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President Trump to visit USVI next week, has PM May snubbed the VI?

-France President, Emmanuel J. F. Macron already visited French St. Martin in the Caribbean
USA President, Donald J. Trump (left) is said to visit the USVI next week to see firsthand the damages caused by hurricane Irma and Maria. Meanwhile, there will be no visit from Britain’s Theresa M. May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (right). Photo: Getty Images/Internet Source
France President, Emmanuel Jean-Michel F. Macron visited St. Martin about a week after Hurricane Irma destroyed the island. Photo: Internet Source
France President, Emmanuel Jean-Michel F. Macron visited St. Martin about a week after Hurricane Irma destroyed the island. Photo: Internet Source
The aftermath of Hurricane Irma on Road Town, the capital city on Wednesday September 6, 2017. Photo: VINO
The aftermath of Hurricane Irma on Road Town, the capital city on Wednesday September 6, 2017. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Countries in the Caribbean region who are governed by their colonial powers France, Great Britain and the United States of America suffered tremendous damages following two Category 5 Hurricanes Irma and Maria that destroyed and devastated the islands.

They include: the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), a satellite of the United States of America; St. Martin, a dependence of the France Republic and the Virgin Islands (VI), a crown dependency of the United Kingdom of Great Britain.

To show support after the historic Hurricanes, their major country Presidents made a visit.

Presidential visits to St. Martin; up next St. Thomas   

For example, about a week after Hurricane Irma destroyed St. Martin a French country earlier this month, France President Emmanuel Jean-Michel F. Macron visited the island.

In addition, President Donald J. Trump of the USA will visit the U.S. Virgin Islands “within the next six or seven days,” Governor Kenneth E. Mapp said during a press conference at Government House this week. Mr. Mapp said he had a conversation with the president and Mr. Trump expressed his full support for the territory in providing disaster relief, following the calamitous state Hurricane Irma left St. Thomas and St. John in.

Mr. Trump wants “to see firsthand the damages of the territory, and to get on-ground reports of the federal operation, to ensure that the people of the US Virgin Islands are receiving recovery as fast as humanly possible, and that the assets of the federal government were being appropriately deployed,” the governor said.

Mr. Trump said he loves the U.S. Virgin Islands, Mr. Mapp added according to VI Consortium. According to our newsroom sources in Washington D.C, President Trump will visit St. Thomas, USVI next week for a few hours.

No Mrs. May visit to VI- Snubbed?

Meanwhile, there will be no visit from Britain’s Theresa M. May the Prime Minister to the VI (Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost van Dyke) where there were unpresented destruction, homelessness, looting and panic following Hurricane Irma that hit the British Overseas Territory on September 6, 2017.

It remains unclear, if this is just a scheduling conflict or the VI was snubbed, as Mrs. May has not done like her counterparts Presidents Macron or Trump.

The UK Foreign Secretary, Hon. A. Boris Johnson made a brief visit and spent less that two hours on the ground according to the BBC, however the French President overnight in St. Martin. In addition, the UK’s Secretary of State for International Development, Hon Priti S. Patel MP also paid a brief visit where she came in late one night and left by noon the next day.

Relationship with UK

Two National Democratic Party (NDP) Politicians Hon Mark H. Vanpterpool (R4), the Minister for Communications and Works and Minister for Education and Culture, Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) have been calling for Independence from Britain.

However, their calls have gained little or no support from the public or the masses and it’s left to be seen if the public position has changed following Hurricane Irma, or the negative perception of the ruling Government.


21 Responses to “President Trump to visit USVI next week, has PM May snubbed the VI?”

  • cay (30/09/2017, 16:07) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    She can come only if she is bringing money
  • jah (30/09/2017, 16:33) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    no independece please
  • wize up (30/09/2017, 16:38) Like (3) Dislike (14) Reply
    the guy in the White House in Road Town keeps his affiliates in the U.K. well informed: listen some of them that we voted for don't care about us less some colonial leader: the USA is a white man ruled jurisdiction but the BVI filled with people of color.....just my spin because the only showed up in this place to protect their citizens....most of the army and police down government house
  • Welll (30/09/2017, 17:02) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    She sent Boris Johnson
    • @ Well (30/09/2017, 18:37) Like (6) Dislike (9) Reply
      well it shows she cares little about the BVI. Trump could have send his secretary of state Rex Tillerson or France could have sent the Foreign Minister

      But they did not!!!! the presidents came says allot
  • Yes (30/09/2017, 17:50) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    Maybe she was not invited
  • Toby (30/09/2017, 19:26) Like (47) Dislike (2) Reply

    I think the British have done more to help than the bvi than any other country in the Caribbean. Great Britain thank you for your support!

    • just wrong (01/10/2017, 12:31) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      That's the way I see it !!!

    • Losing Respect for VINO Daily (01/10/2017, 15:42) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
      Thank you for your sensible comment to an absurd article. At this time of tremendous upheaval this article is not helpful or necessary. The flagship of the Royal Navy, HMS Ocean, left its previous destination to join two (2) other navy ships bring tremendous aid and support. We have Canadian support as well, including support from other regional governments, all within the Commonwealth of Nations. There can be no doubt that although the United States may be the most powerful country in the world both militarily and financially, the support has been unprecedented. If you have seen the news about the response to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, we must be pleased that political platitudes and photo ops are not what is important to our people at this time, but real effort and work to bring our country back to normalcy.
      • @ losing respect for vino daily (01/10/2017, 16:09) Like (5) Dislike (9) Reply
        blah blah blah blah blah. We are all the food and aid the British sent? The people have not received it!!!!

        Who did more photo opps that the British soldiers, Mr. Johnson and Ms. Priti?

        What about Mr. Johnson lying about food aid was on his plane when there were ZERO????

        As for VINO that is another story!
  • Sigh (30/09/2017, 19:37) Like (28) Dislike (2) Reply
    She didnt come but she sure as hell sent a lot of support. you wannabe politicians killing this country
    • @ Sign (30/09/2017, 21:29) Like (4) Dislike (11) Reply
      A few bottle water and soldiers taking up all the hotel spaces? Wheel and come again
      • lordy (02/10/2017, 08:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        I see we have gone right back to our state of minds. Yall too negative man. Humble yourselves or LIFE will do it for you AGAIN!
  • Child of the soil (01/10/2017, 09:31) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    The British Government must be commended for their support of the BVI. Trump is a reality show president. Everything he does is for his own gratification. He didn't know that Puerto Ricans were Americans. The governors of Puerto Rico and USVI are afraid to offend
    • @ child of the soil (01/10/2017, 15:26) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      stop the lies and the spin, right here there are people with no place to go and are homeless. The is the reality in the BVI.

      Not to talk about the politics of the food distributions. Stop trying to cover up the real situation, people are hurting real bad in the BVI
  • Queen (01/10/2017, 10:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Under the Queen not the PM
  • Kate (01/10/2017, 14:36) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Better to send help - money and people - than waste $thousands paying for May to fly out, make nice noises, then return to UK.
  • UK (02/10/2017, 07:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now after VINO article they will send prince harry listen out
  • big daddy (03/10/2017, 11:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Before Irma we saw Barack and Michelle spending a lot of time in the BVIs, well... on Necker anyway. Where is their support now? Have they been using their considerable influence to raise awareness and money for these islands that they supposedly love? No and nope.
  • What goes Around (03/10/2017, 19:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just as the ministers snubbed the Gov. remember that. He does and I don't blame him.

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