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Disrespectful and Embarrassing

November 20th, 2018 | Tags: Donald E. de Castro
Donald E. de Castro. Photo: VINO/File
By Donald E. de Castro

We hear so many people every day talk about respect and lack thereof, in these times and a large portion of people blame someone else.

The problem with the blame game, is that few people take time to try and analyze the issue.

As I have said many times and I will say it again; greed has replaced not only respect but also, integrity, morals, pride and honesty.

Respect is not just an act between people but also between businesses and customers, between departments of a government also between countries and territories, just to mention a few areas in which respect is shown.

When respect is not shown, continuous lack of respect can lead to embarrassment to one or both parties.

Respect is not something you cannot demand but something you earn. First and fore-most one must respect oneself.

I also want mention a few things here; 1- Doing something that is wrong for hundred years do not make it right; 2- You are taught that, “when you know better you do better;” 3- People in position of trust who continue to mislead shows their disrespect for others.

Over the past several months leading up to the November 6, 2018, election in the US Virgin Islands (USVI), the vast majority of the candidates running for elective office claimed that they were a running for a seat in the Virgin Islands senate or for Governor of The Virgin Islands.

This was very disrespectful to all true Virgin Islanders; however, it was also disrespectful and embarrassing when some of these candidates actually came to The Virgin Islands to be guests on one of our local radio stations talk show.

They continued on these talk shows with the same message and the talk show host never made any attempt to correct them.

Adding insult to injury, the radio station management approved their commercials.

We must understand and accept the fact that there is a difference between The Virgin Islands and the US Virgin Islands, same as there is a difference between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, also the difference between the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

There are so many residents of this territory that should be embarrassed when they continue to complain about many issues especially about young people.

Yet these same people, including government ministers, politicians, religious leaders, teachers and the media are refusing to teach their children and others what is the correct name of this territory.

8 Responses to “Disrespectful and Embarrassing ”

  • Excuse me? (20/11/2018, 18:42) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    Hear who talking about RESPECT? is this the same man who went and begin to tear down the property while the barber was operating ?
  • Outsider (21/11/2018, 07:19) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Respect must also deal in facts. The facts are that there are the two territories in question have the exact same name: Virgin Islands.

    No U.S. Virgin Islands or Briiths Virgin Islands. Just Virgin Islands. That’s the law. It’s rather silly to suggest a governor of a territory lawfully named Virgin Islands, whatever the nationality of the governor is, being disrespectful when calling himself the governor of the Virgin Islands. If there’s disrespect somewhere, it’s got to be with the leaders who chose the name a century or centuries (as applicable) ago.

    • Exactly (21/11/2018, 10:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Precisely, a few years ago we decided to drop the British in very important sectors and songs. So now we’re “The Virgin Islands”. This back and forth between USVI & BVI has been going on for far too long on which one of us is the true Virgin Islands. In the end we still have to distinguish the difference between the two. Not sure if this problem will ever get fixed
  • How about...? (21/11/2018, 10:34) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    There are two (2) Carolinas right? South and North...and you can think of other states that have the same name but one is either east or west, north or south..

    How about East Virgin Islands and West Virgin Islands...Let the Geography experts tell us which is closed.
  • CONFUSE (22/11/2018, 22:18) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    I cant understand that this country here Virgin Island, please help me understand how can a country be govern by the Queen of England and the head is a Governor (Englishman) assign by the Queen and you are fighting tooth and nail to not be refer to as the British Virgin Island . I missing something here can someone please help me understand. Thank You.
  • Bill (25/11/2018, 18:40) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    I have to agree with “Confuse” when did we changed for British Virgin Islands to Virgin Islands? Mr. Decastro certainly don’t know the meaning of disrespect or what is good for the goose is not good for the gander. I just want to reminde the British Virgin Islands HUMBLE YOURSELVES.

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