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'BVI is a lawless place' - Rosemary R. Rosan-Jones

- says VIP Gov’t never had a plan for immigration reform, just promises
On the Tuesday, July 4, 2019, edition of ‘Hard Talk’ on Tola Radio VI with guest, Social Commentator Rosemary R. Rosan-Jones and hosted by Julio S. Henry, Mrs Rosan-Jones lashed out at the VIP’s administration noting that they had no proper plan for immigration reform, and amongst other things stated that the Virgin Islands (VI) was a lawless society. Photo: Facebook
Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has since postponed his, ‘Clear path to regularisation: residency and belonger status’ for public consultations and to reform the programme. Photo: GIS/File
Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has since postponed his, ‘Clear path to regularisation: residency and belonger status’ for public consultations and to reform the programme. Photo: GIS/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Even as the Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led Virgin Islands Party’s (VIP), ‘Clear path to regularisation: residency and belonger status’ programme has been postponed for reshaping and public consultation, the initiative continues to face some amount of public criticism.

On the Tuesday, June 4, 2019, edition of ‘Hard Talk’ on Tola Radio VI with guest, Rosemary R. Rosan-Jones aka 'Cindy' and hosted by Julio S. Henry, Mrs Rosan-Jones lashed out at the VIP administration, noting that they had no proper plan for immigration reform, and amongst other things stated that the Virgin Islands (VI) was a lawless society.

Lawless Society

“I hate to say it, but I always call the BVI a lawless place, I’ve never seen a place where everybody wants to do what they want, when they want, how they want. It doesn’t work that way,” she told host Mr Henry and the listening audience during a discussion of the government’s immigration reform plans.

While Praising the Premier for taking a bold step to reform the issue through public consultations, Mrs Jones wasted no time in berating the Premier for a supposed lack of a strategy surrounding his ‘Fast Track’ initiative.

“I honestly feel that… the Premier hadn’t given it thought. I think he understood what he wanted to do or what he felt needed to happen, but they didn’t have a plan,” the vocal social commentator said.

Mrs Rosan-Jones continued, “When it comes to issues like Immigration that’s a big deal, you can’t just come willy-nilly… especially with Virgin Islanders, they are very protective of their Virgin Islands,” she said.

No Strategy – Mrs Jones

In agreeing with host Mr Henry that Premier Fahie knew what he wanted and failed to convey his plans to the people, Rosan-Jones implored that the government was only fulfilling a promise made without a strategy.

“They didn’t have a plan, in that they made a promise and so they wanted to, they just put it there and they didn’t know how to make it a reality but you have to be very careful with Virgin Islanders.”

Mrs Rosan-Jones, who previously described herself as a generational Christian, further said, “I don’t want to use the term indigenous, so I’m more of a generational term… topics like immigration, issues like immigration that’s not really a, oh we just going to do this without the public input kind of thing, it’s a big issue.”

27 Responses to “'BVI is a lawless place' - Rosemary R. Rosan-Jones ”

  • Any takers (09/06/2019, 13:05) Like (58) Dislike (18) Reply
    This crazy b.....again and the bill done pass
    • smfh (11/06/2019, 10:54) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
      Look at all these ungrateful expats on here bashing this woman. And for what? You people have your own country. If you are so upset and unhappy here go home.

      I don't support a lot of what Cindy says but I do appreciate her efforts and understand the love she has for this place. As a BVIslander, THIS is where I want to be. Preserve it for OUR children.
  • one eye (09/06/2019, 13:22) Like (78) Dislike (12) Reply
    Cindy please go away
  • musa (09/06/2019, 13:41) Like (21) Dislike (12) Reply
    happy she get a nice dress and looking better now she can run for miss bvi
  • HAHAHA (09/06/2019, 14:23) Like (52) Dislike (19) Reply

    Her husband BTW an expat now belonger. Who said he is being treated in the hospital by women better than home with his wife? LOL WHo said he wished he had known earlier. He would have moved into Peebles. Love Ba***. He is a great guy. Got hooked up with wrong woman if that is what she is. Lol Ba*** really is a great guy!

    • @HAHAHA (09/06/2019, 16:18) Like (12) Dislike (8) Reply
      And if her husband said that, then he is nothing but ... No real man hates his own body, he feeds and cherishes it. A man joined to his wife by the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of the living, loves himself when he loves his wife, the living God joined him to.
      • hm (10/06/2019, 01:18) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
        You made it sound like because you married you are to accept all the crap that your partner dishes out once married...If she was a perfect wife then he would say she is a perfect wife...This is why so many unhappy people still with there wicked partners. People before you tie the knot please probe these people properly!!...
        • @HM (10/06/2019, 11:13) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
          “People before you tie the knot please probe these people properly!!”

          That can only be achieved in perfect world, a world without sin. Some people, whether male or female, eventually develop wicked hearts ... hearts like the Devil. So, if they portrayed themselves as good, you were defrauded and there is no way in hell, you could have probe them properly. FACT of life, if you are really living in this world.
          • hm (10/06/2019, 19:56) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
            And I agree... But let’s not stray from the fact that people ignore huge red flags... Things that hinted on the type of person they were dealing with..Once they develope those hearts like the devil I suggest you either pray or you run :D...
    • @HAHAHA (10/06/2019, 11:24) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
      Cyber Bullying by trying to air her personal affairs on news blogs? What a GREAT COWARD you are!!!
      • HAHAHA (11/06/2019, 15:47) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        I don’t believe I was airing anyone’s personal laundry. He posted his/this statement on Facebook for everyone to see. I just picked up on it. I don’t even know her. Just of her. Enough for me and a lot of others obviously.
        He even joked about it.
  • wize up (09/06/2019, 15:04) Like (35) Dislike (6) Reply
    asking for 2 friends: is Mrs Jones still employed by the tourism authorities: hopefully with all of her insightful thoughts she will establish a
    political team; including Sam; Herself and 11 others for electrical office come next election:
    • ccc (09/06/2019, 17:50) Like (21) Dislike (7) Reply
      With all her talk and so call support let her name go on the ballot next elect?

      Bvi people will never vote for her must less expats
  • indeed (09/06/2019, 16:21) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    BVIs are a small community. There is plenty of criminality. People know who it is but no one wants to speak out against their cousin, relative, neighbor, etc because they are afraid of the consequences, thus tacitly becoming part of the problem, silent accomplices if you will. Good police work depends on good community work and building trust so people will talk. That cannot happen if the police is from elsewhere given the attitudes BVI belongers have towards outsiders. That will not happen given the preference for the code of silence. Overall effect, pretty much a lawless environment.
  • Oh Boy (09/06/2019, 17:01) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    @ wize up...wah you want to electrocute them for?
  • 911 (09/06/2019, 17:52) Like (14) Dislike (4) Reply
    She is a good girl but just to emotional and very inconsistent on her views

    It’s not enough to be against whoever is in power, you must have solutions and so far she has come to the table with zero which has undermined any one taking Cindy seriously
  • legal team (09/06/2019, 20:19) Like (27) Dislike (2) Reply
    I read this article over and over again and I am not gathering the intention and objective of cindy's message,because she appeared to be off-course with the topic.[premier fahie and cabinet must be smiling]

    [what point is cindy bringing out in the talk show?]

    First of all, the VI Constitution defines in section 2[2] the classes of persons "deemed to belong" to the Virgin Islands.
    "Persons belong" to the VI,but the VI "does not belong to belongers".Like it or not,the VI is not ours. We belongers and expats, all have fundamental human rights in the VI Constitution,and it is a right to belong to the VI. Being a belonger does not give you the right to decide who else should become a belonger [all you have as a belonger is rights,privileges and some more rights in addition to fundamental rights.

    The VI belongs to Her Majesty the Queen,and His Excellency The Governor is the person in authority who can grant belonger status on an expat.There is however,a procedure to be follow under the immigration laws.
    Cindy is misleading the people of the VI contrary to law.

    Section 16 of the Immigration and passport ordinance makes provision for cabinet to approve the application of expats who are qualified to become belongers. That expat must first pass the requirements.
    All approvals must go to the governor as a recommendation and the governor will either accept or reject the application on behalf of Her Majesty,

    Secondly,there is no law in the BVI or n the immigration lawsor in the VI Constitution,directing the premier to consult with belongers before granting belonger status etc to an expat.

    The premier is not bounded by law to consult with we the belongers on any immigration matter.
    But, I believe the premier,with his respect for mankind,decided to hear the voices of the people on the matter and did hear us.

    So,in my assessment, cindy is off-track on the matter and her continuation on this matter is now declared a public "NUISANCE".

    Her comments have no taste and no juice.

    Cindy did not present the section of the law to support her case against the premier..All she presented is speculatory illusions.
    Case dismissed for want of prosecution.
  • reaper (09/06/2019, 20:23) Like (27) Dislike (1) Reply
    She right Bvi lawless only in the Bvi you could declare you go shut the house of assembly down and don’t get arrested.
  • Well (09/06/2019, 20:51) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    She has the tendency to tell people they’re irrelevant....her relevant self
  • legal team again. (09/06/2019, 21:06) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply

    Hey Cindy,I just read a section in the VI Constitution,which interprets that expat have a right to apply for belongers status.

    Section 2[2] states, FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONSTITUTION,A PERSON 'BELONG' TO THE VI IF THAT PERSON:-

    [F] "IS A PERSON TO WHOM A CERTIFICATE HAS BEEN GRANTED UNDER SECTION 16 OF THE IMMIGRATION AND PASSPORT ACT, 19977 OF THE VI",,,

    [G] "IS THE SPOUSE (husband or wife) OF A PERSON WHO BELONG TO THE VI AND HAS BEEN GRANTED A CERTIFICATE UNDER SECTION 16 OF THE ACT",,,,

    Oh Cindy, You utilized the provisions of section 2[2] [G] to apply for your expat-husband to apply under section 16 of the act and to become a belonger under the VI Constitution, but you are taking objection to other expats in the BVI applying under the same section 2[2] [F] for the same belonger rights your husband received?.

    I am a belonger under the VI Constitution.

    If other persons who are expats wish to become belongers in the VI,it is their DAAM RIGHTS to apply.

    Premier Fahie should be seen as a Constitutional hero for allowing expats to exercise their Fundamental Rights and Freedoms [FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION] in a free and democratic society.

    Cindy is a RAC**T who is anti-constitution.You will not get other belongers to join your "JIM JONES FAMILY"

    A law-less person is one who does not follow the laws of the land.

    Cindy is the person who is promoting lawlessness in the BVI, because,the Premier is operating under section 16 of the Immigration laws and under section 2[2] [F] and [G] of the VI Constitution, but NDP Cindy is challenging the authority of the VI Constitution. NDP lost the election, so

    [who let the dog out? hoow, hoow, hoow, hoow]

  • hah (09/06/2019, 21:23) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Maybe she hates expats because her husband aint doing it right. Happy women dont got time to worry about everything especially when you aint getting paid for it and others getting paid to fix what she bawling about.
  • st (10/06/2019, 08:18) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Cindy its not worth it just leave the topic bvi people are to.ungrateful

    Go on with your life
  • legal team on CINDY again (10/06/2019, 10:19) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply

    I just contacted Her Majesty's Secreary of State at Home Office London to call on Cindy and to tell Cindy that she got her belonger status rights from her mother [only] and not from both parents.Cindy's father is a Frenchman[rosan] from Guadeloupe,a colony of France.
    I will soon take Cindy to the Privy Council to file a case of no-confidence into her hallucinating anti-expat-attitude.
    Persons born in the BVI are not belongers on the sole basis of the birth in the BVI only. If you are born in the BVI,and at the time of the birth,at lease ONE of your parent must be a belonger for the child to be born as a belonger.
    Cindy got " belonger status" from one parent-Her MOTHER. So, Cindy is also a French Citizen on her fathers side.
    CINDY is not even INDIGINOUS! She is a mixed breed of French-quadeloupe- blood and BVI blood.Cindy is FRENCH/BRITISH citizen. Call her FRENCHIE,she will respond.
    Today,2019, French-woman Cindy want to tell full-blood belongers to rebuke and reject expats like her father. Cindy is also an expat/belonger Home office called on legal team to read the law to expat-cindy.Shall we all read?
    Under the immigration laws,the question is being asked, "who can hold a belonger card for the BVI?" and the answer is written.
    [Persons are deemed to belong to the VI based on the following categories:-
    (a) Born in the VI of a mother OR father who is
    [i] A BOTC by virtue of birth,registration,naturalization or descent from a mother OR father who was born in the VI
    [ii] SETTLED IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS-BVI
    (b) Born in the Virgin Islands of a mother OR father who is deemed to belong to the VI by birth or descent
    (c) Is born OUTSIDE the VI of a mother OR father who is a BOTC by virtue of birth in the VI or descent from a mother OR father who was born in the VI.
    (d) Is a BOTC by virtue of registration in the VI
    (e) Is a person to whom a certificate has been granted under section 16 of the Immigration and passport act,1977 of the VI
    (f) Is the spouse of a person who belongs to the VI AND has been granted a certificate under section 16 of the said act.
    Your spouse and father are both expats and you against expat?

  • Neighbor (11/06/2019, 09:12) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply

    C**** go sit your @&& down, you treated your mother like a dog yet you here trying to be miss goody to shoes. You thought you were better than the person who give birth to you so shut your @&& up .

  • Disinterested (11/06/2019, 17:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is an open secret that BVI residents are apt to do as they like. They abhor rules rules whether it is parking, construction, rules of the road, garbage disposal, domestic violence, environmental protection and preservation ........etc.
  • where did she go (13/06/2019, 20:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    it look like the real xpat cindy gone hide after she is now a French lady with a xpat French father and a expat Bahamas husband


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