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Disrespectful behaviour should not be rewarded

Neville Smith

Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly, Neville Smith has jumped to the defence of the VIP government following new claims of victimisation. He said disrespectful behaviour towards an individual’s superior should never be rewarded.

Smith’s comments came less than 24-hours after Opposition Leader Marlon Penn raised questions in the House of Assembly as to whether outspoken resident Cindy Rosan-Jones’ termination from the BVI Tourist Board was an act of victimisation.

While he did not name the persons of which he was speaking, Smith addressed the matter stating that the previous NDP administration has victimised more persons while elected than any other government.

He said: “I hear some members come in here talking about how this government victimising people. Who’s victimised more people than the last administration? You talking about somebody who doing wrong and you now want to come here talking about we victimising people because they’re doing wrong? Disrespectful!”

“If you have a boss and you cursing your boss and you go and tell your boss, that is not freedom of speech, that is being disrespectful. Then you want to reward the person for being rude and doing wrong? That’s wrong,” Smith added.

People doing right not rewarded

The Deputy Speaker further said that while the victimisation claims are being repeated, there are persons in the civil service such as Acting Accountant General Laurel Smith, who has been performing exceptionally in the Treasury Department for years but have not yet been rewarded by being appointed full-time to the post.

He said he believes persons in similar situations as the Acting Accountant General are the real victims as they are made to act in positions for far too long.

“We have people doing right, you don’t want to praise them and lift them up. Like Honourable Fraser said, the Accountant General is doing a great job but we still try to keep her down. We have been through over five, six Accountant Generals, not one ain’t stay and you still here talking about victimising?”

A government of the people

The Deputy Speaker said VIP administration is a government of the people and consider themselves equals amongst the population.

“We feel what they feel. You could reach out and touch any member in here because we are just like you. We are not above nobody,” he added.

Meanwhile, other members of the House of Assembly including Opposition legislator Julian Fraser and government minister, Kye Rymer also lobbied in favour of having persons who have been acting in senior positions for years, officially appointed.

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  1. Qualify says:

    I think people in the BVI need to think about the term disrespectful. If you are a boss and you are being an a**e to someone then who is disrespectful?

    Respect is earnt. Being a bully due to your job title does not mean people can not complain against.
    Start solving the problem amd stop blaming victims.

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    • @Qualify says:

      So when the people and Government speak up against the Governor’s disrespect, victimization and bullying of our ‘elected’ officials, you all on here should have nothing to blog!

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    • DONE says:

      I AM ABSOLUTELY DONE WITH SHEEP! DONEEEEEEEE!!!!

      This man continues to disappoint us all.

      WE PUT YOU THERE TO BE DIFFERENT, AND SERIOUS, NOT TO BE HERE PLAYING AND TALKING THIS P**S.

      I begggg you please stop before you don’t make it back in there 2023 sheep! Further more, YOU WON’T!!!

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  2. ICant says:

    Can somebody tell sheep to hush and continue being the SHEEP THAT HE IS!! I swear if the BVI re-elect this man, I’ll be P**sed! We need Action Not No back and forth. Let the premier handle that, you hush your d**n mouth and get hurry Sports going for the youths of the Territory and not even THAT you doing. I CANTTTTT!!!!! SHEEP NEEDS TO GOOOO

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    • Future says:

      So this is how my people are. When he is doing everything that you want him to do he is great, and the moment he does something that you don’t agree with you drop him. There are many things that are not posted about certain decisions. People get on here and are so reactive. Sheep was elected because of his love for the BVI and his willingness to always help. That is who he is. We don’t know all the underlining details and people need to stop acting as if they know the whole story.

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  3. Joshau says:

    Hon Smith your words will hurt you. It is what comes out of the mouth that defiled. Are you saying sir with a straight face that previous administrations victimized more persons than your admin so it is ok. So you are then actually victimizing. What a thing to say to the king.

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  4. really says:

    well there you have it , he just confirmed that Cindy was actually FIRED becuse of her mouth, we allknow thats the reason but now the government have confirmed it.

    Speech in the house is protected but can be used against you in the court of law.

    These are the i***ts who run the country , they are far from superior

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    • Well says:

      Stop all this blogging and do something constructive for her then, tell your Governor ‘her ex-boss’ to hire her back.

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    • Hi says:

      Please remember that all these idiots were born n raised in bvi homes. They come right out of our loins and we vote for them so what does that say about the general population? Selfish, dumb politocians mean you have a selfish dumb society because they sure ain pit themselves in there.

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    • Finally says:

      I wondered if and when someone would make this material point as it has the potential the TB’s case of redundancy but we’ll see, especially if challenged in the courts.

  5. wahh says:

    So he admits to victimization, its just that NDP did more

    Talking about behavior, but her post was made redundant.

    some people never seem to realize what they do. But the world is round

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  6. LOL says:

    Sheep took the bait! So he basically confirming that the BVITB BLATANTLY L**D about the job being redundant and rather, she was fired for other actions, this makes it WORST Sheep, not better for your Government. Who really advising these guys? I can imagine the number of face-palms that went up when he said that. The BVITB’s statement said her job was made redundant as a result of them removing the events section. Now he is saying she was disrespectful and needed to go. Who really advising these people?

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    • The Real Sue says:

      @LOL, He took the dangling carrot and ran with it. HE HAS CONFIRMED THAT THE BVITB WAS LYING. I WOULD TEND TO BELIEVE THE BVITB WAS IN ON THE FIRING AND KNEW ABOUT IT. THE SHEEP CONFIRMED WHAT WE WERE ALL THINKING. THANK YOU BAAA.

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    • Fred says:

      who says he knows what “redundant” means! haaaaahaaaaooooo!

  7. Sad says:

    I never thought he was a very s***t guy and every time he speaks he proves it.

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  8. MK says:

    What a DUM DUM GOVERNMENT

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  9. LMAO says:

    THE MR. I THINK I AM THE FLY BOY ADMITTED OUT OF HIS OWN MOUTH THAT CINDY WAS TERMINATED FOR BEING HONEST AND SPEAKING THE TRUTH WHICH IS WITHIN HER RIGHTS. LMAO, YOU AND YOUR OTHER CRONIES THAT WAS PLOTTING FOR CINDY DOWNFALL JUST CLEAR THE WAY FOR HER TO MAKE HER POLITICAL MOVE. HOW WOULD YOU LIKE IT IF PEOPLE PLOTTED ON YOUR SPOUSE LIKE THAT? WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND BIG TIME.

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    • @LMAO says:

      They handed her the key to enter the POLITICAL ARENA ON A GOLDEN PLATTER. She is a private citizen and can run for any Political position. And trust this, Cindy has plenty of people backing her. You all made her fan base and supporters grew more. You all did her wrong. You all try to destroy and knock that woman down with the VICTIMIZATION. Yes she was VICTIMIZED like many others were. The Universe will handle all of you.

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      • Please says:

        She tried before, but she is a loose canon and all over the place with her thoughts. No one wants that leadership here. She can try the U.K.

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      • Q says:

        Please!!! If that fan base was so great she would have done it last election. She does not appear to be a character that is generally liked by the public so this current publicity does very little if anything positive for her.

        Additionally, speaking poorly about the organization that employs you is always in poor taste. There is a thin line that is drawn between freedom of speech and the ethical responsibility of an employee. She was a civil servant so she should have spent more time researching the General Orders. The civil service is still regulated by it.

  10. Faithfu says:

    She was given almost 2 years to keep her u*** t**p shut, but continued in her s****dity. She caused her own demise

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    • Kitchen Table Group Panel says:

      @Faithfu, and who exactly are you to make such a comment, you sound like the typical uneducated VILLAGE/ISLAND FOOL. We tend to agree that the ones who wanted to bring her down also give her the golden key to enter the Political Arena and take everyone out of the game. Women is now dominating the Political Arena. We the Panel is behind Cindy 100%.

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  11. SMH says:

    You’ll herd her this morning on Tola Radio? She knows what she was doing but was in too deep and the support of others wasn’t helping. I hope those others help her pay her bills and feed her. The fact that she honestly saying she doesn’t know what exactly she was fired says a lot. None of you will own a business and will like your employees be acting out of character on or off the job as it’s an embarrassment to yourself and job.. C***Y caused her own self to be fired. Can’t be wrong and be strong. Those who always feels them is wrong already began to be wrong with that mentality…..

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  12. My say says:

    You want respect? *** WHO VICTIMIZE MS. JONES CAN SIMPLY DRIVE TO THE NEAREST PIG FARM AND LET THE HEAD SWINE PUT HER A** IN YOUR FACE AND BLOW. THAT IS THE RESPECT THAT YOU DESERVE. BIG SHAME ON YOU INEPT, COMPLICIT, STUPID TRIBAL BUSHMEN. BUNCH OF DUMB IDIOTS WALKING AROUND IN SUITS IN THE BLAZING SUN THINKING THAT YOU RUN THINGS. ALL OF YOU, YOUR TIME IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER.

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  13. What they say says:

    If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen

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  14. Smith Boy! says:

    Tell the Premier to stop disrespecting also.

    His time coming too.

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    • Meh kno says:

      I still respect Sheep. He told us he is in a learning environment because he is a rookie. Rightfully so, he is the only one that came into legislature seeking the knowledge thereof. Now i would like him to view the harassing of the governor by Sergeant Claude, Attorney Willock, and big bomber Andrew, and give his accessment.
      I hope our Government Officials realize that we elected them but they swore allegence to the queen and not to us. Their actions merit reactions andserious repercussion. They will face the consecuences sooner or later .they will surely get their rewards.

  15. VICTIMIZED says:

    The VIP government is unable to accept any form of criticism, whether it’s from Cindy or me. They are quick to hold a press conference in respond to anyone who says anything about them.

    CC should be terminated as well. He is more vocal and disrespectful than Cindy. His behavior towards the governor is beyond disrespectful. He is employed by the people and is being paid by the people.

    Cindy was victimized. And to make her post redundant was a way to get rid of her in a “good way”.

    VIP must go!

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  16. @SMH says:

    YOU DON’T TAKE OR CUT OFF FOOD FROM A WOMAN AND HER CHILDREN. DON’T F****ING WORRY ABOUT HOW SHE IS GOING TO FEED HERSELF AND PAY HER BILLS. WORRY ABOUT WHEN THE HAMMER FALLS ON YOUR HEAD, IF THE TYRANTS AND VICTIMIZERS IS GOING TO HELP FEED YOU AND PAY YOUR BILLS. EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY. WOOF!!!!

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    • Future says:

      Most times when fired from a job, there is a reason. Everything that happens to us is 90% our fault and 10% someone outside influence. Everyone has the ability to control their own destiny. Are you saying that she has no fault in her? Do we know that full story? No. Then we cannot speak to anything.

  17. Why the fuss? says:

    What do we expect if we elect a sheep?

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  18. Telling You says:

    Every dog has his day. I will say this, if I see one of you CRAWLING ON THE ROAD ON YOUR HANDS AND KNEES IN NEED OF A GLASS OF WATER, I WOULD LOOK YOU IN YOUR FACE WHILE I AM SLOWLY POURING THE WATER ON THE GROUND. THAT IS THE F***ING RESPECT YOU ARE GOING TO GET. I MIGHT CONSIDER TOSSING YOU A DOGGIE TREAT IF YOU ROLL OVER AND BEG HARD ENOUGH.

  19. TIME UP says:

    Everytime he open his mouth he confirms what an st…d a.. he is. One timer

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  20. People in the comments says:

    If your child been disrespectful to you as a parent all year long will you reward them with a PS5? Or any types of gift this Christmas? Other question: The work that you’ve put in since we went back to work do you honestly believe that you earned a Christmas bonus? Put yourself in both shoes. I support Hon. Smith 100% you’ll just to selfish.

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    • @People says:

      You missed the f**king point. If she was FIRED for certain actions then the BVITB should be big enough and truthful enough to say so. Understand what is going on before typing nonsense.

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  21. Shorty says:

    So basically the government blatantly states that they are disrespectful to their bosses the people and the United Kingdom. They display their disrespect daily. I will say this continuously, the government consultant, C C will be the death of the VIP party. He will bring the entire party down with his disrespect and handling of government business he was not elected to do. Who did yall elect with the foolishness coming out of their mouths.

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  22. Town crier on BULL HORN says:

    VIP, NEXT ELECTION, YOU ARE FIRED!!!!!!. YOU CAN’T SEEM TO UNDERSTAND THAT YOU WORK FOR THE PEOPLE, THE PEOPLE IS YOUR BOSS, IF THE PEOPLE SAY JUMP HIGH, YOU ASK THE PEOPLE HOW HIGH YOU MAY JUMP. IF THE PEOPLE ASK YOU TO JUMP OFF THE CLIFF, YOU JUMP OFF THE D**N CLIFF. AS A PEOPLE, WE HAVE TO POWER IN OUR HANDS TO SEND A VERY STRONG MESSAGE AND PUNISH THEM AT THE POLLS. WE THE PEOPLE IS JUST SICK AND TIRED OF THE SANDBOX BULLIES VICTIMIZATION. JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL FOR ALL WHO WAS VICTIMIZED AND TERMINATED BY THE SANDBOX BULLIES. ANY WHO, CARRY ON SANDBOX BULLIES. THE RING WORMS GOT SOMETHING FOR ALL OF YOU.

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  23. Hmmm says:

    So the Premier can disrespect the Governor and the UK and it’s not a problem, but persons speaking out against the Government is a no no right? Keep it up VIP. At this rate most of you better enjoy the last 18 months on power.

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  24. @Shorty says:

    Yesssss, C C WILL BE THE DOWNFALL OF VIP. I WILL SAY THIS, THE VIP WILL BE TAKEN DOWN NEXT ELECTION. WHOEVER IS PLANING TO RUN AGAINST VIP NEXT ELECTION, START PLANNING FROM NOW BECAUSE THE MAJORITY IS GOING TO GIVE THE VOTES TO THE PARTY THAT IS RUNNING AGAINST VIP TO ASSURE FOY ADMINISTRATION IS SEND PACKING. YEAH, THE PEOPLE IS GOING TO RUN A DONALD TRUMP ON HIS BEHIND LIKE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DID TO KICK THE DONALD TO THE CURB.

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  25. Hear this says:

    You want respect? Go FIND SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE TO DO WITH YOUR TIME RATHER THAN WALKING AROUND THINKING YOU ARE THE S**T AND BEING THE SPEAKER’S USELESS FOOT SOILDER.

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  26. Sooo says:

    Let’s clean up the RVIPF, we need more local cops. Get raid of them other Caribbean NATIONALS, they victimizing the locals and are threaten and intimidated by them. A police department should be run by its country nationals. Biggest lie told was locals don’t want to join the department. The other Caribbean NATIONALS make false claims against locals candidates to block their application and use bulls**t ignorant reasoning such as they have family and won’t operate with integrity. Another huge error was the department being apart of the leeward police force. That’s where most of the victimization of locals started. The locals can police their homeland and if not they will learn through trail and error. Stop victimize ppl in their own country. If you so love policing go in your own country and be one, why are you fighting against the locals in their own country? No BVI Islander would go to any of yall Caribbean country join yall department and behave so. We Virgin Islands will work with our UK counterparts to develop our police Department. All others need to LEAVE or humble themselves. For the future Caribbean nationals, we dont have nothing against you once you understand that they are certain privilege you just shouldn’t have unless you become a citizen. Locals are being victimized in the police department of their own country. Government and Governor fix this please this is not right.

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    • Observer_1 says:

      ” … and they walk among us.”
      Somebody should buy this m***n a pocket dictionary as well as a copy of Grammar-4-Dummies.
      For a while there, I thought I was trying to decipher hieroglyphics!!!!
      “It is better to be thought of as a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”

  27. Victim says:

    Honourable Smith is indeed speaking the truth. I was one, of many, who experienced victimisation because of my assertiveness. Conscience is clear though!

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  28. WEW says:

    As soon as someone says something about someone the yelling and screaming starts that their being dissed. Doesn’t make any difference whether it’s true or not. Never have I seen such an over sensitive bunch of people. Move on get over it.

  29. Tola says:

    That lady needed to hush her mouth. Ain’t everything you run your mouth on social media.

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  30. Leader says:

    There a woman working down at the a**** home she is disrespectful to her boss she from up the hill that woman needs to go I was visiting some one at the home and I heard her getting on with her supervisor boy o boy she tell that supervisor off that day no one should have to be disrespectful to their boss or who ever I always see her at church an I cant belive that how she operate to people

  31. superior says:

    If he thinks because of his title he is my superior, he is seriously deluded. He is nothing more than a dr** tr*******r. He should be remined people in glass houses should not throw stones

  32. Name says:

    Be careful of the name you carry, the question is , what’s in a name.?

  33. Disrespectful says:

    I am sure the RVIPF would be interested to know how S***p makes his money, he should keep his lips sealed

  34. Governor and Queen says:

    Then the VIP and particularly the speaker and the consultants, should on the basis of the arguments above have the same level of respect for Her Majesty and the Governor. Those who live by the sword die by the sword. The VIP is dying from it’s own moral and ethical equivocation.

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  35. Honorable says:

    The title of honorable should not be used in public discourse for members of the House of Assembly. That is a term they use to speak of each other on the floor. In public they are Mr. Mrs. Ms. as the case may be.

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  36. Blogger says:

    Please ask Cindy to stop blogging

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    • @blogger says:

      Ahyou continue with this nonsense, as old people does say. Barry say you will hear! You think it is Cindy alone feed up with the behavior of this Administration? Time longer than twine, the people of the BVI are feedup!

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  37. Cat says:

    we the people are fed up with the government can’t wait to get their a** out

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