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'Time for Independence!' - radio show caller

-said the country will still spend American dollars as an independent nation
A member of the public who called into the Speak Out BVI radio show on Tuesday night August 19, 2014 said it is time for the Territory to seek its independence from Great Britain. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A member of the public who called into the Speak Out BVI radio show on ZBVI 780 AM on Tuesday night August 19, 2014 said it is time for the Territory to seek its independence from Great Britain.

The caller who did not reveal his name said that he is among the five percent of the citizenry who want independence for the Virgin Islands.

"I am one of the five percenters who want independence for my country," said the caller.

“Even as an independent country we are still going to spend American dollars… it is not going to change,” he said.

“I don’t care one way or another [about the new Governor]. I want independence,” the man insisted, following the host of the show Doug Wheatley asking what his thoughts were on the arrival of the new Governor His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE and his recent statements regarding the Commission of Inquiry into the Ports Project.

“Whether the Governor come or he don’t come it doesn’t bother me. I want independence,” said the caller.

38 Responses to “'Time for Independence!' - radio show caller”

  • ooooo (21/08/2014, 08:24) Like (13) Dislike (20) Reply
    these ndp's want independence so that they can continue to do $#!t
  • shaw (21/08/2014, 08:24) Like (34) Dislike (7) Reply
    given th decision-making process the government has demonstrated, thank goodness for UK watching over us.
    We need a government that respects the laws and the people.
    • tell me (21/08/2014, 09:30) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      tell me where do you know that happens? hahaha I do too, though.
  • Yep (21/08/2014, 08:35) Like (32) Dislike (12) Reply
    Instead of being ALMOST like the other Caribbean countries,we will become EXACTLY
    like them and with the likes of Frazier in charge,well how can life not become miserable.

  • xxxxxxxx (21/08/2014, 08:39) Like (16) Dislike (18) Reply
    you must be crazy with the NDP in power hell NO! Hell NO never
    • @ xxxxxxxxx (21/08/2014, 08:53) Like (17) Dislike (17) Reply
      i must agree imagine independence with Myron as a minsiter it will be hell on earth for some
  • Yes (21/08/2014, 08:54) Like (31) Dislike (2) Reply
  • Black Nobility (21/08/2014, 09:02) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    I fear the looting and plundering epidemic will be permanent.
  • think (21/08/2014, 09:07) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    we go independent and we get get hit by a major natural disaster (hurricane or earthquake), what then? at least now the UK will assist
    • Buiskit Man (21/08/2014, 11:33) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
      In your dream. You forget Montserrat?
      • hey (23/08/2014, 13:31) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        Please look up your information as the UK assisted Monsterrat greatly...a simple Google search will educate you on this....a few hundred million pounds just so you know.
      • voter (24/08/2014, 18:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        dumba$$. stop talking bullspit
  • miss (21/08/2014, 09:22) Like (32) Dislike (1) Reply
    The day the BVI becomes independent, is the day I ship out of here...Forever.
  • on track (21/08/2014, 09:30) Like (9) Dislike (10) Reply
    VIP have us with a 20million dollar debt to Global Water. BiWater payout will top that amount and with the lack of intellect and comprehension among those members and their supporters, we are on track for independence and purgatory with the majority of a population from now failed independent Caribbean countries. Sooner or later,how can we miss..It is what we do best as people. Self destruct as usual.
  • ONE? (21/08/2014, 09:52) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    All I want to know is who's decision is it that will allow us to keep spending the US dollar should we be independant??
  • virgin gorda (21/08/2014, 10:09) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    Too much ndp coruption no to indeprdence
  • look (21/08/2014, 10:20) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    That person calling for independence sounds like an illiterate fool I wonder if he understands what independence is all about. Is he contributing to the territory right now? If this territory gets independence right now, it will be a disaster. We ante not far from dictatorship right now. My brother be careful what you ask for as you might just get it. BVIslanders only must choose for this territory. We do not need sell outs.
  • Agic (21/08/2014, 10:39) Like (14) Dislike (4) Reply
    I dont know who the FOOL was who called...but they need to go sit down with their ignorance. Anyone who really cares about the BVI will NEVER advocate for Independance. Independnce will be the distruction of our country.
  • BVI to the world (21/08/2014, 10:45) Like (5) Dislike (23) Reply
    What's is so wrong about independent? A you all scared of your selves or you cant over come the MASER mentality a they no self confident with all the Education you have,for me I'm striving for independence and full joy the livity I embrace
    • Strupes (21/08/2014, 13:25) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
      You obviously are not operating in reality....the BVI does not exist in a vacuum and even with all our education will not change the fact that the BVI cannot survive independence. We have no real resources...almost everything is imported. Our main economic pillar Financial Services strength is contingent on external factors. Our stability is based on our association with the UK if this is taken away ..we will no longer be looked at as a stable country for investments. Please stop your ignorant talk and do some more homework on the pros and cons of independence.
  • mmmmm (21/08/2014, 10:47) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    no to independence
  • Idiot (21/08/2014, 11:28) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    your an idiot,
    the country would lose most of its revenue, as the trust companies would bail out overnight, due to exactly this type of crazy attitude.
    If you like fishing and farming on a hillside, then yes, lets go this route !!

  • james (21/08/2014, 15:38) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Independence? Redardless of how we feel about being a procterate of the UK our systems are not mature enough for independence. Having the FCO looking over our shoulders is actually a good thing given that our politicians cannot be left to themselves to do what is right on behalf of the entire people of this country which I love so dearly. The politicians have proved this over and over. Left to themselves they would be our worst enemy. They would sell the BVI to the high bidder while enriching themselves and those close to them at the expense of unborn children and their children to come. I take no pleasure in saying this but remaining a UK Overseas Territory is best for us all. We would be in a much better position had it not been for the poor financial management that has dogged us for years. While I am no fan of the Crown I am a fiscal conservative and I believe in good Governance, a lean civil service and high output.
  • hellboy (21/08/2014, 16:01) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    let me know when the bvi go independence so I can pack my bags and book my flight.

    As a bvi Islander independence will be a disaster for the bvi. please learn form other Caribbean islands.
    If independence is so good, why so many people from independence countries are coming here.

  • bvi (21/08/2014, 19:17) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    We will not be allowed to use US dollar if we go independent.....people remember that. It will be BVI dollar and how will that compare? This must be thought through properly and stop these jokers from making their comments!
  • kkk (22/08/2014, 02:03) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    Ayo just love being under the white man independance is a must
    • Billfargo (22/08/2014, 07:42) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Most of the independent territories in the Caribbean are still Members of The British Commonwealth, and I will like to see the Caller change that!
    • hellboy (24/08/2014, 16:30) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      and you like to go to the white man country
  • Billfargo (22/08/2014, 07:39) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply

    Emty Barels makes a whole lot of noise; Some people may be mis-educated while others are uneducated, but it is for the educated to tell the foolish uneducated to just shut-up and go find something to play with. (Ask this same caller who sends the Governor and why; And I am willing to bet money he don't know the answer, and that is all I have to say!)
  • ann (22/08/2014, 12:01) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Until there is no longer first class, second class or no class citizens in the BVI or the continued oppression of the powers of the nation ceased to exist, May God help us if we go inependent.
  • Miss G (23/08/2014, 12:21) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    The person who called needs to shut his mouth. If we do be come independent we would become another third world country.
  • Roc gurle (24/08/2014, 01:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'll only say WOW
  • mother hen (24/08/2014, 18:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    the BVI is full a bare jokers. From the public to private sectors. They are all one big joke...

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