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Cultural Icon Eileene L. Parsons turns 90; Hon Fraser is 70 today!

Veteran legislator Hon Julian Fraser, RA (R3), right, and former legislator Ms Eileene L. Parsons, left, are both celebrating their birthdays today, July 5, 2020. Photo: VINO/File
Second District Representative and Opposition Member, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull, left, said Ms Eileene L. Parsons, right, is a woman of knowledge and strength whose wisdom, courage and encouragement. Photo: Facebook
Second District Representative and Opposition Member, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull, left, said Ms Eileene L. Parsons, right, is a woman of knowledge and strength whose wisdom, courage and encouragement. Photo: Facebook
At Large Representative in the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles said Ms Eileene L. Parsons, OBE is a woman who can only truly be described as an icon. Photo: Facebook
At Large Representative in the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles said Ms Eileene L. Parsons, OBE is a woman who can only truly be described as an icon. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- July 5, 2020, is a special day in the Virgin Islands, as it is the day two gems of the Virgin Islands are celebrating their birth anniversaries.

Cultural icon and former legislator Ms Eileene L. Parsons, OBE, ‘aka Ms P’, who was born on July 5, 1930, has turned 90 today.

Today is also the birthday of veteran legislator and Third District Representative, Hon Julian Fraser, RA, who has turned 70.

Both birthday celebrants have been receiving well wishes from members of the public as well as serving legislators.

A true cultural icon

At Large Representative in the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles said Ms Parsons is a woman who can only truly be described as an icon.

“This word is used so loosely nowadays that we sometimes forget its true nature. But there are living legacies like Ms P, as she is affectionately known whose lives of tireless service are memorialised by the standing hallmarks of their careers.”

Hon Flax-Charles said, of Ms Parsons many achievements, she is most grateful for her pivotal roles in the founding of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) and the Emancipation Festival activities.

“We owe our culture and education to her tenacity and drive to see the cause through! Today she is a font of knowledge and heritage that should be honoured eternally!

“Happy birthday Ms. P, we hope to be half the hero you are! May young girls across this Territory find inspiration in your light!” Hon Flax-Charles said on Facebook.

Greetings also came from Second District Representative and Opposition Member, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull, who said Ms Parsons is a woman of knowledge and strength whose wisdom, courage and encouragement “I have leaned on after making the decision to get into the political arena.

“Thank you Ms. P for all that you have done for this Territory that we call home and I Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for me. I love you,” Hon Turnbull said.

Hon Fraser is flooded with well wishes

Meanwhile, More than 360 persons have sent greetings to Hon Fraser on his Facebook page, including legislators.

Hon Fraser, who was first elected in 1999, was born on July 5, 1950.

Many had also used the opportunity to show their appreciation for the veteran legislator and for his work as an elected representative.

Hon Fraser, on his Facebook page, said he is thankful to his wife Kharid, his family and friends, his constituents “and most importantly I thank God for being able to say today is my birthday.”

The management and staff of Virgin Islands News Online also join the Virgin Islands in wishing Hon Julian Fraser RA and Ms Eileene L. Parsons, ‘Happy Birthday!’

15 Responses to “Cultural Icon Eileene L. Parsons turns 90; Hon Fraser is 70 today!”

  • Wow (05/07/2020, 20:39) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow, she look amazing for 90 years old. Truly blessed
    • Truth (05/07/2020, 21:18) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
      She does & I think is time for fraser to retire and soak his feet
      • @ truth (06/07/2020, 06:35) Like (2) Dislike (10) Reply
        No way we from the third giving him one more term
      • why should he? (06/07/2020, 07:05) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
        Trump is 74 and still running for office
      • Local (06/07/2020, 08:52) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        I totally agree with you it's time he has serve his district to the best of his ability and it's time he enjoys his pension and retirement a good soldier knows that it's time to pass on the baton .
  • ... (05/07/2020, 20:42) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    both cut from the same dress HAPPY Birthday we love you both
  • Ghost (05/07/2020, 22:49) Like (17) Dislike (3) Reply
    I admire her contribution but her behavior in the past swearing and being so disrespectful/to others as a public figure made me lose respect for her to some degree, but I am happy that God in His Love and Mercy favored her to meet this milestone in her life and I wish her continued Blessings..
  • Ghost (05/07/2020, 22:52) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Happy Birthday to you as well Hon. Frazer.. Blessings..
  • pat (05/07/2020, 23:08) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Happy birthday to both
  • IRMA YOUTH (05/07/2020, 23:48) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    I Guess The Honorable Julian Frazer Will Best Join VIP Government or RETIRE!! FRAZER TRY SAVE YOURSELF FROM THIS ARTICLE Cuz 3RD DISTRICT not with you if you don't Join!!! Take too Long and 3RD DISTRICT FALL OFF WITH YOU!!!
  • rattie (06/07/2020, 06:37) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Fraser has done more for d 3 than anyone else before him

    After him it’s certainly NOT AARON OR RAJAH
  • all (06/07/2020, 09:13) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    She does not look even close to 90 years and looks so radiant. Happy birthday Ms.P. Happy birthday to Hon. Fraser.
  • soo (06/07/2020, 15:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Happy Birthday to Mrs. parsons! (she has been well preserved by God)
    Happy Birthday to Mr. Fraser!
    May God blessings continue to reign upon both of you.
  • Not2Sure (06/07/2020, 22:39) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Fraser is the man my only regret is he never made it to premier
  • Hmm (07/07/2020, 14:48) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hon. Fahie should stay far from her before she cuss him again lol.


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