I remember hearing the VIP recite their motto as
"Forward ever backward never." If where we are is going forward then as Shakespeare wrote:
"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark" This statement was spoken by Marcellus when he and Horatio debated whether or not to follow Hamlet and the Ghost into the dark night.
With Statutory Instrument 2022 No. 627
Caribbean and North Atlantic Territories
The Virgin Islands Constituyion(Interim Amendment) Order 2022
[VIC(IA)O2022] on the table, are B. V. Islanders heading into the"darkness of slavery?"
I am trying to interpret the significance of VIC(IA)O2022 after the announcement that was made a few days ago. Edmund Burke did not find a method of drawing up an indictment against a people. The designers/authors of VIC(IA)O2022 seemed to have designed a new "slave whip" which would keep B. V. Islanders in line if they failed to march to the beat of CoI Recommendations drum. Back to the days when I could sing an English, Scottish or Irish folk song in school, but a Caribbean folksong was tabooed. Back to the days when anything good had to come from "above Round Rock." See and listen. This is time to pull out your "patriotic stops and begin playing harmonized music." Talk about patiotism on Monday. Have a reflective weekend.
- Dr. Charles H. Wheatley