Fahie says:

    Your’e going down BOBO. Chicken is good, but after a while you get tired of eating Chicken. Andrew, for real, it is time for you to hang it up. Maybe you and the Pastor can start a Pod Cast together.

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  23. LOL says:

    Same one family in Carrot Bay blogging all the time

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    • Strange says:

      Which one? The one that can see through Fahie? The one that knows that he receives quarter of a million dollars per annum and cannot see anything for it in the district? The one that wish that the village could join together and get the district to look second to non? Which one?

      The one that he don’t pay their bills for them? The one that he don’t drive by? The one that cannot be manipulated? Which one??? Well, from what I know, there are many families in Carrot Bay that can see clearly. Don’t underestimate the people and make it seem like only one family can see through Andrew. Carrot Bay people smarter than you think. Please…a lot of us can see what is going on.

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      • Anonymous says:

        If the High School wall cost $1.6 million wtf can $250,000 a year buy.

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      • Agree says:

        Let them take that. A lot of us opening our eyes now. The brown bummer isn’t as secure as he thinks he is and I’m from the West. So let them keep trying to guess who the bloggers are. Just know the discontent with fat dude is growing daily. The more his a$$ talks sh-t on the mic, the more we waiting for Election Day.

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  24. 1st district resident says:

    This will be the 3rd time as a young adult that I will be voting and I have NEVER heard of this woman until now. Who is she? Where has she been? How am I to vote for someone that I’m not hearing about with elections just 3 weeks away?

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  25. Fat Albert says:

    Lardy B—x B—-r, the girl name K—- R—- F—-. She surely giving you wah de damn ducky get in the first district. When you dig a pit for someone to fall in please dig two nah.

  26. Just saying says:

    A couple of weeks ago, they drag the young man from District 2 through the mud. To be honest, I would deal with him any Day over Andrew. Andrew is a SSSS..ke. He only help who is down with him. If you are not down with Andrew, he have no use for you.

    • @just saying says:

      That is so true. And that makes him totally opposite to H.L Stoutt who thought one enemy was too much. He looked out for everyone whether you voted for him or not. Truth be told, Hon. Fahie would never enjoy the success at the polls in the numbers that he does if the VIP diehards who loved Hon. Stoutt could see through him. But that long rope might just hang him.

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