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Opposition lacks support - Patricia M. Romney

- daughter of former Chief Minister Cyril B. Romney said she is not ready for a political career
Businesswoman Patricia M. Romney believes the Opposition should be treated with more respect by Government and the electorate. Photo: VINO/File
Director of Operations of Romney Associates Consultants (ROMASCO), Patricia M. Romney (right), seen here with Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) and Director of Finance Marnie Romney (left), said she has no intentions at this time of pursuing a political career. Photo: Provided
Director of Operations of Romney Associates Consultants (ROMASCO), Patricia M. Romney (right), seen here with Minister for Communications and Works Hon Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) and Director of Finance Marnie Romney (left), said she has no intentions at this time of pursuing a political career. Photo: Provided
Karia J. Christopher, host of Real Talk on CBN Channel 51. Photo: Provided
Karia J. Christopher, host of Real Talk on CBN Channel 51. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Patricia M. Romney aka Patti, Director of Operations at the ROMASCO Group and Managing Director at the new car dealership Tortola Auto Group (TAG), publicly stated that she is one person that holds the Opposition in high regards, despite the party in power, arguing that the Oppositions is not usually given enough support by the electorate and the ruling party.

“I don’t believe that the electorate gives enough consideration to the Opposition and the role that they have…. It’s a tough job to keep the government in check especially if they cannot influence what the final outcome is going to be, but I feel it is the responsibility to support the Opposition if they are really looking out for the interest of the country. It is about checks and balances,” stated Ms Romney.

Ms Romney, the daughter of the late Chief Minister Cyril B. Romney, was the first woman to be featured on Karia J. Christopher’s ten-week’ television Real Talk programme designed to honour outstanding women in the Virgin Islands (VI). The show is being run under the theme: “BVI’s 10 most inspirational and inspiring women.”

The show had its first airing last night December 20, 2016 on CBN Channel 51 when Christopher announced that she received overwhelming votes for Ms Romney, making her the 1st to be featured. The discourse took on a very candid format where neither of the women felt the need to hold back on any topic.

Not ready to take on political career

Politics was one of the topics and, in addition to sharing her views of support to the Opposition in the House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands, Romney asserted that she is not ready to take up a political career.

She said she has been approached many times and had given it thought but has made the conscious decision of focusing primarily on her business, especially the one year old car dealership; Tortola Auto Group (TAG).

“My father (Cyril B. Romney) passed nine years ago and the mantle was passed. My mom is still there in full support and she makes sure that my attention does not slide from that [business] being my first and foremost focus,” Ms Romney.

In another line of the candid discourse, host of the programme Mrs Karia J. Christopher asked Ms Romney about her thoughts on the so called ‘culture of victimisation’ that hinders freedom of speech in the Virgin Islands.

“Does victimization exist? Yes it does but it is not exclusive to Tortola or the BVI. You go throughout the Caribbean and you’ll see the same problems that we face. Obviously, the bigger the country the less focus on an individual.”

Ms Romney, however, took time to give ‘kudos’ to persons who have refused to stoop to the pangs of vicitimisation and step forward to say what they have to.

16 Responses to “Opposition lacks support - Patricia M. Romney”

  • yes (21/12/2016, 11:39) Like (34) Dislike (5) Reply
    Ms Romney I could HUG YOU NOW! People need to stop making excuses and get over it, it's a small island and it is what it is, tough shit, life goes on!

    “Does victimization exist? Yes it does but it is not exclusive to Tortola or the BVI. You go throughout the Caribbean and you’ll see the same problems that we face. Obviously, the bigger the country the less focus on an individual.”
  • ccc (21/12/2016, 11:46) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    She is dam right
  • BamBam (21/12/2016, 13:01) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    election just start
  • great (21/12/2016, 13:22) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Excellent show! Mad respect for you Patti.
  • musa (21/12/2016, 13:51) Like (1) Dislike (25) Reply
    one more lay out hen talk talk talk is free
    • @ musa (22/12/2016, 08:59) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Jezz you people complain about even the dead. She is chatting but its things with substance
  • lon (21/12/2016, 14:47) Like (17) Dislike (4) Reply
    now this is the real politician to take on Cyril's legacy..Go Girl excellent interview
  • POPE (21/12/2016, 16:00) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    I hope she runs she speaking
  • Nice (21/12/2016, 18:15) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    I'm glad the show us back on. Great format, excellent interview skills and real questions. I'm excited to see the next guest.
  • Santa sent me! (21/12/2016, 18:58) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Always appreciate Patti for her straight shooting, upfront, direct, and honest talk. You have my vote whenever you're ready, as long as I am alive. Nuff Respect!

    On other Topic:

    Online now checking out VINO Cartoon - Hilarious! That little-baby blue mouth piece just suit he. Should of put him in diapers though. LOL!
    • NDP voter (21/12/2016, 19:48) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Hahaha you didn't have to go turn any Stones this time you just had to turn one of your own
  • Jamdown (21/12/2016, 19:59) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    interview nice patti..To di worl'
  • son of the soil (21/12/2016, 20:15) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    As it stands now the currrent government may have to be put to rest.
  • question (21/12/2016, 21:48) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    It would be a rather thoughtful and nice idea to put up the link of the https://www.previouslyairedshow.christopher/romney/show for those of us that didn't see it, or that would like to see it again. Thank you.
  • Optomistic (22/12/2016, 08:39) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Finally a well educated business person who talks reality, not bulls---t. The BVI needs to be run business like, transparent and that is what has happened in the USA with Trump. Those who do not like him, just watch what happens in the next 4 years. Ms Romney, reconsider maybe you can change the BVI


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