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Stop giving out Belonger status ’period'- Bevin S. George

- said territory is too small to accommodate more people who will put locals @ a disadvantage
Member of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Mr Bevin S. George has called on the Government of National Unity to put a stop to the issuing of Belonger status as he believes it is causing confusion and will put locals at a disadvantage. Photo: Facebook/File
The first in a series of meetings to discuss the implementation of the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry Report was held on Monday, June 20, 2022, at Elmore Stott High School tent. Photo: VINO
The first in a series of meetings to discuss the implementation of the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry Report was held on Monday, June 20, 2022, at Elmore Stott High School tent. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Member of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Mr Bevin S. George has called on the Government of National Unity to put a stop to the issuing of Belonger status as he believes it is causing confusion and will put locals at a disadvantage.

Mr George was the time contributing to the first community dialogue on the implementation of the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry Report on Monday, June 20, 2022, at Elmore Stott High School tent.

Stop giving Belongship ‘period’- George

“We need to just stop having Cabinet give Belongership to anybody period. That’s my opinion, we could put it out to a vote and see how everybody feels because we can’t have Passport Office doing one thing, Immigration doing another thing, it’s causing a big confusion right about now and, for the transparency purpose, just give the people them residency. It isn’t going to harm them.”

George further said that if a person was not born in the territory or isn’t married to someone from the territory, “The law done speak to who a Virgin Islander is. Everybody may feel a way about it, but we aren’t America, we aren’t them places. We have a limited amount of resources here and you just can’t be giving it out like that because right now when are we going to stop?”

The political aspirant added that granting of Belonger status will one day put locals at a serious disadvantage, as they will have to compete with Belongers.

“We don’t have a timetable of when we are going to stop, people coming into the BVI every single day. For the next 20 years from now, when my child comes out of school, they have to be competing with somebody who just been here for 20 years and they got the opportunity to purchase land, if I don’t have the opportunity to help she to purchase land. It’s a ticklish situation so that’s my opinion on it. Let’s just stop the whole confusion.”

Opportunity to ventilate matter will come- Premier

Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) responded that the issue is one that can be properly and objectively ventilated at the end of June 2022 when a finalised constitutional review committee will be in place and will allow for persons’ views to be heard in the Constitutional Review process.

He added, “of course, I know persons have different views but I think we should not tear ourselves apart based on our views, because in any democratic society we have persons who have different views and it doesn’t mean that we have to be at each other’s throat if we don’t agree on every particular matter.”

188 Responses to “Stop giving out Belonger status ’period'- Bevin S. George”

  • asura (22/06/2022, 16:58) Like (16) Dislike (3) Reply
    these meetings have flopped
    • NDP Dead. (23/06/2022, 05:17) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
      Would those with resident status be able to Vote... Apparently you hsvent done your home work. NDP enjoy the largest support from belongers.
      • ok (23/06/2022, 09:25) Like (17) Dislike (22) Reply
        No residency status cannot vote. You can work, change jobs and live without immigration and work permit issues.

        It is the only status that should be given out! PERIOD!!!
        • Hmm (23/06/2022, 11:01) Like (30) Dislike (2) Reply
          So you're saying work pay taxes, pay your dues, contribute to the economy but you don't and will never have a voice or opinion. Ok, sounds good to me.
          • ok (23/06/2022, 11:28) Like (16) Dislike (25) Reply
            I am saying work, pay taxes, pay your dues, contribute to the economy...... puff up your bank book, build your houses back home, send your money home to feed your children then go back and join them. its a temporary arrangement..... thats what you signed on for when you came. it simply makes sense.
      • Agree (23/06/2022, 09:28) Like (24) Dislike (24) Reply
        Close the door!!!! People the BVI belongership status is sacred and it is a privilege not a right that anyone is granted it. Enough is enough.
  • Peng (22/06/2022, 17:00) Like (61) Dislike (15) Reply
    hahaha boi you funny!! now thats representation you don't want as an OT, cause period the Uk will definitely take over.if that is your suggestion to solve the issue then you definitely going nowhere.
  • Who this? (22/06/2022, 17:00) Like (57) Dislike (12) Reply
    Who is this guy?
    • @Who this? (23/06/2022, 00:25) Like (31) Dislike (51) Reply
      He is a man that cares about his homeland and children as we all do! Enough is enough, we will not allow these crooked politicians to allow this open immigration polices any longer!!!!
      • @@who (23/06/2022, 09:20) Like (31) Dislike (7) Reply
        What children are you talking about? Those that hold a US passport. Check all children birt certificate and you will be surprised
        • @ @@who (23/06/2022, 21:40) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
          Worry about your own children that you all wish to birth in another man’s country while on temporary work contracts!
    • ok (23/06/2022, 09:26) Like (21) Dislike (42) Reply
      He is a proud VIRGIN ISLANDER and I approve his message!

      • Chris P Bacon (23/06/2022, 10:25) Like (37) Dislike (12) Reply
        Ayo 'locals' are bahn in the USVI or PR, so there won't be any true Virgin Islanders left in a generation. Then what? How will you grow you country? You're so narrowed minded it is scary.
        • @Bacon (23/06/2022, 21:43) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
          Now say that in your own country! Many of your countrymen mind their own business because they’re in their own country.
        • Mrs Tubman (24/06/2022, 10:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
          The VIslander,on average carries 3 passports legitimately,legally. They also own property and contribute positively to the economy in thiose places.Social and politically they are participants also in the USVI and PR.
          A testament to their character. Think about it.
          Compare that with being rounded up in foreign places and shipped out like strays.
          Another testament to the character of peoples.
          A serious introspection should be the issue of concern as opposed to the demobsteated covetousness.
  • son of the soil (22/06/2022, 17:01) Like (33) Dislike (95) Reply
    This is my kinda language BEVIN FOR MINISTER OF LABOUR
  • Ham and chesse (22/06/2022, 17:08) Like (90) Dislike (34) Reply
    this is the person you want to represent the 7th District implementing division and racism, what a shame
    • @ Ham (23/06/2022, 00:31) Like (26) Dislike (14) Reply
      He is representing the kind of leaders your 'own' country have. Someone who would never allow the exploitation and prostitution of one's country. Don't come here acting new! Times are changing in the VI!
    • huh (23/06/2022, 10:40) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
      Where was race mentioned in anything that he said??
  • 7th Voter (22/06/2022, 17:12) Like (109) Dislike (18) Reply
    See, this is the old man type of politics that keep the country behind. I am a Virgin Islander of pure heritage. I however feel its unfair to have someone live in your country, pay taxes and into other programs, to keep them stymied from becoming part of the society. Its though we want their money and skills but not them as a part of our future. This only leads to a two tier society as it has always been.
    • please (23/06/2022, 00:38) Like (28) Dislike (32) Reply
      Do you know what a work contract is? It has a time limit. This is not the USA we cannot and will not invite the world to live on our small shores.... all you'll see is the US dollar! Plus, many of you on here just got here yesterday and pretending to speak for us.
    • @ 7th Voter (23/06/2022, 06:50) Like (20) Dislike (13) Reply
      Bravo and well said! By making people citizens, you are inclusive and are making them local. Nothing wrong though with careful initial vetting regarding education, skills, qualifications, and criminal history, or with deporting those who resort to criminality here. On the other hand, excluding people has created a divided and divisive society where a minority (prob 7-8000 voters) rule over a majority of outsiders bringing us the skills and abilities we can’t be bothered to learn.
      • Bull$hit (23/06/2022, 07:31) Like (27) Dislike (22) Reply
        Your narrative is flawed!! Can any Virgin Islander go anywhere in the world and complain, dictate how the laws and living go on in that country? I think NOT! So US citizens should give way to Mexicans have a say in the country whether illegal or green card? You saying work permit holders and residents in BVI should be heard over voters. GTFOH!!
        • 7th Voter @ Bull$hit (23/06/2022, 10:54) Like (17) Dislike (4) Reply
          Bull$hit your so ignorant it is profound. Since you seem to know everything but incorrectly- it is unlawful for any US Citizen to discriminate on someone solely on their ethnicity/national origin under the Civil rights Acts of 1964. In Furtherance to your claim- any Officer of Immigration who receives an application for naturalization- is compelled by law to follow the prescribed procedure including administering the oath of naturalization. If someone who meets the legal requirements for belonger status in the BVI, who be considered solely on what the laws of the land dictate and NOT the Minister’s personal conviction. They are required and compelled to follow the rule of law for good governance.
          • Bull$hit (23/06/2022, 15:13) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
            Bottom line there need to be a halt on the open door policy started by the late O. Hodge from the 6th district. Enough indefinite renewal of work permits and set the limit to 7 years! Other OTs have that policy. The VI land mass is only so big to accommodate people that only care about the US currency! If we were to adopt EC I bet you any money many would run!
          • TamTam (24/06/2022, 08:42) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
            Well why not bypass the tiny and limited resourced BV I and head for the big humongous democratic.
            USA. These foljs. that are complaiing and dictating how the BVI must conduct their lifeare from free independent countries with natural resources gold oil fertile soil humanity strong...really...begging pleading for a spot in th I s lillilput... sumting not v right in dem head and heart
            They have no shame..have mercy no dignity no gratitude...look inward folks. Why can you not live in your glorious well endowed country in peace but come here and c elsewhere creating strife and discord over what is not yours..GO. Home.Stay Home wi t h your bad minds,
        • Hey BS (23/06/2022, 11:02) Like (19) Dislike (4) Reply
          Many so called belongers are born in the US, so have the right to vote in the US, and can therefore exert their opinion there. Who’s flawed now?
          • Bull$hit (23/06/2022, 15:15) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
            And your point is? Those particular Belongers you refer to have direct lineage tied to the BVI.
            • FIXup (24/06/2022, 08:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
              It uis their characte that lhas allowed them to gain and to maintain that priveledge.
              They are welcome wherever they go.
              They can go come stay or don't stay anywhere.
              Those others m u st be finger and face,printed, , carry good con d uct letter,searched and sniffed, and afte,still no guarantee that they practice human sensibilities.

      • ... (23/06/2022, 12:32) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
        you have to understand some come to send money back home or build a house back home. Fine for them but we have to look at reality some people do not plan to stay. Then there's those that talk bad about VI people at any opportunity and would throw a wrench in any referendum type voting system out of spite.

        you think its a joke? look at what goes on in online voting people who have no relationships to the topic at hand often vote NO to items that would benefit a minority at no expense to the majority. If expats become a voting majority VI people will be disenfranchised. Unless thats the plan...

        You're operating on a perspective of ideals but keep it real as its said the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

        When here turns into a mess zone others can go home. We have to stay.
  • rasta fi real (22/06/2022, 17:13) Like (79) Dislike (25) Reply
    This is a very selfish position to take Mr George you're being very selfish, shame on you an aspiring legislator.
    • Comment (23/06/2022, 00:45) Like (26) Dislike (4) Reply
      Sometimes you have to be a little selfish to feed your household. You have to take care of your child before your neighbors. It's just basic sensibility which shouldn't take a legislator to figure out! Anyway let's put it to a vote!
    • ok (23/06/2022, 09:30) Like (24) Dislike (5) Reply
      So tell me why is BELONGSHIP so important?

      If you can work, change jobs and live without work permit and immigration issues, ISN’T this enough???

      Like I don’t get how persons think this little country should be for everyone except those who it belongs to!!!
    • ok (23/06/2022, 09:32) Like (25) Dislike (3) Reply
      So let everyone move into your parents house! Eat most of the food in the fridge! Take you off your bed! And let’s say have a stake in your dad’s estate!

      Does that sit well with you?

      You all can’t stand this place but WANTS IT ALL!!!

      He is right to protect his family and future generations
      • down2earth (23/06/2022, 11:12) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
        @ok. I like your analogy. It made me smile because it reminds me of one in the Bible where a strong man enters another man's house (of course he was weaker) and binds him and takes over his household.
        (The Bible is profitable for instruction, in season and out of season.)

        Born here Virgin Islander to the Nth generation

        • Real (23/06/2022, 11:51) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
          And you missed the part in the Bible where the Israelites were ill-treated and enslaved in Egypt because of Xenophobia?
          • down2earth (24/06/2022, 11:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
            @Real - Thank God today in the VI we can exercise our will more freely!

            Born here Virgin Islander to the Nth generation
  • SMH.. Already Lost (22/06/2022, 17:17) Like (50) Dislike (8) Reply
    Imagine losing a race before it even begins. I hope the expats also get a chance to vote in this idea of yours as horrible as it stands; and let's see who wants it terminated. Politics is certainly not for all. SMH
  • What did he say (22/06/2022, 17:18) Like (24) Dislike (16) Reply
    Sound like the brother thinks here is South Africa . Guess thats coming from the NDP camp.
    • nah sah (22/06/2022, 21:58) Like (4) Dislike (15) Reply
      He does not represent the belly of the party . He is a loose cannon who has no people JS kills nor psychology . Let go
      Learn English . Want to repseent D7 too raw and unpolished
  • mad max (22/06/2022, 17:22) Like (51) Dislike (14) Reply
    Sounds like an idiot.
  • RedStorm (22/06/2022, 17:24) Like (47) Dislike (16) Reply
    I am not sure if you are speaking from a place of knowledge or a place of personal confusion of how you see your child economic development. Mr. George most of your class mates if not 90% were children from expatriate parents, most likely them have children and a few of their children have children. I am not sure who your child or children would compete with but another Virgin Islander.

    Most of Those children parents are now British Citizens , so I would encourage you to be careful how you addressed this vulnerable situation of Belonger status, as the playing field is more than level here. Start to ask for the statistics of the amount of expat who can vote , the numbers might make you faint. Start your political career by reading, researching and asking questions both socially and economically it will help you to not make a fool of yourself. You are fighting a battle that does not exist anymore.
  • Tolan (22/06/2022, 17:26) Like (31) Dislike (12) Reply
    He needs to shut up England soon take over here belong to England what they say goes better the English rules here our own black people pressure there own color
  • great (22/06/2022, 17:27) Like (17) Dislike (8) Reply
  • Talk sense.. (22/06/2022, 17:31) Like (36) Dislike (1) Reply
    The process is bias and corrupt from the immigration end.... People 40 yrs here can't get it because they have no friends in the system, yet people just make 20 yrs getting it...Take it from the hands of immigration.. The problem is the unfair corrupt and bias process, not the status...
  • smh (22/06/2022, 17:32) Like (29) Dislike (4) Reply
    I done see that you are not going to get back your security deposit.
  • Fam (22/06/2022, 17:32) Like (14) Dislike (38) Reply
    You tell them bevin
  • Agree (22/06/2022, 17:36) Like (17) Dislike (26) Reply
    Stop this discriminatory status once and for all. Eliminate belonger status in the new constitution for all persons resident in the BVI regardless of where that person was born. BVI society will be so much better when this belonger plague is removed forever.
    • Hmm (23/06/2022, 11:54) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
      If they do that everyone can come here & vote that is crazy. We'd really need to stop bringing in new work force if they would give equal privelges to all who come here to work. This place has already changed enough and not for the better socially due to immigration. Not long ago you could not commit a crime even with a mask on without someone recognizing you.

      Its up to BVI people to choose our direction if that means maintaining a low population, tight knit community & peaceful atmosphere so be it.
    • RedStorm (23/06/2022, 19:37) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      I don’t think it will be better, the rotation of this population is slow it create a huge gap right now. 1. Do you know how many Virgin Islanders are in the UK with their children2. Do you know how many UK citizen return home after the hurricane with their children and some carry their workers with them. 2 Do you know how many Caribbean expat return to their home country in the last five years 3. Do you have the statistics of the amount of babies born eight years ago? 4. Do you know how many people die in the last five years. The growth of a nation depends on its Human Resources to capitalize on their skills, finances, international relations and diplomacy. Nothing will be better if only Virgin Islanders alone live on Tortola, people needs each other from different cultures for social interaction, to be included, to belong etc. Nothing will be better even if your heart is not coming from a place of hatred.
      • @redstorm (23/06/2022, 22:00) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        Not many of us go or live in the UK. I personally don’t care to visit. America is much closer… or culture do not connect much with the BRITs.
      • @,RedStorm (23/06/2022, 22:40) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
        Not too long ago only BVIslanders lived in the BVI.
        Life was better Yes. The quality of life was Better! The prison was empty.. Growing up,I never saw a policeman.e hjhad no keys because locks were not necessary. Education top-notch..No panhandle no beggars. No street walkers. The population was civilized. Life was much much better. Immigrating the illiterate,the poor ,the criminals is not conducive to a good life fora country. There should be sn effort to add value not to bankrupt and degrade.what had been created in the VI is simply another black Caribbean crime and diseased.infested ghetto.
  • betty (22/06/2022, 17:37) Like (46) Dislike (20) Reply
    Please England come for your country the tolans to rasist down here
  • Hmm (22/06/2022, 17:38) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply
    Jus a ? Wa club he sign up too? The BVI is not a real place this comin from a local my my
    • @east (26/06/2022, 11:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      At some point person's' get fed up of a matter That could've been dealt with years ago. Our leaders have failed this country!
      I've felt your pain Bevin!

      Back in 2012 I ve hired a Guyanese to fix a roofing of my parents home.. ..In the midst of the conversation he said to me Ms. Smith " Tortola will be in crisis soon! .. ..when I go back to Guyana I will listen out to hear! He further stated that the BVI needs to implement a work limit system of 7 or 12years like in Barbados where he once worked. He also stated that the BVI has become too comfortable from work tourism where millions have been generated every year from work permit fees. Now many has successfully reached years in the BVI where they are eligible to apply belonger etc .
      My question is how long can this go on for with
      all the flaws the BVI is experiencing
      right now?

  • NB (22/06/2022, 17:47) Like (51) Dislike (9) Reply
    So much hate in your heart young man. You are not going to get far in life with that kind of mentality. Keep that kinda opinion to yourself. You stirring up a lot of hate. Good luck
    • john smith (22/06/2022, 21:06) Like (19) Dislike (7) Reply
      @NB, l agree with you.This brethren seems to have some serious issues and hatred. I hope he is referring to other groups of people that are not belongers (Asians, Europeans, etc). Mr. George seek some knowledge quickly please. You're already committing political Suicide. Know Thyself brethren,,, Please
    • @NB (23/06/2022, 00:55) Like (15) Dislike (6) Reply
      He is right, enough is enough. We could never play those feel sorry for foreigners immigration tactics in your country. Your people would ship us out with speed and you all know it!!!!
  • Concerned (22/06/2022, 18:08) Like (29) Dislike (15) Reply
    Without Belonger status progress will not happen, full stop!
    • @Concerned (23/06/2022, 00:57) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
      Well let's put it to the test and see!
      • @@Concerned (23/06/2022, 10:33) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
        That will set us back beyond belief. I wish it wasn’t the case but test and see, no Sir!
  • Mufeng (22/06/2022, 18:51) Like (20) Dislike (6) Reply
    Hear this clown ????. Was happening before you born born. Will continue happening after you depart this earth ????.
  • a$$ (22/06/2022, 18:59) Like (17) Dislike (6) Reply
    Shut ya stupid mouth!!
  • Not thinking (22/06/2022, 19:03) Like (31) Dislike (9) Reply
    I feel truly sorry for the aspirant politician. Clearly he has been inundated by current and former leaders’ thinking. The BVI does not only provide a safe habitat for BVIslanders but should in all earnestly do the same for persons that have become part of this community. The neophyte acts as if belongership is a favor. This callous attitude and stance will ensure only that the division of the haves and the not haves will continue to fail to create a larger community. Or we could ask all other countries in the world to of course, NOT grant any such earned “favours” to BVIslanders
    • @Not thinking (23/06/2022, 01:15) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      Immigration control is the way of almost every country in the world... except the ones whose leaders are in prison. Times are changing and corruption in every form must stop in the the Virgin Islands. Ask whatever countries you wish to stop showing us favor, like that's a threat! You sound truly desperate and pathetic!!!
  • Idiot (22/06/2022, 19:11) Like (32) Dislike (16) Reply
    These ignorant baboons still exist. It is because of you so many nationalities who come here to make a better life suffered. Like bvislanders don’t travel. You are a wicked and selfish human being. what if when you die God discriminate against your foreign ass. You won’t be a fking local in heaven for sure. Because of these foolish mentality why the damn meeting can’t go on the air.
    • @idiot (23/06/2022, 01:06) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
      You all are a piece of work! What does God have to do with this? You calling His name and still swearing at the same time to try to get your selfish point across! If the man love his country that's just how it is! Many of you are some of the most evil humans to walk the face of this earth but still calling down a man in his own country because you wish to take it over for the US dollar! God knows each of your evil hearts.... so save it!
  • Hmmmm (22/06/2022, 19:28) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    Can't stop it ,its part of the growth of every country around the world , but i respect your opinion and thought , but sorry to say that bvi doesn't run are govern by anyone thoughts and opinion , even though and times its seem so ,but there are laws in place, its behavior comments and attitude like these that got us in what were in today and why Uk wants to take over because people just not following obeying laws and following rules , and when currections comes we don't understand why , we start to curse , we get upset , stop this , stop that , but wrong has no colour consequence remain the same , going to school doing english subject are any other and you doing wrong did they stop teaching english nope you look over your own work see if it in line if not make the adjustment currect your doing and move up ,,,
  • for real (22/06/2022, 19:31) Like (39) Dislike (37) Reply
    Another racist discriminatory fool. Was he even born here?
    • hello! (23/06/2022, 01:27) Like (15) Dislike (8) Reply
      How is he a racist? Do you know what a racist is? If anything... he is a nationalist who is concerned about relaxed immigration policies in his small homeland. He cares about the future of the people of the Virgin Islands, just like the UK, America and many other nations of the world. Many of you guys were happy that the UK was coming to try and see us fall hoping that you and your families could take over our country, but God don't sleep!
  • Hmmmm (22/06/2022, 19:32) Like (29) Dislike (12) Reply
    Here we go again. It's the famous we from here, you not from here go home we don't need you. Guess water and wind wasn't enough warming. Guess God has to send fire and brimstone. After Irma we were one. We back on our feet so let the barn hay talk get pushed. That's why outsiders shouldn't march with a soul. Keep your energy for your children. I've never seen people take land to their graves. We'll all die and leave it here. Father God, have mercy on us.
    • @hmmmm (23/06/2022, 22:16) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      I am sure you hear that phrase many times in your own country! You know ‘we from here’ or something similar! So save the lecture for your countryman when you return. We personally wish God would turn your people to Him and Save your evil heart from jealousy, envy and ungrateful evil speech! May God have mercy on you!
  • Huu (22/06/2022, 19:32) Like (29) Dislike (3) Reply
    What disadvantage you talking about? Bro educate yourself and your children. the BVI is growing and the globe is working via internet at home these days... be prepared or get lost behind.
    • @Huu (23/06/2022, 01:37) Like (15) Dislike (6) Reply
      That is the problem, the VI is growing too fast for such a small pie and every nation of the world seems to want a piece of it! That is not sustainable or realistic! I agree with the brother. What you are saying makes no logical sense! You're grasping at straws you didn't plant from another man's field.
      • Hmm (23/06/2022, 09:28) Like (3) Dislike (11) Reply
        Growing with no good road
      • @@Huu (23/06/2022, 11:07) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
        Every nation wants a piece here? Other than offshore banking related issues, who? Why would any nation want a piece of a place known for corruption, cronyism and narco trafficking. Plenty of sun, beaches and clear water in other places too.
  • No media (22/06/2022, 19:44) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where’s the coverage of the actual PUBLIC MEETINGS crowd photo questions raised video speeches Nothing?
  • @hmmm (22/06/2022, 19:46) Like (13) Dislike (10) Reply
    Agreed stop giving belonger status and stop letting our people go to the USA to born their children. Let's close our territory to the world. Let's be independent.
  • long look (22/06/2022, 19:50) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    There’s no confusion, it’s just the rules haven’t been followed for years and it remains at cabinets discretion. I’m concerned if this is the level of political talent we have right now- lord help us.
    • @LL (23/06/2022, 01:41) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
      Not really at cabinet's discretion. We the people can request a referendum at the poles on these issues.
      • LL (23/06/2022, 09:32) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
        At cabinets discretion as to whether to award someone belonger status *
  • Winston (22/06/2022, 19:51) Like (24) Dislike (5) Reply
    This man is a clown.
  • WOW (22/06/2022, 19:57) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
  • home boy (22/06/2022, 19:59) Like (21) Dislike (8) Reply

    Tell this ja***@## to stop bvi landeds to stop going st Thomas to get there children,what a ja****@$$.

    • @Home Boy (23/06/2022, 01:46) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
      Can we tell foreigners to stop coming to our country trying to tell us what to do too?
  • english man (22/06/2022, 20:14) Like (18) Dislike (13) Reply
    Am here waiting on Belonger but really it’s not needed because it’s a Tortola people thing used against outside in a predijiste manner. Am a British overseas Territory Citizen and that should be enough for me. We are all the same British Overseas Territory Citizens. That’s why the UK should take over and settle this matter for once and for all. Do away with the Belonger Status Nonsense.
    • @ english man (23/06/2022, 01:56) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
      You must be out of your mind? Do you know the population of the UK? Honey you can have your passport back if it means given up my home. What Caribbean people have you heard ever gave up their homeland for a UK passport? Civil war would brake out first and shortly Independence even if we want to or not. You go sit down...preferably back home!
    • Lb (23/06/2022, 10:49) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      No we are not all the same BOTC. Each country is unique wth is own set of cultures, laws and resources. Gtfoh with that
  • IGNORANT (22/06/2022, 20:17) Like (22) Dislike (7) Reply
    He don't talk to nobody so what else y'all expect?
  • c (22/06/2022, 20:25) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
    You speak as if you are not very well educated.
  • ANOTHER ONE AH DEM (22/06/2022, 20:35) Like (7) Dislike (9) Reply
    • I remember (23/06/2022, 09:32) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yet his wife is from one of the so call down island
      • @ Remember (23/06/2022, 23:45) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        So what? So his marriage should change his allegiance towards his homeland? Has he married a jezebel that controls his mind and good intentions towards is own?
  • Observer (22/06/2022, 20:48) Like (21) Dislike (6) Reply
    This boy needs to educate himself. He is very ignorant. Where is he even employed?
    • @ Observer (22/06/2022, 21:18) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
      Employed at nowhere and stupidity company
      • Look at you! (23/06/2022, 14:01) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
  • Hmmmm (22/06/2022, 20:58) Like (11) Dislike (6) Reply
    Where hole the Kenta crawl out from? He can't even speak properly like he got shocked....
  • Chucky (22/06/2022, 21:00) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
    In this globalized world your mind is left behind, the cities will be vertical, today's Road Town will be in the sea water, other things your children are in another place think for yourself and that the new generation has no borders. With your thoughts you limit free transit, your children like to go to live on the Tuesday plant in BVI because people like you will leave a curse on this island, may God Bless us
    • @Chucky (23/06/2022, 02:08) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
      This is not the USA of (3,796,742 sq mi) or UK of (242, 495 km). This is the BVI of (55.7 sq. km). If we don't have borders we need them then! You all on here just sounding so desperate!
  • observa (22/06/2022, 21:16) Like (17) Dislike (10) Reply
    I honestly think he on crack this wannabe politician!!! Trying to run where 7th whoooo not district
    • Well (23/06/2022, 03:18) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      he can't be any worst than who was elected in the past. At least he cares about the territory.
    • Give it to Britain.. (23/06/2022, 05:12) Like (9) Dislike (8) Reply
      Maybe its time to make a change what we are doing ain working...The Governor deals with Naturalization and we dont have any Issues. Maybe its time to hand over the belonger process to the Govrrnor, Since it has so much issues under locals...
      • or (23/06/2022, 23:49) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
        Maybe it’s time for you to leave our lands and mind your own business in yours! Maybe? Definitely!
  • Stouty (22/06/2022, 21:16) Like (43) Dislike (4) Reply
    In my view, we all are trying to survive and make a better life for ourselves and our families regardless of where people are from.
    BVI landers are having their children in the US in order for them to have a better life. and our outside brothers and sisters coming from other countries to the BVI to try and have a better life. They pay rent, social security. taxes and everything just like us.
    As BVI landers we need to stop calling down people from other Islands who are here trying to make a better life and give the people what they deserve. The BVI was not always doing well, our parents had to go to places like St. Kitts, St Thomas; St. Croix, and Santo Domingo and even Cuba and other Islands to find work.
    I am from the BVI and I love my outside brothers and sister, I am not saying to give status to every Tom, Dick and Sally but we have to help those who are helping to build this country. Look at what happen to us when Irma came our own people ran to the UK and the US mainland and outsiders came to help rebuild and others who had the BVI at heart battled their hardship remained here and helped to build back this country. Let us not forget. Most of our native BVI landers are gone and will come back when things get hard for them.
    We say we are Christians so let us to what Christ will do.
    • @Stouty (23/06/2022, 03:16) Like (6) Dislike (8) Reply
      If we are having children in Timbuktu that is our Christian right as UK OTs. Mr. Stouty, not you nor anyone else can dictate where we should have our children. I would however be more selective if I was on a workers contract in another man's country with the understanding that my contract was limited to a few years. I would be more responsible as a Christian and not make myself at home. I would also restrain myself from calling down the people or dismissing their policies if they wished that I return after my contract had expired time and time again. I would not be happy about losing my yearly US dollar salary but I would understand and allow others in the country or abroad the opportunity that I was afforded. The BVI labour and immigration policies are not enforced Mr. Stouty, the system does not work as it should and the people (BVIslandeers, Belongers and foreigner workers) want changes that benefits 'their' families. However, the BVI is only 59 sq mi and no US dollar currency that we earn is going to change that limited landmass. So who should our government officials cater to? Mr. Stouty, unless you can get my Lord Jesus to fit the world's population into 59 sq miles of land. "Which He could, but I don't believe He would". You have no case! We need to fix this serious issue along with many others because as you know, our former Premier is locked up and has his own cross to bear at present!
    • Britain & Caribbean Leaders must B Angry. (23/06/2022, 04:27) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
      When we have these politicians and aspiring politicians making these foolish, selfish, hateful and uncompassionate statement going against the Law, the Norm. Britain and all the Carribbean leaders who came on here defending the BVI from a Britain take over cannot be happy..This is what your citizen living here is going through .This is the real BVI for you...
      • Comment (23/06/2022, 09:25) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
        We are taking back our country from all foreign control of all form.
      • ok (23/06/2022, 10:32) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
        Which law is he going against. Belonger status does not need to be granted. It is not a RIGHT! Can't you guys get it. Reside, work, full your pockets then leave. Its really not complicated.
      • please (23/06/2022, 23:57) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        Save it… many of these same countries and nations you mentioned have much stricter immigration policies than we do! Go back and try again!
  • United Kingdom (22/06/2022, 21:28) Like (0) Dislike (12) Reply

    why you think the united kingdom wants to regain control of this territory

    the UK folks are very upset, they children are born-here and can not get a passport so the UK will fix that

    the UK folk sees themselves as the backbone of our economy and wants permission to work in the British overseas territory without seeking permission

    If you think cutting the sugar cane and picking the cotton was bad wait till the British Fully takeover

    The British Police will begin by taking over Customs only then the road-blocks will come back: modern day slavery will be far more dreadful than the sugar cane days….the whips of the old time slavery days will be replaced by automatic guns

    • @UK (23/06/2022, 09:23) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      The UK is not taking over the Virgin Islands, you go talk that and tell the UK… no Caribbean country has ever given up their homeland to them and never well! Go predict you stop talking what you don’t know but wish you did!
  • Tolaman. (22/06/2022, 21:57) Like (14) Dislike (6) Reply
    Somebody, anybody, please ask this ____to go do his family history, and tell me where his ancestors came from?? Check his last name, he is carrying a slave masters name, like most of us. I bet he have family who leave the BVI to get their children St. Thomas, PR, or US mainland, so they can have American STATUS. There us no NATIVE BVI lander, all of us Grands and GGG grand parents CAME from somewhere. Many from down Island via the slave ships. The ONLY native Americans, are the American Indian tribes. But you all go to collage, in other countries, you all bringing back wives and husbands, right? So they no entitled to nothing? Man you so stupid, you should be ashamed to even write that piece.
    • @Tolaman (23/06/2022, 09:41) Like (3) Dislike (9) Reply
      If you are a Tolian you are not a very educated one on the history of my people and there is nothing you can say to change the fact that we are the native Virgin Islanders of these lands. Especially after you white people killed out all the Tainos of these lands to access Virgin Gorda’s copper mine more freely. We are not allowing foreigners of the ‘Caribbean or the rest of the world’ to dictate the immigration and labour policies of our homeland…just like our brother and sister Caribbean nations would not allow in there new nations. Please note…we all came from Africa but now this is and will always be our new Caribbean homes!
  • belonger (22/06/2022, 22:03) Like (17) Dislike (5) Reply
    I am a Belonger and lives in the 7 district with 7 persons who can vote in my household. Partner you would not get any of our votes.
    • @belonger (23/06/2022, 09:47) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
      Not saying much about the mindset of the 7th District voters. The 7th district is what it is, no more to be said.
  • wooow (22/06/2022, 23:11) Like (16) Dislike (18) Reply
    Bevin you honestly let me down big time… you seriously trying to create more diversity than what it is??? How is it now a competition?? Jobs are readily available to whomever wants it why you acting like us BVIslander aren’t lazy and only wants office jobs??

    You can’t blame expats for securing land when BVIslanders running for new cars and big chains

    Furthermore banks make it easier to get different loans rather than loans for housing… land prices are ridiculous and majority of the banks aren’t going to give 125K to someone who doesn’t have credit history and nobody is going to co-sign for someone with such high amount !!

    The very same expats are the ones that stayed here and rebuilt your country while majority ran away to England and elsewhere!!!

    Most bvislanders are born to expats… this is clear racism against your own kind

    • The diversity did not come today (23/06/2022, 13:57) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Everything was going well when the undeserved status was being dished out to every Tom, Dick, Harry and Jane. Then the one dishing it out fell by the wayside and Tom, Dick, Harry and Jane bashed him, called him every bad name in the book. Then they see that there is a possibility that some of the undeserved status may be revoked and they start panicking. Do not worry, you can go back to your glorious island that you came from, that has so much better stuff. You should be happy to return to paradise where there are no racist people like you have to endure here in the BVI. the expats did not build back the BVI they built their bank accounts but sad to say when they return to their home they do not find half of what they send there. Then they have to stay longer to make more to send home hoping to find it when they get there. You all are too ENVIOUS and HATEFUL.
  • Seriously (23/06/2022, 00:13) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Boy George! you just got 10 minutes of attention
  • Native Senior Citizen of the British Virgin Islands (23/06/2022, 00:51) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr. Bevin S. George, you do have political aspiration, but you are greatly lacking of the qualification.
    Stop exposing your insufficient ability to lead in a position that is above your abilities to the public.
    Don't you know that even a fool is thought by others to be wise, when he keeps silent on issues that he knows little or nothing of?
    Please Devin, learn to listen more, and talk less, especially about issues that are high above your abilities. You father Mr. Denton George has wisely attemted to to encourage you to back out. In other words let go of you prideful ambitions.
    Stop bringing shame upon yourself, and many of the people that reside in the 7th electorial district of our country. We, especially politicians, have already brought too much shame upon ourselves, don't add to our shame please, would you? Why not, you may asked.
    Answer: because your argument of stoppage of giving out belonged status.... is naively stupid.

    Note: Mr. Devin S. George, no personal hate from me against you. I am only trying to advise you right.
  • Wrong Mindset (23/06/2022, 01:02) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    I am an African and I would say this. If Nelson Mendela was alive today and read this news he would be disappointed because this was what he fought against in the south African. You cannot educate your mind and forget to educate your heart. if there is a problem with your government on how jobs are given out to islanders and not locals or you see competitions between locals and islanders then talk to your government and not take out in the open with hateful words at islanders. this statement can affect foreign and local investment Including tourism I keep telling locals yes there is another way issues like this can be address and stop taking it out on Islanders and causing division in the society, in families and homes. we have other small islands just like the bvi but they do not act like this. I will be leaving this island soon and because of this statement I do not think I want to invest here or advise any of my foreign business partners to Invest. You need both foreign and local investment to help rebuild the country.
    people are hurting right now and everybody is feeling the pressure from the UK also inflation is on the rise. Listen I understand your point but this is not how to resolve issues like this you are only making it worse. The BVI needs the support of OECS to stand with them right now to build back this Island so stop spreading hatred about the islanders.
    • @ Wrong Mindset (23/06/2022, 09:55) Like (5) Dislike (14) Reply
      If that is what you took from his statement you have the wrong mindset not him…have a good trip we don’t need your investment in our land! Goodbye!
  • BuzzBvi (23/06/2022, 01:22) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    Thankyou. Goodbye. Next.
  • huh ?? (23/06/2022, 01:44) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    back to old school politics..... I thought he was young fresh and innovative........yawn. look for another career coz you ain't going far in politics.

  • LaLa (23/06/2022, 01:55) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Like i already said is black people the most racist and inhumane people here. Uk needs to done take over. The so called colonist shall and will show the way. With this and vincent mentality this country will be stagnat the same way he had labor and immigeatio. Departme t running. People just look at the result of the state we are in.
  • Ti (23/06/2022, 03:50) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply

    This alien is from jack@## ghut. who advise him to go say something like that ? May be VW . Man go sit dung and shut up.

  • clown (23/06/2022, 04:29) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    These the kind of people not need in politics. Why Ayo don't target the real issues. Stop thief the people money.
  • Bufoon (23/06/2022, 04:46) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now, here is a real buffoon. He must be Putin lost brother.
  • musa (23/06/2022, 05:28) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Show the bvi voters your high school GPA
  • agreed (23/06/2022, 06:22) Like (8) Dislike (8) Reply
    I agree with him.. they do not have the right intentions. They will not come here to over run our island. Ultimately they just want passports then they leave . Most join the force for benefits. Not because they are passionate about being an officer. This is why the force is corrupt. I totally get what he s saying. Keep the number limited. Please do not let them ruin this island more than it already is.
    • Right intentions... $$$ (23/06/2022, 12:22) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yes man and that is a serious problem.

      We need serious people on the police force who are interested in the community not interested in increased benefits and PAY. Way too many foreigners screwing up the police force and I say that for a fact as a person who has been harrassed by them while out minding my business. & they have the gall to tell me im lying when i point to the house where I live. WTF How they jump to this conclusion. I wish I wrote up a complaint on them and ask for their identification. It was ridiculous. They left me alone after a while but I did not feel safe anymore with them around. They ask me if I feel safe... usually why would i not feel safe.

      Some of these people are looking for a opportunity to work you up and put you in cuffs to feel big about themself. If I tell a officer where I live and he doesn't believe me what can I do, but think of him as an ass that probably doesn't deserve the job he holds. id love to have told them to get lost.

      I should not have to tell a foreign officer on the public road where I live in the first place. That should never be on the law book. Its prone to abuse. A black man cant walk in his own neighborhood of many years, headphones on. Sucking my teeth WTF. It can be argued a local officer would not have ask such a question, nor find it right for public relations to be stopping walkers for literally no reason.

      Because they dont know the community they see criminals where there are none. Meanwhile the real criminals passing them everyday. I think they do need to put limits on immigration in policing. The best pay and attracts the most sell outs. Not making it in life. Shave your head and become a police problem solved.
  • guy hill (23/06/2022, 06:25) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    The laws are ok. The process is the dam problem.
  • WOW (23/06/2022, 06:43) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is why the UK will take over, cause of y’all small minded self, the US should take back all y’all rights too, who get rights through mother and father or children.
    If the US decides to do that boy half a y’all wont be smiling after that but y’all would ready to fight, what goes around comes around
    • @wow (23/06/2022, 23:32) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      If you could get a US passport you would be the first to leave the Caribbean for a new place to multiple. If you all don’t like the laws of the land, head out! Times are changing.
  • Madness piled on madness (23/06/2022, 07:00) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Have mercy!!!

    What if this guy was sent to represent us at a global conference?
  • taxpayer (23/06/2022, 07:18) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    This opportunity government not going to implement COI for sure,No local would agree for belonger status, that is why this government asking for public opinion , cheap politics, but back door belonger status do happen here
  • Certainly (23/06/2022, 07:44) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    Yes, we will stop giving out belongership on the day when every belonger gives their US passport back.
    • @Certainly (23/06/2022, 23:28) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Are you truly speaking as our Government officials… that comment sounds real weird!
  • Hmph (23/06/2022, 09:06) Like (6) Dislike (16) Reply
    Think about this. We do not have the resources or jobs for everybody from the southern Caribbean islands to flood our island. This isn't about Locals vs Non Locals, it's about economy, pollution, infrastructure. THINK PEOPLE! We cannot continue to accommodate for an unlimited time.

    For example, the Cayman Islands allow non belongers to come and work for 9 years and that's it! They too, are too small to accommodate everyone. Most of their immigrants are Jamaicans....Can you imagine if they had laws like ours how overcrowded that island is gonna be, not to mention a depletion in their resources. THINK PEOPLE!
  • hmmm (23/06/2022, 09:11) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply

    Some please lock up back this dummy in his cage, they talk so much bulls*** 2 days down the line the run to a expat to help them fix something. And watch half of then get expat woman.

  • Hmm (23/06/2022, 09:14) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Stop giving out you say. The VIP were selling it when they were in office you forget the fast track thing. How many persons after then remained to get i think just a few cause a lot of persons already paid and get theirs
  • Well (23/06/2022, 09:26) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Tell me what will happen if they stop. How will the US born kids of locals get belonger if it stop?
  • Remember (23/06/2022, 09:58) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    You see what happens to his family business do a little research and most of them have other island wifes or girlfriend.
  • smh (23/06/2022, 10:04) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    This man ain’t easy. All his children are Americans, Well if He and the Brown Girl have their way, we’ll be in trouble here?
  • Lubell (23/06/2022, 10:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    If you are interested and would like to educate yourself and compare UK immigration policy against the BVI. Frankly I would like to see the BVI adapt theirs.
  • Just A Thought (23/06/2022, 10:50) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    If a foreigner, who does not have status, or connections, or money, or an important surname or even the ability to speak English, can steal his daughter’s job in 20 years…maybe it’s just because she is not good enough?!
  • Sue (23/06/2022, 11:18) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    Boy go and sit your illiterate backside down, Politics is not for you, please go try to manage your house hold before you try to run for election, whoever tell you that we going to support you in the 7th district, if that is how you starting you done start off wrongly. What happen s islander man took your beef from you? Where did you go wrong, ask yourself and fixed your home, stay away from politics you not ready
  • hmmm (23/06/2022, 11:50) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Yes! Let’s stop granting belonger status…. While we’re at it, let’s stop giving out UK passports to those born in the BVI.
  • Over here... (23/06/2022, 14:03) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    Bevin you had the opportunity to voice your opinion. They cannot go home and do the same they have to stay here behind their employer's computer and bash you. They do not count because they have no vote. They are just cowards who ran from their own country where they lived in silence and fear.
  • 2 way street (23/06/2022, 14:08) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    so by that logic no more BVi people moving to the UK and getting citizenship? fair is fair. And what about every other country on the planet that allows immigration? do they stop allowing new citizens too?
    This is the dumbest comment i have ever seen a politician make.
  • Jane (23/06/2022, 14:34) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The fact is that at the last election we have some 15,000 voters on the electoral roll. We had 10,000 people actually vote. Now by my reckoning there are something like 3,000 to 5,000 adults who are entitled to given Belongership status now. The COI says the law must be enforced, the Unity Government has said it will implement the COI's requirements. All these folks are going to be given status in the next 2 years. That means politicians are going to have to serve the wider population and not just BVIslanders. Now the law can be changed to require 20 years of residency, cap out work permits at 9 years maximum to make it impossible for any work permit holder (outside of marrying in) to be resident for long enough to get status but that is going to be too late to stop those extra 3,000-5,000 people getting status and voting rights. Its too late to do so: UK won't allow a new law to be retrospective. Mr George is huffing and puffing about a horse which has already bolted. For good or bad, BVI is going to go through a massive change, just wait and watch.
  • KLMM (23/06/2022, 14:51) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    @@@Huu, If you feel that way why don't you go back to wherever you came from, you guys are not happy knowing you have a job now you want a say in the BVI. You are not hear because you love the BVI you are hear because of the US dollar and because you cant find work wherever you came from, most of you who haven't built already are building you homes back home and most of you will leave when the time is right, a lot of you want Belongership so you can apply for a UK passport.
  • Missing sum (23/06/2022, 15:49) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    U forget to complete your sentence Sir
    U forget to say also don’t give no more permits either.

    U jus want to use us....
    • ? (24/06/2022, 00:10) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      … and what do you want… if not to use us? You are not here to help our people, you are here to help yourself and family. Let’s just be real.
  • Expat (23/06/2022, 16:41) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is what I would say as a former expat of the Bvi. Any expat who comes to the Bvi and makes it their home is a fool. Any island woman who spreading her legs for some ashy tolian man has no pride. Down islanders these people don’t like you. They don’t like you and they never will. Get what you have to get and leave these people country for them. A tolian will never accept your as their equal, why would you want to fight to stay in a place as a second class citizen. Make your money check your vibes then roll out. Stop begging these ppl for a stupid belonger card.
    • @Expat (24/06/2022, 10:15) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      Precisely what we are asking of them. Precisely what t h ey were offered abd agreed
      They should also take with them their birth contributions that they have produced and who are rotting in our prison some for life as a result of taking the life of our sons and daughters to satisfy their demonic and cannibalistic needs.
    • Norris Turnbull (28/06/2022, 06:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

      Island man and woman spread their les in the bvi and get children in St.thomas and New York then ask Immigration for them children to live here. You are and ungrateful wench . Dam ingrate. Ain't no bvislander going to your rancid country anytime soon. Not even to visit. You hide behind blogs talking hog wash s***.

  • Denton G (23/06/2022, 16:57) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    All this show is my son is immature and not ready for politics. Lil boy bevin.
  • fool (23/06/2022, 17:15) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    you are a bubble brain nut head is it a clue to you of where your fore parents came from England Africa USA or even one the down islands go and look up your roots and then come and talk you bubble brains. but if you want the people who you clime that are not from HARE to leave or have nothing other than to work for your lazy azz people to reap the benefices let the immigration revoke all status and send them home and let us see how far BVI will stay afloat, first thing 98% the hospital staff gone 85% police gone and the whole place got killings robbing rape and no medical personnel to take of them cause you all lazy and hard head BVI who want quick money would kill each other so be glad that the down island people could come and help people like you to make yourself look stupid
    • 6th Generation Bahn Here (24/06/2022, 04:47) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      You sound so bitter! Foreigners are not doing us any favors! You mentioned "roots" and that is the point. People coming to BVI for work and stay a little time feel more entitled than those actually born here and rooted through lineage. We do not hate foreigners however we dislike the calling down of the BVI and its people who have afforded foreigners a better opportunity by earning the US Dollar. You cannot expect to be a root in another man's country; you are only a leaf but if lucky a branch! Stop letting your envy and jealousy of those rooted in the BVI blur your judgment.
      • Message (24/06/2022, 08:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Do not allow yourself to be used.. Leave and go elsewhere.
        That is elementary.
        Huh ...
        Nowhere else wants you?
        Geez. you have a home...go home.
        Mi casa es no su casa

        Paus ek e run t are.
  • grt (23/06/2022, 19:34) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    This idiot has an extra chromosome. He must be Vincent son. HE IS an imbecile.
  • Therapist (24/06/2022, 08:27) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    with everything that has happened within the last few months........ pushing this narrative forward only feeds more division and separation through our society. For what? Money?!? that is what this all boils down to.

    The BVI is known for mistreating our Non BVI Islanders and it Makes me Sick

    They treat them like toilet Paper after its used.

    Im not really Shocked to see the growing amount of ignorants and Retards within the Locals!!!!
  • Over 172 comments (24/06/2022, 10:37) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hold the strain family you’re right. The truth is an offense but not a sin
  • Monaco (24/06/2022, 11:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Monaco model functions well.
    No losers
    No poverty
    BVI is the loser in this current shuffle . Change is needed urgently.
  • Ja rules (24/06/2022, 12:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now this is the type of clown that would bury the BVI deeper than what it is
  • xenophobia (24/06/2022, 15:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    What a complete and utter a$$.
    How about asking all VIlanders to give back their US and UK passports and status. They can keep their own privileged status. Stop running to PR and USVI and UK to have your children. You see ...they want to go to other countries and get status and let their children enjoy a better standard of living but that is only for them NDP please get some more intelligent and open minded people on your ticket.
    • Forbidden Truth (28/06/2022, 06:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

      @xenophobia you are an @## also. Why don't expats in the vi give back their VI passport and US passport. Talk both sides man. End you bias unbalanced narrative.

  • MissingLink (24/06/2022, 15:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The only legislation missing now, is for Locals and Non-Locals to be prohibited from having sexual relations and offspring. Yes!! That would be the real gamechanger. Other than that I cannot imagine that children being born under these Circumstances would be receiving or not receiving Belongership. That would be a real Quagmire.
    Every other sane country in the World understands that all immigration needs is regulation, not segregation. In the end unless we can prohibit human relations/interactions then it's impossible to legislate against human rights. Luckily these kinds of apartheid type mindsets are often in the minority.
  • officer (24/06/2022, 18:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    boy u vex me lol dwl as M.Vanterpool would say go sidung. you just loose what support you had. you had good ideas but this show how dumb you really are.
  • schupes (24/06/2022, 18:45) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    i use to think u look lil like Usher the singer, now it just look like you got Sh*t on ur face. doo doo face boy
  • Hmm (24/06/2022, 18:50) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    this got to be Vincent Wheatley's....and we saw where that got him...carry on with your close minded narrative Mr George. smfh
  • @ wow (25/06/2022, 03:07) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    If the US decides to take back their status from us, where do you think we will be returning to?... And where do you think you will have to return to?... So hope for the best and get ready for the worst, and be careful what you wish for. If they decide to send all non-belongers home, I guarantee they won't start with us. For as much of us are out there, there are by far more of the other Caribbean country citizens residing out there. So if that can bet your last US dollar, we will be needing our jobs that you are here doing. We have a lot of up-to-the-times educated and skilled BVIlander working in the US and UK who can build this country. So don't feel if you go we will fall to the ground. We will continue to rise. We had a little slip, but we dusting off ourselves and we will do what ever it takes to steer this country on a path to a greater economic future. Many taught we were done for when Irmaria struck but we are BVI Strong!!!

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