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VI in a ‘hallmark of sheer anxiety’ over recent events- Hon Penn

- Points to Fahie arrest, CoI uncertainties & disappointing leadership as contributors
December 29th, 2022 | Tags: Marlon A. Penn economy business employment anxiety
Minister for Health and Social Development under the Unity Government, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has kicked off his 2023 elections campaign pitch with a letter to the East End, Long Look community with a promise to continue representing the district and Virgin islands despite the unmitigated levels of anxiety being experienced by citizens according to him. Photo: HoA/Youtube
In the letter published in his December 2022 edition of the District 8 Newsletter, Hon Penn pointed to a sea of uncertainties in the VI, as giving rise to a feeling of lost control and anxiety. Photo: Internet Source
In the letter published in his December 2022 edition of the District 8 Newsletter, Hon Penn pointed to a sea of uncertainties in the VI, as giving rise to a feeling of lost control and anxiety. Photo: Internet Source
EAST END, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development under the Unity Government, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has kicked off his 2023 elections campaign pitch with a letter to the East End/Long Look community, promising to continue representing the district and the Virgin Islands, despite the unmitigated levels of anxiety being experienced by citizens.

In the letter published in his December 2022 edition of the District 8 Newsletter, Hon Penn pointed to a sea of uncertainties in the VI giving rise to a feeling of lost control and anxiety.

“Needless to say, the massive scale of uncertainty brought on by the Commission of Inquiry, the events surrounding our former Premier, disappointment in our leaders, discontentment with the laws and policies that govern our territory, unjust practices, or the loss of loved ones, have brought on a hallmark of sheer anxiety, with overwhelming speed.”

This he said has given rise to perplexity, a feeling of lost control, and strong emotional disturbance in being experienced in the VI amongst some common enemies facing the people of the VI.

VI facing global & local events - Hon Penn 

“On a global basis, our democracy is disheveled, our economic pillars are threatened from the pandemic and sanctions, pollution is on the rise, the threat of global warming, global wars, water problems, electricity bills, and escalating food prices are just some of our common enemy,” he added.

Hon Penn questioned how the VI can absorb all the global upheavals and, along with personal challenges, while still maintaining the basic functions, adapting to processes, and preserving the essence of our identity.

To do this, he said the VI has to fight collectively as a community and remain resilient, “As your Eighth District Representative and as part of the Coalition for the Movement of National Unity, I am here with you in this struggle,” he affirmed.

Hon Penn said to confront the challenges he will work collectively to ‘reset the compass’ and face the perplexing issues. He further assured the community that he is committed to meeting the needs of his Eighth District community but on a broader scale, the territory. 

“I will help to empower you to discover and implement solutions to resolve our issues. It does not matter whether it is from natural sources, man-made causes, self-inflating circumstances brought on by dishonesty or greed, or global effects,” he detailed.

29 Responses to “VI in a ‘hallmark of sheer anxiety’ over recent events- Hon Penn ”

  • 2023 (29/12/2022, 08:05) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    the people of the country needs leadership that can let us where we will be in 2030-2050, projection and stop up in house of assembly talking and talking and talking about the past

    the mindset of those we vote for must change: those we vote for must have integrity and clean fingers:
    • Native senior citizen of the British Vjrgin Islands (29/12/2022, 23:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

      @2023: Just for a helpful correction, please accept. Thank you in advance.

      Must have integrity, yes, and clean minds, not fingers. It is a greedy-mindset, yes, they now have.
      It is not a fingers problem. Their mind control their fingers, not the fingers control their mindset.
  • 911 (29/12/2022, 08:13) Like (20) Dislike (6) Reply
    In other words the slow man cannot lead
  • Vg man (29/12/2022, 08:41) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Unity,love,respect & honesty.Without those the BVI is going nowhere!!!
    • @Vg man (29/12/2022, 10:23) Like (24) Dislike (2) Reply
      None of these Marlon possesses.
    • @Vg man (29/12/2022, 13:46) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      Getting rid of Dancia was a big mistake. I really don’t see the district any better off. More educated people who are not tainted can run for district 8.
      • Hog Tail (30/12/2022, 07:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        I fully agree that getting rid offf diancia was a big big big mistake dirty frazer and others
    • @Vg man (29/12/2022, 13:54) Like (4) Dislike (10) Reply
      He say he leading with pride and confidence not honesty and integrity lol. Who needs honesty. That trickster moral compass is below zero. History will show that Fahie is a saint compare to Marlon.
  • Ntawp (29/12/2022, 09:48) Like (29) Dislike (2) Reply
    Fear fear fear fear district 8 crime crime ! This man talk things but he their 3 terms and his district is the capital of capital of gun crime,assault , drugs and murder. There is a criminal empire he help build. It only getting worst over here. I will be the first district 8 voter to say I will not vote for marlon.
  • Sugar coat it (29/12/2022, 09:52) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
    Don't sugar coat it. Just like the rest of the world the BVI is still staggering from the worse pandemic in the last 100 years where no government or country knew what to do. While we were dealing with that or trying to deal with it the Governor launched a COI while we were dying and sick and our economy challenged. They help to create a perfect storm to add to the already natural storm to do what they always wanted to do. They will soon find out that we are resilient people.
  • Hmmmm (29/12/2022, 09:53) Like (3) Dislike (11) Reply
    Marlon is fitting in well with the UK.
  • Tired (29/12/2022, 09:55) Like (26) Dislike (3) Reply
    I am tired of this guy always trying to portray himself as the savior and that nothing good happened until he joined the government and only in the area where he and Mitch serves as Minister. That is so wrong and dishonest.
    • @Tired (29/12/2022, 13:39) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      The people are so brainwashed into his dishonest that I thought I’m the only one who sees right through Marlon. He think he can act like a saint when he suppressing the people by doing absolutely nothing. Just a set of hot and fake air.
  • Some fraid to say (29/12/2022, 10:03) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    We know he and a few others lived down by the last gavena complaining about everything the government was doing and worked hard to keep themselves free from investigation and jail and came up with the plot of the COI and other things to help them get back power and the others get what they always wanted. He is a pure sell out.
    • @some fraud to say (29/12/2022, 14:17) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Marlon will reap what he sow one day. He is not exempted from the ludicrous he and others cultivated down by Governor House. Everything shall come to light.
  • What a guy (29/12/2022, 10:05) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    He has not mentioned a word about when he was government and all the bad things they did that somehow missed the COI and any investigations. Ting to talk.
  • pure politics (29/12/2022, 10:07) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    We all know that the public service has failed and who are they under? The Governor. He has failed big time but out of the slavery mentality of fear some people like this man always gives them a free pass. Talk all so people can get the true picture.
  • Putting things in perspective (29/12/2022, 10:20) Like (13) Dislike (12) Reply
    . As for you Marlon make sure you keep an accurate recollection on all events and who was behind all of this and why and why now. Also recap the following because there is more......
    - You and all you did with the plane and the $8 million has flown under the investigation redar.
    - You and your sidekicks escalation in the millions on the Georgie Hill road has been buried from the law under the concrete and lands illegally taken from us in the east with no compensation for all of us to date.
    - The UK is listed as one of the most corrupt country that hides their corruption yet they still remain in charge of their own affairs. They cannot suspend their constitution because they have none. Yet they make everyone feel as if they are saints and we are only bad and corrupt people (by their design for the most part).
    - A non transparent COI by the Governor that hides his wrong and inefficiencies but exposes who they wanted to expose for unethical reasons which will soon be known.
    - A public service that has FAILED and failed in upgrading for 35 years and it is solely under the Governor but he gets exempted from the failure or from being known as the failure even when Marlon speaks he exempts him. Probably because he has no choice as he has to sing for his freedom.
    - Questionable actions of pass governors and Commissioner of Police swept under the rug.
    - Man died and was missing but only the Governor knew where he was to find him. The Governor was never questioned. Remember not even the police dogs and many police who were looking could find the missing man.
    - UK resisted doing a COI in the heat of Covid in the UK because it was not the best thing to do at the time since the UK needed to save lives and the economy in the UK but did one on the BVI.
    - Had public officers who they want arrested for breach of trust but protecting others who are assisting in their plots.
    - In other Overseas territories where it was found wrong doing by governors they were sent back to the UK and are roaming free without any charges or arrest and a new Governor sent to replace them and that was the end of the matter because it involved them.
    - One black Governor sent to the Caribbean in the last 50 years and it was in 2021 in Bermuda. How do you explain this in this day and age other than racism.

    Will stop there for now but let's keep track of everything. The point is no one man should have the power to look into everyone and go at who they want ethically or not and the system does not allow it to be reciprocal. This is where the real chaos comes. It is wrong and you cannot do wrong claiming you are trying to get right. At least public officers can be suspended or fired and elected officials can be voted out but the system totally exempts governors and the UK from punishment for unethical and questionable actions. This is why it is time for independence with solid systems in place to govern us because we will never do anything good or right in their sight unless they are doing it or they are governing. The BVI is no worse than any other countries but that is what they and people like you Marlon want us to believe.
  • 8th district (29/12/2022, 10:22) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    I will never vote for this man again.
    • @8th district (29/12/2022, 10:37) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      From one 8th District person to another all I will say is AMEN!
  • bystander (29/12/2022, 10:33) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am not a political person and do agree the BVI has seen some trying times. But to give the impression that nothing was done good over the years even with the VIP Government despite the current events which time will dictate us not fair nor accurate. First of all I personally think they handled events of COVID fairly well as it was a challenge worldwide and still is as most economies have not recovered as yet. Next, remember the VIP Government came in to office on the heels of the aftermath of the destruction of two category five hurricanes where we never recovered or began to address the damages to our physical infrastructure and add that to COVID then one must be fair and say that the vip government had challenges to overcome that no other government in the world had to face and address all at once. So it is easy to criticize them and that is the democratic thing to do but also let us be fair to them because they kept the ship steady and got many needed things done with plenty more to do. Again I am neither VIP or NDP but calling it how I see it without playing politics or getting into hatred.
  • Mic drop (29/12/2022, 10:45) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
    Whether one liked Fahie or not, or like what happened with him now or not, it is inaccurate to paint the picture that nothing good happened under his watch. For sure it is easy to say now but the facts show that this is not a true statement.
  • Loose mouth (29/12/2022, 10:49) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    I held back my comments this long over an Honorable Minister who compared our current situation with that of the biblical story about the children of Isreal in Egypt, calling the Governor Pharoah. (Please I am not arguing religion here) . Being familiar with story after several attempts to "let my people go", the Egyptian Pharaoh eventually did. Soon after they were free, the Israeli began to fight amongst themselves and at one point decided to ditch the man who was chosen to lead them and return to Pharoah. Eventually, they did reach the "promised land" where they got their promised " milk and honey". Soon after they started to fight amongst themselves again and to make the story short they eventually ended in captivity again in Babylon, under the hand of Nebuchdnezzar. They went from hard times into harder times. From being a people to being scattered amongst many other nations without an identity.This is a lesson for us as a people. We cannot afford to go from where we are to something worst. Choosing the next cadre of people to lead us is a "hallmark of pure anxiety" to me. I have to choose between our current and former Legislators and some new names that are being floated around. Most have been tried and found wanting and are still promising us deliverance from Pharoah. That is pure anxiety!
  • Marlon is a good man.. (29/12/2022, 10:51) Like (0) Dislike (11) Reply
    One thing I hold against him is that he should have never join or agree to a unity set up without being deputy. Share the power, not one Party having the two most powerful position..Or let Britain take over...He need to stand up bro. You cant always fold under pressure..I doubt there will be an election but if there is one I predict the turn out will be very low some where in the 30%...The people have a serious trust issue...
    • To Marlon is a good man (29/12/2022, 12:14) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      I have to respectfully disagree. Your post is a slave mentality mindset. The trust issue is one across the board even with the Governor. We are no worse than anyone one else or any other country. Stop letting them make you believe otherwise.
  • hog city (29/12/2022, 12:08) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Smurf is not taken seriously ????
    • @hog city (29/12/2022, 15:04) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      The people know something isn’t right. He cannot be trusted. Besides look at his district. Dancia would be better.
  • Finger pointing (29/12/2022, 13:57) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The difference between Fahie and this dude is that Fahie got arrested. The west is actually safer.
  • Me (29/12/2022, 14:03) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    To be honest when ever this boi opens his mouth all I'.m hearing is a child giving scipt

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