Madam Editor, I read with amazement that the New Democratic Party, South Central Windward constituency division, on Thursday night, selected “lawyerâ Israel Bruce as their choice of candidate for the next General Elections in that district. It also went on to say Bruce won in a landslide against British Virgin Island-based
communications professional, Sean Rose. What is a landslide? In a constituency where a party scored over 1,888 votes in the 2015 election, 29 becomes a landslide? The person who got the landslide ran against himself and went on to say he feels confident about his chances in South Central Windward, even though the article I was reading said “South Central Leeward.â How could a lawyer be thinking this way: “the reflection of the voting outcome is indicative to me and it is a pretty loud and sound messageââ¦ 29 votes? Come on! What kind of unison, absolute unison are you talking about Mr Bruce? It makes me wonder whether at all, all lawyers have had a larger influence on society through political office than they have had in the courtroom or anywhere at all. Thank you.