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‘Too much talk no action from this government’- JvD resident Gregory A. Callwood

-clip from the popular radio show Honestly Speaking to air Tuesday February 6, 2018 on ZBVI 780 AM
Gregory A. Callwood, a long time resident of Jost Van Dyke and a businessman told the host of Honestly Speaking, Mr. Claude O. Skelton-Cline that he wants to see 'action'. Photo: Honestly Speaking
Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) addressing members of the consultation meeting held on Jost van Dyke on January 31, 2018. Photo: GIS
Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) addressing members of the consultation meeting held on Jost van Dyke on January 31, 2018. Photo: GIS
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It is our newsroom's understanding that the host and social commentator of the now number 1 rated talk show in the Virgin Islands Honestly Speaking hosted by Claude O. Skelton-Cline will not be live on Tuesday February 6, 2018.

The show which is aired live for an hour every Tuesday is one of the most anticipated shows since the advent of talk radio in the Territory mostly because of Mr. Cline’s ability to attract high profile guest and his thought provoking questions.

However, the upcoming Tuesday show was already prerecorded on Friday, February 2, 2018 that included a panel of three residents from the sister islands of Anegada, Jost van Dyke and Virgin Gorda.

In a small clip from the upcoming show released by Marketing guru, Kareem Nelson-Hull, it shows the son of the famous Jost van Dyke (JvD) icon and resident, Philliciano Callwood MBE aka ‘Foxy’ representing JvD on the three member panel.

The topic mainly focused on the post Hurricane issues and how the sister islands are treated by the National Democratic Party Government (NDP).

Gregory A. Callwood speaks for JvD we want ‘action’

Gregory A. Callwood, a long time resident of JvD and a businessman told the host Mr. Skelton-Cline that he wants to see “action,” as all he hears from them is talk, but they not doing anything.

Mr. Callwood said you hear them [NDP government] talking all time “I want to see ground breaking, and building an emergency concrete 100 x 70 feet for hurricane shelter in Jost van Dyke.”

The businessman also added, “There is a water tank 750 thousand gallons…that been crushed like paper in Jvd, we want to see a new water tank come to Jost van Dyke…. so we could have our water back up and going, we don’t want to talk about it, we want to see it..”

Additionally, Mr. Callwood said the Commissioner of Police (CoP) Michael B. Mathews was on JvD for the first after the Hurricanes on Thursday, February 1, 2018 and he told him “the police don’t have no place to live, no cars to drive, what are you doing about it?”

He told the host of the show that the CoP assured him that “I will get them brand-new cars to drive and a new truck..”

Mr. Callwood stated on the show that the only time he hears about Jost van Dyke is when the politicians talk about ‘from Anegada down to Jost van Dyke.”

Mr. Callwood said, “I hate that slang because when I heard about Jost van Dyke, I want to hear something special, not from Anegada to Jost van Dyke…” Mr. Callwood passionately stated. 

Sister islands in focus 

The other two members on the panel were Jerry D. Vanterpool, a businessman, political activist and water plant operator from Anegada, along with Albert L. Stevens aka ‘Pop’ another businessman, political activist and social network commutator. 

The show will be aired in its entirety on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM on radio station ZBVI 780 AM.

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19 Responses to “‘Too much talk no action from this government’- JvD resident Gregory A. Callwood”

  • paul (03/02/2018, 22:31) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    You have a no action government because you have a no action set of people. Getting on a talk show will not make anything happen for you and your people. Y'all tolians are not ready for power. Y'all not gonna get it either because you still crying about what a group of no doers are doing or not doing.
    • Power drunk (04/02/2018, 06:44) Like (0) Dislike (10) Reply
      Are we sure these men are not power drunk and not think clearly.?
    • power (04/02/2018, 10:02) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      @Paul Tolians have had two big problem in the last few years. People here especially those from other countries continue to vote as a popularity contest and not on issues. It is even alleged that Some of them are not even illegible to vote . But they are some who have come stayed with us thick and thin to preserve their stake of what they have achieved more so than some of our own people who left after the hurricane.

      Then we had a pass Governor who wrote to the premier about his mishandling of the BVI funds but refused to investigate and make his findings public or give the people an explanation of why he is not investigating.

      Tolians are ready for power look around at this country and see what was done after the hurricane mainly by tolians who had to give now and worry about been paid later if they will be paid. Right now we are been squeezed by the Insurance companies and the harsh unfair policies of the Banks.

      But if you look at the history of our people we take alot but for a time. If you look around at other countries especially in our region that is averaging over a thousand murders a year you will see a people thats not ready for power or to embrace self respect and a culture thats not lewd. We dont want violence we want the system to work as it should.
    • VG (04/02/2018, 14:08) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Tolians are not ready? THe BVI is not Tortola alone. Its about time sister islands speak up. We are going to show you action and all them nonsensical politicans in there now
  • one eye (03/02/2018, 22:52) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Can't wait for this show
  • ... (03/02/2018, 23:00) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Thought Greg was with ndp last election well sah
  • voter (03/02/2018, 23:55) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    It means too the at large system is a joke it has not worked for the outer islands
  • SMH (04/02/2018, 03:44) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    One thing I know for sure Gregory is an action man. He will tell you exactly as it is. I agree, too much meetings and nothing happening. We all know what needs fixing, so why not just fix it? Good guest.
  • Disappointing (04/02/2018, 06:42) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    When our grand Children read this History. They would say its a lie. They will want to know what cause these smart educated business Men to fail so badly... Some old old person would say.. "Greed and selfishness""
  • BACK BENCHERS 2B BLAMED (04/02/2018, 06:55) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Success is about numbers. Power is about numbers .Legco is about numbers. Why is 5 more powerful than 6? ...When the 5 is smarter and knows how to devide the 6 so the 5 Always end up as more...
  • People talk.. (04/02/2018, 07:03) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
    People talk,.thats What they do. When NDP releases thsir bloggers ali over social media, You Will think NDP is the best Government ever. VIP supporterz dont nave that drive that passion.. NDP Wins again..

    • @ people talk (04/02/2018, 08:27) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      Not this time not this time we waiting for you all NOT THIS TIME
  • ndp (04/02/2018, 08:28) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Three power house panel not afraid to speak their minds!!!!! that show will be a big show mehson good going ports man.
  • lmao (04/02/2018, 11:15) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Marketing Guru? Wow!
    • Reply (04/02/2018, 15:19) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
  • wize up (04/02/2018, 15:05) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Go sit down

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