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‘I will not allow anybody to force me’ to get vaccinated – Hon Flax-Charles

- cites possible medical concerns for the delay in taking COVID-19 jab
Jr Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) revealed that she is yet to take the COVID-19 vaccine, with heath reasons being a possible hold-up. Photo: Facebook
Hon Flax-Charles said while she has every intention to get vaccinated, being forced to do so under her current circumstances is not an option on the table. Photo: Internet Source
Hon Flax-Charles said while she has every intention to get vaccinated, being forced to do so under her current circumstances is not an option on the table. Photo: Internet Source
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Jr Minister for Trade and Economic Development, Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles (AL) has revealed she is yet to take the COVID-19 vaccine, with heath reasons being a possible hold-up.

The Jr Minister made the revelation at last night’s April 6, 2021, radio show 'VIP Let's Talk' on ZBVI 780 AM when responding to a caller who had asked whether or not, Hon Falx-Charles has been vaccinated with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

“I would say to you that, that is an individual choice and they are reasons why persons may not be able to take a vaccine. I would say very clearly here tonight, it is a private decision of anyone, but I will also say that there are issues surrounding the fact why I have not been able to take the vaccine yet,” Hon Falx-Charles said in response. 

She said while she has every intention to get vaccinated, being forced to do so under her current circumstances is not an option on the table.

Will not be being forced to take Vaccine - Hon Flax-Charles 

“I do intend to take it; however, I will not allow anyone or anybody to force me to do so until it is clear that the repercussions will be in my favour health-wise. It is a choice, but we also have to look at all of the issues surrounding persons taking the vaccine,” the Jr Minister said.

She said while some persons including her father were able to get vaccinated with no effects, other people have had challenges and that a percentage of people may not be able to get the vaccine at all based on advice from their health provider.

“So what I would say to persons [is] if you're sceptical check it out. I take the flu shot every single year and I have not had a major issue,” she said.

“The choice is yours to make [in] the general public, but I would recommend that persons take it, and I do intend to take it, but at this time it is not possible,” she said.

The government has been pleading with the population to get vaccinated so the territory can achieve herd immunity and return to a pre-COVID era.

92 Responses to “‘I will not allow anybody to force me’ to get vaccinated – Hon Flax-Charles ”

  • Jim Jones Vaccine (07/04/2021, 08:35) Like (60) Dislike (8) Reply
    If your jab suppose to be so powerful it should protect you from the non-vaccinated right...people ranting and defending this thing like Jim Jones koolaid injected in them.

    Busy talking about if someone decides to not take it how it affects those who have taken it ...WELL SOMEONE’S DECISION TO TAKE IT COULD NEGATIVELY AFFECT THEIR HEALTH AND AT THE END OF THE DAY IT’S THEIR CHOICE!!!

    Some people’s brains too big and always trying to push their viewpoint on others.

    RUNNING THEIR MOUTHS ON SOCIAL MEDIA, THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY, LIVING WORLDLY AND NOT FOLLOWING GOD’S LAWS ALL NEGATIVELY AFFECTS THE POPULATION. GENERATIONAL CURSES HAVE BEEN NEGATIVELY AFFECTING PEOPLE FOR YEARS BUT THEY REFUSE TO SEE THAT FACT AND MAKE GODLY CHANGES TO BREAK IT.

    Vaxzevria (formerly AstraZeneca) is not permanent immunity and may likely have to be given every year so talk to the scientists about how this vaccine is linked to blood clots, deaths and their is an ongoing investigation to determine if in fact it is the cause.
    • Dr no (07/04/2021, 11:55) Like (7) Dislike (14) Reply
      The problem is that if you decide to take the chance with Covid , you may catch it and be OK. But what about the people around you, your parents, sick people you know etc.
      • Doctor (07/04/2021, 14:02) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
        Sorry to have to be the bearer of real news but.... take it or not, you can still give it to your parents, sick people, people around you. It just lessens your probability of severe disease but for others, unless they too are vaccinated, they really need to wear a mask and follow other protocols along with the vaccinated person. Vaccines are tools, not miracles.
        • Dr no (07/04/2021, 15:16) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
          The vaccines reduce the likelihood of transmission by a significant factor. And if those around you have been vaccinated as well it reduces their chance of catching it by a significant factor. The cumulative effect is pretty close to immunity. Like Israel has nearly achieved

          https://www.ft.com/content/733a49ca-49ed-49d7-811a-14d935813041
          • god is watching (07/04/2021, 17:28) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
            @Dr no you like others are so foolish! Keep on following the fake science and you all will see. Sitting by watching the movie of the vaccinated.
    • Daft (07/04/2021, 12:57) Like (7) Dislike (22) Reply
      If you get COVID 19 don't turn up at the hospital for treatment.
    • Agree (07/04/2021, 14:07) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
      with you 100%!!! And to add to your points, not only are we not being informed as to what long time risks may arise (because the vaccine advertisers do not know and that includes all the vaccinated persons who are acting like they are paid advertisers for astrazeneca hence the brainwashing infestation syndrome has already reared its head), BUT can someone tell me if the effectiveness lasts 3 months, 6 months, a year? Or will persons walk around singing that they are vaccinated only to realize too late that their dose wore off months ago? Wear your masks, wash your hands and keep your distance! The Government should be enforcing those protocols and practising them as much as they pushing this unknown injector fuel
  • well sa (07/04/2021, 08:36) Like (42) Dislike (2) Reply
    So ALL our 13 Elected Leaders are NOT board, but we’re being driven with a consistent message to take it. As the Jr Minister said, ‘It’s a personal choice.’
    • To well sa (07/04/2021, 10:37) Like (13) Dislike (35) Reply
      The Junior Minister is a FAILURE.
      • You failed (07/04/2021, 19:34) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
        And so are you for not wanting persons to stand up.for their rights. The vaccine is not mandatory. There is a constitution. This is like the government telling you to drink gramazone. Will you or not.
    • NezRez (07/04/2021, 11:24) Like (42) Dislike (1) Reply
      I cannot and will not take the vaccine. I have had 2 blood clots in my life with numerous surgeries and almost died. I will not risk my life for the shot, and you all cannot force anyone to take it! My life my choice.
      • Jane (07/04/2021, 16:15) Like (1) Dislike (9) Reply
        The cause for your blood clots might be very different to the autoimmune response which happened in very rare cases in Europe. You should speak to your Doctor about your concerns.
        • NezRez (07/04/2021, 22:52) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
          @ Jane, I know what happened to me and had it checked many years ago and up until now. Why do you feel you must inform me of this???? I am NOT a candidate for the vaccine Dr. Jane, I already have been informed by my REAL doctor, thank you!
        • please (11/04/2021, 08:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          Very rare my foot. France is now saying that women under 50 who have had their first dose of this vaccine, should be given another type of vaccine to complete the regimen. These actions tell me the probability is higher than we think.
      • We understand (07/04/2021, 17:01) Like (1) Dislike (15) Reply
        So stay inside for the rest of your life. It is the only way for you to be really safe.
        • god is watching (07/04/2021, 17:47) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
          @We understand do you believe in God? Strupes! Do you all realize that the vaccine is getting the attention that the Lord should be receiving? No wonder some of you will end up sick after taking that vaccine because you full of fear and lack faith in God!
          • @god is watching (08/04/2021, 08:46) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply

            God is jealous that you all is bigging up the vaccine and not him. Let promote GODS heaĺing through prayer. There is power in our tounge through prayer by calling on God.

          • @god is watching (08/04/2021, 10:35) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
            AMEN!!!
    • 007 (07/04/2021, 11:57) Like (3) Dislike (20) Reply
      They all invent excuses but in reality they are afraid of the needle. No shame, no one likes needles. But really you can’t feel modern ones. Look away and you don’t even know they did it.
      • @007 (08/04/2021, 10:46) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply

        That's the whole point why should you get the vaccine if you don't know what is inside of it..put your trust in GOD n fear no man or anything on this earth..you rather trust MAN with a vaccine that get made in couple of hours or days not even years and by u looking away just to take the vaccine none of that sh** makes no sense..setta fools we living round boii...Pray To GOD To Give You More Wisdom!!

  • please (07/04/2021, 08:40) Like (46) Dislike (24) Reply
    Yes st obviously your choice but by your actions are not helpful.
    • @ please (07/04/2021, 10:49) Like (21) Dislike (3) Reply
      It’s helpful to those with common sense
    • Fakes (07/04/2021, 13:02) Like (30) Dislike (6) Reply
      How are they not helpful. She is not stopping anyone from taking the vaccine.THE CHOICE IS YOURS. Last time I checked we lived in a democratic society. Oops. Forgot theres a dictator in the room
  • Yesss Hon. Shereen (07/04/2021, 09:04) Like (48) Dislike (3) Reply
    Let them know. It is your personal choice.
  • VG Resident (07/04/2021, 09:14) Like (41) Dislike (22) Reply
    Everyone has the right to do as they please. However, at the end of the day, the BVI must open up quickly with no quarantine or other hoops. Those that died not take the vaccine will then be at risk. They may or may not get covid and their health may be at risk.
    • idea (07/04/2021, 14:24) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
      How about focusing on a sure cure! There are certain medications being tooted for ridding the body of Covid. BVI do your research and stop playing 'Follow the Leader Leader' damn game with the US and UK. Enforce protocols, let who want the vaccine take it, and ensure that if there is a medicine that can kill COVID in the human body we have it available at our hospital and clinics. Oh and put a doctor on JVD AND ANEGADA AND STOP PROMISING THINGS YOU DO NOT INTEND TO FULFILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DISGUSTED NOW..... GOT IT???? SISTER ISLAND DOCTORS AND CURES....FOCUS ON THAT INSTEAD OF BULLYING OTHER HOA MEMBERS NOT IN BED WITH YOUR RANK IDEAS
  • @minister Charles (07/04/2021, 09:14) Like (68) Dislike (117) Reply
    SHAME ON YOU. You were elected by the people to serve this community. Your statement is selfish and detrimental to the community that voted you in. You do not deserve your seat on the government of the virgin islands. If the hospital is overrun by COVID (which is happening as we speak - so far 2 floors have Covid patients on them) the entire community is going to suffer - do you not understand that? Do you not understand that ALREADY they are cancelling important surgeries and treatments because the ICU has been compromised by COVID? The worst is yet to come and believe ME... when the sh** hits the fan you will be first in line for the vaccine - pushing everyone else out of the way. You have shown your true colors. ONE TERM AND OUT.
    • Bacca (07/04/2021, 10:24) Like (27) Dislike (9) Reply
      You’re so stupid
      The woman says she has no problem to take the Vax.
      She went to do it several times and was not allowed to do so at this time.
    • please (07/04/2021, 10:30) Like (36) Dislike (2) Reply
      take several seats. The Hon. Minister CLEARLY said that it is an INDIVIDUAL CHOICE! Who are you to judge her?
    • What hospital? (07/04/2021, 10:46) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
      The BVI hospital is not full of Covid patients.
    • Hush (07/04/2021, 10:48) Like (24) Dislike (3) Reply
      You sound so blasted stupid.... Do you know that she has underlying health issues including asthma??? All she is saying is she will take it but right now is not good for her. who are you to judge her choices... Hush the hell up!!!!
    • @ “@ minister Charles” (07/04/2021, 10:50) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
      What part of she will not force anyone into making her take it don’t you understand???!!??!!

      “I do intend to take it; however, I will not allow anyone or anybody to force me to do so until it is clear that the repercussions will be in my favour health-wise. It is a choice, but we also have to look at all of the issues surrounding persons taking the vaccine,” the Jr Minister said.

    • Listen and understand (07/04/2021, 12:15) Like (31) Dislike (2) Reply
      Shereen was never a yes woman. So she must jump over a cliff if all of them jumping to their death?? Foolishness. If she cannot stand up for herself how will she stand up for the people. The people she around been harassing her because she is outspoken.
    • Oh please!!! (07/04/2021, 13:51) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
      If it was up to you!!! But you only have one vote. SPEAK FOR YOURSELF!!! there are more with her view point than you would image. If that was the single issue for reelection she'd be in by a landslide
    • COMPREHENSION TEACHER (07/04/2021, 14:29) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
      BVI ...UP YOUR TEACHING SKILLS IN THE TERRITORY AS COMPREHENSION IS ESSENTIAL. SHE NEVER SAID SHE WAS AGAINST THE VACCINE. NEVER SAID DO NOT TAKE IT. NEVER SAID SHE WOULD NEVER TAKE IT. BLOGGERS BLOGGING BS AND PEOPLE WHO CANNOT READ AND COMPREHEND JUMP ON THE BANDWAGON LIKE SHEEP AND CLICK LIKE. JESUS HELP THE PEOPLE OF BVI.... LIKE THAT SHOW DUMB DUMBER,,, SLOWWWW SLOWWWEEERRR ...SMH
    • Strupes (07/04/2021, 15:57) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Sound so stupid!!
    • Guess (11/04/2021, 08:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Well guess what she just earned my respect.
  • Thinkaboutit (07/04/2021, 09:15) Like (10) Dislike (12) Reply
    Take the flu shot but not the COVID shot? COVID is at least 500% more lethal. Only 5 times, you say? Well, imagine if your pay was 5x bigger...
    • ok (11/04/2021, 08:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Last time I checked the influenza has just about the same survival rate.
  • Xxx (07/04/2021, 09:16) Like (24) Dislike (9) Reply
    She said she will take it so what’s the big deal?
    • resident (07/04/2021, 09:34) Like (17) Dislike (35) Reply
      The big deal is that you need to take both doses BEFORE we get the borders more open and more tourists arriving. While we definitely need the business, that is when, inevitably, Covid cases will increase. We have already seen that it seems just with the SCB funeral. With our inadequate health facilities and the very high rates of diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure in the BVI this has to happen unless we want to be digging mass graves in August and September.

      Why our health facilities are so poor, when the BVI made so much revenue from 1990 to 2009 or so, is a question for the CoI hopefully.
    • The deal (07/04/2021, 10:38) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
      The big deal is that the governments entire plan for re opening the economy is based on getting people to get vaccinated. At this rate we are never going to reopen because these idiots can’t realize the consequences of their words and actions.
  • update (07/04/2021, 09:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZnlC-eUCoo
    • Bacca (07/04/2021, 11:37) Like (29) Dislike (0) Reply
      Our people need to read and comprehend what has been written.
      The hate in this country is real.
      Zann Lewis ask her these questions on VIP radio last night and he says that he knows that Hon. Flax has not taken the vax for sure. How would he know this? There is no Doctor patient confidentiality in this country. He was directed by some one to bring forward these questions.
      Maybe from the outside or the inside. I only hope we could learn to agree to disagree and don’t hate. We can still look after each other.
      The lady has issues to take the vax. Read the article it’s right there. It’s just not the right time for her yet.
      • Styler (07/04/2021, 13:15) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
        Zan is to dam out of order he’s up in everybody sauces except his own... very good answer Hon Flax Charles so many persons has underlined issues
  • The real slim shady (07/04/2021, 09:41) Like (43) Dislike (8) Reply
    Hon. Charles don't mind the noise. You spoke your truth. You were real.

    If an election was to call today you will be head of the game. You stood for yourself and I think many others.

    Why should you jeopardise your health ? You are a representative but you are a person with rights and a family.

    Do not become a martyr .
  • @ @ MINISTER CHARLES (07/04/2021, 09:41) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
    I DON'T KNOW IF YOU BUILT THE ARK BUT THE LADY DAID THAT SHE WANTS TO BE SURE IT IS SAFE TO HAVE IT PUT INTO HER BODY BEFORE SHE ALLOW IT / IS THAT DESERVING OF EVER YOU THINK YOU ARE TO CONDEM HER RIGHT TO TO KNOW THE REAL TRUTH ? ( EVEN THE SO CALLED ( CUBAN WHO HOLLERING SIDE EFFECTS CANNOT TELL YOU WHAT THEY ARE AND IF ANYMORE TO COME LATER
  • Youth (07/04/2021, 10:35) Like (28) Dislike (22) Reply
    Shereen is a waste of time
  • facts (07/04/2021, 10:36) Like (6) Dislike (27) Reply
    Flax Charles only cares about herself
    • Non democratic bvi (07/04/2021, 13:08) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
      If she only cared about herself she would not have said what she did. So she must take it something bad happen to her wha ah you going tell her children and husband. You all are the selfish ones. You elected her but you do not own her. You did not buy her so you cannot tell her she cant have her own opinion. If the messaging fromngovernment was right you all would not feel like if they forcing you to take the vaccine
  • Vg man (07/04/2021, 10:38) Like (6) Dislike (15) Reply
    This girl is too rude. Everything she goes into she mashes it up.
  • Jah is in Control (07/04/2021, 10:39) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    Good news at last !!!!
    Any vaccination obligation is now illegal by default The Council of Europe (not to be confused with the EU), to which all European states except Belarus, Kosovo and the Vatican belong and which is the sponsor of the European Court of Human Rights, ruled on January 27, 2021 in its resolution 2361/2021, among other things, that no one can be vaccinated against their will, under pressure. The 47 Member States are invited to report before vaccination that vaccination is not compulsory and that unvaccinated people should not be discriminated against. Discrimination is also expressly prohibited where there are existing health risks or if a person does not wish to be vaccinated. Vaccine manufacturers are required to publish all information on vaccine safety. With this resolution, the largest human rights organization in Europe has now set standards and obligations, as well as created guidelines under international law, which must be applied by all 47 member states, including including the EU as an organization. Discrimination, for example in the workplace or travel bans for unvaccinated people, are therefore legally excluded. In any legal proceeding, against any authority, any employer, any travel supplier, any housekeeper, etc. https://pace.coe.int/pdf/2e0ee40b5d6c4e2e5df5467478961f7561e651733326667a8259ffe25682ae848428feba12/resolution%202361.pdf
    • Fake News (07/04/2021, 17:06) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Does anyone actually research things for themselves or they just believe it because it was forwarded? This is not legally binding in any of the member states.
  • What a girl (07/04/2021, 10:40) Like (7) Dislike (18) Reply
    This woman speaks to everyone in such a rude tone as if she wants to fight you once you do not do what she says.
  • Ooen (07/04/2021, 10:50) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    Lets just ooen up. As Minister for trade she is totally out of touch qith the private sector. This just shows she hasnt a clue. The new trade commission is the wordt thing ever and will kill free trade and increase cronyism. So over this Govt and their complete BS and I supported them.
  • Rasta Lives (07/04/2021, 11:09) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    some people will be more receptive going to their personal doctor
  • lol (07/04/2021, 11:16) Like (5) Dislike (51) Reply
    Premier needs to give her 72 hours to get vaccinated or fire her
    • Shameful (07/04/2021, 12:28) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply
      Let him go ahead. The dictator in the house. . That's right. No human rights in the BVI
    • ABC (07/04/2021, 14:35) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      Why human so wicked .you all cant read.the lady say she Will take it but not right now .please come of the Lady back .wicked and selfcentered people.
    • @LOL (08/04/2021, 10:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      The way you type shows that you have a wicked, dirty heart and it needs to be cleanse..The devil can't save you ..Only GOD!!! Keep That In Mind...
  • Me (07/04/2021, 11:43) Like (38) Dislike (3) Reply
    Look at St. Maarten.....doing so well with tourism, open borders since June 2020!! They are coexisting with COVID-19, tourism and vaccination quite well. It's all about finding the balance. The Government is too afraid but you cannot run everytime a case is positive. You just have to ensure the protocols in place are working and let like go on. Let the economy make some money. The more the Government refuses to relax the stringent hold, the more people will suffer. They might not catch Covid but they will die from stress in how to feed their families and pay Bill's.
  • soooo (07/04/2021, 11:56) Like (3) Dislike (20) Reply
    what u do for the country so far mam? or plan to do?
  • WEW (07/04/2021, 12:00) Like (4) Dislike (24) Reply
    Waiting for Pfizer or Moderna
  • ta ta (07/04/2021, 12:00) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    I thought them say vino was pro vip and will not print nothing against the government??? Now I see vino is the other newspaper that is truly fair and balanced
  • Mary (07/04/2021, 12:12) Like (4) Dislike (41) Reply
    This is the type of leaders we have in this country...So terrible and shameful. Your Government is pushing people to get vaccinated and you are coming to the public via the press and saying no one can force you to be vaccinated. You may abe correct but shut -up.When we elected you , you promised to serve and to help us by setting an example.
    • money hungry capitalist (07/04/2021, 12:49) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      It's easy to see who will sell out the health and lives of their country for money they could make. Sad truth is, some of those same persons who talking would not give a dime or concern to those who will suffer with, or without vaccine.
    • Down pressing their own (07/04/2021, 18:03) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Mary what do you mean by "This is the type of leaders we have in this country?" IT IS A PERSONAL CHOICE!! What in that you don't get? You know why those followers died in the Jim Jones saga in Guyana many years ago? They were followers and did not think for themselves, allowing that awful man, Jim Jones(modern-day Bill Gates) to give them that poisonous Kool-Aid to drink. IT IS PERSONAL!! You all will get it even though you vaccinate!! Stop acting as if that vaccine is a life saver. It is NOT!!
    • WOW (07/04/2021, 19:26) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      She may have been elected but you did not buy her. She has her rights just like you and all other residents of this Territory
      To ask her to set an example that may endanger her life and health is unconscionable. You people in the bvi are haters. So sad as I love my bvi. She is serving by telling you to educate and then vaccinate
  • Weak minded (07/04/2021, 12:18) Like (33) Dislike (1) Reply
    Have we lost our ability to think?? Do People not understand that there will be some people who will never be able to take this vaccine for health reasons?
    This vaccine does not stop the spread of COVID it only reduces your chance of getting seriously ill. people really want to believe the lie that if you vaccinate COVID will go away forever and life will be back to normal. Please read and do your research.
  • Alot of chute (07/04/2021, 12:19) Like (24) Dislike (2) Reply
    Mrs Flax you on point. It's alot of us out here done our research already and ain't going to be led like sheeps to the slaughter
  • facts (07/04/2021, 12:22) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    Zan was put up by the same party you in to ask that question. Trouble in the camp. They have no respect for women at all
  • Joshua (07/04/2021, 12:28) Like (1) Dislike (16) Reply
    Tell us the truth hon member. You have a right to a measure of privacy but when it comes to your health as a servant of the people paid by the people if you have health issue the people ought to know how fit you are to do your duties. If you don't want to take the vaccine that is your right. But the political ploy people should take it but I will take mine at the later date. Did not the arch enemy of the people already declared that every employer should insist that their employees take the vaccine or get to the back of the line. Hon member you are an employee of the people will you go to the back of the line. Disclose what your illness is so that your employers will know the truth. Or every other employee should not take it and their reasons will be personal. I have health issues but that is not the reason why I not taking it. I just int, pure and simple. And no enemy of the people can get me to the back of the line.
    • A true representative (07/04/2021, 19:21) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      She is not a slave. Not because you say you vote for her mean she have to bare her @** for all you to see. So you are a voter and all elected members should know every detail about your personal life. She is in Tortola more than she is on VG. She answers our calls unlike the other Ministers. Remember she say she attempted three times and was advised against it at this time..she has said she will take it once she has clearance from her doctors. She is a woman of her word. Back off
  • facts (07/04/2021, 13:24) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    St. Maarten scales back

    In an effort to curb the further spread of coronavirus, authorities have decided to scale back the opening hours of nightlife businesses from the current 4:00am to midnight.

    This will go into effect as of Wednesday, April 14, Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunication (TEATT) Ludmila de Weever announced moments ago during the live Council of Ministers press briefing.

    DEVELOPING


    Mervin Hanley @ THG NEWS TODAY
  • we the people (07/04/2021, 14:03) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    Jump high jump low we still voting for flax charles
  • brokes (07/04/2021, 14:04) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Some of ar you so foolish. So when she go to the gynecologist she must tell you all what the doctor say because she elected.?

  • @ CANARY JUDGES (07/04/2021, 14:14) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    AND HERE COMES THE CHOIR OUT AGAIN FLEXING THEIR UNCLEAN MOUTHS / .IF YOU ALL WOULD JUST SIMPLY READ WHAT THE LADY SAID IT WOULD BE SO NICE INSTEAD OF SPEWING OUT ALL THIS VENOM AT HER / AND IF WE ARE DOING TO OUR OWN WHAT CAN WE
    OUTSIDERS EXPECT FROM A PACK OF OF PIRANHAS
  • FEO GOMEZ (07/04/2021, 14:43) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Say it OUT LOUD for the SQUNTS in the back smh. We will take the ostracizing cause WE WILL NEVER TRUST CLEARS agenda. Worst thing you all could have done is attach a wicked clear like Bill Gates name to this vaccination agenda. If it was any other name we all might have been vaccinated by now.

    If Gates come out now and tell me it's AIR that I'm breathing I would tell him he lie and go check for myself.
    • She is a fake a coward (07/04/2021, 15:25) Like (5) Dislike (8) Reply

      Why she don't stand up against couruption bad leadership, bad contracts,.and ask where the stimulus money gone and stand up until she gets a satisfactory answer, or Why this useless badge get so much of tax payers money order nothing,,, those are the real things we need her to stand up against,,, show her true courage,,,,,

  • Now I sorry I took it (07/04/2021, 14:52) Like (33) Dislike (12) Reply
    It took the vaccine for the country, to help us out of this hole, for me, I wouldnt take it,,, But sometimes we have to put country first, above self...I did that.. and to hear an elected representative speak like this. I am truly sorry I took it...
    • @ Now I sorry I took it (07/04/2021, 16:41) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      Somebody come look at this Jarck Arzse
    • disappointed (07/04/2021, 19:15) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      If she take it and dead how would you feel. Remember the same government she is in say it IS NOT MANDATORY. This means you DO NOT have to take it if you dont want to
  • @ Now I sorry I took it (07/04/2021, 15:24) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    You a real a$$.

    You took the vaccine to help the country out a "hole" . I am sure the country will reciprocate and help dig your "hole".

  • Moderator (07/04/2021, 15:24) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    If indeed she has a health condition, she would not have been the first serving legislator to become ill while in office, and heaven forbid, she certainly would not be the last. Elected leader or not, the lady deserves a certain degree of privacy. Give her some space!
  • H (07/04/2021, 15:27) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why all of a sudden this vaccine thing become news acting like a bunch of school children if you don't want to take it then leave it simple
  • Peaches (07/04/2021, 17:42) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sherine you are right! Some of the other elected officials need to be bold as you. Why the hell do you have to take a vaccine because you are an elected official? You are a HUMAN first and foremost. Only you know your business. This is a personal choice. If you don't feel safe taking it, why should you? I hate to hear that slang: DO YOUR PART, VACCINATE, THE OPENING OF OUR ECONOMY IS IN YOUR ARMS! Hon Malone, you need to stop it!! It is a PERSONAL choice. What does the opening of the economy have to do with taking that vaccine for that matter? This government says that they are a praying government, yet all they are doing is depending on the vaccine for economic success. God says that He is the one who gives the power to get wealth. Not a vaccine! You can still catch the virus and transmit it! I am just tired of all the nonsense and the fear-mongering. Stop harassing people. It's our choice. There is so much evidence out there that is so negative towards these vaccines. Why should one risk their lives? Leave people alone! If they expire, throw them in the incinerator and burn them up! There is where they need to be anyway. On top of that, you all hire Zoey and Carl Dawson to be the spoke persons to advertise this vaccine. You all need to stop wasting the taxpayers' money on nonsense because people who are not going to take it WILL NOT take it. Jesus will have to be the one to come down and get the Ant-vaxxers to take it. Leave people alone man. Some of us don't know if we have underlying conditions, we don't know what the outcome maybe if we take it. Some may feel safe because nothing has happened since they took the first dose. But wait until the second dose...
  • leader (07/04/2021, 23:52) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thanks ... finally someone stood up.
    And everything she says is 100 percent facts.

    I’ve always had respect for this woman.
  • BS (08/04/2021, 07:58) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    There are very few health conditions that you can't take it and if its being given to 90 year olds with a host of issues then unless Ms Charles is pregnant she can take it. Total Failure in everything. Very disapointed in you. Just open the country.
  • badmind (08/04/2021, 11:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    They Say Ntn In This World For Free but yet The Vaccines Dishing Out For FREE..these are signs in life of things that you have to be mindful of


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