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‘The march is about country; We will deal with NDP later’- Julian Willock

- said he is expecting over 10,000 people to march for economic justice
Mr Julian Willock, left, was a guest of the online radio show Fresh Radio Vybz with Paul A. Peart aka ‘Gadiethz on Tuesday May 22, 2018. Photo: VINO/Facebook
Mr Paul A. Peart aka ‘Gadiethz is the host of the popular online radio show, Fresh Radio Vybz. Photo: Facebook
Mr Paul A. Peart aka ‘Gadiethz is the host of the popular online radio show, Fresh Radio Vybz. Photo: Facebook
The Decision to March will start at 2:30 PM on Thursday May 24, 2018 from the Sunday Morning Well. Photo: Facebook
The Decision to March will start at 2:30 PM on Thursday May 24, 2018 from the Sunday Morning Well. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Outspoken resident and political aspirant Julian Willock has again thrown his full support behind the May 24, 2018 march to demonstrate the people’s displeasure with an amendment to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill passed in the House of Commons demanding that only Overseas Territories located in the Caribbean operate registers of beneficial ownership.

Mr Willock was at the time, Tuesday May 22, 2018, speaking on the online radio show Fresh Radio Vybz with Paul A. Peart aka ‘Gadiethz.’

Mr Willock, a former Permanent Secretary with the Government of the Virgin Islands, called on all residents to make a special effort to march, as he told the host “this march is about country, our economic rights, our human rights and our ability to live in dignity…”

March for our economic rights- Willock  

The amendment on public registry that will come into force in 2020 has the ability to destroy the Territory’s main revenue earner, causing the economy to collapse, massive public and private sector layoffs, foreclosures and residents living in poverty.

In the interview, Mr Willock told the host that he had to debate with many of his friends about other vexing issues and had to answer many questions about “why we are not marching on the current government for the mismanagement of funds.”

However, the political candidate for an At-Large seat in the next general elections said, “one has to know when to put aside politics and deal with country, as the march is about country and we must stay focused.”

He added, “what our ‘mother country’ did to us after two hurricanes is sad, questionable and it will affect every man, woman, boy and girl in the Territory.”

We will address other NDP political issues after march- Willock

Mr Willock urged the critics of the march to stay focused, and not play politics, “trust me when I tell you we will get time to deal with the NDP and their dismal record on the management of the country…another election is around the corner, but now is not the time,” he insisted.  

In an invited comment to our newsroom about the march, Mr Willock said “I know it will be successful and I am expecting to see over 10,000 people out on Thursday to send a powerful message, that we will not eat rocks."

The Decision to March will start at 2:30 PM on Thursday May 24, 2018 from the Sunday Morning Well where residents can also sign the petition and move to the Governor’s residence on lower main street, Road Town

International and regional media houses are expected to cover the march.

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18 Responses to “‘The march is about country; We will deal with NDP later’- Julian Willock”

  • True (23/05/2018, 14:21) Like (23) Dislike (26) Reply
    This march is about keeping the pockets of the wealthy lined, and this march is about Tortola not the forgotten sister islands and if the FS collapse suddenly the sister islands will be at the forefront of the BVI no longer the sister islands but THE ISLANDS
  • Tell them!!! (23/05/2018, 14:27) Like (15) Dislike (12) Reply
    Willock, you the man bro. Next generation of Emerging Leadership at a time when we undoubtably need it. Who next?
  • Timing (23/05/2018, 14:31) Like (19) Dislike (8) Reply
    Would this have been better done before the Lords decision?
    Remember that our successive Governments have chased away more business by making everything so difficult to do business here than this sanction will chase away. People waiting months for permits, no decent education to tool up the local population, crumbled infrastructure.... a bit less Mugabe and more Lee Kwan Yiew required in future.
  • Yes. (23/05/2018, 14:35) Like (24) Dislike (11) Reply
    We are a family of 5 people; we can’t stand the NDP anymore for how they have run our country to the ground. We will not vote for them again in the upcoming election, but we will March for our young ones. Yes. We will March.
  • 123 (23/05/2018, 14:47) Like (15) Dislike (5) Reply
    Willock you playing politics lol but you done got my vote
  • chad (23/05/2018, 15:55) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
    The statements from "True" are just sad. Have you ever asked yourself how many persons from the sister island also work and have family members in the Financial Service. I know of hundreds. Then since you feel that you are an island unto yourself, what happens if the UK imposes sanctions which threatens tourism - then I assume you would be interested. We are one country - what affects one group affects us all in the end. If we are to progress as a nation we need to get rid of the "crab in a barrel mentality." Try it yourself: put 10 crabs in a bucket and not one will get out - because everytime one starts climbing up the side another one reaches up and pulls it back down. Slavery ended a long time ago - lets stop acting like house slave versus field slave - rejoicing over each other's downfall. Just sad. Liberate yourself. End the mental slavery - renew your mind.
    • True (23/05/2018, 18:23) Like (6) Dislike (15) Reply
      It only hurts when it hurts your pocket, let get together you say, what about every news event thats bad is the BVI but anything good is a Tortola thing, you can not have it both ways. You have made your bed now lie in it and stop asking people to jump in when it serves no purpose at all.
  • Real Talk (23/05/2018, 17:32) Like (9) Dislike (8) Reply
    I for one wont be marching who vex dead
  • i beg (23/05/2018, 18:15) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
    Funny enough willock will get elected
  • pat (23/05/2018, 19:07) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply

    No to the ndp

  • Truth (23/05/2018, 19:28) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Cant say willock is not for country big ups
  • reapply (23/05/2018, 23:40) Like (3) Dislike (13) Reply
    Sounds like Just another feather who wants to attached himself to the wing , so he can fly high and then forget the walking yard folks. The way things looking and going un-nestly I don't think that I am going to vote,
  • me again (24/05/2018, 04:14) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Which of the international media houses have been invited to cover this march on live tv ?
  • Tadow (24/05/2018, 14:31) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Stop there with your BS NDP should have been dealt with long time. The frig already made.

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