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'We should have chased the CoI out of here'- Hon Julian Fraser RA

The Commission of Inquiry in the Virgin Islands was led by a lone Commissioner Sir Gary R. Hickinbottom (right), who was handpicked by controversial former VI Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert, left. The CoI was criticised as a witch hunt and with an objective to harm the Virgin Islands' constitutional and democratic advancements. Photo: VINO/File
Third District Representative and Opposition Member Hon Julian Fraser, RA believes the United Kingdom (UK) sponsored Commission of Inquiry should have been rejected by the Virgin Islands because it was not being done in the best interest of the territory. Photo: YouTube
Third District Representative and Opposition Member Hon Julian Fraser, RA believes the United Kingdom (UK) sponsored Commission of Inquiry should have been rejected by the Virgin Islands because it was not being done in the best interest of the territory. Photo: YouTube
The main recommendation of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) was to recolonise the Territory by suspending its constitution and placing the unelected governor John J. Rankin, CMG in charge. Photo: Facebook/File
The main recommendation of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) was to recolonise the Territory by suspending its constitution and placing the unelected governor John J. Rankin, CMG in charge. Photo: Facebook/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Veteran Legislator Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) came out swinging at the Special Sitting on Friday, October 13, 2023, in the Fifth House of Assembly (HoA) where a resolution was brought to name 10 national heroes and 'sheroes'.

Hon Fraser praised many of the national heroes, including former Chief Minister H. Lavity Stoutt for his contributions to education especially in 1968 when he made it possible for more Virgin Islanders to attend “comprehensive high school”.

The Third District Representative also noted the contributions of heroine Pereen Georges. Her testimony helped send slave master Arthur Hodge to the gallows for killing a slave because he took up a mango that had dropped off a tree on the plantation. Hon Fraser noted, “that Ms Georges put her life and that of her family life on the line to stand up against racial oppression”.

CoI bad news; Should have been chased out-  Hon Fraser

He reminded the public that a slave was killed for “picking up a mango off the ground...he was probably competing with a pig for the mango.” Hon Fraser described slave owner Author Hodge as “inhumane” and “barbaric” for his actions.

The 'father of the HoA' told the public that former United Kingdom (UK) Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert brought in the Commission of Inquiry (Col), where many legislators including a former Chief Minister and Premier were called in to testify, to “humiliate all of us”. However, he opined that our people were outside cheering “Yes get them”.

Hon Fraser said, “The CoI should have been chased out of this place. What do they see us as? A bunch of corrupt individuals who, by the way, were elected by you the people. We did not come here because we were better looking than anyone else on the streets. We came here because we presented you with a programme and a plan that you thought was better than others and we got elected. We continue to serve to the best of our ability as honest individuals and we have families too," Hon Fraser stated.

CoI recommends recolonisation of VI; Brings hardship

The CoI's main recommendation was to recolonise the Territory by suspending its constitution and placing the unelected governor John J. Rankin, CMG in charge. Following the CoI report, many residents are now feeling the pain of many of the recommendations. The country has come to a halt and is now spending millions and millions of taxpayers' funds to implement what was demanded by the CoI Report. 

Opposition Leader Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) told the public at the same special sitting that the “CoI recommendations are retarding the progress of the Virgin Islands”.

Hon Skelton cited an example where in a state of national emergency no work can be done to clear up the place or help residents unless it goes out to “competitive bidding”. Many poor people and single mothers, along with the elderly, who used to receive assistance from elected officials no longer can get the support but instead must go to the Social Development Department where help has been reduced and is bureaucratic.

The 10 national heroes and 'sheroes' are Mr Shelly Martin, Ms Perreen Georges, Mr Augustus McCleverty, Mr Obadiah Dawson, Mr Henry Garnet, Mr Theodolph Faulkner, Mr Isaac Glanville Fonseca, Mr Carlton de Castro, Mr H. Lavity Stoutt, and Mr Noel  Lloyd.

74 Responses to “'We should have chased the CoI out of here'- Hon Julian Fraser RA”

  • Anonymous (19/10/2023, 11:11) Like (31) Dislike (95) Reply
    Love him or hate him Frazer is the man of the hour
    • @Anonymous (19/10/2023, 11:16) Like (79) Dislike (8) Reply
      .... unfortunately that hour took place in 1974.
      • Strups (19/10/2023, 15:07) Like (50) Dislike (6) Reply
        Was Andrew that asked for the COI. Don't forget. You said nothing to stop it then.
        • soo (19/10/2023, 17:27) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
        • @strups (19/10/2023, 21:11) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
          Now you know you are lying on Andrew. This COI was not asked for by him and the facts are there to prove such so stop posting lies on the man.
        • To: Strups (20/10/2023, 09:54) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
          Andrew did not call for the COI. But even if he did that does not give the Governor the authority to proceed in a high handed non transparent manner like he did. In the US the laws hold the President accountable. However in fhe BVI and all OTs the Governor is above the law and in charge of the police. The laws must be for everyone. No one should be above the law. Whenever something dominants anything then that is oppression. Oppression is the foundation for instilling fear and domination. This is what the Governor and UK are doing especially through their UK Commissioner of Police and it is wrong. The COI conveniently omitted any wrong doing or neglect of the Governor and their responsibilities over the past 40yrs. This alone shows the COI was bias. Afterall the Governor would not look into himself seeing he wrote the terns of reference for the COI and also hand picked the Commissioner to do it. Where is the transparency? The Governor should be made accountable to the law and to the people. To suggest otherwise is to support lawlessness and oppression. This entire process needs legal review as it is corrupt to the core.
    • Vino. (19/10/2023, 19:06) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply
      This what they like. They enjoy when the Gov and Britain get bashed. They pushed the bashing blogs and sanction the blogs that support the Gov and Britain. The people ain fools. Britain messed up. They had more than enough evidence of wrong doing to punish them who now talking..
      • @Vino (19/10/2023, 21:06) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
        Oh please...the other tabloid site that broke down a few weeks ago does do the opposite so what is the big deal. They mostly post negative blogs against all things, people and leaders of the BVI. At least VINO post both.
    • Rubber Duck (21/10/2023, 10:31) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Can we honour the BVI’s best clowns too?

      You know who is head of the list.
  • Sad (19/10/2023, 11:14) Like (19) Dislike (61) Reply
    could you believe there are people in the bvi who thinks we should be taken over by the slave master?
  • I plan this corn difnt my peopke before me slave for this country (19/10/2023, 11:19) Like (28) Dislike (38) Reply
    I agree with this statement fraser chase those crazy ball heads out of town
  • The Commissioner (19/10/2023, 11:21) Like (68) Dislike (4) Reply
    Respectfully it is Hon Fraser that should be chased out of the 3rd district as he has achieved percious little for his constituents.
    • @the commissioner (19/10/2023, 12:48) Like (5) Dislike (34) Reply
      Stop your crap you can never beat Frazer in district 3 so jump high jump low and after him we putting the other Julian bam
    • But (20/10/2023, 21:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      His family and friends done well out of it so keep him close by the cookie jar for there sakes
    • Aunty Susan (21/10/2023, 10:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      But plenty for himself and his brothers.
  • resident (19/10/2023, 11:22) Like (72) Dislike (13) Reply
    ya chase them out so aya can keep stealing the peoples money, fraser need to go home because he sounds like he has gone senile
  • Lb (19/10/2023, 11:26) Like (25) Dislike (23) Reply
    Yes chase them ball heads out of town
    • @Lb (19/10/2023, 16:31) Like (11) Dislike (9) Reply
      What is alarming is the UK wants to put in place everything known and unknown to man to hold our elected officials, public officers and the people of the BVI accountable and hold the suspension of our constitution over our heads if what they want implemented is not done and done in the time they want it done in. But there is nothing in place to hold the UK accountable. There is no legal recourse for BVI from this high handed actions. This is dangerous because this gives them unlimited power and absolute power corrupts absolutely. We need to unite and fight this injustice before it is too late.
      • resident (20/10/2023, 06:52) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        There is judicial review by the courts, but no judicial review of anything has been sought, so there is a mechanism to check what the UK does.
  • monkey (19/10/2023, 11:26) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    But didn't we all try.......and where did that get us.
  • Karnage (19/10/2023, 11:37) Like (33) Dislike (9) Reply
    The COI came about because some of you coons love running to Massa and telling in the hopes of being rewarded. No different from back in the 1800's
  • Margret Thatcher (19/10/2023, 11:40) Like (28) Dislike (4) Reply
    We did it to ourselves.
    • @ Margret thatcher (19/10/2023, 16:34) Like (11) Dislike (5) Reply
      No it's all a lie we are not as bad as the UK say we are we need to here from cox the UK lawyer we paid for
  • lol (19/10/2023, 11:45) Like (31) Dislike (6) Reply
    Why did D3 vote this guy back in?
  • Short Memory (19/10/2023, 11:47) Like (39) Dislike (5) Reply
    The Hon gentlemen seems to easily forget he was part of the Government that was suspected of wrong doin! Not saying they were corrupt but their past practices brought the COI on themselves- nobody else but themselves!
    • time for action (19/10/2023, 16:23) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
      Your post is totally off base and non factual. I keep saying I agree improvements need to be made in BVI but we are no worse than anywhere else. The Governor & his UK bosses have no good intentions for us as they see us as inferior and they superior. They needed a legal vehicle to engage their colonial plans so they:
      1) Initiated a non transparent, racially bias, predetermined, and non-independent COI. This gives them a "so-called" transparent independent report to work from when in fact it is their doing and it is not independent. They called the COI. They high handedly hire a specific person to get a specific outcome with no transparent hiring or selection process. They wrote the terms of reference. They used their staff to assist the COI Commissioner. They influenced the report. It was all them but they take us for fools. This was and still is a set up.

      2) They knew before hand what the recommendations were so they ran to implement an order in council to suspend the constitution if all their preauthored 48 recommendations are not implemented within their ridiculous and unreasonable deadlines. Knowing full well it cannot be achieved and most of the 48 recommendations are not in the best interest of the people and economy of the BVI. Knowing full well the BVI people will object to some of them including this high handed police act. In addition since when a judge has the experience of running a country to write 48 recommendations which are non negotiable to run a country and dictate they must be accepted wholesale. This is a clear set up.

      These actions need to be fought in the courts. They are behaving as if the only rights the people of the BVI have is what they allow.

      BVI it is time for action as they do not intend to stop.
      • Seriously? (19/10/2023, 17:05) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
        @time for action, you seem to be completely out of touch with reality and making stuff up as you go along. Where on earth is your real evidence of all this? The Uk have a responsibility for their overseas territory and part of that surely is make sure local government is acting responsibly! You still seem to forget the Uk owns us here until such time as we decide to go our own way.
        • @Seriously? (19/10/2023, 21:09) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
          So you have condemned yourself and the UK because if they have the responsibility you are saying why the COI did not highlight how they have neglected their responsibilities for the past 40yrs especially with developing the public service. No one or entity should have unlimited power over another entity. The law should allow both to hold each other accountable. What you describe is modern day slavery.
  • Senior native citizen of the British Virgin Islands (19/10/2023, 11:47) Like (46) Dislike (12) Reply
    Hon. Julian Frazier, are you sure that you done need a brain checkup? After all that the CoI has done, reference: exposure of B.V.I crooked political leaders, and others, how come you are unable to see the good of the CoI works?
    Isn't it a true statement that "If the blind lead the blind, all will fall in the ditch."
    Hon. Julian Frazier, I hold nothing personal against you. In my opinion, what you said about the CoI is either hate speach or you need prayers, and mental checkup free of financial cost.

    Love truly,

    Senior Native citizen of the British Virgin Islands.
    • Just asking Senior Nativve (19/10/2023, 14:53) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
      What crooked political leader? more like baseless accusations . If it were reversed and the COI was pointed at England , porportionally there is way more corruption in England and on a much grander scale. Who will oversee them? Are there no competent people her in the BVI for oversight? Why are the English preceived as more competant and honest?
      • I said it... (19/10/2023, 16:26) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
        You are on point. Now I really understand what Andrew Fahie was fighting against for the people of the BVI. Now I understand why it had to be done in a way where it made their hands look clean.
  • down2earth (19/10/2023, 11:57) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
    "What do they see us as? A bunch of corrupt individuals..." Now, prove to them that 'us' are not!!!

    A native Virgin Islander to the Nth generation
    • @ down2earth (19/10/2023, 15:29) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
      But you give the corrupt governor and police commissioner a pass you under Toms
  • WHAT!!! (19/10/2023, 12:41) Like (29) Dislike (9) Reply
    Yes drive the COI out of here so all you politicians can continue in your thieving ways.
    • TO WHAT!!! (19/10/2023, 16:33) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
      What proof you have or assurance that Governors and UK Officials are not thieves and worse than what you are wrongfully accusing the politicians of.
  • jack in the box (19/10/2023, 12:50) Like (9) Dislike (15) Reply
    Frazer do not mind the UK bloggers none of the haters are local we the people believe what you said
  • Josiahsbay (19/10/2023, 13:06) Like (8) Dislike (9) Reply
    The COI is not a law we don't have to follow or implement them or we can do it under our own time frame. We think, and react as a colonized OT. If we behave like a self-determining entity we would make better decisions.
  • Mr. Gage (19/10/2023, 13:32) Like (15) Dislike (5) Reply
    Pure nonsense! Wasn't it the people pushing for the coi and informing Gus because of all the corruption that was going on in Government people getting paid hundreds of thousands for frivolous consultancy work, senior Government officials in the drug game, etc. Why do you think the people were outside chanting get them like you stated?
  • mad max (19/10/2023, 13:36) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply

    He's sounding very bold now, don't remember him being so at the time.

  • SCB Gal (19/10/2023, 13:56) Like (6) Dislike (9) Reply
    Some of you are so focus on bashing Fraser that you cant see the very thing he is saying can help us. FRASER UNTIL 3rd DISTRICT sensible people say No. Smoke and choke on that. We control how we vote and its not done based on your opinions , its done by what we have seen in this man and his capability. Go sit down for God sake and keep of our hero.
  • Really? (19/10/2023, 14:12) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sheroes?.....Amen and ...Awomen! LOL
  • ALL THESE (19/10/2023, 14:48) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    Weirdos coming out the woodworks / and
    both have left out the DUDE who snitched on his own people and begged for the same COI •¿• ( SELECTIVE AMNESIA ❓️ for sure these ZEROES won't be on the list of the REAL heroes of the BVI / these two jokers sing the same song like the canary on this site with the WIG ( oh its the UK fault ? OR it's the COLONIALISTS fault ( you hypocrites need to look in the mirror
  • Sorry folks (19/10/2023, 14:56) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    My gawd. How would anyone be proud of the UK's actions when they face worse curruption than most countries? My faith in the bvi dwindles by the minute after reaching some of the foolishness against Julian Fraser. because of the one sided coi the report shows the incompetence. After the UK history of slavery and oppression I despise their idiocy to come to judge the bvi
  • rubbish (19/10/2023, 15:22) Like (12) Dislike (14) Reply
    What a bunch of clowns some of you people are so brain washed that you hate yourself!!!! Fraser is strong and correct we must continue to reject white supremacists and the oppressors
  • Guest (19/10/2023, 16:39) Like (44) Dislike (2) Reply
    A lot of chat after the fight done.
  • Manjack (19/10/2023, 17:09) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    The unilateral power the UK has over what happens in VI [British]occurred since the 17th Century with the conquest and colonization of the VI, along with the 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas, the 1529 Treaty of Zaragosa, the 1884 Berlin Conference ( Scramble for Africa ). The colonial powers have an unwritten agreement among themselves that they are not going to interfere with what and how another colonial power treats its colony(s). This makes the UN a paper tiger. It suggests action but members concur if it wants and disregard its recommendations with no consequences. For example the UK withdrew from the C-24 UN resolution in 1980s. The C-24 resolution required ‘Administering Powers’ to report to the UN on the progress for Non-self Governing Territories under their purview towards a full measure of self-governance. The UK withdrew from the reporting requirements since the 1980s, thumbing its nose at the UN. Did the UK withdraw because all is well with the OTs and their current status with the UK, so, there is nothing to report? The UK has the unilateral power to do as it likes how, what when, where, etc it wants with its OTs. This action is made easier by the disunity, lack of national pride, crab-in-bucket mentality, altruistic behavior towards Mount Olympus, some bad governance behaviors, etc among Virgin Islanders. German philosopher George Hegel notes that he who values liberty over life is the slave master; and he who values life over liberty is the slave. Virgin Islanders are exhibiting sambo-like behavior, slurking down large volumes of the divide and conquer kool aid and is suffering with a severe affliction of the Stockholm syndrome. Some of our people bring cum carry to Mount Olympus for a supposed meritorious manumission; this was a method employed during slavery and continues. Power and control follows the numbers. The disunity, divide and scattering, demonstrated by Virgin Islanders embolden the UK to treat us the way they are. What happened to the signature Virgin Islander rugged individualism. Our current behavior is not reflecting the spirit, courage, sacrifice, etc of the 10 national heroes.

    Moreover, former Governor Augustus Jaspert handpicked a sole commissioner Sir Gary Hickinbottom to conduct a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) under the dated 1880 commission of inquiry act. It appears as if the CoI was conducted in a bias manner. It seems to focus heavily on functions under the local government; whereas, functions under the purview of the UK-appointed Governor and fellow Briton was deliberately overlooked, ie, civil service, judiciary, Royal Virgin Islands Police Force( RVIPF). These functions are not modeled agencies; they had and have problems. CoI completed, it had 48 findings with the #1 finding being suspending the VI constitution and replacing with UK direct rule. The constitution was suspended by an order in council and is being held in reserved, hanging over the head of the VI and its people as the Sword of Damocles. The recommendation of a lone, handpicked commissioner should not be the single determinant in suspending the constitution of a country of approximately 35,000 people who had no say in the action which adversely impacts their lives and livelihoods. But white is right and might. Further, the local government is being forced to implement the CoI in a short time frame (24 months) without the proper planning, analysis, consequences , House of Assembly (HOA) review , etc. This rush for implementing the CoI recommendations was driven, for the recommendations of a single, handpicked commissioner whose findings were probably determined before even touching down at TBLIA. The colonialists are operating under the racial superiority, exclusionary, extractive, violent, rapist,,exploitative, unearned special privilege and entitlements, abusive, dehumanization, etc colonialism institution.

    Despite the controversial nature of the CoI, it has some findings that the territory should embrace , capitalized and learn from to improve governance effectiveness, transparency, etc.
    • @Manjack (20/10/2023, 06:38) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
      • @@Manjack (20/10/2023, 07:15) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        @@Manjack, discussing anything with an idiot means there are now 2 idiots, so keep on yaaaaaaawning.
    • Political Observer (PO) (20/10/2023, 09:38) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      To Manjack, got your point with the connection of historical events of the past to present day situation with colonialism. In the past, Colonialism was a brutal, violent, extractive institution; it didn’t change or away. Nonetheless , currently it is resurging in the BVI and in other locales in the UK’s OTs in the Caribbean, a few of the remaining remnants of the once rich and powerful British Empire. However, it is resurging in a more subtle and is occurring in a bloodless manner. It is quietly and subtly tapping into the complacency, disunity, lack of sense of purpose and urgency, altruism, naivety, lost of signature rugged individualism, buy into the divide, rule, and scattering conditioning, some bad governing behaviors, slumbering, etc of Virgin Islanders.

      Moreover, Nero Supposedly fiddle while Rome burn. Similarly, Virgin Islanders are sitting idle and slumbering while the colonialists are quietly grabbing control of their homeland, the same homeland from which they bolted from in the 1800s, casting it supposedly as only useful as a bird sanctuary. And the rugged individualism l, sacrifice, and hardwork, etc of Virgin Islanders with little help from the UK built what was a poverty stricken little sleepy hollow,and the poor house of the West Indies into today having one of the highest standards of living, quality of life, human development index, per capita income, etc in the region, though one of the smallest in the region. All roads now lead, including roads from the UK, into the Virgin Islands. The rejected stone is now the head stone. The Glorious Revolution or Bloodless Revolution of 1688 in England changed England by lessening the absolutist powers of the monarchy and increasing the power of Parliament. Virgin Islanders better awaken from their slumber and protect what they built etc. They must exert their self-determination rights, rights enjoyed by other people. Self-determination rights don’t come easily; they must be demanded, peacefully of course.
      • Bush Professor (20/10/2023, 14:59) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        The information provided by many bloggers are informative and instructive. IMO VINO is serving as an invaluable public policy source. Many of the bloggers didn’t just criticize the unilateral action of the UK but also provided theories of case for the actions, connecting the past actions and adverse impacts of colonialism to the present governing environment. Some of the importance of unity, group effort, etc in charting the way forward, for the full populace engagement is vital and needed to plotting the way forward. The people who are going to live with the decision(s) should share and play a critical part in formulating the decision(s). This was lacking in the forced implementation of many of the CoI recommendations which were recommended by a sole, handpicked Commissioner, Sir Gary Hickinbottom. It is a common belief among many in the BVI that the recommendations were pre-determined, especially the suspension of the competition.


        Graduate of Manda School
      • Quiet Warrior (21/10/2023, 03:57) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        It is about rage, white grievance. They started a lie about Black subhuman, inferior species, mental acuity, etc. Now that that lie was disproven, they are going all out to try to maintain the lie by keeping down Black ascendancy.
    • Quiet Rebel (20/10/2023, 11:41) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Manjack, colonialism was openly exploitive, atrocities driven, violent, abusive, corrosive, cancerous, etc and it took a brief respite to reengineer its plan of action. And it is back with a vengeance, quietly and subtly operating but deadly. It is still racist, exploitive, abusive , etc. We better get vigilante together as a group, unite and stay woke.
    • RealPol (20/10/2023, 19:34) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      The way the OTs are treated by the UK are similar to the US Insular cases, a series of decisions handed down in 1901 by the US Supreme Court on the territories acquired from Spain in the 1898 Spanish-American War relative to rights and privileges. The territories are owned by the US but they are not part of the US and not entitled to some rights and benefits enjoyed by other Americans in the 50 states. Moreover, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Richard Taney asserts that
      Blacks have no rights that whites should respect. Incidentally, the Insular cases have not been rescinded by the Supreme Court.

      The UK acquired its territories through conquest and colonization but UK treatment of minority residents, especially Black residents, resemble the same treatment dictated/condoned by the US Insular cases. The UK owned its colonies/ territories but they were/are not part of the UK. The UK had the largest, richest and powerful empire, the British Empire, in history, controlling 25% of the globe. Nevertheless, not a square inch of that Empire was integrated into the UK. Was that a coincidence or a deliberate decision? The remaining remnants of the Empire , the Overseas Territories, are not treated as equal partners but rather in a dependent MASTER-slave relationship. One aspect of colonialism was racial superiority. That attitude and behavior persists in the relationship between the UK and its OTs. The UK is the Administering Power appointed by the UN to shephard the BVI towards a full measure of self-governance. For the example , its constitutional agreements with the OTs are dependency-modelled based. The UK wants to still hold on to power and control through unilateral power, ie, reserve powers, assent power, power to unilaterally reverse devolve powers, ie, suspending the constitution. The VI constitution was suspended by an order in council but held in reserve , based on the recommendation of a lone, handpicked, fellow Briton Sir Gary Hickinbottom thru a Commission of Inquiry ( CoI) which in the view of many findings were pre-determined. It seems the UK believes that the people in the BVI have no rights, self-determination pursuits, etc it should respect.
      • @ RealPol (21/10/2023, 12:18) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        @RealPol, a worthy and strong read.This read provide the context for actions being employed by the UK. Stay woke. The ascendancy of Blacks is causing whites to behave with quiet rage, grievance, etc. This commentary has spawned some informative blogs. For example, I was not familiar with the Insular Cases and had to google it. Googling it, enlightened me and provided insight on the attitude and behavior of colonialists. The attitude and behaviour of colonialists are universal, reading from the same script. The script includes dividing up the residents into battling groups, supporting and choosing a dominant group who are obligated to it for its support and power. It is a host-parasite situation; the parasite dies without the support of the host..This is the same way that political dependency model works. Moreover, falling prey to the divide, rule, and scattering play book, makes a group weaker , more vulnerable, powerless , etc.
  • Ammendments (19/10/2023, 18:18) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    The COI needs amending. Notice it was not one of the COI recommendations because it is written in the UK best interest as they were the original authors during the slavery era. BVI keep your eyes open.
    • Exposed. (19/10/2023, 19:02) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
      You act honest. You talk honest. You look honest but the COI present evidence to you are the opposite. So you have wings now. In spite of all the evidence of corruption and dishonesty the Gov and Britain drop the ball. They did nothing..Now you have the media backing you pushing your narrative.. Long rope for greedy goat.. It ain over yet..
  • Yes to UK (19/10/2023, 18:27) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    @@Lb In case you have been asleep all these years and you missed this, the BVI is owned by the UK the Uk haven’t done anything out of the way to the BVI the BVI people are the ones who done wrong to the BVI people so all of you who is talking BS get a life and look at what got us where we are today. If the UK wanted to take us over they would have done so and there isn’t anything anyone could have done about it. Point your fingers where it should be pointed. Some of you who feed off the government can’t help yourselves from talking BS.
    • @Yes to UK (19/10/2023, 21:18) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
      You make the dog sick with your lies and hatred for the people and leaders of BVI. You see that word you use "own"...well that's the issue right there. Slavery days are over. No one owns us but God. If the spot light is placed on the Governor and his high handed UK colleagues you would be shocked to know what shows up. They trying to make people believe like they are spotless and know it all when they can't get their backyard in the UK cleaned up. BVI has done well over the years without their help and we should be proud. We have areas to improve upon but we have accomplished more good than bad although they are trying to portray the BVI as otherwise.
  • NB (19/10/2023, 18:28) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    The man Fraysah going loco mehson. Why just why ayo vote fuh this man.
  • Rubber Duck (19/10/2023, 18:39) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    What we need for the bvi to move forward is our independence; short of that they will always come with their one sided agenda eg the coi
  • Interested (19/10/2023, 19:31) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    It seems that Fraser had to go to Ghana in order to get some spunk. Not defending the COI but we seem to have short memories. Fraser is bitter because they exposed his corrupt handling of the SCB Barbour project. For him it is personal not so much about the people
    There, zi said it and I am from D3
  • NE Timeas (19/10/2023, 20:55) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    @Manjack, often we take a cursory view on the divide between the colonialists with power, the unilateral power, and the local government in the colonies , which despite the claim of having self-governance, have no true independent power. Any devolved powers can be easily reversed, ie, suspending the constitution. The constitutional arrangements between the UK and OTs are dependency-modeled constitutions. The OTs constitutions put them on short leach with the UK still having unilateral power and control. We need look and dig deeper into the past to connect to the present.

    Further,,you took deep dive into historical events which are connected to present day action, outlining the theory of case for current actions and events..Shakespeare says “ what is past, is prologue.” The past has a link to the present and future. We cannot look to the present in a vacuum. Nevertheless, often times we focus only on the present. The premise of colonialism is still active today. Its basic tenets are still being employed in the 21st Century by the colonialists. Some of those being governed are helping to fuel the spirit and intent.
  • assishness (19/10/2023, 22:12) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    So how exactly were you going to get them chased out?? Using what means?
  • BVI love (20/10/2023, 02:26) Like (1) Dislike (7) Reply
    I watched the col at the time only willock stood up for we the people Fraser is a little too late
  • @rubber duck (20/10/2023, 04:55) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Tell us how you envisage the running of the country should it become independent. For decades, we were left to our own devices. We had a GDP in excess of $ 1 billion a year. Now it’s less than half of that. The former Premier is under indictement for narco trafficking, which has only escalated in the last 20-30 years. Many elected politicians have taken full advantage of their position to enrich themselves. Meanwhile, our infrastructure is dreadful, our investment in education has been lacking, we burn our garbage in the open, electricity is expensive and unreliable, and many don’t even have water. So, please tell us Rubber Duck how you see these issues being tackled when the country becomes independent. Why is the past not prologue?
  • My peces of the pie (20/10/2023, 06:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    With all the injustices poured out on /at us from the COI , building up our frustration, which of you are going to bring the motion to amend that Junk they lawed in on us?
    Have we started to work on preparing ourselves with, 1, Better Health Programs /Better Educational Institutional Foundations / Updated Criminalty procedures/Defense and defensive strategies, as well as Security Linkage and comprehensiive ties to be connected with in such cases as posible in Disasters and Pandemics.
    Have we even tried to develop a sender of togetherness as yet amongst ourselves, to want to become a Nation, and if so, do we plan to acknowledge God's purpose, or to be continuously drifting always, without propper guidance.
    These are things we have to develop before we jump into handlling our selves and our own affairs..
    Then we will be able to raise our Righthands and positively show our PATRIOTISM.( other than that, make up uour minds to accept whatever comes)
  • loose (20/10/2023, 06:57) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    "Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery none but ourselves could free our minds". It is in the best interest of some people to use slavery to keep us in chains. My main concerns are crimes, the conditions of our roads, inflated food prices, increasing cost of housing, and Politicians who seem helpless to address any of these problems, etc. Slavery did not cause. The easiest thing to do then is of course to blame slavery..blame the UK blame the Government or the Opposition.
  • Yes (20/10/2023, 09:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    @@Yes to UK weather you like it or not the British Virgin Islands is OWNED BY THE UK GOT IT.
  • Yes? (20/10/2023, 10:11) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    @Josiahsbay you are so full of something stink.
  • ccc (20/10/2023, 18:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is there no way to get rid of Flip Flop. Talk about a useless politician want to be it was jaspert
  • Forbidden Truth (20/10/2023, 20:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hada, shudda,cudah nada. Shut to hell up.
  • I vote (22/10/2023, 22:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ning..great man
  • Free ourselves (23/10/2023, 16:35) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    No corruption- no COI. No Premier selling our islands for drugs money - no COI. No filling of boards with friends and family - no COI. No Governor - no action to stop all the greed. Remember Fraser nor no politician did or said anything to stop the greed and thieving…

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