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VINO pulls ‘misinterpreted’ cartoon on VI’s social & political issues

- following valid concerns raised by some members of the public
Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) has pulled a cartoon depicting commentary on the current state of social issues in the Virgin Islands (VI), following some misunderstanding over how the imagery was interpreted by some members of the public. Photo: VINO/File
Rosemary Cindy Rosan-Jones has personalised the issues in the VINO cartoon and made it entirely about her, although that was not the intention of the imagery in question. Photo: Facebook
Rosemary Cindy Rosan-Jones has personalised the issues in the VINO cartoon and made it entirely about her, although that was not the intention of the imagery in question. Photo: Facebook
Having misinterpreted the VINO cartoon of November 3, 2021, Rosemary Cindy Rosan-Jones resorted to attack the Speaker of the House of Assembly Hon Julian Willock. Photo: Facebook
Having misinterpreted the VINO cartoon of November 3, 2021, Rosemary Cindy Rosan-Jones resorted to attack the Speaker of the House of Assembly Hon Julian Willock. Photo: Facebook
Political aspirant and former National Democratic Party (NDP) Vice-President Dr Michael A. Turnbull, the brother of Second District Representative and Member of the Opposition Hon Melvin M. Turnbull, also erroneously attributed the cartoon to a personal attack on Rosemary Cindy Rosan-Jones. Photo: Facebook.
Political aspirant and former National Democratic Party (NDP) Vice-President Dr Michael A. Turnbull, the brother of Second District Representative and Member of the Opposition Hon Melvin M. Turnbull, also erroneously attributed the cartoon to a personal attack on Rosemary Cindy Rosan-Jones. Photo: Facebook.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) has pulled a cartoon depicting commentary on the current state of social issues in the Virgin Islands (VI), following some misunderstanding over how the imagery was interpreted by some members of the public.

The Halloween themed cartoon published, today, November 3, 2021, has played on several burning issues in the territory including, the Commission of Inquiry, infidelity and domestic issues due to persons being out of work, mental health, and cost of living woes that continue to affect the territory and its citizens, while the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and rages on.

Objective of cartoon

The cartoon was meant to show that while the VI struggles with its different issues, the CoI seemed insensitive to the territory’s plight and continued with its work, which many persons have suspected have motives not in the best interest of the Virgin Islands.

The UK had put off an inquiry into its own management of the pandemic and spending of COVID-19 funds, citing the pandemic and that much-needed resources would have to be diverted to the CoI instead of focusing on the pandemic.

Although the civil servants and elected officials were put under immense pressure to gather documents and appear before the CoI during the height of the pandemic, the CoI insensitively continued its work, despite telling the public it was sensitive to the situation.

Members of the public had also called for the CoI to be put on hold.

Rosemary Cindy Rosan-Jones is also depicted in the cartoon to show that she is allegedly riding the waves of disgruntlement in the territory to achieve her personal agenda.

Rosan-Jones, who on Monday, November 1, 2021, organised a protest at the House of Assembly held at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duffs Bottom, has publicly expressed her hate for the Virgin Islands Party Government and has said she will do all in her power to get them out of power.

Misinterpretation

Nevertheless, Rosan-Jones has personalised the issues in the VINO cartoon and made it entirely about her, although that was not the intention of the imagery in question.

Rosan-Jones then resorted to attack the Speaker of the House of Assembly Hon Julian Willock, who has repeatedly said in the past he has no editorial control over VINO’s publications.

“Again, the levels of our leaders and what they are affiliated to, is in the sewer. Our Speaker of the House, holds shares in VINO, and this is what he allows to come out of something he’s vested in. We bestowed an Honourable title on this man. Shame on Andrew Fahie and the VIP Administration. It is time to restore respect and pride to our highest office/house. The Speaker must be FIRED and the VIP removed from our HOA. They are a DISGRACE and a THREAT to all we hold dear,” Rosan-Jones said on her Facebook page today, November 3, 2021.

Cindy calls for respect & pride!

Ironically, even as Rosan-Jones has called for respect and pride in HoA, she has been in the habit of disrespecting and smearing the names of elected representatives on social media, calling the Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) corrupt and the Deputy Premier and Education Minister Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) as power-hungry, a disgrace and a disappointment.

She had even written on social media that she despised Dr Wheatley, a comment that drew a condemning response from respected commentator Dickson C. Igwe.

Additionally, Rosan-Jones has publicly disrespected local hero and businesswoman Patsy C. Lake, stating that Lake played no meaningful part in the Positive Action Movement (PAM) that successfully fought against the controversial Bates-Hill Agreement that would have seen Wickham’s Cay and lands in Anegada put into foreign hands and locals shut out.

Over the years, Rosan-Jones has been at the forefront of social conversations on issues and VINO has continually given the talk-show host a platform to amplify a majority of these concerns.

Another individual, who has a history of attacking VINO, Dr Michael A. Turnbull, the brother of Second District Representative and Member of the Opposition Hon Melvin M. Turnbull, also erroneously attributed the cartoon to a personal attack on Rosan-Jones.

Meanwhile, the former NDP member, Dr Turnbull, who has political aspirations and previously called for a boycott of VINO, made a similar call in his Facebook post today.

VINO pulls cartoon

Despite the clear misinterpretation of the cartoon, VINO has; however, made a decision to pull the cartoon on acknowledging that it indeed can be easily misinterpreted.

VINO has in the past held its grounds with controversial cartoons but said it has no intention of appearing to be attacking anyone personally for sharing their views or discouraging them from doing so in a democratic society and has decided to go the extra mile of taking down the cartoon.

30 Responses to “VINO pulls ‘misinterpreted’ cartoon on VI’s social & political issues”

  • resident (03/11/2021, 15:12) Like (70) Dislike (4) Reply
    not a good look vino, do better
    • WOW (03/11/2021, 18:03) Like (6) Dislike (10) Reply
      Quote...‘The Halloween themed cartoon published, today, November 3, 2021, has played on several burning issues in the territory including, the Commission of Inquiry, infidelity and domestic issues due to persons being out of work, mental health, and cost of living woes that continue to affect the territory and its citizens, while the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and rages on.’

      It seems to bring to light all the issues and concerns in Cindy’s life that has been published in the media, online social networks, and spoken of on blogs.
      All of which are ‘burning issues in the territory’ at present.
  • vino fan (03/11/2021, 15:26) Like (5) Dislike (60) Reply
    VINO you showed you the bigger person today. Ya nearly lost me today but we good now. Respect
  • wow (03/11/2021, 15:28) Like (14) Dislike (49) Reply
    I hear yu VIno and i agree with u decision but dem who like put ppl on blast must also be able to face the hear. suddn;y um crying victim. they playing some dangerous games
  • watching (03/11/2021, 15:34) Like (15) Dislike (35) Reply
    while I agree they Vi has issues and we need to demand change, I am skeptical of being used by this jones girl. It is obvious she is going overboard with this and stevie wonder can see this is personal. I will not be a part of that. BVi we better than this
  • YOU (03/11/2021, 15:37) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    YOY ARE TRYING EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN
  • one eye (03/11/2021, 15:42) Like (7) Dislike (58) Reply
    I stand with vino
  • rattie (03/11/2021, 15:49) Like (2) Dislike (33) Reply
    Vino you are better than them
  • THANK YOU VINO (03/11/2021, 16:24) Like (21) Dislike (7) Reply
    Thank you VINO FOR PULLING THE PLUG ON THE CARTOON. IT WAS IN POOR TASTE AND LEAD TO MORE PROBLEMS.
  • Thinker (03/11/2021, 16:51) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    THE WORD FOR TODAY IS " A S S U M P T I O N "
  • Rubber Duck (03/11/2021, 17:01) Like (12) Dislike (33) Reply
    It have some despicable charters on fb trying to kill vino and blame the esteemed speaker vino you all need to pull some of their files

    Set of evil hypocrites
  • wow (03/11/2021, 18:01) Like (6) Dislike (22) Reply
    Some people in the public too one sided. It’s all about who!! Those was C***y words. Those was her actions. Playing woman and crying like the b**ch that she is! Can’t stand that woman!!
    • @SMH (03/11/2021, 22:00) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      If you are female, you are one of biggest crying B….h on the Island. IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE. IF YOU ARE MALE, YOU ARE STRAIGHT UP P…Y. SO WHICH IS IT SMH, BIGGEST CRYING B…H ON THE ISLAND OR STRAIGHT UP P…Y. PICK YOUR POISON AND MARINATE.
    • lol (04/11/2021, 14:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      all that energy to type this right but ah bet your cant identify yourself i wont even let Cindy deal with this I will personally identify yourself if you have the balls...internet bully..puppet...
  • Madussa (03/11/2021, 18:17) Like (28) Dislike (5) Reply
    Cindy has brought forward some good issues. The mistake Cindy is making is saying she hate the people she named. This is very immature and threatening language. What she should say is she disagrees with their point of views. Stating she hate the people, makes it personal as though they did something to her personally and she wishes them no good will. Talking like that makes her sound unstable to hold any position in any office. Anyone can agree to disagree, but HATE goes deeper than just disagreeing. Something is not right with her.
    • ok (03/11/2021, 22:09) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
      I actually agree. I dont know her personally and respect her for standing up. She is bitter though. I hope it does not consume her. I genuinely would want the best for her. Keep standing up Cindy but deal with the hate and despise you have for the people lwho wronged you...don't let it consume you
  • Truth to power (03/11/2021, 20:53) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why have you chosen to illustrate this article with a photo of Ms Rosan Jones looking naked? If you have a point, make it. Accompanying that point with a photo like this just makes you look misogynistic, defensive and cheap. As did the cartoon. And that’s the conclusion we will draw.
  • @Madussa (03/11/2021, 21:48) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    There is always two sides of the story and then the truth. You and I don’t know if or what the persons may have done to her personally. I found out from a very reliable source that the ones she hate is the ones that sat together and plotted to end her employment. EVERY WALL HAVE EARS.
    • @ @madussa (04/11/2021, 09:06) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      Don't try playing the devil's advocate on this one, WRONG IS WRONG! Hate is a strong word no matter the offense. You can hate someone's actions, someone's reasoning, but not the 'person' and then to publicly make this statement 'Bad Move'! She was wrong plain and simple. It all shows that she is out of control and unstable in thoughts and actions. This is not the characteristic of good and stable minded leaders!
  • 911 (03/11/2021, 22:10) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    Cindy is bad news rto disrespectful now the old crazy thing playing the women card
  • Woman (03/11/2021, 22:50) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    THIS IS WHAT YOU CALLED THE POWER OF THE WOMAN , WOMAN RUN THINGS . WOMEN VOTES MATTER .
  • Outside shaking head (04/11/2021, 06:59) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    The new normal in the BVI IS IF YOU SPEAK OUT, you are labeled as being crazy. Crazy or not, that is not something that should be made fun of. All of you that is making fun of people and calling them crazy will pay a very serious price day.
  • @ ok (04/11/2021, 08:36) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    well ( NOEL LLYOD ) was called CRAZY too , after all he did for this ISLAND , by some of the same people so no surprise there , NONE of these HYPOCRITES in government even tried to HELP him in his personal situations to get on his FEET but all of a sudden they acting like they loved him
    • @ @ok (04/11/2021, 10:19) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      You all need to leave Mr. Lloyd out of your mess. Mr. Lloyd was dignified and carried himself worthy of respect from his community on his good days or bad.
  • truthfully (04/11/2021, 12:05) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    I don’t care what flax Charles say Cindy is crazy as a bat
  • @ @ @ OK (04/11/2021, 15:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I KNEW HIM AND READ ABOUT HIM / SO IT APPEARS YOU DID NOT READ MY COMMENT , SO PUT ON YOUR GLASSES AND TRY AGAIN, HE WAS A TEAL GENUINE HUMAN BEING , BUT YOU WON'T KNOW THAT EVEN IF IT WAS RIGHT IN FRONT YOUR MASK
    • @ @ @ @ OK (05/11/2021, 09:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      No one knows someone more than family. After having conversations with Mr. Lloyd, his leadership abilities was evident through his 'humble' and 'dignified' character. The two are very different!
  • vino fan (04/11/2021, 18:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    YEAH RITE , ARE YOU THE ONE HOLDING THE GLOVE FOR HIM


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