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Governor’s statement on reparation is ‘absolutely insulting’ - Kenneth G. Gladstone

- supports calls for H.E. Augustus J.U. Jaspert to be removed from office
Questioning the purpose of the Governor in the Virgin Islands (VI), PSI Radio host and Social Commentator Mr Kenneth G. Gladstone said it is ‘absolutely insulting’ Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert’s comments that the UK has no intentions of paying VI reparations for acts of slavery. Photo: VINO/File/GIS
Kenneth G. Gladstone further said, 'To see the other day, out of the same slave funds he took nearly 100K to buy himself a Range Rover, it's our money… this man is out of order!' Photo: VINO/File
Kenneth G. Gladstone further said, 'To see the other day, out of the same slave funds he took nearly 100K to buy himself a Range Rover, it's our money… this man is out of order!' Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Questioning the purpose of the Governor in the Virgin Islands (VI), PSI Radio host and social commentator Mr Kenneth G. Gladstone said Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert saying the United Kingdom (UK) has no intentions of paying VI reparations is ‘absolutely insulting’.

“He has no moral foundation to be making such statements, it’s a disgrace on him… but the people of the BVI they sit quietly and allow this man to be insulting to them like that and not even a member Government has said anything about it,” a furious Gladstone told Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) in an exclusive interview.

Governor leeching off of VI 

Mr Gladstone further went on to say, “To see the other day, out of the same slave funds he took nearly 100,000 to buy himself a Range Rover, it's our money… this man is out of order!”

According to the radio host, given the insulting statements, the Government of the VI should now move to immediately make plans to remove the Governor out of the Territory.

He told VINO that the Governor, his office, and the seat, are still a main symbol of colonialism plaguing the Territory, and to hear the Governor said what he said is infuriating.

Why do we need the Governor? - Gladstone 

“Why do we need a governor to sit in that office if he is not going to represent the needs and the cause of the people, what is his duty?” Gladstone questioned.

“I don’t like foolishness and I’m a black man, and when a white man who represents slavery can tell me that I don’t deserve reparations, you infuriate the hell out of me, the governor has no moral foundation to tell anybody that black people in the BVI or anywhere else, do not deserve reparation,” he said.

Gladstone further illustrated that as is, the Governor is spending VI’s money, sleeping in VI’s bed and eating food paid for by VI taxpayers, a majority the descendants of slaves.

'Racist mentality must be flushed out!'

“We are paying for it…he needs to respect the fact that our sweat and blood should be honoured and he is a part of the racist mentality that is perpetrated around the world and the BVI needs to flush it out,” he said.

Gladstone is the latest of media and social commentators lambasting the Governor for his alleged racist statements against Virgin Islanders.

Many have said the Governor's position on reparations is a direct manifestation of white supremacy.

110 Responses to “Governor’s statement on reparation is ‘absolutely insulting’ - Kenneth G. Gladstone”

  • SMH (11/09/2020, 12:23) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Seems more and more that no-one could provide information that is contrary to the opinion of others.

    • Jonah but not racist (11/09/2020, 18:57) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      The Guv may be a Jonah (hurricanes, floods, earth quakes, collapse of financial services and Covid since he came) but there is no evidence he is a racist.
      • @ Jonah but not racist (12/09/2020, 07:35) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
        I am 100% with Kenneth G. The UK and their Governor have no genuine remorse for what has been done to our ancestors and they continue to operate with a modern slavery mentality that they call "partnership". Time to get rid of the UK and this racist man call GUS.
  • facts (11/09/2020, 12:34) Like (28) Dislike (39) Reply

    Please don’t let up the governor is a r****t

    • Rubber Duck (11/09/2020, 20:12) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
      The governor is telling you that the British government will not be paying put any reparations anytime soon. He does not make that decision. He is just the messenger. Don’t shoot the messenger.
  • pat (11/09/2020, 12:36) Like (12) Dislike (25) Reply

    Just happy people starting to read and speak out on this k*k we have at government house

  • Gormless Gus MUST Go! (11/09/2020, 12:38) Like (7) Dislike (52) Reply

    Emperor Augustus is a disgrace to the UK civil service, many of whom are from the Carribbean & enslaved history. He does not have a clue about modern UK.

    He is an out and out r*****, just ask people of color who work for him.

    They all h*** h*m & are just enduring him & his family as they have to.

    Please Honorable Premier expel him immediately.

    He insulted us and is unwelcome here. 

    • now (13/09/2020, 09:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I hope you all are counting how many negative comments and dislike are being given to this article. Wake up people and see how many racist white people are in our country, including the Governor, the prophet of God said a few years back that we would become independent in the near future. The statuses of White superiority is falling all over the world and Jesus is doing this!!!! Praise the Lord people of God!!! Black Lives Matter!!!
  • Carrot Bay (11/09/2020, 12:45) Like (74) Dislike (13) Reply
    Mr Gladstone do you see what your last name is if you were in your country and the Govenor made a statement could you have gone out and make the statements you are making Respect who is in power it is not that BVI landers does not like Expats but they get in things which does not concern them This is a BVI country not a D............ Caribbean country stop getting in what does not concern you fight your cause in your land of your birth.
    • @ carrot bay (11/09/2020, 14:30) Like (10) Dislike (34) Reply
      Why is the Governor always white? that alone is racism!! Gladstone you on point stay focused
      • @@carrot bay (11/09/2020, 18:30) Like (16) Dislike (8) Reply
        Why is the Governor always Whiteyou ask?
        The same reason why you are always Black.
      • @@carrot bay (11/09/2020, 18:35) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
        How observant of you to notice that The Governor is always White.
        Did you observe that you are always Black?
      • W.E Man (12/09/2020, 08:09) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
        Why are all the elected officials black, that alone is racist.
    • Local (11/09/2020, 17:35) Like (10) Dislike (18) Reply
      Im a local and i support Mr Gladstone 100% he his a caribbean black man regardless of which country he's from and what does his last name have to do with it , some of you still have a house mentality inside your mind thinking that whatever this governor says is all good and we as a people should just swallow it ,not in this modern day and time .
  • Mr.gage (11/09/2020, 12:48) Like (14) Dislike (43) Reply
    100% agree with Gladstone.
  • Hmmm (11/09/2020, 12:53) Like (8) Dislike (19) Reply
    Dam disgraced to the human race same as sir Francis drake's and the modern pedi
  • Privy (11/09/2020, 12:58) Like (25) Dislike (14) Reply
    Gladstone isince you are talking why you do not go and remove te governor stop making unsecessary trouble does the governor trouble you we have to be mindful of what we say sometimes you all only making things worst for your fellow cariibbean counterparts there are people living here over 50 years and do not get in any alcations about the country and its relation with England but you just come and passing rules boy go aside and continue your DJ work you are messing with hot ashess and you might get burn so go gentle remember you are in another man country which is headed by Governor and governed by England and the same Governor who you are sayin needs to go look speech is free bur not all the time keep your head phones on
  • @carrot bay (11/09/2020, 13:03) Like (6) Dislike (11) Reply
    He from somewhere where the speech of ur master significantly disrespect him and his ancestors as well some where of more significant..the mother land Africa...he got all rigths to voice his self ...dam house slave
  • Hmmm (11/09/2020, 13:06) Like (11) Dislike (8) Reply
    What about praying first people. Prayers are a boss. They work wonders. VI people come together as one and PRAY. We have strayed too far from God. Pray and ask God to lead the country to the right path and for the leaders to make the right decisions. Pray for the leaders soul that they aren’t being negatively influenced by anyone. Pray that if they are corrupt to change them. This is for the Governor go down. Pray for them! Pray for the country!
    • @hmmm (12/09/2020, 19:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I am in 100% agreement with you, but the church is to laidback. We need to get ourselves up an stop praying when the lord have already told us to act and that He ‘Jesus’ has our backs, just like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. did. He got up off his knees and obeyed God’s commands to help free his people from their oppressors. He went to jail and endure trials and tribulations. That’s a true Christian!
  • Reparation (11/09/2020, 13:12) Like (37) Dislike (6) Reply
    The Governor is just relaying the decision of the British government. The Governor has no authority, ability or resources to pay reparation. We have some real educated buffoons in this place. The governor is at the lowest rank of the decision making process involved in this decision. I gust he is the one you can see so lets crucify him.
    No body said it to the Queen or Prince Charles when they visited. Give the governor a break. Why not send a message to the Royalties and the bigger wigs in the British government " do not visit even or look at us until you are ready to pay reparation', since reparation is soo soo important. This reparation is just a Band wagon, a piper's dream which will never become reality. Because the accusers have no leverage against the accused.
    • @ reparation (12/09/2020, 03:35) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
      Jespert believes the rapist and muderas and slave owners names should remain that says a lot; his heart is dark and cold

      He can’t stay in the bvi
    • @ reparation (12/09/2020, 07:45) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      There is no place in the bvi for racism and white oppression the governor and his office must set an example
    • Please! (12/09/2020, 19:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      If he can’t be a leader with true Integrity then he’s not a leader at all he’s a follower! Therefore, he is not qualified for his role. History will record his contribution to mankind, as a follower of an evil system of governance and his descendants will be ashamed of his legacy. We only live once, and we all have two choices to make in this life, and he has chosen to live in the shadows of darkness. I pray that Jesus will change his heart, and give him Godly courage to be a leader that makes Jesus proud. He believes that he chose to come to these islands, but no, he is being matter what skin color he identifies with all that matters in life is God’s Will Be Done, not evil man’s will.
    • Reply (13/09/2020, 17:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      The governor needs to help to end racism not promoting it
  • green land (11/09/2020, 13:13) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    @,carrot bay u see the color of his face to ur masters ..Buh last name ...hmmmm .
  • YAWN (11/09/2020, 13:17) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
  • green land (11/09/2020, 13:22) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    He like being in the media dat should hold he god great
  • Toy (11/09/2020, 13:27) Like (20) Dislike (6) Reply
    What the hell you don’t go to Africa to live what dam racism you talking about with you all sh##t go and live life
  • Plant some love (11/09/2020, 13:31) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
    @Carrot Bay Gladstone, Smith, Hodge are all slave master's names. Go and do some research about your real name and come again, with your mustard seed brain. Know Thy Self....
  • Listen here people (11/09/2020, 13:37) Like (33) Dislike (17) Reply
    Gladstone, You too need to stop. Is Governor Jaspert responsible for slavery from hundreds of years ago? Those jumping on the band wagon with this mess, Stop! Be thankful that we are now a strong people who can defend ourselves today. What is wrong with Sir Francis Drake Chanel. Not a damn thing. Carrot Bay. You are right 100%.
    Only God above can help us with all this craziness from CSC and Gladstone.
    • My Take (11/09/2020, 17:20) Like (21) Dislike (16) Reply
      We are seeing that the empty drums are making the most noise. Reason why we can’t move forward is because we are hell bent on not releasing the past.

      Our ancestors are resting peacefully. We need to live out our remaining days in peace and let go of this old built-up hate that is doing us no good.

      I am not in favour of a wanna be mouthpiece speaking on behalf of our people and causing unnecessary disharmony. Could they do it in their country? I doubt it.
    • Jessica Rabbit (11/09/2020, 22:06) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      @listen here. I am sure you and Carrot Bay are cut from the same cloth of IDIOTS. It's people like you that will cause us to be enslaved again. Go and drink sea water.
  • lancer (11/09/2020, 13:54) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
    How can tyhe Premier expel the governor when the Governor is higher than the Premier people go and learn the proticals as to who is in charge to a certian degree, The Premier has power but not power to fire the Governor the Governor could ast to have the Premier removed due to certian extent but the premier cannot fire the Governor learn the palimantary laws I say that we have to take our time and go along with what we have until things change and that could be years so tye Governor is safe. Stop making mischief on the Governor he has the power to broke up and broke down through england so we have to eat our apples and chew them carefully Some times I whish thet the Governor would stop claude skelton cline but the governor is just leaving for his day to speak People of tyhe BVI stop Booing the Governor The man has that level of power which can make us or break us stop being foolisn
    • @ lancet (11/09/2020, 19:22) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      They don't necessarily have to learn Parliamentary law.
      They need to learn common sense.
      These comments more than anything,highlights the cerebral and educational deficiencies of too many of the bloggers .
      One can only conclude that the educational system in the VI is severely deficient. The future seems dim as a result.
      • @ lancet (12/09/2020, 10:47) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        After reading pihearing the voices of some of these smart and educated VIslanders ,the UK,out of a sense of responsibility and concern, should be compelled to maintain the status quo. The mere fact that a characateur of a Bishop could be joined to the hip of the elected Gov is evidence of a need for continued UK guardianship or divine intervention.
        The VI, in my opinion, has a long way to go but unfortunately, they haven't a clue. Building the country with the dregs of the Caribbean to the extent that VIslanders are in the minority, their respected values,culture and sensibilities anhilated and no real effort afoot to reverse this morbid catastrophe is yet another reason clue.

  • T (11/09/2020, 13:57) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Every day governor this governor that that man don't have no time to with no one grandma say people like them don't care if Sunday falls on a Saturday
  • Seeker of TRUTH (11/09/2020, 13:57) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    This country will not be able to mount any sort of credible response or ever be taken seriously as long as spineless men of color like the Supt of HMPS stand when the Gov enters a room and showers his excellency with an over the top outrageous show of false respect. What kind of Black man would Gov Jasper want to deal with? Gladstone? Skelton - Cline? Or those who feed his sense of superiority? Those who have eyes will see!
  • Wait What? (11/09/2020, 13:57) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why do we need a governor to sit in that office if he is not going to represent the needs and the cause of the people, what is his duty?” Gladstone questioned.

    Does this man not understand our system of government here? Governor is not here to represent the needs of the people. He is the Queen's representative. He represents her needs. If the people of the BVI are serious about wanting reparations then there is a legal framework from which to request these. Or you could just put a tax on all white people?
  • @listen here people (11/09/2020, 14:12) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    U so irrelevant stupid blind and with out common sense...and for ur ass he wasn't there so why he defending upholding these names but u with ur shit he didn't there for slavery but he here now defending these same racist rapping murders....that why it not a surprise the country going the way it going for those high in authority glorifying these type of people for year holding them high murders and theif and expect any different from the youths..hmmm
  • A (11/09/2020, 14:13) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    @ carrots bay u have a dame right he just went to be in things let thay fallow Mr Cline that man has no style
  • @listen here people (11/09/2020, 14:18) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    U dont know god it people like u wat stand aside and watch the devil come in the church and defile it
  • jack (11/09/2020, 14:21) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply

    enough talk and blogs time to ma*** on government house the comments are resist and insensitive period

  • Carrot Bay (11/09/2020, 14:23) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am a BVII lander I travelled to many places and the caribbean islands are some which i travelled to the people of those caribbean countries are proud of their country so why we cannot be proud of oursst Some of you travel just to obtain the us dallor or because you cannot make it in your own country Thank God for the BVI so do not come in here trying to make demands on us. when the new consticution is completed and it states that no more expats cannot come to work in the BVI what will Gladstone say he heed to mind his statements supose England say that all persons living in the BVI who are not born there has to go back to their place of reidence ( where they are born) tell me whatt they will do I am only saying do not go jumping the gun when you are in another mans country be humble. we donot know what England has up her sleeve So stop the comments because of such comments they can fire up issues so Gladstone if you want the government remove You go and remove him then you may see that YOU HAVE TO BE REMOVED GO BACK HOME You are making your living here so do not come and play big thing work permit can be reserved the same Governor if you donot know has a lot with decions making on pesons from out side comming to the BVi I am just saying yes speech is free but sometimes not so free stop playing with authority the Governor has the Power when you go to Rome you do as the Roamns do. Be more respectful because one day you might want something and that same Governor may have to be the one to sgin it Walk a thin line BUDDY Thank you.
  • 2021 (11/09/2020, 14:32) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    all the talk, come 2021 the same governor will be right here or his replacement
  • Stand Firm... (11/09/2020, 14:40) Like (11) Dislike (11) Reply
    I still find it sick and frightening for some of you to say give the Governor A J aka Gus a pass.

    Slavery meant the death of blacks, women, children, fathers, our ancestors. After portions of it ended in the UK they paid the slave owners and give them land not the slaves the OWNERS. Now a man who is in the BVI based on slavery and white privilege telling we as a people that his government policy is no compensation for this evil.

    Along with that he says a man like Sir Francis who brought slaves from North America to the Caribbean where they were killed and beaten and treated like dogs that such a person should be honored and his named remain on our sea channel, and no one see anything wrong with that????

  • taxman (11/09/2020, 14:51) Like (21) Dislike (4) Reply
    I would wager that the majority of the tax income that is generated by the government is recovered from white expats. You already getting your reparations but its not the white mans fault if the government don't spend it properly
    • @ taxman (12/09/2020, 16:02) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Nope has not happened and they still doing it today with black slave Labour now ms may go talk that
  • privy council (11/09/2020, 14:56) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    If you all doh want a governor,do the right thing,and go bunch of cowards,using uk to remain usa recognized land,but hate the uk representative. racist you people are.racist..Go independent,so all you can be called islandman and not british man.
  • Liat 521 (11/09/2020, 15:02) Like (6) Dislike (14) Reply
    The governor should be ashamed to still be going to his office
  • English boy (11/09/2020, 15:23) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why are you saying the government is leaching are you not leachinh, the Governor and Premier/chief minister is allowed a vehicle from the tax payers money the vehicles are checked out by those inchharge before purchase and they purchase a vehicle which as the up to date sepcials for use. Is the Governor vehicle a problem to you it is not bothering the BVI landers but you come talking about what he buy KNOW YOUR PLACE Have you gone to the USVI especially St Thomas and see the types of high level Black vehicles the Government has. Man it is time that you all people stop comming in the BVIand making such comments If it was the Prime Minister of your country had a vehicle like the Governor has would you talk Glad stone shut your mouth up and stop minding business what you cannot handle People are tired of your comments You need to STOP The Governor is no child and you cannot stand in the Governors shoe for a minute so STOP
  • facts (11/09/2020, 15:32) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
    This 'debate' is shambolic. Nobody 'deserves' anything. The reparations could be achieved in many positive ways, but that is UK government, not Gov Jaspert's policy. In terms of renaming places, I agree this should be a local decision and Jaspert did not address this issue in an acceptable manner from what I have seen reported.

    The role of the Governor is to represent the Queen in protecting the people of the VI, including from their own corrupt politicians.

    The claims being made by Gladstone here undermines the wider argument. For example:

    The Governor is spending VI’s money. INCORRECT. He is spending UK taxpayers money.
    Sleeping in VI’s bed. INCORRECT. It's UK taxpayers money.
    ...and eating food paid for by VI taxpayers. INCORRECT. It's UK taxpayers money.
    ... a majority the descendants of slaves. INCORRECT. The majority of tax in VI is paid by ex-pats - as you should well know given how vocal the current government is in complaining about the 70% ex-pat labour force...

    The UK taxpayer would be delighted not to have to fork out for the VI so rather than call for unachievable and unconstitutional actions such as the Premier 'moving the Governor out of the territory', instead start working towards independence.
  • Slave Fund (11/09/2020, 15:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Which slave fund. Slaves had no fund.
  • Agreeable One (11/09/2020, 15:53) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is removing this governor going to put money in our pocket. He is responsible to who he answers to and must speak accordingly. On the question of reparations, here are a few questions. Who in the BVI will really qualify for money? Does just being black atomically qualifies you? Is it to each person or family? How will you decide just how much will paid to each person/family? Which whites will be help accountable to pay? I still say that they should be made to pay for all the systems and infrastructure that will enable us to become wealthy. The love of money is the root of all evil. Be very, very, careful what you ask for!
  • Tan I am (11/09/2020, 15:53) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
    So now, a DJ from somewhere behind God's back, eating bread by the grace and permission of the UK, is now a spokesperson for the peoples of the VI.
    Insulting and degrading to the max.
    • ARCE (11/09/2020, 18:25) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      A self appointed spokesperson with a slave name given to him by a UK massa, a name he claims and willingly clings to as his own.
      Attempting at relevancy with erroneous accusations against the rep of the a UK which has afforded him to be "eating bread by the grace of God" in a UK land aplenty.
      Clowns belong in a circus. Gov Jasper is in a place where he rightfully belongs and can have this peculiar SadStone thrown out to the dung heap, from whence he came .
  • Constitution (11/09/2020, 15:58) Like (36) Dislike (0) Reply
    Seems wrong to insult one individual. If you don’t like the role of Governor and being part of the U.K., change the constitution. This man has done nothing wrong. Have you actually watched the interview? He said nothing racist at all. He works hard to help the people of BVI.
  • lmao (11/09/2020, 16:15) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    This guy realize that when the dust clears the BVI is a dependent of the UK and not a country on to itself?
  • I am a Tolian (11/09/2020, 16:29) Like (1) Dislike (10) Reply

    But for wat I am hearing on these blog defending this rascal racist @$s Johnny decedents of my forefathers hell it a dam shame. U all bring tears out ur ancestors dead eyes I wish hurricane and the virus wipe all u asses out

  • MEME (11/09/2020, 17:10) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    He who is without sin.... Should this person be casting stones?

    Definitely not.

    Who it hut it hut.
  • Outside resident (11/09/2020, 17:14) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    The comments someare a little stranfe but it is time that some one stand up to some those persons who come to live among us getting to out of place We do not get in no other Caribbean inter island concerns and we do not go down the Caribbean islands to live we have give you refuge here so stop talking your mass of shit. I spoke to some one from another Caribbean island and he said he does not have any thing to say about the BVI because the BVI helped and is dtill helping him since he came to the BVI over 20 years ago he built a home and remodel his dead mother house back home and he is greatfull to the BVI, He said if he have to go back home to live he does not have a problem but he will not talk about tyhe Governor the Government or the people of the BVI especially those on Tortola who have helped him over the the years.amd is still continue to help him. Due to the way he lived with his landlord when he came to th BVI the landlord rented him a small piece of land and on whic he built a little house of which he still lives in up to day yes I have to pay my rent when I decided to return to my country I will hand it over to tlr land lord family so thst they can do what they want with it. People from the other Caribbean countries PLEASE be very carefull what you talk You are here in the BVI but you donot know when the tide will turn so be on your best behaviour I THANK GOD FOR TORTOLA and I am sure others do do not bite the hand which feed you
  • investigate (11/09/2020, 17:23) Like (5) Dislike (11) Reply
    Honorable Premier please investigate Governor’s Office.

    Please make transparent the hiring process.

    Why are white non belongers working there taking away well paid jobs for us locals?

    Where are the job adverts?

    Why they only employ their white friends & each other??

    Please investigate the blatant corruption & cronyism going on there.

    One is even selling her hurricane books to us!! Clearly written when she’s meant to be working!
    • big joke (12/09/2020, 09:57) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      In the scheme of virtual reality, your Premier and his office have no authority to "investigate" the Gover
      nor the Gov Office.He does have authority though, to investigate and to see that we have water,to see that scooter riders give us the freedom from noise and accidents and uncertain death,to see that undocumented immigrants and criminals from other places are not here as they are in huge supply.. None of these two lil things he has done.
  • insider (11/09/2020, 17:46) Like (6) Dislike (8) Reply

    Bouy Jespert got Ritter Freeman our blogging but we will not be move the ra****t governor needs to GO

  • Glory (11/09/2020, 17:47) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    Only in the bvi a racist can sleep when night comes in the USA it’s different black lives matters
  • Interesting (11/09/2020, 17:48) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    Gladstone stop please. You are out of your depth. Never follow persons who know where their bread is buttered. What is in it for you. How much money is in it for you. Every soldier need to choose their battles carefully. This is not your battle.

    It is ok to speak out on social ills in the society and you should. What about blacks killing blacks in the bvi. Still waiting to hear you on that. What about expats being degraded in the bvi still waiting to hear you on that. You are or were married to a black lady. Tell me have you ever heard or saw the governor wife or any white wife for that matter in the middle of the night running through the community naked because of blows from their white husbands.

    Are you going to comment on black wives running naked through the community naked shouting help. Stay within your lane my friend. You can not swim in deep waters.
  • next (11/09/2020, 18:12) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    you all need to watch the interview and stop cusing the govenor DJ need to keep his mouth shut and stop talking after people like Skelton you just want to be in thing
    • @ next (11/09/2020, 19:23) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
      Speak Dj you must condemn racism where ever it shows up
      • next (12/09/2020, 04:39) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
        check your self you don't know what is racism some of we black people are our worst enemy we are slavery master to our own people racist to our own hate each others guts don't want to see each other get by go sit down and read the bible love you enemy
  • Mr Drake (11/09/2020, 18:58) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    So what is the status of reparations in the country of Mr DJ
    The country he abandoned upon being granted permission of UK territory residence, after mounds of paper work and humiliating waiting years,, desperately hoping for the crumb dropped by the
    by the UK ,second only to God in answering prayers.
    • Hmm (12/09/2020, 14:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      I too would like to know but his place of origin is shrouded in shame and embarassment. like all the other updeislun beggars from the ashes of failed economy of their own making.
  • hummmm (11/09/2020, 19:24) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    Could you believe some people blacks are defending the governor and his racist statements? Shame on you bvi!!!
    • Thankfull (12/09/2020, 04:43) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      racism is right here blacks hatred to each other check it out
  • thank god (11/09/2020, 19:44) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    We need to let the Governor and UK know we are not going to put up with their oppression any more. Look what Boris is doing to Northern Ireland breaking international treaty. They have no respect for the Rule of Law and Human Right. Look at the Miller Case also show Boris has no respect for Parliament but Lady Hale President of the Supreme Court (Privy Council) And all the other 10 judges ruled that decision was unlawful when he told the queen to prorogue parliament last September. Sagg also is part of the same unlawful ring. Collective responsibility make all of them unlawful. All the Chief Ministers and Premiers of the BVI uphold the Rule of Law, Boris needs to learn from them. As for the Commissioner he is not fit for office going to vacation during a crisis. This is unheard of. As a people we must now control our destiny. We are intelligent people, we have experts we have the resources and must of all we have almighty God. The author and finisher of all things. God please unite us as a people.
  • down the island man (11/09/2020, 20:59) Like (17) Dislike (5) Reply
    I do not write any thing on the blogs but i had to write this one Mr Gladstome I do not know you and I donot know which island you come from but i will advise you keep yourself out of the Governor business does not some of the other caribbean islands have Governors you are very fast to be saying what needs to be done with the governor. Do you know what the Governor can do with you stop playong with the power that holds the country If you were in the united states ans you made such a comment you would have been on the next plane clothes or no clothes. As another person from a caribbean island and living in the bvi shut your mouth and hold your coener. Thr governor does not owe you nothing he can live in the BVI as long as he like but you on permit I am saying stop your heavy comments you are not a born bvilander and things can turn so PLEASE do not get to active BVI people are calm and cool people but do not get them assup. and again if you were in S tthomas usvi you might have been questioned as to the comments you have said Be good but keep your head on and and not your head keep you when i read the blogs i cannot be vex with some of the of the things said remember this is not your country This country always had a Governor from early years so you know what you are talking about you need to lie low and do your work do not let your ego get in your way because you might get in deep water the governor does not need your approval to perform dont touch the match it might scrarch Not all people from other caribbean islands living in the bvi are bad and they are taken care of by the Government I got my papers from the bvi and it was given to me through the assistance of a past governor so be carefull what you say
  • Quiet Warrior (11/09/2020, 21:23) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    The majority of the VI residents are of African descent and whose foreparents were Caribbean Slaves. All 13 elected members of the HOA are of African descent. Governor AGU Jaspert, the crown rep and de facto head of state, parroting the UK talking point disrespecting VI residents with his insensitive and don’t give a damn attitude comment on reparation for VI slave descendants yet not one member of the HOA has publicly said a word in defense of the VI people. Someone please tell our reps that this is 2020, not 1820, and they don’t have to be afraid of massa. Show some stones meh son. It is shameful and highly disappointing that nary a rep has said a word. Are they Uncle Thoms? Are they ashame of who they are? Do they see themselves as inferior? Are they all flashing lighting, pealing thunder but no rain? As the late Norbert “Fix It” Wheatley would say, fix yourself? You are elected to represent the people but you are a poor job in this instance on this issue effectively representing the people. If you cannot stand the heat geh outta de kechen! The FCO needs to be apprised of this incident but don’t hold your breath. The Governor needs to apologize but don’t hold your breath, for he is not afraid of the less HOA. The silence is deafening and make you want to puke.
  • Fair one (11/09/2020, 21:44) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Once again the law is so bold with being Bias, you all want immediate justice for his excellency lack of respect as you state.... Well there are few matters this government has yet to address all in light of defending their family wrong doings. therefore i think they should look the other way in this matter as well.
    Hmm. Both men who entered west end illegally names we're concealed. Wow, am not at all surprised. The way things are done in the BVI does not support black lives matter but rather state it depends on who you are related too. FACTS. In God we trust.
  • cnn (12/09/2020, 03:37) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The vip government voted against Fraser’s motion on the governor, now they silent in the face of white supremacy smh
    • @CNN (13/09/2020, 21:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Bunch of spineless, self-serving cowards who will be quick to slaughter their own but willing to bow down to others. Shameful. Surprised and disappointed that the Hon Julian “Liberator” Fraser (R3) has not said a word about the governor’s disrespectful comment about reparation for Slave descendants. Also disappointed in Hon Natalio “Sowande Uhuru” Wheatley (R7) has not uttered a word. Notice that he does not used Sowande Uhuru anymore.
  • Jax (12/09/2020, 03:37) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr.Gladstone, where are the "slavery funds" ??? You may be "descendants of slaves" but YOU are certainly not a slave. You are a racist of the worst kind ! Carry on and make the BVI Independent - then we will not have to listen to your life long whinging ! Most of your "Belonger" politicians make for a very corrupt Government. It's not what you know - it's who you know !!!
  • @down the island man (12/09/2020, 04:31) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Meh son grow some balls ....set of house sales mentality..wat the fuck jasper's can do to the man wat his foreperant didn't do already. If it had left up to people like u we would of be in the type of slavery where we still would of had the chain on shackles still ..go clean master ass bit..h
  • Hmmm (12/09/2020, 04:44) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    It so funny the white community blogs so much but none of these blogs there are owning as them the dark stirring up shit ...but I want to say Gladstone dont let them silence u more so if it the truth and righteousness u speak that ur God given rigths dont let them lose ur soul for price of rice .....and I am a born here and will go anywhere and condem wrong as I see fit god be the glory
  • from here (12/09/2020, 04:53) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Gladstone I dont know u but I tip my hat off to u my brother....and proud to call u brother were ever the hell u born ..some born in the same nest with we Tolian and witness for ur self the truth is wat going set us free not self for my people born here wat figthing the good cause u is the real enemy that why u going to lose everything in the end .u all balling about the expat but look wen there stand up for u all coward ass u the same one chop them down .some u all got some dirty nasty mind set .wat go get u no where
  • Lanchester (12/09/2020, 06:01) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    i have read your comments but I would say why is this man talking abput the Governor he just come to the BVI from behind the babana bush and saying we domot need a Governor does where he come from needs a Primeminister dont he know that some indepenfent caribbean countries still respect tke as their head of state. Do not come into a nother man country and pass your powere especially from where you sit Do what you cone here to do and keep your distance, I live in the BVi for 45 and a little more years and I never hear this kind of talk it is not in your place to say what the BVY will do about thematter that is a matter for government to take up the BVI is not the only country which havd slaves You need to apolize to the governor what BVI lander who may live in a caribbean country because they wentto study and hear tthe Governor or the Prime minister talk can they as an out sider grt up and make any comments especially those that you made. Mr radio man pull a long rope because every rope has an end and do not find your self at theend of this rope. Before we go and follow people sometimes go and find out about the issue first before you go HEA HEA HEAing remembr those who live and born here have their rights what do you have TGINK I knoq persons from the BVI living in England and they do not have a problem with the Prime minister wether he talk sense or nonsense. Mr. again watch what you are saying every dog got his day (i got this from a bood I purchase in the usvi) it is so fitting so you donot go saying if we need agovernor I hope some of the blogs teach you some sense and you beter thank God that the Governor is the type of person he is he might have just ask you to settle your score. Where you are geting a penny draw your purse string before the purse string draw you Ihave helped persons from the BVI go to England after the hurricane and they thank me so much i check with them now and then to see how things going and they say they are ok no man is an island so mr radio man know what you are MCing as some one from the England refion The Governor has nothing yo do with repration he did not pass slave laws leave the man alone.
  • international (12/09/2020, 06:20) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr Gladstone my advise to you is to keep your mouth shut and go and apolize to the Governor. The governor does not have you to study STOP GETTING IN WHAT DOES NOT CONCERN YOU slavery done years agowhether we get money or not we have life so give thanks JESUS if the biggest slave payer and he does not need money Just do your job try tohelp who may come in your path way and leave England and the BVI history alone That state ment in my view can cost you but that has wash of the Government back like water running of the duck bacl all I am saying know what to talk
  • island man (12/09/2020, 06:29) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
  • Proud (12/09/2020, 06:44) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    This territory will be named THE REPUBLIC OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS. All of you will lose the privilege of being BRITISH CITIZENS. Then you will regret it!
  • hoa (12/09/2020, 06:47) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Silence means consent. The silence of the HOA members Is deafening, Not even to stay that we are in control of our destiny now and to give us hope. Why can’t we get representation. The Governor UK did our forefathers enough. How can we still be in fear. It’s time for us to rise up. But if our leaders can’t rise up and speak on our behalf. then we as a people will continue to parish under the hands of the UK and the Governor who has no respect for us. Our leaders does not have our interest at heart. If the the Governor did he would have paid us. They paid the slave masters. People of the BVI let’s stand up. It’s time for us to March for repatriation. It’s ours. COVID came for a reason. Let’s unite and make our forefathers proud. As we sing the Song.” I’m no longer a slave to fear I am a child of God. Let’s move without the HOA and vote All of them out in 2 years 5 months it’s not long. The Gov must leave now also. No apology will suffice.
  • ------------------- (12/09/2020, 07:39) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    the longer this man stays in office the more he shows he cares little about the bvi or its people. Stop the talk and lets march on the white house FAST
  • Why Do I Blog (12/09/2020, 07:53) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    The one sided bias governor was fast to make a statement about a VINO cartoon, but after 5 days have not said one word about his racist, insensitive, insulting, backwards and oppressive statement about white slave owners’ names must remain as part of the BVI name sakes.

    What a hypocrite and a white supremacist, if you ask me!
  • Quiet Warrior (12/09/2020, 08:30) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why is BVI News, a competitive news site, is suppressing freedom of speech by shutting down comment on the Governor’s reparation comment? Why publish an article and shutdown comment?
  • long look me come from (12/09/2020, 10:07) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    I just saw a clip of the interview and yes I agree 100% the governor comments was racist and that’s a fact who vex vex who I hurt so be it
  • Warn (12/09/2020, 15:14) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    This once upon a time fortunate permitted by the UK to earn a living while from another God forsaken country of birth permit holder, should gladly gather his stones lap his tail and find his proper place because he really outta place now in thistoo small place where his name is now Mud..

  • Fight the power (12/09/2020, 16:08) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    All the defense blogs from the governor’s office may n Ritter not going to help! this time the man Jespert cannot be allowed to stay in office
  • Quiet Warrior (12/09/2020, 16:12) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    What is the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)doing about its rogue, insensitive and disrespectful governor? Is the FCO condoning this behaviour or Governor Jaspert is just parroting the position of the FCO and the UK? Is the FCO a party to this international incident or it is just some damn Black people and it does not give a rat’s ass about them?
  • Gladstone (12/09/2020, 18:54) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr. Gladstone

    Thanks for speaking out I am from here. You are welcome here, you contribute here so you can speak here. Continue to speak the facts on the matter and don’t be discourage. The Governor has insulted us one to many times. It’s time for home to leave. BVI let’s unite BVILOVE. God Bless
    • wise up (12/09/2020, 20:04) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
      The Governor’s comments that you refer to are the position of the UK Government.
      The Governor is a UK career civil servant. He is not authorised to state any personal opinions when commenting on the BVI or the UK. Wise up
      • Political Observer (PO) (13/09/2020, 07:52) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ Wise Up, welcome back from your blogging respite. Anyway, senior civil servants everywhere are hired for their public affairs chops and technical knowledge to advise elected or appointed officials in creating and implementing policies. Governor Jaspert is a senior UK civil servant assigned to represent the crown interest in the VI. Though it may have been the UK’s position not to pay reparation to Slaves descendant in the VI, along with other regional countries, the Governor in artfully and recklessly communicated the message, putting the UK perhaps in an embarrassing position. The Governor as the UK rep on ground should be skilled at diplomacy. Is it that he is in the Stephen Miller, President Trump Immigration advisor, and may not give a damn, for it is only the feelings of Black people?
  • wise up (12/09/2020, 19:56) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    The only racist behaviour on this island is from BV Islanders to expats. Slavery was absolutely despicable but no person alive today, or their parents or grandparents were involved in slavery so why the hatred towards expats?
    • @ Wise Up (13/09/2020, 07:00) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      My message to the governor over his hate speech; “Love drives out hate” now wise up go smoke that with your backwards thinking
  • two cents (12/09/2020, 23:03) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    This man is an opportunist, that don't like to play by the rules!
    • Quiet Warrior (13/09/2020, 08:17) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply

      @two cents, indeed, Governor Jaspert is an opportunist and as other bloggers have noted a media wh*re, ie, likes to be on radio and TV. He craves the media attention he would not have gotten back in the UK, trying to exploit being a big fish in a small pond. He is a narcissist. The Guv clearly is young and ambitious but it is shameful that he is trying to do so on the backs of Virgin Islanders. It is more shameful that he is seemingly digging up slaves and dehumanizing, brutalizing, disrespecting and terrorizing them again. The Guv has been a disaster representing the UK as Kellyanne Conway and Rudy Guiliani does for the Trump administration in the US. He is loose lip that sinks ship. If he were not White, he would have been relieve for cause already; he benefits from White privilege, an outcome from slavery. It will be in the best interest of both the VI and UK if he were to just exit the VI stage left. The VI people has lost confidence in him and if the UK is honest, it should too. Unless, it does not give a damn.

  • sally (13/09/2020, 07:02) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply

    Still no apology from the ku klux klan in go***** house I cry for my bvi

  • Quiet Rebel (13/09/2020, 12:34) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Any sign of life from the 13 elected members of the HOA?
  • Reparation is a must! (13/09/2020, 19:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The UK benefited from Slave owners Tax up to 2015! Yes! Since the abolition of slavery, the UK public and colonies were paying the descendants of slave owners, merchants and financiers of slavery! So why shouldn’t we get reparations?! If you are saying slavery isn’t the fault of the descendants of slave owners, then they shouldn’t have been getting repaid for their financial losses due to abolition.
  • fco (13/09/2020, 22:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The governor seems to prideful to apologize it’s always good to take the high room

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