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‘Personal attacks on me & family uncalled for' – Rosemary R. Rosan-Jones

- urged persons to stick to the facts rather than get personal on issues
Outspoken tourism professional and social commentator, Rosemary R. Rosan-Jones, says that she intends to make an example of anonymous bloggers across the various news website in the Virgin Islands (VI), who continue to attack her personally for sharing her views on issues within the territory. Photo: Facebook
Host Mr Henry noted that while he does not read the local blogs, had called for authorities to mandate the identities of bloggers in the territory similar to how popular social media websites operate. Photo: VINO/File
Host Mr Henry noted that while he does not read the local blogs, had called for authorities to mandate the identities of bloggers in the territory similar to how popular social media websites operate. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Outspoken social commentator, Rosemary R. Rosan-Jones aka 'Cindy' says she intends to make an example of anonymous bloggers across the various news websites in the Virgin Islands (VI), who continue to allegedly attack her personally for sharing her views on issues within the territory.

Stop the Attacks - Rosan-Jones 

Noting that the alleged attacks are uncalled for, Rosan-Jones singled out the readers of Virgin Islands News Online (VINO), urging bloggers that she can and will find their identities and will take action if attacks continue.

Without providing examples of the alleged attacks, Rosan-Jones said, “I’m not really here to create trouble for people, I just want to talk about the issues. The personal attacks on me, on my family, I think it’s uncalled for… I can safely say that… if I wanted to, I could find out who every blogger is blogging on VINO, but that’s not what I’m here for,” she told host Julio S. Henry on the Thursday, June 13, 2019, edition of 'Hard Talk' on Tola Radio VI.

“So what I want to say to people is that you really can’t hide behind blogs. If the person you are attacking wants to take it further, you can’t really hide behind blogs and you’d be held accountable," she said.

“If you are offended by what I say, then go look for some facts or bring something on the issue to talk about, you don’t have to talk about me personally," she further implored. 

'I don't read the blogs' - Henry 

Host Mr Henry noted that while he does not read the local blogs, he believes the authorities should mandate the identities of bloggers in the territory similar to how popular social media websites operate.

“You can’t post anything on Facebook without your identity being known. Maybe we can recommend to the government, we can advocate for this that going forward when they pass new cyber security laws, new journalist ethics laws or whatever, that every news website that allows blogging that there must be a name, a real name or their IP address,” he said.

Henry implored, “The people who blog with fake names are cowards, they lack substance… who are afraid to expose themselves. If you have something meaningful, something of real value to discuss… and you have a problem with what we say, instead of just engaging in a meaningful discussion, it goes on [to] a personal attack."

22 Responses to “‘Personal attacks on me & family uncalled for' – Rosemary R. Rosan-Jones”

  • wize up (18/06/2019, 18:04) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    now what!!!???
  • Huh? (18/06/2019, 18:20) Like (25) Dislike (4) Reply
    Henry which social media blog sites requires your identity be revealed?
  • Jaigon (18/06/2019, 18:43) Like (116) Dislike (10) Reply
    Girl please go sit down and take your licks like a woman. You want to be in the limelight and not be criticized. When you expose your underwear, then the world will see what color it is. Take your blows in strides. Who do you think you are that you will not speak about
  • I guest (18/06/2019, 18:45) Like (38) Dislike (1) Reply
    Free speech is not so free anymore.
    • wize up (18/06/2019, 20:21) Like (41) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ I guest: speech is free depending on who doing the speaking(ask Sam & cindy)
      • Lb (19/06/2019, 03:47) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
        Free speech comes with a responsibility and like any right, it comes with consequences. That's the part that most people forget.
  • lol (18/06/2019, 19:32) Like (52) Dislike (1) Reply
    Smh. Cindy I can guarantee you VINO would not sell out their bloggers. How dare you insinuate
    • Hmmmmmmm (18/06/2019, 20:42) Like (9) Dislike (24) Reply
      VINO may not sell out their bloggers but, Cindy may be able to sue VINO for posting slander or libel ... something to think about ...
      • lol (19/06/2019, 08:48) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
        Now that is different to selling out their bloggers right? And I am sure VINO knows about libel &
      • wize up (19/06/2019, 15:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ Hmmmmmm: more than 1 dog name Bob
  • Crazy Cindy (18/06/2019, 19:40) Like (47) Dislike (4) Reply
    Barking like a rabid dog..someone tie her up
  • legal team (18/06/2019, 19:53) Like (90) Dislike (1) Reply
    The Virgin Islands Constitution Order 2007
    Made...13th June,2007
    Laid before parliament...14th June,2007
    Came into force...15th June,2007..
    Protection of freedom of expression # 23 (1) of the V.I Constitution..
    [" No person shall be hindered in the enjoyment of his/her freedom of expression
    (2) A person's freedom of expression includes freedom to hold opinions without interference,freedom to receive information and ideas without interference,freedom to disseminate information and ideas without interference(whether to the public generally or to any person or class of persons) and freedom from interference with his or her correspondence or other means of communication"]
    That is what legal team read in the V.I Constitution.
    Now, a few weeks ago, Cindy exercised her fundamental human rights and freedoms, and accordingly, she was protected under section 23 of the Constitution, when she challenged the Premier,and used explicits at a meeting and gave her views on Immigration matters.
    So Vino, rightfully published cindy's statements, giving her an opportunity to be heard and VINO allowed the citizens and others to exercise their freedoms of expression to 'BLOG' and VINO would always delete and not publish statements that are injurious to Cindy and to protect her from slanderous statements of "BLOGS'.
    The power of expats in the BVI.
    Cindy, during the time when she exercised her rights to talk on the immigration matter on expats residing in the BVI, she did not inform the nation that her father [ROSA] is an expat from Guadeloupe and in nationality under french Constitution, Cindy is a French woman, who can carry a French passport.
    Additionally,Cindy is married to an expat,and by virtue of that marriage,Cindy can become a citizen of the country where her expat husband is a citizen.I say that to say."cindy did not address the immigration matter with fairness to expats.Expats in the BVI have fundamental human rights too,and cindy did not recognized that right.
    I will defend VINO.
    Generally,I don't defend people,I don't defend organizations and I don't support people or institutions.
    I support the LAW and I defend the Constitution and the rights of the citizens and residence.
    But for the first time, I will say, that I support VINO because vino did not publish blogs that were slanderous, insulting or injurious to cindy, on the cindy topics that cindy published to the media.
    Cindy wanted to be in the spotlight,so let us all welcome cindy into the spotlight.
    When we the citizens go to vote at general elections, we vote privately. Let the bloggers blog privately and peacefully,because it is our fundamental human rights to blog on social issues.
    Hon.Andrew Fahie read the blogs on the immigration matters and he flex a little to the comments.
    Enjoy your freedoms....One love BVI..

    • One Love! (18/06/2019, 21:39) Like (39) Dislike (2) Reply
      @Legal Team well said and @ crazy Cindy, that was hilarious... one love VI!
    • @legal team (19/06/2019, 11:09) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
      You obviously did not read the blogs. They were shameful.
  • No Name (18/06/2019, 21:50) Like (56) Dislike (0) Reply
    Like to throw blows but can’t take it.
  • Not2Sure (18/06/2019, 23:23) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    She will never sue vino the esteemed is her friend
  • I Tell you (19/06/2019, 12:18) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply

    Some people are so bitter it looks like it runs in their family always bitter like them squeeze lime on them

  • HAHA (19/06/2019, 18:53) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    You can only be sued for defamation and slander if you tell lies on Cindy.
  • legal team (19/06/2019, 21:03) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    we the people of the bvi have submitted our petition to vino in the form of blogs.we will wait on cindy again with her next topic,and we shall continue to blog.
  • blogger (24/06/2019, 15:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It happens all over so if you can't stand the heat stay out of the kitchen. More important people than you have been blogged about. Tek yuh licks

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