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‘De rich run things @ NS’ – Boat Operator

The sign that is tucked close to the dock under contention in North Sound Virgin Gorda. Photo: Provided
According to the person Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering allegedly keeps turning a deaf ear to issues relating to accessing certain beaches and more so docking at certain locations in North Sound. Photo: VINO
According to the person Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering allegedly keeps turning a deaf ear to issues relating to accessing certain beaches and more so docking at certain locations in North Sound. Photo: VINO
NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI – “Is the billionaires that run things up here. We the small man got to suck salt and are being treated like rags in we own country,” alleged a boat operator who plies the North Sound area in Virgin Gorda.

According to the person who asked that we protect their identity, Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering allegedly keeps turning a deaf ear to issues relating to accessing certain beaches and more so docking at certain locations in North Sound.

The person said this issue was brought up in public once again to the Deputy Premier in the presence of several members of government while at their most recent meeting in North Sound regarding priority being given to Oil Nut Bay boat docking at a particular dock in the area, one they say is a public facility.

“You know what he said (Hon Pickering) at that meeting? He said that it was the first time he hearing of this matter and I find it hard to believe him because it’s at almost every forum they have this is brought to their attention and we get that they don’t know, they looking into it, they will get us feedback and nothing go so, this thing continues to happen and it’s not right,” said the person.

“We went as far as to take a picture of the notice they have up there; we sent it to them and no one can give us any word or explanation. It seems like we got to become millionaire and sending rockets to the moon before we get some respect from this government and be free to access certain ‘PUBLIC’ facilities,” the person continued.

The photograph of the signage as seen on this site was also shared with this news site and while it does not specifically say the dock is only for the use of Oil Nut Bay boats others in the area said that they are prohibited from using the dock and only those boats belonging to Oil Nut Bay are seen docking.

“My question is who do we ask for this permission, nobody up here can’t tell us the answer, the Deputy Premier ain’t know then who run things here it’s obviously the billionaire,” the person said.

Several calls to the office of the Deputy Premier’s office yielded no response. In one instance this news site was made to hold for a long period awaiting a response but was forced to abandon the call as the wait was too long. On another instance the information was taken by a receptionist and it was promised that someone was going to return call but that call never did materialize.

34 Responses to “‘De rich run things @ NS’ – Boat Operator”

  • ndp hater (11/11/2014, 08:44) Like (34) Dislike (10) Reply
    These were the same signs used in america back in the 50's and also in south africa.
    • kkk (11/11/2014, 12:29) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      And they are now all over the bvi yall
    • ..... (11/11/2014, 16:31) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      About Seaplanes??
    • predictor (11/11/2014, 22:16) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
      That Minister sounds like an Uncle Tom!! If he is not careful the BVI would be prisoners in their own land. He better do the right thing for his children's generation. Watch it Uncle Picko. One bad decision would close you and future BVI landers for areas that we now enjoy. Do not let the White Man smiles, handshakes and fine whiskey make you sell out the country. They will go with their friends and have good laugh behind your back. Man don't be naïve.
  • qc (11/11/2014, 09:14) Like (16) Dislike (28) Reply
    • Yes (11/11/2014, 17:10) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
      Good man my foot. All he is doing is giving away the land to the rich.
    • hmm. (14/11/2014, 15:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      When a man in control does not KNOW world history, he will not know the invaders even if they were right in front of him. The large cheques and temporary benefits are enough to make him and his children smile but wont last more than a generation. To save this country, we need somebody who cannot be bought, who can admit not knowing, who can admit wrong doing, who can say they have lied, who can say they have cheated and most importantly tell his people he will correct the wrong doing. As long as we try to maintain images built on lies, the truth shall crumble the foundation we were built on. Let us UNITE BVI.....PLEASE.
  • VG Resident (11/11/2014, 09:23) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    i grew up in that area swimming and diving & fishing i would like for someone to tell me i cant swim in the area or fish where i grew up & make my means of living.
  • SAME SONG (11/11/2014, 09:47) Like (32) Dislike (45) Reply

    VIP trying the same old games as they did in 2007 trying to win the elections. Painting the NDP as elitists and for the rich, while they are no different. It will not work this time. Last time the people gave you a chance, we got Biwater, Green houses, SCB Harbor, Johnson's Ghut mess and a whole sort of mismanagement of our funds. If VIP was in power the UK would have taken over long time. This tactic won't work. The whole rich vs poor is foolishness. It's the self-proclaimed poor that you see driving around in Benz and BMW, wearing $300 Jordans, diamond bracelets, gucci and LV bags, nails done, hair done, big fancy boats. Locals need to invest in tangible things, set themselves up then they can spend because the money will be coming in. But no, they want to do sh.t with their money, selll off their land then complain about white man this and that. I don't think that there are black people anywhere else in the world that have it as good as BVI locals but we continue to squander it, sell off land by the 100s of acres, front for businesses and spend off our little money like stupid rappers on TV. When will we stop the madness? We complain about the rich whites and we don't like the rich locals, what do we really want?

    • @ SAME SONG (11/11/2014, 10:48) Like (18) Dislike (16) Reply
      By now Mvw & SB you all should know that the people are sick ad fedup of your old, dull, tired, boring blogs claiming the same things from sites to sites. Get the picture the ndp has failed and they must go. The people will speak on Election Day.

      Fraser and the VIP remain the best hope for the BVI and the FCO already said if the NDP is return to power it will be hard for the BVI not to be taken over by the UK…go talk that!
    • Different Tune (11/11/2014, 10:59) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
      WTH does your comment has to do with the fact of the article? If the dock or the beaches are public why can't the locals use them?
  • Hmmm (11/11/2014, 09:52) Like (29) Dislike (13) Reply
    Since none of our elected officials knows nothing about this I suggest that some one move the sign and start using the facility. Our elected officials never knows nothing until election time when they looking for votes.
  • Whoknowknow (11/11/2014, 10:00) Like (26) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh please this is like beating a dead horse. Of course they know and they know the extensive plans the have for North Sound but they don't want you to know because you are not a part of the plan. So the question is, are we going to remain a bunch of passive sheep asking the same questions for which we already know the answers and think something different will happen or are we going to stand united not have our identities protected and let this government know that WE are the government, this is our country and we need to be a part of this discussion.
    • dog (11/11/2014, 11:08) Like (13) Dislike (8) Reply
      remember what anthropologist Margaret Mead said. "Never doubt that a group of thoughtful committed people can change the world. Indeed it iis the only thing that ever has!". Get organized, get vocal, have meetings at people's houses. Get someone in to Town and Country to see if there are any plans and get them copied. (too bad there isn't a freedom of information act). Keep the ear to the ground. They often plan down the road and only give out information a little at a time- like the cruise ship dock and land side. And keep the goal post from being moved all the time.
  • Im confused..... (11/11/2014, 10:10) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    On this very site, it was said that the minister said, " it was the first time hearing this in regards to the beach being fenced off" so what is this now?
  • Concerned (11/11/2014, 10:20) Like (29) Dislike (1) Reply
    One easy way to deal with this as a second step, seeing that the first step was to inform the Minister with responsibility and nothing happened, now the second step is to take the sign down!!! And if anybody wants to make noise about it, we the people will stage one of the biggest protest this country has ever seen!! We are not stopping investors from coming in, although only the pennies remain in the territory, but we cannot and will not allow them nor any sitting government to push us aside as if we do not matter. Enough said on that...
  • virgin gorda (11/11/2014, 10:55) Like (29) Dislike (12) Reply
    All the uncolfer noise don't make sence when we the people depends on tourism in this territory is it jealousy because prior to oil nut developers invest in that property no resident swim in that area why now these folks invest billions you what's to occerpie the area could you have develope the area no that's why the hendersons sold so hush an work tourds your own developments because our territory in its developing stages an stop been a set of beggars an crying suck it up
  • mother hen (11/11/2014, 11:39) Like (18) Dislike (44) Reply
    bvi GET READY NEXT ELECTION to light a candle upon the NDP grave
  • johney (11/11/2014, 11:49) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
    dining with the privileged, and not beloved by the people, is how people looses election
  • mother hen (11/11/2014, 11:58) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    BVI residents if this is trutn then you have a right to expressed shock, horror, surprise, anger and profound sadnness...maybe we need a new elections
  • gone with the win (11/11/2014, 12:31) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    The whites have the money they have a right to be separate
  • True (11/11/2014, 12:55) Like (12) Dislike (8) Reply
    This Minister needs to be removed from office. he doesn't care about anything except his vision and how much money he can get invested no matter who pays in the end.
  • shelia (11/11/2014, 13:20) Like (9) Dislike (9) Reply
    Too many debate on emotions rather than fact.
  • born & raise (11/11/2014, 13:52) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
    Born and raise I’ve lived here all my life & it’s good to see Virgin Gorda being developed but there are a number of issues that people would like to see address for instance,more locals obtaining crown land in leverick bay, Great hill and other areas where they have wrote into government .2nd I’ve heard rumors of these millionaire obtaining water rights here in the b.v.i on certain beaches and islands. These matters have to be addressed! I’ve also heard rumors about passing laws about fishing in the b.v.i an you have to go out a certain amount of miles to fish. I want to know if the politicians gone mad or culture and means of living Ayo willing to sell out to please these white investors, you know how expensive gas is and if the law is passed poor fisherman won’t be able to too travel that distance to fish and it’s not every day fish does bite. Last but not least I’ve heard ayo plan on making the bvi shark protected waters that’s ok but when they coming as close as the 13ft hammer head in anegada did then it becomes a problem, sharks are predators they cannot be tamed, let the fisherman continue to catch them when they get to that dangerous size we never had a shark attack in the b.v.i to recall and we would like it to remain so. I’ve also heard rumors of bransen buying meats and feeding sharks at Necker island so his guests can dive with the sharks I hope non doesn’t turn an bite you I think you’re a cool guy but your hobbies are dangerous.
  • @ Sheila (11/11/2014, 14:20) Like (10) Dislike (19) Reply
    You think so? Do some research and you will eat those words. Start with this one. Why do you think Mr. Hill is no longer CIO? Do your research and you will speak differently. Mr. Hill was too smart to be fooled by his Boss in doing his dirty work. Let the games begin. This Government MUST GO!!!
  • vex (11/11/2014, 14:38) Like (9) Dislike (45) Reply
    We need the vip back in power the lil man hurt
  • Yes (11/11/2014, 17:30) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    Find out why Oil Nut Bay work permits are only done in Tortola. Mr Labour minister you and your government already lost the trust of the BVI ppl. You cannot be trusted. Do you know that a tourist passed thru the Gun creek area and said that with the amount of millionaires we have here the country should have been better off especially the communities. Tell us what are they doing for us. When you are giving them land holders licences there should be a clause about giving back to the communities ie like helping the youths or fixing the schools
  • kkk (11/11/2014, 22:55) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    any attempt to drive out the white rich class in the BVI economic blueprint will rid the country of economic vitality necessary to bolster feeding you poor blacks
  • UWI (11/11/2014, 22:58) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Without strategic trust of the people for the NDP turning into strategic credibility toward each other, the BVI politcal stability will remain on a shaky path.
  • @ lol (12/11/2014, 09:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    All permits are done in Tortola. When permits are submitted in Virgin Gorda they still have to end up in Tortola for approval. If you can have the process expedited, its better for the Employers.
  • Observer (13/11/2014, 10:13) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    when you value money above all this is what you end up with

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