“Only people with experience that can understand and have the know-how that can be able to challenge those situations and help to make decisions that going to make it better for all of us,” Mr Smith stated during his first public meeting at the Watch House on Fahie Hill, Tortola on March 17, 2023.
Mr Smith, the current President of the VI Horse Owners Association, expressed confidence in himself, based on his track record, experience and expertise, to do an effective job as an At Large Representative if elected.
“It’s about time we put people with skill sets in positions that can manage the job that we are asking them to do. We need to stop friend-friend, family-friend, and all those people in places. We need to put people in place that are capable of handling the call, taking the challenge head on and making a difference.”
Mr Smith made an unsuccessful bid for elected office in 2019 with Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM).
He was forced off the PVIM ticket this year, as the party favoured former House of Assembly Speaker Ingrid A. Moses-Scatliffe as one of its At Large candidates.