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'I'm going to dump the mask when I'm getting ready to talk'- Hon Malone

- GIS technical glitch leaks audio to thousands during online COVID-19 update
In leaked audio that has since been deleted off the Facebook page of the Government Information Service (GIS) in the Virgin Islands (VI), Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone was caught discussing plans to ditch his 'face mask' when announcing the territory's 8th COVID-19 case. Photo: GIS/Facebook
While Premier Andrew A. Fahie has always kept his mask on during COVID-19 broadcasts, this is not the first time that Health Minister, Hon Carvin Malone has removed his. Earlier in the week at a Tuesday, May 12, 2020, press conference with the media, the Minister asked for an excuse to do the same. Photo: GIS/File
While Premier Andrew A. Fahie has always kept his mask on during COVID-19 broadcasts, this is not the first time that Health Minister, Hon Carvin Malone has removed his. Earlier in the week at a Tuesday, May 12, 2020, press conference with the media, the Minister asked for an excuse to do the same. Photo: GIS/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In leaked audio that has since been deleted off the Facebook page of the Government Information Service (GIS) in the Virgin Islands (VI), Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone was caught discussing plans to ditch his 'face mask' when announcing the Territory's 8th COVID-19 case.

During the pre-broadcast when social media pages would usually go live to gather viewers, the Minister is heard in discussion with a member of the GIS technical team, however, was unaware that the audio was being transmitted.

Technical glitch 

"Ya ready?" a male voice said in the background. 

"I am ready whenever you are ready," Hon Malone responded in a reassuring tone.

The audio then pauses for a moment, as the online audience anticipated the start of the official broadcast. 

However, in more leaked background audio, Hon Malone is heard talking about his plans to ditch his mask. 

"I'm going to dump the mask when I'm getting ready to talk," he said. 

"I know people don't like...' before the audio abruptly cuts. 

Moments later, the official broadcast starts with the Minster in mask but then proceeds to remove it ahead of his presentation. 

Good example?

While the GIS audio is one that was leaked, it should be noted that the scenario came at a time when Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has been strictly advocating the general public to wear a mask while in a public setting, warning that laws may soon come to make it mandatory. 

The public has also been holding those in high authority, such as police officers, to wear their masks while in service in keeping with the premier's 'no mask, no service' mantra.  

However, while Hon Fahie has always kept his mask on during COVID-19 broadcasts, this is not the first time the Health Minister, Hon Malone, has removed his. Earlier in the week at a Tuesday, May 12, 2020, press conference with the media, Hon Malone asked for an excuse to do the same.

“Good afternoon everyone... If you don’t mind, I will shift my mask. I see the Permanent Secretary looking at me with eyes, but I'm going to put her on the spot,” Hon Malone said, noting that his team has gained vast experience through the pandemic. 

At the same press conference, Premier Fahie had prevented a reporter from removing his mask to ask a question, urging him to put on the mask and leave it on.

43 Responses to “'I'm going to dump the mask when I'm getting ready to talk'- Hon Malone”

  • SMH (16/05/2020, 10:36) Like (20) Dislike (27) Reply
    That's like someone saying they're going to remove the condom before intercourse
  • An Ounce of Prevention... (16/05/2020, 10:46) Like (8) Dislike (7) Reply
    Talking Can Generate Coronavirus Droplets That Linger Up to 14 Minutes

    A new study shows how respiratory droplets produced during normal conversation may be just as important in transmitting disease, especially indoors.

    Read here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/14/health/coronavirus-infections.html
    • Intel. Analysis (16/05/2020, 21:38) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
      I watched a Congressional debate/inquiry in the US this week. Members of Congress were all wearing masks and gloves. When it came to some Members to speak, they lower or removed their mask. No one complained. It was not an issue. Suppose the Minister did not speak about removing his mask but did so when it was his term to address the Nation would that have made the news? In fact, other persons did remove their mask while when they spoke in other Press Conferences. This so call leak is a good indication which should remind the powers that be of the trustworthyness of the people around them.
    • nonsense (17/05/2020, 11:23) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Do your own research
  • Issa setup (16/05/2020, 10:48) Like (45) Dislike (2) Reply
    Covid 19 means

    C. certificate
    O. of
    V. vaccination
    ID
    19. Started in 2019
    • Eagle Eye (16/05/2020, 14:42) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
      @issa setup. You ain't no fool at all, very smart thinking unlike others. You have broken their covid19 code, GENIUS BRAINS.
    • guy hill (17/05/2020, 09:54) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
      Isaac setup... you are plagiarizing what I wrote some time back. Hmm
      • Fran (18/05/2020, 10:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ Guy Hill, so no two people can think alike? I stated certain things years ago that people are saying now. As long as it can benefit our islands, I don't care if 100 people repeated it. Relax, you don't own the only thinking process here.
    • Peaches (18/05/2020, 12:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Carvin you right!!! Don't follow what the Premier doing! Sweating profusely while speaking.
  • N.W.O (16/05/2020, 10:50) Like (52) Dislike (3) Reply
    All these guys got an agenda to push so my advice to you is “Practice media distancing”
  • The Empire (16/05/2020, 10:51) Like (40) Dislike (5) Reply
    These face mask represents the new world order takeover and they’ve program the sheep’s to put a mask on to support the cause, psychological warfare
  • ccc (16/05/2020, 10:52) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    Open mic not good
  • NezRez (16/05/2020, 11:17) Like (9) Dislike (8) Reply
    The young Lady standing next to him should have a big complaint. He is not far away from her not to be wearing a mask, and as a Health Minister, he should know much better. Plus he is speaking spraying spit and droplets on the microphone. OMG! that is the way the others will catch it when they go to speak. Dear Health Minister, this is unacceptable and the other speakers should insist on their own protection. I was with you until you pulled this stunt. We can hear you clearly when you are wearing the mask, so why are you endangering the others???
    • eyes (16/05/2020, 15:29) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
      Mr premier you will have to bell that Cat,he is getting over his head he must be thought to lead by example ,do as i say but he do as he feels. Not good.
  • Ghost (16/05/2020, 11:24) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
    Plz note that the wearing of the mask is to protect each other for persons “can” be asymptomatic when speaking and the virus can also be spread this way.. hence the reason also for social distancing.. I have seen leaders in the US giving information to the public all using the same mic and not wearing a mask but they are socially distanced from each other . E.g Fauci, the epidemiologist etc.. I’ve also seen them sitting at the same table but again socially distanced.. so I say if Min. Malone takes off his mask to speak to the public in such a setting and he’s socially distanced enough from others in speaking or in the event he coughs or sneezes, I don’t see anything wrong with not having it on.. what I would say is that if sharing the same mic another person they need to make sure their mouth doesn’t touch the mic and to socially distance when the other is speaking to decrease the potential risk to each other..also if any of them know that they are sick with any of the possible symptoms of the virus (though it doesn’t have to be the virus) they should 100% wear a mask or better yet stay home / see a doctor..
    • @ghost (16/05/2020, 11:47) Like (26) Dislike (0) Reply
      Take off that TV, you’ll thank me later
    • The Detective (16/05/2020, 12:46) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
      Virus on a plane or Boat cant spread so rapidly and be so destructive in 3 months...Virus from inocent to innocent people cant spread this rapidly..This is an Organized Crime.. How could this virus spread so rapidly in old people home killing 90% of them, most of whom are bed or room restricted,,.. Why China where it started the most populated country in the world have this few deaths..? Why China is the only world economy thats doing good rite now... These American billionaires with their plan to decrease world population through viruses as a profitable business adventure, make most their money in China,..Thank God its not Obama in Power...We will be taking vaccine all now.. make no mistake the vaccine is there.. God gave us Trump for a reason..
    • Burn de Masks (16/05/2020, 12:52) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
      They are trying to kill us slowly...Masks, Tests Vaccine all with viruses.. The few common sense people who can see it are been redicule by a soociety of Sheep....Laughing and dancing their way to the slaughter house..
      • @Burn de Masks (16/05/2020, 13:26) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
        Facts^^ I don’t even bother with them no more, ain’t got time to engage with people who live inside a bubble anymore, they put their lives in the government’s hands I put my life in my own hands
  • Oh Boy.. (16/05/2020, 12:29) Like (10) Dislike (8) Reply
    Why the mask if he is not comfortable? Trump never wore a mask..He knows lot more than we do.. He is surrounded with bad people that trying to take him out.. This Dr Fucci. Criminal works for World health organiztion Bill gates warren buffet.. U all aint no warren buffet and bill gates own a mask company in China and making billions,.. Covid 19 is the code for the vaccine they already have a vaccine ready to control us but they are afraid of Trump.. Trump stands in their way, of killing most of us..He is onto their plan . Trump done make it clear he dont want no China Vaccine.. He must know something we dont know...Now they are pushing a second waive, . Another fear strategy, thats their way of marketing their mask and test kits..Trump done say he dont want no china vaccine.. Remember when Ebola came on the scene Oboma gave them 300 billion and Ebolo disappear before they find a vaccine..Trump is not Obama.. Trump is a billionire just like them, he knows what they are upto,.... Want to kill off the people.. We need go thank God for Trump..
    • @oh boy (16/05/2020, 13:44) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
      If that’s your point about the mask why enforce a mask policy on the people when all of us ain’t comfortable in the mask, getting lack of air and oxygen in the mask, elderly people fainting in the mask, I think he should keep the mask on till he drop down or change this ridiculousness
    • Shs (16/05/2020, 22:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Is this F**y having another addled brained rant about total bs and defending the evil sick mass murderer in the big house in u.s?
    • Big Slick Willie (17/05/2020, 12:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yep. Somebody here is getting adequate oxygen to the brain and other organs.
  • 007 (16/05/2020, 12:33) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    Its ok to not have a mask on once you are not within 6 ft of people. Those are the guidelines. The podium is far enough away from the reporters to be at a safe distance.
  • lol (16/05/2020, 12:41) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lordy Carvin keep your mask over your mouth because that same mouth going to get you in trouble, SEE NOW?
  • Trump (16/05/2020, 13:50) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    Tramp mentality
    • @ TRUMP (17/05/2020, 15:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Do yout research you would see thst its Trimp that have us alive
  • resident (16/05/2020, 15:16) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    He been watching too many of Trump press briefings. He talk like him now he acting like him!!! Mind you Sir we not Democrat and Republican we NDP 1 day and VIP the next. We shift like the weather. Come good! Come clean!!
  • GIS (16/05/2020, 16:38) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    The persons producing this production should be Terminated. All microphones should be mute until the count down
  • Kitchen Table focus Group (16/05/2020, 17:24) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Second FAUX PAS Mr. Health MINISTER.
  • Ask the commissioner (16/05/2020, 18:14) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    There is no law on the books that says I must wear a mask: when the governor make his public presentation, the first ting the Governor do is remove his mask, wipes of the podium then begin making his remarks(play the tape) the local black man removed his mask and world war 3 starts..what a crowd!!
  • Bobthebuilder (16/05/2020, 19:09) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    TBH that flimsy paper mask aint gonna do much good.

    But you should set an example. I got mine in territory colors.
  • Message to Premier (16/05/2020, 21:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr Premier please remember there are people with health conditions which are made worse when their breathing is restricted... when we out here trying to enforce a death penalty on others. That mask makes me feeling like I'm passing out when i try to talk in it.
  • PLEASR DO SIR !!! (17/05/2020, 06:07) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    the mask suffocating , you ae supposed to exchange gases not recycle them you breathing out carbon dioxide and we breathing it back in..... this is preposterous !!!

    we following WHO advice but if we truly know who controlling WHO we going run like mad
    • @PLEASR SIR (17/05/2020, 15:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      If we truly kno who control WHO we will run like Mad... Tell them again.. If you kno who control WHO.? Hmmm. Serious thing..
  • Honestly (17/05/2020, 12:26) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    I look at this as one person having an idea and be like, what I say goes and that’s it. Not everyone is gonna feel the same about an idea. The only thing is that the country doesn’t have the facilities should a big outbreak happens.
  • ReX FeRal (17/05/2020, 15:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It has some chickens in the bread pan picking out the dough.
  • freshair (17/05/2020, 17:48) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    https://www.theblaze.com/news/former-neurosurgeon-masks-ineffective
  • counsel (19/05/2020, 07:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I believe that people have free speech rights, but there are conseqences to pay when we use our freedom of speecg rights to attack others and talk ignorantly and arrogantly in an effort to score talking points. If you can't help up, don't attempull down other. who is or sre hindering you from rising above base level?


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