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‘There is no East End without Long Look’ vice versa- Hon Penn

- Calls on members of both communities to unite & tackle challenges together
Opposition Leader Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has called on members of both East End and Long Look communities, regardless of political affiliations, cultural heritage, and nationality, to unite to progress the communities. Photo: VINO/File
Opposition Leader in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has called of residents of both the the East End and Long Look communities to unite and tackle challenges together. Photo: VINO/File
Opposition Leader in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has called of residents of both the the East End and Long Look communities to unite and tackle challenges together. Photo: VINO/File
EAST END, Tortola, VI – Opposition Leader in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has called on residents of both the East End and Long Look communities to unite and tackle challenges together.

“We all face the same common problems, the same common struggles and yearn for the same basic fulfillment in life. As the world changes and we experience new challenges, so do our communities,” Hon Penn said in an opening statement of his District 8 Neighborhood community newsletter published in December 2021.

“Today, we are no longer a homogenous community, but a multicultural community. So how do we exist together? We must change our attitudes and set policies that create justice for all,” he added,  

As part of the newsletter launch, Hon Penn said it is his sincere hope that the initiative will in some way support the community to rise to a nobler level, “where we are not our own barriers to the progress of our communities; it is common knowledge, that there is no East End without Long Look, and there is no Long Look without East End,” he added.  

EE & Long Look communities 'intertwined' - Hon Penn 

“Our history is intertwined with blood, sweat and tears, as we struggle alongside each other to create and maintain a standard of life and livelihood for our present and future generations.”

Hon Penn also encouraged members of both communities regardless of political affiliations, cultural heritage, and nationality, to be a part of his newsletter group.

“Be a part of this platform to bring awareness to some of our root problems, analyse the issues and offer solutions, as well as feature any content that fulfils the purpose of our Community Newsletter.“

He also called on community members to pattern their lives after Jesus and added that the values of Christ were exemplified in his life, teachings in which he demonstrated truth, respect, integrity, humility, courage and service for all mankind.

“We too can pattern our lives after him with the same standards to make our communities and ultimately our territory a better place for people of all ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds,” the Opposition Leader said.

24 Responses to “‘There is no East End without Long Look’ vice versa- Hon Penn”

  • PurebloodII (03/01/2022, 12:44) Like (11) Dislike (7) Reply
    Well said Hon. Penn.
    There is not one without the other.
    United we stand East Massive.
    Our next Premier has spoken.
    • Really (04/01/2022, 18:41) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      There is no East End without Long Look? Let’s be honest about that populated mismanaged community! Look at that area of Tortola and tell me if East End would not be better off without its occupancy?
  • asking for a friend (03/01/2022, 12:45) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
    Well sah he running both districts?
  • Sam (03/01/2022, 13:00) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
    elections around the corner or what: some of us born way back then east end-long look coexisting

    you should have fix the sewage
  • lol (03/01/2022, 13:32) Like (28) Dislike (11) Reply
    The most ghetto area of the island so sad tourist has to pass through that pig pen
  • musa (03/01/2022, 13:50) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Great news & this need to been known for all of us in the bvi
  • eastender (03/01/2022, 14:12) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    "…We must change our attitudes and set policies that create justice for all..." - Hon. Penn.

    Those are fine sentiments Hon. Penn. Needless to say every one of our beloved Virgin Islands House of Assembly members would purport to agree with that.

    The reality is something very different. The introduction of that shameful tax on the little men who use Western Union in 2020 being a prime example. In balance to you Hon. Penn, you said at the time: “Mr. Speaker, I put it to you that between $1.1 and $1.6 billion leaves this country on an annual basis through the banking system, the trust industry and various means (and) we are here going after working class persons who most of them make $7 an hour....We have to find another way.” Credit where credit is due Hon. Penn. I hope you get into government next time.

    And don't get me started on the way the government denies all rights to babies born here to migrants.... I hope you and your government turn a page on that shameful history.
  • bb (03/01/2022, 14:33) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Growing up in the 60's and 70's, you couldnt tell a Long Look person they were from East End and vice versa.
  • Seeking knowledge (03/01/2022, 15:52) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    I would like to know what is the difference between East End and Long Look. I live on St. Croix and have heard people talk about both places. Can someone enlighten me as to the difference.
  • Sam (03/01/2022, 15:55) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is there a difference?, And if so can someone enlighten me on the difference. Would really appreciate. By
  • one eye (03/01/2022, 15:55) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Not enough for him to be premier
  • DEDE (03/01/2022, 16:18) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply

    Same thing I’m thinking while reading the article. I was in class with a few of them and we had many falling outs over this. They were quick to let you know where they from especially if anyone said they all from the East. In my time they hated it since it was alleged that East End had the most crazy people. As for Long Look, you better know the difference between Vanterpool Estate and Nothinghams and you better not include those from Fat Hog’s Bay in that. That a whole other can of worms you open. I meant they would argue for days about this. I remember once it almost came to blows. What funny about all this to me, is when the announce the college will be build in Paraquita Bay. For some mind boggling reason that area can be consider in the East but the areas after that but before the actual East End cannot be East.
  • Native Senior citizen of the British Viirgin Islands (03/01/2022, 16:24) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    I humbly accepted the majority of your wording Honourable Marlon Penn, D7 Rep. However, under the democratic system, unity is impossible. However, we should try our best to cooperate more on issues the help us all The past year has died. The present year is alive. The future will live only after the present is no more. Unity of mind prevails over division everytime. That means, don't oppose everytime for opposition sake. Remember, democracy was baptized by the spirit of greed, by the Greeks more than two thousand years ago. In order to unite, we should not alway walk in the steps of its footprint.
  • Forbidden Truth (03/01/2022, 19:07) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    @eastender...Government denies all rights to immigrant children born to expats in the Virgin Islands?? That's not true. And I state that emphatically.
    • enough (06/01/2022, 19:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Forbidden Truth, Government denies nothing (stop lying) sent your complaint to the UK or born your children where you from.
  • HAHA (03/01/2022, 19:55) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    East, End, Long Look, Parham Town, Greenland etc. is just East End. I’ll make it easy for everybody. I now proclaim that any area past Cedar School is just East End.
  • home (03/01/2022, 21:00) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    And yet still there is not a functional community center in east end!!! Tired of theses waste talks! Action time!!!
  • Dist 8 (04/01/2022, 07:19) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    His dictrict have speed bumps less than a 100 feet apart where there is no school nor cross stree nor any hindrance to anything except a house in between (the 2 speed bump next to each other going beef after the gas station) and he never asked why. He have that bad piece of road from rite breeze to pass chalwell to fix he need to tell chalwell to stop putting them container on the road hindering the free flow of traffic. What about all them bushes around beef island airport going to trellis. Why is the main road in greenland so narrow. Somebody already mention the sewage. Look after dist 8 we wil get deputy to do 7
  • @ D8 (04/01/2022, 11:51) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    I can name a few other places in the East End area where traffic is ubstruct by cars that are permanently parked on the road 365 days a year and I do not see you asking Minister Penn to move them???? The container isn't there for a few days and you fuss? Hmmm this sounds personal to me?? I know other people have a problem with it but they get my point of view. "Two wrongs do not make a make a right " but sometimes you just have to keep your mouth shut if you arent going to be fair about it.
  • Long Look IS GARBAGE (05/01/2022, 01:39) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Long Look is garbage always has and will always be, get rid of the trash/waste, most of um lock up now, yo do the crime now do the time, simple, government neglected that area long time ago, let's not start with the sewage water running thru out the island like a stream for more than 15 years, but this tourist attraction LMAO, joke, glad I live in the UK.

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