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RAA cites ‘Victimisation’ in protecting members identity

- Says courageous members will emerge over the coming weeks
In a press statement on January 1, 2019, the group announced its launch, however, Ms Rosan-Jones is insisting that the RRA is not a political party. Photo: JTV Facebook
According to RAA lead spokesperson, those who are still in hiding including familiar faces and voice of the VI political arena. Photo: Facebook
According to RAA lead spokesperson, those who are still in hiding including familiar faces and voice of the VI political arena. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Appearing on JTV Channel 55‘s ‘Big Story,’ founding member of the new political group, Reform Action Alliance (RAA), Rosemary L. Rosan-Jones aka 'Cindy', emphatically stated, “I am not going to give names at this present moment,” when pressed to reveal the members of the RAA.

In a press statement on January 1, 2019, the group announced its launch, however, Ms Rosan-Jones is insisting that the RRA is not a political party.

“The party system is one that is causing some of the problems that we have, where… our politicians are more committed to the party and not the people’s agenda. We stayed away from the word party for that particular reason.”

The group also said in their release that members were in deliberation for some ten months before the decision to launch, however, those members are still not revealing their identities.

No Names

In the defence, Mrs Rosan-Jones told the ‘Big Story’, “Us not giving names is not to do with transparency but more with victimization which has been a thing of concern in the BVI. I have seen it over the past years that I have moved home... So it’s more about protecting.”

However, she stated that more members will emerge over the coming weeks as they feel more comfortable and courageous to face the public.

With Mrs Rosan-Jones being the only public face of the RAA to date, when asked if she is one of the four members who will be contesting as an At-Large candidate, she replied, “Yes it is a possibility.”

According to the RAA's current lead spokesperson, those who are still in 'hiding' including familiar faces and voice of the VI political arena.

18 Responses to “RAA cites ‘Victimisation’ in protecting members identity ”

  • Senseless (03/01/2019, 11:55) Like (55) Dislike (4) Reply
    how much sense does it make to launch a party without candidates etc. How can the community embrace a name on its own. Might have been better to just keep still until y'all are fully ready to make disclosure. Ppl aint got no time to waste. The people in this thing makes all the difference, who they are? nobody knows. Guess its Party X
  • asking for a friend (03/01/2019, 11:56) Like (41) Dislike (5) Reply
    set of crazy people, she said they bringing 4 at large candidates but still its not a political party? she think we fool fool?
  • SMH (03/01/2019, 12:08) Like (28) Dislike (2) Reply
    Transparency my foot! We don't know when council will be Dissolved and how much time there is for one to get to know the platform and stance of a candidate. Do you think that one is going to just cast their votes for individuals based on them belonging to a New Party and no affiliation with the People.
    • @SMH (03/01/2019, 17:43) Like (21) Dislike (4) Reply
      I believe that’s why this party is secretive. ‘The Party truly have no affiliation with the people’. This woman has an agenda. She must think that most voters are naively influenced by Master Plan Politics. As it is, I am not pleased with her character as a person on some of the blogs out there. She comes across as bitter with society and very angry.
  • Law Abiding citizen (03/01/2019, 12:46) Like (7) Dislike (51) Reply
    Her approach is refreshing. Knowing what our current options are. I’ll go with RAA.
  • 6 or 1/2 dozen (03/01/2019, 12:47) Like (25) Dislike (2) Reply
    party by any other name still the same thing. If not a party, why run. A political watchdog usually are mutual individuals who review the dealings of a particular agency. So if you not a party, what are ye? Best go cool out.
  • Music (03/01/2019, 13:09) Like (20) Dislike (3) Reply
    If it is not a political party why are you giving it airtime?
  • Left them (03/01/2019, 13:18) Like (13) Dislike (9) Reply
    It's an Alliance. Not a Party. Maybe they need to research the word Watchdog. But since we are anticipating a Coalition they can stir up the waters. They will align themselves with the majority. Don't count them out yet. Let's be patient.
    • @Left them (03/01/2019, 13:54) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      It's a political alliance. It will have the same effect and be hampered by the same issues as a political party if care is not taken. None of them start off with these issues. They all start the same way you are starting. If you are successful in getting off the ground, it will be to see where you are in five or ten years and not where you are to begin. Great ideas are just that. It's getting them manifested is the problem of life.
  • Political Obsever (PO) (03/01/2019, 16:29) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    Why launch/promote a political unit (party, alliance) if the unit is not ready to reveal its members? The members are in hiding. Really! Dah mek sence? First impression are important and the RAA has probably squandered some of the roll out energy. At this juncture, the populace should be perusing the vision, mission, plans, programmes, policies.....etc. Instead, it is speculating on whom is in the group, what it is proposing........etc. The populace is left to fill in the blanks and for a political unit that is not ideal.
  • IDIMUS (03/01/2019, 16:33) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    We only want ah lil piece...
  • ??? (03/01/2019, 21:35) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    It would have made sense to post a link of the video so we could watch it. Now I have to go dig.
  • Jekyll (03/01/2019, 21:50) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    This Jekyl n Hyde need to move on.
  • OZYMANDIAS (04/01/2019, 07:43) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    White man party straight up. The End. I'll pass on further colonizing.
  • Sigh (04/01/2019, 09:00) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    "she stated that more members will emerge over the coming weeks as they feel more comfortable and courageous to face the public."

    If they're not comfortable and courageous now, they won't be later. KEEP IT!
  • Just Woke (04/01/2019, 10:20) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    What is this? Look what the BVI has come to .
  • @OZYMANDIAS (04/01/2019, 11:21) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    You read my mind. lol
  • Sir Francis Drake (05/01/2019, 20:00) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The self-proclaimed voice if we the people for the people by the people seems to be noisier than she is effective. One of those who shouts loudly and makes a lot of noise but then finds themselves friendless. Her behaviour on blogs is very unbecoming.

    And remember the we the people event against the insurers where three people turned up? Epic fail.


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