As Excitement Built Over A VIP Leadership Election, Hon. O'Neal Called It Off: WHO IS BEHIND THIS DASTARDLY ACT?
The Virgin Islands Party that was built created and led by the late Hamilton Lavitty Stoutt has never been in such danger of extinction as it is today, and it can only be blamed on a small handfull of persons whoes motivation is GREED and POWER.
It is apparent to all concerned that the Territory is in an economic mess, and people's hopes are fading except for the possibility of the Virgin Islands Party being able to resolve its leadership challenges and rebuild in time for the upcoming 2016 general elections.
Somethings are clear and cannot be contested, and that is thet on February 7th 2012 the Virgin Islands Party Executive Committee went illegal, as it breeched a crucial provision of its own Constution. Article Seven Section 8. "Election of officers to the Executive Committee conducted no later than three months after a general election to the Virgin Islands Legislature if the party is un-succes.ul in forming the government.
All members of the Party in good standing shall be eligible for Election or
ReElection to the Executive Committee. Nominations and Election, (in accordance with the constitution), to fill any Executive Committee Position becoming vacant, intra-term, shall be conducted and concluded at the next duly convened Executive Committee Meeting or as soon as practical thereafter".
Hon. O'Neal in exercising his powers under Article Six, Section 8. "There shall be held a Special Convention of the Party on the request in writing of 2/3 of the delegates who qualified in the preceding VIP National Convention and are thus entitled to attend and vote thereafter, or upon the express desire of the Chairman, or if so decided by the Executive.....". Took the (right) decision to call for a Special Convention for the purposes of holding those very elections for offices to the Executive Committee, under Article Six, Section 7 (e): Section 7. "Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 6 above, except as hereinafter provided, the following specific items of business are hereby reserved for consideration at a duly convened VIP National Congress at the Annual Convention or Special Convention:
e) Conduct Elections of Officers of the Executive Committee, in accordance with the By-Laws, as follows:
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THE QUESTION NOW IS, WHY DID HON. O'NEAL CALLED OFF THE ELECTIONS.
Given the back-drop above, you will see why people feels the way they do as you read the following piece by this weekly columinist.