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Joseph M. Rosan frustrated with lack of urgency from Labour Ministry

- alleged being threatened, referred to as a stalker
The ongoing dispute between Enriquito Rymer (left) and Joseph Mathieu Rosan (right) seems to be never ending with the latter claiming that he is still awaiting justice and he is concerned that there seems to be no urgency on the part of the authorities to bring the matter to a close. Photo: Facebook/File
Rosan had taken the case to the Labour Department after which it was sent to the Ministry of Labour for the Minister’s attention. He is now awaiting word as to when his case will be heard by a tribunal within the Ministry. Photo: VINO/File
Rosan had taken the case to the Labour Department after which it was sent to the Ministry of Labour for the Minister’s attention. He is now awaiting word as to when his case will be heard by a tribunal within the Ministry. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The ongoing dispute between Enriquito Rymer and Joseph Mathieu Rosan seems to be never ending with the latter claiming that he is still awaiting justice and he is concerned that there seems to be no urgency on the part of the authorities to bring the matter to a close.

Rosan is alleging wrongful dismissal after he was fired from the ensemble Quito and the Edge as a drummer. He is alleging that his firing came as a result of a disagreement that arose after he made a Facebook post about Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) and the Tortola Pier Park project.

Rosan had taken the case to the Labour Department after which it was sent to the Ministry of Labour for the Minister’s attention. He is now awaiting word as to when his case will be heard by a tribunal within the Ministry.

“Apparently, there seems to be no urgency or priority to justice in the BVI. I have sought justice through legal protocol, many times for wrong perpetrated against me in this country, to no avail. It almost feels like the only way to get justice in this country is to take it yourself,” he said.

“However, that would be against the law and my moral philosophy. It is not the way I do things. The apparent consistent lack of adherence to legal and ethical protocol, by the competent entities for justice in this country I feel, ultimately threatens the general stability of this country. When a request for lawful intervention seems to have been ignored, it sends the wrong message and at some point it may lead to the negativity. History has shown us this,” he said.

“I must say for the record that I am not at all surprised with the way my request for intervention for wrongful dismissal by Enriquito  Rymer is being handled by the Minister of and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour. The one thing you learn very early as a BVI-Lander living in the BVI is that you do not matter unless you conform to the status quo. I am not at all surprised at how I am being treated by the Minister of and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour,” he said.

Called a stalker for following up on his matter

Rosan said that he would like the Minister and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour to understand that the record will show that he had submitted a legitimate claim to the Labour Department who subsequently forwarded the same claim to the Minister in accordance with section 26(3) of the labour laws of the Virgin Islands.

“I have not received an official update from the Minister of or the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour after twenty-one-days. Section 28 stipulates twenty-one for the Minister to resolve the matter. I have following the twenty-one days, on several occasions pursued a formal update from the Ministry, to no avail. I was instead told by a member of staff of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour that I am a stalker. I simply requested a following up and clarity on the next step,” he said.

Threats

Rosan said that he has received what he referred to as threats to get him to drop the issue.

“Additionally, I have received several threats to leave the matter alone. Imagine that, a man wrongfully dismissed me from work, I have not gotten severance pay and I am expected to leave the matter alone. I was told by several persons to leave it alone because, according to them, ‘you will get hurt’. I have even been told that ‘they will put a bullet in you’” he said.

He said that Enriquito Rymer created a situation that he needs to fix. “Instead, he looking for a war where he walks away with clean hands. He needs to speak the truth instead of giving people the wrong information. He knows that he owes me severance pay,” Mr Rosan said.

'Quito' Rymer in a letter to the Labour Department had called the entire episode a waste of his time and threatened legal action if Rosan continued to "defame" his character.

21 Responses to “Joseph M. Rosan frustrated with lack of urgency from Labour Ministry”

  • next (06/05/2016, 08:32) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    Yaawwwnn.
  • enough (06/05/2016, 09:05) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    well sah mattie aint easy
  • LMAOOOOO (06/05/2016, 09:14) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Referred to as a Stalker....LOL....well..ummm...yea!
  • Just Say (06/05/2016, 09:34) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    You need an independent board for this one son! Don’t you know how to connect the dots in this place just? Loss case…
  • wize up (06/05/2016, 09:36) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    can you say child mother!!!!!
  • qc (06/05/2016, 10:18) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
    Mattie vs NDP mattie will loose as dem people wicked
  • Smart Move (06/05/2016, 10:21) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    why he don't get his lawyer sister to represent him?
  • Tomas (06/05/2016, 11:37) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Mattie just need all the attention again and again. What happened to his crutches. Do anything to keep in the lime light, he should learn his lesson and go quietly.
  • i from here (06/05/2016, 12:07) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    We warn you that you're wasting your time with that Department but I guess you think your last name have lots of power!

    A Rosan last name have power ? NOT !!!

    The amount of times that name get caught up on the wrong side, it ain't worth cow sh*t!
  • The Facts (06/05/2016, 12:49) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    Keep fighting for your rights Mattie
  • Hmmm (06/05/2016, 13:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    At least you get your case forwarded to the Minister for review. I know someone who have been waiting for over 4 years for their case to go to the Minister and not even a reply from the Labour Commissioner, nothing, no matter how they push, they even hired a lawyer still zero, zero, zero,....Lord the Commissioner didn't even reply to the lawyer. My boy leave it in the Lord hands it ain't worth the frustration, the Lord don't sleep.
  • i rest my case (06/05/2016, 14:38) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    isn't quito a rhymer? isn't the boss of labour dept a rhymer?
    • Just Say (06/05/2016, 16:01) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      To i rest my case, connecting the dots; he will learn, just leave him.
    • Not just a Rhymer (06/05/2016, 16:10) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      She is Quito x wife.
      what a thing to tell the KING and the QUEEN going want to know also.
    • Yessuh (06/05/2016, 21:56) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Spell it out boss. Dem marrid.
  • Mercy me (06/05/2016, 21:59) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    He went to wifey to complain! Lmao! Dwl!
  • Boo (08/05/2016, 20:34) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I think Mattie goose done cook on this one. Neeexxxxxt!
  • Togetherness (11/05/2016, 23:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    U were fired, move on, take a pill and sleep it off
  • Just Curious (12/05/2016, 19:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mattie I suggest you fight your case until the wheel break off the axle. If you believe you were wrongly dismissed then use all legal means necessary to get a resolution. If you are a BVIslander and is being treated so my your own, then God have mercy on those who are not from here and is unable to fight the powers that be.


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