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VIP’s unconventional approach helped conquer COVID — Flax-Charles


Territorial At-Large Representative and Junior Minister for Trade, Shereen Flax Charles has credited her party’s unconventional approach for largely subduing the COVID-19 pandemic locally.

“We were a team considered wet behind the ears, as the old people would say. The criticism was lobbied with a fiery urgency, — ‘they are young to politics’, ‘they know nothing about bureaucracy and diplomacy’,” she recalled critics saying.

The first-term legislator was at the time speaking at a Virgin Islands Party (VIP) rally in Road Town celebrating its third anniversary in office.

“It is with our freshness, zeal and entirely unconventional approach that we were able to navigate the incredible obstacles of the COVID-19 pandemic. A modern plague which brought many a nation, city and industry to its knees has been all but conquered.”

Sister islands getting more services

Meanwhile, the legislator also credited her party for bringing more services to the sister islands in the territory, particularly those of the Trade Department, which she helps to oversee.

“We now have at least one representative with virtually full services available on Virgin Gorda and Anegada and Jost Van Dyke. We are beginning that once a month beginning this coming week,” Flax Charles said.

She said these services are critical for business persons and the government hopes to extend similar agencies from the treasury as well.

“There should be no need for someone to leave one of the sister islands to come and collect a cheque,” Flax-Charles added.

She contrasted this by pointing out that persons can now deposit cheques by mobile phones.


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  1. Copy and Paste says:

    Unconventional my [email protected]#$%^. It was pure copy and paste from everywhere else in the world. There was nothing done that was unique.

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    • @ paste says:

      Name me one country that didint , as you said..copy and paste?

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      • Secret Bear says:

        Sweden. They didn’t go for hysterical lockdowns and deprive people of their livelihoods or pull kids out of school, and their Covid outcomes were no worse than anyone else’s. They were the only ones who showed true leadership.

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  2. Stop it says:

    Shereen please stop taking nonsense. We all know that you don’t believe a word that you are saying. Stop it!

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  3. strupes says:

    Gyal try go siddung in your seat for the last because ayo so nah geh back in deh

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  4. No shame says:

    from this lot…

  5. How says:

    By closing the borders for several months? By not allowing tax paying expats to return during border closure even though some of them children were in the BVI crying for their parents to return? By separating expat families??

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  6. Bones says:

    Alvera was quite impressive at the rally. She is a visionary. She ran before she perish anymore. Thank God she get from under the NDP snake cave.

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  7. Tongue Fu says:

    Unconventional Leadership? Border closures, country bans, quarantine, 24 hour lockdowns, curfews, employee mandatory vaccination (Which VIP did nothing to stop), mask mandates etc. Draconian yes, unconventional no.

    There is nothing unconventional about Fahie’s Leadership. Nothing that we have not seen before. The cronyism, the consultancies, the money wasting, poor distribution of stimulus.

  8. Lb says:

    Sfc you are a total disappointment. The fact that you are still here defending this ridiculous government is a shame. We voted for you because we thought you would be that Cruzan voice that would stand up against the nonsense. You watched this government embarrass your sister and did nothing and said nothing. We expect you to run in the 9th against VW but instead you here selling out? I am sad that I voted for you. You are cor**pt now. No ethics or morals or independent thoughts you have left. What a shame!

  9. —- says:

    Do not forget victimization

  10. Madam says:

    Respectfully I believe you should focus on getting your other term and stop backing up piddle. Don’t lose your positioning

  11. Secret Bear says:

    “Conquer” Covid? Really? Virus gonna virus and it will always be here. Humans are arrogant fools to think that anything they do has any affect on it.

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