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Politician 'blocked' young lady who was hungry & needed help- Willock alleges

Former Speaker Julian Willock, right, was a guest on Da Morning Braff Show with host Rosemary Cindy Rosan, left, on August 25, 2023. Photo: Facebook
Commenting that it is 'really serious out there', former Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA) Mr Julian Willock alleged on Tola Radio VI on August 25, 2023, that a young lady who was in need of something to eat and reached out to a politician was 'blocked'. Photo: GIS/File
Commenting that it is 'really serious out there', former Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA) Mr Julian Willock alleged on Tola Radio VI on August 25, 2023, that a young lady who was in need of something to eat and reached out to a politician was 'blocked'. Photo: GIS/File
FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI- Commenting that it is “really serious out there”, former Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA) Mr Julian Willock has alleged that a young lady who was in need of something to eat and reached out to a politician for help was “blocked”.

Mr Willock made the allegations while a guest on Tola Radio VI’s Da Morning Braff Show with host Rosemary Cindy Rosan on August 25, 2023.

The community-minded businessman was on the show to promote a back-to-school event he had organised in the Third District in collaboration with Ms Kishma P. Forbes of Virgin Islands School and Office Supplies.

‘I keep encouraging people to get off government’s tits’- Cindy

Ms Rosan commended the initiative and noted that people should become less dependent on the government.

“And another thing I like about all of this, I keep encouraging people to get off of the government’s tits. Remove themselves from Governments. Be independent. Take that chokehold that the government have around our necks where they can tell us yes, no or turn us into beggars, and do stuff for ourselves,” Rosan said.

Politician ‘blocked’ young lady- Willock

Willock responded that the reality is the Government can’t do everything.

“The government’s coffers are limited and remember the public is saying to me every time they go to the politicians for help all they are being told is they [politicians] don’t have any assistance grants.

“One young lady told me yesterday she was hungry, she reached out to a politician, he blocked her. it’s really serious out there,” Willock lamented.

Mr Willock did not disclose the identity of the politician or whether it was a District Representative or Territorial At Large Representative.

35 Responses to “Politician 'blocked' young lady who was hungry & needed help- Willock alleges”

  • Hmm (28/08/2023, 09:46) Like (20) Dislike (20) Reply
    That politician did her a favor hopefully.
    • @hmm (28/08/2023, 10:20) Like (16) Dislike (7) Reply
      NO THEY DID NOT!! Those people are voted in by the people to represent us as we all can not fit on the leadership stage!! If the people need help politicians are obligated to be the loudest voices.

      When someone needs help give it to them rather than they come out of a desperate situation KNOWING how little the society cares for them. Then after turning up our nose some of us we get on our high horses demanding those people be arrested for a long list of victimless "crimes" people turn to. Recall all those bars? The bartenders sell poison every night the rule book says its alright.
      • sally (28/08/2023, 10:39) Like (36) Dislike (5) Reply
        Your comment is so ignorant, i beg to believe anything other than your retarded. Who cares if anyone voted them in. Politicians are elected by the people to represent the will of the county, not one personal’s need. This people in need should account the appropriate department to get assistance with securing food. Perhaps they need a 2nd job and to readjust their budget to meet the realities of their life vs their current lifestyle.
        • Hmm (28/08/2023, 22:53) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
          "Politicians are elected by the people to represent the will of the county,"

          NO politicians are elected BY THE PEOPLE for the THE PEOPLE. There is no point in democracy if you have zero influence, after they are voted in REPRESENTATIVES must remain sensitive to the will AND NEEDS of the PEOPLE. You might as well go serve the KING.

          I see you want us to live in an upside down governmental system where citizens serve the government and not the other way around. Government by definition should benefit the people. The crown is established by righteousness.

          Your comment is so ignorant because you assume every government must function according to your definition, the modern definition of government which marginalizes the individual.

          Your definition of "country" is the same as a corporation..... SCARY!!!

          I voted. This is the VI, what the people of the VI decide upon is what should be implemented.

          We can build an airport but without the ground control/air traffic INDIVIDUALS the whole thing is a waste.

          Golden sidewalks for the country and poverty for the people right??? I think calling someone ignorant is probably because YOU have enough.... if YOU did not have enough would you tell yourself to get a second job or go to your well to do friends for help?????

          What happens when you have no friends as the lady and its not food BUT CASH you need to pay for your living expense???

          You probably wouldnt give a beggar food if they were starving, and rationalize it by saying they would buy drug with the food, that's your & many people's mentality.

          Id happily be a retard than live without a heart & forget my humanity.
      • wiseman (28/08/2023, 11:39) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply
        Give a man a fish he can eat for a fay, teach a man to fish he could eat for a lifetime. Government should create opportunities and not give hand outs.
      • Echo (29/08/2023, 18:43) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
        These people don't really care about us so I am not surprised. Dem belly full and to ras was us. They have not shown us they actually cate about us
  • El Demonio Negro (28/08/2023, 09:54) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    WHen the huger to much to bare THEY will be hunting politician food. Best believe it.
  • Guest (28/08/2023, 09:59) Like (13) Dislike (21) Reply
    Sounds like a fable. People always lying on politicians.
  • Josiahsbay (28/08/2023, 10:10) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    Get off of government tits! District councils can help. We can manage a good portion of district needs through them. Ask Gov/District Reps. to create councils and provide them with sufficient powers to be useful particularly for generating revenue.
  • Xxx (28/08/2023, 10:15) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Well sah look melee
  • WHAT!!! (28/08/2023, 10:15) Like (36) Dislike (4) Reply
    If district representatives had not so thoroughly abused the system they would still have an allowance to give to those in need.
    • @wHAT (28/08/2023, 10:36) Like (3) Dislike (19) Reply
      Not true. The system was never abused like being portrayed. There are those current elected officials who did not want the funds to help the people so they gladly allowed the recommendations to eliminate it to be approved without resistance.
      • WHAT!!! (28/08/2023, 12:27) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
        Not true , have you not read about the abuse of funds?? Car repairs, car battery , tires , credit card bills paid, phone bills paid, college fees for some who never went to college and so much more.
  • NezRez (28/08/2023, 10:17) Like (37) Dislike (0) Reply
    You can tell if someone is really in need or just coming to you regularly because they want to keep their money and use the government. When I run into people outside the store who say they are hungry, I tell them to wait right here, and I will go inside to buy a plate of food and a drink. If they say they want the money so they can buy what they want, then they are full of crap and I say forget it. A true hungry person would be very happy to get the food.
  • So (28/08/2023, 10:19) Like (32) Dislike (3) Reply
    Family support network shut down? why she had to go beg a politician for food? Sound like anancy story to me. Come out of the habit of begging politicians and demand systems that work be put in place to help the people in need.
    • @So (28/08/2023, 12:40) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
      Nothing wrong asking politicians, FSN, or any entity for assistance. The main factor is to ensure accountability and avoid abuse like what happened when she & Damion went with the public's money to save his house & now the rest is history & so is Damion.
    • @ So (28/08/2023, 13:29) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
      family support network is for people who are abused in domestic Violence relationships
    • @ So (28/08/2023, 14:20) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
      This young lady could have simply be directed to Social Development for assistance. The HOA assistance given to the department to help those that actually need it.
    • Sick (28/08/2023, 17:27) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      Politicians don't get paid? It don't have to be government money .
  • @guest (28/08/2023, 10:27) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    Maybe some do lie, but there are politicians who act like they want to help the people, but they CHOOSE who to help
  • Hmm (28/08/2023, 10:28) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    The only problem with many of those victimless crimes by the way is the fact that the authorities refuse to regulate them causing what we know to be crime and disputes that can not be legally settled.

    The unregulated professions which are purposely kept unregulated thus become incubators for violence or excuses for extreme tyrannical repression - think SINGAPORE
    • Josiahsbay (28/08/2023, 22:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      There is never a victimless crime it's either the person himself/herself or someone else.
  • Woman Power (28/08/2023, 10:28) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who is this young lady ?
    How can I reach out to assist ?
  • Youth (28/08/2023, 10:34) Like (22) Dislike (9) Reply
    One thing about the former Premier was he really cared for people especially the poor, needy, and elderly. He ensured systems were place to help them.
  • Hotmess (28/08/2023, 10:39) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    I believe the politician trying to protect himself from getting his name called in things, some of these young people not easy. They will say what didn't even happen. And you see, she reached to tell this man, just so she could of say something else.
  • 2023 (28/08/2023, 10:42) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    for the past 20 years some of the ones the people have voted into political office have no real focus towards the people

    in these somewhat challenging times some of the funds spent on those travels could contributes towards the betterment of some communities

  • (28/08/2023, 10:43) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    Well sah sounds like and at large member
  • People (28/08/2023, 10:44) Like (5) Dislike (11) Reply
    BVI PEOPLE WAKE UP! The Governor and UK is intentionally trying to force the implementation of policies to rule the BVI people through their predetermined COI & pre-authored COI recommendations to turn the BVI into a heartless country where there will only have the haves and the haves not. Of course, their kind will be among the haves.
    • @People (29/08/2023, 09:46) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Some of you people so brain washed and mentally enslaved that you can't self evaluate without external blame
  • Lord 0. (28/08/2023, 14:26) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    If it was me being that politician and that person asked me for $20.00. I would have given them double $40.00 then block them. They won't make it a hobbit .
  • lol (28/08/2023, 17:15) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    These people who are insisting that a politician's job is to "help them" are part of the reasons why this place is the way it is. A politician's job in my opinion is to help as many people as possible to become self sufficient. A culture of asking politicians for money was created and the politician would give with the expectation of being re-elected. I hope that we can break that cycle.
  • peewee (28/08/2023, 18:22) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    probably that pasta woman at duffs bottom with the 12 or 13 picneys- allways looking for handouts
  • Government Tits??! (28/08/2023, 18:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    And how many times the government paid her rent!!!! Ayo pitiful man!
  • You all well know (29/08/2023, 08:08) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    ‘tis the rep in the z6ne.

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