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‘Premier lodged police complaint against me’, Rosan-Jones claims

Cindy Rosan-Jones

Former employee of the state-owned BVI Tourist Board and host of the Cut Deep talk show, Cindy Rosan-Jones was allegedly warned by police because one of her Facebook posts was deemed threatening to Premier Andrew Fahie.

On the February 22 edition of the Cut Deep talk show, Rosan-Jones said she received a call from a detective who told her it was a hashtag used in the social media post that was reported to the police and deemed threatening.

The hashtag in question, #deathbyathousandcuts was made in a December 16, 2020 Facebook post in which Rosan-Jones addressed her firing from the BVI Tourist Board and alleged that Premier Fahie ordered the termination.

“I used this hashtag and apparently the Premier made a complaint with the police station to say that he felt threatened that I used that hashtag. We’re talking about the Premier of the territory, I don’t think it would have taken him almost three months to register that I had made a threat,” Rosan-Jones argued.

“The fact that our Honourable Premier who is a learned man — an educator — that he could take that quote and apply it that I could bring physical harm to him and that he felt so threatened by me that he had to have a detective from the police force to get in contact with me [is surprising],” Rosan-Jones expressed.

She added that the officer was simply doing his job, but expressed that she saw the alleged report as an intimidation tactic.

“I can tell you right now, Honourable Premier, that I did not feel intimidated. But it’s unfortunate that as the leader of the territory that these are the lengths you are willing to go. I find it very amusing but anyway, thank you for that, you continue to solidify your dangerous position in my mind,” Rosan-Jones said.

Rosan-Jones is a staunch critic of local politicians and a strong proponent of greater transparency in the BVI. 

Back in December, it is alleged that Rosan-Jones’ criticism of the government led the Fahie-administration to make her position at the BVI Tourist Board redundant.

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  1. Lol says:

    Well we can clearly see Andrew Fahie is a b***y
    He want ppl to follow his wicked plans and all his l**s
    He don’t want to hear the truth

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  2. Astonished says:

    Geez. For God sakes you WBA’s an employee of the Government and anyone with common sense knows you took things a bridge too far. Yes there is freedom of expression but common sense should have told you that as a Government employee you cannot say everything that comes to mind or got on the airwaves openly criticizing the Government. And you question why you lost your job. Wow!

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    • WOW says:

      IT WAS OK FOR HER TO DO IT AGAINST THE NDP THOUGH

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      • Astonished says:

        @Wow: No it was not ok whether it is NDP, VIP or whichever Government in power

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      • Rip Tides says:

        These are the same people the VIP used to gain political mileage, now the tides are changing.
        Cindy is no more than a misleadingly rip tide that can occur near beaches with breaking waves.
        So, do not be surprised when she starts pulling your government through the narrow channels and out to the sea.

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    • Cv says:

      She isn’t a Government employee though

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    • wow says:

      This comment is prime example of sheep mentality. Right is right and wrong is wrong and you should be able to stand up for what you believe in without fear PERIOD! no matter if you work for government or not.

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  3. YOUTH says:

    He had a right.

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  4. Wow! says:

    So let me get this straight, so the Premier reported Cindy to the police for her metaphoric post on Facebook but he did not report to the police who the person or persons were that he claimed threatened to kill him during the early months of his administration. Instead of reporting those persons he hired bodyguards at a huge expense to tax payers. Just when you though you have seen it all! All I can say is wow!

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  5. My take says:

    Somebody needs to have a serious sit down talk with this woman and let her to know that she is free to do what she wants but she isn’t free of the consequences.

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    • SMH says:

      @My take: I strongly agree with your views. People should be able to differentiate on when, where, what and how it should be stated. It’s not because One is being applauded for being Outspoken and Fearless that they should jump to open their mouth and say whatever they deem fit. The same People encouraging her behavior are the Ones praising her downfall. Wise up Young Lady!

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  6. Hmmmmm says:

    He wouldn’t hire body guards for you Cindy. The big man who he was afraid of is no longer with us so he could go to police now. The Premier was one of Cindy”s biggest fans when she was speaking about the NDP. She is now public enemy #1 because she is speaking about the VIP. I bet no body from the last government ever reported Cindy to the police or threaten her in any way. You know what you have. You don’t know what you’re going to get. Just look at what the BVI has come to just under 2 years of the VIP rule – murders regularly and police still don’t have security cameras, economy and tourism on the verge of collapsing, commission of inquiry with the possible suspension of our constitution, victimization, alleged mismanagement of public funds and more.
    Look at where our country is.

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  7. Please says:

    Cindy you need to stop because your h***ed for Fahie is now going into some dangerous grounds.

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  8. I swear says:

    I swear that when this girl wakes up in the morning before she calls to Jehovah she starts cursing Andrew Fahie.

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  9. u lucky says:

    Gyul u lucky he aint had those bodyguards still because they were told to shoot on sight

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  10. GeezeLady says:

    Seriously It is like your a tick attracted to Cow Sh…t something is seriously wrong with you. You are becoming a stocker with a pure obsession of achieving your purpose no matter what. You just got to relax. You go to just about every restaurant and hotel and you got years in the tourism industry. We would be more interested in seeing you review these places and showcase their services. Use your talents and stop being so obsessively stocking people.

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  11. petty says:

    They already fire her over her political views so… I guess as a government worker you not supposed to question questionable S**t…and especially not publicly… If them can do that this is nothing. When people find that you a thorn in their side they gonna look to do something about it… At the same time… what is “DeathByaThousandCuts” supposed to mean? I think I know what she meant but its open for interpretation at the end of the day the Premier have the right to look out for himself.

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  12. Truth Seeker says:

    Not a fan of the premier but where is your evidence that it was infact him that reported you to the cops? You posted your information on a public domain where any “concerned” citizen could take it upon themselves to report the matter to the police. This is a common occurrence in other countries like the US. The secret service will pay you a visit for any post deemed threatening to a sitting president. Would like to know how you arrived at your assertion. Presently, at best you are seeking sympathy and at worse, defaming the sitting Premier. You brought it here so we the citizens eagerly await your response.

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    • hhmm. says:

      Maybe you should go listen to the show. She clearly said the Premier contacted the Police.

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      • Chief says:

        That’s what she said. It is not evidence. This is a damaging allegation to take her word for it. In court, that is called “hearsay”. If the police confirmed that the Premier, in fact, contacted them about the said post, then that’s a different case. I agree with the above poster.

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        • hhmm. says:

          @Chief, that’s what she confirmed on the show. The Police told her they were calling because the Premier made a complaint and asked them to call her. GO listen.

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          • @chief says:

            I hear what you are saying. There is no proof that he personally called the police. YES she said it on her talk show in those words but it does not mean she was speaking the TRUTH. It is a serious issue in the BVI that people believe everything that is published as the TRUTH. People can say whatever they want without consequence – unfortunately a LOT of people take advantage of this to spread lies. I am not saying this is the case here – I am just saying it is important to verify what you hear and read on the internet.

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        • Chief says:

          Again, that’s what she confirmed!! You are clearly missing the point. Her confirming it on her show is not evidence.

      • NYC, VILANDER says:

        I follow CINDY AND I HEARD VERBATIM WHAT SHE SAID. SHE CLEARLY STATED THAT THE PREMIER CONTACTED THE POLICE. WHY WOULD HE CONTACTED THE POLICE ABOUT SOMETHING THAT IS NOT THAT SERIOUS. THAT WAS A BULLY TACTIC MOVE TO GARNER SYMPATHY FROM PEOPLE. HE IS HIS OWN WORST ENEMY AND HIS BACK IS AGAINST THE WALL. I SEE THE PEOPLE IS DISTANCING THEMSELVES AWAY FROM HIM.

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  13. Black Nationalist says:

    Looks like bad energy and intentions.

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  14. Well golly says:

    THAT BIG GRIZZLY BEAR SURE IS SILLY, WHAT LEADER OF A COUNTRY RUN TO THE POLICE BECAUSE SOMEONE MENTION DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUT? TOLD YOU ALL THIS PREMIER IS LOOSING IT.

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    • BVI says:

      Only in the BVI would you would meet people with this mentality. In other countries this would have not taken lightly towards the leader of the country.

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      • @BVI says:

        wrong – it is very obviously nothing to do with the safety of the Premier. He either knows that and willingly twisted it to cause mischief, or he/the police are struggling to understand a basic English turn of phrase.

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  15. Time Will Tell says:

    Anyone who reads that hashtag with a grain of sense would consider it threatening. In an era where person no longer carry out acts of violence themselves, but pay to have it done, he should feel threatened. I am the last person to side with the Premier, but in this case he was correct. Does Mrs. Jones like any politician on the island? What she is doing putting herself in the spot light and under a microscope. She is making this personal. If she wants to be a critic, that’s ok, but don’t get personal. Stick to the talking points. Critique the issues and leave the personal attacks out of it. She wins no points from me at the moment.

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    • No says:

      Those who considered it threatening are brain dead. The post gave a clear definition what the term meant.

      When the yellow site had the horrific picture of the Govenor, why didn’t he report it to the police.

      No wonder the BVI isn’t progressing our leaders spend far too many time on things that has no impact on development.

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  16. Well sah says:

    Bob gone now so he playing bad man again

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  17. Hmmm says:

    Please send C***Y back to St. Vincent! She’s calling for Mr. Cline to return to the United States forgetting where she born’! I’m sick of loose cannon C***Y. What’s more sad the the BVI Citizens that continues to let her disrespect our Premiere. Like him or not he’s the Premier of the BVI. Show respect

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  18. nonsense says:

    Try using that same hashtag with the President of United States or other larger countries and see if there would not be greater consequences. It looks like a threat and she is lucky she was not detained. In the BVI we take threats too lightly.

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    • Figure of Speach says:

      Its a figure of speech for goodness sake. Any learned person would know what it means.

      The Premier is using the gamble that most people wouldnt have encountered the term to then play victim.

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  19. truth says:

    you hear lie bbbbbboy theat is lie tell the reall truth and stop covering up your side and stop blaming the premier what hapenns when other toutist board people start to talk girl go a side from causing trouble for your self andrew tried to save you mant times but you burn your own fire place stop talk what you cannot make right

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  20. I Wish says:

    Why is this even in the news or relevant. If we cared about what was stated by this woman we would have turned into her dumb show. My question is why does BVI News think this is worthy of a story? The content and stories reported by this media company really makes me worry whether they have actual journalists on staff who can report on actual issues in the territory #irrelevantstoryforthepeopleofthebvi

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  21. Orlando, Florida says:

    Oh my sweet goodness, the Premier is really loosing it. Why would the Leader of a Country continue to make his Country a laughing stock? Death by a thousand cut is in no WAY OR MEANS I AM GOING TO HARM YOU OR THREATENING YOU. RUNNING TO THE POLICE AS A LEADER FOR SOMETHING SO MYNUTE MAKES HIM LOOK WEAK AND PETTY AS A LEADER. I GUESS THE BEAUTIFUL LADY WITH THE GORGEOUS LEGS AND BEAUTIFUL FACIAL BONE STRUCTURE IS GETTING UNDER HIS SKIN.

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  22. M*** girl says:

    Why this m**o no good in the girl just don’t go sit down. Just being used by others to fulfill their agenda and she to blind to see. Something is not right with her …

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  23. Sick and tired says:

    I’m sorry to say but cindy seems to be filled with hate. She needs to chill out for real. She picks and picks at Mr. Fahie and other people as Well and when its time to face the consequences of her actions she plays victim. Stop with the nonsense already. Your hate will consume you.

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  24. Campaign funding friends says:

    who he is suppose to feel threatened by he isn’t ha

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  25. BigBoxOfCornflakes says:

    Sin-dee,Sin-dee, Sin-dee-The reader infers, the writer implies. YOU cannot determine his comprehension of your hashtag if you leave it open to that much interpretation. It’s almost comical and downright infantile how you react to the consequences of your actions. You should be cognizant of how unoriginal and dense you appear. (super yawn) She’s here for the ‘likes’ AND ‘dislikes’, y’all (insert supernova-atomic-eyeroll here)

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    • @BigBoxOfCornflakes says:

      No. This is a very common expression in the English speaking world across countries and cultures. Look it up. Someone would have to be of particularly low literacy and ignore the context to misinterpret it.

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      • BigBoxOfCornflakes says:

        Again, context et cetera are at times at the mercy of the reader. For argument sake, let’s say she meant otherwise, or both? It was a social media post. Or the premiere, or I or you, were of “particularly low literacy ” and felt threatened by those words. Does it mean then, that because she didn’t intend for the threat to be literal, that we didn’t feel threatened? She was out of line and has opened her self to litigation. A lot less has been argued in the court of law and won.

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  26. Jackie says:

    Why Fahie didn’t call the police when his people [allegedly] breaking into people’s homes and putting up hidden cameras. I am waiting for a copy of this video I heard about. Then will I commit a murder. Now he can call the police. What you don’t like you need not encourage your people to do.

  27. Duh says:

    The hashtag is because VIP and the Govt is killing the BVI by a thousand cuts. Making so many little changes to enforce a big one of killing the country. This is sooo funny that the Premier got it backwards. His aim against Cindy is also like trying to kill her slowly with a thousand cuts. Serious bunch of slow people here.

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  28. Be fair says:

    This Government is doing more hurting of the BVI people than any person can or ever did. No pro active movements to improve the economy, its all excuse excuse blame covid, people are actually suffering, look a simple port they cant get open…Cindy is like the real oppostion, strong representing, since the one we have in the house is weak….

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    • Please says:

      I wish people like you will just go sit down. If the government open the ports and the place flood with COVID-19 cases they are the worst and not protecting the people of the country. If they leave the ports close and control re-entry that too is an issue. Cannot please mankind. Obviously, a blind man can see that we have a 2 by 4 hospital that cannot handle a major outbreak. I really wish before people speak they will take the time to think logically for themself and apply some basic COMMON SENSE which obviously isn’t so common. Thinking about money all time, when your fighting for life or dead what this little of money you going to make if the sea port going to open going to do for you? Major countries who are opening their borders are struggling with this unprecedented situation, England for example had to lock down 3 times and the people there are loosing their life’s in droves. BVI government you are doing an amazing job.

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  29. Not news says:

    This is child’s play/ children mele at best. Not news. Why is it being published by a “reputable” news company?

  30. Go look something to do says:

    Always stirring up something, just go look something constructive to do with your time. Stop trying to bring your bitterness to the people of the Virgin Islands. Only people no grain of sense or an agenda will study this.

  31. Musa says:

    Do not feel bad you lucky his personal security didn’t come for you.

  32. Musa says:

    The way she speak i hope she don’t get a job at the animals shelter.

    • Two more like Cindy says:

      Civil servants got this place messed up,,, They getting their full salary and supporting government with their bad and failing policies, Cindy is special, she was getting a salary but she still speak against the wrong,,Wow, two more with her courage and character this government will start listening and working,,, Imagine the nonsense excuse they giving us for keep putting off the reopening of Sea ports,,,

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  33. Help says:

    She need help. Cannot help it,it’s genetic.

  34. Petty says:

    There is a race between Cindy n the premier to see who is the pettiest. Also I totally understand why the Premier didn’t get the phrase after all he was a math teacher for years. Ayo pardon him. I am on none of them side. They both sickening now. I wouldn’t be surprise if this all a show.

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  35. no name says:

    People need to choose their words carefully!

  36. Really annoying says:

    This lady giving me ‘skelton-cline’ vibes.

  37. Witness says:

    Y’all know is Cindy crazy talk that is what this whole commission of inquiry is based on. Right?! Is these rants why Bvi starring in the international press.

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  38. SEE ME says:

    – – – should be sued for airing such a show and the name cut deep already sounds violent and threatening. Who is really behind this? – – – directors?

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