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'NDP just talking, talking, talking!' - Caller

-Female caller demands more time to ask questions from listeners; tells NDP panelists to stop dominating the radio programme
The programme, chaired last evening by Mr Trefor A. Grant, had on its panel Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith and Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn. Photo: VINO/File
It was obvious to the public that the caller was referring to the recent incident that occurred between former legislator Ms Eileene L. Parsons and senior Virgin Islands Party (VIP) member Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) at the opening ceremony of Farmers’ Week recently. Photo: VINO/File
It was obvious to the public that the caller was referring to the recent incident that occurred between former legislator Ms Eileene L. Parsons and senior Virgin Islands Party (VIP) member Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) at the opening ceremony of Farmers’ Week recently. Photo: VINO/File
BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI – During the National Democratic Party’s (NDP) Government radio show aired live last night February 16, 2015 it took a bold caller to put the clip on the mouths of the legislators who took 75% of the one hour programme to babble about things heard from them and seen on their websites everyday as opposed to allowing persons to call in with their concerns.

The programme, chaired last evening by Mr Trefor A. Grant, had on its panel Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith, Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn and two House of Assembly back benchers Honourable Delores Christopher (R5) and Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6).

While the female caller, who without being disrespectful, told the panelists that it was time for them to zip it and allow listeners to participate by calling in, she also asked the Premier why the West End Post Office was closed but received no answer as a few supporters of the NDP called in and took over the ‘babbling/long talking beat’ that quickly dissolved the remaining time left on the programme.

Parsons’ nasty comment to Hon Fahie justifiable?

Persons who subsequently made several calls to this news site expressed disdain and disgust at one caller who called on ‘the person’ to apologise for making public a nasty comment recently.

It was obvious to the public that the caller was referring to the recent incident that occurred between former legislator Ms Eileene L. Parsons and senior Virgin Islands Party (VIP) member Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) at the opening ceremony of Farmers’ Week recently.

Ms Parsons had allegedly used the ‘F’ word as Honourable Fahie attempted to publicly greet her as he did everyone else, including the Ministers of Government present.

On the radio programme the caller said, “The person who took that message out in the street he needs to apologise to the people of the British Virgin Islands. A private conversation should not have gone further than a private conversation, which he interfered with the woman…… he has no right going to that woman knowing what he has done….”

“Well Ms caller since you took up all the remaining time so we couldn’t call in let me tell you this… When Hon Fahie said what he said at his meeting he had every right to say so, you obviously don’t listen to the HoA to hear the ugly things those very people you defending say to the Opposition. Politics is a nasty game that you seem not to have a clue of so shut your… and go sit down. Now, I am angry at you for what you said so I just reacted. Everybody in the VI can cuss some bad word because left right and centre our leaders telling us that it’s ok to use bad word when you vex and I blasted vex with you,” said one person who contacted this news site following the radio show.

“Actions speak louder than words and I was in a row behind Eileene Parsons, VINO please don’t put no Ms or OBE after her name in my comment because I lost all respect for her, like I say I was a row right behind her and everyone sitting with me heard that lady loud and clear so I don’t know what you saying. You (caller) are obviously a crony, and her actions also spoke volumes,” continued the caller.

“Everybody can cuss now VINO, when we vex let we cuss because it is now legal and ok according to them, man woman and child can just cuss because we all get angry sometime or the other, BVI now the cussing territory because it’s OK, not me say so our government people say so.”

18 Responses to “'NDP just talking, talking, talking!' - Caller ”

  • i from here (17/02/2015, 08:59) Like (33) Dislike (3) Reply
    Yawn!
  • weed (17/02/2015, 09:08) Like (19) Dislike (47) Reply
    NDP on there last stands
  • car key (17/02/2015, 09:12) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    All thoes silly stage call last nighy
    • the rock (18/02/2015, 01:24) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      so why did the vip supporters not call inn, guess u would say the ndp blocked them too!
  • Truth (17/02/2015, 09:53) Like (16) Dislike (11) Reply
    I did not hear the talk show, but wrong is wrong, Ms. P, persons sitting close by did hear what you said. But face it Ms. P is so rude and stubborn that we all know that she is not going to apologise. But what gets me is that the Premeir condoning her behavior instead of asking her to apologise or he himself apologizing. This is the kind of thing everyone is seeing young and old. Lack of respect, is this a good example we setting for our kids. Dr. Smith is better you had blame her behavior on the RUM and apologise cause this persuaded even more people NOT to vote for NDP.
  • ooooo (17/02/2015, 10:15) Like (18) Dislike (11) Reply
    all they does be doing is chatting a bunch ah hogwash and having their supporters calling in to give praises...it's like a rehersal all planned out
  • vip (17/02/2015, 10:21) Like (16) Dislike (50) Reply
    The NDP developed a bad word culture. First it was ronnie blazing some under elmo stoutt then turned around and cuss in the house. Then pow blazed some at the auditor general. Now miss p blazed some under andrew. THIS IS A CULRE OF DISRESPECT!
    • ooooo (17/02/2015, 13:10) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
      how you forgot to mention how the new chairman of the TRC was encouraged to use nasty words?
  • Yes (17/02/2015, 10:22) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
    Just look at the debel eyes just look at um!!!!
  • ???? (17/02/2015, 10:34) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    I wonder why the NDP aint had miss P on radio since farmer's week? Them fraid she cuss on radio?
  • local man (17/02/2015, 11:06) Like (52) Dislike (4) Reply
    all ndp is is talk and broken promises
  • weed (17/02/2015, 11:53) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    kudos Harris
  • record (17/02/2015, 12:25) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    If the VIP have a record to run on they will win so let's see what their record was before they were defeated.If they had a record they would still be in power,so let's see what record they will be campaigning on this election.May be they have to join a collision Gov like St Kitts,stay tuned my people.
  • facts man (18/02/2015, 01:15) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    After doing nothing for three long years one must talk their way out of the issues its call politics my friends
  • SAHRA PARLIN (20/02/2015, 23:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The reason for the NDP childish, bigoted outburst and subsequent double-down on their intemperate remarks is obvious: they have no political future, so trying all they can to remain in the sportlight


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