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VIslanders should be frustrated with pier project – Julio S. Henry

- says something is wrong with the system
Commentator Julio S. Henry believes Virgin Islanders should all be frustrated with what has been happening with the Cruise Pier Development Project. Photo: VINO/File
Henry argued that children deserved the opportunity to live and work in the place that they grew up in and noted that residents should be working towards ensuring that every chance is taken to put VIslanders in place and to support their business efforts to help move their businesses forward. Photo: VINO/File
Henry argued that children deserved the opportunity to live and work in the place that they grew up in and noted that residents should be working towards ensuring that every chance is taken to put VIslanders in place and to support their business efforts to help move their businesses forward. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Julio S. Henry believes Virgin Islanders should all be frustrated with what has been happening with the Cruise Pier Development Project.

“In the past couple weeks and past few months, we’ve had a series of revelations in relation to the cruise [pier development project] and Audit Report,” the talk show host said on the Open Mic radio show aired last evening, November 6, 2013.

Henry added, “As a people we should all be frustrated, we should be frustrated with a process that many of us felt was wrong to start with and for anybody in government to defend something [where] they started wrong and end wrong and then try to defend against the report.”

According to the talk show host, “something is wrong with the system”. He chided residents for not speaking out and said, “Something is wrong with you when you don’t want to say anything or are afraid to say anything.”

He noted that whether persons speak out behind closed doors or elsewhere, their turn is coming and highlighted that more persons are saying that the economy is bad.

He further argued that tourism is still down and cruise ships are threatening to pull out of the country and are threatening to kill the economy.

“Lack of people in the country means there is no money to circulate… lack of any type of infusion of capital, development means that there is no money to circulate,” he said.

He stated that there are a lot of things that residents should be up in arms over and persons are simply sitting back and saying that things are going to get better.

He argued that children deserved the opportunity to live and work in the place that they grew up in and noted that residents should be working towards ensuring that every chance is taken to put VIslanders in place and to support their business efforts to help move their businesses forward.

“We should be doing that, we should not be disenfranchising people,” he stated.

9 Responses to “VIslanders should be frustrated with pier project – Julio S. Henry”

  • hello (07/11/2013, 09:00) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    Right now I frustrated with you Sam...
  • ooooo (07/11/2013, 09:02) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    this project is marred with corruption
    • indeed (07/11/2013, 11:24) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      Mr. Henry I'm with you regarding not being "...disenfranchised people" and the state of our economy. Good article!
      One place we can start is with the funeral homes on the Island. So many death announcements from time to time and NOT even ONE of them going to a locally owned funeral service - ironically a service supportive of the very spot on the radio that brings us the death notices.
      What's wrong my fellow VI landers? Imagine the recent passing of a local icon and the indigenous business ignored. Particularly painful is the fact that these persons were raised in the same community. Of course the list goes on and on.
      Yes, Mr. Henry, we can all contribute to the economy by patronizing local businesses beginning with the one across from the cinema.
  • ccc (07/11/2013, 11:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sam not a dawn ting will come out of the Auditor General report
  • ABC (07/11/2013, 13:54) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    All this old noise from this one Cruise line about we are ready to sign the Agreement knowing darm well that they carry the fewest passengers. Two operators were selected, where is the other one which was selected. Trust me Government has a surprise coming.
  • Well Well (07/11/2013, 14:30) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    I do not know who to blame, but if everyone is blaming the NDP i could do it too. Last weekend we had a lot of rain and some parts of my house got wet. Why did the ndp allow the rain to fall for so long. So much people got wet and some could not even leave home at times. We need help .Lets get another party started. What are we to do.BLAME BLAME BLAME> My fruit trees are empty . my car needs cleaning. I got paid and went out for the whole weekend and now my light cut, what is the NDP doing to help. Nothing.
  • ova @ out (07/11/2013, 15:01) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    go from here SAM you ah sell out
  • legal team (12/11/2013, 20:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I really had to laugh when I read this blogg from over @ out:
    Just to see what democracy is about in a free and democratic country on a news site which allows everyone to give their views while protecting the privacy of others.I just write to say,I am enjoying all the bloggs...


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