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Constitutional Review Consultations are not political meetings– Hon Malone

- urges public to partake in consultations & not be afraid of views being held against them
Opposition Member, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has called on members of the Virgin Islands public to partake in the ongoing constitutional review commission and not be worried that their words will be held against them. Photo: Facebook/File
Speaking via a telephone interview on the Monday, November 21, 2022, edition of ‘Da Morning Braff’ radio show, Hon Malone said concerns are being raised as it relates to persons appearing for consultations. Photo: Facebook/File
Speaking via a telephone interview on the Monday, November 21, 2022, edition of ‘Da Morning Braff’ radio show, Hon Malone said concerns are being raised as it relates to persons appearing for consultations. Photo: Facebook/File
A resident gives her input at a community meeting called by the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at Valerie O. Thomas Community Centre in Sea Cows Bay. Photo: Team of Reporters
A resident gives her input at a community meeting called by the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at Valerie O. Thomas Community Centre in Sea Cows Bay. Photo: Team of Reporters
FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI- Opposition Member, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has called on members of the Virgin Islands' public to partake in the ongoing Constitutional Review Commission and not be worried that their words will be held against them.

Speaking via a telephone interview on the Monday, November 21, 2022, edition of ‘Da Morning Braff’ radio show, Hon Malone said concerns are being raised as it relates to persons appearing for consultations. 

“One of the concerns that [the] chairperson has said is that there are a number of persons, when they come out… they don’t want to be broadcasted, don’t want to be on air,” he said.

The Commission has so far not been live-streaming the consultation meetings.

“This is not a political meeting that you are talking about. This is your constitution and I really feel whether you are a public official, civil servant, you’re private, coming and stating your views cannot and should not be held against you,” he said.

Constitution remains importation - Hon Malone 

Hon Malone reminded that consultations remain very important to the process, as different concerns are being raised from different parts of the territory. “The concerns voiced in West End is different than the concerns voiced in East End,” he added.

Hon Malone further noted that if everyone in the VI can have different concerns and share them, it could make for a better constitution that would go on to affect everyone.

5 Responses to “Constitutional Review Consultations are not political meetings– Hon Malone”

  • Native Senior Citizen of the British Virgin Islands (24/11/2022, 12:20) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why are you so persistent on this topic issue, Hon. Minister Carvin Malone? At present the CoI 49 recommendations are not as yet been implemented.
    The public was not bigly invited to eared their views on the present constitution. What is the cause of the urgency on a constitutional review, when in fact the public were not given a say on may matter s in the past?

    This is my position. I will not attend, and give my views on constitutional reformation, unless my views will be seriously consider by the constitution review committee leaders
  • asura (24/11/2022, 13:18) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    the bogus coi report needs to be challenged in court
  • lol (24/11/2022, 15:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    A lot of people don't feel comfortable because politicians are lurking in all of the meetings looking to see who is saying what.
  • Witness protection program (24/11/2022, 19:23) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sure I'll attend the meetings in person wearing a hooded robe, state my constitutional suggestions behind a screen with a voice changer app then live in exile for the next few years at the BVI Witness Protection villa on Mosquito Island in VG. No problem!
  • ok (25/11/2022, 10:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Cowards sit by mute and then complain after


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