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‘I was sick to my stomach over radio show’- Hon. Marlon A. Penn

- Eighth District Representative says we should not allow people to come into our country to destroy locals!
Hon. Marlon A. Penn (left) bashed a radio show for what he alleged was destroying and disrespecting local businessman Elton ‘UP’ Leonard. Hon. Penn also claimed that the show disrespected people who were on the VI Festival and Fairs Committee and labeled them as thieves and corrupt. This news site can confirm the show he was referring to is hosted by Paul ‘Gadiethz’ Peart on ZROD FM. Photo: VINO/File
While Hon. Marlon A. Penn refrained from calling the name of the show, this news site can identify the popular Morning Ride Show hosted by Paul ‘Gadiethz’ Peart as the programme referred to by him in his presentation at the First Sitting of the Third Session of the Second House of Assembly on October 14, 2013. The show is aired on ZROD FM Monday to Friday from 7 A.M. to 10 A.M. Photo: Facebook
While Hon. Marlon A. Penn refrained from calling the name of the show, this news site can identify the popular Morning Ride Show hosted by Paul ‘Gadiethz’ Peart as the programme referred to by him in his presentation at the First Sitting of the Third Session of the Second House of Assembly on October 14, 2013. The show is aired on ZROD FM Monday to Friday from 7 A.M. to 10 A.M. Photo: Facebook
ZROD 103.7 FM remains one of the most popular local radio stations in the Virgin Islands. Neither the owner Rodney Herbert nor the Morning Ride Show host Paul 'Gadiethz' Peart could be reached for a reaction to the comments and accusations made by Eighth District Representative Honourable Marlon A. Penn. Photo: Facebook
ZROD 103.7 FM remains one of the most popular local radio stations in the Virgin Islands. Neither the owner Rodney Herbert nor the Morning Ride Show host Paul 'Gadiethz' Peart could be reached for a reaction to the comments and accusations made by Eighth District Representative Honourable Marlon A. Penn. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Eighth District Representative Honourable Marlon A. Penn came out swinging at the October 14, 2013 sitting of the House of Assembly when he criticized a popular morning radio show and accused the host and callers of trying to disrespect, ridicule and destroy local businessman, Elton ‘UP’ Leonard.

Mr Leonard, who is the owner of Bobby’s Supermarket, closed his Road Town store branch a few months ago for renovation- a story first published on Virgin Islands News Online.

Disrespect for local businessman by radio show-Hon. Penn

After this news site’s own research and collection of the tape, we can confirm that the freshman legislator was referring to the popular Morning Ride Show carried on ZROD 103.7 FM with host Paul ‘Gadiethz’ Peart, who is a Jamaican national.

However, it’s important to note that the Member of Parliament did not call the show’s name or indentified the radio station during his presentation.

Hon. Penn told the House of Assembly that “we are now joining with others to destroy our own people…I do not know how else to say it.”

He said the show was at the time speaking about the issues of the closure of Bobby’s Supermarket and was disrespecting a local entrepreneur, Mr Leonard, who had taken risks to try and create services and entertainment in the Virgin Islands.

Hon. Penn said the discourse “sickened me” when the conversation on the same radio show was about whether Mr Leonard, who he claims comes from a prominent family, was “broke” or not.

He said on the morning of the show in question he was driving to Road Town with his son when he heard the various accents calling into the same show derogating and destroying Mr Leonard and his family. Hon. Penn said “all Mr Leonard has done was contributed to the people of the Territory”.

Hon. Penn blasted the radio show in defense of Mr Leonard and spoke to the history of how the business got started and where it has reached today. He said the tone of the radio show about businessman Mr Leonard not only sickened him but “I was really hurt by it”.

He said he was not against freedom of expression or speech, but we have to be responsible, “the Leonards are our people, they are one of us...they took a risk in this country...BVIslanders do not operate this way...that is not the BVI, I want my son to know….” Hon. Penn said with much passion.

More disrespect this time over Festival-Hon. Penn

Hon. Penn said on another occasion on the same radio programme, he listened to another conversation over the money owed by the Festival Committee to vendors. He claimed that the show was casting aspersion on members of the committee that they had taken the money to go on a vacation and not pay the persons owed.

He said people were calling into the radio show and “supporting this argument…it bothered me, the tone of this type of discussion…”

The first term legislator told the HOA on October 14, 2013 that he now sees why no one wants to join any committee because “if you put yourself out publicly you are suggested to be corrupt, ..a thief…all kinds of things about your character...these are people who come from reputable families”.

He said sternly that “we cannot allow people to come into our country and destroy our people and their character...we cannot slander and destroy the good name of our people, and suggest all kinds of things about them.”

Hon. Penn told Parliament that “we cannot continue to use the public airwaves to destroy our people…something has to be done and I have a problem with this type of discourse and the type of aspersion and tone must stop”. He said “you can be critical and speak the truth but we should not speculate as people are listening and the children are listening…we are passing on a legacy of hate”.

He said we are trying to build a nation and to do that we have to work together, however, we will not agree on everything.

Neither the host of the Morning Ride Show on ZROD 103.7 FM, Paul ‘Gadiethz’ Peart nor the owner of the Radio Station, Rodney Herbert could be reached for comments up to post time.

111 Responses to “‘I was sick to my stomach over radio show’- Hon. Marlon A. Penn”

  • Agreed! (16/10/2013, 08:31) Like (61) Dislike (12) Reply
    Well said. Hon. Penn, many of these media persons or members of the public tout around the phrase "freedom of expression" as an excuse to say what they want about others and speak how they want. But of course there ought to be some limits as to what you say, how much you say and where you say it. It is indeed disgusting when these persons feel as though they can say what they wish about others and try to argue it's freedom of expression. And I'd jump out on a limb and say it is even more disgusting when people who are not from here try to bring down locals. If you have nothing nice to say then don't say anything, you don't have any business talking about what doesn't concern you either way.
    • rattie (16/10/2013, 09:35) Like (41) Dislike (14) Reply
      deport he deport he deport he
      • SMH (16/10/2013, 10:53) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
        Do you really think he can be deported just for this? Do you even know what triggers a deportation order?
      • REALLYY (16/10/2013, 11:33) Like (26) Dislike (23) Reply
        I am a BVIslander and its sickening how some local ppl in our community think its ok to talk about other countries and their nationals but as soon as they speak about us its a problem....dont live in denial ppl because we want to hide and act like everything that goes on here is right and its not...ppl have the right to say whatever they want when they want.....these are issues ppl have and so what if he brings them to light...just shut it and try to prove the community wrong and do better......SICKENING
      • Monica (16/10/2013, 14:42) Like (22) Dislike (4) Reply
        Many a$$es$ would not knowo that undertaking any business is a risk. Who can cast the first stone. Elton needs an OBE award from the queen. He tried to bring much to the ppl of the BVI and many of them should appreciate and not hate!
      • u (16/10/2013, 21:20) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
        4 what?
    • I agree (16/10/2013, 10:03) Like (36) Dislike (9) Reply

      I totally agree with you and I support Marlon's take on this....I am not a born BV Islander 

    • yes (16/10/2013, 13:30) Like (11) Dislike (5) Reply
      The same way the former magistrate sue Edmund and the tv station is the same way Elton need to sue this host and the radio station in question for slander.
      • crazy (16/10/2013, 19:03) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
        This is a good idea, then he can take that money and pay the government all the money he is owing to the government i will not say for what go and do your homework if you are so bright.
    • billyb (16/10/2013, 19:25) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply

      @ agreed! I disagree, let the island people say what the hell they want. Our own people in here cutting our @$$ and we cant say jack sh£^. I always feel much better for a stranger and outsider to cut my @$$ rather than my own, so marlon, shut your @$$ too and leave the island people dem alone. We catching more hell from our own dan dem, so shut all ayo tail. ayo in there day by day, selling out our country and we cant say jack $"£^. ayo in there overlooking locals, bringing in island people to head over us, giving dem positions they cant get in there own country, and giving us a reason to run from our own home land (we will soon be extinct) and you have the nerve to be in there bitching about the same power ayo in there giving the island people dem????????? stttttrrrrupes.

  • turtledove clart (16/10/2013, 08:31) Like (33) Dislike (15) Reply
    allyo done let them think they run things in our little territory now yo dey here trying to shut them blood cleet up. these same people can't say a thing or even buss ah grape wey dem come from. anyway that is good for allyo behind. whenever you guys Marlon have an opportunity to give a qualified local a job that they went away to school to study for, you give the job to an outsider who would then come and criticize yo tail.
    • JACK BE STILL (16/10/2013, 09:05) Like (8) Dislike (23) Reply
      another reason why NDP must go!!!
    • ------------------- (16/10/2013, 09:57) Like (14) Dislike (25) Reply
      We the people of the BVI will not bury our heads in the sand and pretend that all is well when the NDP is the worst government ever
    • big name (16/10/2013, 13:37) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply

      I you done let this man feel like he is thing . dissing Elton on his don't make sense show . bulls..t

  • Truth (16/10/2013, 08:33) Like (70) Dislike (9) Reply
    Marlon you RIGHT!! He cannot go to JA and speak about JA people like this! As a JA national I know what I am saying!

    If he was in JA, as he walk out the studio he would have gotten dealt with right away!

    A matter of fact, he would be too smart to even make those kind of comments about JA people in JA!

    I hate when JA people make other JA people look bad!
  • ooooo (16/10/2013, 08:35) Like (9) Dislike (35) Reply
    why ndp wants to silence the media? we the public cant paint a rosy picture of good things that gone bad?
  • hog city (16/10/2013, 08:54) Like (22) Dislike (16) Reply
    Marlon didnt know all this when dancia was called an empty kerosene can?
  • VIlander (16/10/2013, 09:02) Like (23) Dislike (25) Reply
    1. U can't pick and choose which locals to respect & disrespect. the NDP administration has been very disrespectful to locals.
    2. They seem to have a real problem with media.
    3. Y don't u people speak about the real issues affecting us, u guys make a bunch of statements and complaints about nothing when the real problems here are ignored
  • rain (16/10/2013, 09:08) Like (19) Dislike (5) Reply
    so this is whaqt it takes for we to hear marlon mouth..
  • chad (16/10/2013, 09:10) Like (8) Dislike (37) Reply
    Looks like this politician hate Jamaicans!
    • SUSS (16/10/2013, 11:43) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply

      all I can say gadhietz leve the people business alone drink milk don't count no cow. you see how u make bad for Jamaicas if u don't go to fowlroost they caunt £$%^ an u

    • not so (16/10/2013, 12:52) Like (23) Dislike (9) Reply

      I think Mr. Penn is right. That program is a disgrace. 

      • the NDP voice (16/10/2013, 13:27) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        Pope from the island so come he is not calling in about Malone bashing island people?
    • AC 360 (19/10/2013, 10:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Again I ask, why are people blaming expats
  • In Due time (16/10/2013, 09:14) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply

    Every dog have he day to say roof roof. Dem like the shock and ahhhh factor, BOL! Leave him. R****y need to take control of he station.

  • qc (16/10/2013, 09:15) Like (11) Dislike (13) Reply
    the shoe is on the other foot now so the ndp has issues set of cow brids..hypocrites
  • GET UM OUT!!! (16/10/2013, 09:29) Like (20) Dislike (4) Reply

    I have been saying this for a long time. We must not tolerate these type of nonsense in our country.

  • weed (16/10/2013, 09:35) Like (8) Dislike (15) Reply
    why is the NDP so sensitive over the media
    • jtv (16/10/2013, 22:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      weed got it exactly right: “This is like a preschool that’s gone awry. "
  • Migo (16/10/2013, 09:37) Like (19) Dislike (28) Reply
    Excuse you M.Penn - where was your moral compass pointing when your colleague CSK was bashing Dancia and blatantly calling her disrespectful names? Where were you when your "team" called the leader of the opposition "an Emperor with no clothes" - whey you was? What about those employees at the said establishment that were never paid on-time or even what they worked. Dude gtfoh with your pious BS - you ain't fooling nobody just another divide and conquer tactic.
  • farmer brown (16/10/2013, 09:49) Like (4) Dislike (23) Reply
    deeds island people always coming in this country and trying to divide we along with MVW
  • facts man (16/10/2013, 09:58) Like (7) Dislike (7) Reply
    under the NDP will going backwards ever with our freedom
  • Truth (16/10/2013, 10:04) Like (8) Dislike (7) Reply
    the NDP only like the media when its friendly to them
  • Funny (16/10/2013, 10:07) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    People should be careful how they typing because just how you speak you type easy to know who speaking.
  • Blackbeauty (16/10/2013, 10:11) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    More drama in Dramaville!!! Next!
  • Extra Extra!!! (16/10/2013, 10:19) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Where is Willie Peelie when you need him?
  • i was hacked (16/10/2013, 11:21) Like (9) Dislike (9) Reply
    Gadiethz’ is pregnant he should be home resting with that big belly
  • ooooo (16/10/2013, 11:48) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
    UP leonard dont have a problem with it so why should marlon? He needs to tell us how georgie hill's project moved from $375,000 to over a million dollars
  • True Vibes (16/10/2013, 12:02) Like (18) Dislike (7) Reply
    Marlon I can respect what you are saying about this radio host. I have listened to many a show and can not believe his level of ignorance. Now, to those who are saying Marlon is bias, there is a difference between name calling and defamation of character. The latter can be a civil court matter and so if Elton feels defamed he can sue the radio station and the radio host. Yes, you can sue for defamation in the BVI. Finally, if Marlon's counterparts engaged in name calling, who are we to say that he didn't express his concerns to them and if so why would he share those concerns with the media? Use your heads people. Whether for or against NDP/VIP please present common sense arguments.
    • wize up (16/10/2013, 21:35) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Penn never made mention of any radio station or host during is speach on monday BUT if walks like a duck them it must be a duck !!!!!!
  • Concerned (16/10/2013, 12:24) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    We need to stop playing politics every time there is a situation. Black people needs to stop behaving the way they do. They never can make a positive comment it always have to be the negative. Yes something should be done about such things this is why the BVI and black people will never get any where, we allow anything and anyhow to take place. Its time we wake up and start smelling the coffee and doing what is right. Even when the Government do wrong we need to take action, but do we? no, so why complain now. This is the only Caribbean island that is afraid of speaking up for what is right, Lets do the right thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Truths (16/10/2013, 12:39) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply

    Tell the talk show host to talk about the Jamaican man that got electrocuted and loss is 2 hands. 

  • I telling you................ (16/10/2013, 12:41) Like (14) Dislike (5) Reply

    The Leonards have contributed in a meaningful way and have given jobs to your same country people... so just shut the hell up Gadietz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Axle (16/10/2013, 12:54) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    Mr Leonard and his father has done nothing more than their very best through much trial and tribulation to bring nothing less than great service to the BVI; those negative, hating, disrespectful people who are rejoicing over the shortcomings of two wonderful business men I'm quite sure has enjoyed the services of the establishments in the past and is still doing so with the cinemax in the present. My words to you is that keep on continuing rejoicing when one of your fellowman falls because I do hope when your share of life pains and heartaches come your way you can bear them while reminding yourself that we are our brothers keeper
  • mother hen (16/10/2013, 12:59) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    That JAMDOWN DUDE needs to know his place around here and stop his gettho nonsence
  • Guest (16/10/2013, 13:28) Like (5) Dislike (8) Reply
    back off Paul he means well..leave the youth alone
  • Shara Parlin (16/10/2013, 14:08) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    So this essentially means that a person from overseas who comes to the BVI cannot speak!!!!
    • Hmm (16/10/2013, 16:58) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
      stop being silly, its not about not speaking. do you think i would invite a guest into my house and then the next day i hear on the road derogative remarks made by them about myself and my family? no they would be out in the gutter the minute i get home....pick sense and stop being stupid
  • xxxxxxxx (16/10/2013, 14:12) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Helloooo slavery.
  • SPeak up (16/10/2013, 14:15) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply

    The bvi is not my place a birth n i feel very ashamed sometimes to say to a origanal bvilander im not from here i love this country to death n its all i know i hate when expats or locals make it bad for people like me who loves this beautifull @$$ country...stop tha $%^&!!

  • Peaches (16/10/2013, 14:52) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    All of you that listen to the radio program every morning need to keep quiet. All the time you all enjoying all the gossip and the mellay and laughing at other people’s calmaties you never thought that it was wrong. Now as soon as Marlon speak out everybody have something to say! Hypocrites!
  • big girls rules (16/10/2013, 14:53) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Let's hope and pray God's blessings for sincere concern of Hon. Penn
  • ann (16/10/2013, 15:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I guess I didn’t miss anything
  • dead man (16/10/2013, 15:52) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    Mr. Pearts needs to go
  • foxy (16/10/2013, 15:53) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply

    Why do people listen to his foolishness in the first place.

  • JACK BE STILL (16/10/2013, 15:55) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
    Marlon you RIGHT!! He cannot go to JA and speak about JA people like this!
    • Not again (16/10/2013, 22:12) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      It's beyond galling to know why Mr. Penn must be snickering about this.
  • Want2Kno (16/10/2013, 16:02) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Like Aubrey say!THING TE TALK!
  • wize up (16/10/2013, 17:01) Like (6) Dislike (8) Reply
    How can a documented work come into the virgin islands and be-little the people; i am submitting to you, no BV Islander can not leave here go on radio or television in his country and entertain that level of disrespect....these islands are really going downhill and our leaders simply sit by and allowing it; Hon Penn i agree with you 100% this is your country; you can not leave “BVI” and go “JA” on NO radio or TV and be disrespectful to the “JA” that !!!!!!!...we need to boycot the sponsors of that show
  • Wordddd (16/10/2013, 17:39) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply

    All of the penn's are getting nervous because B*** p*** is the first nail in there casket of fraud and m**** ain no saint with that big a*s house he building up di hill.

    • call 911 (17/10/2013, 00:35) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
      Your having a hate attack. Sad that your too far into the symptoms to recover. You could have a big house also, with a little ambition and hard work or help from the bank. But the hate attack have you stumbling and confused. SORRY Too late.
  • 8STRONG (16/10/2013, 17:41) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Marlon, thank you. His side of the story ain't even making sense. He could never publicly say them kind of things in Jamaica and here with he fart attempts to draw ratings. You just stay focused. This too shall pass.
  • hate all u want (16/10/2013, 18:03) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply

    Come on haterss we trying to reach 150 D funny thing is all ayo who jumping on gadiethz does Still turn around and listen to he show so hush up haters!!!!! CAN'T STOP D MORNING RIDE SHOW d voice of d voiceless When E*** up and down ill treating d workers by not paying them nobody ain going talk about that but is gadiethz ayu gah strength for FALL BACK HATERS!!!!!!

    • Hmmmm (17/10/2013, 05:53) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
  • enough (16/10/2013, 19:37) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    This is what happens when people don't know or understand a culture. We are expected to sit back and let him tear down another BVIslander hell no. We must speak out when we see nonsense in our country. Hon. Penn is right 100%
  • joe (16/10/2013, 20:18) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wait what happpen HOA don't have anything on the table to discous?
  • cathy (16/10/2013, 22:04) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
    I applaud Hon. Penn for standing firm.
  • mercy (16/10/2013, 22:13) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    If the people truly feel a party is doing a bad job, the votes of any district will reflect that.
  • Check (16/10/2013, 22:20) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    You really have to wonder, what penn and paul were thinking?
  • Mango Monkey (16/10/2013, 22:31) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    So the question is, since the 2011 elections, has the anointed ones narrowed the schism between the rich and the poor, locals and expats or have they further polarized the groups with this brand of leadership?
  • Glass House (16/10/2013, 22:56) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    If you live in a glass house don't throw stone, and if you can't take blows brother don't throw blows.

    Your own Jamaican Icon Peter Tosh warn you. Who don't hear will feel.
  • vi (17/10/2013, 00:01) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    I never did liked that dude, he does sound so fr*g-up on the radio.
  • Tortola (17/10/2013, 04:43) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    Marlon ur so right about time .what the next move
  • clock (17/10/2013, 06:13) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    To Gadiethz and his supporters. I’m not from here, but agreed with Marlon we really need to have respect for everyone including the locals.
  • power (17/10/2013, 06:15) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    All dem expats like Europeans and South Africans do talk badly about Virgin Islanders
  • Real Talk (17/10/2013, 06:42) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    They need to stop focusing on who say what and try focusing on the economy. I really don't see why they meet in HOA, it seems just to discuss what I'd said in the media, whether on radio or online new. sssttrrupps!
  • long look me come from (17/10/2013, 07:07) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    I agree with Marlon to some extent.
  • hey (17/10/2013, 07:10) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    I heard the said show one morning listening from overseas and could not believe what I was hearing. The host and his sidekick were actually laughing at bobbys difficulties, sick sick sick!
  • stop (17/10/2013, 07:48) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply

    Why you people keep listening to paul and his rubbish? I never listen to zrod not in my car or my house. If the world was coming to an end, and zrod was the only radio station reporting that information i would know,because i dont ever lister to this station. P...l is full of himself he thinks he i larger than life.

  • tell him (17/10/2013, 07:54) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply

    Tell him try that in Jamaica. People should respect people aand know when to say what. Don't throw stones if you live in a glass house.

    • Fan (17/10/2013, 11:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      I heard the esteem one on his show I must confess the child is good very out spoken
  • name (17/10/2013, 08:39) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    maybe Marlon had too much coffee and donuts is more like it
  • Go (17/10/2013, 11:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    free speech is the way to go!!
  • pic (17/10/2013, 13:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    remember who issue your work permit
  • . (17/10/2013, 14:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    BVI Islanders don't act like that? LOL
  • doc (17/10/2013, 15:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    since he was sick to his stomach hope he took some alkersela
  • bad dead (17/10/2013, 15:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    ok ppl I had enough of this move on to the next topic
  • eat (17/10/2013, 16:04) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    well saw look where Marlon gone
  • yellow love (17/10/2013, 20:11) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    some of deeds elected ppl are stark raving MAD....
  • Local (17/10/2013, 20:20) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Marlon we need him to be deported. Seriously
  • Me (18/10/2013, 10:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I listened a couple time long ago, I don't like his show at all, so I never listen. Too devisive PERIOD!
  • the preacher (18/10/2013, 11:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    yea boy don't worry with them just have your Jewish Lawyer come down and deal with your situation!
  • Preacher (18/10/2013, 12:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    All these bloggers are certainly persons that sits in offices that have nothing to do. Go to work and get the job done and be productive employees. "Let my people go"
  • Knight Rider (18/10/2013, 14:58) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply

    Let me take this opportunity of freedom of speech to write a blog according to law and to please call on the editor of this democratic news site to edit and to publish my blog,because as long as Her Majesty-the queen continue to approve the existence of the V.I Constitution,I will blog with respect for others,their family and their character and private life:
    It is my right under the LAW to agree with the distinguished Hon.Marlon Penn to express his disgust in Her Majesty's House,while defending Mr. Elton Leonard; over what he heard on this talk-show:

    Mr.Elton U.P Leonard is an Honorable citizen of Her Majesty,who provides employment for many other citizens and work-permit holders in the free and democratic territory of the BVI:

    I am sure,like any other business;he does face economic challenges and may have to make adjustments where necessary to accomodate the situation.

    But his business is not a public office under chapter 1 interpretation 2(1) of the V.I Constitution;therefore Mr Leonard is not required by law,to explain to the public,the reason for closing his business:

    Consequently,a talkshow host does not have the lawful authority under section 23-freedom of speech to publish any information about Mr.Leonard's business and the status of his economic standings in the BVI and to allow other persons to make similar comments:

    While it is true,that Her Majesty-The Queen,bestowed upon Her citizens and residents, Freedom of Expression-as a Fundamental Right,under section 23 of the V.I Constitution, these freedoms are not to be abused and confused with slander, Libel and respect for personal privacy!

    Even some of you bloggers want to use this democratic news site-VINO to personally attack others; but fortunately,the editor of VINO,and the responsible workers there,have shown,in some edited bloggs,that they are conscious of their responsibility to protect the character of persons,especially persons who are not in public life!

    I support Hon. Marlon A Penn,with his public condemnation of the show, a show which allegedly rediculed an honorable citizen of Her Majesty,Mr.Elton Leonard.

    News in brief: On 15th August 1999,at about midnight,in roadtown tortola BVI,as a proud serving royal member of Her Majesty's Police Force,I witnessed an armed-robber-thief robbing mr.Leonard of his hard earned money; and in the process of rendering assistance to him,as part of my oath to serve and protect,I was gunned-down in the line of duty!

    The lord-god protected Mr.Leonard from bodily harm,while the lord-god protected a saved my precious life:

    Mr.Leonard continue to do business,helping others to have a job,and allowing visitors to get a work-permit and subsequent temporary resident status. He is a good man.

    We must stop using the media to degrade others in this beautiful and peaceful country BVI, and many of us do not understand the meaning of freedom of speech under the Constitution;so once its a "Long-tongue-speech" we say it!

    Long live Bobby's,you helped others:And may the good-lord continue to protect the residents of the BVI.

  • vex (19/10/2013, 10:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    there is an undeniable expatriate bias
  • cover (19/10/2013, 10:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now this is a bit off the subject but I'm at home today on vacation and I hear the sound of a lawnmower so I get up and take a look outside. I see two Jamaican men out in the hot sun with t-shirts around their heads taking care of the lawn around my home. I offered them each some ice water as I thought to myself which LOCAL is gonna do their jobs if they were to leave?

  • Brother's Keeper (30/10/2013, 17:04) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    As a descendent from the BVI, I feel that Elton is an extremely brilliant business Man. His Dream may be bigger than Tortola, but he is fearless in his pursuit of that Dream. With that comes criticism and praise, which Elton handles well. The problem is the Hate, I often wonder how can someplace so Beautiful breed such evil. We need to pray!

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