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We should back the Premier as he fights colonialsm

Dr Wheatley

As the Commission of Inquiry (COI) into political corruption continues to unfold, Deputy Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley said the community should back Premier Andrew Fahie in his fight against colonialism.

As one of the most vocal proponents of greater self-determination for the BVI, Premier Fahie is known for challenging the restrictions local administrations face under the rule of the United Kingdom.

While some Virgin Islanders support this, some hold the view that such defiance of UK authority is part of the reason former governor, Augustus Jaspert ordered a COI into political corruption in the territory.

Speaking at a February 7 Remembrance Ceremony for BVI’s ancestors, Dr Wheatley said Premier Fahie’s efforts should not be taken for granted because he stands up for the people and pushes back against colonialism.

“Sometimes we get fearful when we speak about not being under this colonial system anymore and when you have a leader who is willing to stand up and fight against it, give him some backup,” Dr Wheatley said.

He continued: “Even though we might disagree with the Premier on one or two issues here, don’t take it for granted that you have a leader of a territory who is not afraid to stand up for the people and not assert our rights as people because you and I know that this thing called colonialism is not right. It’s not human. It’s not what should be promoted.”

Talks against colonial rule became louder after the 2017 hurricanes when the UK signalled that the BVI should shoulder the majority of costs for its own recovery.

However, it is unclear where Virgin Islanders stand on the matter of greater self-determination as no referendum has been called to declare a national stance on the matter.

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  1. Maybe says:

    Maybe if the Premier ran a transparent government that was fair and open and wasn’t obviously rewarding cronies with board positions and consultancies the public would find it easier to belive that the BVI had the ability to self govern without it turning into a dictatorship.

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    • Doh says:

      Totally agreed.

      And Wheatley is an i**+t who doesn’t know what colonialism even means. Step down f**l.

      But sure, blame everyone else for the problems here except ourselves. And when someone comes in to actually FIX the problems, hit hm with claims of racism, colonialism, and modern day slavery. Grow up. I am so tired of whiners like this eff tard.

      But carry on.

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    • Wow says:

      Wow once again the people of the Foy administration just can’t sit down and STFU. Wheatley you are going to resist colonialism? Really? How? How about you and the Foy pack your bags and head to Nigeria or Tanzania before it’s too late. You always spout about the greatness of Africa so why don’t you go live there and leave us here in our beautiful island to live without the c***ks like you and Foy. Your day is coming and trying to help Foy makes you look more guilty everyday…

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      • WwooWW says:

        Tanzania was never mentioned on this comment section until a post was posted a few weeks ago.

        Well, ever since then, the Black people and Africa haters have learned the name of a new African country to add to their diatribe of low intellect and to further expose their animal humanity.

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    • That's exactly how I feel says:

      @Maybe, you expressed the same sentiment that many of us feel. Thanks for sharing #BviLove

    • Opinion Poll says:

      Here’s your opinion poll. You don’t have to pay for one. Most of the comments and likes say we are against your views on the U.K, your Government’s defiance and disrespect and your lack of transparency. It is on every new site, almost every day since the COI was announced. We WANT the COI!! In fact, if Gus was running for Premier today, he would likely be elected. We, BVIslanders, are speaking. Start LISTENING to US!

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      • @Opinion poll says:

        There you go, the people is very serious and they are not playing. Yes, the people is very much looking forward to and welcome the COI.I AGREE, if Gus would come back and run for PREMIER, IT WOULD BE A VERY EASY WIN FOR HIM. I MISS GUS.

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        • @ @Opioion poll says:

          There are far too many racist white people posting on this news site. You’ll need to go back home with GUS.

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          • Road Runner says:

            Sadly 90% of the racism encountered here is black against white, but apparently it’s not called racism when it’s that way round…..per your comments above.

      • @Opinion Poll says:

        They need to pay close attention as to what the people is saying. The people is very serious this time. Don’t think for a moment that the people is not serious. You know, people might continue to take and deal with things for a while but, there comes a day when you say enough and wash your hands. How do one expect for one to have your back when the trust is gone. How do you expect the people to allow you to Govern us for 2 more years? Do the honorable thing and please step down from office.

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        • Please! says:

          Pay close attention to what the people are saying, which people? The many bloggers on here who can’t vote in the BVI…but if posting helps you all!

    • Rubber Duck says:

      Does Wheatley know what colonialists did?

      They had two levels of citizen, one that had votes, low taxes and preference for everything. And another that had no rights and were treated like second class people to be bullied and over taxed.

      Sound familiar?

    • @ Maybe says:

      You all can say whatever you wish on this racist news site, but know this, white supremacy will end! This is a global move that none of you can stop…but feel free to Blog On!

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  2. Have a seat plz says:

    We will not back Fahie with this because he is a fake. I remember when certain members of the NDP were speaking about greater self determination this same Andrew Fahie was against it. When asked about independence shortly after election he said the BVI was not ready. Now because he cannot have his way how he wants with the governor he is now a champion against what he calls colonialism?
    Dr. Wheatley my advice to you is to stop talking and do some work. You have done nothing to move your portfolios forward for two years. We see now that Karl Dawson was hired to do your work for you.
    Also, if you only knew the true Andrew Fahie you would be quite silly to be out there backing him up.

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  3. Choops says:

    Have a seat Sir.

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  4. Janet says:

    What we have is a leader who is afraid of transparency.

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  5. Jack says:

    Mr. Wheatley. Please can you share with us the status of the High School. Why has nothing been done. The children surely are our future. This is a DISGRACE and government should be ashamed. Spending 10 million on a DDM building when that should be being spent on the school. I don’t know how some of you sleep at night.

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    • @Jack says:

      100%. Mr. Wheatley – please answer the people. Where are the schools? Where is a proper education for our children? Why don’t YOU stand up to Mr. Fahie and demand better for your ministry.

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      • @@ Jack says:

        Because him and the rest is SCURDDDD. SEEMS LIKE THEY ALL HAVE TO GET APPROVAL FROM THE BIG PAPA AS TO WHEN TO SPEAK AND WHAT TO SAY. LOL, THE BIG PAPA NEED SOMEONE WITH BIGGER MOUNTAIN OYSTERS TO SET HIM STRAIGHT. THAT IS COMING SOON, VIA THE UNITED KINGDOM.

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  6. BS says:

    See the problem is that your drinking the cool-aid! The Premier can’t fight colonialidm unless WE the people say we want to take that course of action. But Andrew up there acting like be is King and can do whatever he want without the people’s permission. This is his di*****rship. Now he wants the people to help keep him from j***? When he was sitting up in Jasper house drinking tea and complaining the NDP, he didn’t realize he was digging a grave for heself too. He too b****nd. Let the COI go forward and expose them all!

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  7. Sigh. says:

    Not you too. Please do not follow your leader to his demise.

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    • Agreed says:

      THE PREMIER IS GOING DOWN AND SO IS HIS ADMINISTRATION. SHAME ON YOU WHEATLEY, I REALLY THOUGHT YOU WERE A MORE SMARTER MAN. BIG TIME DEGREES DON’T MEAN S**T.

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  8. What colonialism says:

    Did the UK ever say you can’t leave the Union. You got a PHD and sound so silly.

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  9. Penny says:

    Who you expect to back that i***t Andrew Fahie he is a w****d man so let him accept what is coming his way
    I back the UK 100% fahie need to get his l***g a** out of government he speaking bad about the ndp and he is is worst
    He only care about himself not the ppl, finally the ppl come to there senses
    Some of you bad minded ppl say the UK send poison to kill ayo if was money instead of the vaccine y’all would have accept it without saying a word
    You ppl just wicked and bad minded

    God bless the former governor Mr Jaspert

    Bring all the bvi love hate comments that’s all some of you good for

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  10. Just my two cents says:

    Didnt he supported a commission of inquiry once upon a time?

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  11. funny says:

    you are asking for people to follow blindly, the Premier is supposed to lead the country, yet he won;t even take the vaccine , he is a joke and his head is so deep in the bible (written by white men and taught in Africa to subjugate the population ) he thinks by always refering to the book he can fool the population.

    Now to you sir , your grandfather stopped the UK sending monetary aid to the BVI and if you wish for independence then stop showing insolence and grow up.

    Ask the population what they want , stop telling them what they want!

  12. @what colonialism says:

    As I’ve heard them say many times if u dont like d treatment leave..
    So why dont they ju simply get their u dependance..if they are so scared of colonialism..sounds to me like they wanna eat their cake and have it

    The whole bunch of them just really sound so silly for real

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  13. Wait! says:

    So it is okay for our own black brothers/sisters to victimize us and treat us as they like, because we are of the same, but we must rise up when the ‘evil white man’ appears to be taking action? Sowande I am so ashamed of you it is not even funny. If you guys were responsible in your words and actions, the UK would not be intervening and the local populace would have your back. Instead, the people cannot WAIT TO SEE YOUR BACKS! The populace may seem quiet but it’s because everyone is down and afraid of the tyranny of this administration. They want you gone and no amount of race baiting and fear mongering will change that. The people gave you a chance to lead and not even half-way through the term the VIP has proven to be all flashing lights, ignorance and zero substance.

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    • @Wait?? says:

      Thank you kindly for your TRANSPARENT COMMENT. You are 2 million percent correct in my book. AS A PARENT, I AM SO DISAPPOINTED IN SOWANDE. I REALLY HONESTLY THOUGHT YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN THE ONE TO STAND UP AND LET THE NA*****ISTIC B***Y KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT A ONE MAN SHOW. IF YOU DID, THE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE YOUR BACK. REMEMBER, THE REAL POWER IS IN THE PEOPLES HANDS AND IF WE BAND TOGETHER, WHICH WE WILL, WHAT CAN YOU DO? IF THE PEOPLE BAND TOGETHER TODAY AND DECIDE YOU GUYS HAVE TO LEAVE OFFICE, IT WILL HAPPEN, THAT IS WHAT ALL OF YOU SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT. YOU GUYS ARE SKATING ON PAPER THIN ICE. WE THE PEOPLE IS SIMPLY TIRED OF THE NAGGING FROM YOU GUYS AND WE ARE TALKING A BREAK FROM YOU GUYS. THE PEOPLE HAVE MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THINGS GOING ON IN THEIR EVERYDAY LIVES THAN WORRY ABOUT YOU GUYS AND YOUR TRYING TO PLAY THE PEOPLE GAMES.

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  14. Patriotic bvi says:

    You should just shut your mouth.

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  15. Now hear this Wheatley says:

    All I would say is THE PREMIER FINALLY GIVE YOU PERMISSION AND APPROVE WHAT YOU ARE SAYING.SEEMS LIKE YOU GUYS CAN ONLY SAY SOMETHING IF THE PREMIER SAY YOU CAN. I AM NOT BACKING THE PREMIER WITH ANYTHING. WHAT YOU NEED YOU NEED TO DO IS FOCUS ON THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM WHICH IS A BIG MESS. WHAT EVER HAPPEN WITH THE OUTCOME OF THE PINE SOL TEACHER?

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  16. Bvi says:

    We need this government out.

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  17. So I see says:

    Wheatley is setting himself up to take a PEOPLE ROASTING TODAY. WE SEE THE GAME, YOUR BOSS SEND YOU TO BE THE MESSENGER TODAY AS IF ANYONE IS LISTENING. WE THE PEOPLE IS NOT BACKING YOUR BOSS WITH ANYTHING. IF HE WAS TRANSPARENT FROM DAY ONE AND BE HONEST WITH THE PEOPLE THEN WE MIGHT HAVE CONSIDER BACKING HIM UP. WE THE PEOPLE DO NOT TRUST YOUR BOSS. AGREED, WHAT HAPPEN TO THE TEACHER WHO SLIP DISINFECTANT IN A STUDENTS MOUTH. BETTER NOT FIND OUT SHE IS BACK TEACHING.

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  18. Rubber Duck says:

    If I was responsible for the mess that is education in the country I would keep my mouth shut and adopt a low profile. Fahie doesn’t want anyone looking at what he does or guarding the cookie jar. So he stirs up h****d.

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  19. Pleaseeee says:

    I as a citizen of the BVI will not put my hand on the chopping block for FOY. THE VIP GOVERNMENT NEED TO GO ASAP. THEY CANNOT BE TRUSTED. LAY DOWN WITH A MANGY DOG YOU WILL GET UP WITH FLEAS. GO AND FIX THE GIRLS BATHROOM.

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  20. MY TAKE says:

    STOP TREATING THE WRONG PEOPLE RIGHT AND START TREATING THE RIGHT PEOPLE RIGHT.

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  21. STRUPESSSS says:

    I expect better from Wheatley , if there is no corruption what you all worried about . Why is there so much fear about what maybe found in this enquiry . I wish the UK drops the BVI as one of their territories to see how the BVI would last as an independent country. ITS ABOUT TIME an investigation takes place. KMT

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  22. No says:

    We are not back this current Premier to fight Colonialism. Additionally we are not back the current Premier for Independence or self-determination. Only when we can feel and see good governance with transparency and accountability then will we consider standing behind this current
    administration or any other administration.

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  23. history says:

    Wheatley is complete and utter waste of time. All he has is mouth and that’s it. Education has gone back miles since he took over. If the former government did not do all the work they did with technology I don’t know where we would have been in this pandemic. The high school is a mess. The children have no furniture. The building is leaking. It has mold. The Ivan dawson school lock down for months now in need of maintenance. It is a complete mess and the minister giving us a history lesson. You will be history come the next election.

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  24. suck teeth says:

    Boy go siddung and do some work from talking p**s

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  25. Sue says:

    I back the UK 100%. There is no way I am backing the Premier. The only way I will back the Premier is if he decide to step down. What you need to do is fix the Education system that was turned into one big mess when MYRON LEFT. MYRON WAS THE BEST EDUCATION MINISTER BY FAR. IF MYRON WAS STILL EDUCATION MINISTER, THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WOULD NOT BE IN THIS MESS.

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    • A Parent says:

      Yes Sue, truth, I will Agee with you that MYRON WAS THE BEST EDUCATION MINISTER. SENDING OUT A URGENT S.O.S TO MYRON. WE NEED YOU BACK IN THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT BEFORE IT FLATLINE DUDE.

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  26. Me says:

    I cry for this Territory. In all my years I have never seen this level of disrespect. It is embarrassing to see how those three vocal people are using the written word and the spoken word to stir up trouble here. Now yet another mouthpiece joined the throng. We ain’t need no independence here.

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  27. Jane says:

    About 15% of British people are non-white: Britain is no longer a “white” country, and so to refer to the actions of the British government as being “white men” is discriminatory, anachronistic and insulting to the 10 million British people who are not white. Britain is not the white colonial power of days gone by: time for people in BVI to appreciate that life has changed.

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    • @Jane says:

      Your assertions are only partially correct and vital to the discussion.

      The truths are, the white men, who you claim are now in the minority, are still holding the levers of power and executing those powers based on colonial precedent.

      White rule and white supremacy is what the now generation of white men and people are basking in. while continuing to reap the sweets and privilidges of colonialism.

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      • Jane says:

        @Jane:

        Currently the UK’s 2nd most powerful political role is occupied by Rishi Sunak (ethnically Indian/Ugandan) as Chancellor of the Exchequer (previously Sajid Javid, Pakistani heritage) , the 4th most powerful political role, Home Secretary is occupied by Priti Patel (also ethnically a Ugandan-Indian). Kwasi Kwarteng is Minister for Business (he’s ethically Ghanaian)and the Attorney General is Suella Braverman (her family comes from Mauritius and Kenya). Of the cabinet, 20% of members are BAME (Black or Minority Ethnic) and 24% are women. Of all the 650 elected Members of Parliament, 200 are women (34%), and 52 are BAME (8%).

        I didnt say that “white men” are in the majority, they still wield a disproportionate amount of power but things arent necessarily as conveniently stark as you would paint them.

        Indeed, I believe the Queen (Head of State) is a woman, and has been for nearly a century.

        The truths you like to project were entirely correct a generation ago, even 10 years ago but I am afraid that the UK has moved on and it is not quite the same (horrible, racist, oppressive)colonial power it used to be. Don’t get me wrong, the UK well deserves its reputation around these islands, but that’s the issue with a reputation, it is difficult to shake off once earned.

        UK has much to do to improve its post-colonial image but equally people in BVI would do well to educate themselves on today’s UK, not the UK of the 1950’s or 1850’s. There is a political agenda taking place here, and it is one of any carnival huckster, distraction and projection. People need to keep their eye on the game and not be bamboozled by rhetoric.

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        • @Jane says:

          Thank you for your response.

          However, it brings to mind those non Black and white people who tell Black people, “slavery was in the past, get over it.”

          Get over it!?! That is equivalent to telling the woman that was viciously raped to get over.

          More indepth response could be offered, but your response is filled with hpocrisy and not worth further edificating.

          • Jane says:

            Personally I support reparations.
            Personally I support BVIs independence.
            Personally I say millions of people live in slavery in 2021.
            Personally I say the concept of ‘get over it’ is glib and wrong.
            Personally I acknowledge UKs failings past and present.
            So what do you say to that? I gave you indisputable facts and you say ‘nah I will be blind to fact because it doesn’t suit my bias and prejudice. It doesn’t support my agenda so I will continue with my own racism’.

            Seriously there are none so blind that will not see. Blessings to you and hope you can open your eyes to the world around you, as it is, not what is expeditious to your agenda.

          • @Jane says:

            The world around me, as it is, is waking up every morning, and expecting the royal marines to be on the shores of the BVI asserting their ill gotten control of lands that is not their.

            The world around me, as it is,is to wake up every day to find people/officials in in a faraway lands are setting policy and executing them to either steal, disfigure or distroy the financial institution of my home.

            The world around me, as it is, is to wake up everyday and read the calls of forigners to come and invade and take over a country that that is not theirs.

            The world around me, as it is, is after 66 years, i am now bombarded daily with racism from white people. Given the manner in which i am met and passed by daily, one would think i am invisible, treated on the job, paid for my services, I am not viewed as a human being by them.

            To be made to feel less than in your own land of birth is horrible feeling.

            The world around me, as it is,is where i read every day,from Monday to Monday, racist, vile, vicious, verbal attacks on my skin color and ancestry.

            The agenda you speak about, you do not know. You have not dialogued with me personally. How could you? You live in a segregated hole and interact with only with those who look like you.

            Meanwhile, your support for the Black People Emancipation and Deveopment Coalition, struggle is appreciated. Included in their platform are some of the elements you mentioned your support for.

  28. Exercise in Futility. says:

    The jesture is understood, but is a futile attempt at educating a people of their ongoing perils. Perils they are completely oblivious to.

    The only antidote to the current state of mind of vast majority of Black people in the BVI, the diaspora, Africa and the rest of the world is real decolonialization education of the mind.

    The colonialist knows this. Why don’t we?

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  29. IS THERE? says:

    IS THERE ANYWAY WE THE PEOPLE CAN REQUEST THE FINANCIAL PORTFOLIO BE TAKEN OUT OF THE PREMIER’S HANDS UNTIL THE COI IS FINALIZED?

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  30. Well lookee here says:

    Shame on you SOWANDE. Shame on you for having the RAW NERVES TO STAND UP AND EXPECT THE PEOPLE TO DEFEND THE PREMIER AT THIS TIME. THERE ARE TO MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE PREMIER. THE PEOPLE WANT TRANSPARENCY FROM THE PREMIER AND HIS ADMINISTRATION. SORRY, BUT AS A BVISLANDER, I CHOOSE NOT TO BE A PART OF UPHOLDING ANY WRONG DOING.

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  31. Bring back Myron says:

    I could not agree with you more. Myron was by far the best education minister in this country. The mess we have now would have never happened under Myron. He was a workaholic. He was competent and well organized. I worked with him and I had to run from work when I saw him because he always had some plan to make something better. All this new minister doing is talking. No kind of action whatsoever.

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  32. go back africa if you want says:

    If Myron did not have the vision for technology when he was minister, could you imagine what problems we would have now during this pandemic? With all the work done by the previous government this government still have the schools in a bad state.

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  33. SMI says:

    Andrew Fahie is just like Trump, The US got rid of Trump #1 now it’s time the UK gets Rid of Trump #2.

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  34. WEW says:

    He might call it colonialism I call it very afraid of UK uncovering of all the fraud & corruption.

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  35. Yessssss says:

    As a Parent, I want Myron back. Although we are going through the pandemic, MYRON WOULD HAVE COME UP WITH A SOLUTION. MYRON IS A CRITICAL THINKER, REALIST, FORWARD THINKING HARD WORKING MAN. AND I LOVE HIM FOR THAT. I THINK THE PEOPLE MADE A MISTAKE WHEN THEY VOTED HIM OUT. HE WAS VOTED OUT BASED ON LIES AND A DIRTY CAMPAIGN THAT WAS LEVELED AGAINST HIM. PERFECT EXAMPLE OF YOU NEVER TRULY MISS THE WATER UNTILL THE WELL RUNS DRY.

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    • @Yesssss says:

      IT WAS A NASTY, DIRTY CAMPAIGN BECAUSE THEY KNEW THEY COULD NOT GET MYRON OUT ANY OTHER WAY SO THEY KNOW WE LOVE GOSSIP AND MELEE AND THEY FED IT TO US. BOTH VIP AND PVIM DID THAT. I AM SORRY HE IS NOT THERE BECAUSE HE WAS THE BEST ONE OF THE NDP MINISTERS.

  36. Plain & Simple says:

    I am not backing the Premier. I already told my husband, to please don’t mention any member of the VIP GOVERNMENT IN MY HOME OR HE WILL FIND ALL HIS BELONGINGS PACKED UP ON THE BALCONY AND THE LOCKS WILL BE CHANGED.THAT IS HOW SERIOUS AND DISGUSTED I AM WITH THE VIP GOVERNMENT. THEY WANT TO UPHOLD AND EMBRACE THE WRONGS OF THEIR BOSS AND WANT THE PEOPLE TO GO ALONG WITH IT. THE PEOPLE IS TIRED OF THE INEXCUSABLE BEHAVIOUR.

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  37. there you have it says:

    Sowande come from a breed of talkers. They could talk but can’t do. he and dancia is close family

  38. Anonymous says:

    Myron, like him or not, is a visionary. That is a fact. I am a proud full blooded BVI slander who has no problems writing that fact.

    Imagine the horrors education and students would still be experiencing were it not for his visionary work.

    I really think the gentleman means well for and has the BVI and future at heart.

    It is wished and even hoped that we can get pass the self hate and other mental ailments we have and see him combine with folk like Skelton and other of like minds.

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  39. I Won't says:

    Not I. All of a sudden there are calls for unity from the left, right, and center from our past and present leaders. ‘Let us unite as a people, let us support each other, let us move forward, let us rally behind our Premier.’ All because they are seeking support from the people using colonialism as a scare tactic to influence and coerce the people. They want us to display a united front in the face of the ongoing present Commission of Inquiry. I am not rallying behind any of you. Let the UK take over. It’s about time past and present government representatives be held accountable for their blatant disregard of the electorate and misuse of public funds.

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    • @I won’t says:

      A little to late for that. I am finish with every last one of them. They are now at the mercy of the people to have their backs. I will pass on that. THEY ALL HAVE TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS, PAST AND PRESENT. I DON’T WANT TO DEAL WITH THIS GOVERNMENT FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS.

  40. Joshua says:

    The time comes sir, when you need to stand up like a man and tell our leader that he is doing nonsense. You mean that not one of you can not out on a long pants and speak up. Maybe you are telling him behind closed doors but what good is that when you are publicly supporting him. It is not that what the Premier is trying to do might not be commendable. But he is going about it the wrong way. How could he expect to fight against a system that he can not win and don’t have the backing of the people you are expected to lead. If this government believes that the bloggers and white men and expats then they should not be in government. The British is doing to you just what you are doing to expats, fair is fair in love and war. Only that the expats have somewhere to call home when Britain decide to squeeze those two things between your legs. Continue playing that you have a winning hand, you might find out that the next card you are dealt might be the joker. Know when to hold them and know when to fold them. Obviously you know that you don’t have the favor or confidence of the people. A wise leader must know when to run away and come fight another day. I am Joshua I know how to lead. Ask the Israelites.

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  41. Honestly says:

    I don’t want to be Governed by this present Government for the next two years. I would very much prefer the UK Govern us until a new Government is elected.

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  42. Fedup says:

    You know how when we were growing up our parents would have thought us to be quiet when we have nothing sensible to say. I think this is one of those moments. Mr Wheatley you and the rest of your team need to have a seat and don’t speak unless it’s deemed wise. The more you talk the worst this entire situation looks.
    Personally I want to know who your advisor is because…… Good lord!
    I also think you’re terrible at handling the country finances, you’re doing a terrible job. let the people run their private investigation if you have nothing to hide.
    Let the people know the truth

  43. Danng says:

    You know how when we were growing up our parents would have thought us to be quiet when we have nothing sensible to say. I think this is one of those moments. Mr Wheatley you and the rest of your team need to have a seat and don’t speak unless it’s deemed wise. The more you talk the worst this entire situation looks.
    Personally I want to know who your advisor is because…… Good lord!
    I also think you’re terrible at handling the country finances, you’re doing a terrible job. let the people run their private investigation if you have nothing to hide.
    Let the people know the truth

  44. I laugh says:

    Why is he looking for extra company and persons behind him. He has B…s, P…y, C….e, and those are only the head of the snake for their are many others. They are busy taking care of their cronies with taxpayers money and trying to ensure that the next two years the thankful crew will buy them another election. Well, I am not waiting for two years. I am praying from now, as are many others. God, uncover their wicked deeds. Make it all plain. Show them for what they are and what they have done to the people of these Virgin Islands in the last two years. Help the people when asked not to be afraid to say wrong is wrong. And also, God, continue to watch over these British Virgin Islands.

    It’s a pity the Hon. Premier attends several churches weekly and prayer fests and doesn’t know that you reap whatsoever you sow. Our Father in Heaven don’t like ugly. And he is who you have to answer to, not us mere mortals here on Earth.

  45. Wrong says:

    Why would we back a man we want gone?? That’s dumb.

  46. Omg. Stop it. says:

    You youeself are skeptical of the premier’s conduct…Why push us over a cliff you wont jump..

  47. Reply says:

    Ever since the COI was announced by former Governor Jaspert, the blogs have lit up with some very good blogs. I luv it.

    Normally, I would jump into the fray and have my say, but my fellow bloggers have proved my 2 cents are not necessary. I am ok reading because what I am reading is good.

    These are the kinds of blogs I like. Intellectual airing out of our issues and discountent.

    I am enjoying reading from the back of the room sipping tea while the blows fly.

    Only one issue I have, however, my favorite people at bvinews are censoring like crazy. Trying to read the blogs nowadays is like playing the Wheel of Fortune trying to figure the puzzle.

    They killing me. My old brain can’t solve puzzles any more, so bvinews consider the elderly before your censor. 🙂

    Nevertheless, good job guys! You guys are woke. Luv it!

  48. Dear Sowande says:

    The only thing we the people want to hear from you is what are you going to do about the school problems and what you are going to do to correct the problems. We do not want to hear anything about backing your boss. Don’t be your boss messenger boy, If your boss has anything to say, let him face the people and say what he has to say. Take my poor dumb advise and go mouth ghost. I am curious to see who in the cabinet is going to be the next message carrier. As far as I am concern, we the people have no Government. We give you guys a chance and you blew it.

  49. Yep says:

    Attended several of the community meetings and was shock at some of the things Natalio said. Looks like he want us to riot against uk. He had my vote last time but no more

  50. Janet says:

    I say we shoul have a vote of No Confidence in this VIP goverment and get these worrisome folks out of office. The incompetence and lies are unbelievable!

  51. Wow says:

    I guess Myron think he going blog his way back in.

    • @Wow says:

      Stop the hate, now! Begin to support Myron. He is one of our brilliant minds. We should cherish him. Every other race would if he was theirs.

      Black people truly need to recognize that they have a very grave problem wth self hate, and begin to fix it.

      Again, i am a full blooded BVIslander. My roots go back centuries on both my mother and father side. I view Myron as an asset that we have and should cherish, not destroy.

      However, all minds are not created equal, and the slave centuries have reeked havoc on the minds of Black people.

  52. lili says:

    ThE VIP SHOULD CANCEL ANYONE FROM NDP. OUT!! GET YOUR NEW WORKERS ON YOUR SIDE GREEN UP!!!

  53. Really !! says:

    Get off Myron back . He was building education . If he did not put VIDES and online teaching don’t know where that Minisyer would have done . Damm ungrateful people . Power struggle in the school
    Can’t done … Frustrating teachers more .. not allowing teachers to do what is best for the students …. Tegulations and rules not making sense … don’t want to
    Listen to the teachers .. ESHS is a mess . Education regressing big time .

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