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Gilbert: For Democratic Candidates, Judgement Day Is Now

Featured / Opinion / Politics / Virgin Islands / August 1, 2014

The democratic gubernatorial candidates are out of days to campaign for your votes as today, August 2nd, is when voters from across the territory will be casting their ballots.

But who’s going to win? Speaking to every single candidate, you get the sense that each team is confident in its ability to win — with Maleto Smith making known to me that, after painstakingly doing the math, he thinks that the territory is in for an upset as he and his running mate, Hubert Frederick, will win the democratic primaries today.

Meanwhile at the St. Croix headquarters of former Senator Adlah Donastorg, there’s nothing but optimistic supporters in the building’s every corner talking about Saturday without giving any hints of doubt that their candidate would lose. Speaking to the candidate himself and the confidence is even stronger. The former Senator told me that he’s lost in the past, and said loss taught him how to win, so there’s no sway in his mind that he’ll come out victorious and upset the perceived front runner, delegate Donna M. Christensen.

Other candidates in the race include former lieutenant governor Luz James, sitting lieutenant governor Gregory Francis and former Cruzan Rum CFO Marvin Pickering.


Ernice Gilbert
I wear many hats, I suppose, but the one which fits me best would be journalism, second to that would be radio personality, thirdly singer/songwriter and down the line. I've been the Editor-In-Chief at my videogames website, Gamesthirst, for over 5 years, writing over 7,000 articles and more than 2 million words. I'm also very passionate about where I live, the United States Virgin Islands, and I'm intent on making it a better place by being resourceful and keeping our leaders honest. VI Consortium was birthed out of said desire, hopefully my efforts bear fruit. Reach me at [email protected].

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