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Progressives United (PU), the new political party under the chairmanship of former Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Chairman, Hon. Julian Fraser, has been officially registered with the Office of the Elections Supervisor.
Hon. Fraser divulged this to BVI Platinum News on Tuesday night, November 20, saying the party’s colors and symbols were also submitted and registered.
He is still reluctant to reveal his slate of candidates, saying that this will be done at the official public launching, which will be soon.
Speaking to the birth of PU, Hon. Fraser went on record to say, “The philosophy behind Progressives United is that the Territory was stymied by party Governments whose supporters’ appetite fostered and demanded the hemorrhaging of the public purse as a natural order. Something if done in the developed world would be labeled corruption.”
Their solution to this, he said, “was the selection of individuals whose understanding of country above self meant people comes first.”
As such, he added, “Progressives United did a soft launch on August 23rd before a large gathering of supporters, revealing our name and purpose, while putting on notice our upcoming launch. Prior to that, on August 19, a billboard was erected at the roundabout displaying our logo and our core principle, which is Trust”.
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Third District Representative and Former Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Chairman, Hon. Julian Fraser has begun his elections campaign under his new party—Progressives United.
While some persons in the territory’s political sphere were distracted over the last several days by the spate of resignations in the National Democratic Party (NDP), and booting of some Government Ministers, Hon. Fraser’s campaign trail began on Facebook with the launch of a video and jingle to solicit support.
Although he has been reluctant to speak about his slate of candidates, he has confirmed on the same medium that he does, in fact, have a team.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Hon. Fraser would no longer be running under the VIP ticket. This came after—quite like the situation in the NDP with Hon. Ronnie Skelton and Hon. Myron Walwyn—he lost his run for VIP Chairman against Hon. Andrew Fahie.
Since then, Hon. Fraser has continued to maintain that he should have been Leader of the Opposition.
BVI Platinum News will provide more information as it becomes available.