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‘I wish VG could break away from Tortola, y’all evil!’- Sistah Joyce

-decries reported ambulance transfer from Virgin Gorda to Tortola over the weekend
Local Calypsonian Joycelyn Searles aka Sistah Joyce has blazed authorities of the alleged transfer of an ambulance assigned to the sister island of Virgin Gorda over to the main island of Tortola over the last weekend. Photo: VINO/File
Inside an ambulance belonging to BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA). Photo: VINO/File
Inside an ambulance belonging to BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA). Photo: VINO/File
FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI– Local calypsonian Joycelyn Searles aka Sistah Joyce has blazed authorities involved in the reported transfer of an ambulance assigned to the sister island of Virgin Gorda over to the main island of Tortola over the past weekend.

Speaking on ‘Da morning Braff’ radio show with host Damian Percival on Monday, October 24, 2022, Sistah Joyce indicated that the ambulance was reportedly transferred from the island between Friday evening, October 22, 2022, and Saturday morning, leaving the island with no EMS vehicle.

“My issues with us here in the BVI right now… is the hiding of things that have to do with people’s life and their livelihood,” she added.

According to her, the ambulance on the main island was reportedly not working and as such, it was substituted with the ambulance assigned to Virgin Gorda.

Actions inhumane - Sistah Joyce 

Speaking as a telephone guest, Sistah Joyce called the actions ‘inhumane’ and added, “who these instructions came from to send the one ambulance we have in Virgin Gorda… y’all are a set of idiots and inhumane people, we need to stop it!” 

Sistah Joyce revealed that it wasn’t until intense lobbying towards legislators, that a barge reportedly returned the ambulance to the island, "Just to think about if something happens... it's just the principal," she said, adding that recalling the situation was giving her goosebumps. 

The VI calypsonian further called on all VI legislators under the Government of National Unity and others in the House of Assembly to investigate who made the order to transfer the ambulance.   

"I am pleading with the Unity Government. Yall got couple more months in there... get an ambulance for Virgin Gorda so the statutory health service cannot put people's lives in such a danger like that," she said.

'Wealthy VG residents should pitch in'

She also called on wealthy Virgin Gordians to pitch in and donate so that Virgin Gorda can have its own permanent ambulance, "that was so inhumane for the ambulance to even reach Tortola," she added. 

Sistah Joyce said when the issues were raised, some legislators responded to her concerns, but others did not, "I wish we could break away from Tortola, y'all evil," she added.

53 Responses to “‘I wish VG could break away from Tortola, y’all evil!’- Sistah Joyce”

  • smh (25/10/2022, 16:00) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    Minister of Health
    Director of Health Administration
    PS/Ministry of Health
    Too many Captains on board.
  • Will agree to that (25/10/2022, 16:08) Like (47) Dislike (11) Reply
    People on Tortola is indeed evil. The things I have seen some of them do to each other is past evil.
  • Josiahsbay (25/10/2022, 16:08) Like (23) Dislike (5) Reply
    For years I've been calling for decentralized governance for some districts particularly Virgin Gorda and the 7th/8th districts.
  • tola (25/10/2022, 16:11) Like (41) Dislike (8) Reply
    Yes evil and selfish
  • Vg man (25/10/2022, 16:11) Like (31) Dislike (2) Reply
    They do this all the time, the bvi is the hunger games everything good for the capital
  • grace (25/10/2022, 16:11) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    Monaco model Monaco Model Monaco Model.
    Too many don't haves in these Islands.
    Consider this fact when building your population.

    The haves should be more than the have nots that have been imported installed and killing everything including quality of life and education. A minor purchase such as an ambulance?? Each Island should have two,at least.

  • No Rubber Chicken (25/10/2022, 16:14) Like (28) Dislike (2) Reply
    VG can join USVI. Anyone up for secession?
    • @no rubber chicken (25/10/2022, 18:04) Like (20) Dislike (10) Reply
      And if they do, they will be hitting a gold mine. St. Thomas is moving ahead with the times, Tortola is not.
  • Jah! It’s an evil world (25/10/2022, 16:29) Like (29) Dislike (5) Reply
    They donate thousands of vaxxines but can’t donate one ambulance?! Only one of those things can save your life. People ain’t no moo moo those last two years got our eyes keenly on y’all wicked actions!
  • Really (25/10/2022, 16:29) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Wake up people you all our focusing on the wrong things. This should open your eyes. I never used to hear the ambulance the workers can tell you they was bored because no work now they are always on call. My cousin called the ambulance and they was all out so what does that tell u
  • What you don’t know will hurt you. (25/10/2022, 16:29) Like (22) Dislike (22) Reply
    For 1- the ambulance that is in Vigin Gorda was provided from Tortola because VG fire department never purchased one.
    2- You have 2 ambulances assigned to VG one was in use and the other had to be sent to Tortola for repairs
    3- provisions were made for VG ambulance in the interim.
    Do you really want to disconnect from Tortola? When you speak make sure you have all the facts.
    • Josiahsbay (25/10/2022, 17:41) Like (30) Dislike (3) Reply
      Being majority self-sustaining will do wonders for Virgin Gorda. Tortola is holding them back.
    • hmmm (25/10/2022, 18:24) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
      So who paying health service employees salary? Not only Tortola people. The BVIHSA has an arrangement with Fire and Rescue. BVIHSA has NO trained EMTs on VG.
      • Funny (25/10/2022, 21:18) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply

        thats only due to nobody getting off their @$$£$ on VG and doing the training. They have 2 on Anegada...

    • Really (25/10/2022, 21:09) Like (0) Dislike (11) Reply
      For one you need to ask was the ambulance a problem before the vaccine,and how many people been picked up with COVID before the vaccine? Pull the records and you can see what's sending people to call the ambulance. You would do that homework so stop talking what's not important.
  • one eye (25/10/2022, 16:30) Like (49) Dislike (3) Reply
    Too many crazy people on the radio
  • Missing ambulance (25/10/2022, 16:32) Like (9) Dislike (13) Reply
    Noyone is getting shot up over there, we need the ambulance over here where we is bigger and badder
  • jokes (25/10/2022, 16:34) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    Smokin too much with VG should break away from Tortola
  • TruDat! (25/10/2022, 16:34) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
    The same wicked government that sent children into Alexandrina Maduro Primary School knowing it was full of mold. They care nothing for the people of the BVI. Nothing at all.
    • facts (25/10/2022, 18:12) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
      None of them is going to send their children to sit in a classroom that is full of mold. They think their children is better than the average children. They could care less about the average children. I often wonder if they allow their children to play and interact with the average children.
  • Smh (25/10/2022, 16:50) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply

    Set of wickedness 

  • VG (25/10/2022, 16:54) Like (9) Dislike (16) Reply
  • resident (25/10/2022, 17:05) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    That was appalling. Who are responsible to ensure important vehicles like ambulances, fire trucks, police and prison vehicles are kept maintained? What is the life span of these vehicles and who must ensure they are replaced? Somebody needs to be held accountable! It is shameful! Thank you Sistah Joyce for so passionately bringing this issue to the public. I must however commend junior minister Hon. Flax Charles for immediately calling into the program and giving an update on the issue as well.
  • Sister Rejoice (25/10/2022, 17:23) Like (34) Dislike (7) Reply
    Break away from Tola to go where. Mind we bring the Baths over here to. Selfish VG.
  • choice (25/10/2022, 18:00) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
    I would prefer to live on VG than on dirty, sewer filled streets, garbage burning out of control and those deplorable disgusting roads. Yeah those people on Tortola is EVIL. Look most of them directly in the eyes and you will see pure evil even if they have a big smile on their face.The eyes is the window to the soul, they don’t lie. Why you think some people can’t look you directly in the eyes when you are speaking to them.
    • Second That (26/10/2022, 07:38) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      Tortola is dirty and look like a a Third World Country. AND THOSE ROADS, IF I HAD A DOLLAR FOR EVERY POT HOLE I HIT ON A DAILY I WOULD BE a rich woman. If VG separate from Tortola, they would do much better. Virgin Gorda is a much nicer place to live than Tortola.
  • @ RESIDENT (25/10/2022, 18:04) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
  • I like this woman (25/10/2022, 18:07) Like (21) Dislike (12) Reply
    She is transparent and she does not bite her tongue on anything. And guess what, ain’t a damn thing they can do to her.
  • Mustang (25/10/2022, 18:15) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    How many ambulances are on Tortola? Ambulance services are vital to the health, safety, and well-being of BVI residents. Consequently, the BVIHSA should have one or more in reserve to substitute for ambulances offline for service. Additionally, ambulances should be highly maintained and in a high state of operational readiness. The BVI is remotely located and should have critical parts on the shelf. Given the terrain, ambulances should be replaced at a more frequent rate than in perhaps other places.
  • mad max (25/10/2022, 18:37) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    Says the drug dealer …
  • Yess indeed (25/10/2022, 19:02) Like (23) Dislike (3) Reply
    Tortola have one set of evil minded people. Some of them will sit at your table and eat and laugh with you while plunging the dagger in the middle of your back. You can give them your last dollar and they will turn on you.
  • hellboy (25/10/2022, 19:08) Like (7) Dislike (15) Reply
    Oh ok , How about you guys stay VG and don't ever come to tola , in that way you wouldn't have to see evil & Selfish people. Lets see how long you last. What do you think about ? smh
    • Truth (25/10/2022, 21:16) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      We would definitely prefer to do so. All of VG tax money wasting on Tola
  • 90210 (25/10/2022, 19:34) Like (8) Dislike (10) Reply
    Sista Joyce, if what u saying is the case then u should blast the Minister who is responsible for Vg which we all know from Vg. They had no business allowing that to happen. But no, u gone talk bout disconnect from Tortola n all kinda nonsense. Well hear this, call the 12 VG people it have over here on tola n tell um come home. As they leave I’ll shut the gate my self.
    • @90210 (25/10/2022, 20:20) Like (18) Dislike (4) Reply
      I don’t see anything wrong with the lady speaking her mind. And so what if she said Virgin Gorda should disconnect from Tortola, that is her opinion and you have to respect that. It’s not that serious.
  • lmao (25/10/2022, 20:28) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now it is going to be WAR of the WORDS between Virgin Gorda and Tortola. LMAO, this is to funny.
  • Hmm (25/10/2022, 21:18) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ambulances needed in West End and East End, and other areas in Tortola. North Sound
  • problem (25/10/2022, 21:20) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    then why does she not hold a concert to raise money to purchase an ambulance for VG? Why does it always have to be someone else who gives money, she only takes...
  • Island boy (25/10/2022, 21:27) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    @90210 & hellboy. You two sound ignorant. VG & Anegada has always been treated like the black sheep of the family. VG needs their own power plant, imagine if some drunk inEast End hits a pole the entire island of VG is out of power. Something has to be done, it was this way since Ralph was in council, nothing done. Thanks for bringing this issue to the table Sister Joyce, hopefully something will be done real soon.
  • plain and simple (25/10/2022, 21:39) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    They are not only evil, they love to play the stupid game, they can not face the truth, they love playing the blame game. I would agree, some of the things I have seen some of them do to their own family is beyond me. Blood is not always thicker than water folks. Yes, Tortola is a evil place.
  • Save our souls (26/10/2022, 07:53) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The People of BVI the question is how many ambulances have BVI May be 5 to 6 how many working may be 2 to 3 how many in the work shop 2 to 3 ,now how long these were in the workshop some over 2 to 3 yrs either at private or at big name garages but whose fault is that ,POOR MAINTAINACE BAD DRIVING SKILLS and no funda to fix them
    ,can you think of a vehicle thsking 2 days to change breaks or do a service or it go in with one problem come out with another,
    Do you think the BVIHSA heads the board the minister CARES NO NO NO NO look not even staff them want give to work after ppl train over a year and cant get work cause it no MONEY to hire them where is the money going Renting old Flow building for $K a month fixing the old Peebles building now over 2 yrs yet it cant be finish and Who cares as long as the fat salaries are paid to the none workers Who can sit at home when it was irima now it the pandemic all is well and turn around and tell the Hard workers that at the end of all your years we can only give you 1% to take home that your worth in SALT to the BVIHSA AND TO THE BVI People
  • agreed (26/10/2022, 08:08) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    I’m on Tortola and i’m with Sista Joyce. Tortola is a beautiful island but the people are very selfish and jealous set of people. The favoritism is killing the island especially with drugs, guns and other craziness involved. Tortola in a barrel and the people in all sectors are crabs. Virgin Gorda points out the criminals while Tortola hide them and called them the realest ever lived.
  • Local (26/10/2022, 09:02) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    VG is now St Vincent give them to Ralf
  • Insight (26/10/2022, 09:42) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
  • tolagal (26/10/2022, 09:51) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    I would rather be evil than a crazy weed head any day of the week
  • Motor Mechanic Needed (26/10/2022, 13:17) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    The boats sink. The Ambulance don't run. Stop buying all this stuff you can not take care of!
    I think we need to hire a down island mechanic to fix some of this stuff! Seems like all these indigenous folk don't know what end of the wrench to hold.
  • Well Well (26/10/2022, 15:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The tension is so high in the BVI,Please don’t make a mistake buddi.Jah help us.
  • Honest speaking (27/10/2022, 12:46) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Government AND people of the bvi i hope you all see this comment. Lets break VG off of tortola, VG need its own current first of all. Tortola problems should have NOTHING to do with VG , make the power change the first move please . Ohh amd yes yall tola ppl wicked Nf !
  • nonsense (28/10/2022, 16:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Get a life Sister Joyce and followers. Blowing up a lil situation without even having facts.

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