A 2023 elections billboard belonging to 4th District candidate under the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Ms Luce D. Hodge-Smith, has reportedly been vandalized according to images seen by our newsroom.
The billboard, located in Road Town across the road from the Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital was reportedly hit down by a vehicle according to Mrs Hodge-Smith speaking to our newsroom today, April 8, 2023.
“I was driving by and I saw it down... it's strong, not even the wind can blow it down, and there’s actually some vehicles track like it was purposely destroyed,” she added.
Mrs Hodge-Smith said she strongly believes the billboard was vandalized given the level of destruction and splinters present, however, added that she will still be pushing forward with her campaign.
Mrs Hodge-Smith said she strongly
believes the billboard was purposely vandalized given the level of
destruction and splinters, however, added that she will be pushing
forward with her campaign.
Billboard purposely destroyed - Hodge-Smtih
“Whoever did it I have no idea why they would want to destroy my billboard, but I am of the view that it was purposely done,” she said while adding that she interns to run a clean campaign.
Just a short distance away from the damaged VIP billboard, a National Democratic Party (NDP) billboard stood untouched.
Mrs Hodge-Smith said her billboard costs an estimated $350 and she is currently unable to say the cost of the repairs and the full extent of damages, however, she told our news center that the billboard will be repaired and re-erected after the Easter holidays.