Providenciales, TCI, November 18, 2016 – The Governing PNP nominated 15. The Opposition PDM also nominated 15. The PDA fell a bit short and put up 12. And we got confirmation from at least seven independent Candidates that they are now officially nominated to offer in the 2016 December 15, General Elections.
The nomination times were from 10am to 1pm and then at 2pm to 4pm at ten sites around the country… and save for one slight surprise in Grand Turk South – Valerie Jennings a former Culture Officer with Government – it was as expected; but this will be confirmed tonight by the Elections Supervisor, Dudley Lewis.
We will take you to our encounters with the PNP in Electoral District #5, Leeward & Long Bay where the final two candidates Sheba Wilson and Akierra Missick made their candidacies official. There were a number of PNP Nominees including Party Leader, Rufus Ewing.
“We are excited and looking forward to December 15th when we’re gonna bring this seat home to the PNP.” – Sheba Wilson
“I’m elated but I’m honored that the people of Leeward & Long Bay have again selected me to put their trust on behalf of the PNP to not only bring this seat home, but to bring more progress to our country and bring it to the next level, and invite every single one of you to the massive Grand Rally at Heaving Down Rock tomorrow. Team PNP, 15 will be there to celebrate with you.” – DP Akierra Missick
“No contest in Five Cays so we don’t have no comment. We looking for somebody to contest us down Five Cays, done deal, we taking it to the next level!!!!” – PNP supporter
“Vote Rachel Taylor, guess what, you have 6 votes to cast, one for me and the other five for the at large candidates, vote PNP!!” – Rachel Taylor
“On my way to the next level, and on my way to deliver Wheeland, and develop Wheeland.” – Dameko Dean
“Candidates are now official candidates. This is the team that will deliver progress for Turks and Caicos and everyone in it.” – Premier Rufus Ewing
For the PDM, Cheshire Hall & Richmond Hill was the final stop where Karen Malcolm and Douglas Parnell became official contenders the blue party in the December run off, there too we met a number of party faithful
“I’m elated, I am so happy and grateful to God for this opportunity to serve the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and I know on December 15th, PDM will be the new government.” – Karen Malcolm
“I believe in signs, and today this is a real sign, they allowed us to be nominated at the Disaster Centre, and it’s gonna be a disaster for the government.” – Doug Parnell
“I had all my family and all my friends, and all my PDM friends with me so it all went very well, and we’re all excited right.” – Hon. Josephine Connolly
“I am excited, the people are excited we cannot wait until December 15th for us to go to the poles and make this official.”
“One step closer to victory, it was exciting in Blue Hills today and I must say that the Blue Hills people are ready to go to the poles to vote the PDM government in, and I am proud to say that I will be, one of those members in that government because I’m ready to go to work.”
“Deputy Premier is coming out of Five Cays, we done sign him up out the Felix Morley sports centre, don’t worry bout it, we gat this.”
“This is a sign to the honorable Premier, and this is a sign to the PNP camp for what they have done to me within the last four years. The pain, the sorrows and everything that I Jermain Jamal Riley faced, and citizens of the Turks and Caicos Islands will be surely spoken on December 15th, by the strokes of our pens.”
Several rallies are set for tonight and tomorrow – Mike Misick is in Grand Turk later; Sabrina Green is down town at Homie’s here in Provo later and Akierra Missick is at Heaving Down Rock tomorrow at 7pm.
Watch what Magnetic Media does on social and mobile media overnight… see the images, including video interviews and the final tally from the Elections office on who is in and who is out. We post it as soon as we get it!