Statement By Hon.
all of you wonderful people of the BVI. This is Honourable Mark Vanterpool
speaking, your representative for the fourth district.
I wish to
inform you my supporters and constituents of the Fourth district, and all of the
people of the BVI, that I am thinking about taking a break from my political
career, at the end of my service to you in the 15th Legislature,
approximately two years from now.
As a result
of this personal decision that I have made, I have elected to refrain from
getting involved in any more political campaigns, including the present
continue to sit as a Virgin Islands Party member in the Legislature, fighting
for the good of the people of the BVI, and the constituents of the Fourth
District, until my term is ended two years from now. My office continues to be
open, and I remain fully available to my constituents for the next two years, as
I am fully committed to serving you, my people.
I wish to
thank you for allowing me to serve you over the past 6 years, and I promise to
continue my dedicated service to you my constituents and my country for the next
two years in the 15th Legislature.
While I am
very comfortable with my personal decision not to get involved in this
by-election, I encourage all those involved to refrain from personal attacks,
and gutter politics in these last few days before the election and stick to the
issues. Dirty campaigns have long remaining scars which are not necessary and
can be avoided. This is a personal lesson that I have learnt, and I will share
it with anyone else. In a way we are a small country and one big family. Let
us try to keep it that way. Keeping the campaign to a respectable level can
only mean well for our relationships and for our country’s well being and growth
in the long run.
conclusion, I reiterate that I will continue to serve in the 15th
Legislature as a Virgin Islands Party member on the opposition bench. I intend
to take a break from politics after this term, therefore I have made a personal
decision not to get involved in any political campaigns at this time. I trust
that my constituents and the BVI public will be understanding in this regard. I
have no ulterior motives. This is a personal decision that I am very happy and
your duty and go to the poles on Monday September, 5th.
and may God bless us all.
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