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Outsiders have brought some 'nasty habits'- Hon Archibald C. Christian

- shames outsiders bent on littering; called on the RVIPF to take stronger action
Territorial Member of the House of Assembly Honourable Archibald C. Christian has slammed persons who come to the Virgin Islands and contribute to the destruction of its natural beauty by littering. Photo: VINO/File
"Madam Speaker I think that persons are taking for granted what this little territory means to our economy. I think I have to be more bold in what I'm trying to convey here. It may not come across comfortable for some people but the truth has to be told," he said. Photo: VINO/File
"I am seeing our economy under threat by this practice that we have of not ensuring that we keep the Virgin Islands clean. It had to be the responsibility of every person living and working in the BVI," Hon Christian said. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Territorial Member of the House of Assembly Honourable Archibald C. Christian has slammed persons who come to the Virgin Islands and contribute to the destruction of its natural beauty by littering and having utter disregard for the preservation of the environment.

He was speaking yesterday evening November 2, 2015 during the Fourth Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Third House of Assembly during the period designated for Any Other Business.

"Madam Speaker, I think that persons are taking for granted what this little territory means to our economy. I think I have to be more bold in what I'm trying to convey here. It may not come across comfortable for some people but the truth has to be told."

He said persons who come to the territory to work must understand that they are here for a reason, which is to better their economic standing in life.

"I think some of those persons are not paying attention to what is at stake in the BVI. Because truth be told, the minute or the day that the economic standards of this country begins to disappear because visitors no longer come, [it can spell trouble for those seeking a living here]," he said.

He cited examples where a truck is driving up a hill and a driver that he understands to be an expatriate worker was not paying due care and attention to what he was doing and as a result, waste matter was falling off the truck on to the road.

The backbencher said that he tried to speak to the driver to let him know the mess his truck was causing and for that he was verbally abused.

He also called on persons to stop driving heavily laden trucks on new roads just paved.

"Madam Speaker, I could go on and on citing examples of people who have no regards at all when it comes to keeping the BVI clean and if we are not careful we are going to kill the goose that lays the golden egg," he said.

Economy under threat

"I am seeing our economy under threat by this practice that we have of not ensuring that we keep the Virgin Islands clean. It had to be the responsibility of every person living and working in the BVI," he said.

In addition to appealing to members of the public he also made a strong call to members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force to be vigilant of persons bent on breaking the laws regarding littering.

Kick the nasty habits

In closing, Hon Christian thanked his colleagues in the House of Assembly for initiating beautification programmes in their various districts and said he was pleased that they are now seeing the necessity.

"I think my colleagues totally understand more than ever before what I have been trying to say. I remember years ago Hon [J. Alvin] Christopher stood in this House and said basically the same thing that I was saying, that we have a lot of people that have come to the BVI to live amongst us and, unfortunately, they have brought some nasty habits, so we need to kick those habits so that we can enjoy a comfortable standard of living, [so] that the reputation that the BVI has as being one of the most beautiful places on the planet can continue."

90 Responses to “Outsiders have brought some 'nasty habits'- Hon Archibald C. Christian”

  • son of the soil (03/11/2015, 09:13) Like (42) Dislike (104) Reply

    These nasti@$$ people came with their nasti@$$ habits.

    • @son of the soil (04/11/2015, 08:58) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
      The people came and met the habits as well. The nasty habits are already here.
      • @son of the soil (04/11/2015, 19:50) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        These people nasty people give you a between standard of live and make the BVI how it is with their taxes money
  • island people (03/11/2015, 09:14) Like (59) Dislike (43) Reply
    After we all voted for this guy, this is what we get for our reward?
    • RUBIO (03/11/2015, 13:55) Like (46) Dislike (3) Reply
      Mr Minister everyone who resides in the territory has a duty to keep these territory clean and pristine. To blame expats for what you exprienced is a total insult to all. The person who wrongfully abused you may have been an expat but who owns the truck (s)? a BVI Islander and if that person is so concern about the environment and has no "nasty habits" why did he allow his vehcile to transport garbage in that fashion? I understand Mr Minister..too many people have been calling you an expat but in the words of the US Senator Rubio to Jeb Bush in their last debate "someone may have told you that by attacking expats people will forget to call you an expat and that you are the off spring of an expat" it would't work. Whether you were born here or came here we should work together for the success of the BVI if this Terrtiory fails all will suffer.
  • culprits (03/11/2015, 09:16) Like (25) Dislike (61) Reply
    Guyanese, santos, jamdowns and fillipinoes.
    • Hmmmm (03/11/2015, 09:53) Like (80) Dislike (8) Reply
      I can send vino photo's with locals doing this more than others....so i think should mind what so saying...Bad mind ppl.
      • @hmmmm (03/11/2015, 12:48) Like (54) Dislike (11) Reply
        You are very correct. Locals have no regards for these beautiful islands trust me. Who throws waste oils in the ghuts? Who drives with the trash on their vehicles? and on an on. It's the locals. Mr. Minister get you information straight. Thank you.
    • P (03/11/2015, 10:08) Like (29) Dislike (16) Reply
      Guyanese are one of the most cleanliness tenants around, get your facts from the landlords!!!
    • @culprits (03/11/2015, 10:36) Like (37) Dislike (20) Reply
      don't leave out your mother
    • Truth (03/11/2015, 13:46) Like (29) Dislike (3) Reply
      ts the truth but its a bitter pill to swallow. I visited Dominican Republic on two occasions and I was shocked to see mountains of garbage in the capital city and there is no government sanitation plan to address the huge amount of rubbish. In some parts of Jamaica same thing. Because many come from this environment, they think its normal and carry on the same behaviour here in BVI.
      I know not all expats are like this but they outnumber those who try to do the right thing.

      I recall one time I gave a lady a lift and she started tossing her tissue paper and other unwanted items from her handbag out the window. I had to beg her to stop but she didn’t see what the big deal was. The car behind me started blowing their horn. I was so embarrassed because the person behind now associated me and my car with that dirty behavior. People will be upset with Hon. Christian but I totally understand what he is saying because I have experienced it and witness this behaviour for myself.
  • pat (03/11/2015, 09:20) Like (21) Dislike (19) Reply
    So you see know the NDP hates island people
  • Curious Cat (03/11/2015, 09:43) Like (23) Dislike (10) Reply
    I am disappointed that the Honourable Member implicate outsiders, when this happens with BVIslanders as well.
    Personally I truck refuse as well, and sometimes a bag or branch might fall, which I would stop and pickup, or do so on my return.
    I have also spoken to individuals who drop trash with no regard or use the side of the road as their dump area. I have gone as far as reporting to the police, and guess what, I am an outsider.
    Besides understanding the detriment of litter to the economy, my "broughtupcy" would not allow me to litter willfully.
  • wize up (03/11/2015, 09:45) Like (8) Dislike (20) Reply
    christian ment people for the Islands because the whites up in here can't do wrong, he is one them that continue to see out the island to the whites folks(just saying).... what need to be in place are proper collection of garbage....
  • Really (03/11/2015, 09:53) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Pat you sound like a fool. The message is klick the nasty habits Stop littering and doing your business all over the place! That goes for everyone.
  • YOLO (03/11/2015, 09:56) Like (11) Dislike (21) Reply
    These dame outside stealing our job give the youth a chance to make some money and a living
    • wize up (03/11/2015, 10:23) Like (13) Dislike (8) Reply
      @ yolo: I second that motion
      • Youth (03/11/2015, 12:37) Like (18) Dislike (9) Reply
        Both of y'all are real idiots because the youth get employed and are lazy when the time for working comes. Some don't even last 1 month on a job so why should employers waste their time and money on them??
  • Concerned (03/11/2015, 10:20) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
    The other day I say a Syrian, or could have been Lebanese, just throw his cigarette packet on the side of the road while on de Castro Road. He was driving so didn't get to stop him about it. The thing is, he knew he did wrong cause he kept looking around once he realised what he had done...shameful.
    • kustom (03/11/2015, 17:37) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      The problem is we let in too many people who are accustomed of keeping their homeland like garbage dump. Only let in people who keep their environment clean, then we wouldn't have this littering problem.
  • bvi islander (03/11/2015, 10:28) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
    I damn the day that permission was given to open the road on the family property because we are living with all the garbage throwing there plus they throw empty bottles and cans over the hill and come down right in our yards if you tell them anything they are glad to tell you where you come from these nasty people need to stop it or go back where they come from I say that because it is always outsiders curse when you speak to them in a nice way.
  • nonsense (03/11/2015, 10:39) Like (19) Dislike (13) Reply
    What is this gentleman talking about...outsiders he is rude and out of place everybody litter his father was from Antigua wtf he talking out if you don't have anything sensible to contribute and I you should just sit and keep your mouth shut. WOW pure ignorance I am ashamed and he was I man I admired what a disappointment this good morning.
  • wow.omg (03/11/2015, 10:42) Like (6) Dislike (10) Reply
    Jesus said I came unto my own. I feed them. I cure them of their illness. Still they rejected me. All of a sudden this guy become more tortolian than tolian. More righteous than Jesus.
  • Fat Albert (03/11/2015, 10:55) Like (29) Dislike (4) Reply
    I commend Hon Christian for addressing this issue.

    East End is one of the worst looking areas but all areas must be tackled. The B.V.I needs to implement a Litter and Waste Control Law. Stiff penalties must be put in place to deter individuals from littering and dumping waste.

    Citations should be given to those businesses and residential properties where garbage or derelict vehicles are found. Homeowners need to take pride in their property ensuring that it is power wash periodically and painted when the necessary. Put a beautification committee in each district and have someone go around and compile a report of those non-abiding citizens.

    If we continue on this downward spiral, trust me, the Tortola will be known as "Nature"s Nasty Secret". People of these beautiful Virgin Islands take pride in your island. Make the change!
    • Ummmm (03/11/2015, 14:14) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      they kinda done have that put into place already.. solid waste department i think. they just dont implement it.
    • SIDLE (03/11/2015, 14:17) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
      @fat albert which part you agreed with? He is correct to speak about the garbage/derelict vehicles/litterring etc that is creating an ugly site within the territory but to imply that this caused excusively by expats ?
      • Fat Albert (03/11/2015, 15:44) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
        I am not siding with him for pointing fingers at expat. What I am saying is nastiness is abound in the territory and we must find a way to curtail it. No where have I made reference to any particular nationality.

    • bvi spider (05/11/2015, 22:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I agree well said.
  • cay (03/11/2015, 11:05) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    Tek dat ndp no good
  • Vi girl (03/11/2015, 11:11) Like (13) Dislike (17) Reply
    But Tola people has their own nasty habit - inbreeding! So give and take Archie.
  • joke (03/11/2015, 11:20) Like (23) Dislike (12) Reply
    This is a joke. A friend once told me that tolians are not the problem; but the wanna-be tolians are. Expats who acquire status or expat kids born and raised. They overcompensate in an effort to be accepted. This comment highlights the BVI's biggest problem which is division. We all are divided by colour, race, place of birth , class or family names. It is just ignorance in the highest degree. I thought Archie was a classy guy but he has proven that he is just another house negro.
  • spot on (03/11/2015, 11:23) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply

    Hon. Christian ah could shake your hand. What comes to mind is the setting up of these things all over the place selling provisions and other food items...The people were chased from the gas station/round about and they are right back there...I will say though that it is not only persons from outside but some of our very own. M>>>> Fa>>>> is one such person...she likes to talk about people children but she is too dam rude. She operates like the government owes her something. It seems that the rules/laws are only for some people.

    Persons from the other islands are accustom of setting up and selling wherever and we are slowing beginning to look like them...A HOT MESS...

  • Outsider (03/11/2015, 11:45) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    This should not be address to outsiders only, he is so wrong in saying that, I am an outsider, was away for about five months cane back about two months ago and saw garbage in the east end area where the old Bobby supermarket use to be, rite now let that same politician take a drive up there and see the state of that area, it is rediculas for him to say outsiders, come on send your people to clean up that mess there, who can you say dump garbage there it's mixed multitude.
  • Gasson (03/11/2015, 12:17) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply

    His d@6 was one of the nastiest persons ever migrated. Talk that.

  • My $0.02 (03/11/2015, 12:33) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr Christian did you report this blatant disregard for the law to the authorities? If not why not?
  • Sherry (03/11/2015, 12:42) Like (8) Dislike (10) Reply
    Most people from "away" have been trained for decades to recycle, pick up trash, collect bottles, bring appliances to the dump, put trash in bins (and wear seat belts)... it is second nature. BVI has to TRAIN its residents to do the same. I see stuff flying out car windows into the mangroves all the time. look at your own behavior first.
  • Glass House (03/11/2015, 13:28) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    People in glass houses should not cast stones....all this does is add fuel to the belongers vs expats issues, when belongers are just as guilty of this practice.
  • Disagree with Archie (03/11/2015, 13:29) Like (41) Dislike (3) Reply
    My grandma is from here and she litters on her own property. She had been doing that for donkey years. My mom is who had to pay someone to clean things up. Grandma will say the item got away from her, but never went to pick it up, unless it was possibly in very close proximity to her. Over time things accumulate. Also, sometimes passerby's throw things on her property as well, bottles, cans and such. So it is not just expats but locals that litter.
    Archie should go to Anegada. If you go off the main road you see piles of garbage everywhere collecting. I believe this is done by some locals and expats.

    If a person sees anything piled up anywhere, a person would think this is the norm and do the same. Anegada really needs to be cleaned up.

    There are places in town where businesses or land owners left steel to rust and is kept in an untidy manner, plants growing between the decaying metal. Nothing has been done about it for years. What about houses falling apart and left standing? What about properties that are close to the road side, looking like the place has been abandoned for some time, but people actually live there and it looks like an eyesore? What about guts around the territory not being cleaned to prevent a stench and/or build-up? This list can go on for miles. If the Government starts addressing those issues, it would be a step in the right direction. Look at the way construction sites are kept. They sometimes fail to secure the materials and leave the area in chaos for the next work day. All this needs to be addressed.
    IT is really a BVI problem not an expat vs. local problem. If certain standards were in place and enforced, we would not be in this situation.

    These words are from a young person whose ancestors are from the BVI, but born elsewhere and lived where I was born (AN EXPAT maybe?) but grew up here most of my life.

    I say (an EXPAT maybe) because I was not born here. It is funny this was not an issue when I was in BVI High School. Now we have a huge issue with where a person comes from. News flash a lot of us with local names did not originally stem only from the BVI. Our BVI ancestors I am sure never had this mentality and it is a shame that our leaders are saying it is alright to think this way. It tells me that these persons really don’t know their own history.
    I know my local ancestors had family that migrated from England, Ireland, Trinidad and other parts of the world to the BVI. This diversity is what makes me who I am, unique and I embrace it. STOP saying the words that will divide us, because it means we are denying our own identity and spitting on those who came before us and did great things for the BVI.

    The older (elders) need to be wiser and lead us younger persons in the right direction. STOP teaching us that we are better than others and should get preferential treatment just because of our names and where we are from! Why? Because when we have to leave this island to further our studies or work, we will (1) not be getting preferential treatment, (2) not have the right attitude in life and (3) fail miserably. IT is only based on own merits and good attitude will any person succeed in life, where ever s/he goes.

    We know there are problems in the BVI. Let us just solve them and STOP pointing fingers.

    A recycling plan most definitely needs to be in place and I feel not only the Government should be involved in the clean-up efforts. Legislation needs to be in place so that entrepreneurial endeavors can prosper in regards to this concern of keeping the BVI beautiful.
  • wize up (03/11/2015, 13:31) Like (10) Dislike (10) Reply
    putting all jokes aside; those of us that knew this territory in the 60s and reflecting on the current state of our territory now must voice some concern and Hon Christian has a valid point and as an elected representatives of this communication he should speak out and who vex vex.....
    • The Same (03/11/2015, 14:21) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      You could say the same about most places. Look at London, New York and other cities since they encouraged immigration when they needed workers! The world is a smaller place! It is time to try and live in harmony and stop the finger pointing.
  • PM (03/11/2015, 13:44) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
    As a owner of apartments in could tell you put of all the tenants I have rented my apartments to the nastiest persons living in them was the locals, being a local I can say it's a shame that the locals are the ones complaining about nasty expats when some of them only clean once a year and that probably Christmas. Do not slam on expats when you know own those are the ones doing the work your own locals won't do. Provide more garbage bins collect twice a day in some areas, you have a building full of prisoners who sit down lavish and watch TV in the air condition all day. Use your resources carefully and you shall see that the place will keep clean. Mr. Christian when you was a small boy you cannot say you did not litter becuase some where you did so make and example and take a Saturday out and walk the street and help make the city look clean each hand will help but if you sit and demand something it will not work. What one might see other will not acknowledge the process that you are trying to make.
    • LIE LIE (03/11/2015, 16:27) Like (11) Dislike (10) Reply
      You lie. You well from the island pretending to be a local and them tenants of yours from the island too.
      • PM (03/11/2015, 22:38) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
        I bet your the same one who lives in a apartment. Look at the majority of those that pay rent is expats but they are working to pay so leave them alone right is right wrong is wrong l.
  • justice (03/11/2015, 13:44) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    am disappointed by the choice of word this politician use in parliament ,evidently not everyone can be a politician and take leading roles .Dr Pickering and Dr Smith would have not say something like that because they are more "refine" and articulate ,I encourage some our politician to read more and widen their vocabulary . people with limited vocab ofen misspoke .I hope this is the case that this particular statement/s did not reflect the true likeness of our politician > we cant generalize a whole community like this
  • Ja rules (03/11/2015, 13:53) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply

    That same m*n**** liter a lot of times so what he talking about when he is no different

  • Jak (03/11/2015, 14:07) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    People are upset, but Hon. Christian is quite correct. I went home one evening just to see a visitor of my tenant throwing bottles down the ghut close to my house. Another evening I watched the same person Urinating in my yard just beside his parked jeep. This kind of thing makes me so mad. I asked my tenant not to invite him back, and I have not seen him since.

    I was driving down Sophie Bay Hill one sunday morning and watch someone cleaning out his jeep and tossing what looked like Heiniken bottles in the bushes just as he got down the hill. I got beside him by Cedar school and told him that it was not a nice thing to do, and he curse the hell out of me. I also had some tenants from Santo Domingo who use to put their garbage on top of their jeep, and often in the evenings you meet it on the hill or scattered all over the yard. The garbage bin is not very far, so if he stopped to take down the garbage and notice that it was not there, he would never turn around to look for it, and in the afternoons they often got home first and you would think they would pick it up, but they never did. Sorry, but it is darn truth. Locals probably do it too, but he is speaking about his recent upsetting experiences. (I knew the media would run with this.)
  • voiceofthevoiceless (03/11/2015, 14:27) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    This type of rhetoric is not only divisive ( as evidenced by the comments) but also foolhardy as it stereotypes a whole group of people based on the actions of a few. Litterers and untidy people know no nationality, ethnicity or religion and that is the reality. He would have been better served saying WE all need to do better rather than vilifying a group of people. After all, we all stand to benefit from a clean BVI.

    Amazing that the entire Assembly would remain quiet and not one would chose to rebut this kind of rhetoric. That my friends is truly disturbing.
  • xp (03/11/2015, 14:38) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    I wonder if the nasty habit of Robbing and breaking into people's businesses and the gun crime that is dirtying up the BVI in the expats fault? Hon Christain! Check your court systems and the answers there..
  • Truth (03/11/2015, 15:11) Like (11) Dislike (7) Reply
    Hon. Christian is correct to address this issue. The problem is no one like to hear the truth, but the truth also is that manyexpats will enjoy the day when the economy in the Virgin Islands hit rock bottom so that they can laugh and they will move on to where the grass is greener. So Hon. Christian do not mind the ones who are attacking you they know their agenda. I have heard many expats saying that they have no use for the BVI and it's people, they are only here for the money, and that we know is true. There are a few genuine expats though, we have to weed out the thorns.
  • who is who? (03/11/2015, 16:05) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    I am assuming that most of you are confused about who is an outsider and who is local. Some 'outsiders' have been naturalized for such a long time that people consider them to be belongers. However, these individuals were before outsiders who have already brought and infected the BVI's culture LONG TIME AGO.
  • vex (03/11/2015, 17:24) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    What about the whites?
    • OLE WHITEY (10/11/2015, 16:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      What about us.Busy living our lives and cleaning up as we go probably
  • Voteforme (03/11/2015, 18:01) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Vote for me. I am running for elections next time. If my party succeeds in capturing the Government, one of the first pieces of Legislation we shall pass will be called the BVI Beautification Act, 2020. In that Act, it shall be an offence to litter around your house or any place in the BVI, be it land or sea. A person shall be prohibited from keeping around his home, old vehicles or garbage of any kind.

    In addition, all properties shall be fenced, and his or her vehicle must be parked on the property.

    For new homeowners, he or she must have the appropriate parking spaces on his or her property for the amount of anticipated vehicles for the household; no parking on Government road.

    No boats or derelict vehicles shall be parked on any property.
    All properties shall be properly manicured and landscaped. We will seek a grandfather clause for those houses in Ghettos and have them complying also..

    Why is the Government afraid to pass such an Act? But if the Caucasian was in power he would have passed it and you would have run by Drakes to get your fencing and your plants and you would have hired trucks left and right to clean up though? We need to have pride in ourselves and pride for the island, ma.
    Archie is saying, all and sundry, clean up the place.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, please vote for me, if you believe that what I am proposing will be good for the BVI, vote for me. I am your intended candidate for the next general election, "Mr. Icoming Strong Nexttime."
  • Bandit (03/11/2015, 20:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr seeking political mileage....wheel and come again-cause u r not making sense... I am an expat who would never litter and i hav correxcted locals who were guilty of said offence-after which i was promptly reminded-Mison I from hae'...where is that exactly?
  • Expat (03/11/2015, 23:19) Like (1) Dislike (7) Reply
    I am an expat..I voted for you twice..i am surprise what you are saying about expat..not another vote for you.
    What about the whites? People has to see through you
    What type of person you are..2 faced ...you are not a good man.you have been expose out to the people of the bvi
    • wize up (04/11/2015, 07:03) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      he makes or made his living selling property to white folk ( he is a real estate dealer for years.... maybe he is simply addressing the concern of his white clients....
  • Simple Maths (04/11/2015, 05:11) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Hr just kill whatever little chance he had of being reelected. He has 3 years to start searching for another job. 55% of the people on social media are XPsts. 45% of voters are XPats... Its Frazer perceived hatred for XPats why VIP will never win an election as long as Frazer is their leader... Simple.. Simple Maths.
  • zrod (04/11/2015, 09:07) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I was sick to my stomach to hear Pope trying to justify this set of evil people
  • Battar Duntin (04/11/2015, 11:02) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    You know of an area in EE called Junk Yard? Take a drive up tha' road. Who owns it?
  • right (04/11/2015, 11:52) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    I have to support Archie on this one. I don't think he is against expats at all but I believe it has reached to such a bad point that he had to speak out against what he see some expats doing. Yes he could have said it better than that but he is right.
  • Think before you talk (04/11/2015, 14:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hon. C. you have a valid point. However, the focus should be on ALL of us keeping the environment clean, to benefit the country now and to see the economy continually grow. Hon. C. my parents are both considered Expats. They are Senior Citizens, they don't drive anymore, and they both walk to carry they trash to trash bin. For them to dump it just anywhere in someone's property will be almost impossible.

    from BVI Born and Raised

  • bam (04/11/2015, 15:38) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    That's why I love my country and naa sell out, this place need to have unions, so the people that came here and make tortola where it is today should go to the streets and protest. PROTEST AGAINST HIS WORDS AND LET THE WORLD SEE HE HIS TALKING ABOUT WHITE PEOPLE ALSO. SEE WHO WILL BRING TORORISM to the BVI.
    • NOOO (05/11/2015, 08:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      We will survive whether tourism or not. Remember what Lawyer Archie told Rockefellar when he wanted greater concessions from the Govt? The big stones will still be there when he Rockefellar is gone. The BVI will remain when all who don't like what Archie said are gone. Above being Virgin Islanders, we belong tot he African race; we will survive. Nothing kills Melanin. We are Melanin and will always survive. So, bam, you don't have to be here, you could go back to your country and let us handle our own affairs.
  • BVIslander (04/11/2015, 19:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    Is ayo vote fuh he, some expats and locals have the place nasty not the expats alone, sometime i does wonder why this #$&@ had to go in, instead of encouraging to keep da place clean he just @$&#&$ you up, just like how his life is $&#@$d up

    • wellwell (04/11/2015, 21:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      All this blah blah and not one could say that Archie is not being truthful. So I have concluded that nasty folks don't like the truth.
      Thank you Archie!
  • Political Observer (04/11/2015, 20:13) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Politicians are elected as citizens representatives either as a district rep or at large to serve. Serving includes advocating for the needs of citizens. Regardless of the time or subject politicians should eagerly and warmly field calls from constituents; an at large member's constituency is the whole territory. Moreover, on June 07, 2015, the Hon Christian and others would not have even dream of entertaining such thoughts. Is this end of the road for the Honorable member?

    On another note, two terms (8 years)for a legislator to qualify for a full government pension is much too generous. How long does it take for constituents to qualify for a government pension? Is it 25 or 30 years? Dah mek sense? Clearly, the system needs to change, aligning more closely the two pension plans. Here is news flash, though. Politicians have a vested self interest and will not advocate for a change. If change will occur, the people must advocate for the change. The change should entail age and time requirement. Grandfather some current members and enact a new system soonest.
  • what (04/11/2015, 22:37) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Archi you don't sound educated to me at all, for a politician you need to go back to school and learn to speak more educated than that, you are a shame to your own teretory, how dear you.
    • What'sthat? (05/11/2015, 08:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Mr. or Ms. What, Archie is more educated than you, man. You even can't spell Territory and the proper version of 'dare. So, how 'dare' you come on here talking about Archie not being educated? You sound 'dunsie' like you went Mandah school. Put your dictionary close by your side when you want to blog.
  • SMH (05/11/2015, 07:08) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I soon go back where I came from.....Cant take the INSULT!!!!!!!!!
  • sorry (05/11/2015, 08:44) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    SMH, it is a person's right to choose his place of abode. If you go, one less we have to grant Belonger Status to, one less added to the number of those who call us down in our own country. Ralphie said, when you go in a man's country, "learn to behave yourself." They say don't litter, please do not litter. Who do not litter, don't feel no way by his comments, but if you litter, correct your action. Story done!!
  • Terry (05/11/2015, 17:40) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Local own the junk yard at east end..archie cousin
  • open wide (05/11/2015, 22:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is what tyranny looks like folks. Just say no to progressive-communism.
  • bvi spider (05/11/2015, 22:15) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lets stop pointing fingers and begin by looking in our own back yards....Please. I am a proud BVI spider, who happens to take notice of everything. I have witness BVI landers, yes our own native people dumping garbage on the street because the don't want to drive with it in their nice cars. And your young people who have no deceplin feel the need to just toss their brown paper bag, juice bottle, candy wrappers and other such items out their car door as they drive or they may just rest it on the ground beside them, where ever they may be sitting or standing. I am not negating the fact that ex-pats has a part to play in this. Yes! some people do bring bad habits from their country of origin. However, people follow suit as to what they see happening in and around them. We has become to laid back in our peaceful Island, we see things going wrong and are afraid or just smily turn a blind eye. Let's begin to fix ourselves and others will follow. Lead by example. Don't allow your friend, brother, sister, cousin to do something that is outside the norm of good common ethics and not correct them because you don't want to offend them. Small habits become big ones without one even realizing. its call a rebellious spirit in your latter years. Lets spread the web and help one another. Be peaceful, be helpful, be kind, be honest, be fair. LOVE FOR ALL.
  • rabbit (06/11/2015, 08:50) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Some people dont trash the roads nor put their trash in garbage containers They left their trash in their vehicles and when they offer you a lift ..you regret taking a lift from them..they so nasty
  • bow (07/11/2015, 21:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    Ar..ie you don't like black people your father wear all white at all time he was no good at all and you the same god will deal with you you will lose power one day what goes around comes around

  • WTF (08/11/2015, 09:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who tell BVIslanders to adapt to outsiders culture when they come to our shores? They come with their habits and we relinquish what is customary to us, and take theirs hook, line and sinker. So Archie, we have our own selflessness to blame. If outsiders bring nasty habits, we don't have to accept or live by those nasty habits. Granted, I don't actually know to what habits Archie allude to, but what ever they are we don't have live our lives by them.


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