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Progress of women has been incremental - Hon Carvin Malone

-Says both genders working together will strive towards betterment
Hon Carvin Malone, the Minister for Health and Social Development, in his first public remarks as minister highlighted that while the progress of women has been incremental in the Virgin Islands (VI), each generation builds on the achievements of those that have gone before. Photo: Facebook/File
Under the theme, “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change,” International Woman’s Day was celebrated with global appreciation for the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women worldwide. Photo: Internet Source
Under the theme, “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change,” International Woman’s Day was celebrated with global appreciation for the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women worldwide. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Under the theme, “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change,” International Woman’s Day was celebrated with global appreciation for the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women worldwide.

Closer to home, the Virgin Islands woman’s rights were championed however even with progress gained, the struggles of women were brought into focus as a means of looking ahead and changing the present for the betterment of the future.   

Hon Carvin Malone (AL), the Minister for Health and Social Development, in his first public remarks as minister highlighted that while the progress of women has been incremental in the Virgin Islands (VI), each generation builds on the achievements of those that have gone before.

Taking Action

“The women of the Virgin Islands, from all walks of life, are taking action for a more balanced society as equal partners in business, parliament, community and family life.  For the first time in our history two women are serving concurrently as Junior Ministers of Government, offering a perspective that only women can bring to leadership, and inspiring young women and girls of our community to aim higher and dream bigger,” he said.

According to Mr Malone, “at this crucial moment in our development as a people, it is essential for the women of this generation to break down barriers and lead with courage and ingenuity, with the vision to achieve the highest ideals for a better, stronger Virgin Islands.”

Further, he says that history has shown women to be the bedrock of our society through their life and work, making a critical difference, “whether in times of prosperity or adversity,” he remarked.

Celebrate Innovation

The Minister for Health and Social Development pointed out that there is much to celebrate for girls and women in the area of innovation, “Even in doing so, my thoughts go to all the women, worldwide, who on this day are still struggling to live safe and decent lives,” he said while advising that we never take a woman kindness for weakness.

“Sometimes the strongest women are the one who love beyond faults, cry behind closed doors and fight battles that no one knows about,” he said while remarking that women and men working together will strive towards a better day for women and girls. 

6 Responses to “Progress of women has been incremental - Hon Carvin Malone ”

  • SMH (11/03/2019, 10:43) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great!!!
    Our Women needs to uplift each other, in Strength, Unity, and Love.
  • one eye (11/03/2019, 10:46) Like (5) Dislike (12) Reply
    GIS seems not to be covering eh VIP as they did the NDP we need a shake up
    • GIS Supporter (11/03/2019, 13:47) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      To 'One eye." Stop your foolishness. Do you know what the Gis does on a daily basis? Are you implying that the Gis is playing politics with government information? Have you ever worked at the department? Pleas go to the government website and see the work we are doing! Did you view our coverage of the elections that was viewed worldwide? Yes that was the same GIS you washing your mouth on now. The Gis' role is to disseminate government information (no matter what party in power) to the public. The Gis is tbe entity who sent the minister's statement out so VINO can post it on their page! The GIS does its best with the resources it has so go do your research before you chat ignorance! You called yourself the perfect name!
  • wow (11/03/2019, 20:57) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Great speech Minister Malone
  • girl (12/03/2019, 05:58) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Women POWER
  • lip-service (12/03/2019, 15:00) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    ....and yet not a single woman in the Cabinet, even though 2 were among the highest votes candidates..... action speak louder than words.

    Gender inequality exists here. When I left a job, a man applied with the same experience as me....they wouldn't offer him the job because they said they couldn't afford him. They said that it would be no good to offer him my salary because, they said "You can't live on that". So how was it ok to offer that to me?


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