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‘After 2 years in office, NDP straight out failing the people’- Businessman

- Majority VIslanders believe NDP Government has ‘lost its way’
After reaching the two year mark in office by the National Democratic Party (NDP) on November 7, 2013, the people of the Virgin Islands are yet to see the many promises made during the 2011 elections campaign come to fruition. Premier Dr The Hon. D. Orlando Smith has been criticised for being 'out of touch' with the state of the economy and not displaying strong leadership qualities. Photo: VINO/File
Businesses on Tortola are crying shame on the NDP Government for failing miserably since in office. Photo: BVIoffshore.net
Businesses on Tortola are crying shame on the NDP Government for failing miserably since in office. Photo: BVIoffshore.net
Commentator Natalio Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru upholds his position of being very candid when it comes to his views on the NDP and its governance. Photo:VINO/file
Commentator Natalio Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru upholds his position of being very candid when it comes to his views on the NDP and its governance. Photo:VINO/file
The NDP government is not carrying out the wishes of the people after two years in office, said Member for the Second District Honourable J. Alvin Christopher. Photo: GIS
The NDP government is not carrying out the wishes of the people after two years in office, said Member for the Second District Honourable J. Alvin Christopher. Photo: GIS
Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn came in for some commendations as he was credited for taking his Ministry to a higher standard over the past two years. Photo: VINO/file
Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn came in for some commendations as he was credited for taking his Ministry to a higher standard over the past two years. Photo: VINO/file
Popular TV show host Mr Edmund Maduro said that the NDP government is making the wrong move with the airport expansion project. Photo: VINO/file
Popular TV show host Mr Edmund Maduro said that the NDP government is making the wrong move with the airport expansion project. Photo: VINO/file
Jost Van Dyke resident, Gregory A. Callwood did have a few kind words for government since he believes the NDP has done much for Jost Van Dyke in its two years in office when compared to the VIP’s four years in government. Photo: VINO/File
Jost Van Dyke resident, Gregory A. Callwood did have a few kind words for government since he believes the NDP has done much for Jost Van Dyke in its two years in office when compared to the VIP’s four years in government. Photo: VINO/File
Young businessman Rajah A. Smith believes the NDP government has produced pie in the sky ideas and has failed to give people hope that tomorrow will be better than today. Photo: VINO/File
Young businessman Rajah A. Smith believes the NDP government has produced pie in the sky ideas and has failed to give people hope that tomorrow will be better than today. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On November 7, 2011 the National Democratic Party (NDP) of Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith claimed a decisive victory at the polls over the then ruling Virgin Islands Party (VIP) of Hon. Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE. The NDP had lambasted the VIP government and had promised to fix the economy while being better listeners to the people.

Two years in office and it seems that the promises to the people are still promises and this has already caused many of its supporters to become increasingly frustrated, to the point that many want to see the back of the NDP at the next elections.

“You don’t have to do any survey or anything like that, the reality is glaring, the NDP straight out failing the people of these Virgin Islands,” a prominent businessman on Tortola told Virgin Islands News Online.

Choosing to remain anonymous, the businessman who owns and operates a contracting firm depends, like many others, on jobs from the government for continued existence. “This is not putting a stroke on the hands that is feeding you. It is time we wake up and call a nail a nail. If you keep saying all the nice things they (Government) will never see they are going wrong,” he said.

According to the entrepreneur, government needs to come off their “high horse” and see things through the eyes of the layman. “If they start looking at things through our eyes, if they should just sit down and really listen to what we are saying to them they would do better.”

The man also admitted that he had voted for the NDP at the last elections. “They had sounded good I tell you the truth, they had sounded truth but everything they got up on that stage and said was turned the other way and that was the mistake they made. Nothing that they promised the people did they deliver, nothing,” he said.

Asked if he felt a snap election would result in a change, he said he would prefer to see the NDP spend the next two years cleaning up their mess and in his words, “They are not going back in there. They are not going back, they are a bad taste and it’s all because of the fact they don’t listen to people and they lied to us.”

Another had very few words to say on the topic, “We in deep (industrial language) under the NDP, they taking we lightly but this is dumb (industrial language).”

Are we better off today than we were two years ago?

A resident from Virgin Gorda was very emotional when speaking on the topic. “During elections they were asking the question, are we better off than we were four years ago; I am asking them are we better off now than we were two years ago? The answer is a big NO, NO, NO,” said the woman.

She said she feels the Ministry of Education has been the only area of government to have shown some level of initiative or growth. “We have to give Myron (Minister for Education and Culture) some points.” She said Hon. Walwyn stands a winning chance at the next elections.

“He would fall on the VIP or he could chose to join another party, only so,” she added. “From the Premier right down otherwise fail, fail, fail. NDP must go.”

NHI is to tax people – J Alvin Christopher

Member for the Second District, Honourable J. Alvin Christopher said the NDP has gotten lost and needs to pull back, refocus and see what it is the people of the Virgin Islands need. “Right now what I am hearing, from what I am seeing, and from what I know, they are not carrying out the wishes of the people at all,” said Hon. Christopher. He added that based on discussions and interactions with persons across the territory, most people seem to have doubts in their minds.

He added that as is the NDP government are of the feeling that they are carrying out the wishes of the people. “They think they are doing what they think is best for the country…but I can’t understand that because more people are out of work, more people in the territory are experiencing a hard time, everybody seems to be confused … so I don’t know how they interpret that.”

According to Hon. Christopher, of all the Ministries of the NDP Government the one that would chalk the highest score would be the Ministry of Health and Social Development. He said that being able to complete the Peebles Hospital is a high point as it was one of the many things that the people of the Virgin Islands wanted for a long time.

He was, however, critical of what the NDP Government calls the National Health Insurance (NHI). “Where we go with that depends on how they understand the wishes of the people and being able to put that into action.” He said that the NDP needs to stop referring to the NHI as ‘insurance’ but rather a ‘programme’.

“It is a health programme because what they are actually doing is adding a tax to the people to cover this programme and they need to address it from that angle. If they continue to call it insurance they are going to always have that problem that they are having.”

According the Hon. Christopher, with an insurance persons look for certain benefits which with the NHI they will not get. “That programme is needed to operate that hospital,” he added.

The Second District representative said that in order for the NDP government to record any bit of success for the next two years it would take them refocusing and listening to what the people of the VI are saying.

NDP have done horribly; Projects have been disasters- Natalio Wheatley

Talk show host and educator, Natalio Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru said, “I think they’ve done horribly. Some of their flagship projects have been disasters. The cruise pier has not done well from the kind of presentations to the community. There was some opposition to what they were saying. They tried to push it through anyway. England had to stop the project.”

Mr Wheatley also highlighted the controversy surrounding the cruise pier project. “Then you had the tender process that Royal Caribbean and the audit revealed was bias and unfair. It had a number of problems with that particular project. Articles also revealed that members of TPP were speaking about members involved. Hugh Darley came to the BVI because he wanted to own his own port and some of his partners said he was just a consultant with crayons and didn’t have any experience with port development. I think it has been a disaster from the start to the finish. We still have people who are not pleased with some aspects of what’s happening. Carnival pulled out. A lot of people did well when Carnival was in town. They were a partner with us for a number of years and they feel disrespected. I think that is unacceptable," Mr Wheatley said sternly.

The talk show host also pointed out the airport project as another example of where Government has been ignoring the people. “The public was not consulted enough. What the Minister basically said was that you can give your concerns about the project but this thing is going ahead regardless. I don’t think that’s really the way that a government is supposed to govern and they promised they would listen to people this time around but very early on we saw that was not the case.”

Mr Wheatley supported the argument raised especially by Third District Representative Hon. Julian Fraser, RA that government has not put enough money into the economy. “They would say they don’t have enough money but somehow or the other when they need to give out consultancies they find the money and whenever they need to do other things they find the money to do it. So I’m not satisfied with the handling of the economy. The Premier seems a bit out of touch, saying that the economy is robust, saying that there is little difference between the prices in St Thomas and the prices in the BVI. A number of statements he made makes it seem as if he’s not aware of what’s happening on the ground. A lot of people are hurting. A lot of people are being unemployed, can’t find work or they’ve been laid off.”

Wheatley also said the civil service has been able to retain jobs which is a good thing but the private sector is struggling somewhat. “We see businesses closing left and right and you have people being laid off so I don’t know how you can say the economy is robust considering those circumstances.”

On the issue of crime, Mr Wheatley said it is a major problem that government does not seem to be taking seriously. “So you haven’t had any real serious initiatives to address the crime problem, which is a growing problem in the community. People are being robbed all the time at gunpoint and that’s not just the responsibility of the police. As Representatives of the people you have to put forward some initiatives and programmes, even legislation to deal with crime and we haven’t really seen that.”

NDP doesn’t care about the people- Edmund Maduro

Another talk show host, Edmund Maduro said as far as he is concerned the NDP doesn’t care about the people. “They are acting like people who do not know what they were elected for. I am particularly concerned with this thing Dr Smith has with the United States where my people, because they have a green card or they might have been born in St Thomas, the United States wants to tax them here. It is barbaric. The United States cannot make laws for the BVI. From what the United States is telling us when they come here, when their people come here, even the President, we could tax them on all they own in the United States.”

Mr Maduro argued that agriculture is a multi-million dollar business and noted that the Minister responsible for agriculture is doing what he should be doing.

He also said he was in favour of the cruise ship dock, but not to give the cruise ships the landward side. “The cruise ship expansion is a bankable thing because it is something that furthers our economy. We should have made sure that it’s done in such a way that BVIslanders get the benefit out of the project. You don’t give it away.”

Mr Maduro, however, was strongly critical of the Ministry of Health. “I am very unhappy with Dr Smith and Dr Pickering. We have two doctors in there, you have hospital and you will put a man who doesn’t even know how to attend to a wound to be the Minister when they have such qualified people. Doesn’t that tell us the ignorance of the leadership?”

Looking ahead to the next general elections, which is still some two years away, Mr Maduro said “I wouldn’t give them one percent support. I can’t sit down and do stupidness. I’m going back to the polls. I have a talk show and I’m going to deal with the issues as they come up.”

The expansion of the runway of the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport also does not find favour with Mr Maduro. “One other thing it would not be a safe landing place, it shows their incompetency of the government because this is something that some of the pilots have been telling them, Beef Island Airport expansion is nonsense. They can use the St Thomas Airport until they get things right. With that plan they have a lot of people can lose their lives in a crash.”

Jost Van Dyke resident, Gregory A. Callwood did have a few kind words for government since he believes the NDP has done much for Jost Van Dyke in its two years in office when compared to the VIP’s four years in government.

“Overall for the BVI, I don’t want to go there so I will talk for Jost Van Dyke. I’m a VIP voter… but I must give it to them that they do better for us than what VIP did. They [VIP] didn’t do anything. The NDP is facing a lot of issues throughout the whole BVI but like I said I represent Jost Van Dyke. It looks like over there [Tortola] is where the problem really is.”

NDP has failed to give hope- Rajah A. Smith

Young businessman Rajah A. Smith said it is always good to give the elected government a chance and have patience as they try to execute their manifesto, however, after two years he believes the NDP government has produced pie in the sky ideas and has failed to give people hope that tomorrow will be better than today.

“Our Premier continues to ignore our defaulting economy repeating how robust or economy is and how the current layoffs have nothing to do with our economy. Our Premier and his administration have increased cost on every public service, reduced import duty for big businesses with no relief to consumers and raised departure tax on our citizens. Our Premier has told landlords to refinance mortgages when people wish they had none. We are on the brink of a mortgage crisis. Several of our people have lost their homes and several are in the process of losing homes. There is no such thing as a done deal in a democratic country,” Mr Smith argued.

67 Responses to “‘After 2 years in office, NDP straight out failing the people’- Businessman”

  • GoonSquad (11/11/2013, 10:36) Like (20) Dislike (6) Reply
    bottom line we are not better off 2 years in and NDP must go!!!
    • mother hen (11/11/2013, 12:41) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      say it aint so!
    • The Real GoonSquad (11/11/2013, 12:58) Like (8) Dislike (10) Reply
      You are such a wimp!! I am and always will be an NDP so you can use my name all you want to try and make other believe different...NDP will be re-elected again no matter what tricks you and your buddy ooooo tries..
  • facts man (11/11/2013, 10:43) Like (17) Dislike (17) Reply
    I still maintain that the VIP is still the best hope for this country.
  • insider (11/11/2013, 10:47) Like (8) Dislike (7) Reply

    But hold on here a minute what ayo giving MVW credit for? The 100 G dinner, waste of tax monies to buy a horse, fire staff and some claim victimization of others?,..boss ayo wheel and come again if ay know what I know…and yea the mold contract wait till that comes out…

    • the boyzz (11/11/2013, 11:53) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
      myron 100%
      • Release (11/11/2013, 12:44) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
        For those who aint see the writing on the wall, I think it is crystal clear now the NDP is not for the people.

        • one eye roster (11/11/2013, 13:12) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
          The biggest problem with the NDP is; dem guys are trampling Doc like a toy and that's dem major problem.
          • @ one eye roster (11/11/2013, 13:17) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
            I agree 100% Doc you need to take control of the steering wheel and run this country.
        • more money (13/11/2013, 06:39) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
          There is not a morning that NDP wake up and do not think about what is in the best interest of themselves and pockets
      • @ the boyzz (11/11/2013, 13:41) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
        No Way Hosea
  • HAHA (11/11/2013, 11:10) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    LMAO!!! HAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHA! This still won't help. Pure nonsense.
    • small head (11/11/2013, 12:46) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      As bad as NDP have performed during the first 2yrs there's no way in hell they can come back to us with a straight face asking for our vote again!!!!
  • Yes (11/11/2013, 11:13) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    Pull the file on any one of the individuals above and tell me what you see. All failures in their respective areas. Nuff said.
    • she the cat mother (11/11/2013, 12:58) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      NO WAY NDP GETTING BACK IN OFFICE!!!
    • @ lol (11/11/2013, 13:44) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Ha ha ha all failures the good thing is they remind us of the NDP a callusing FALURE
  • the block (11/11/2013, 11:18) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    the word is; VOTE VIP OR DIE
    • @ the block (11/11/2013, 14:50) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Hip hip hooray. I love the slogan when can I get my T shirt?
  • pep (11/11/2013, 11:23) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    oh alvin woke up after two years well saw
  • history lessons (11/11/2013, 11:27) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    dr. smith and the NDP are the one who put this country in that problem. I will say it again check between -2003-2007
  • Ha! (11/11/2013, 11:32) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    NDP fooled the people and told them they had the magic fix. They promised them a bed of roses and said the the failing world wide economy had nothing to do with our situation. The NDP would rather stuff their own pockets and stash whatever is left in the reserves while the contractor on the street is crying out for work. I have to admit that the VIP was not perfect but they understood how to keep the little man afloat. I think they can relate to the common man more than the NDP. The NDP will tell you stop begging while they, their families and cronies are raping the treasury. White Collar Criminals!
    • @Ha (11/11/2013, 13:21) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      What you just blog make any sense?!! NDP promised to make things better and that is what they have been doing for the past two years. Some of you need to get up off your tail and look work or do something constructive..stop depending on the government to do every thing for you!! make me sick man!!Keep calling yourselves little man, thats why most of you will stay at the level you are at..I know I aint no little man with you all and I striving to reach the top..not depending on government.
  • be very careful what you ask for (11/11/2013, 11:32) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    the last time we put them in we pull them out and the country went backwards.Remember the vip had someone with vision and no one in that party ever ask for that vision to run the country but they were spending and giving to their cronnies they left the country broke no party can fix the broblem in four years.I am feeling the pinch to but i am not a cry baby i am taking it one day at a time to see how they will fix it.AS for alvin who has being there for so long dancia who is the queen council fraser who like to talk and has not done one thing but put this island in a mess they could never get my vote even if they were payin me.MIND YOU BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU ASK FOR. IF NDP WERE LEFT IN WHEN WE ALMOST SWEPT THEM OUT WE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN IN THIS MESS
    • the block (11/11/2013, 15:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      well said....
    • boat people (11/11/2013, 15:41) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply

      Just hush you r"$$ you got to be a big idiot boss the county is dead! dead! dead! and moving backwards... never like this under the vip...NEVER......

      • yellow (11/11/2013, 15:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        This article and the feedback from the people are a true reflection of what has taken place in two years and how the people have suffered under the NDP. I say to them you have lots of work to do to regain confidence in the people in the next 2 years but it’s not impossible.
  • David (11/11/2013, 11:40) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    The problem extends well beyond the NDP. What we have seen from the VIP in recent years has been no better. If the people of the BVI do not create a movement to reclaim their government, they will continue to be served by the self-interested and not those looking out for the greater good. Rise up!
    • rat race (11/11/2013, 15:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      No one goes to jail for anything in the BVI let alone thoes who are elected
  • Voters (11/11/2013, 11:48) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    nothing there NDP has failed
  • legal (11/11/2013, 11:52) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    If nobody end up jail from this administration I don't see how the hell they can think we will vote them back
  • jail they need (11/11/2013, 12:04) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    after 2 years the aditor general reprot on the ports project says it all!!!
    • Yea? (11/11/2013, 12:45) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
      What about the other audits? Cline and Fahie educational project, $800K, green houses, empty, $4mil,..big hole over in VG costing $1mil for supposed green house, johnson ghut project over $3mil and flooding worst, biwater need I go on? lol..Audit alllllllllllllll.
      • @ Yea? (11/11/2013, 13:00) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        After 2 years of the NDP I smell a rat and it’s not sewerage!!!!!
        • The Prophet (11/11/2013, 16:16) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
          They will not last the next 2 years. Scandal and disgrace will remove them from office long before that and I say so in church
  • Microeconomics (11/11/2013, 12:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The BVI is a small country, smaller than most Texas farms. What we need is for the Premier to put on a sheriffs uniform, mount a good horse, and survey the territory armed with two six-shooters and clean up this little place.
  • GoonSquad (11/11/2013, 13:02) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply

    HaHa, its amazing to read what Rajah said... Amazing how VIP playing like they are saints with all the muck they done create in this country for years. Then them and their supporteers expect the NDP to clean it up in 2 years and put the country back on track economiclly and socially. They push that bus so far in the ditch tis hell to take it out..now they walking around like saints with hailo on their heads..Give me a break man..

    • The REAL GoonSquad (11/11/2013, 13:21) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      Most political parties around the world experience a dip in popularity in the middle of the term (just look at Barack Obama's low ratings around 44 %). But, the NDP clearly seems to be out of their league in running the country. They failed more than they succeed...
      • GoonSquad (11/11/2013, 14:39) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
        You need to go get a life...idiot!!!
        • pat (11/11/2013, 15:37) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
          You guys are ridiculous!!! You expect the NDP to change the way they were between 2003-2007? A Lipper cannot change its spot!!!
          • the real pat (13/11/2013, 00:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
            that is leopard, not lipper. When you copy someone else do it right. see below.
  • shaw (11/11/2013, 13:10) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    a leopard can't change it's spots. Watching how they manipulated Beef Island and Hans Creek against the will of the people, signed off on Belmont (proposed park land at Smugglers) for 22 units and development, scrub, oil nut bay, Brewers, expanded nanny cay, Lambert, Josiah's bay etc. at one point they had 7 projects going at once. And in most cases they ignored protocol, public meetings, and written law to get what they wanted.
    • qc (11/11/2013, 14:47) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      Too much conflict of interest. The NDP Government has created a negative perception in voter minds and I will be happy with a new election NOW
  • north sound (11/11/2013, 13:37) Like (5) Dislike (12) Reply
    I along with others continue to be very amazed at the absolute silence of the Leader of the Opposition on all that is going down with how the NDP is running the country to the ground!!. Ralph has adopted the approach of, "I see nothing, I hear nothing and I know nothing?" But then again I must give Kudos to Fraser especially for representing the people in the opposition; he certainly will have my vote for Premier.
    • Liat 521 (12/11/2013, 00:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      ..NDP put us in a very deep hole..VIP now tryin they best to get us out but it will take years..
  • Voter!! (11/11/2013, 14:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    Let us stop blaming Goverments and try helping ourselves as a people.The whole world is crying. No man can solve this problem. What do we all want the Goverment to do PRINT money, create jobs, help the homeless, build homes. take care of the sick and still put food on our tables. We have a set of companies in the BVI don't do jack $h1t for the people all they do is scrape in money and still rob the Goverments Come on people time is Hard all over. Let us try praying and stop blaming.

  • youths (11/11/2013, 15:24) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    We wont be fooled again by the NDP
  • Byron Scott (11/11/2013, 15:30) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Nice article, very informative, fair and balance only like VINO can do it. But I have been telling family and friends for the last two years, it’s time that we put the NDP to rest for good!
  • ta ta (11/11/2013, 15:50) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Not surprising or confusing to me as I was around between the NDP from 2003 to 2007 but this time they are worst that first!!!
  • We Are One (11/11/2013, 16:11) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    No matter which party was in the population would of been just as dissatisfied.
  • egg face (11/11/2013, 16:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    education is important to the public on what the NDP has done we need to know.
    • dead beat dad (12/11/2013, 00:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      The NDP administration needs some good lash..chups...can't wait till next elections

  • Lily Ann (11/11/2013, 20:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Real Gullible People........ VIP obviously left us in a rut. We know this cause yall talking about NPD promised this and that and aint do squat! So you were depending on NDP to pull the country out the loop hole. So tell me again why VIP is the Saviour now? When they were the Devil all along, and we Knew it?!?!?! Yall aint see both Parties juist using us to get ahead and waste tax payers money. Both parties are in power cause we put them there. If none is sufficient enough for your country..simple .... DO NOT VOTE!!!! We shed blood for politics, and politics dont give a hoot about us! Why fight for them and bicker who is better than the other?
  • Real (11/11/2013, 21:20) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    By the looks of things Myron and Ronnie own their spot back in government like it or not and I could say that because I am not an NDP supporter. But the thing I have to laugh at is all this talk about not putting them back in come next election after them start giving out a bunch of work and contract go and ask the same ones them talking u gonna see the whole story change. If its one thing I learn is talk is cheap and money make things happen like it or not.
  • shelia (12/11/2013, 00:38) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The press conference to spin your failed government will not help Dr. Smith…go from here
  • All4one&one4All (12/11/2013, 02:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    My BVI people let us have a moment of silence to pray for the betterment of the BVI and all it's people. In the last 3 elections we have been tossing the promises and wishes around like fools for the parties at hand never seeing fit to come real with there people and to do the works of there people and now that we have reach a mile stone of new damn problems and new dirty politics with no intension for our people to make a new damn penny we as a people need to step up and show or now or past leaders that it time for a better bvi for there people and not there pockets alone. All those who have felt the pinch and have to live with the grief I ask you stand strong together as a people and force the leaders of this beautiful country of ours to do the right things for our people by our people cause if we fail ourselves and our government fails us we are lost with out guidance. Everyone have complaints and no suggestions for a better bvi and it not to say all of us are to blame the same way we blame others cause without unity we will not prosper from our failure as a people. We can gather to parties, fund raisers and family gathering's but can't come together as one people to better our country and it's people. Right now we are the only small country out of these islands that's divide on a hole with the rich wanting to be richer and the poor crying out for more. A strong economy is needed right now but we also need unity among our people to succeed. The now residing party needs to come clean and be truthful with there people if it hard to figure out ask for help. Let's let go of our differences and come together as a people and make my bvi our bvi. Take Bermuda for example as one of our uk territory and see how robust they have come since investing in there own island and there people. You don't have to sell yourself away to go forward. So I ask and beg our people of the bvi lets get it right before it gets us in more problem, thank you.
  • ndp (12/11/2013, 02:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Those 3 letters means a lot since they have taken office as new democratic politicians with new damn promises and no damn problem solving to help our country in this new damn (age) people with not (a) damn penny been invested in the country or it people. look at our island people no damn person in there right mind could run a country if they have no damn (love 4 there) people and country. big investment are only for those who greed for money. there a saying you build it and they will come not the other way around let them build and hope they come. we as a small country have to much new damn problems, nota damn penny, no damn prediction for our future.
  • we (12/11/2013, 07:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    WE NEED A NEW PARTY YOUNG VIBRANT AND FOR THE PEOPLE
  • cnn (12/11/2013, 07:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    NDP is to be blamed for the suffering of the people another reason why they MUST be chased out of office
  • cry (12/11/2013, 13:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is it going to be "How to lie with statistics?"
  • factlady (13/11/2013, 11:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The doc seem to lack great managerial leadership skill ,he needs to get some bsckbone and tell his children under him that he runs the ship. And if it is not in the best intrest of the people as we state in our manefesto we need to back to the drawing board.hard talk I always say if a man can't stair a small ship who can he be to deligate. Him self with anation of 30.000 people and those duliesbhe have as ministers who have no respect doc and others. We take about crime. Take agood survay . We need to be real ,don't you thing I am not hurting yes . Yes I am, when you have an economy like what we are expireancing now , parents having children away to college siblings some still going to school.,morgages on loans whether it may acar or that dream home. Every ay you turn people are crying out.people are Afraid what next. When we family talking in the presents of the children who may not have proper meal or their needs meet (not their wants) THEIR NEEDS
  • continue (13/11/2013, 11:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    With all that is going on what message are being set or sent a croo to these very same generation .it first start with we as leadersnin our home and goverment we elect. Crime wil always be. No condon for this type action. This same team of people were mostly elected by these young people and the ndp fail them mesarably. Build there hope and confident and turn around and fail them.like genepig tested for a cure just to finish the mess they started in 2003. A mess they ndp turn into a message NOW you tell me see how they ndp surely not listening to us . They start talking about fivestar hotel , home for the elderly other of their pet projects and even. Trying to solve the problem with the cruiseship dock and letting us know how far they are. The ndp sholud of gone through with what they meet on the table to do the dock and give groundwork s to no one, fix the docks have revenue come develope ground later.now see the mess, if they don't get what they want the thing for them to do is to dwon size the civilservants. Afacts there is more than beats the eyes. Inside source


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