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Fight! ‘UK coming to throw water on a drowning man'- Caller urges Gov’t

-says bad timing for CoI amidst current difficulties
An irate caller on the Tuesday, February 16, 2021, edition of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) 'Let's Talk' radio show has urged the Virgin Islands government to fight the UK looking to trample on the freedoms of the territory. Photo: Internet Source
In the show broadcasted on ZBVI 780 AM and live-streamed on Facebook, the caller urged the Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) administration to not ‘lay down’ regarding its relationship with the UK and allow the crown to take freedoms away from the people of the territory. Photo: Facebook/File
In the show broadcasted on ZBVI 780 AM and live-streamed on Facebook, the caller urged the Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) administration to not ‘lay down’ regarding its relationship with the UK and allow the crown to take freedoms away from the people of the territory. Photo: Facebook/File
The method which controversial former Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert used, which included keeping the local government in the dark about his intentions while colluding with the UK press, has raised questions about the real motive for the Commission of Inquiry (CoI). Photo: VINO/File
The method which controversial former Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert used, which included keeping the local government in the dark about his intentions while colluding with the UK press, has raised questions about the real motive for the Commission of Inquiry (CoI). Photo: VINO/File
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – An irate caller on the Tuesday, February 16, 2021, edition of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) 'Let's Talk' radio show has urged the Government of the Virgin Islands to fight the United Kingdom's alleged attempts to trample on the freedoms of the territory.

In the show broadcasted on ZBVI 780 AM and live-streamed on Facebook, the caller urged the Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) administration to not ‘lay down’ regarding its relationship with the UK and allow the crown to take freedoms away from the people of the territory.

“We have this Commission of Inquiry coming from the motherland England… they ain't bringing much to the table to help we the people, but it seems like they coming to throw water on a drowning man,” he said.

“Fight, because freedom isn’t given to somebody, you don’t give freedom, you got to fight for your freedom,” he went on to say.

The Commission of Inquiry was announced on January 18, 2021, by controversial former Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert to look into whether corruption, abuse of office or other serious dishonesty may have taken place amongst public, elected and statutory officials in recent years in the [British] Virgin Islands

The method which Mr Jaspert used, which included keeping the local government in the dark about his intentions while colluding with the UK press, has raised questions about the real motive for the CoI.

It is also a known fact that Mr Jaspert shared a strained relationship with the new Government led by Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), who has pushed for Virgin Islanders to take up top posts in the territory while championing the call for more autonomy for the territory. This has included limiting the powers of the Governor.

Bad time for a CoI - Caller 

The caller related that the VI is going through difficulties in the midst of the pandemic; however, the UK has seen it as an opportunity to step in with more challenges.

“When a boxer is down on the ground knocked out, you don’t come and try to punch him like they doing. You hold [him] up,” he said.

The caller further urged the administration to put God first and the people next and to continue ensuring that Virgin Islanders are pleased with the performance of the government.

The caller continued, “We've been going through a rough time and this ain't the time for what they bringing to the table. So please don't give up, fight, freedom is for who fight.”

On the same radio show, several persons called in to express their satisfaction with the Government and to pledge their support.

24 Responses to “Fight! ‘UK coming to throw water on a drowning man'- Caller urges Gov’t”

  • for real (22/02/2021, 11:36) Like (8) Dislike (44) Reply
    White supremacy must be fought
  • andrew alone cannot fight this (22/02/2021, 11:36) Like (15) Dislike (39) Reply
    andrew alone cannot fight this. This is a country wide issue. We have to let the people of the uk know that we will not stand for this and that we do not accept our freedom being taken away. That's what they are doing. the UK people believe that they are smarter than the rest of the world. wake up, because this isn't 1940 or 1950's. this is 2021.
  • News (22/02/2021, 11:53) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    ‘News’ in this looking glass is a member of the public calling a political party’s radio phone in, with an opinion.
    Meanwhile, sh#% going down for real.
  • WHAT!!! (22/02/2021, 12:00) Like (79) Dislike (3) Reply
    I don’t understand people fighting the commission of inquiry. If you have done nothing wrong would it not be good for everyone to know that you have done nothing wrong.
    • josiah'sbay (23/02/2021, 08:53) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      You're correct when the COI is commission by us and the resolve is implemented by us. However when it is done by an outside entity and the solutions are done by that entity there is no telling where we might end up.
  • occasion (22/02/2021, 12:53) Like (8) Dislike (33) Reply
    No one is trying to fight no commission of inquiry the real thing is about what Governor Jaspert did he went behind the Bvi back and file the claim without anyone knowing about his intention
    • @Ocassion (22/02/2021, 14:51) Like (33) Dislike (1) Reply
      HOLD THE HORSES AT THE GATE FOR A SEC, JASPERT WENT BEHIND THE BVI’S BACK WITHOUT ANYONE KNOWING ABOUT IT?LOL, JUST WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? JASPERT DIDNOT HAVE TO REPORT ANYTHING TO ANYONE BUT HIS BOSS, THE UK. YOU ALL TOLD ON YOURSELVES WHEN YOU ALL WAS RUNNING UP TO GOVERNMENT HOUSE SNITCHING EACH OTHER OUT AND ACCUSING EACH OTHER OF BEING CROOKS. THAT CALLING EACH OTHER CROOKS BACKFIRED BIG TIME.
  • KLM (22/02/2021, 13:10) Like (36) Dislike (3) Reply
    TIME WILL TELL, YOU ALL HAVE TAKEN THE PEOPLE AND NOW ITS TIME TO ANSWER. THE UK IS LOOKING OUT FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE BVI. WE CAN NOT GO ON THE WAY WE HAVE BEEN FOR THE LAST 30 YEARS SOMEONE HAS TO TAKE THE BULL BY THE HORNS.
    • josiah'sbay (23/02/2021, 09:02) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
      I couldn't believe the amount of likes you had compared to dislikes. All I can say is that the UK has done a great job at developing a territory of juvenile stagnant un matured adults.
  • KLM (22/02/2021, 13:13) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    @for real Some of you just doesn't get it.
  • @wHAT (22/02/2021, 13:20) Like (1) Dislike (9) Reply
    People like u who need to be found...
  • Exactly (22/02/2021, 13:50) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    Always was pressuring the situation more than how it was already is but couldn't have bring any ease to the problem and how it can affect us as a h whole ....oh we too rich to give surport after irma ...the lack of a acknowledgment given to our elected government on the superb way there handle the corvid19 pandemic...pressure to loan us money with interest in an disaster than to assist...refusal to acknowledge the evil done against our ancestors in the image of these names put to our history monuments of the same ones of does responsible for evil inhumane atrocities of the slave trade by the uk hands.....but turn around and went on to the national media to taint our reputation of our struggling economy of our country and people. just before he secretly behind close doors to finally try to crush us in his any way possible of curuption and the coi. ..in a time like this wen the whole world under pressure to survive the world covid 19 pandemic...make me ask yes wat his intentions was to really save us from a government he really think was curupt to and for the benefit of us the country and people or to destroy the more than wat it was going through....but wat ever it was I do agree with the article.. it not wat u do it how he did it speak loud his and the uk intentions....people stick together and be wise with a focus on the broader scale of things ...
  • @klm (22/02/2021, 14:00) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    It people like u with limited vision that will lead the masses to thete death over the cliff ..... u never could see the big picture must less understand it ...u play rigth into there game after the fact yes as them ..one with interest for ones can never be of ur favor no matter how it look
  • Don't blame the governor (22/02/2021, 14:46) Like (32) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why u all blaming the governor it's our own people went to the governor's with grievances and information,. Some of Who are friends and family to the members of government,,,, The Governor just doing his constitutional obligation,,,,,
  • Shut fk up (22/02/2021, 16:17) Like (1) Dislike (12) Reply
    U all who cant understand who is the real enemy. Need to go back in history there so much u can see ......who so stupid to think the enemy can have a change of heart ...hmm because one like him is your spouse friend as u think ...
  • KLM (22/02/2021, 16:19) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    @@klm You don't see a picture at all because you don't have any vision.
  • @exactly (22/02/2021, 16:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yes conspiracy to the naked blind eyes not mines my bro ...I feel you
  • @exactly (22/02/2021, 16:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yes conspiracy
  • KLM (22/02/2021, 19:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    To the vision of those u in favor it easy wen u play any on the level of a snake like I kno u know ....u see i see that u see now u know. ..but u in favor of of only two things greed or just being spiteful....dont think no one can be so ignorant in all wat clearly going in 2021. From since the struggle began....keep watching ur small screen quests it because u cant figure out the bigger picture........
  • Fight?? (22/02/2021, 20:06) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    ‘You got to fight for your freedom’

    No.

    You just call a referendum and let the people decide. If the majority vote for independence, UK would grant it. Simples.

  • hgfhfghfg (22/02/2021, 22:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Stop It (23/02/2021, 09:30) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is the rigth time to do the COI imagine economy is low and spending millions without knowing what the future holds, now is not the time to be building the social security homes who i sure already has owners with the general tax payers money. stop making it look like you are guilty, if you haven't touch the found incorrectly your should be fine!!!!
  • from buckingham palace (23/02/2021, 18:50) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The BVI is a BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORY of the UNITED KINGDOM.
    The VI Constitution 2007,was ordered by Her Majesty the Queen from Buckingham Palace.
    UK is the supreme sovereign power over the BVI.
    The Governor is the person under the VI Constitution, with the power to govern the BVI.
    The power to appoint, to discipline and to dismiss.
    Hon. Andrew A Fahie, you are a former teacher, and once a teacher is always a teacher.
    Stop allowing people to mislead you and you must tell us the truth, about our sovereignty and of our nationality.
    What is your citizenship? Your citizenship is British Overseas Territories citizen.
    NOT BVI-LANDER.
    The UK and BVI-BOT is ONE COUNTRY, (BRITISH) with one QUEEN as the MONARCH.
    We are not an INDEPNEDENT TERRITORY. We are a British Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom.
    teach that to children in the schools.


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