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The husband is ‘absolutely not’ the head of the home- Lorna G. Smith

- says the Bible should not be taken literally
First Lady Lorna G. Smith OBE has disagreed with the common notion, especially among Christians and Muslems, that the husband is the head of the household. Photo: VINO/File
Mrs Lorna G. Smith OBE (right), the wife of Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith appeared as a guest on the Real Talk programme with Mrs Karia J. Christopher (left) on January 3, 2017. Photo: Provided
Mrs Lorna G. Smith OBE (right), the wife of Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith appeared as a guest on the Real Talk programme with Mrs Karia J. Christopher (left) on January 3, 2017. Photo: Provided
According to BVI Administration Manager at Banco Popular, Allivern Smith-Harrigan, husbands should remain the head of the home. Photo: Facebook
According to BVI Administration Manager at Banco Popular, Allivern Smith-Harrigan, husbands should remain the head of the home. Photo: Facebook
Real Talk is hosted by Mrs Karia J. Christopher. The show is currently featuring the 10 most Influential Women of 2016 and the objectives are to inspire and empower women of the Virgin Islands. Photo: Provided
Real Talk is hosted by Mrs Karia J. Christopher. The show is currently featuring the 10 most Influential Women of 2016 and the objectives are to inspire and empower women of the Virgin Islands. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The always candid First Lady Lorna G. Smith OBE has disagreed with the common notion, especially among Christians and Muslims, that the husband is the head of the household.

“No, absolutely not. The head of the house?” Mrs Smith, the wife of Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith responded when host of the Real Talk programme, Mrs Karia J. Christopher told her that she had a woman previously on her show that told her that her husband is the head of the household and “he leads and I will follow.”

“But I know that is not you,” Mrs Christopher said, adding that it is, nevertheless, what the Bible says.

“You don’t have to take the bible literally…nobody should take the bible that literally,” Mrs Smith responded.

Mrs Smith was the third guest of the new season of Real Talk aired on January 3, 2017 on CBN Channel 51. The show is currently featuring the 10 most Influential Women of 2016.

On the previous show aired December 30, 2016 the BVI Administration Manager at Banco Popular, Allivern Smith-Harrigan had said her husband is the head of her home, stating that while the decisions are made together, her husband remains in charge.

“Glen [Harrigan], is in charge of the house, we make decisions together, but at the end of the day, he is in charge of the house. I was brought up, and yes the bible says the man is in charge of the home and when I say that I don’t mean whatever you say goes, but he leads and I follow,” she said.

When asked whether it means giving in when they have the completely different perception on things, Harrigan noted that she has an open mind.

I don’t tell my husband how to run the territory

Meanwhile, Mrs Smith, who said she doesn’t read the online blogs and comments criticising her unless persons bring them to her attention, said contrary to what people say she does not tell her husband how to run the territory.

“It is nonsense, it is rubbish, [and] it is the furthest from the truth.”

She did say, however, that she has influence over her husband but at the end of the day it is his decision to make as no one elected her.

Mrs Smith, who is recognised for her contributions to the financial services sector, said she considers herself to be a woman of action “…after all [Hon] Mark [H. Vanterpool] is my brother…but I act very quickly on things."

No immediate plans to run for public office

Asked by Mrs Christopher if she has intentions of seeking public office, Mrs Smith replied that she has been in the public service for a long time and would like to continue there, supporting the elected leaders. “I like to be behind the scenes so to speak,” saying that there are a lot of competent people out there and hopes they would “throw their hats in the ring so to speak but it is not really on the cards for me, no…I am saying a straight up no.”

“I would never say never but right now it is no.”

Meanwhile, the show will be rebroadcast tonight at 8:00 P.M. on CBN Channel 51 while a new programme with a different guest will be aired on Thursday January 5, 2017.

110 Responses to “The husband is ‘absolutely not’ the head of the home- Lorna G. Smith”

  • tola (04/01/2017, 16:53) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    Ok then
    • island man (05/01/2017, 07:33) Like (44) Dislike (6) Reply
      What to expect from Mrs. Smith? I don't expect her to admit! I always see how she present herself in functions throughout the territory.
      The Issue is we no longer have respect for God and man, society has fallen apart, children are out of control etc. all because of the lack of respect within the home and society.
      I know there are many educated women throughout the world, that don't say they have are wise and I don't believe Mrs. Smith is a wise woman, PERIOD!!!
      Not only in the Bible but also in several other books. What then, soon the women will ask the man to take their last name when being married. Mrs. Lora was a Vanterpool and now she is a Smith and that is submission the a Man's last name as the Head of the family. Well what can I say to those who are educated with no Godliness, wisdom, Good example and sound moral standards. (Just put their Husband aside and say he is not the head of your home). What better comment should I expect from Mrs. Smith? Maybe I should have a talk with Orlando Vanterpool.
  • Hmm (04/01/2017, 16:57) Like (28) Dislike (12) Reply
    The husband is the authority, if he is a man of god first then sure there is nothing wrong being the nurturer of the home and submissive to him. But very few men know whatbit takes to be men and servants of god, so women of course will never see the strength theybwoukd have together if they played their part naturally
  • SMH (04/01/2017, 17:01) Like (53) Dislike (15) Reply
    No wonder the whole damn place is in an uproar. Wives don't want to follow their husbands, first lady talking about not taking the bible "so literally," what next Lord? Why a woman always have to be out front? Was this the way it was intented to be? Just saying......
    • Interested (05/01/2017, 17:16) Like (14) Dislike (4) Reply
      She is a woman in Rebellion against God and The Bible.It is disgraceful considering how she was raised by Mother Geneva. No wonder the territory is in such a state with the Premier having a wife who neither respects God or man,
      I do not consider her to be an influential woman.
  • notes (04/01/2017, 17:15) Like (22) Dislike (6) Reply
    What an example you are Mrs. Smith!!!
  • Biblically Flawed!!! (04/01/2017, 17:29) Like (38) Dislike (12) Reply
    Really? Mrs. Smith you have a right to your opinion, biblically flawed as it is, your opinion. Thank God for that!
    • Well (05/01/2017, 12:50) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
      The bible itself is flawed. Not saying man is greater han woman or vice versa but the true origins of the "BUY BULL" goes as far back as a Patriarchal society who wanted to push an agenda with Patriarchy at the forefront. The damn world so llstghinking his society was Patriarchal since the beginning of time. The Council of Nicea and Constantine got y'all minds messed up from time them say God is a men. We separated by so many things already in this world and Gender Roles is one. Snap out of it.
  • corn pork (04/01/2017, 17:33) Like (80) Dislike (1) Reply
    We allllllll know that she wears the pants in her relationship
  • belonger (04/01/2017, 17:46) Like (40) Dislike (23) Reply
    Lorna, u said it right your husband is not the head of the home, u is. U now also we must not believe in the word of GOD, after all he has done for u and ur family. Lord watch ungratefulness. He will deal with u in good course. The Illuminati has taken u over.
  • Hmm (04/01/2017, 18:06) Like (28) Dislike (6) Reply
    Poor doc
  • Ambassador (04/01/2017, 18:10) Like (21) Dislike (18) Reply
    Mrs. Smith is publicly opposing/arguing with God. Stand by for God's vengeance. People just be mindful of the date and time of the infraction.
  • Ok!! (04/01/2017, 18:23) Like (15) Dislike (9) Reply

    That's why some woman get kick out the house to live in car. Y'all giving them ideas to lead. And they don't hold there strength. Just want to lock down the pun>>>>y! Thinking they got all the powers. There are woman out there with strong Minds that respect the man to lead even tho they have thw knowledge to. Power the the females that follow the creator's natural order.

  • jack (04/01/2017, 18:39) Like (45) Dislike (2) Reply
    She run things in her home because doc smith is a soft man
  • Triniman (04/01/2017, 18:43) Like (12) Dislike (11) Reply
    You used to call me on my cellphone, late night when you need my love. Call me on my cell phone, Late night when you need my love. And I know when that hotline bling ,That can only mean one thing, I know when that hotline bling
    That can only mean one thing, Ever since I left the city, You got a reputation for yourself now. Everybody knows and I feel left out, Girl you got me down, you got me stressed out.
    • @Triniman (05/01/2017, 15:46) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Triniman, you are being scandalous. What is with the innuendo?
  • concern (04/01/2017, 18:49) Like (24) Dislike (4) Reply
    Mrs. Smith your opinion is noted, however I am Sorry you think this way but you are SOOOOO wrong. I would always remember Doc in my prayer for strength and courage.
  • I'm a man. (04/01/2017, 18:53) Like (52) Dislike (13) Reply
    Some of these women can't cook. Make bed and iron properly . they are living in an illusion. Think because they have a good job making a good salary they are all that... They are waste.. Give me my woman that can cook. Make bed and iron any day... I will help clean the house, wash the dishes and the car.
    • I'm a Woman (04/01/2017, 20:21) Like (36) Dislike (29) Reply
      Seems like you are looking for a woman to be like your mother. A woman should be able to think for herself, make her own decisions and stand on her own two feet. A woman who have a good job and making a good salary does not think, as a matter of fact, if she think she is all that, YES, she is all that and then some. She is a smart woman. These days us women do not have to be a SUSIE HOMEMAKER.
      • tha-time (05/01/2017, 12:46) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
        Best she be by herself if she does not understand her role. In everything someone has to lead and it's not a competition. Unfortunately the brain is big and is easily filled with all sorts of things. Soon some don't know who they really are and will never know. Gold glitters but so does a lot of things even the fake, forgery copy and counterfeit, which of these are you. Who is us women? If you know you did not want the job why go through with the wedding? Oh I forget most times it's about getting a footing, playing a role before the real you comes out. sYA
    • vi (05/01/2017, 10:00) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
      You looking for a maid, man. Why not hire one then. lmao
  • LEADERS (04/01/2017, 18:53) Like (29) Dislike (9) Reply
    Some of the worlds best leaders are women! Leaders of First Nation countries at that! look around you even in small BVI women running things. Bible what? When half your men here hoeing non stop, kids everywhere with everyone and not stepping up to be a father and a role model and you want to say man rules the roost?? Please! A real man takes care of his family and only then could he be considered the head of the house. Women for centuries have proved their strength in keeping it all together!
    • @leasder. Tell us 2. (04/01/2017, 19:36) Like (7) Dislike (21) Reply
      Much more bad ones than good ones. Eugena Charles. Bad...Margaret Thatcher-/Bad. Angela Merkel -/Bad. --Hillary Clinton - Bad .. Now is your opportunity to tell us two good ones.
      • Ms.Diva (04/01/2017, 20:35) Like (28) Dislike (3) Reply
        I will answer that. Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Prime Minister, Denmark. Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister, Thailand. Julia Gillard, Prime Minister, Australia.
      • Here's a few more... (04/01/2017, 21:16) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
        Indira Gandhi, Golda Meir, Benazir Bhutto, Aung San Suu Kyi...
  • Liat 521 (04/01/2017, 19:12) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    Bring back Alevern
  • My Lord! (04/01/2017, 19:16) Like (32) Dislike (4) Reply
    We need the righteous to rule this BVI. When the righteous rule the people will rejoice!! Ali, you are spot on my sister and you are a good example for young women who wish to have successful marriages. We are so off track in this country, everything is off but the Bible does so that what is in the beard will drop down to the skirt. Leadership matters as the Lord is still Lord and saviour of their BVI and we will be punished if we don't recognize that and get it together. God's order is His order. When we try to play God, society becomes a mess!!
  • ------------------------- (04/01/2017, 19:16) Like (10) Dislike (12) Reply
    Most of us females are not in a position to make useful comments because we still depend on our husbands for money and support
    • Well not me. (04/01/2017, 19:48) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
      @-------------That is why, a woman have to learn how to be strong and build
      her own world.She is one who is wise enough to know that it will attract the man she will gladly share it with. Me, I'd rather struggle every day of my life than to ever give a man the power to say I wouldn't have that/anything if it wasn't for him.

  • SMH (04/01/2017, 19:19) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    dude got to be soft like pap
  • musa (04/01/2017, 19:22) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    well i support my wife to b the boss it less stress
  • Ms. Diva (04/01/2017, 19:35) Like (9) Dislike (20) Reply
    I agree with the First Lady.
    • really?? (04/01/2017, 20:56) Like (19) Dislike (8) Reply
      So you do not believe in the creation order? Yes, certain parts of the bible cannot be taken literally, I agree. But by that is mostly meant the historical accounts of the Jewish people and the matters that pertained directly to them; but the very order of creation is being questioned here. I do not think anyone of us has the wisdom to question this. We do not have the required intelligence to do so. I am sad that the BVI has come to this day when the wife of the leader of our country, not only feels his way but is comfortable to speak on a public platform in this way. What do we say to our daughters, the young women who are looking for guidance, that the bible is wrong? Really? Do we see the mess global societies are in because of the exaggeration of women's liberation. It was necessary to achieve equality, but did we go too far? Men are now marginalised, do not feel they need to lead and women have been tricked to really believe they were born to lead. This is nothing but the devil arguing against God and we have bought it hook line and sinker. I thank God I teach my own children and don't rely on others to speak crap into their lives. I agree with Alivern. If we want a successful marriage and not just a working partnership, then allow your man to take his rightful place. He will not be comfortable in any other way and will check out of the relationship if he is otherwise positioned. What is left in most cases can hardly be called a successful, happy marriage. If you are married to a man who is not a leader, then individually, I understand your plight, but that mentality should not be applied in a macro way. Instead, we ought to see, as a society, how we can restore order to the balance God created by going backwards to come forward and may be we can right some of this wrong and keep some marriages from ending in divorce over 60% of the time. Let the conversations really begin.
    • Ha Ha (04/01/2017, 22:27) Like (13) Dislike (9) Reply
      Girl power, women rule. Most men is just stressed out because more and more women is becoming independent and don't need them or have to depend on them for anything. Ladies, when you have to depend on a man, that is the hold he have on you. As a woman, if you have to sell newspapers by the side of the road to make your own coins, do it, turn it into a business. At the end of the day, there is nothing like having your own.
    • The Now Woman (04/01/2017, 23:27) Like (9) Dislike (11) Reply
      Way to go, First Lady!!!!
    • Dirk Diggler (05/01/2017, 09:50) Like (3) Dislike (11) Reply
      @ Ms Diva - that's why you are single, lonely and a miserable! Money cannot buy love or respect. Look deep into her rose coloured glasses and you'll see her pain/sorrow. God bless wine
      • Ms. Diva (05/01/2017, 15:32) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
        @ mr. diggler, thank you, I do love a good expensive red wine served in a long stem crystal glass. Yeah, I am single, lonely and miserable! because your brother could not rise to the occasion. How about that Mr. Dirk/softie Diggler.
  • christian... (04/01/2017, 20:20) Like (33) Dislike (1) Reply
    God should be the head of the home. Case close
  • dude (04/01/2017, 20:23) Like (47) Dislike (0) Reply
    LOL the headline explains sooooo much
  • sword & sheild (04/01/2017, 20:52) Like (27) Dislike (3) Reply
    We are truly in the last days Jezebel is running rampant destroying the foundations that the almighty builted but Jehu shall dash her to the ground where the dogs shall consume her. That's why the bvi is in the state its in cause Ahab is weak and Jezebel 's witchcraft has him bound. Repent ye lest the most high cast you into a bed of affliction. This narcissist Jezebel spirit is evil and should not be tolerated . Rampant in church homes and society. The most high is in control his words are true he is real and Jezebel will feel his wrath in due time. Everyone believes in something so have mines . No one goes against Jah and judgement is not metered out so watch your words. Mock scorn curse at the peril of your mortal soul. I fear no man on earth so attack me . My armour is on and sword and sheild in hand. Yahweh is mr protector and no one can defeat him. He is king of kings and lord of lords my daddy Delaney

  • Me (04/01/2017, 20:54) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    It'll be nice yo have Mrs.Smith &Mrs.Harrigan face off on this topic
    • rocks (05/01/2017, 14:19) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      A faceoff is unnecessary. This should not have even been a topic in the first place. It would be more useful to hear them discuss what makes a successful marriage.
  • Wonder Why (04/01/2017, 21:09) Like (34) Dislike (4) Reply
    I always wonder why most independent women always seem have relationship problems. Now I see why...they wouldn't give a man a bloody chance to prove his worthiness. They always want to be boss...and expect the man to stick around?! Are they crazy?! Note to all...think about this, everyone wants to feel 'needed' and special in a relationship, especially a man. They are more sensitive than they appear. To all so called independent women out there who feel it's their way or the highway, reconsider your approach. I was once an independent woman, now I am a smart woman. There are three types of women. The needy ones, these are the ones who never have; always wa wa wa like a damn ambulance, then the independent women who feels empowered above all...she is man and woman in one body; probably can get a man but can't keep him. Then there are the smart women who knows they are independent but still allow their man to provide. That way at the end of the day everybody happy, man's ego is boosted because he is allowed to be a man and woman has less stress and worry.
    • Attorney at Law (04/01/2017, 22:13) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply

      Well we have an attorney lady who plagiarizing books calling it hers teaming up with a power hungry b*g* man in politics. Two perfect example of how BVI turn bottom up literally.

    • @Wonder Why (04/01/2017, 22:25) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
      You are a smart women and I applaud you. We are not that lost after all. Some of us who have been enlightened need to join a club to help the younger women in our society as they will certainly be lost with some of this stuff. I share your story and now in my forties and one failed marriage, I have unmasked the trick of overlibertion. Marriages work best when who were created to lead is made to feel like they were created to be. That's the bottom line.
  • fish (04/01/2017, 22:02) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    She wearns the pance poor mr zzzzzz
  • Genesis (04/01/2017, 22:07) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply

    Ayo talking a set a tings here but what about these men who in power but behind close doors they wearing panty and skirt???

    Just look at the ones with no belly in politics and you will see who the sodoms and Gomorrahs are.

    The others are just SUGAR DADDIES spending that tax money on p*n*ni!

    No wonder them women with a few dollars gone wild like it out a style!

  • ta ta (04/01/2017, 22:37) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Vino you all on fire this new year
  • Food for thought (04/01/2017, 22:54) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    God sent women as helpers for men "a helper suitable for him (Adam)". Those of us who begin to read the bible again with the new year can confirm this. You other bloggers are invited to read your bible. It's no about literal or not it's about revelation by the Holy Spirit for interpretation of Gods words as we read.

    There is truth to both what Alivern and Lorna said and I support this with the Biblical story around the characters David, Abigail and Nabal (see 1 Samuel). David the fugitive asked Nabal for food to feed his men and Nabal refused - a decision by the head of the household. When Abigail found out the decision of her husband Nabal she immediately employed the voice of reason that we women are known for and sent food galore to David. THAT is what we women are, HELPMATES to our husbands. Women think ahead and consider the consequences of poor decisions by our spouses and when need be we jump into action as helpers to save the day.

    Just think of it as the entourage behind the super star.
  • Diaspora (05/01/2017, 00:24) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Well, it is clear which rooster rules the roost and it is not the strutting rooster. The strutting rooster gets no respect and may be just a show piece. It is a waste of one's time to seek a doctor's assistance on an ailment and pay him/her and then ignores the doctor's prescription for curing the ailment.

    Similarly, it is a waste of one's time to also read the Bible if one doesn't not believe what is written and challenges what it says. The Old Testament is based on law and the New Testament is based on grace. But the teachings in the Old Testament is still applicable to how we live our lives. Reading the Bible must be based on trust, belief and faith and without them it is just better to read a book on Anansi stories or Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall. The most highly educated are normally the ones challenging God's existence. Ms. Geneva, if she could, would be tossing in grave; may the Christian warrior RIP.

    Moreover, no doubt women have succeeded in being great leaders, i.e., Dame Eugenia Charles, former Premier of the Commonwealth of Dominica; Magaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the UK; Golda Meir, former Prime Minister of Israel; and there are countless others. No one is challenging women's leadership talent and ability. What Mrs. Smith-Harrigan is attesting to and promoting is a long standing Christian teaching where the man is head of the home.
  • Two heads are better than (05/01/2017, 02:01) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    ONE. I am not married but if I had to my husband will definitely be the head if the home.Better still if we work together to bring a strong steadfast unit. We not gonna always agree with certain things and even if my salary is larger than his. He is still gonna be that DAN in the VAN. Look at how radiant the lady who declares that her husband is the head of the house as to me the good Lord above is pouring out all virtues on this lady, love, favour,etc. Sometimes some us bring out our personalities and behavior in our homes to light and as such can have a positive or negative impact on the home,school,church ,community or nation on a whole.FOR GET WOMEN lib and just liberate your self from mental slavery. Some of the abuse on men and women and even children stems a lot from who is or should be in control ,remember been united will always be strengthen or bonded.
  • Strupes (05/01/2017, 04:44) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Look her face know? Chupes
  • As Women (05/01/2017, 07:41) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    We have to take the rein and run things. Why should a, I call them non factor men run a household when most of them don't want to work and provide for their families. I know someone who is
    Married, he just sit around all day doing nothing while his wife is on her grind all day working. He only work when he needs something. So tell me, is he fit to run/be in charge of household?
  • Hola hola (05/01/2017, 07:53) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Did she means that she never told her husband to ruin the country the way he did
  • Experience (05/01/2017, 08:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some of us speak from experience.
  • All make up (05/01/2017, 08:10) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    When the NOD came on stream some years ago it's core value was the family God and transparency. All of these have eroded. Ok don't take the bible literally so when it says do not steal,kill, lie we should not take it as we read it. This lady has contributed to the territory in some positive ways and she should receive due honour but it is time she retires please do not even think about running for any public office where the people have a vote. Where are you now? Why are you not mingling with the populace? Are you to high and mighty?seems so to me when you appear to take the God who was and is an integral part of who we are as a people.
  • (284) (05/01/2017, 08:16) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
    she running the country she and the white people buddy
    • not so (05/01/2017, 14:12) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      She may be running the country but if whites are not, if they were we would have good roads, the power would be on all the time and raw sewage would not be continually running into the sea.
  • reality (05/01/2017, 09:19) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    I've read all the responses on this very interesting topic, and must say that although everyone has a right to their opinion, whether from a moral or religious perspective, we are all missing the real point. Take a good look at the past few decades, women in general have assumed the leadership role due to more access to opportunities tha men have neglected, various social ills, etc. This is not only occurring in the BVI. The reality we're facing is a reversal of roles, which was taken up by women because of the vacuum left by men (black men mostly), whose attitudes and behaviors have changed for the worse. Let me give an example to prove my point. More women have been seeking higher education to develop themselves, while young men tuned to anti-social behavior to include criminal activity, violence, liming without purpose, etc. Women in general have empowered themselves to strive for greater things, and have been achieving them. Although that in itself is a good thing, it has inevitably led to negative consequences. Now we have men fearing this reversal have turned against a woman's success as a threat to his manhood as the primary provider. Some women take advantage of this condition, and make matters worse by assuming the leadership role in the home (in various ways), which often lead to domestic violence, among others. No one has all the right answers, but I feel than more men need to "step up to the plate" and become real men, and women would automatically be more supportive of such a man in the home. Income disparity wouldn't be a problem because two incomes are much better than one in this day and age............and yes this is from a man.

    Just my piece.
  • Quiet Storm (05/01/2017, 09:50) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    Poor Doc! She told him who, what, where, why and how things running. It is an open secret now who run things in the Smith's household. What is Lorna's religious belief, if any? Who or what she worships? Behind or beside every strong male leader is a strong woman. In this case, the leader is weak and the woman is strong. Is Lorna the de facto leader of the VI and Doc just the dejure figure head? Is she the author of the pearls, i.e., the economy is robust, the economy is strong among other head scratching utterances?

    Clearly, Lorna may read the Bible but may not take it litteraly, if is not taken litterally, how is it taken? Is only selected parts are embraced? The First Lady (who came up with that name anyway?) is a national ambassador. And every word uttered or every action taken will be closely examined and judged. The spoken word cannot be taken back just as a rung bell cannot be unrung.
  • Yes (05/01/2017, 09:56) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh lord send help. How do those big balls fit in those tight pants? and where actually are her husband's balls? So who really is the Premier then running the country? huh?
  • The TRUTH (05/01/2017, 10:18) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    How embarrassing for Dr. Smith!
  • SMH (05/01/2017, 11:06) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    The husband IS the head of the household!! Now, if she wants to say her husband is not the head of her household, well that's another topic.
  • Look Ahead (05/01/2017, 11:56) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    GENESIS 2:22; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. So from Adam's Rib God made Eve.
  • Who believe the bible anyway (05/01/2017, 13:29) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    Who believe the bible anyway? God is who make cannibis/mariguana for us. He say is for use.
  • Literally (05/01/2017, 13:53) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    If your left hand offends you, chop it off. How about you take that literally. It's in the bible.
  • Literally (05/01/2017, 13:57) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    For all of you who are suggesting that everything in the bible should be taken literally, it says that if your right hand offends you you should chop it off. I wonder how many of you bible thumpers are willing to do that..
    • Likeit (05/01/2017, 16:29) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
      And the Bible says if you catch her in the act of adultry stone her to death, eat grasshoppers and an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth? Why Balsam Ghut full up? Follow the Bible, man. Long and short, Lorna Smith is correct.
  • power (05/01/2017, 15:15) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    "The husband is not the Premier of the Country"
  • Sigh! (05/01/2017, 18:11) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    Well, it is funny to see how some of you self-righteous folks on here judging the woman, when the same bible you take “literally” says don’t judge! Lorna has stood with Dr. Smith all this time and folks have accused, speculated, lied, you name it, and they are still together. So while you take offence to the sensationalized comments of who is the head of their household or not, please note that whatever it is; it is working for them! Now, please go and fix your marriage and leave the woman and her husband alone. Also, some of these blogs are clearly super personal and downright subjective…I wonder what’s your motivation? And the moral of the story is; whoever is the head of their home, its working for them. Also, she is right, God did not intend for us to take every bit of the inspired word literally. Calm down people, some of it was merely referential, illustrative and metaphorical. FACT!
    • Ms. Diva (05/01/2017, 21:30) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      @Sigh!, I am with you 100%. They are always judging the woman. Bunch of hypocrites.
  • husband (05/01/2017, 19:21) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    No wonder he is always saying, " that is what they give me to read. don't kill the messenger."
  • son of the earth (05/01/2017, 20:40) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    sounds like white supremacy babble. Black leaders denouncing man as th head of the household breeds masculinity deficiency. Instead please encourage young black men and young black women to respect, honor and love each while fulfilling their duties
  • Going to say this (05/01/2017, 21:56) Like (12) Dislike (6) Reply
    What a bunch of bold face hypocrites.
    Most of you are calling down Mrs. Smith because of what she said. Most of you act like you are so holy. Most of you read your bible, go to church, come out of church and is sleeping with married men, drinking, talking about people and backstabbing each other.Go check yourselves and have a long look in the mirror you bunch of fake disgusting demons. Leave the lady alone.
  • swift (06/01/2017, 00:10) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    well lorna just settled everything, you see now why the doc have to leave politics alone. doc should send her back to creque ,,and then he send her back to genieva,then let god deal with her. look at her and you see a disgrace.. now karia lets hear your side to it, you look like you'll want to jump on rowie too, but not my hanarro son. stay put. dont be influenced by the misfits.
    • Sigh! (06/01/2017, 05:28) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      I wonder what we'd see if we look at you? I think there is a diagnosis for your unwarranted aspersions; it's called projection.
  • Sicko (06/01/2017, 00:20) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
    you "going to say this" fool. you must be one of the same as her. and you talking about going to church then sleeping with married men. you stop playing hookie withthe pastor , and he too is married. so change for 2017 and stop while you havent been caught publicly. you are also a hypocrit for you areencouraging her behaviour and she is against god and his words and you want totell others about their need to go to church. pray ,pray, and pray. somemore
  • child (06/01/2017, 03:39) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    All I know is you think my Mom would go on tv and say something like that about my Dad?
  • laughing (06/01/2017, 08:06) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    One set of ignorant people in Tortola. Yes, keep showing the outside world how ignorant some of you are. The outside world is having a good laugh on you ignorant guys.

  • 1 (06/01/2017, 09:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Speak up lorna you are the boss lady
  • truth be told (06/01/2017, 09:37) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am a believer in God but I don't see why everyone is on Mrs. Smith case for speaking her mind. Most people in the BVI don't practice what they on here preaching. They live completely different lives to what they portray in the public. Many unhappy homes here in the BVI, most of them are together just for appearance. Not too many people ever agrees with a blunt person. I admire Mrs. Smith for speaking her mind.
  • reason (06/01/2017, 10:05) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    When God created a human, it was man first. The first Lady is entitled to her opinion. There are lots of women that are leaders around the world. There is nothing wrong with that. The point is " the home", what role does a wife play in the home. The wife is not subjective to be a slave to husband and children. But to be by her husband side. There are to much change of roles of women being the leader of the home. It can be very stressful. The woman is like a flower needs to be cherished and cared for by her husband. That is why the creator has given man masculinity to be the strong force in the home. When a man enforces the guideline in the homes to his children it makes a great difference. There are a lot of single mothers would love a male figure who are a great role model, that especially would groom their sons, instead of doing it by themselves. This gender switching is making a havoc in this world today. And only Jesus being the center of every family home can make the difference.
  • The TRUTH (06/01/2017, 14:03) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Man is actually the foundation in the home. I think that the word "submit" to most/some women is the where the problem exist. They are associating submit with maid, slave...etc. and that's wrong. The bible says Eph 5:21 "Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ...." That's a two way street to begin with. Eph 5:33 Men are charged to Love their wives as they love their own body and wives must respect their husbands.... But some successful women show what God they're serving when they assume the boss role at home because they're making money.....
  • talk bring talk (06/01/2017, 22:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    But we always knew lorna run things while dr smith fast asleep zzzzzzz
  • Word of God (07/01/2017, 13:21) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    The man is the head of the home. Women must submit to their husbands and humble themselves. When things are in proper perspective, many things family wise, community wise will fall in place.
  • Distractions (07/01/2017, 14:11) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    THE TOPIC Was about the Head of a Home .NOT Head of Country , Company or Opinion......
  • Forgive Them (08/01/2017, 23:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow! No wonder your country can't figure out how to provide stable sources of power and water to its citizens or repair a pothole. You're stuck in an archaic past. Women around the world fought for the right to be equals and here in the BVI they still think they were born of one of Adam's ribs and placed on the earth to be a slave to her husband's every whim. God must be shaking his head at the stupidity. He has given great gifts of intelligence to people so that they may learn and evolve with knowledge and yet some refuse to absorb that knowledge. Your one task in life is to live to your full potential. You cannot succeed in fulfilling His plan for you with your head stuck in your a$$!
  • Hmm (10/01/2017, 03:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    She need to learn about why eve replace lilith
  • Christopher Garvin Shears (14/04/2017, 18:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The baby boomers messed things up with woman's rights and civil rights. Now we suffer from genocide.
  • Christopher Garvin Shears (08/05/2017, 16:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Leave the woman alone! Nobody is born perfect. A good man is one that can realize his faults.
  • Christopher Garvin Shears (22/07/2017, 18:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    She needs to read how David sleighed Goliath and how David replaced Saul as king.
  • Shears (22/03/2018, 15:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The son is absolutely not head of the household!


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