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‘The people are bawling, hurting more than before’- Julio S. Henry

- said NDP has become a sleeping Gov’t
September 22nd, 2016 | Tags: hurting bawling Julio S. Henry NDP campaign promises
Talk show host Julio S. Henry (right) said the National Democratic Party (NDP) government has failed to live up to its elections campaign promises and that people are hurting. Photo: VINO/File
Mr Henry wants to know whether Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith is sleeping or doesn't care about the struggles of the people. Photo: VINO/File
Mr Henry wants to know whether Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith is sleeping or doesn't care about the struggles of the people. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Talk show host Julio ‘Sam’ Henry has accused the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) of being a sleeping government or one with a serious case of not caring.

Using his chance behind the microphone on the programme ‘Things to Talk’ on ZBVI 780 AM on Wednesday September 21, 2016, Henry said before the last election he saw representatives from the now ruling government very much alert, everywhere in the community having meetings, campaign rallies, “telling you how great the country is, how much money they had in the treasury, everything is good.”

He said he recalls the Premier Dr The Hon D. Orlando Smith saying that they had been doing so good in government that he was asking the people to give them a chance to continue the work they started.

People “bawling”

He pointed out that up to this day the people have not received a report from the ruling party and the people are “bawling”.

“I ain't calling the NDP liars…what I am calling the NDP is a sleeping government or they don’t care because they haven’t given us any report. People out here hurting more than they were before, we are struggling more than we were before, we have more taxes than we had before, we have the high prices in the country that we have seen in recent years, we seeing major business people in the community coming out and telling us that they have tried for years to meet with the premier to give him ideas…legitimate, logical ideas to help small businesses grow and in turn help the consumer and the country,” Mr Henry said.

According to him, one particular person that he knows has been trying for over three years to put forward their ideas for the small businesses such as to ease the taxes on the import duties on certain products coming in and then, put some mechanism in place so that the businesses that are benefitting from that low taxes will pass it on to the consumer. But instead he lamented, what was done a few years ago was, they dropped the income tax for some of the major players in the industry for a while just before the snap election in June 2015.

He said everything went up after the election including work permits and rent, the National Health Insurance came on stream and everything that a poor man has to pay went up except salaries.

Henry mentioned that he recalls the NDP promising “better days”, however, “How better are your days? Are you better off now than you were five years ago? Tell me if I am wrong, is the premier sleeping? Or is he fully alert and aware of what’s happening? Is he aware of your struggles out there in the community? When was the last time you see the premier walk inside Purcell to see if the grasses cut? When was the last time you had a real community meeting was talking with you and not talking at you?”

Mr Henry added that former Premier Ralph T. O’Neal OBE would appear to be sleeping but he was always fully alert, unlike Dr Smith who is wide awake but apparently sleeping.

17 Responses to “‘The people are bawling, hurting more than before’- Julio S. Henry”

  • i from here (22/09/2016, 08:32) Like (17) Dislike (11) Reply
    Dude go sit down! You was behind NDP backside when they promise you a contract. You ain't get it so you here against them now.

    That's what you get for selling your soul for 30 pieces of silver!
    • rudy (22/09/2016, 09:17) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
  • Eagle Eye (22/09/2016, 08:56) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    They get their pentions now so they dont care.coalition government i supporting next election
  • Observer (22/09/2016, 08:58) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    Sam can't you see all the Politricions doing well and the voters catching hell ,do your research and see who couldn't buy biscuit and how much pallet of bread they buying now..Power wonder working Power operating like this is their last term in Politics....
  • sistah joyce (22/09/2016, 09:00) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    "wha yo bawling for"
  • NHI (22/09/2016, 09:00) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    hush u all mouth man every year the same thing government aint doing this dem aint doing that when done url same one vote them back in, and why because all a dem de same who incompetent from aint doing shiattttt. no government can ever met the peoples full need ever. u vote for who u think can do more and if them doing more than the other hush u mouth and ask your self what can u do to help and stop look hand out all the time no matter which gov in
  • bvi (22/09/2016, 09:01) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
    We regret not voting for the VIP
  • i must admit (22/09/2016, 09:04) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
    Things were better under VIP because we are worst off now than 5 years ago.
  • NDP alone doing good (22/09/2016, 09:22) Like (22) Dislike (7) Reply
    The politicians businesses are booming...They bought several businesses...They bought several houses and properties...They are touring the world etc etc etc.
    • Observer (22/09/2016, 10:31) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      some of them and their followers are building huge mansions as we speak.
  • M & M (22/09/2016, 09:37) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    My only issue is them thief and lie too much
  • NHI (22/09/2016, 09:52) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    as far a I concern the way the world going right now it look like we going have go back the extended family living style of life. 6 to 12 people in a 4 unit house lol them philipino aint bawling at all
  • hello (22/09/2016, 09:56) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    I am suffering too, but good for you all. Look how stupid we are! White enevelopes were sharing. So they took the bate . We cant see further than our fingers,, According to the parrot whose bottom was sewed so we would not talk .Poor asscies. This is the price you pay for being foolish. Shut up and eat your porridge without milk and sugar you fools. stop complaining.
  • wize up (22/09/2016, 11:07) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    If I am wrong let me know because some of us were arm in arm with the NDP but now the NDP can keep promises most of us bashing them.....a lot of us voted for NDP simply look at the 2015 results and Sam was one of the voters of NDP(school children said so in was not in the voting booth with him)....most of the radio talk show people talking against the NDP because they did not or cannot get what they want
  • Street reporter (22/09/2016, 13:06) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    We are so Devilish. We are program to accept and embrace, lies and liars over truth and truth tellers.. We have to start by blaming ourselves before we can blame others. They are our mistake..
  • Concerned one (22/09/2016, 14:35) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    Who is this uncircumcised philistine making all this noise in our country? Is it because he wanted something from them and did not get it ?

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