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Wake-Up Call!

December 19th, 2018 | Tags: Kenneth G. Gladstone BVI RDA RDA Plan NDP PVIM
Where a nation is incapable of feeding itself, it is exposed to the whims and fancies of those who feed it, and where a nation is not in charge of its own development, it is a powerless nation, and has no choice but to accept that which is dished out to it by those who manage its affairs. Photo: Internet Source
The BVI has established its own civilization over the past fifty years, and although the territory is yet to learn that money does not come easy, it is rather shameful to think that the RDA has blatantly stated that there are not enough local contracting firms in the BVI skilled enough to take on the larger recovery and development projects that are to be undertaken by the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA). Photo: VINO/File
The BVI has established its own civilization over the past fifty years, and although the territory is yet to learn that money does not come easy, it is rather shameful to think that the RDA has blatantly stated that there are not enough local contracting firms in the BVI skilled enough to take on the larger recovery and development projects that are to be undertaken by the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA). Photo: VINO/File
By Kenneth G. Gladstone

If you catch a black cat and paint it white, isn’t it still the same black cat? And, if your house was painted red, and you strip the red paint off then paint it blue, isn’t it the same house?

The BVI is currently experiencing one of the most spectacular period of socio-political, economic and governmental developments in its history since its so-called liberation from slavery, and many are yet to fully grasp the significance of the latest happenings.

The socio-political landscape has shifted dramatically to the point where many in the BVI may never be able to recognise or understand the direction the territory is heading, while the government struggles to find the way forward.

Law of magnetism

The law of magnetism dictates that opposite signs attract and like signs repel. 

We are yet to learn that the BVI has come to a place in its history where nothing is what it seems to be!  It must also be understood that although we are given the impression that things are currently working in the best interest of the BVI, and even though different agencies are assigned to implement plans for the restructuring of the territory, it must be realised that we are in the midst of opposing magnetic forces.

This may not be necessarily working in the best interest of the territory but carries the possibility to work negatively while executing the very thing we believe to be happening in the best interest of the territory. 

Let him that ‘readeth’ understand.  The question is, while new bodies are being established by England within the territory to manage its restoration, is it the business of these agencies to ensure that all works are executed in the best interest of the man on the street?

Own civilisation

The BVI has established its own civilisation over the past fifty years, and although the territory is yet to learn that money does not come easy, it is rather shameful to think that the RDA has blatantly stated that there are not enough local contracting firms in the BVI skilled enough to take on the larger recovery and development projects that are to be undertaken by the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA). 

With this unavailability, the Agency will have to rely on regional and international companies, the BVI Platinum stated.  The question is, if the BVI is not capable of rebuilding itself, rather than giving the jobs to international companies, why not invite international assistance to support our local contractors in the process?

Wouldn’t this be more beneficial to the BVI if the RDA has the best interest of the territory at heart?  Why is the RDA not prepared to equip the territory to continue its own development rather than bringing in their friends to suck the revenue out of the territory?

If the RDA is serious about helping the BVI to recover and develop to stand on its own two feet, shouldn’t national empowerment be the modus operandi of this agency?  Where is the current government in this matter?  Are they indeed asleep?

Where a nation is incapable of feeding itself, it is exposed to the whims and fancies of those who feed it, and where a nation is not in charge of its own development, it is a powerless nation, and has no choice but to accept that which is dished out to it by those who manage its affairs.  Who then is positioned to protect the best interest of the innocent masses of this territory?

NDP Split

The NDP has split in twain, and even though the new movement tries to give the assurance that it is different. If fish come from deep water and tell you that shark is out there, believe him! 

If the new movement currently has no voice, and things are allowed to slip by without notice, what exactly will people be voting for?

Whether it be the NDP, PVIM, the RDA or the IDA, is there a man who will stand to protect the interest of the average resident on the ground? 

Who can the BVI turn to at this point in its history for real answers regarding the way forward when no one is talking with the people, and our politicians are clearly powerless in the matter?

Thanks for reading ‘Wake-Up Call’.

More next week.

5 Responses to “Wake-Up Call! ”

  • Mr. Kenneth Gladstone (19/12/2018, 19:39) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    You are dropping pearls; let’s hope more of us understand their value.
  • wize up (19/12/2018, 19:54) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    what is the point.....the BVI is part of a global syetem: please keep abreast with universal situations: poor political leadership is our down fall: understand this: I recall when public works all the equipment necessary to build roads: I recall when east end and west had emergency services: other islands in the Caribbean have outside companies dealing with their infrastructure: it takes proper equipment to execute top class works: say what you want(after the hurricanes and the Royal Navy was not driven away by our politicians this territory would have been further forward and no need for RDA) how can our concerns be fixed; talking and talking and we still in the same position!!!!
  • Hope more of us wake up (19/12/2018, 20:19) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Those non-disclosure compensation contracts being giving out to the CEO of the RDA and the others of his connections, are an insult to public interest. Sharks can always spot out new bait and assess the territory before calling in its school to feed. More of us need to get ready to tackle this. NDP has really placed us in a predicament.
  • guy hill (21/12/2018, 09:48) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    In essence. Do not urinate on me and tell me it is precipitation.
  • contribute!!! (21/12/2018, 11:42) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Outside of the black cat comment, which implies black is evil or bad this was a good read!!!


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