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Residents asked to indicate whether pandemic was ‘dreadful or not so serious’

- as part of Public Perception Survey from the Central Statistics Office
Persons in the Virgin Islands who experienced the COVID-19 pandemic are being tasked to indicate a number of opinions, as part of a new COVID-19 Individual Impact and Public Perception Survey from the Central Statistics Office. Photo: VINO/File
Director of the the Central Statistics Office, Mr. Raymond Phillips said his office is soliciting the opinions of residents and explore how they may have been affected by the virus. Photo: Facebook/File
Director of the the Central Statistics Office, Mr. Raymond Phillips said his office is soliciting the opinions of residents and explore how they may have been affected by the virus. Photo: Facebook/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Persons in the Virgin Islands are being tasked to indicate a number of opinions, as part of a new COVID-19 Individual Impact and Public Perception Survey from the Central Statistics Office.

Director of the Office, Mr. Raymond Phillips said his office is soliciting the opinions of residents and explore how they may have been affected by the pandemic.

“The department is seeking answers to questions including whether respondents viewed the COVID-19 situation in the Virgin Islands as dreadful or not so serious, and whether their income was affected by the pandemic,” he said according to an announcement on the initiative.

Gov't seeking more insight 

Phillips is hoping these honest answers will assist the Andrew A. Fahie (R1) Government to better understand how the pandemic has uniquely affected individuals relative to the rest of the population while at the same time, generating useful data to guide policymaking decisions.

 “Data should be available to understand the impacts of COVID-19 and how such are viewed by the population. Information produced from this survey will play an important role in the efforts to effectively manage this socially and economically debilitating health crisis,” the director said.

According to information, no names are required and completion time is estimated to be less than 5 minutes.

The survey is anonymous and can be accessed directly at: bit.ly/csobvisurvey.

14 Responses to “Residents asked to indicate whether pandemic was ‘dreadful or not so serious’”

  • Say what now? (06/10/2021, 12:31) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just me speaking for me. You don’t need to ask anyone a damn thing. It is not rocket science.
  • See (06/10/2021, 12:39) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    The ignorance is blinding .
  • Reality check (06/10/2021, 12:45) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    I have just taken the survey and feel it is a waste of time with no in depth questions as to why and how we feel our government failed us or didn't, nor what we think should have been different.
  • Really (06/10/2021, 12:46) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    1. Unfortunately the address link is incorrect it should be bit.ly/csobvisurvey ( without the full stop).
    2. Unlikely to be anonymous as an email account input is required.... hmmm
    • @Really (06/10/2021, 16:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      E-mails aren't collected.
      It says (not shared) at the end of your e-mail address when you open the form. It's simply using a pathway for users to access the questionnaire based on your browser settings. Configuration issue if you will.
      The survey is open to everyone but not everyone will see this based on their preferred browser.
      • @@Really (06/10/2021, 18:37) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        And we believe that Google would not collect this data, so yes your identity is shared, but perhaps not by the initiator of the survey. I have no doubt that the intention was good, just does not work that way though when using "costless" solutions. There is no such thing as a free lunch. Respectfully,
  • Huh? (06/10/2021, 13:06) Like (13) Dislike (15) Reply
    The Pandemic isn’t over.
    Not enough people are vaccinated here. Too many people took (and are still taking) their medical information from Facebook, other Social Media, and the likes of Nikki Minaj.
    So when the Tourists come back this winter (some of whom also them take their medical advice from dubious sources) we will undoubtedly be facing more Covid infections and, most sadly, more deaths.
  • my only question (06/10/2021, 15:31) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    When will you guys ever get something right?
  • RealLink (06/10/2021, 16:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    bit.ly/csobvisurvey
  • hmmm (06/10/2021, 20:55) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Needs a comment section.

    I answered dreadful because I remember when the government said they were building a ward and then didn't. Only after COVID finally got here did they knock up something.

    I remember when they said they had a plan and then they didn't and told us we have to vaccinate. That's the plan.

    Not ordering enough medication for us. Fortunately the USVI was able to share with us.

    Not getting alternative vaccines for those of us who don't want Astrazeneca but can't travel to the USVI.

    Calling the hotline is a nightmare. No one ever answers.

    Losing samples and test results.

    You have those poor doctors and nurses by the hospital testing center in a hot tent all day under ppe gear.

    Only some people got stimulus money.

    The double standard between the vaccinated and unvaccinated, tourist vs resident, Spanish bars vs local bars, small businesses vs bigger businesses, etc.

    All those nights last year you had us glued to our radios at midnight to tell us nothing changed. Could have waited until day time.

    The refusal to stand up for the rights of the people who were bullied into getting vaccinated at the threat of their job.

    Encouraging discrimination by playing Pontius Pilot with your vaccine stance.

    Giving yourselves pay raises and extra perks at a time when so many in the territory have loss their jobs and are going without.

    The lack of public programs to encourage people to lose weight despite knowing obesity is a big problem in the VI and the worse risk factor for COVID.

    Failure to consider the mental wellbeing of the people in general. Some people never recovered from Irma and Maria and COVID made it worse.

    Keeping our kids out of school for a whole year and still having them return to mouldy classrooms and not enough toilets.

    Following the advice of the CDC when we don't have American vaccines.

    Not seeking advice or guidence from other countries despite other places having better success. Like why didn't we ask Sweden for advice? They're doing better than most countries.

    Not taking the invasion of privacy seriously when people's medical info got leaked.

    Locking citizens out of the country.

    Closing the boarder for so long.

    Those are just a few on the top of my head.


  • Book of Revelation (06/10/2021, 21:08) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sounds like the devil wants a review. For what purpose? Are you going to give a salary to those who lost their job? Are you going to pay their hospital bill? What you should be doing is providing outlets to better the lives of those affected. People just need to get their houses in order because the bible is fufilling and Jesus is coming. Have no fear. God is always with His own.
  • gfrdfdgferfeddsf (06/10/2021, 22:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    you should be able to spot a fake.Once you've touched handbag, you will be instantly hooked! The leather is very thin, but extremely durable. The type of leather used by Gucci Bag is a very distressed looking type of leather. Every bag has a unique appearance. You'll find lines, wrinkles, folds and smooth spots all over the bag's body. No two bags look identical.

    1. Check the spelling of the label on the front of the purse and on the interior. Frequently, manufacturers of fake and counterfeit purses will misspell the brand's name to skirt copyright law.
    2. Check to make sure the stripes or pattern match up on all sides of the bag.

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    4. Check to make sure the metal on the interior tag matches any metal on the exterior of the bag.

  • Too much mindgames are being played on the citizens of this country. (06/10/2021, 22:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The government has more information about the covid-19 virus effect impact on us. The Health Care Service has plenty of data on the issue of the covid-19 impact on us, yet the chose to ask us questions that they know of the answer than we do. Much too much mindgames are being played on the citizens of this country's people, Political, and money-grabing reason. Then they want us to seek independence from the UK. How about you seek independence from mismanaging our finances? And even better, we fire all corrupted politicians asap? What you see as political science, I see as corrupted conscience.
  • hello (08/10/2021, 14:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It would not have hit me hard so if the government was not so bias in letting wp holder back in during the lockdown. That was my only dreadful situation.


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