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‘Their personal wallet under attack, they screaming out march’ – Community activist

- supports the Decision to March but believes that there are a lot more issues to march against
Community activist, Floyd Burnett aka 'Heritage', (right) told Claude O. Skelton-Cline (left), former Managing Director of BVI Port Authority (BVIPA) and social commentator, that he supports the march but firmly believes that there are other things that the Virgin Islands (VI) community should also march against such as the missing $7.2 million, the insurance companies, the overspending on the Tortola Pier Park and many more issues. Photo: Facebook
Businesswoman and local activist, Patsy C. Lake, is pleading with the business community to close early and support the march which is slated for Thursday, May 24, 2018. Photo: Facebook
Businesswoman and local activist, Patsy C. Lake, is pleading with the business community to close early and support the march which is slated for Thursday, May 24, 2018. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Community activist, Floyd Burnett aka 'Heritage', has stated that he supports the march against the United Kingdom but firmly believes there are other things that the Virgin Islands (VI) community should also march against, such as the missing $7.2 million, the insurance companies, the overspending on the Tortola Pier Park and many more issues.

He was at the time being interviewed on the popular radio programme Honestly Speaking with Claude O. Skelton-Cline on ZBVI 780 AM on May 22, 2018.

He said, “I’m not pointing any fingers on anyone, but this is the reality, we have to get we self in order as a people. If you want the unity of the people, you must get the people involved. Right now it have people house without roof, insurance rob a lot of people, people are choking on smoke in West End, and it have a missing plane for $7.2 million and $40 million overspent on the Pier Park.”

Mr Burnett suggested that persons are pledging some $2 billion to the VI but noted that the funds are not being given to the VI.

“If you google how to donate to the BVI outside of the local links, the International Monetary charity Fund directs you to 15 US charities and ain’t one of them reach the BVI. The public has too many grievances, and we have to march for some of them.”

He continued, “All I’m saying is that don’t tell no black man what to march for. You can’t control the movement of the people. We can have a mix of messages with a common message. When all kind of things went missing they wasn’t bawling for no march but now them personal wallet under attack they screaming out march. When last you hear them man call for a march?"

“Make the sacrifice” – Patsy C. Lake

Meanwhile, businesswoman and local activist Patsy C. Lake pleaded with the business community to close early and support the march slated for Thursday, May 24, 2018.

She emphasised, “I want to appeal to all employers to make the sacrifice on Thursday to close their businesses early and bring with them all of their employees because as I’ve said before, this is going to affect all of us.”

The Decision to March is to protest against the United Kingdom’s parliament’s recent order to force public registers of beneficial ownership on the Virgin Islands and the other Overseas Territories.

The amendment is expected to be given to her Majesty the Queen for assent following the support of the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

18 Responses to “‘Their personal wallet under attack, they screaming out march’ – Community activist”

  • Community Activist (23/05/2018, 17:12) Like (35) Dislike (1) Reply
    POWER! Speaking Truth to Power. Let’s march to address it all. There is no solution without addressing the root cause of the problems. Time for healing of our people.
  • Keeping 100. (23/05/2018, 17:17) Like (32) Dislike (6) Reply
    Powerful words there, Heritage. Stay strong in the struggle.
  • ccc (23/05/2018, 17:23) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Oh oh
  • HAHA (23/05/2018, 17:35) Like (55) Dislike (3) Reply
    Was that intentional to bring up the overspending at the pier park with the host, who himself has been accused of being responsible?
  • foxy (23/05/2018, 18:23) Like (5) Dislike (27) Reply
    Crazy man
    • Notonmywatch (25/05/2018, 18:58) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      You sick crazy spinners, every time the truth is spoken one of you lunatics on here trying to discredit and call people crazy. They use to say Noel Lioyd was crazy to.
  • shark (23/05/2018, 20:23) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    They worring about marching,this is what I would do let's just not attend the queens birthday celebration.let the governor and the police March and celebrate.
    • attend the parade (24/05/2018, 13:59) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      We can attend the parade with the same placards being used for today's march. That would be a big statement.
  • east man (23/05/2018, 22:02) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let every voice be heard
  • BRAD BOYNES (23/05/2018, 22:25) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    That's the forbidden truth they need to address. A truth they don't want to hear. Could be the roof cause for sticky situation facing the BeeVeeEye right about now. I'm gonna March down Road Town. Get out in the street. Pound on a drum n jump up to the beat. Grab a Tolian anyone ah meet.
  • Truth (24/05/2018, 00:56) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    The truth shall set ýòu free. Keep up the struggle young man. We need more like you

  • Political Observer (PO) (24/05/2018, 07:15) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    “If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters….” Dig a well before you get thirsty.

    Heritage is on point. Marching is an option but we must keep real and credible.He has higlighted nuff issues that we should be as mad as hell about and agitate peacefully. We cannot get interested when it hits close to home. Yes,the slaughter of financial services is a national issue but it is not the only issue that is worthy of agitation.
  • True Story (24/05/2018, 08:13) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    If it’s one thing I notice about us as a people in the vi, we don’t like to hear the truth about ourselves at all, we rather live in denial then to hear the truth and try our best to improve ourselves and make things better moving forward..we want to live in a fairytale world. It’s time to wake up.
  • jokers (24/05/2018, 10:11) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    ITS BOUT TIME THESE YOUNG TOLIAN GET UP STAND UP SPEAK UP DEM POLITICIAN NOT GONA GIVE US $50 EACH FROM THIS OFFSHORE $$$$$$$ but they take it all
    • Dolly (24/05/2018, 14:27) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      The BVI benefits from the industry, but the politicians are not taking it all. The white English men are, but we will see how many of them will be out marching today. When they decide to downsize, the locals are first to go through their doors, but they are encouraging us to march for their gain. Sadly, we have much more to march for, but those are being ignored.
  • Mix Bag (24/05/2018, 13:11) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am marching for the future generation not for the mismanagement that got us here.

    Too many mistakes, too many greedy and questionable men and women control the future of this beautiful country. Unfortunately, we are in a real bind with the economy so undiversified, we have to protect this industry but make no mistakeS about it-"things" must change in this very industry. Discrimination is rampant, classism has taken hold and "our own" doing it to each other.

    I am marching today. Tomorrow it will be for our other Freedoms and Rights.
  • NezRez (24/05/2018, 15:53) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lift every voice and sing till earth and heaven rings, ring with the harmony of liberty, let us march on till victory is won"
  • u right (24/05/2018, 20:13) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    HBH. thas the truth because after this march and revolution back to them stinking stealing ways again i aint protecting criminals

    Too much lies


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