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‘We are too addicted to money’ – Doug Wheatley

- suggests more attention should be paid to white collar crime
Host of the 3D Show Doug Wheatley has suggested that members of the Virgin Islands (VI) community are too addicted to money and also stated that more attention should be paid to white collar crime in the VI. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Host of the 3D Show Doug Wheatley has suggested that members of the Virgin Islands (VI) community are too addicted to money.

On the 3D Show aired on a local radio station on April 19, 2013 Wheatley said, “Because of our addiction to money, we suffer from vanity.”

He felt that persons in the community were always endeavouring to have the ‘latest’ of any item that is made. “If we were to use our money to help ourselves with our basic needs and to take that money and to help those who are not that well off… I think we would do a better job in our community.”

Wheatley said this would help to lift everyone in society, “everybody just wants to get as much as they can for themselves,” he added.

The host also suggested that more attention should be paid to white collar crime occurring within the Territory as was being done in the US Virgin Islands.

“In a lot of other Territories… you don’t see that same aggressive approach to those things,” he said.

Wheatley felt that somehow or the other, we have been bred on a particular system where we feel that we have to get as much money as we possibly can.

According to Wheatley, “a lot of what is going on in the white collar area, you’re not hearing anything about that… a lot of those people are getting away scot free.”

One caller on the programme felt a message needed to be sent to white collar criminals, not only in the VI but also the world at large.

13 Responses to “‘We are too addicted to money’ – Doug Wheatley”

  • ape (22/04/2013, 09:17) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is just so ridiculous! what else is there beside $$$$

  • janice (22/04/2013, 09:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Doug you hit the nail on the head!
  • ooooo (22/04/2013, 10:00) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    what about that money that was allegedly loaned to ndp cronys from our local government bank without the board's approval??....millions of dollars
    • Vance (22/04/2013, 10:13) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      What about it?" You seem to know all lol...
    • Wise Guy (22/04/2013, 11:09) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Somebody needs jailing for that
    • Millions (22/04/2013, 11:42) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yes, millions and millions and millions and more, millions and millions are going through the door! hushed and swept under the rug......but we know..........
    • unreal (22/04/2013, 12:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      And the loans were unsecured
  • jtv (22/04/2013, 12:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    If he had concentrate on the money he would have been better off today!!!!! From eating on the streets and catching rides
  • Say one say Two (22/04/2013, 13:54) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    What about the millions loaned to the VIP family who ran the bank? Has that been paid back. Stop the nonsense n the media
  • Space (24/04/2013, 02:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Agree (24/04/2013, 12:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I agree with these sentiments. Some people struggling to provide for their basic needs yet they have the latest this and that. Is best they had use that same money to provide for themself and family and help pay their rent. Have yo landlord waiting waiting but gone go by iphone...but God don't sleep.
  • high time (27/04/2013, 01:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is high time people stop living above the salary they earn. Misplaced priorities and values abound. The hurtful part about it is that the youngest of children have become so materialistic. Children live what they learn, so parents really need to raise their children better.

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