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‘I am now suffering from funeral burnout!’- Hon Flax-Charles

- encourages VI population to follow the protocols & get vaccinated if they wish to
Urging the population to follow the protocols, get vaccinated or protect themselves via other means if they wish not to be vaccinated, At Large Representative Honourable Shereen D. Flax-Charles, the Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development, has said she would not like to have a recurrence of the experience she had when persons were losing their lives to COVID-19 recently. Photo: YouTube
The 11th Sitting of the 3rd Session of the 4th House of Assembly (HoA) is being held virtually today, September 9, 2021. Photo: YouTube
The 11th Sitting of the 3rd Session of the 4th House of Assembly (HoA) is being held virtually today, September 9, 2021. Photo: YouTube
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Urging the population to follow the protocols, get vaccinated or protect themselves via other means if they wish not to be vaccinated, At Large Representative Honourable Shereen D. Flax-Charles, the Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development, has said she would not like to have a recurrence of the experience she had when persons were losing their lives to COVID-19 recently.

In late June 2021, the Virgin Islands began to see a spike in COVID-19 cases and some 36 persons lost their lives to the virus. Previously, only one person had died of COVID-19.

Funeral burnout

Hon Flax-Charles, speaking under ‘Other Business’ at the continuation of the 11th Sitting of the 3rd Session of the 4th House of Assembly (HoA) being held virtually today, September 9, 2021, said some mornings she was afraid to even check her WhatsApp messages for fear that there would be news of another COVID-19 related death.

“I can only imagine in recent times how it is for many families.

“I have had to attend many a funeral. I have attended 5 funerals in one weekend and I am now suffering from funeral burnout, Mr Speaker.

‘Do the right thing’- Hon Flax-Charles

Hon Flax-Charles then proceeded to urge persons in the VI to be vigilant against the virus and take the necessary steps to protect themselves.

“So I want to encourage the entire BVI population and anyone within the sound of my voice to do the right thing when it comes to following the protocols, making sure you make the right decisions when you are supposed to be following the protocols, persons that wish to be vaccinated that they do so and persons for whatever reason may not want to or cannot do so, that they ensure that they protect themselves.”

Hon Flax-Charles also congratulated the Ministry of Health and Social Development and all involved with the VI/USVI Vaccination Bubble Initiative.

13 Responses to “‘I am now suffering from funeral burnout!’- Hon Flax-Charles”

  • ... (09/09/2021, 13:53) Like (17) Dislike (19) Reply

    boi that picture make yah look old no r@#$

    • .. (09/09/2021, 14:59) Like (19) Dislike (21) Reply
      It could be the vax-ine she take.
    • Truth (09/09/2021, 15:38) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
      You realize she close to 60. Stop calling the woman phone all.day and night and let her get some rest
    • resident (09/09/2021, 18:14) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
      That was a very disrespectful comment. Mrs Flax Charles is a senior person in our community. You all need to learn to show respect to people. You think you are hoing going to be young forever!
    • @... (10/09/2021, 00:01) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
      We all must age one day
      And photos sometimes makes u look diff sometimes
      That being said
      She is still a beautiful woman with a good heart.

      Keep your negativity to yourself.
    • josiah'sbay (10/09/2021, 19:22) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      I don't see a reason for that comment. What I do see is disrespect, lack of maturity, and a arrested develop person operating on a platform of unanimity of which they are clearly not ready for. To think that they got 17 likes is deplorable.
  • @you (09/09/2021, 14:23) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hello, the woman said she suffering from burnout. give her a break.
  • Windy (09/09/2021, 14:41) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    she made a very good speech let the haters who thinks she leaving the VIP eat rocks
  • A VOTER IN #6 (09/09/2021, 15:06) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN
    I JUST COME FROM ONE THIS MORNING. MOTHER AND SON.
    • Tell Alvera Maduro Caines (09/09/2021, 17:32) Like (9) Dislike (14) Reply
      Its these unvax covid death that have you Burnt out going to so many funerals...Hope she will encourage the unvax to get vax up..and stop interfering in employers vaxination policy..
  • Rubber Duck (09/09/2021, 16:25) Like (2) Dislike (12) Reply
    Flax Charles getting back in once she stays with the vip
  • Mrs Tubman (09/09/2021, 17:05) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Democracy in action.
    Freedom comes with the right to make choices
    Celebrate freedom.
    Mourn for those who suffer as a result of selfishness executed by others.
    Mourn forthelost economy inflicted ,suffering of children and lost education.
  • NezRez (10/09/2021, 10:08) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    We are all suffering from family dying, COVID19, people not following masking, social distancing. Taking the vaccine is a personal choice and a medical one. People disobeying curfew, crowding in clubs, is what’s spreading the virus.. if everyone did their part, we would be in a much better position to stay healthy.


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