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‘NDP has destroyed BVI Image, country on a downfall’- Kaream K. Pickering

While a guest on the Honestly Speaking Show with Claude O. Skelton- Cline Kaream K. Pickering shared his vies on the ruling NDP government. Photo: Facebook
Honestly Speaking is aired every Tuesday from 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. on radio Station ZBVI 780 AM and is also live on facebook. Photo: Facebook
Honestly Speaking is aired every Tuesday from 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. on radio Station ZBVI 780 AM and is also live on facebook. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was indeed honestly speaking on Tuesday July 24, 2018, with host and commentator, Claude O. Skelton-Cline, when one of his two guests was young Virgin Islander, Kaream K. Pickering from Long Look, on the eastern end of Tortola.

Mr Pickering enlightened the public about his views on the current National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration. He blasted the Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) for advocating that some information like who gets government contracts should remain private and not be disclosed in the House of Assembly.  

The young resident told the radio host “So that we are not blindsided, Myron is just dressing his talk in pretty language to keep information from us suggesting that we may suffer reputational damage.”

Mr Pickering, who is also a businessman, said with much passion and conviction, “the NDP Government has already destroyed our image and this is why England is cracking down on us. How else would we have known what happened with those contracts at the college for one building?”

Country on a downfall-Pickering

While the show on July 24, 2018 had another guest, Chezley L. Stoddard, Mr. Pickering in his own words passionately and unapologetically appeared to be a resident deeply concern about his country and spoke from the purity of his heart.

He added “Our country is on a downfall because our leaders are not leading. They care about themselves only and people are afraid to speak out because they have mortgages and other bills to pay. Hence, they can’t speak out as I am, because I have something to fall back on.”

When asked by Skelton-Cline, if he is concerned about victimisation ,the Long Look resident noted, “The only backup I need is God. We were once the gem in the Caribbean and now we are the laughing stock. Imagine we are using the U.S. dollar and yet we are behind everyone else. How is that? Bad management. We are not supposed to be here asking England for money. They are eager to get their hands on the 300 million pound guarantee not to help but to give out contracts to their friends.”

Honestly Speaking radio talk show is aired every Tuesday from 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. on radio Station ZBVI 780 AM and is also live on facebook.

9 Responses to “‘NDP has destroyed BVI Image, country on a downfall’- Kaream K. Pickering”

  • ... (26/07/2018, 11:52) Like (25) Dislike (10) Reply
    yea yea pico tell them
  • Lb (26/07/2018, 13:38) Like (20) Dislike (52) Reply
    If only anything said on these shows were supported by facts and not just empty rants and opinions, then I could fully support people like young Pickering. The BVI is by far not the laughing stock of anywhere! Our Tourism product is still the top of the food chain in the region despite the hurricanes. Our financial services were the top as well, until UK passed down their laws to not only BVI but other jurisdictions. Our standard of living is still one of the highest in the world and that's why people leave their countries to come here. YES we have internal issues, overspending in many areas, cronyism...but not any different than any other small nation. All those other Caribbean countries are far worse in those areas than we are. The only difference is that they don't jump on every news site and social media platform and hate on their own people for the world to see. Ralph Gonsalve practically hand picked his son to succeed a so-called democracy! Premier's all over accused of rape and giving contracts to their supporters and greed. But somehow we want to make it seem like it is just us, or that we are worse than anywhere else. Empty Barrels make the most noise. Yes we want better for our country every step of the way. But just spewing off at the mouth every minute because "meen fraid nobody" is very reckless, dangerous and in many ways causing more damage than doing good. That's why I cant rally behind this passionate young man, and the other one who held the march and many others who just ray-raying because they can.
    • ViPhreak (27/07/2018, 16:46) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      I wonder what world you live in . As we stand right now what we have to offer tourist. Our finances is being reported on by our own FS as being in shambles . Standard of living ,or high cost of living , NO consumer protection , NO one looking out for the small man in this country , NO justification or accountability for the tax payers money. Yet if anyone speaks out ,people like you ready to bash and state that there not talking without facts. What facts you have to back up your Rants and Claims , different to what they letting you read in the news. Come on we need to stop being crabs in a bucket and start speaking out more in our own country, so things can change , for betterment of everyone here .
    • Realist (29/07/2018, 09:10) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Dear sir I am a prominent British Virgin islander and I can tell you for a fact we do not have an A1 tourist product and never had one nor has our financial services been one of the best in the region. BVI is not and will never be on the scale of Cayman Islands or Bermuda or Barbados for that matter. Tourism wise St. Kitts is one of the up and coming countries in cruise tourism and when it comes to travel access and social services programs we are no where in the regional ratings. We are the only caribbean country without top notch recognizable hotels in the region. Stop listening to the propaganda the politicians send out about our economy. BVI was on the verge of collapse before Irma. If anything Irma came to save the BVI. People only come here for the US dollars. I applaud Mr. Pickering for his bravery and if you cannot support the other guy with the march then you did not understand the message he was trying to bring out. Essentially you are saying you support a government who does not want to be held accountable for their actions. Ask your self this question. Can you support a government that cannot tell you what is the financial position of the country nor can produce financial accounts for 8 years nor can borrow money to accelerate the country's recovery?.
  • Nelle (26/07/2018, 16:12) Like (22) Dislike (3) Reply
    Well said Picko am so proud of you. Not afraid to speak out you is a trued BV Islander. A Long Look me come from.
  • BRAD BOYNES (26/07/2018, 16:32) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
    @LB.. you don the average to rally around the thing man . He has a constitutional eight room pixels his opinion. If it offends so be it. The VI need a dam shake up. Nowl Lloyd voiced his opinion.
    • Lb (27/07/2018, 09:28) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
      Don't I also have a right to voice my opinion? Or is it only the loud people who ain't fraid nobody who allowed to voice theirs? Why the minute you oppose someones views it is a crime? Because I don't agree with your opinion means I am offended? Yall too damn easily offended! Learn to accept opposing opinions and critiques without getting personal!
  • chad (26/07/2018, 16:47) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    As Virgin Islander we need to talk up . I believe what you say you cannot leave here and it have those how can leave so you have to fight for what is right is your county I agree with you .
  • Jessy (26/07/2018, 21:33) Like (22) Dislike (6) Reply
    Anyone that lives in the BVI and disagrees with what this young man said is definitely in favour of corruption! As people we tend to be bias in our thinking. Even if it is your family one should be unbiased about your thinking especially when it comes to the country.

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