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Carvin Malone has left an ‘indelible mark on our political landscape’- VIP

The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) has paid tribute to its fallen former president and former Territorial At-Large Representative Hon Carvin Malone, who passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 14, 2024, at the age of 64. Photo: Facebook/File
The late Mr Carvin Malone served as the President of the Virgin Islands Party from 1999 to 2016. Photo: VIP
The late Mr Carvin Malone served as the President of the Virgin Islands Party from 1999 to 2016. Photo: VIP
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) has paid tribute to its fallen former president and former Territorial At-Large Representative Hon Carvin Malone, who passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 14, 2024, at the age of 64.

Noting it is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that the party announces the passing of Mr Malone, the VIP in a press release on Sunday said Mr Malone served as the President of the Virgin Islands Party from 1999 to 2016, “leaving an indelible mark on our political landscape.”

The Party said Mr Malone’s commitment extended beyond his presidency.

“After his success at the polls in 2019, he assumed the role of Minister for Health and Social Development from 2019 to 2022, tirelessly working for the betterment of these Virgin Islands.”

Mr Malone served as the Minister for Health and Social Development during one of the most difficult times of the global Covid-19 pandemic.  

He was defeated in the 2023 General Elections in his bid for a second term in office, however, Mr Malone remained very active in educating the public on topical issues with his One Virgin Islands Agenda platform.

VIP Chairman Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) expressed profound sadness at the sudden loss of Mr Malone.

‘Irreplicable void’ left

Dr the Hon Wheatley, the Premier and Minister of Finance of the Virgin Islands, acknowledged Mr Malone's significant contributions to the [British] Virgin Islands and urged the community to keep the entire family in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Premier Wheatley also emphasised the “irreplaceable void” left by Mr Malone's departure, noting that his legacy will forever be etched in the history of these Virgin Islands and the Virgin Islands Party.

President of the VIP, Ms Sharia B. de Castro, also paid tribute to the late Carvin Malone, describing him as the voice and a steadfast champion of the Virgin Islands Party.

The Party said de Castro echoed Chairman Wheatley's genuine words of condolences, and asked the people of the Virgin Islands to continue lifting up Mr Malone's family in prayer as they navigate through the challenges brought by this great loss.

VIP ‘remains resolute & united’

“In the wake of this shocking news, the Virgin Islands Party remains resolute and united.

The sudden death of Carvin Malone has sent ripples of sorrow through our community, but together, we shall honour his memory and uphold the values he cherished,” the VIP stated.

21 Responses to “Carvin Malone has left an ‘indelible mark on our political landscape’- VIP”

  • foxy (15/01/2024, 08:08) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply
    Rest carvin
    • nan (15/01/2024, 11:06) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
      He saved so many by making sure the government enforced the rules to be out in public during COVID-19. Rest now brother, besides COVID-19, you have done a lot for the people through the years. None of us know when we will die so live each day as though it is your last. RIP Mr. Malone.
  • CHAMPION (15/01/2024, 08:13) Like (38) Dislike (2) Reply
    RIP Mr Malone. I’ve always admire you as a Champion , fighting for the rights of the BVI people and educating the people on topical issues. I know some mocked you during the trying pandemic times with your popular statement ‘’ We are not out of the woods yet’’ . But You Sir are now out of the woods , in a place of rest where there’s no more sorrow, no more weeping and no more pain. Eternal Rest Granted onto you. Condolences to the immediate families, extended families, The VIP and the people of the British Virgin Islands.
    • Endtimes (15/01/2024, 12:25) Like (15) Dislike (10) Reply
      @CHAMPION can he read this?? STOP writing as if you are writing to the dead. The dead knows NOTHING. The very moment someone dies their thoughts PERISH! This message is also for you people who write in those funeral booklets as if the dead can read it! Tell people what you have to tell them whilst they are alive and STOP the foolishness!!
  • cc (15/01/2024, 08:16) Like (32) Dislike (7) Reply
    By now social security should realize some of we ain't going to live to see sixty five 65 years so not lower the Age at least 60
    • Lolllll (15/01/2024, 09:45) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
      America put their's up from 65 to 67 and it has a saying when America sneezes, BVI catches the cold.
  • United we stand (15/01/2024, 09:06) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    My deepest condolences to the entire family circle, may his soul rest in peace.
  • WOW (15/01/2024, 09:16) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply
    Just last week i saw him down canegarden bay.. hey came up greeted me with big smile on his face as usual.. we shock hands and went our way.. you will be missed my brother..RIP
  • Wow! (15/01/2024, 09:57) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    I can't deal with this death...I cannot believe it. No way!
  • Nigel captain (15/01/2024, 10:10) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rest easy my brother and friend he was a good friend condolences to the family Rest easy.
  • herbs power (15/01/2024, 10:12) Like (9) Dislike (10) Reply
    Pray to who? can pray from sun rise to sun set, nothing will happen. yall need to face reality and stop the nonsense.
    • Endtimes (15/01/2024, 12:27) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
      @herbs power one day you will have to bow before the one who believers pray to. BE CAREFUL. God will NOT be mocked!!
    • @herbs power (15/01/2024, 12:41) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
      One day you’ll be sorry
      When your roll calls up yonder
      And u face almighty God and he says to u
      Depart from me I know u not
      And u see hell watching u
      A place of torment
      U will be sorry but it’s too late
  • Really (15/01/2024, 12:39) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    I know death is sure
    But it just goes to show one min u here the next you out gone
    Many fight for land house money car luxury
    They don’t even know if they will
    Live to enjoy such
    Cause bay the end don’t matter what back door front door u go when God say it’s your time to
    It is exactly soo

    For the ones that keep his name do according to his works continue
    To the ones who fights for things of the earth
    Turn from your wicked ways and let him heal
    Your land make peace because u never know when it’s your time but it’s coming to all one day
  • Listen all (15/01/2024, 17:08) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Herbs power is looking for attention, don’t give him any attention. Even if you are pissed at his stupid comments like I am and want to go upside his head with a hot clout, tone the lunatic out.
  • @ herbs power (15/01/2024, 20:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Don't disturb me when I'm sleeping....I get really pissed.
  • Outsider (15/01/2024, 22:55) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    As an expat without the same local knowledge, I’ll always remember Mr Malone for his leadership during the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic. He came across very well. He seemed to have reassuringly sound judgment, and to care. My sincere sympathies go to his family. My prayer is that our Lord will lead his soul to heaven.
  • New Year (15/01/2024, 23:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I’m sure he would’ve had plans etc
    It goes to show us
    Only God knows the future

  • ... (16/01/2024, 06:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Carvin was a giant he was a hero we need a holiday in his honor

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