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Live by the character of a Virgin Islander says Cromwell Smith

August 31st, 2012 | Tags: Umoja cromwell smith Virgin Islander
Host of the Umoja Talk Show programme Cromwell Smith aka Edju En Ka, feels that we should live by the character of a Virgin Islander. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Continuing their discussion from last week’s programme on the topic of self-determination and what it means to be an indigenous Virgin Islander, hosts of the Umoja show expressed that there seemed to exist a fear of some sort that prevented the discussion of the issue.

The programme, aired last evening, August 30, 2012 on a local radio station, explored the existence of class struggles in society among other issues. 

Host Cromwell Smith, aka, Edju En Ka, spoke of the definition of being a Virgin Islander being different from the one he had offered on the last show as opposed to the one that many had decided to illustrate. 

“The thrust of our discussion [was] within the context of self-determination and unity…trying to use words that bring us together as opposed to words that divide us,” he said. Explaining that this was the frame in which he had spoken about being a true Virgin Islander.

“Going towards self-determination I think it is better for us that we recognize the contributions of our Caribbean brothers in the BVI and bond together to add that to the cause of the BVI.” Smith proposed.

He added that there are many ways to become a Virgin Islander as is provided for by the Constitution and however one manages to become a Virgin Islander it is important to take on the character of what a Virgin Islander is supposed to be and to live by that character.

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