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‘Slavery is slavery boss! I ain’t going nowhere jumping up’- L. Allen Wheatley

- says VI still in economic & political slavery
In the season of Emancipation celebrations, Mr L. Allen Wheatley has lamented the high cost of living in the Virgin Islands and commented that the Virgin Islands people are in economic slavery. Photo: File
The August Monday Parade is tomorrow, August 7, 2023. Photo: VINO/File
The August Monday Parade is tomorrow, August 7, 2023. Photo: VINO/File
EAST END, Tortola, VI- Some 1,000 revellers are expected to storm the streets of Road Town for the August Monday Parade to celebrate Emancipation from slavery; however, don’t look for former Financial Secretary and D8 political candidate in the recently concluded 2023 general elections, Mr L. Allen Wheatley, to be a part of the procession.

In a social media post this morning, August 6, 2023, Mr Wheatley lamented the high cost of living in the Virgin Islands and commented that the Virgin Islands people are in economic slavery.

“We talking about emancipation from slavery. Man, we in a set of economic slavery in this country, it is ridiculous. You think we free? We ain’t free…politically, we ain’t free.”

Political slavery

Mr Wheatley also opined that the Virgin Islands also remains in political slavery.

“Massa down the road got our constitution in he lap sleeping, every morning laughing at us, saying hey, I wonder if I will free them today politically or I going to give them their constitution or keep it. Imagine that. So, politically we are slaves, economically we are slaves, because we can’t even afford [to shop in] the supermarkets now.

According to Mr Wheatley, until the VI has political and economic freedom he will not be a part of the emancipation revellery.

“Slavery is slavery boss. I ain’t going nowhere jumping up until they get up my damn constitution and I could go to the supermarket and spend and not have to worry about getting embarrassed or whether I will get change left back. When we get to that stage, then in my mind, we are free.”

59 Responses to “‘Slavery is slavery boss! I ain’t going nowhere jumping up’- L. Allen Wheatley”

  • Sly Mongoose (06/08/2023, 14:03) Like (39) Dislike (16) Reply
    I agree with him 1,000%!
    • No idea (06/08/2023, 17:10) Like (40) Dislike (3) Reply
      Unfortunately persons in the BVI have no idea what the horrors of slavery involved. It is disgusting to prepare our current problems to slavery. Pleas stop it!
    • @sly Mongoose (07/08/2023, 18:19) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      If slavery is slavery, does that mean that a thief is a thief? Asking for a friend.
  • lol (06/08/2023, 14:08) Like (40) Dislike (39) Reply
    Thank God he was not elected.
  • fish (06/08/2023, 14:34) Like (40) Dislike (14) Reply
    He is correct boss
  • Youth (06/08/2023, 14:42) Like (32) Dislike (6) Reply
    This is so well said.
  • say so (06/08/2023, 14:43) Like (13) Dislike (38) Reply
    Obviously, Mr. Wheatley does not understand the meaning why we jumping up!hmmmm so those of you in the same boat plz drink water and mind your business. Stay indoors!
  • NO LIE (06/08/2023, 14:44) Like (25) Dislike (17) Reply
    The UK gives the impression that the BVI & them are in a modern partnership but there is nothing modern about it other than slavery in a modern form.
  • Right on target (06/08/2023, 14:45) Like (25) Dislike (14) Reply
    The slavery mill is grinding slow but grinding still.
  • Finally (06/08/2023, 14:49) Like (19) Dislike (13) Reply
    Finally someone understands what is taking place. This is not to say there does not need improvements in the BVI and its government but that is every government worldwide. However the Governor and UK never look at all the positives in the BVI. As a matter of fact this Governor had the audacity to imply the UK and all Governors who served in the BVI has been spotless in their duties with the BVI. This is a boldface insult to anyone with sense.
  • Okay now (06/08/2023, 14:53) Like (17) Dislike (11) Reply
    The UK says one thing but their actions speaks louder. Their actions shows they still believe they are superior and all Caribbean countries & their leaders are inferior. Case in point, in the 21st century there is not one black Governor appointed by the UK. Until 2022 there were no women appointed as Governor by the the UK. Now there are a small few just to say they appointed women Governor. There are so many of their actions that says who they really are and what they really think about us as a people.
    • @Okay now (06/08/2023, 15:35) Like (6) Dislike (8) Reply
      a black woman is Governor of Anguilla....
    • off point (06/08/2023, 22:03) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      The UK is a majority white country thus no black Governors, we dont see any white politicians from here representing the BVI in the UK because its a majority black country. That said the BVI does not need any Governors just a non-corrupt independent government.
  • A lesson (06/08/2023, 14:54) Like (11) Dislike (7) Reply
    The Governor and UK will soon learn you can not hold people hostage with chains whether physical or otherwise who God has already liberated.
  • NDP supporter (06/08/2023, 14:56) Like (10) Dislike (9) Reply
    I know the one thing which irritates most of the people of the BVI is where this Governor gets on the radio every week and the only thing he sees and says is what all he sees as negative things about the BVI. He never sees anything positive about the BVI unless it is under his responsibility which by the way are all failures although he says otherwise.
  • for the record (06/08/2023, 15:03) Like (21) Dislike (6) Reply
    Never have I supported any political party but this gentleman is correct. The most distasteful actions I have ever seen or heard was when the UK Commissioner of Police called the people liars and stupid in a nice way when he boldfacedly stated the West End & Cane Garden Bay Police stations are not closed 24hrs a day 7 days a week like the majoroty of the public is saying and seeing but rather it is the opposite. What is worse the Governor backed him up which he would not have done if it was a local or Caribbean person in charge of the force. I guess once you are UK you are OK. This to most, is a slavery mentality which still exists where the only person who without reproach is anyone in high positions in government who are brought in by the UK.
  • The coi (06/08/2023, 15:08) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    I am back once again to state the COI was not independent and transparent like the Governor and his UK team are portraying. I am not saying there is not room for improvements but the actions taken by them violated good governance and the rights of the people only so they could have gotten a vehicle that looks transparent to justify an order of Council to suspend the constitution unless the country runs only how they say and how they want. Order in council of this nature is a modern day slavery whip and it clearly shows support for slavery in a modern form but it is still slavery and it is still wrong.
  • Enough Said (06/08/2023, 15:09) Like (12) Dislike (9) Reply
    Anyone or any country who supports the suspension of any country's constitution is an act of slavery.
  • Anegada youth (06/08/2023, 15:12) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
    The position of Governor needs to be an elected position. They need to be held accountable to the people of the BVI rather than a few senior public officers and officials in the UK. They can never act in the best interest of the people of the BVI although they always say otherwise.
  • Sambo (06/08/2023, 15:14) Like (26) Dislike (3) Reply

    VI residents are in the midst of celebrating 189 years of Emancipation from the exploiting , brutalizing,,dehumanizing, violence, rape, lynching, murder and other unimaginable atrocities of physical slavery. But I’m not in the celebrating mood, for the Emancipation celebration has devolved into a farce mimicking falsely the true meaning and purpose of Emancipation. It has been wholly commercialized and lost its true purpose. Are we truly experiencing the blessings of liberty and freedom?

    True, as a people,,as a territory, we transitioned from a lowly presidency in the Leeward Islands Federation to a forgotten and neglected direct colony to a dependent territory to today an Overseas Territory(OT). Under all of these statuses the BVI has been under the unilateral thumbs of the UK, ie, UK-appointed governor. As a territory, we are floundering from pillar to post not knowing up from down or east from west. The divide and rule conditioning crafted and implemented by Willy Lynch and hosts of others has and is working well. We are trying to find ourselves even after almost 200 years of supposed emancipation. We have altruistically put the needs of others over VI group self interest. We have hitched our blessings of liberty and freedom to the UK wagon, thinking and believing that the UK knows what is best for us.

    Moreover, in case we have forgotten, the UK was instrumental in launching and implementing the slave trade, the institution of slavery, etc, exploiting the labour of our forebears. Slave labour was a real life monopoly game, enriching slave owners without them having to work, ie, the equivalent of the investor class and contributing to building the insurance, banking, real estate, transportation, telecommunications, financial, shipping ,etc industries.

    Additionally, lest not also we forget that under Abolition Act of 1833, the UK authorized and appropriated £20, 000, 000 to compensate some 3000 slave owners( University College of London (UCL)) for the lost of their chatel property (slaves) and their source of income and wealth building. The £20M equated to 40% of the UK budget at the time( today’s estimated value £17b); it was also borrowed money/loan which was paid off in 2015. The slave owners were paid but to this day the slaves and their descendants have yet to get even a farthing or even a simple apology to those who were forced to play the monopoly slavery game but had neither assets nor money yet force to partake in the game.

    The VI and other regional countries must get reparative justice as did Native Americans, Jews, Japanese, Mexican etc. The Brits did provide reparations to Kenyans for the Mau Mau uprising and resulting brutality. Where are we headed as the VI and Virgin Islanders? The Cheshire Cat in Lewis Carroll Alice in Wonderland noted that if you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there. Is our destination hitching to the UK’s skirt tail? Has that plan work for us thus far? Do we need another wagon to hitch to??

    The cost of living, ie, a normal basket of goods, is skyrocketing into the stratosphere, especially for people at the lowest rung of the economic ladder. What is the government plan of action(s), if any, to alleviate the economic pain at the pump, at cash register? Should government consider temporarily some for of Universal Basic Income(UBI), ie, allocation for food, housing, etc. These allocations should be means tested though. This socialism mechanism I must admit is not my original idea; it was another blogger’s. It is socialism but who cares. Take another look at the other socialism mechanisms employed in the the BVI.

    Those of you who are partaking in the jump up, rebelling, wuk up, etc., do so safely.
  • My view as of late (06/08/2023, 15:18) Like (19) Dislike (4) Reply
    Could anyone of you who want to be honest with yourself take time to imagine what would have happened to a black Commissioner of Police whether local or Caribbean decent if the two boats caught in the drug raid were in the police custody on their compound and one gone missing and the other was burnt right on the police compound? Worse yet could you imagine if this took place under Custom's watch where most custom officers are local and Caribbean decent? The Governor would have done called in people from the UK for immediate independent review. To date nothing was done. Why? Because it is UK people involved and their actions are always above reproach. To them there are no corrupt people from the UK, only in the Caribbean.
  • the set up (06/08/2023, 15:26) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    The BVI is being unfairly set up. There is no way 48 recommendations from a COI recommendation can be implemented under two years but this is what is expected of the BVI or else the Governor will suspend the constitution. First it is wrong in this day and age to suspend constitutions. Secondly the deadlines given by the UK Governor are unrealistic and unreasonable. It is a set up to fail before you start. Last, it will be interesting to know who really help influence and write those 48 recommendations seeing the staff who was appointed by the Governor to help the Commissioner of the COI came from the same UK office as the Governor. Otherwise, how did the Governor come out squeeky clean ober the past 40yrs? However the Governor have us for fools saying the report and actions of the COI were independent. This is really organized slavery.
  • Smurf (06/08/2023, 15:37) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Allen you get best bad but better luck next time
  • Who is the Guv Rep’ing (06/08/2023, 16:03) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    Gov John Rankin is the Governor of the BVI. Where is the Governor to celebrate our Emancipation with us? No where, he is not eben on island. But wait he is Governor to represent the interest of the Crown/UK, not the VI people. Is his action(s), behavior, attitudes, demonstrate his indifference to VI people interest and shows that they don’t give a rat’s ass about us. The sambos can continue to foil themselves. Physical slavery may have been set aside but mental slavery is still prevalent. These people believe that we are not capable of graduating from the tricycle to bicycle to the motorcycle to car, etc.Some of our behaviour and actions though, ie, getting drunk on success, etc is giving them license to do what, how, when, where, who, they want. A Guv should hanging with the people but since he is UK/appointed and not representing them that would be sending the wrong message.
    • To who is the Gov repping (06/08/2023, 23:57) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
      The Governor was right there in the freedom March today. Some want him here, some want him out of our business. There just is no pleasing you people.
  • Tink (06/08/2023, 16:04) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    I agree with youimagine what would have happened to a black Commissioner of Police whether local or Caribbean decent if the two boats caught in the drug raid were in the police custody on their compound and one gone
  • Manjack (06/08/2023, 16:44) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    @Sambo, you are rolling and bringing the lumber and receipts. If I read you right, Slavery was a monopolist game which slaves for forced to play without assets or money and their labour built national economies in Europe, enriched slave owners and others and fueled the successful formation of the insurance, banking, real estate, transportation, telecommunications, shipping, etc, industries. Though slave labour created all this wealth, the descendants of slaves are still mired for the most part in a deplorable conditions, benefiting little from the labor of their forebears. Regionally, they are still suffering the dark legacies of slavery, colonialism and the social pathologies. Yet some of us are putting our group efforts on hold,?thinking that the colonialists have our best interests at heart. A leopard cannot change its spots, a snake is always a snake, etc. An option for self-determination is integration. Well, the British Empire was the largest, most enriching, etc in history covering some 25% of the globe. Nevertheless, not one country was integrated into the UK. It exploited and expropriated their resources, labour, and land but integrating into the UK well that was another tory; it was a bridge too far.
    • Quiet Storm (07/08/2023, 06:12) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Manjack, indeed, slave labour built the wealth and national economies and industries, including insurance, banking, finance ; ie, Wall Street , colleges and universities ( which they and descendants could not attend), health systems, real estate , communications, transportation, shipping, etc. Whites with government structure/legal assistance grasp control of all the wealth, power, resources, control, control of government (blacks restricted from engaging in civic engagement), including the Judicial system, etc. and then pull up the gang plank to keep blacks from partaking and progressing and benefitting from the fruits of their labour. Instead, they were cast as an out, hated, permanent underclass,,non-competitive labor force ,( free, low wage) whose role was to build wealth and provide comfort for Whites. Whites use the fruits of slave labour to build and continue to build generational wealth for their descendants. Meanwhile, Blacks struggle to survive, shut out the main stream, as an out out group, underclass living in deplorable conditions which whites blame as their ( Blacks) own doing , for they failed to take advantage of the limitless opportunities available although the system was rigged, engineered, to shut them out of the main stream. The bottom line is that white descendants flourish from the generational wealth which slave/black labour created but blacks live in deplorable condition. Blacks will continue to live as an out group, underclass, unless they come together and practice Group economics, self-empowerment, ethno-aggregation, ie, pooling all their resources,,ie, money, votes etc. Whites are betting on blacks to continue to divide and scatter, becoming unwanted guests in white domains with no numeric power. Wealth and power follows the numbers. Blacks have not learn from the Jews who in the 1500 in Europe was a hated group who attempted to unsuccessfully integrate. Their effort failed miserably. In retrospect, the Jews decided to circle the wagon while staying as a group, not dividing and scattering diluting their power and influence. This is a valuable lesson we should learn from. We are the only group/people who divorce themselves from embracing the power of group economics, culture, history, heritage, etc. Others embrace group economics , their culture ( proud of their culture). Come on BVI , embrace it . This 190th year of Emancipation is as good as any to start. Altruism is a virtue but everyone else look out for themselves first. We must stop subordinating our self-interest, putting the needs of others first who don’t give a rat’s ass about us and put their self-interest first. More time….later.
      • RealPol (07/08/2023, 11:17) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ Quiet Storm , have not heard from you in years. Hope all is well. Real talk on Group economics, Unity, self-empowerment, cultural embrace, etc. Like, like, the example of the Jews circling the wagon, ie, staying together as a group, not dividing, scattering among others making them weaker and more vulnerable. Indeed, wealth and power follows numerical domination. The Jews action in this case is a valuable lesson for Virgin Islanders who are deeply divided to emulate, engaging in group economics, self-empowerment, embracing and being proud of their culture, not divorcing from it. Every other country is proud of and embrace their culture. Virgin Islanders run away from theirs and embrace others. It is if they are ashamed of theirs. The 189th emancipation clearly demonstration this.
        • history lesson (07/08/2023, 12:56) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
          I’m not religious reader of enews . But the blogs flowing thing commentary, along with those from Julian Willock commentary the last few days have a historical education. I have learnt more in the last few days about VI history, heritage, culture, etc than my time at EMSH if you can imagine. Shout out to all the contributors; your contributions were priceless. Consequently, I think the ministry, department education, etc, need to up its game on VI history, governing process, etc. Another topic that should be added to the secondary school curriculum is finance. The lack of effective financial knowledge and literacy have and is costing Virgin Islanders. The on-the- job- training so to speak is costing us.
  • picking up (06/08/2023, 16:52) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    In adequate political leadership just a personal view because not very have been done to stimulate the local economy in the past 30 years

    If you are in hospitality industry yes but some of us dont drive taxi, have restaurants, guest houses and the likes(not all are in the hospitality industry)

    look around not much is being done to assist the youth of the day, not all of our youth into book studies. create a environment where some youth men can establish a business washing off vehicles

    some might not understand that virgin islands people are entrepreneurs, some of we grew up in the days when our forefathers & fathers were the boat builders, the fishermen, the farmers, fish pot makers, store owners and so on(look around now)

    look back at the lockdown when given industries were disrupted had some biting their nails
  • NOOO (06/08/2023, 16:54) Like (3) Dislike (14) Reply
    I am not surprised crazy run in the family
  • Mek Sense (06/08/2023, 17:03) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    It is the first time i agree with you . Our own black leaders who are fighting every fay for independence cannot even enact a policy to keep basic food prices at a reasonable level across all supermarkets. Well sah that is Slavery
    • Ne Timeas (06/08/2023, 21:18) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Politicians often get the credit for an economic boom and the blame for economic bust. The truth is the VI is a democracy with capitalism as its economic system so politicians have little direct control of the economy..It can create some fiscal and monetary policies to help the economy. Some consumers are advocating for price controls to arrest the skyrocketing cost of living. However, price controls sounds good but not very effective in lowering cost of living. Price controls in poor quality and shortage. For example, if government put price control on corn beef, merchants will carry the cheapest quality corn beef if they carry it at all. The same applies to apartments, etc. Markets, competition, businesses, etc, not government, drive prices in a capitalist system. In a capitalist system, individuals operate businesses and prices are set by individual operating costs/expenses, cost of goods purchase, overhead, profit, etc and sometime greed. Competition play a vital and critical role in price settings.
      • @Ne Timeas (07/08/2023, 15:40) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
        @Ne Timeas, of course government can propose and impose price control. It just lacks the stones to do so, protecting themselves, families, and friends. Get some balls and bring us some relief wimps. You intellectual big shots always have reasons why things cannot be done to help the lil man.
        • Be Timeas (07/08/2023, 18:59) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
          In capitalism, trade and industry are driven by private owners and individuals. rather than the government.
          Trade is also Voluntary. There is an old adage in business and finance which states that @ he who wears the gold makes the rule.” The rich and wealthy can influence economic policy. Nevertheless, they don’t direct for the most don’t direct wholesalers and retailers what items to carry and what prices to charge. That is the purview of the business owners. The rich and wealthy deals in Big business operations and investor operations. These are where the incentives, lower taxes using taxes, debts, crashes, phantom investments, passive investments, etc and profits are. If you want chsnge, ie lower prices put pressure on local businesses with your dollars and feet,,and more competition. Shop with people whose prices are fair and treasonable. That will get their attention but they won’t change if you keep going like lambs to a slaughter.
  • WHY? (06/08/2023, 17:09) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why is the Governor and all persons under him working in the BVI that are from the UK exempted from having to register their interest in the BVI under the new register of interest act in BVI. This does not reflect a modern partnership nor good governance and raises a major red flag.
    • BuzzBvi (06/08/2023, 21:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why are those that are supposed to register their interests not doing so? How is it so many people in VI are happy to be enslaved by a small group of wealthy connected VIslanders? How is it this group of wealthy connected VIslanders are so desperate to avoid the clearly necessary checks and balances suggested by the COI. INDEPENDENCE FOR VI one day, but not until VIslanders are freed from the tyranny of our current legislative leaders and power brokers. VI needs to free itself before it can benefit and truly be free for all VIslanders.
  • double standard (06/08/2023, 17:12) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Governor & UK senior public officers blocked the medicinal Marijuana bill that was passed in the House of Assembly but in the UK they are making millions of the dollars from the same kind of bill. They want to see us drown financially. This is such a blatant double standard and out right colonial actions.
    • Medical Pot (08/08/2023, 04:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      The UK is one of the biggest exporters of low THC medical Janja. Hypocrites!!! When was the last time the crown didn’t assent to a bill passed by parliament? Centuries ago under Queen Anne.( 1708).
  • herbs power (06/08/2023, 17:12) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Even tonight it's $40 to get in. Wellsah
  • Not good at all (06/08/2023, 17:15) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Imagine the Premier of each Caribbean Country under the UK must report to and be accountable to a non elected Uk government official from the UK who is just a senior public officer in the UK. This is not only disrespectful but also wrong. It tell how little regard they have for Caribbean leaders and their people.
  • reality (06/08/2023, 17:18) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    The BVI government will never satisfy the UK even if they miraculously completed and implemented those 48 malicious coi recommendations. They will always move the goal post. Their history shows they cannot be trusted.
  • Listen (06/08/2023, 17:20) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Everything under the Governor responsibility is a failure yet no one can hold them to account but they can hold everyone else. There is no justice when it comes to holding them accountable.
    • picking up (06/08/2023, 18:47) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Listen
      you are 100% right but do you hear any of our political leaders talking, guns & drugs are not made in this british overseas territory but due to poor border security the place full and who is responsible for the security of the territory’s border security; his excellency the governor from united kingdom

      law enforcement have major issues in territory and the person for responsibility for law enforcement comes from london: you mostly see police after something goes wrong. You don’t see police in your community

  • Must be done as there may be surprises (06/08/2023, 17:25) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    All the accounts and assets of this Governor and the last three governors should be reviewed for their status before they were appointed as Governor in the BVI by the UK and after they finished their appointment. This needs to be a worldwide search in their name and all close family members names. This action would reflect true good governance.
  • Take out (06/08/2023, 17:30) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    What is becoming clear is any young person who challenges the colonial masters and their modern day colonial plots, are "taken out" one way or another through well organized plots that makes the colonial masters hands look clean but any fool can see they are the ones behind it and organized it. They play serious dirty ball. BVI NEEDS TO WAKE UP!
  • my2cents (06/08/2023, 17:31) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I find that most of community is way to loose with the word 'Slavery' Let's have respect for what our grand parents grand parents went thru and make our points without disrespecting their suffering.
  • So you say (06/08/2023, 19:25) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    But slavery is right under our nose........who treat black people worse than black people themselves (ourselves)
  • Okro (06/08/2023, 20:34) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    De sitting GOVERNOR always absent from de territory when August emancipation time why
  • PT09 (06/08/2023, 22:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Tonton (06/08/2023, 22:15) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    The problem in the BVI , is the BVI people , they are not together at all,
    Divide and Conquer is the norm of the Day and black people fall for it all the time .
    Black people are the Black People Worst nightmare
  • Horse path iam (07/08/2023, 00:36) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    The real celebration will be when the BVI becomes independent of Britain’s dominance here. That’s when everyone will be dancing in the street, hopefully some day real soon.
  • E man see patience. (07/08/2023, 07:34) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    If God has already paid our ransom for us to be Freewith his Son, then our Ancestors came to fight for our liberty why are we in these time being bullied to pay to to Celebrate with our other Children of Enslaved people.
    I think the only Independence we need right now is to get away from these Ministers ruling us right now for they dont have a clue as what they should do.
  • Constitution will help your food bill?? (07/08/2023, 09:13) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Yes, Slavery is Slavery. But your high grocery bill is not SLAVERY.
    This is such out of touch thinking. The Constitution has nothing to do with your food prices.
    The BVI needs some legislators that can focus. We need simple stuff. Roads, hospitals, schools.
    Telling people that the UK is standing in the way of you fixing the broken stuff here is nonsense.
    Stop trying to scare everyone with the UK boogie man.
  • take a moment (07/08/2023, 10:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Consider that the UK & Dutch slave masters would kill slaves right here by pouring boiling water down their throats. The real savages.

    Yet only the Dutch Monarcy, only the Dutch prime minister. Only the Dutch who are no longer aspiring to neocolonialism.... yet the UK can not issue an apology

    If one royal European family can do it, what’s the UK excuse?

    Oh they probably are still racist at heart.
  • RedStorm (07/08/2023, 10:42) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    He is so right, and while at it they take the women to the street and let them think what they do is celebration, with naked attires. Young and old alike sell them sell through vulgar displays, creating a silent low morals of the body. Male cannot imagine what they can get anymore, when they see all shapes,the bumps and sags on the body. It should stop, all these church groups need to come together and advocate on behalf of the women to bring change now.
  • Chalkdust (08/08/2023, 16:06) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    No electricity, internet ,water, toxic air ,poor education,crumbling infrastructure..are some grievances experienced daily by
    Not one is caused by failure of the Governor, the UK ,white people
    Each and every ongoing deprivation and hardship is the direct result of willful behaviour of Black elected by Black folks whose names are known to each of allyo fellow sufferers. All are family members and school mates and inlaws.
    The Audacity to be pointing fingers and blaming Police Chief, Governor, UK is insane. They should be laughing at the idiocy and pathetic failure for allyo to admit the obvious..
    while sinking deeper with no end in sight.


  • BVI Not Ready (08/08/2023, 19:27) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    The truth is an offense but BVI is not ready for independence. It hurts to admit this after championing the cause for so many years but they will cannibalize the persons who stand up for freedom and justice. Look at Noel Lloyd. We will continue to pay for our wickedness hope we wake up before its too late. Too many evil and heartless sellouts in positions of power sinking the country.

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