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Stop focusing on re-election & fix VI’s problems- Tola Radio host urges leaders

- Dameon Percival hints @ current crop of elected leaders having no role models
Tola Radio VI morning radio host Dameon Percival has called on leaders of the Virgin Islands (VI) to fix VI’s problems rather than focus on their bid to get re-elected in public office. Photo: Facebook
A local radio talk show host has said local leaders should be persons children of the territory aspire to emulate. Photo: HoA/File
A local radio talk show host has said local leaders should be persons children of the territory aspire to emulate. Photo: HoA/File
FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI– Tola Radio VI morning radio host Dameon Percival has called on leaders of the Virgin Islands (VI) to fix VI’s problems rather than focus on their bid to get re-elected to public office.

Percival was at the time presenting ‘Da Morning Braff’ radio show on Tola Radio 100.5 FM on Thursday, September 8, 2022, when he called on the leaders to start solving their own problems rather than seeking outside help.

“Let us take for once in the history of the Virgin Islands for over the past 20-70 years …let us remove the politics, let us not look at re-election. Let us try to be leaders that people can look up to and say those are leaders,” he said.

Percival continued, “You know, it's funny… back in the day when you spoke to children, they said I wanted to be the next H. Lavity Stoutt. Nobody saying they want to be the next any of you guys.”

He said children not looking up to current elected leaders as role models says a lot and could also be an indication that local leaders may not be doing their jobs.

Current leaders not inspiring children - Percival 

“When is the last time you speak to a small child and they say, well, I want to be the next? I wouldn't even call some of their names,” he added.

Percival recalled that within his generation growing up, children and people would aspire to be the next H. Lavity Stoutt.

“We have problems, but we can fix them ourselves. We just need to remove the politics, We need to stop worrying about re-election. And we need to make some of the tough decisions,” he related.  

“Da Morning Braff’ radio show airs weekday mornings from 8:00 am on Tola Radio 100.5 FM and is streamed live on Facebook.

14 Responses to “Stop focusing on re-election & fix VI’s problems- Tola Radio host urges leaders ”

  • Correct (09/09/2022, 09:28) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    I agree with you sir because we really have a lot going on in the Territory.............
  • Really (09/09/2022, 09:42) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
    The world is run by control by the elites bloodline who works for the devil. No one is supposed to be govern because that means no free will. Point blank period. We are supposed to wake up and help one another because we are supposed to be one. One blood which the elites is mixing up all the chemical is labs switching our DNA like they did the vaccinated people with the crispr technology which is called gene editing. They know that people wouldn't do their research when they say MRNA vaccine but you never checked to see what that means you just say it's supposed to protect you but what are you protecting yourself from a common cold because it was called corona virus but someone smart like me catch on and was like in the medical encyclopedia it is a common cold so of course they switched the name to covid 19 and if you check the numerology chart its 3 6's the Mark of the beast wow is it a coincidence of course not. Everything is all by design. Your life is planned before your born by the elites. Your mom is pregnant she has to take prenatal kills to plant the cancer cell in you before your born, then they injected with a clear substance that you don't even have a say about and it's your child wow are you awake yet. Then when you turn 3 months they ship you off to a stranger at a day care with a stranger to raise you till your 18, but they teach you to stay away from strangers wow. You born and go straight into the devil system are you going to wake up. You don't raise your kids they good to school all day and your at work all day with teaching that came from the devil are you awake yet The world is sleep. Stay inside the box I will stay on the outside looking at the sheeps. The queen funeral is getting paid by all tax payers money and that funeral is going to be very big when you can't pay your bills, feed your kids etc and i know your going to watch the funeral on tv with all your hard working money in it wow are you still sleep dumb on
  • resident (09/09/2022, 10:41) Like (23) Dislike (5) Reply
    I love you Dameon but your words on the premier were a bit harsh this morning. I am with you that there is a lot that needs to be done by our leaders and they may make decisions that we do agree with. However we need to respect the office and remember that young impressionable minds are listening. We can critique but be careful how you word your statements. Continue bringing the issues to the public.
    • long look (09/09/2022, 13:03) Like (9) Dislike (11) Reply
      @resident: I couldn't agree with you more...NO RESPECT AT ALL. He goes in him and Hon. Rhymer extremely
      hard..Now it's to find out them fired him from P...W..Pond.. Always disagreeable.. He never find work in the BVI expect for where he is..What a shame
      • lol (09/09/2022, 18:21) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
        Not just Pockwood....this mouth gets fired every job he's at. Some even take him to court after apparently
  • Native Senior Citizen of the British Virgin Islands (09/09/2022, 10:53) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dameon Percival,, you tell us, if you are able, where in this world where politicians on power don't focus on getting re-elected or retain power.? I do partly understand. How about the many problems that we are experiencing, but haven't you notice that more and and more of of humans are openly sayin that no God exists. That we can fix things for ourselves? Believe this truth or rejec it. Man was Created to be directed on the right path. Until then,, your want-to-see- happened good intention will not come to pass.
    God our Creator by nature imindset s selfless minded. Mankind by nature mindset is selfish, fact.

  • bush tea (09/09/2022, 11:00) Like (7) Dislike (13) Reply
    This guy seems to be upset because his NDP government failed big time.
  • money (09/09/2022, 11:02) Like (11) Dislike (14) Reply

    Mehson Damion is a jack r@## If your job is to wake up to come criticize the government every day and you can’t bring solutions to the table, you too are apart of the problem.

  • Native Senior Citizen of the British Virgin Islands (09/09/2022, 12:01) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dameon Percival your have in mine opinion a meaningful request. You are right. Persons that were before on in power main focus is to regained political power. Some of them may or not be needed. Those who are currently in power main focus are to retain their position of power, this is realistic facts.
    To ask politicians not putcountry before self is almost close to asking them to stop breathing.. very few political leaders think otherwise.
  • Undercover Observer (09/09/2022, 12:09) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    It is unrealistic and unreasonable to ask politicians not to behave like politicians, ie, always in campaign mode focusing on getting elected and re-elected. Do we ask doctors not to behave as doctors or ask lawyers not to behave ethically as lawyers and so on. Politicians will make promises and often underdeliver. It is the electorate to buy or not buy what politicians are selling and holding them responsible and accountable for producing positive outcome.
  • John (09/09/2022, 13:43) Like (5) Dislike (9) Reply
    Damion sound like he want to contest the next election but he will be DOA.
    • money (09/09/2022, 18:23) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
      Brokes man can’t afford to feed he family muchless run for office????

      They say empty vessels make the most noise ????????‍♂️
  • east (09/09/2022, 23:26) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    This D****n boii sick, sick in his hea
    Everything and every one if a problem to him. Ah sick of him now
  • Damion (12/09/2022, 08:43) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I super Love this guy, he can be little harsh but hey.. but that's how he expresses himself...

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