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‘I have declared war!’ – Eileene L. Parsons

-said she will not apologise for cursing Hon Andrew A. Fahie; said VINO seeking to make trouble by making the issue breaking news
Ms Eileene L. Parsons said she will not apologise for cursing Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and that she has declared war. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former legislator and member of the ruling National Democratic Party Eileene L. Parsons has declared war on the Opposition for statements emanating from Virgin Islands Party (VIP) senior member Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and said that she will not apologise for cursing him on January 30, 2015.

She made the statements after she called in last night February 3, 2015 on the Speak Out BVI radio show hosted by Doug Wheatley on ZBVI 780 AM.

On January 30, 2015 during the opening of Farmers' Week 2015 in Paraquita Bay, Parsons allegedly used profanity to Hon Fahie as he attempted to greet her. Hon Fahie on a social network alleged that Ms Parsons told him, “Boy you better get the f**k from in front of me,” and refused to shake his hand.

“Let me say what happened,” she said to host Wheatley last evening. “I was sitting there with some other people in the room. The gentleman came, he bent down and said softly ‘I want to say good morning to my cousin’. I responded softly and said what I said. Nobody heard. The person sitting next to me didn’t hear what he said, didn’t hear what I said. Just both of us heard. Within 15 minutes it was on VINO. There were no reporters around. Whoever put it on VINO did it seeking sympathy or seeking to make trouble,” said Parsons.

“Let me ask you something…when in the name of whoever it has become something to go to jail for to cuss a bad word in the BVI? The smallest child is doing it. I am not above those who are able to say what I have to say. Douglas, I have been blessed with intelligence that I could use words to calm a storm and I could use words to build a fire that the Mariana Trench can’t out,” she said.

“l have been blessed with an English tongue and I am not Queen Elizabeth,” she declared.

“I responded how I did because I am a part of ‘the corrupt Government, the most corrupt Government’ in history," said Parsons.

“Whoever is so stupid to say I must apologise, they don’t know me,” she said.

“They feel that they can say what they want about you if you’re on the other side and you must not respond. This has to stop. I am not angry with him. But I have decided I don’t want them tell me howdy, I don’t want them asking me how I do because they are no doctors. As far as I am concerned I have declared war," she said.

“Nobody heard…and the only reason that it is known is because who I said it to give it to VINO and VINO was glad to make it breaking news. Since when is it breaking news to tell somebody a bad word? And they who quoting the Bible, the Bible says honour they father and mother and this young man is not my father so there is no honour,” said Parsons.

When contacted, Chairman of the Board of Advance Marketing and Professional Services, the parent company of this news site, the Esteemed Julian Willock said he had no comment on Ms Parsons' views on VINO publishing the story. However, the Editorial Board of VINO stands by its story.

72 Responses to “‘I have declared war!’ – Eileene L. Parsons”

  • bingo! (04/02/2015, 09:19) Like (39) Dislike (6) Reply
    A story always has two sides and now let's put all this rubbish to rest and move on.
  • xxxxxxxx (04/02/2015, 09:21) Like (52) Dislike (34) Reply
    The NDP is in the gutter its now run by Pope, Eileen, Myron and Joe Jack…look where the BVI has reached…each day I cry for my poor little country
  • vile (04/02/2015, 09:24) Like (41) Dislike (40) Reply
    Its obvious this lady has an issue with the leading news site because she made on mention of the other news site that also had her cussing out as Breaking News. Its so very true when they say its the so called educated that do the darnest things and expect it to be accepted as OK. Old woman go rest ur behind and pray God's mercy over your soul. EH "I am not angry with him" yet you declare war eh... oh and remember touch not the Lord's anointed... Just saying
  • imho (04/02/2015, 09:26) Like (30) Dislike (28) Reply
    I am convinced the NDP has reached the desperate point and they must be removed next elections. We will go to the polls with blood in our eyes and our month push up..NDP must GO!!!!
    • @imho (04/02/2015, 17:29) Like (24) Dislike (10) Reply
      Eh Who more desperate than VIP? They looking stupid in the peoples eyes with all their pointless, fact-less allegations towards the NDP. People now seeing they jut want to get power..they dont care about us.
      • ccc (04/02/2015, 23:54) Like (6) Dislike (11) Reply
        where there is smoke there is fire the ndp has run this country into the ground with its shady dealings and now the truth is finally coming out
  • shaggy (04/02/2015, 09:28) Like (30) Dislike (13) Reply
    Look how the NDP going sit around and allow this crazy hill Billy women stuck in the 16 century to allow them to throw away the elections..I will be damm
    • Lily Ann (09/02/2015, 19:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Real people will look past minor throw words and vote for the right party regardless !!!
  • Dishonor (04/02/2015, 09:31) Like (48) Dislike (6) Reply
    Ms. Parsons I respect you as a person but I cannot believe the audacity of you! I really cant believe you as a former politician, educator can bend your mind so low to say you are not going to apologize. Whether the person next to you didn’t hear or not it is embarrassing for me as a local young person to even believe you said the “F” word to an Honorable person. Politics is politics you played the game before, you know how it goes. The bible say forgive those who wilfully abuse you and say all manner of evil against you falsely, rejoice and be exceedingly glad for great is your reward in heaven. Why fight fire with fire. It would have been better you didn’t say anything to the minister at all. How can you compare yourself with little children using the “F” word. An honourable woman or man who is looked upon with high value and standing in our society shouldn’t be using those kinds of words to anyone. You should be shame of yourself. And yuh so bold wid yuh self bore I aint apologizing.
    • De plane de plane (05/02/2015, 11:47) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      Agreed Eileen need a cut A**. Maybe we should all sign a petition for her OBE to be withdrawn. She doesn't deserve it.
  • l (04/02/2015, 09:31) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply
    She seems upset.
  • me (04/02/2015, 09:38) Like (39) Dislike (15) Reply
    This woman is truly a disgrace.
    • voter (04/02/2015, 19:33) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
      Trying to justify her actions makes her even more disgraceful.
      • Voters (04/02/2015, 22:55) Like (44) Dislike (0) Reply
        it is a shame and disrespectful that as a public figure that's how you carry-on and Dr. Smith is taking she side....never my vote again never
  • EMBARRASSING. (04/02/2015, 09:43) Like (49) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ms. Parsons, I am DEEPLY DISAPPOINTED in you and even more so in Dr. Smith. With the PASSION Dr. Smith said you were feeling at the time, how could you have said what you said “softly” and the person sitting next to you not overhear? The smallest child is cussing, so that makes it ok. For the love of God, PRAY and be a positive example to the upcoming generation, not a contentious bitter old lady. I have lost all respect for you. Dr. Smith, what is wrong with you? I expected better from you. Why are you getting caught up in this humiliating display and not positively advising that woman?
  • Ah saw (04/02/2015, 09:45) Like (49) Dislike (4) Reply
    Her response puts her in an even worse light. She is a total disgrace. In her defense she has clearly admitted to cursing the bad word and giving the reason that school children are cursing. Strip her of the OBE. Premier I am ashamed of you accepting this nonsense.
  • The doctor (04/02/2015, 09:46) Like (38) Dislike (1) Reply
    OMG!!! Please lady, the golden rule states that "one should never put both feet in ones mouth at the same time because you would not have a leg to stand on." How applicable.
  • Really (04/02/2015, 09:47) Like (31) Dislike (2) Reply
    so let me get this straight. its ok to demonstrate for public behavior as long as you whisper? Are you serious? Maybe she should contact Moron and get his speech writer to give a better excuse for her poor behavior because that doesn't make any sense.
  • my my my (04/02/2015, 09:48) Like (35) Dislike (1) Reply
    Telling us in her words that Fahie said that he wants to say morning to my cousin can result in her telling him get the F--k out of my face. Well from today I am going to be careful telling my cousins hello. Her explanation makes matters worse.
  • Dividing (04/02/2015, 09:50) Like (43) Dislike (50) Reply
    This woman and by extension the NDP is going to divide this country forever with this kind of unruly behavior. It shows me that all they are about is war not the betterment of the country. Take back the OBE from her and take her off the HLSCC Board immediately.
  • pity (04/02/2015, 09:52) Like (45) Dislike (28) Reply
    This woman is in a pitiful and disgraceful state and has just sunk the NDP. The Premier has refused to distant himself from this unruly behavior.
  • Thanks (04/02/2015, 09:54) Like (30) Dislike (19) Reply
    Thanks Ms P. I am a school child saying thanks for letting them know that I can curse bad words at my teachers and whoever I feel like cursing. You are a hero.
    • please (06/02/2015, 16:59) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Don't blame Ms. P for your bad behavior. You are old enough to know right from wrong, if Ms P jumped from a cliff would you do it?
  • Well Sa!! (04/02/2015, 09:58) Like (37) Dislike (26) Reply
    Miss go fine a Bible believing, Preaching Church and surrender your life to about “I Have declared war!” Go rage war on the devil
  • SMH (04/02/2015, 10:00) Like (48) Dislike (2) Reply
    This woman definitely needs God in her life. This is sad.
  • In disbelief! (04/02/2015, 10:02) Like (41) Dislike (11) Reply
    This is beyond preposterous and very uncouth! What kind an example it is that you're setting for the younger generation?? Somebody has to be your mother or father to get respect?? If you want respect you first have to give it. And what message are you sending to the general public Mrs. parsons? that it is OK to do wrong and have no apologies for it?? Even if you don't respect the man, my gosh!! By all means you have to respect the man's "office". For someone that is one of the 'golden girls' of Tortola this is beyond unbecoming. Its bets you simply have SHUT UP! You just made yourself look worse! No wonder the younger generation behave the way they do and then the older folks blame the younger folks.............its the OLDER FOLKS contributing to it....this is the example they're setting! No wonder school children and other younger ones feel they can disrespect teachers and others.....the older generation giving us a great example to follow....all we have to do it follow it. THANK YOU MRS PARSONS! GOOD WORK!
  • SMH (04/02/2015, 10:03) Like (43) Dislike (7) Reply
    still a classless act no matter how you spin it
  • ooooo (04/02/2015, 10:03) Like (28) Dislike (12) Reply
    all those NDP's are the same...NO GOOD!
  • Diplomat (04/02/2015, 10:04) Like (42) Dislike (15) Reply
    Madam Parsons, look at the world around you :- war in Ukrain, war in the Middle East, Wars in Africa, strife in North Korea, and now you have declared war in the BVI. Foreign correspondents are on the way to monitor the Tortola battlefield. Citizens are advised to take cover and stay indoors untill further notice!
  • vip (04/02/2015, 10:05) Like (50) Dislike (11) Reply
    VIP soldiers get ready because the war is about to start.
  • ???? (04/02/2015, 10:06) Like (23) Dislike (5) Reply
    Is she instigating political violence????
  • OBE (04/02/2015, 10:06) Like (43) Dislike (7) Reply
    The lady sounds so stupid and childish....
  • i from here (04/02/2015, 10:12) Like (19) Dislike (45) Reply
    I just love this woman! A lady with back bone!
    • Yes (04/02/2015, 11:31) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
      And no strong footing to build on...LOL!
    • Curious (04/02/2015, 21:44) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      Lawddddd help Eileen , she need prayers......can all the churches and particularly the prayer warriors come out and PLEASE PRAY FOR THIS OLD LADY. It's a tough task but I hope the prayers help.......Eileen u need Jesus, strupps, but u break war......can u stand to fight war......Lord help her....Andrew please pray for her......
  • Truth (04/02/2015, 10:28) Like (37) Dislike (19) Reply
    Ms. P, you wrong, we were all taught respect, no matter what, even with politics, ministers have put their differences aside but all respected each other, out of respect Mr. Fahie greeted you, especially as one of his elders and all you did is disrespect him and others with your language, others heard you so don't pretend. Dr. Smith, couple years ago you said you realized your mistake. Yet you have your party members doing what they want and disrespecting the people of the virgin islands, and to make it worse, there is never an apology given, you have all gone too far this time, and it will cost you the election. I understand that you want to stand by your members but wrong is wrong and right is right, so why aren't you doing the right thing. You too soft and got a set of huliguns, and ignorant bullies on your team who pushing down poor people and trampling on them for 4 years, shame on you all.
  • ABC (04/02/2015, 10:42) Like (26) Dislike (12) Reply
    There she goes again. The saying is true," a leopard cannot change his spots."
  • Yes (04/02/2015, 10:44) Like (29) Dislike (2) Reply
    If you put lipstick on a pig it is still a pig.
  • quote thief (04/02/2015, 10:46) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    There's no quote for this.

  • Wow! (04/02/2015, 10:51) Like (16) Dislike (8) Reply
    Is the outside world reading that the NDP has decleared war? Are the investors reading this?
  • war room (04/02/2015, 11:11) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply
    ok ok she wants war she will get war!
  • farmer brown (04/02/2015, 11:12) Like (22) Dislike (3) Reply
    Ms p you need to go into exile
  • old fowl (04/02/2015, 11:16) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
    Foul language
  • ooooo (04/02/2015, 11:24) Like (7) Dislike (35) Reply
    So it's ok for the VIP bloggers to call her Cork Foot Mr P and nothing should be said about it?
    • Skeptic (04/02/2015, 13:23) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
      i doubt any of them would have the ballz to call her that to her face but she cursed to fahie's face which is wrong
  • David (04/02/2015, 11:33) Like (3) Dislike (9) Reply
    Here we go again. Instead of HoA members and other leaders in the BVI actually tackling the tough issues of the day, they get bogged down in this personal bickering. And then somehow, it ends up being called news.
  • Mad Black Woman (04/02/2015, 11:43) Like (34) Dislike (0) Reply
    We dont want war, we want peace. Fighting fire with fire is so stupid if outing it is what you are trying to do.... We call people like her "Educated Fools". Through their arrogance and over-sized ego they can never fully understand what it means to remain neutral, she has found an excuse to fight rather than a reason for PEACE.
  • bubble (04/02/2015, 13:29) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    she hit him a double insult she cursed at him and called a grown man a boy
  • cool k (04/02/2015, 14:03) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    these NDP people are in the drivers seat for next election. NDP looks like a winner, but they kept trying hard, really hard to lose. Keep putting the honorable, and most humble and decent Dr. Smith in these difficult and complicated position. its simple, Ms. P, its not just about you, this is bigger than you. for the sake of the party, if you don`t care about your legacy, the people need a genuine apology, give it to them.

  • Yuh ever hear wuss? (04/02/2015, 14:06) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    So all ah we who think she should apologize, we stupid. Then she is not angry, but she has declared war. Wha goin' on mehson? Has any other politician in the VI History made comments similar to the one made by the Brown Bomber? If she is not angry, then why she cussin'. Even if you use your inside voice, you are still cussin'. All of them say things about their opponents, whether personal or otherwise. Clean up the potty mouths and let us show some respect one to another.
  • i have 20 names (04/02/2015, 15:15) Like (18) Dislike (4) Reply
    where is the petition for the removal of her OBE and the name at the college authriium
  • Educator (04/02/2015, 16:16) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    2. ARE YOU LETTING THE CHILDREN OF THE BVI KNOW IT IS PERFECT TO EXPRESS their thoughts with profanity to anyone?
    3. IF IT WAS A TEACHER WHO CUSS A STUDENT, I BELIEVE MS. Would be the first to comment.
    No morals, No values, no dignity,

    I would not wish if I had a child for him or her to read this. Just not an example for anyone.
  • evil (04/02/2015, 19:17) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply

    The ndp has two parsons and walwyn

  • disappointed (04/02/2015, 19:27) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Political mud slinging aside, I held this lady in high esteem as a cultural icon of the Virgin Islands. However, to say that I am greatly disappointed in her response to this mess is a huge understatement. I am also equally disappointed in our premier, because he should have had the spine to say right is right and wrong is wrong. This whole thing makes me wonder how many wrongs take place in their boardroom all because the premier is not many enough to stand for justice, morality and equality. Shameful!
  • Realist (04/02/2015, 22:25) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    This woman needs Jesus and alcohol anonymous. Keep off the Jack Daniels.
  • NDP voter (04/02/2015, 22:52) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    NDP, you made your bed handing around Ms. P; lay in it.
  • EndPoliticalViolence (04/02/2015, 22:55) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    This is how it will start in the BVI and when it becomes heated and bloody with violence always remember an instigator the Hon Eileen Parsons OBE. Words of destruction from an icon can become our reality. God, God please I beg of you to heal our islands and bring peace and respect among our brothers and sisters. I declare peace in Jesus name. Amen
  • fox rat (04/02/2015, 23:39) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Eileen needs a strong dose of the same medicine she give Fahie
    • Comedy Central (05/02/2015, 11:40) Like (1) Dislike (7) Reply
      She can take it. He can't!
      A private exchange whispered in his ear by his relative and he must run to the media? What an empty barrel he that all he has got?
  • kids (05/02/2015, 00:51) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    This lady need relax and enjoy life read her bible and give god praise she is alive
  • Dr Smith (05/02/2015, 07:05) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is not a leader if I provoke you you can commit an illegal act. Dr Smith you need to step down. Don't worry smith the count down is on you have 11 months to go. Continue to put Ms P to curse. We want a respectable Government PPP
  • WTF (05/02/2015, 13:34) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    That photo of Eileen Parsons speaks to how embarrassed she is by her ongoing deviant behaviour. But she still continue with her stupidity now declaring war. Who is she going to war with?. Eileen you are f**ing up your legacy. By the time you are finished with this nonsense people will just remember you as a rude, spineless goat.. Did you watch the debates between Hillary Clinton and President Obama when they both were vying for the Democratic Nomination? Hillary fangs were out. There was nothing that she did not tell Obama. At the end the fight was over, the respect for each other was still there. He admired her strength and qualifications so much he made her Secretary of State. You people think that you have to be sworn enemies if you have a difference of opinion. Come on grow up. Eileen I thought better of you. Did not realize that you are so empty, simple and shallow.
  • Hmmmmmmm (05/02/2015, 13:54) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Boy Eileen you like hot sauce, for half a woman you got all this fire, imagine if the other half was there you might have drop kick Andrew. Well invite him over to the house for a drink or a barbecue. The country have more important matters on the burner than this. All he had to do when you told him that is to kiss you M.... A... and then hug and move on.
  • Lynch mob (05/02/2015, 17:27) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    All you people who calling for the lady's OBE to be stripped from her are just jealous. That woman has worked hard and tirelessly for love of country, and because of one slip of the tongue, you people are ready to hang her for it. Your behavior is no better in my eyes.
  • Curiosity (05/02/2015, 20:34) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    If Miss Parson had her two feet she would have probably kick Fahie in his butt, but then again God knows why. It's sad and really troubling to see this "honorable" woman be aced so dishonorable and defiant of her actions. What example is she setting for the next generation and the children of the BVI? I honestly believe the auditorium at the college should be rename and called the Eillen Parson auditorium of shame and disgrace. That's the legacy she wants to leave behind so let us give this episode of her life to rest as it will never bring the territory together.
  • Hmmm (06/02/2015, 08:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ms parson you need God in your life
  • whatating (06/02/2015, 14:57) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Well I'm not a cursing woman myself but Hon. Fahie does make you want to zing one on him. I wonder if the people silly enough to vote in VIP what they are going to do. They now seem to be open to revealing bad behaviour all over the media when this is all they know, shady practices and much, much more. So who are going to keep us quiet when they are wasting the Government's money on twaddle to take a word from Ms. P's book? Just to put them on notice, we are not going to hold back. You two stooges unless you know how to turn black to white, we too declare war. Strupes!!! Look what politics and power struggle has become. Go and look for some serious members and stop talking foolishness.
  • phone guy (08/02/2015, 16:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I see the NDP blaming others for 3 long years of failed leadership and NO actions.

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